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TBS Fantasy General 2 by Slitherine Games

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by Martyr, Apr 8, 2019.

  1. Martyr Prophet

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  2. Gondolin Arcane

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    Color me interested and apprehensive.
     
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  3. Martyr Prophet

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    publisher: Slitherine. this most likely means the game will cost 40+ shekels (on discount).
    developer: Owned By Gravity. never heard of them before. but of course it isn't SSI, that's pretty bad ... not sure if I should get my hopes up or not.
     
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  5. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    That's... unexpected.

    Slitherine is the first red flag for me though.
     
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  6. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Arcane

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    Claims to be Fantasy General.
    Screens don't have a single sky hunter or other flyer.

    Fucking necromancy is just plain wrong.
     
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    Phoenix Knights and Sky Hunter. Because reasons
     
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    My point was that they could have used music more in line with the original, while still being overly dramatic.
     
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    I know I'm being way too needy here, but what better game to actually go for nice, stylized 2D. But nope. Potato 3D it is.
     
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  12. Gondolin Arcane

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    Me no likey. Moving from "interested" to "probably pass".
     
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  13. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    oh for fuck's sake...

    yep, game does not exist for me anymore.
     
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  14. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Arcane

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    FFS.
    Mandatory heroes that must be baby sitted.
    :dead:
     
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  16. Martyr Prophet

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    tbh what little I've seen of Fantasy Wars (FG's "spiritual successor"), seems to be better than the screens Darth Roxor posted.
    but after all this might be the early stage of development, so atm I'll give it the benefit of the doubt.
     
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  17. rezaf Savant

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    Fantasy Wars' biggest weakness was its extremely puzzle-like approach to level design. Even PG is often criticized for this, but FW cranked it up to eleven.

    Other than that, I agree with Zboj, they should've gone with stylized 2D instead of 3D. Who if not Slitherine can do something like that?
    I mean, the 3D looks serviceable, but it's not the same. Why even go for Fantasy General 2 as a title in these circumstances?
    The built-in audience who will also appreciate the new art-direction is minimal, I'd presume. Just because nobody can sue for something generic as Fantasy General 2, not that whoever owns the rights to SSI's franchises now would bother.
     
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  18. Martyr Prophet

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    because the sequel to a beloved classic game will automatically sell more copies than a new, unknown game with a generic title.
     
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  19. flyingjohn Arcane

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    Let's see:

    -Original devs long gone
    -Shit new graphics
    -No gameplay shown
    -Random announcement years after the origial
    -Publisher known for overpricing games

    What could go wrong?
     
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  20. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    I did enjoy Fantasy Wars when I started playing it, but it's one of the very few games that forced me to quit because of graphics. The colours and bloom were literally raping my eyes
     
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    Are there any good recent examples of that? Can't expect some small studio to come up with their own visual style, and as this 3D puke seems to be the current standard for strategy games, naturally they copy it.
     
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    And given that in Panzer General & Friends regiments are typically depicted as single dudes/machines (trios at best), the comparison is more than apt.
     
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    Some other examples than Battle Brothers:
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  25. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Warbanners style, just a bit less Eastern European looking, would have been fine.
     
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