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KickStarter Phoenix Point - the new game from X-COM creator Julian Gollop

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by Infinitron, Mar 18, 2016.

  1. lightbane Arcane

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    *Checks date*

    5 years later... Is this still incomplete then?
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  2. ValeVelKal Arcane

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    I bought the game some 2 years ago to "support" a friend who was working in Sofia for Julian. Still haven't played the game, waiting for it to be complete.
     
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  3. jac8awol Learned

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    What happened to your friend? Disappeared into the mist?
     
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  4. razvedchiki Liturgist Sad Loser

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  5. Alienman Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    "Something in the mist!" is so damn cool, my hair stands up every time. Great scene.
     
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  6. Mazisky Magister

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    I think if you just threw at him 50 dollars it would've been a better support honestly.

    At least we know Epic covered their costs so the dev team should survive, which is nice for those involved.
     
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  7. PanteraNera Cipher

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    Hey Shog-goth I just came across this image, named Shoggoth and had to think about you. Didn't knew your name was a reference to Lovecraft!
    Also what a shame that Phoenix Point change the art-style (original they wanted to go with lovecraftian horrors, like this).
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  8. Shog-goth Elder Thing Patron

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    A shame, really. Unfortunately they have changed almost everything from the initial vision, this is the underlying problem that irreparably affects the result. This is not the game they hinted would be, and that we deserved.
     
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  9. PanteraNera Cipher

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    That is pretty much the reason why I abandoned this thread.
     
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  10. ValeVelKal Arcane

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    I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
    So I finally got around to play it and... it is tactically really cool ? I really have the old "XCOM" vibe, way more than in the previous tactical I have played (Corruption 2029).

    I am a bit puzzled by the art style indeed, and I understand there was a change of direction. The context/story is super Lovecraftian, as someone says above, but the colors and art used does not reflect this at all. For instance, the base arthrons is either a failure in art of a throwback to the multicolor enemies of the very first XCOM, except in poor 3D. But I am not a graphic-whore so I am OK with that.

    So far I am playing IronMan, Medium difficulty and no DLC. At my first wipe I ll put the DLC (except if you advise not to), crank up the difficulty by one and probably Let's Play that somewhere - not on the Codex.
     
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  11. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    Medium difficulty is very easy. You can turn on DLC in any run because at worst they add more enemies and weapons/armor and at best a lot more missions and things to think about outside battles.

    Tactical combat is more like old UFO, and yes art and maps don't give that horror vibe that lore alludes to.
     
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  12. geno Learned

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    https://phoenixpoint.info/blog/2021/4/8/phoenix-point-roadmap-for-2021-dlc-console-release-and-more

     
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  13. razvedchiki Liturgist Sad Loser

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    No underwater bases?
     
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    Circle of life. EPIC beta tested for the Steam release, and the Steam players beta test for the console release.
     
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  15. PanteraNera Cipher

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    Probably didn't fit the narrative setting anymore :lol: , I think at this point they don't even care enough to pull out any lame excuses.

    Not wanting to nitpick but it actually was a floating base and it was superposed to be the first (free DLC).
    There was another DLC that was planed to have underwater missions.

    But yeah, seems like they scrapped everything from back than and also, I have such a hard time laughing at them planing DLC's for late summer and winter.
    If I would care I would look for the original road map from 2020 they wanted to:

    source
     
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  16. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Arcane

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    yeah I will be surprised if they release anything other than DLC #3 this year. They have been extremely slow at releasing shit.

    The game would be so much more fun to play if the world did not look so fucking clean and modern..the choice of colors for the soldiers uniforms are terrible and bright like a skittles rainbow virus infected a super advanced boring ass technocratic world of neat freaks. Its very jarring compared to the apocalyptic mist story line and honestly makes it hard to play for me. The art direction is really awful, I just can't imagine what they were thinking when they decided to change the original vision for the world and how it would look, and how anyone would somehow think that what they settled on was in any way superior to their original concept.
     
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  17. Shog-goth Elder Thing Patron

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    In Italy we have a saying: "the mountain gave birth to a mouse" (dead in this case, too).
     
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  18. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    oh, they're still releasing DLC?
    I was going to buy this but I guess I'll wait for them to actually finish making the game first
     
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    Lol we had the same saying too and yeah very appropriate.
     
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