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There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« on: May 10, 2005, 08:33:12 am »
Me want now

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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2005, 08:39:38 am »
It's pretty. Not sure what else to thik of it. (Never played rise of nations)

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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2005, 09:21:50 am »
It looks very pretty.

I wonder if your base/whatever grows kind of organically rather than sending people to make specific buildings.  it looks too incredibly detailed to for that level of micromanagement.

 if it is organic - that kind of thing really appeals to me, as I always want my cities or bases to be so much more than they are in most rts games. And the fantasy/scifi thing gives it a really interesting twist.
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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2005, 12:25:21 pm »
never saw a RTS with bases like that, looks good :D

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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2005, 12:35:25 pm »
Gamespot has a interview up go check it out
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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2005, 03:52:17 pm »
Graphics for these games are officially starting to get into the "scary" territory. Between this game and Age of Empires III (and who knows what on earth we'll see at E3) the graphics for these games are simply astounding. Every time I don't think the graphics for these can get any better they do!
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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2005, 08:40:12 pm »
YES!!! I've been waiting for a sequel of some sort for Rise of Nations. Too bad its not a revamp of the the first one. Still looks good.
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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2005, 09:14:34 pm »
Everytime a new game comes out for PC it just reminds me that I won't be able to play it. My PC is only a year or 2 old and it can't handle the most recent games. I wish games focused less on hardware capability and more on effecient design. At least I still have my reliable consistent consoles...

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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2005, 12:52:47 am »
Everytime a new game comes out for PC it just reminds me that I won't be able to play it. My PC is only a year or 2 old and it can't handle the most recent games. I wish games focused less on hardware capability and more on effecient design.

I have the same. Sometimes I download a demo and I can't play it because it needs a pixelshader compatible graphic card. (I have a crappy mx440 :P ) I like games with good gameplay, the graphics have to be ok, but not photorealistic to be good.

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« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2005, 06:54:42 am »
I too an im the same boat, but ina backwards way. I HAD a really nice video card 4xxx Ti something... too angry to remember the details... but it got cooked when I had turned on the anti-ailiasing. So I had to step backwards, can't justify the cost right now... kids gotta eat. Probably best for me rightnow, but it sucks that people put so much in to graphics. I wish they'd work more on gameplay (rather than moron gameplay).
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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2005, 08:10:25 am »
I loved Rise of Nations, and I love the way that looks.  I always liked extreme industrial age stuff.  I hope it is a lot of fun.  I still wonder when we will reach the Graphic barrier.  When everything is photorealistic and rendered in realtime.  That will be great.  Hopefully then we can all stop worrying about upgrading and just be able to play everything that comes out.

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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2005, 08:28:44 am »
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2005, 12:04:08 pm »
RoN was a very bland RTS. This one will probably follow in its footsteps of being a mediocre RTS.

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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2005, 12:53:57 pm »
RoN was a very bland RTS. This one will probably follow in its footsteps of being a mediocre RTS.

Did we play the same game?

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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2005, 12:59:15 pm »
It may sound strange, but looking at the way the graphics are structured inthe screenshots, it almost look more like an upgrade to Dungeon Siege.
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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2005, 06:44:58 am »
It may sound strange, but looking at the way the graphics are structured inthe screenshots, it almost look more like an upgrade to Dungeon Siege.
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You know, thats very true.  It does remind me of Dungeon Siege.  I wanted to like that game.  Oh I so wanted to like it, but I just got so board in the middle of it.

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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2005, 06:00:40 pm »

You know, thats very true. It does remind me of Dungeon Siege. I wanted to like that game. Oh I so wanted to like it, but I just got so board in the middle of it.

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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2005, 02:55:30 am »
really? It was one of the few games I actually wanted to finish, most games I'll play then stop half way through.
But I wanted to go all the way in dungeon siege.

ok, im confused, how can a game like rise of ledgends be compared to an rpg like dungeon siege? am I missing something here........?

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2005, 06:39:02 am »
What I was refering to was the layout of the screenshots, the graphics, the details, etc... looks like it was build on the Dungeon Seige engine. It just has that 'feel' to it. It is kind of like looking at a car and knowing its a Jaguar or Pontiac just by its body details.

Dungeon Siege was cool, but it was a resource hog and the gameplay was just not very rewarding to me. It had tons of cool features, but I never felt like I was doing much more than watching a looooooong dull movie. I think I got about 2/3rd of the way through it before the wife and I gave up.

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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2005, 09:41:48 am »
Yeah, this one looks stylisticly like Dungeon Seige.  I hope it doesn't play like DS though.  I had already played thru the game and I knew the crappy ending, but my roommate insisted that he wanted to play thru the game and see what happens.... He comes out one day and tells me "I've just wasted three weeks of my life."
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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2005, 12:03:55 am »
RoN was a very bland RTS. This one will probably follow in its footsteps of being a mediocre RTS.

Stop trolling, hmmm? You seem to want to incite pointless arguments wherever you go.

And RoN was one of the best RTS games I've ever played. The TBS/RTS hybrid gameplay worked wonderfully.

EDIT: Gamespot has a "Hands-on" report about Rise of Legends!  Read it here!
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« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2005, 01:24:51 am »
I played this one and it's fantastic. Listen to the podcast, I talk about it a bit more.
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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2005, 02:40:21 am »
whats the bet that the expansion pack will include two new races?

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Re: There is a god and it is callled BigHugeGames
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2005, 01:50:31 pm »
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Mmmm... Rise of Legends. According to the gamespy article, in the preview they only showed the Vincis and the Arabic magic race, but there will be two more races available in the game(not in an expansion).

In other news, I've just wet myself in anticipation of the upcoming RTS games. AoE3 makes me giddy like a school girl.

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« Reply #24 on: May 20, 2005, 04:13:04 pm »
but there will be two more races available in the game(not in an expansion).

I mean, that an expansion will include two more races, in addition to the original four. Because four just seems like a low number of races to choose from