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Gaming Achron Interview: Your Head Will Explode

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 14 Apr 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Skiddywinks

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    I have got to see some video of this. I am well and truly both amazed and bemused.

    EDIT: 5 demo videos are up on Youtube. Seriously, everyone has got to check it out!
     
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  3. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    Any article that mentions day of the tentacle has to be onto something awesome, checking vids!
     
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    This looks and sounds fantastic, definately on my list for next year :)
     
  5. Pieface

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    Never heard of this game before, video's look alright, will have to keep an eye out on this one.
     
  6. dyzophoria

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    very interesting concept, would really like to see how it will turn out
     
  7. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    in a year or so they can beef up the video. thats the least of my concern with this game (this rarely happens), but i sure hope they get the paradox **** straighten up. the gameplay looks to be freakin awesome......
     
  8. interzen

    interzen Real men use chainsaws.

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    +lots for the Day Of The Tentacle references :)
    If the YouTube videos are any indication, this could be very *very* cool if they can pull it off - been looking for a decent RTS since the crushing disappointment of Age Of Empires III (and CivRev on the 360)

    Also, surely I can't be the only one who read 'Achron' as 'Archon' - people of a certain age will get the reference :) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archon_(computer_game) for those who don't)
     
  9. Skiddywinks

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    I read Archon, but only because of Starcraft.
     
  10. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    Am I the only person who thinks it looks incredibly convoluted and too complicated?

    I'll still try the demo, though!
     
  11. thecrownles

    thecrownles What's a Relix?

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    Typo on first page:

    We first heard about ***Archon*** in the aftermath of Game Developer Conference this year, where everyone was telling us we had to see this strategy game where players could travel through time however they wanted.
     
  12. Ending Credits

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    Looks quite Indie IMO as well as fantastic.
     
  13. Skiddywinks

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    I vageuly remember hearing something in one of the demos that prevents people from just constantly trying to undercut each other (in terms of travelling back in time to attack a weaker base) over and over. Anyone have any idea what it was?
     
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    Probably the chronometer, i.e you can only issue so many orders before you have to recharge.

    That and then there's a time horizon and anything before that can't be changed.
     
  15. TomD22

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    I just....I still don't get it.

    Player A can go back and re-fight battles in the past so...what does player B see on his screen when that happens? Does it sort of automatically jump him back there and force him to join in? What if he wanted to go re-fight a different battle in the past or jump into the future or something at the same time....?

    I can see how it could work in singleplayer with some clever AI, I think, but how multiplayer could work I really have no clue.
     
  16. metarinka

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    interesting, the gameplay seems solid and the concept and engine look like they work.

    I'm more worried that company made of egg-heads will be able to pull off the story, artwork, interface and music and present a polished game. This game doesn't need the triple A title treatment but if it comes out too rough around the edges I fear it will never catch on.

    right now the story seems very shallow
     
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