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Kalypso making HD remasters of Commandos 2 and Praetorians - coming January 24th

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    https://www.kalypsomedia.com/us/commandos-2-hd-remaster





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    Remaster is coming. They made use of AI upscale thing:

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    Character models don't look bad, but now that background looks out of place.



    https://www.kalypsomedia.com/us/praetorians-hd-remaster





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    Also another Pyro game:

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  2. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Doing HD remasters, when Microsoft is already doing HD remasters of HD remasters.
     
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    Yeah, no.
     
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    Commandos 2 is the best one by far. Don't know how they could fuck up Commandos 3 so badly as it was borderline unplayable and some of the levels which were all about twitch rote memory just to brute force past (Stalingrad sniper for one) were awful and took away the creative puzzle aspects and careful planning that made the Commandos series what it was. I don't really see the need for a remaster of this and Praetorians(which was a bit mediocre even at the time), but it's a way of doing a slight update on the cheap and getting out the games from their Pyro catalogue to new users. More power to them.

    Now if they could remaster and rework Commandos 3 so that not everything is a trial and error timed clusterfuck, it would be great!
     
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    Ignacio Pérez made too many stupid decisions that would bring about the fall of Pyro Studios, once one of my favorite game developers out there. Commandos: Strike Force, Planet 51, Commandos 3 Akshun and timer approach... what was the idiot thinking.

    I don't particularly care for HD remaster cash grabs anymore, but Praetorians was a hidden gem for its time that almost nobody was playing.
     
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  6. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    These remasters will be coming to all platforms:



    https://blog.kalypsomedia.com/en/e3-2019-legendary-pyro-studios-titles-remastered-for-2019/

     
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  7. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Wow, the 2 page discussion urgently needed a split.
     
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  8. Elephantman Unwanted

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    I replayed Commandos 2 some years ago. Its so laughably easy and braindead... -> trashbin.
     
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  9. DemonKing Arcane

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    I really liked C3 - C2 was just the same thing x 10 (not necessarily a bad thing of course - the art direction and settings were varied and great but the gameplay stayed the same throughout) whereas C3 actually mixed it up a bit with time limits, assaults, sniper wars, a mission set on a moving train etc. Not everything worked well and the graphics and controls were mysteriously downgraded from C2, but I enjoyed it for what it was.
     
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  10. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  11. Lacrymas Arcane

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    I have Commandos 2 installed on my PC right now and it doesn't look blurry like they make it out to be in that trailer. I'd feel it, blurry graphics make my eyes hurt.
     
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    Welp. There goes my hope of an easy map-making experience or an easy port of Destination: Berlin.

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  13. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Things from last month:



    Also from comments:

    Makes me think they're waiting for Mimimi.
     
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  14. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Memories are blurry, they say: https://blog.kalypsomedia.com/en/commandos-2-hd-remaster-walkthrough/

     
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  16. Atchodas Savant Edgy

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    So I was googling for "games like commandos" and found out about this, this is probably the best game related news for 2020!

    Commandos 1/2 was the shit !
     
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  17. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Desperados: Wanted Dead or Alive and Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun are like Commandos.
     
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  18. Atchodas Savant Edgy

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    Desperados was weak compared to Commandos even back in the day, also there was some Robin Hood themed game just like Commandos which was fine for one play trough but also felt weak tbh.

    Haven't tried Shadow tactics game since it was released in 2016 is it any good?
     
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  19. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    https://steamcommunity.com/app/1100410/discussions/0/1744512174759471857/#c1744512235610143394
    https://steamcommunity.com/app/1100420/discussions/0/1636410430555330490/#c1636410430555466986

    Not much point in buying the originals for ~50p then eh? No Mac/Linux support for Praetorians HD either :(
    I guess everyone who bought from GOG gets the shaft too.
    Could've snagged both for virtually nothing if they did a free upgrade - like Bioshock, Borderlands, Desperados, upcoming Saints Row 2, etc.
    I do hate having to buy the same thing over and over on different formats.
    Especially when I paid full whack for the retail discs years ago.
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  22. Atchodas Savant Edgy

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    Buying Commandos again is still better investment than buying some new game made in 2019.
     
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  23. Siveon Bot

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    It also financially doesn't make sense not to ask people to pay for it given the manpower. Most people who are interested after all are people who liked/probably own the original.
     
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  24. Atchodas Savant Edgy

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    Less than a month of waiting remaining, since there is like nothing to play at all I am seriously considering freezing myself, however there is no Snow to be found even tho its winter :negative:

     
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  25. Matador Erudite

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    Commandos 2 was a legit great game. Good memories playing it.
     
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