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Expeditions: Rome - the next Expeditions game from Logic Artists

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by unfairlight, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Darth Canoli Arcane

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    Nubians and other black Africans were enslaved by Egyptians whom had trade routes with Romans...
     
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  2. Murk Arcane

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    Gameplay trailer looks promising.

    I still shed a tear for game user interfaces that have 0 thematic relation to the game though :(
     
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  3. Hóngwèibīng Arcane Vatnik Wumao

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    At least it's not Solasta tier. :M
     
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  4. Dodo1610 Magister

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    I really wanted an expedition Rome but never expected that it would actually happen.

    WTF! The predecessors were niche even for the TB RPG genre and yet THQN actually made this fully voiced in German and English. :hahano:
     
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  5. Larianshill Scholar

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    At least it's not good?
     
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  6. CyberWhale Arcane

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    Fucking assholes.

    BTW, there is a similar (that's a stretch actually, but whatever) console game that incorporates both male (Roman) and female (barbarian) main characters. Always wanted to play it, but Dolphin (GC version) always freezes the moment the battle starts. Might have to try the PS2 emulator instead for this eventually:

     
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    Will be interesting to see how the weapon dynamics change between Rome and Viking - in Viking, Shields and bows were definitely stronger than the other types.
     
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  8. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Great news. I'm just glad this is actually happening after all. Make Swen regret the decision to cancel that Divinity spin-off.
     
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  9. Brancaleone Arbiter

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    Gladius is about a gladiator school, and there actually were female gladiatrices (sporadically introduced as scandalous novelties), and it makes sense that they would often be non-Roman (being a gladiator was a mark of infamy for anybody with decent social status, and it would be even more so for a woman).
     
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    Will this one have 30second loading screens every 2 minutes due to tiny locations & shitty engine like previous games?
     
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  11. deuxhero Arcane

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    I only see one fighting woman woman, Julia, in the gameplay trailer. There's a few ways they could vaguely justify it, though having an obviously Roman name kicks out a few of them.

    The province Africa was definitely white (especially since it was built on the ruins of the definitely white colony nation of Carthage) but the Romans definitely did "interact" with blacks (Jeremiah 13:23)

    But yes, the only blacks should be (former) slaves or a foreign curiosity. With the PC's given backstory, there's room for the player character to be customized as black/Asiatic while being vaguely plausible if they tried ("Legate Daddy was infatuated with an exotic slave to the point of marrying her" or go all in and say "PC's dad fucked a whole harem of exotic slave girls but had a narrow urethra so he only produced one heir") so long as they're the only one the possible but absurdly implausible happens for.
     
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  12. deuxhero Arcane

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    Noticed a black character named "Bestia Tabat" in the trailer. The name Bestia (Beast) screams a name (more like a title) given to a gladiator. The character could be fine if his deal is something like "Gladiator owned by PC's father. Saves the PC from assassins that kill dad. PC is given option to promote him to bodyguard. As an outsider to Roman society, he's the PC's Watson, so the PC can explain all of Rome's weird political idiosyncrasies to the player by educating him."
     
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  13. purpleblob Savant

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    I wonder which of the previous two games (Conquistador vs. Viking) Rome will be closer to.
     
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  14. Dodo1610 Magister

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    The previews talk about managing your Legion and your war camp and that there will even be large sieges where more than your 5 party members will fight. Yet they still want to keep the focus on interaction with party members and CC so it seems they want to combine both. How good this works will remain to be seen but I like that they are at least trying it.

    Also one of the previews says that picking a female Legat will affect how NCPs will react to you and of course romances.
     
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  15. gerey Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Fucking Christ. Why do they even bother screeching about muh historical accuracy if they won't bother making the game historically accurate? Not every game, and especially not a cRPG set in Ancient Rome, requires the option to play as a female character when it doesn't make sense.

    The fact they're going through with this bullshit does not bode well for the game - it's likely going to be another Expeditions: Vikings - a shallow cRPG with stiff writing set in a Roman theme park that doesn't even attempt to accurately portray Roman society as it was, but present the public with a whitewashed product without any of the aspects of the setting that may upset the gentle sensibilities of the resident liberals (like women being second-class citizens), while going out of its way to condemn those aspects that the writers disagree with on an ideological basis.
     
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  16. Shrimp Learned

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    According to a comment made by one of the developers on the Steam forums (link) the game won't have timed campaign missions this time.
    I don't remember them causing any problems in the game (it is, admittedly, a long time since I played it) but apparently they were widely disliked - hence the removal in this game.
     
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  17. Shrimp Learned

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    Really makes you think
     
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  18. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    people who can't handle timed quests are even worse than gay sex havers
     
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    Relaxing gameplay > timed autism.
     
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  20. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    Oh great,another one i coming out of the closet. At this time we should change the name to GAYCodex.
     
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  22. Mark Richard Arcane

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    Conquistador had some timed quests. Viking employed a time limit in the form of an overall campaign counter which gave players several in-game months to explore England. The timer was extremely generous and allowed for the completion of every quest twice over. To this day I've no idea how the complainers ran out of time, and can only speculate that they didn't prioritize quests at their present location before embarking on a cross-country march to finish another quest at the arse end of nowhere. Going on a march in 790 AD requires preparation and commitment. It's not like a trip to the corner store where you can decide at the halfway point that actually, you don't need a bag of sprouts that badly after all.

    This concludes my annual moaning about timer haters. They'll turn the Expedition series into arcadey trash if we don't remain vigilant.
     
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    Good but a bit tame....was hoping for more 'Expedition' in Expeditions, like those Rome did send to the Crimea and Africa. Bit of a missed opportunity to pit yourself against less well known opponents and situations.



    It's what the Germans called Africa too....
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    Palm trees and swastikas and sheeeeeeeet
     
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  24. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    To all people who state the Roman setting is not "fresh" enough and was "overused" in the past I have a question: where and when?

    Perhaps in the strategy genre, true. But in RPGs? How many role-playing games set in historical, late Republican/early Imperial Rome can you count?
     
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