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Witchfire - dark fantasy shooter from developers of The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Boleskine, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. Boleskine Arcane

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    The Astronauts founders previously worked on the Painkiller games and Bulletstorm at People Can Fly. This could be good.

     
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  2. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    It looks fucking cool but so does nuDoom.

    Gameplay niggers.
     
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  3. Rahdulan Arcane Patron

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    Definitely got Painkiller and some Darkwatch vibes. Also, love the "this is going to be another walking simulator" beginning of the video.
     
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  4. Hines Learned

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    That was a great reveal trailer, and I'm glad to see the ex-People Can Fly guys get back to making shooters. That said, I bet we won't be playing it until 2019.
     
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  5. theSavant Self-Ejected

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    Visuals look great, gameplay looks as generic and boring it can get. Moorhuhn shoot-em-up?
     
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  6. Martius Liturgist

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    Dashing and magic looks like new Shadow Warrior. Hopefully it wont be too similar.
     
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  7. Turisas Arch Devil Patron

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    Hope there's gore too and every enemy doesn't just burn into ashes.
     
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  8. Liquorice Educated

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    It's gorgeous, but if this is anything to go by, it looks heavily scripted and restrictive. It is just a brief reveal teaser though, so we'll see.
    I do hope it turns out well. The visuals are pretty awesome. I like the matte painting look on the backgrounds.
     
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  10. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Aw, 2020: http://www.theastronauts.com/2018/12/witchfire-a-year-after-reveal/

     
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  11. Life of the Party Arcane

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    http://www.theastronauts.com/2018/12/story-in-witchfire/
     
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  12. Boleskine Arcane

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    http://www.theastronauts.com/2019/02/witchfire-combat-2/

     
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  15. Boleskine Arcane

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  16. Wunderbar Arcane

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    Magic abilities, floating damage numbers?
    I thought they are making old-school shooter, not some borderlands style rpg hybrid.
     
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    The floating numbers ruin the immersion hard, especially if they are trying to make it a horror themed game. It better be optional.
     
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  18. theSavant Self-Ejected

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    Horror themed? Maybe that was once their intention, but in these action scenes it almost looks like NuDoom in a medieval fantasy setting. A funny-bunny-hopping-shooter.
     
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  19. Glop_dweller Augur

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    Oh look! It's Witchaven 3!
     
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    :bounce:
     
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  21. Beowulf Prophet

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    The floating numbers indicate that there are deep RPG game systems working beneath.
     
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  22. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Blog post from April we missed has some explanation about that: http://www.theastronauts.com/2019/04/is-witchfire-the-next-painkiller/

     
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  24. Wunderbar Arcane

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    It's a looter-shooter like destiny [​IMG]
     
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  25. Tancred Educated

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    I'm really bothered about that rapid-fire revolver having 12 shots but when you look at the cylinder it clearly only holds six cartridges! Fucking magic! [​IMG]

    Anyway seems like they intended that video to be taken in context with their devblog but I think it was a mistake to make a video so completely different in tone to the original teaser. Just about all those YT comments are negative or disappointed. It doesn't help that they're additionally tip-toeing around the 'looter shooter' phrase.

    They also posted this in the video comments to ward off the negativity, take it as you will:

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