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Game News Kalypso bring back the Disciples franchise with Disciples: Liberation, a dark fantasy strategy RPG

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. Nazrim Eldrak Scholar

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    Wow, as I watched, I got bored so much that my mind almost erased the word disciple (due to an identification mistake).

    Graphically I would have expected more something like this:
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  2. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    Came here to say that Disciples 2 was fucking fantastic and this trailer here is terribad.
     
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  3. Arthandas Arbiter

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    Is this legal?!
     
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  4. Kruno Arcane Shitposter

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    Bethrezen is going to wipe the floor with the heretics working in Kalypso's corporate structure and their faecal touch.
     
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  5. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    PG-13 trailer, can't have little kids watching it.
     
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  6. hello friend Arcane

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    Sinatar Excommunicator Wassersäufer did you even play both? Putting aside the original's superior artstyle, the second game's AI has Down's syndrome. In the first game, the AI will use every spell at it's disposal to snipe your heroes and ruin your day. In the second game, you're essentially playing a sandbox playground experience. You don't need to take any precautions. You're a grown man slapfighting against retard children with progeria, the game is not even fun after the novelty wears off.
     
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  7. Malamert Magister Edgy

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    Also on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S. Yea, it's going to be utter shite.
     
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  8. Wassersäufer Scholar

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    Mind you, its been ages since I played Sacred Lands, so I cant say much about its AI, but I played D2 a few weeks ago and while the AI isnt stellar, it does use both damage spells and debuffs against your party. I have to replay D1 at some point to see the difference.
    As for the art style: Everyone has a different taste, but I disagree strongly. Most of the portraits in D1 (with the exception of the mountain clans if my memory servers me right) had a distinctive fan-art drawing touch to them. Undead in particular looked weird. And ingame models in D1 are just ugly as sin, whereas the models of D2 (apart from the wonky animations) still hold up nicely.
    Edit: That said, I guess there is really no point in comparing portrait drawings in D1 with half-body CG models in D2.
     
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  9. Devastator Literate

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    I watched the trailer at 1.75x speed and I was still bored.
     
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  10. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    I'll watch this I guess.
     
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  11. Gyor Learned

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    I'm intrigued and looking forward to seeing more.
     
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  12. Transfiguring Roar Arcane Patron

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    I did that too. Found I got bored twice as fast and more intensely. Thankfully it was over sooner than on normal speed, but it felt like an eternity!
     
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  13. Kruno Arcane Shitposter

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    Highly underrated video. Please make a thread to force everyone to see this.
     
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  14. Excommunicator Arcane

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    The trailer looks like absolute crap and I am now far less interested in it than if I had not seen it
     
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    I only played Disciples II and I remember liking the weird art direction.
    IIRC It's also one of these games so repetitive they make you feel like you're wasting your life, even if you don't have one.
     
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  16. Outmind Augur

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    God, I hope they go with Disciples 2's brilliant gritty, hand-drawn aesthetic instead of 3's uninspired 3D models. I loved 2 back in the day as it was the closest anyone ever got to HOMM while remaining unique.

    I LOVED that art style. Everything was so depressing, even the humans.
     
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    I like how it ends "Rest in peace Disciple, I hope no one disturb your rest"
    seems prescient considering the announcement
     
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    Seeing these garbage screenshots makes me wonder why there are so few attempts at indie HoMM/AoW/Disciples-likes. All games with cult status and massive followings, you'd think some people would KS something like that in glorious 2d art. Eador is the only one I can think of, really. I know there are a couple of others but they are also all in this butt-ugly modern 3d that reminds me more of Civilization 5 than anything else. Well, and there is crap like in OP. Why is it so hard to make a game that has a little of the charme of old HoMM or AoW
     
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  19. Norfleet Moderator

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    Because if they did, you'd bash their garbage screenshots.
     
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  20. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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  21. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Eh couldn't find the other Disciples 2 intros (if any)


    Disciples III STEAM editions $2.99 - $3.99
    Go figure no gog and again 3-4 versions
    Resurrection, Reincarnation, Renaissance, GOLD... yeesh.
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    I'm annoyed its not on GoG tbh for completion sake. :argh:

    Gold & Reincarnation both have Renaissance & the Resurrection expansion. Reincarnation says "updated."

    Reincarnation -
    Published by
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    Developed by
    Hex Studio
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    Windows

    Gold
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    Kalypso Media Digital Ltd.
    Released
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    Windows

    Disciples IV: Liberation; Frima Studio; Kalypso Media

    So, Kalypso just had to put out the Gold version? Eh... will have to check the differences i guess.




    Eh... I coundn't find any better of a disciples 3 comparison vid just these 10 year old jank


    eh... sale. I bought the Gold. Too lazy to compare to Reincarnation.
     
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  22. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    show us world screen and portraits. Thats where game was beautiful. Never was a fan of battlefield...
     
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  23. Ezeekiel Liturgist

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    I enjoyed the second one, but not sure the mechanics were all that great tbh. Don't remember much about the first at all.
    Number 3 followed the time-honored tradition of 3rd titles in a series being fucking shit.

    The stupid trailer for the fourth one does not inspire any confidence... Quite the opposite. Let the dead rest, Kalypso.
     
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  24. MrBuzzKill Arbiter

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    The combat models in Disciples 1 looked like absolute ass, but the overall art direction by Patrick Lambert was great and continued into the second installment which improved on almost all VISUAL levels of 1 (except ditching hand-drawn unit portraits for photoshopped 3D - didn't quite like that)
    This looks like generic dark RPG #4549
    Still, hope they somehow bring back the gothic feel of the original
     
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  25. The Red Knight Erudite

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    That's the next step in the US corporations vs stupid EU laws war (with the former trying to make the latter as annoying for the Europeans as possible), after the blanket-banning of the EU countries by various websites because of GDPR. Locking of age-restricted videos behind doxxing yourself started in January this year. The old embed bypass got patched out too, so the current options seem to be limited to either downloading 3rd-party programs or mobile applications for youtube-viewing, or downloading the restricted videos with either a download browser plugin or another 3rd-party program (in this case, though, you can watch the trailer on steam).
     
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