Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Game News Wartile - Tabletop simulation Strategy on Kickstarter

Discussion in 'Tacticular News & Content' started by Zed, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Zedgender: ⚧ wahoo

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    I got a nice e-mail about medieval fantasy strategy game Wartile, so I figured I'd post about it somewhere. Looks cool, but not quite RPG-y enough for the Codex. Here's the run-down:

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    In the Viking Conquest campaign, players will get their first taste of the charming medieval fantasy universe we’ve been working on for years now. Collect and lead a group of Viking warriors through a series of battle boards forged by the Viking king’s desire to rule Scandinavia and England to write his place in history in blood.

    KEY FEATURES

    Take control of a band of miniature figurines as they come to life.

    Engage in battles on gorgeous battle board dioramas with a true tabletop feel.

    Play Godly and Tactical cards and change the course of the battle.

    Experience a novel twist on the real time strategy genre!

    Customize your units with weapons, armor & new abilities found throughout the game

    Expand your collection of figurines & widen your palette of possibilities

    Venture into the Viking Campaign rich on Mythology, story and lore

    Play against friends in quest oriented multiplayer matches or go full competitive​

    The creators, Plywood Projects, is currently running a campaign for the game on Kickstarter.
     
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  2. CryptRatgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Too bad it is not turn-based...
     
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    Been wanting to do something like this for a long time, but no motivation.
     
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  4. Jaklongender: ⚧ Unwanted Shitposter

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    Looks great but sounds not so great. Why even make a strategy game like this that is not turn based?
     
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  5. Davarisgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Yeah, mechanic appears to be move and play cards. Art looks nice. Would love it if it was a TB RPG.

    They just dropped a lets play video:
     
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    Yeah, a game like this in realtime really is not attractive IMO.
     
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    You can see a major flaw in the design at around 3:27. He moves his guy and so does the enemy, and because it's a quasi we-go system in real-time, they just move right past each other. Nevermind the total lack of Zone of Control as he appears able to just shift dudes around the enemies and "Focus Fire" them down. So you have two real-time strategy things going on - lack of bodyblocking and focus fire - you just put them behind a mire of this new system. If the enemy AI was mobile enough, I'm sure that would lead to some serious "dancing" bullshit, but I'm going to go ahead and guess they'll make sure the AI doesn't move too much. It also appears you gotta click everything constantly -- never stop clicking! Just seems like an app store game with pretty graphics.
     
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  8. Excidium IIgender: ⚧ Self-Ejected

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    Wartile sounds like a pokemon name.

    RT eh? At least it uses hexes.
     
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    Hexes and RT? What the fuck were they smoking? They have a game that'd be a perfectly good looking TB game FFS
     
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    Especially with a hex grid. Hex grid without TB? Talk about cargo cult game design....
     
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    What is the deal with trading card games? I've never played one. Are they actually good or are the moronic and lite? When I was a kid we collected sports cards and Garbage Pale Kids cards so I have zero experience. It seems to me like basing games on card games is a cheap way to make a lite game with little actual strategy if card games are most popular among little kids and can be completely and fully understood by little kids.

    Am I missing something? Are these games actually good? Like Thea the Awakening and other ones? I usually immediately skip if I see anything about cards.
     
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    The RT seems a really strange design decision but it is an interesting pitch nonetheless. Doesn't really look like they're able to make their goal though.

    Lets see how this turns out, seems like its at least something new & fresh. Gonna give them the benefit of the doubt. Backed. :cool:

    edit: there is a playable demo by the way, in case anyone missed that.

    the historical setting is to my liking - first mission: loot the monastery. also you can 'free relics', meaning turning crosses on the map into runestones. nice touch.

    its strange that some of the elements seem to be designed with touchpad in mind (eg. if you loot a chest, destroy a barrier or free a relic, instead of actually just getting the bonus, you have to quickly tap/click the things) when the game is developed just for PC and MAC.

    about the RT combat, enemies only seem to 'activate' when you get close to them, which means that you have downtime to check up on your guys (health etc), look at the map, your cards etc. When things get hectic you can also activate a five second slow-motion mode in which you can play cards and such.

    The map is fairly interesting, with possibilities to take enemies from the rear, take the highground etc., things to explore off the main path, and surprises, such as ambushes.
     
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    All of that doesn't sound too bad, but it also sounds as if it simply should have been turn-based to begin with.
    Though I do like mixed approaches that only turn TB when something is actually happening, as it makes the "just walking" part faster.
     
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    These guys seem to have no publicity whatsoever, they had like 15 to 20 backers for the last few days. Bummer.

    Here is a little gameplay video to get some better impressions:
     
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    Aaaand its dead, Jim.



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    How the fuck do you simulate a tabletop game with real-time gameplay?
     
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    Check the steam demo/prototype for it to see how it plays out.
    It's a bit odd at first but you soon get how it's played out. I kinda liked the concept personally and the art suits my style as well.
     
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    Lol so just because they look like tabletop miniatures it's a tabletop simulation?

    "True tabletop feel"??

    Lol. Absolutely nothing like any tabletop game I've played.
     
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    There is a KS for a turn based similar game, Warbands Bushido, live there :
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/788569824/warbands-bushido
    But they have no demo, just pretty effects on their pitch, so it is harder to form an opinion (but being TB makes a lot more sense in the first place, when you are trying to appeal to tabletop players).
     
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    That looks a lot better than Wartiles. I didn't like how they were talking about other projects, though. I "get it" that they want to expand the brand or whatever, but it might have been best to just focus in on the one game. Kickstarters are already notorious for not even achieving goals for one title, much less shit that's not even announced.
     
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    Indeed, especially if the other projects are not compatible at all with the first one (I mean, they cannot do a tank game, and a samurai skirmish game using the same scale or mechanics).
    As I said on their comment section, I would find it interesting only if we end up swith a silly Heroscape mode with samurai battling robots, knights, and paratroopers.
     
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    Funding is canceled :(
    It was to be expected, but it looks like they still plan to carry through with the game. They don't mention another KS campaign.
     
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    Aww, how cute!

    Inspired by the success story of Underrail, I have found their contact info and emailed them. at contact@playwoodgames.com.

    I think this game could be truly great if they go in the right direction. I would definitely back this if it were turn-based!
     
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  25. J1Mgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    It's cute that he thinks a real-time game would be unique. I assume this is just a language deficiency and he meant "annoying to play".

    Bustamonte, having directly contacted a developer with a question that potential customers wanted an answer to, you have now completed more actual journalism than professional game journalists complete in a year. I hope you weren't interested in working at Gamespot, as you are now overqualified.
     
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