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Expeditions: Viking Release Thread

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by Infinitron, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. daveyd Savant

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    Right. Well, IMO there's really no wrong choice for a historical RPG.. Anything other than fantasy pseudo-medieval Europe is a breath of fresh air. And while there's been quite a few strategy and action games set in Ancient Rome, I'm not aware of many RPGs. After a quick search all I came up with was Gladius (an SRPG from 2003, which I haven't played). Age of Decadence was obviously inspired by Rome but with a lot of post-apoc / fantasy elements. While I'd probably prefer something in Asia or Africa for something even further removed from the usual this still sounds good to me.

    Assuming the sales figures we've seen are at all accurate, I do wonder if the market for RPGs with unusual / unconventional settings is limited. On the one hand, KC: D is selling well, but it's an open world action RPG set in medieval Europe with pretty graphics; so not too different from the norm. In general, a lot of RPG fans seem to have a boner for magical Elves and I've heard some say they aren't really interested in RPGs w/o fantasy elements. To those people I'd say the Picts are basically Elves sans pointy ears and Expeditions: Viking kinda sorta has magic; Granted, you can't shoot a lighting bolt from your hand but archers get fire arrows.

    Perhaps it's just a problem with marketing / failure to get much exposure on mainstream gaming sites. IDK, I read a post on Steam from about a year ago where Logic Artists said they hadn't even broken even on Viking yet at that point. Fortunately, they have found investors for their next game, but I want their studio to really well and grow.
     
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  2. Barbarian Arcane

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    Not so sure man, that is from 2016. I don't even know if the Vikings setting for the last game was established by then. Also earlier this year devs were commenting on the steam forums how the new setting was still in discussion. Only comment I read was something to the point of "our producer really wants to make expeditions: crusader", which off course, said in that tone and situation means that they likely wouldn't be doing it.

    Stranded legionnaries in the Brittish isles or germannia would be damn cool though. Let's be honest though, as a poster above said anything historical stands out from the generic fantasy medieval shit we get several times a year. I can't really imagine them doing any expeditions game that I wouldn't enjoy. Crusader setting would make me overjoyed though, as unlikely as it is to happen.
     
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  3. daveyd Savant

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    Very true, it was from well before Vikings release and Logic Artists may have received a shitload of requests for a certain period since then. I'm up for just about anything. Whether they go for Ancient times or something more modern (e.g., I think American Frontier / "Wild West" could be good).

    In the Watch interview from late 2016 Jonas said "Expeditions: Normans would be a bit too similar to Viking. It's a good idea, but we like to shake it up more from installment to installment. Persia and Hannibal would be great ideas."
     
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  4. Chad J. Thundercock Cipher Patron Possibly Retarded

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    A Expeditions about the Teutonic crusades would be cool. The history is under researched and will probably take a lot of effort, but it would be something that no other game has ever done. A Expeditions about Chinese or Asian history would be cool too, and would sell a boatload of copies because of how many Chinese users Steam has now.
     
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  5. daveyd Savant

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    I finished my latest play through last week, this time allying with Northumbria. The combat difficulty for "insane" has certainly improved since I last played it. There were a couple of late game fights were I was actually defeated and had to reload. Interestingly, you can keep playing after getting defeated in one critical battle on the Northumbria path, but basically your hopes of an alliance are crushed so you'd have to either opt to side with the Picts (or just conquer all of Britania). But I chose to reload as I had already done both of those paths.

    Unfortunately, the final two battles (which are essentially the same regardless of which path you took) were still far too easy (It's possible upgrading your town's defenses makes 2nd to last fight easier). It feels almost like my character could've done the final battle solo. It's a shame that your arch enemy doesn't put up more of a fight. But all in all it's a great game and I'd put up very high on my list of favorite RPGs. Too bad we're not getting an expansion for it. But I'm ready for another expeditions game wherever it may take us. As far as I'm concerned Logic Artists can use the Vikings engine; all I ask for is tougher fights in the later part of the game and fewer crates / barrels.
     
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  6. Chad J. Thundercock Cipher Patron Possibly Retarded

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    IIRC they have used Unity for everything. There's no real reason to move away from it, but no real reason to stay on it either since UE4 has become THE indie game engine for choice by now.
     
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