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Phantom Doctrine - "tactical Cold War conspiracy thriller" by Hard West developer

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Alternative history of Cold War; strategy layer with investigation, intelligence, and research; "next-generation" turn-based tactical combat with "unprecedented flexibility of movement and actions" and "fully-fledged stealth gameplay".

    It's developed by Hard West developer Creative Forge Games and published by Good Shepherd Entertainment (formerly Gambitious Entertainment, the same publisher published Hard West).

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    https://www.gog.com/game/phantom_doctrine?pp=cb4e5208b4cd87268b208e49452ed6e89a68e0b8

    Looks and sounds very cool.
     
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    This looks impressive! Seems to have more of the consistent character development that I was hoping for with Hard West. While I liked Hard West's approach, I did think it would have benefited from a more focused progression.

    What an interesting and great setting for an espionage turn-based strategy game.
     
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    This is the genre I have always wished for, very nice! :salute:
     
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    turn based cold war game? :russiastronk: :d1p:
     
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    Well this looks interesting, I do have a fondness for stealth and tactical games. Definitely keeping an eye on this. Also they get bonus points for having my home city as a possible mission location, that doesn't happen often.
     
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    Looks based...TURN BASED:cheersmate:
     
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    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/08/30/phantom-doctrine-preview/

     
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    http://www.pcgamer.com/torture-brainwash-or-kill-enemy-agents-in-this-xcom-style-cold-war-game/

     
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    Longneck is looooooooooooong!
     
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    It's a Tactleneck.
     
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    Looks a bit like Shadowrun Returns. I liked Hard West quite a bit, so I think I'll get this one as well.
     
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    Kacper Szymczak will be giving a talk at this conference in the Potatolands next week: https://gic.gd/agenda/#kacper-szymczak

    (Josh Sawyer will be there too, I'll be sure to tell him to attend :D)
     
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    This looks very interesting. Should Hard West inspire optimism about it? I've never played Hard West.
     
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    Hard West was fun, but I'm hoping this one has a little more focus, depth, and more of a sense of progression. Those were the areas I found particularly lacking in Hard West.

    In short: yes, HW was a good game and if its any indication of where this team is heading, their next game should be something people around here will like very much.
     
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    The more I played it, the more Hard West grew on me. This looks next game looks like it could be even better. But I hope the developer is planning on having a proper save system with multiple slots in this one. More than once I had problems with the save game in Hard West and had to start a nearly completed mini-campaign over. Annoying and unnecessary but forgivable given how short the campaigns are. And I get that the save system in Hard West was the way it was because they wanted players to have to live with some of the negative effects coming from decisions made on the overland map. But in a game with a long single campaign the autosave system combined with buggy saves would be unforgivable.
     
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    I was there. What he said made sense, but - as most lectures on GiC - it was too short and brief to delve into any real details and design philosophy.
     
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    Nope, instead there's a world map which is basically a spy network where you fight in a strategic scope, a hideout where you do brainwashing, forging cash, analyzing secret files, adjusting agent params with chemicals and such.
    There are some random story bits that give you some choice here in and there, but it's just a tiny fraction of that.
     
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    Thanks for the answer but why are you quoting me answering in this thread a question I made in another one???

    :philosoraptor:
     
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    Very cool and unexpectedly interesting announcement! Interesting to see this developer stick to their guns with developing turn-based games like Hard West. Some of the main features, like emphasis on level design and on site intelligence gathering are reminiscent of Hitman: Blood Money; while the globe trotting and espionage and Cold War political focus is similar to Alpha Protocol. Although as amusing as the live action trailer is I wish they dedicated those four minutes to showing gameplay in action.

    Thank you for posting about this. I'll be keeping my eye close on this one!

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    https://www.pcgamesn.com/phantom-doctrine/phantom-doctrine-release-date-gameplay-trailer

     
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