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KickStarter Phoenix Point - the next game from X-COM creator Julian Gollop - coming December

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by Infinitron, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. PanteraNera Erudite

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  2. thesheeep Arcane

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    I choose you, Mutog!
    Tail bash!
     
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  3. Grotesque ±¼ Patron

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    "We've got something big coming at E3. Here's just a little piece. We'll post the rest on the run-up to the reveal. Can you put them together? 1/16"


    this shit again?
     
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  4. samuraigaiden Educated

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    Chaos Reborn Credits

    Julian Gollop
    Director/Game Designer

    Dimitar Dimitrov
    Producer

    Sergey Georgiev
    Lead Programmer

    Borislav Bogdanov
    Lead Artist

    Stoiko Todorov
    Programmer

    Svetoslav Petrov
    Artist
     
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  5. PanteraNera Erudite

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    What?!
    4 more months of development, 2 1/2 months since BB4. Release September (probably not earlier than the 30th).
    Either they scrapped a lot of content/features, or another delay.

    Oh boy, curious how that turns out. Especially since I really liked BB3 and 4, while the later hasn't added as much as I hoped it would (or as one would assume with an September 2019 release in mind).

    Also:
    Just to put this into perspective, the game is still pre-alpha (before alpha) in a time frame of four months they want to get from there to beta than goldmaster?
    They never shown on any gameevents an more advanced build than the current Backer Builds they had and as it seems the same will happen with E3 as well.

    But do not fear:
    So we are in for something like this:

    I think that is not quite as catchy as Iggy Pop.
     
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  6. Thane Solus Arcane

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    So thats why US destroyed Ukraine, they needed more cheap labor for Gollop retirement fund. Its all makes sense now!
     
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  7. Shog-goth Learned Patron

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    By now, almost everything about this project has become a travesty. What a joke.
     
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  8. Grotesque ±¼ Patron

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    Lol, retards thinking that 4 months is/should be something from a programming point of view.
     
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  9. udm Arcane Patron

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    Perfect time for an overused meme!

    Paul Neurath: Shit looks good boys, we're ready to go from alpha to launch!
    Julian Gollop: Hold my beer, chaps.
     
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  10. Shog-goth Learned Patron

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    Hey, at least they can add more PADS!
     
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  12. luj1 You're all shills

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    I used to really look forward to playing this game, but it's a shame how much it changed visually and stylistically.

    I mean how do you get from this Doom/Hellgate London look...




    ... to this Pokemon shit?





    From this color palette and characters...


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    ... to this plastic G.I. Joe look?






    How do you get from this clean UI....


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    ... to this Overwatch/The Division clusterfuck?


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    EDIT: Looking at this as a fan, how can I not be disappointed? I'm not even a backer, but I can imagine how they might feel. This game is unrecognizable.

    :killit:
     
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  13. Mazisky Augur

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    indeed they need to keep the gritty\horror art, otherwise it looks like a budget version of Xcom 2.

    Since during the development till now the game started to look more and more like a X2 clone.

    Don't get me wrong, i love Xcom 2 but then why i should play this over it?
     
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  14. lightbane Arcane

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    Blame greed, incompetence, and Epic.
     
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  15. mwnn85 Learned

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    Oh dear that looks like absolute shite :argh:
    If they wanted some sort of nimble, animal/beast/beastrider unit then you just "take inspiration" from Kroot Hounds - Dark Crusade was easily the best DoW expansion.
    What you don't do is mash together a Rhino, Snake, Eagle and Hammerhead Shark and stick a boulder on the end of it's tail.

    It's looking like it'll be another slim year...
    Blood Fresh Supply hasn't fully delivered. This is looking worse every time I check up on it. Battletech was/is crap as well.
    On the plus side we got some more Battle Brothers DLC and Underrail might get it's expansion eventually.
    Pretty poor when the highlight of the year are old Blizzard games @ GOG.
    Bannerlord is still MIA.
     
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  16. luj1 You're all shills

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    I mean the transformation this game has had is quite uniform across every segment. Whether it's creature design, character design, color palette, whether it's from an isometric perspective, world overview, third person...

    Third-person perspective (VATS thing) before...

    [​IMG]


    ... VATS thing after. Now it's legit a different game, almost resembling Team Fortress/Fallout 76.






    World (?) overview before...

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    ... world overview after. Is this a theme for the iPhone?


    [​IMG]


    Some kind of an airport brochure? These are some pretty drastic transformations.
     
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  17. Latelistener Cipher

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    Somewhere here the PR guy said that the art was changed to reflect the writing better. :lol:
     
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  18. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    The second looks more like a base than the world overview!
     
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  19. Shog-goth Learned Patron

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    If this is really the consequence on art direction, let's think about the updated writing...
     
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  20. Brinko Cipher

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    Watching the development spiral this game has shown off I now hope Firaxis take all the weird body horror shit and do XCOM 3 as an homage to Abomination: Nemesis Project and just fuck this game into the dirt.
     
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  21. Stavrophore Learned

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    XCOM 3 could just copycat the Virus movie with aliens possessing a self sufficient automated factory that needs fresh biomass to operate. Of course animals aside, humans are also a perfect biomass for the factory ;)
    I mean who do not love body horror shit? You've already got a complete story that you only need copycat, like The Thing or Virus. No one would blame you for a cliche if you just copied the story of the masterpiece.
     
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  22. lightbane Arcane

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    It's already been talked about that by making this more "safeish" and generic-looking, the next proper XCOM title will ensure Phoenix Point is quickly forgotten and/or considered redundant.
     
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  23. luj1 You're all shills

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    Sure, but why do it? This game could have been good. I would have totally played it, if not for this dramatic change of direction. It had an interesting Hellgate London/XCOM vibe going on. Now I wouldn't touch it with a 10-feet pole.
     
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  24. Stavrophore Learned

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    I will still touch it if it has solid tactical gameplay. Everything aside, the graphics are not android/ios tier gobshite, that can take any willpower to play the game, even if its a fucking masterpiece. But if they opt for even more casualization of the graphics, then it might cross that line.
     
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  25. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It's probably a new boss.
    Show Spoiler
    same as the old boss
     
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