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Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land - released on PC

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Kimagure Majo Yousei, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Kimagure Majo Yousei Prestigious Gentleman Augur

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    I just found about this and thought some of you guys may be interested on it.

    The game will come out in january for iPhone, iPod Touch & Android. Later they will be doing some other platforms, including PC.

    Click here for the developer's blog and stuffies.

    And some screenies.

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  2. MMXI Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I see numbers. I see "turn-based". That's an automatic :incline:.
     
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  3. Mortmal Arcane

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    Interested yes, but i dont see much info about the gameplay , the video is nice on their site , but no action. At least there stats, and gun skills, and sanity seems to be accounted for. I wish they used good old bitmap graphics rather than low poly count 3D, stuff like jagged allaince or fallout although dated looked better than this, i am worried on how that will render on a huge pc screen.
     
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  4. damicore Scholar

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    Fucking cellphones.
    This looks rather awesome.
     
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  5. Humanity has risen! Arcane Patron Repressed Homosexual

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    This looks like Gorky 17 with a Cthulhu skin.
     
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  6. MMXI Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Two complaints:

    1) It's too zoomed in. I hope the PC version is zoomed out a hell of a lot more.
    2) A perspective projection is retarded in a tactical game played from above. The characters at the top of the screen are seen from the side, while the characters at the bottom of the screen are seen from above.
     
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  7. Excidium P. banal

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    Cool concept, we'll see.
     
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  8. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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    Very shitty art direction but the numbers might come to the rescue. Will try out.
     
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  9. MMXI Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Art slut detected.

    :smug:
     
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  10. Skittles He ruins the fun.

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    KKK slut detected.

    But seriously, bad presentation in a game can kill it. A tactical game that zoomed in, with character distinction that poor, can be a real pain in the ass to play.
     
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  11. MMXI Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    As I mentioned in my second post. None of that has much to do with art direction though.
     
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  12. Skittles He ruins the fun.

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    Yeah, brown on brown on brown is art direction and it's just as much a pain in the ass. I assume that playing the game you get a little better used to it, but it took me more than ten seconds to see that there was more than a guy in a turban and yellow bars on the screen. I didn't even see the tentacles the first time around. That's art direction, isn't it?
     
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  13. Davaris Australian Game Developers Developer

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    Anyone know how a pigeon is used as a weapon?
     
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  14. bhlaab Arbiter

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    Looks like it's going to be combat focused which is a bit of a waste of the cthulu setting
     
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  15. Excidium P. banal

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  16. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Only two possibly non-combat skills and a weirdly zoomed in perspective don't seem too good but Tactical Turn Based + Cthulhu + Great War seem hard to go wrong with.
     
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    Ugly fonts are ugly.
     
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  18. lightbane Arcane

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    Considering that we're starving for Cthulhu games (barring that mediocre Cthulhu saves the world), I don't mind if the game focuses only on combat, more so if it's turnbased. I'll wait for the PC version.
     
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  19. Kimagure Majo Yousei Prestigious Gentleman Augur

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    I'm kind of reading Cthulhu Mythos as Magick and Psychoanalysis as first aid for Sanity, maybe with a bit of magickal resistance and a couple of dialogue checks thrown in for flavour.

    It does seems kind of a waste of the Cthulhu Mythos, but then I always thought it to be really incompatible with role playing games so I don't really know.

    Though now that I think of it the plot sounds kind of reminisced of this.
     
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    The very first android/phone game that make me curious. Is there an android emulator?
     
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  22. Monk Arcane

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    Thanks for sharing that!
     
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    Yeah. Not really sure what to think of this. The 3d view looks annoying and the "turn-based" could really mean anything these days... although it does look like a real deal. We'll see. Nice to have an Android version too for a change, though.
     
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