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Project Warlock - retro inspired FPS, but expanded with character progression and upgrades

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Also with handcrafted levels.



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    Looks like there's no website yet, so Facebook and Twitter here:
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    https://twitter.com/bckshtsoftware
     
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  2. Nekot-The-Brave Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Wolfenstyle? I mean, I guess you could call it that, but this more represents Hexxen than anything else, with the non linear hub and spoke type design with fantasy weapons and stuff.

    But it looks pretty cool, the graphics aren't shit. It's style definitely looks pretty cool as well. Kind of like a dark fantasy thing.
     
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  3. Lagi Learned

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    melee combat! damn.. i lcan't remember last good first person punchers.

    I hope I can also be able to do "pacifist" run with killing as few enemy as can.
     
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  4. Mynon Scholar Shitposter

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    How is that supposed to be Wolfenstein-like geometry? Wolf 3D levels were completely flat.
     
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  5. Varvarg Educated

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    Looks very brown. Need some more pink happy colors
     
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    "I never asked for this... or did I?" :lol:
     
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    When I glimpsed at the first screenshot, nostalgia of Hexen or Thief aroused and then I scrolled and was let down (again).
     
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    Why is he whispering.
     
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  9. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Do the levels have any verticality? They should have verticality, flat planes have been outdated since Doom, and Wolfenstein 3D is completely obsolete thanks to that.

    Other than that - holy shit FINALLY a game inspired by oldschool FPS that ACTUALLY HAS HANDCRAFTED LEVELS INSTEAD OF RANDOMLY GENERATED SHIT, THANK THE FÜHRER
     
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  11. Zenith Savant

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    Hey, remember Wrack? Yeah, me neither.
     
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    Wasn't Shadow Warrior 2 a good one?
     
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  13. warpig Incel Resistance Leader Manlet

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    This might be fun to play but it looks like shit compared to Hexen, Heretic, Doom, Blood etc. I wish some competent dev would make an FPS with gameplay and aesthetics inspired by 90s games but with modern graphics instead of this "omg so retro XD" crap :?
    oh and fuck that "rpg" stuff...
     
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  14. Jack Dandy Arcane

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    warpig have you checked out Ziggurat?
     
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    Just went to the steam page...looks interesting, graphics seem to be a too WoW-esque for my taste. Maybe I'll give it a spin. Is it gud? Ugh...random dungeon design though :?
     
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    It's ok, but it's really more of an arena shooter than say, a doomlike.
     
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  17. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Got Ziggurat in some Humble Bundle for a dollar.

    It's fun, but it's an arena shooter roguelite with pre-made arenas but random monster spawns.

    That's pretty far from the classic Doom/Quake/Duke fare.
     
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  18. Mynon Scholar Shitposter

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    People seem to be pretty mixed about second one, but first one was damn stellar.
     
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  19. Lagi Learned

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    I buy Ziggurat, and after half hour get bored. it has no proper labirynts, just areas with monster spawn to exterminate. and weapons are bleh.. (also no melee)
    then i launch Heretic to confront my nostalgia, and I discover new fun with items that application I can not figure out as kid (i use only book and flask back then).
    Heretic is better.
     
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    Ugh... those retro-artstyle... why it has to be 16-bit though... Even Wolfenstein didn't have that 16 color limitation... It especially looked ugly on the UI...
     
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  21. soulburner Savant

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    Sounds interesting, however I do not like the "retro-inspired" look. Not only in this game but in most other "retro" graphics. I don't know, old games tried to look more realistic and advanced with the tech they had at the time, while modern pixelated things focus too much on being pixelated. They don't look retro, they just look blocky. I haven't seen 'true' retro look in a modern game yet... This one looks better than most, especially on video and gifs, but there's still something "off".

    I love the "You explore and navigate through handcrafted levels in search of keys, pickups and secrets" part very much and the centered weapons.
     
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    HUD needs to be changed.

    The colour palette is bad. Plus the bloom everywhere.

    It looks more like some random Amiga Doom clone than a proper monocled PC shooter.

    The game could be saved in a long run by level design, but I suspect something like downgraded Serious Sam with a mixed simple mazes for some variation.

    Plus, it needs 4GB of RAM ? Talking about optimalization.
     
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  23. Mynon Scholar Shitposter

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    How in the fuck's name were you able to divine that from a short trailer?

    As for the system requirements, it's 2017 duh. Might as well whine about it not running on Dos.
     
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    games from 90's looked like this:
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    why can't these retro nerds even get the look right?
     
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  25. shityname Novice

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    Looks like they're using C64 palette.
     
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