Isometric games can look damn good
04.11.2012 @ 22:17 #1
This game is not complete yet but it use modern engine and looks really damn good, from physics to lightning. There is stereotype that isometric games looks like 2d turn based crap, but as you can see not necessarily. Im sure that with great cdpr art direction and advanced engine we could have really great looking isometric game with awesome gameplay. Technology!
04.11.2012 @ 22:59 #2
04.11.2012 @ 23:21 #3
05.11.2012 @ 00:30 #5
It's the same old story: with a good plot and a good storytelling every game is good, even if it's 2D. I venture to say that it would be also better than 3D because more is left to the imagination of the player.
Anyway the game looks interesting... there are skeleton warriors!!
05.11.2012 @ 11:11 #8
05.11.2012 @ 13:17 #9
It's damn impressive though. I backed it. Being a young game developer myself with an affection for RPGs, these kind of projects gives me a warm feeling and I certainly hope to see this project becoming a fully realized game.
05.11.2012 @ 16:04 #11
"In video games, "isometric" refers to some form of parallel projection (commonly, the form of dimetric projection mistakenly referred to as "isometric") where the viewpoint is rotated slightly to reveal other facets of the game environment than are visible from a top-down perspective or side view, thereby producing a three-dimensional effect. The terms "3/4 perspective", "2.5D" and "pseudo-3D" are also commonly used."
Interesting game concept, though I have a hard time believing that he made most of the game code by himself in his spare time over a time period of one year without utilizing anything like Havoc etc., if I heard him correctly in the video...
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05.11.2012 @ 17:47 #14
06.11.2012 @ 04:31 #15
Building good tech with the right focus first can be of immense help to making a really memorable game (TW2 is a perfect example). I really hope they succeed and manage to push the industry forward. Their level editor looks especially well made and that pure physics combat is pure genius.
06.11.2012 @ 06:55 #16
He isn't using any physics engine that I recognize. No other physics engine (that I am aware of) takes into consideration every items weight, momentum, shape and balance. Watching this video demonstrates these things:
06.11.2012 @ 07:28 #17
Sorry for being a spelling nazi, but stuff like that annoy me, especially in 'official' channels.
06.11.2012 @ 08:13 #18
This aspect is the part that I find most impressive, and it pretty much confirms he didn't use 3rd party software for the physics. Instead of having the same, repetitive animations playing over and over in combat the game uses dynamic behaviors... meaning the AI is actually reacting to your actions instead of just playing a predetermined animation. This makes combat much more dynamic and exciting!
06.11.2012 @ 09:30 #19
You are offered a valuable object to complete some task. This could be a lie, it could be a way to lure you into a trap and rob you, for example. If the reward does exist, you might decide to find out where the person offering it lives and look for it in their house rather than completing the task. You may get caught doing this, or you may even be hired by the same person to retrieve the stolen item.
It sounds like they want to create something truly unique, with more actual role playing than most RPGs offer. You may become powerful, but the world and its story doesn't centre around your person. Rather, you're one of many inhabitants in its world, and can influence some aspects of its story and people. It sounds very interesting, and could be quite groundbreaking if their KS succeeds. "Only" at 10% for now, but I hope it will increase substantially if gaming magazines and -sites pick them up, and they reveal more details about the game. It seems they don't want to reveal much of the story, so it must be of substantial importance, but I hope they get out more details about the world, gameplay, mechanics, etc. Whatever they need to succeed, because this game (idea) looks bloody awesome!
06.11.2012 @ 11:31 #20
It sounds impressive, but so far animation looks bad and clunky. Especially guard in Kickstarter video moves terribly.