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4X Aggressors: Ancient Rome - 4X with "incredibly deep combat" and detailed management

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by LESS T_T, May 4, 2018.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Apparently it's been developed by Czech indie developer for almost 10 years and published by Slitherine:

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    Coming in Q3.

    You can join beta as usual for a Slitehirne game: http://www.slitherine.com/beta/cnda.asp?gid=723
     
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  2. Anthedon Arcane Patron

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    I'll keep an eye on it since I'm a hopeless sucker for all things ancient Rome. This doesn't look too shabby at a quick glance.
     
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  3. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Looks cool. Anyone joined the beta?
     
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  4. Beowulf Savant

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    Have they shown the combat anywhere?
     
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  5. Circuit Savant

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    Few seconds of video in trailer. It happens on the strategic map, no separate combat layer.
     
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  6. Bocian Prophet

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    I think I'll stick to Europa Barbarorum mod for the first Rome TW. This thing looks rather shallow in comparison.
     
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  7. Nirvash Learned

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    Looks like a rome total war mod of civ 4.
     
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  8. Life of the Party Scholar

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  9. cvv Arcane Patron

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    This looks like a Civ4 ancient Rome scenario. Everything I've seen gives me good vibes, definitely keeping my eye on this.

    The only thing that looks "shallow" is the combat and that's a highly subjective thing. I for one cannot stand the TW combat so for me the Civ-type combat is a huge plus.
     
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  10. Bocian Prophet

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    I was also thinking about historical information and descriptions. EB offers a lot of these: weapons, buildings, military tactics, even records of major events of every year; and not only of Rome, but other contemporary cultures as well. Obviously it's not the same as reading scientific works, but playing a game and reading what it has to offer is a fun way to learn something new.
     
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  11. cvv Arcane Patron

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    You can literally see in the OP pictures there are descriptions and historical info too. And for me the length and depth is optimal. If I want to know more about something I go to Wikipedia.
     
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  12. Life of the Party Scholar

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    All I want to know is how much of a role do the demographics play. I see there are some population numbers but no info on ethnicities, religions, professions, and, most importantly, citizenship. You can't make an ancient game without the concept of citizenship playing the key role, it just doesn't make any sense.

    Victoria's POP system is probably the greatest contribution to the genre that Paradox has made. It's a pity not even they use it anywhere outside of Victoria and other developers don't seem to value it as much as they should. Supreme Ruler also has some neat ideas like the inclusion of GDP, but unfortunately that game is a bit of a mess.

    In eight days Paradox will announce some new stuff. Let's hope it's not all DLCs for DLCs so you can DLC the DLC on DLC while you DLC.
     
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  13. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Paradox calls their microtransactions "DLCs". Smarter than EA at least.
     
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  14. Life of the Party Scholar

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    Just wait for them to get into VR. The jokes make themselves.
     
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  16. Gaius maximus Scholar

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    deep battle system?like 2 blobs fighting ala crusader kings/europa universalis?
    in before generic named units.
     
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  17. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Uh oh, we have our first committed hater. Welcome!
     
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  18. Bocian Prophet

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    That looks a bit more detailed.

    At least make sure to compare what you read there to some real sources. Wikipedia is a site where literally anyone can add any nonsense to any page, sometimes deliberately, and with a plethora of pages it's hard to maintain quality.
     
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  19. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    EB is a pretty impossibly high bar to set for historical accuracy and nerdiness. I would be fine with a good, fun, well built 4x game that gives us more options beyond the Paradox formula and the Civ formula.
     
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  20. Life of the Party Scholar

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    A city-states grand strategy is what we need. Both Sumer and Greece would make a great setting.
     
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  21. vonAchdorf Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Slitherine (can) mean(s) lots of DLC, almost as bad as PDX. Other than that, it looks interesting.
     
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  22. Gaius maximus Scholar

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    they just have to copy the unit names from EB and they are good in my book,when i see generic "anatolian archers" "super duper roman legionaires" i die a little inside,i dont have high hopes though.
    even field of glory 2 (which is based on a tabletop made by osprey) has generic unit names,i mean wtf its like 5 min job to copy the names jesus.
     
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    Damn, was hoping for a stronghold type of game, not this Civ clone shit.
     
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