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Game News Midnight Suns gameplay trailers reveal card-based combat

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Sep 1, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Firaxis Games; Marvel's Midnight Suns

    Today's Marvel's Midnight Suns gameplay reveal turned out to be a rather cringeworthy twenty minute livestream at IGN, half of which consisted of an interview segment that already aired during Gamescom. The main takeaway from the two new gameplay trailers is that Midnight Suns will feature, that's right, card-based combat. It also appears to lack tactical movement in the traditional sense, with no grid in sight. Everything else is pretty much as you'd expect from last week's previews.


    Well, they weren't lying when they said this was going to be nothing like XCOM. According to a new update on the official website, there's a gameplay stream scheduled for September 7th, but I think we're going to be be taking a step back from this game for now.
     
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  2. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    card games always rate high on codex polls
     
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  3. Darkozric Learned

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    Cringe hairs, cringe gameplay, even the effects are cringe.
    Marvel's Ultimate Cringe
     
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  4. Draconis Liturgist

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    Well that was unexpected, I bet they are gonna get a lot of shit from capeshit cucks now.
     
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  5. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    As someone who has a casual interest in both capeshit comics and Firaxis, I find it impressive that someone managed to combine those two things into something I have literally zero interest in.
     
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  6. deuxhero Arcane

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    Huh. Didn't expect that.

    As a sucker for single player TCG sims, I have to say this doesn't look great and I worry it will be an excuse for microtransactions.
     
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  8. El Pollo Diablo Novice

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  9. deuxhero Arcane

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    Being card based would allow them to do Nico well: She could use every card in the game, but only once.
     
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    Capeshit is the worst thing that ever happened to mankind.
     
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  11. agris Arcane Patron

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    So Infinitron remember how I was asking if you want to give attention to a game with nothing known about the mechanics? This kinda vindicates it.

    I’m not trying to dunk, hopefully you can see how you contributed to the hype machine for a game that isn’t in-line with core codex interest. And not do it next time.
     
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    Lmao thinking Infinitron gives a shit.
     
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    It's fine in its own space, nothing wrong with the comic games back in the day like X-men on the Sega Genesis or Comix Zone, but capeshit becoming a cultural juggernaut that replaces everything else was indeed a horrible occurence.
     
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    Exactly the same here.

    Card mechanics don't turn me off, although in this case I question the need - why not just make it a traditional turn-based combat thing?

    But given the Disney connection IN COMBINATION with card mechanics? That's a flag as red as 0xFF0000.
    Makes you think they only decided to do card mechanics in order to sell cards.
     
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  15. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    I wish Slay the Spire was never born.
     
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  17. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    Actually, one card talk about moves:




    But it could be used just instead of action/playing a card.
    and at 244:
    If it is more like trials of Fire/Cardhunters than Slay the Spire(I love StS, but I don't need yet another clone of it...), I could be ok with the card system.
     
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  18. Iluvcheezcake Liturgist

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    Wow, this is bad...

    Have zero interest for this now.

    Maybe in a few years when it reaches 60-70% off on GoG or something ...
     
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  19. Arthandas Arbiter

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    I can't believe you tainted the front page with this shieeeeet.
     
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  20. rashiakas Cipher Patron

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    They even reuse xcom2 assets
     
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  21. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    Why not, though?

    You don't have to re-create everything if you already have something that fits well.
     
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    Disney/Marvel could sue them over this!
    "They stole the Reaper design from our Hydra guys! They even reused it for a Hydra agent in the next game"
     
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  23. Atchodas Augur

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    Card-based combat :lol:

    No thanks.
     
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    Yeah I'll pass. This is the only kind of card-based combat that I'd want in a game with this setting.
     
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    I was already barely interested in this, now zero interest.

    I was already not very interested, because Firaxis is too casual for my taste. If you can't include a proper simulationistic system of projectiles and proper enviromental destruction, you have no business making a tactical superhero game. If my super-strong hero can't pick off a lamp post and use it to club people from the other side of the street, you're doing it wrong.

    You would think they would do something like, idk, Freedom Force, but instead we get... this.

    What a waste of potential.
     
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