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Expeditions: Conquistador Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by Jaedar, Aug 4, 2012.

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    Now that the cat is out of the bag, how did they explain this to you? How the fuck did they go from a nice text-heavy, isometric, TB game to this crap?
     
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    Explain? I guess they like the idea? They don't have some kind of responsibility to only make games for the Codex, do they? ;)
     
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    Ah. Oh well...
    I wonder how a studio of their type can handle this kind of game. I mean, from what EC showed me, they're not exactly pros when it comes to graphics-related stuff (Which is important for this sort of game). And when these kinds of games are attempted by smaller studio, the result is just mediocre.

    Still, good luck to them with it, I guess.
     
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    I imagine they wanted to capitalize on their experience and reputation from making The Nameless Mod.
     
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    Yeah, I'd understand that, and I'd love if they made some Deus Ex\Thief-style thing. But from what I'm seeing, this seems to be a humdrum MP-focused Splinter Cell sort of deal.
     
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    I guess, but it seems like a departure from their first game. One would expect them to build on and develop the original concept further (with more depth it would have been a hell of a game), not to drop it and go with stealth co-op. So, was there any story to it? Were sales/reception a factor?

    PS. I really wanted to play a viking game in the style of EC. :(
     
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    I guess so, VD. They did say sales weren't enough to justify immediate work on another Expeditions title \ DLC.

    They did also remind how they'd like to revisit the series sometime, but.. I'll be blunt - if this game flops (and it most likely will), it might kill the studio. So I'm pretty worried..
     
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    I think they genuinely like these sorts of games.

    "Their" first production was The Nameless Mod for Deus Ex. Seems pretty much in the vein of that.

    No story that I could divine from my 10-minute conversation with them, but I think they've wanted to make something like this.
     
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    The new gameplay element which is what they kept talking about when I met them was the assymetrical concept of one player playing the spy and one playing the handler.
     
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    I hope they can surprise me, but it just sounds like a gimmick.
     
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    The spiritual successor to Alpha Protocol??

    D1P :incline:
     
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    Can't really give one player control of a gimmick only, so it has to be more. If it fails, I bet you it fails because of lack of depth.
     
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    I want to play a viking game in the style of AoD.

    Anyway this spy shit sounds boring as hell.
     
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    Logic artists sent a poll to kickstarter backers asking if we were ok with the exclusive content being released to the public. From what I'm given to understand it was pretty split along the middle, with half the players thinking it was totally fine, and the other half hating the idea.
     
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    So this is what goes through as art direction these days....
     
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    Waiting for deal on Autumn sale for E:C and meanwhile... they announce Alpha Protocol clone with more computah (no icecreams).

    Not sure why but feels like they want to be Obsidian bis?
     
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    It's just 10 fucking dollars, you cheapskate. Buy it.
     
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    Is this handler/field agent mechanic co-op only? I hate multiplayer games.
     
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    There will be single player, where some of the handler's mechanics will be taken over by the agent, but not all.
     
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    Looks like butt.
     
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    Ugh, Co-op. So what are we supposed to do if we don't have any friends to play with? I mean, not me, I'm just asking for my, uh... friend.
     
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    Let us forget the fact that most of the truly good games were made by developers who simply made the kind of a game that they felt like making. Not the kind of a game that they were expected to.

    But clearly Iron Tower Studios can't relate to that sentiment at all, right?
     
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    I merely hoped that they would stick with the EC concept and develop it further, adding more depth and features. It was a fairly unique game that offered what no other game did today. As a gamer I'm disappointed to see the concept abandoned in favor of a co-op game, but if EC sold poorly, it's an understandable decision.
     
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