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Turn-Based Tactics Phantom Doctrine - "tactical Cold War conspiracy thriller" by Hard West devs

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Aug 22, 2017.

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    Agreed on the trailer. Kennedy's assassination might be connected to a current case. Or maybe we'll finally find out who exactly was behind it? Hmmm...
    :d1p:
     
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  5. Iluvcheezcake Liturgist

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    D1 purchase :)
     
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  6. Kacper Szymczak Arcane Developer

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    Here's a brand new video explaining the gameplay a little bit:

     
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  7. ArchAngel Arcane

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    Good gameplay trailer!
     
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    God, I'm such a sucker for spy fiction. Lookin' gud.
     
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  10. veevoir Klytus, I'm bored Patron

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    No steam?

    Alzo - anyone knows what time does it release on 14.08? 0:01 am Warsaw time is preferred, no agenda here.
     
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  11. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Prestigious Gentleman Filthy Kalinite Patron

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    Preview let's plays:

     
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    Removing RNG is such a decline. The combat system is a bit weird. I really disliked how it was handled in Hard West.
    Still looking forward to the game, but I have to say it puts a serious hamper on the hype.
     
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  13. lukaszek the determinator

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    deterministic system > RNG
     
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    Shit times.
     
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    Can you play as communist in this game?
     
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    deterministic system > RNG
     
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  17. Arctrax Novice

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    Reserved in GOG, this looks good
     
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    Well it is not total RNG removal because enemies get a random amount of defense stat that is compared with your accuracy stat. Then it goes on from there.
     
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  19. xmd1997 Educated

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    Well, technically I guess. One of the starting backgrounds lets you play as a KGB agent.
     
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    Looks like there will be no Steam pre-order.
    https://steamcommunity.com/app/559100/discussions/0/1741090666222237360/#c1744468917518030562
     
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  21. Kacper Szymczak Arcane Developer

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    A word of explanation about the preorders: one of the biggest factor of sales on Steam is the top sellers rodeo. The longer you can hold out, the more it sells. Many people pick games up from top 10 top sellers. Eg. if your game holds out for 3 days - you've got a massive success on your hands. Top selling list is a self-fulfilling prophecy, basically. (Hard West was on the ferris wheel for about 10h, if I recall correctly)

    Now: preorder sales don't count towards top selling stats; you have to be selling a lot and very recently, and most sales before launch are too distant to count. That's why it makes sense to build up a push for the moment of release.
    Actually it's exactly the same with press embargos. The main reason you want that (except for cases when game is clearly shit) is to have your game all over the place at the same time. You want to flood the channels (sites, social, steam) with news of your game so players buy it at once, get you in the top selling moshpit.


    ps. I'm sorry if anyones feels got hurt when observing how the sausage is made :P
     
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  22. Mark Richard Arcane

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    Another member of the team is contributing to the GOG pre-order thread and broke down some of the differences between Phantom Doctrine and their previous game Hard West.

    https://www.gog.com/forum/general/p...4?pp=cb4e5208b4cd87268b208e49452ed6e89a68e0b8

     
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    Does that mean that there is character creation?
     
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  24. Modron Arcane

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    Sounds more like you are a commander who runs the organization rather than fights directly in combat akin to say JA's laptop guy. Granted I haven't read all the previews and interviews so I could be wrong; I suppose we will find out in a few days now.

    I mean otherwise I would probably use the avatar to breach every door/bottleneck/et cetera on the map.
     
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  25. Kacper Szymczak Arcane Developer

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    You totally create a character! Including gender and hat and all. The only thing you can't change is your protagonists codename (because story related voiceover).
    Your hero goes into action, gains exp and everything.
    His death or capture is also pretty much the only reliable game over cause :P
    And of course you can customize every single character you own.
     
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