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Game News Horizon's Gate is a seafaring tactical RPG from the creator of Voidspire Tactics

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Horizon's Gate; Rad Codex

    Rad Codex's Voidspire Tactics was one of the underrated gems of 2015 - an exploration-focused SRPG that Codexers liked so much that they often demand that its thread be moved out of the JRPG forum. It was followed up in 2017 with Alvora Tactics, a more modest title focused on combat, while creator Eldiran worked on a full-scale successor. That game was revealed two weeks ago as Horizon's Gate (no Tactics this time), an open-world seafaring RPG set in the same world as Voidspire Tactics and featuring tactical combat both on land and at sea. Here's the trailer and description:



    Voyage into the wide world of Eral as an explorer, trader, or privateer. Unravel the secrets behind Dominio's betrayal - or sail off in search of your own adventure.
    • Engage in deep but straightforward tactical combat on land or at sea
    • Explore the world in your ship, then disembark to explore dungeons with your crew
    • Create your crew from 8 playable races, unlock 34 classes, learn & upgrade 150+ abilities, and equip your choice of 100+ passive abilities
    • Build a devastating combat fleet of Ice Reavers and Sea Serpents – or sail past trouble with a small but swift fleet
    • Serve under one of three factions, amass wealth as a trader, or become a reviled pirate
    • Abilities are good for more than just combat – freeze a river to cross it, or grow seeds into vines to scale mountains!
    • Unique fantasy setting – not one elf, orc or goblin in sight
    • Built using the same engine, mechanics, and setting as the highly-rated Voidspire Tactics and Alvora Tactics (however, knowledge of those games is NOT required for Horizon's Gate!)
    Horizon's Gate is available on Steam for $20 with a 10% launch discount until next week. Try it out and tell us how it is.
     
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  2. Murk Arcane

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    Pretty nice music too - slightly nostalgic in some ways, reminiscent of 'secret of mana'.

    I wish the graphics were less on the nose about being SNESy, but oh well; not enough to deter what might be a good game.
     
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  3. Biscotti Savant Patron

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    If his previous two releases are anything to go by I'm sure it will be great. Don't forget there's also an itch.io page here if you want to support the creator more directly.
     
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  4. Gaius maximus Arbiter

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    pixel shit.
     
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  5. Grauken Prussian automaton Patron

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    Looks a bit like a mix of pirates + jRPG/SRPG which is a great idea
     
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  6. Lady Error █▓▒░ ░▒▓█ Patron Literally Hitler

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    Deadfire meets RPG Maker?
     
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  7. Jinn Arcane

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    I think this statement is selling the game way too short (and I even enjoyed Deadfire). I'm pretty sure this is an engine Rad Codex created from scratch. There's a ton of environmental interactivity and the UI is excellent.

    People need to look past the pixel art and recognize there is great functionality and gameplay being presented in these games. Beyond that, I enjoy Eldiran's art and am regularly impressed by his improvements from game to game.
     
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  8. Pearass Literate

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    I've never heard of Voidspire Tactics, but this looks fun! It reminds me a lot of being 8 and playing Final Fantasy with my dad. The music and art style really bring me back. Getting ships and the sense of exploration... that's the type of thing that you just can't replicate. Beautiful moments in time.

    I miss those days a lot. It's like wanting to go home, but having no home to go back to.

    I'm going to try this game out, and see how it goes!
     
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  9. KeighnMcDeath Scholar

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    Pirates have me interested. I try to gather every game I can that has pirates. Hell, I played Uultima 2-5 just bombarding people, mobs, towns with ships because.... YARRRRR!!!
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    stupid gay turtle.
     
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  10. V_K Arcane

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    More like Deadfire meets DOS, but good.
     
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  11. lightbane Arcane

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    I'm eagerly awaiting the highly prestigious Codex review. It seems to be similar as the previous ones, for good and bad.
     
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  13. Tavernking Don't believe his lies Shitposter

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    Angry vegan claims Domino's gave him a plant-based pizza with REAL ham.
     
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  14. Jack Dandy Arcane

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    Go read my brilliant review, retards who say things in the style of the above
    https://rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=10436
    The dude's core SRPG battle system is tons of fun, and this game should be no different
     
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  16. Namutree Learned

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    Looks cool as hell.
     
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