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why the wait?
« on: July 17, 2005, 03:54:41 pm »
what about this game is going to take over a year to finish? Will's demo (which can be seen at www.pqhq.com/cmp/gdctv just scroll down to where you see it) looked awesome, very near completion. seriously, what's gonna take so long?



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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2005, 04:18:09 pm »
Coding, bugs, design, graphics, gameplay - the game was nowhere near finished.  It has all the core elements yes, but to make sure it is as good as possible at release they need the time.  This is very common amongst big games.

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2005, 04:48:15 pm »
Because will wright is evil and hates you.



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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2005, 04:55:44 pm »
this game is my salvation and damnation, because it will be the best game ever, but i'm gonna fail tenth grade either fantasizing about the game, or actually playing

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2005, 07:37:19 pm »
10th grade isn't important.

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2005, 07:41:26 pm »
10th grade isn't important.
If you don't want to get any higher education, and get a high paying job...
Plus it looks bad on your resume...

At least you arn't going to spend your 10th grade year doing the chicken dance...

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2005, 07:49:53 pm »
At least you arn't going to spend your 10th grade year doing the chicken dance...

I have no idea what to make of that...

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2005, 08:08:16 pm »
At least you arn't going to spend your 10th grade year doing the chicken dance...

I have no idea what to make of that...
Well, sorta a refrence to the German class that I'm going to take... We're going to 'learn' the chicken dance (For reasons unknown)...

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2005, 08:58:19 pm »
Sie werden nicht beleidigen deutschland! translation: you will not insult Germany!

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2005, 09:04:20 pm »
...Du...
...Du haSt...
...Du haSt mich...

That's about all you'll get out of me besides a few swear words.

Anyway this is about Spore (kind of).

To me the game looked only about of the way done.. if that.. just the central parts of the core of each game mod elaid into place he had to manually shift the modes to preset conditions in the demo.. suggesting it was far from being complete.
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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2005, 09:05:26 pm »
Sie werden nicht beleidigen deutschland! translation: you will not insult Germany!
Really? I got: They will not insult Germany!
And that's closer to the truth...
because I'm not the one making fun of Germany...
If I was, I'd be making fun of my own last name... (no it's not 'Germany')

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2005, 09:44:19 pm »
If you watch the demo closely, you'll see the game still needs a lot of work.  The AI for instance looks like it isn't even close the being completed.  Tanks trolled through city buildings and wandered around aimlessly for instance.

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2005, 09:51:41 pm »
Not too mention the passifist coward air craft Will had that flew off into the sunset and away from the city assult.

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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2005, 12:37:11 am »
HASSELHOFF! ;D



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Re: why the wait?
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2005, 04:59:15 am »
Did anyone mention there is no procedural texturing in the creature editor and no death conditions implmented yet?  :)

Besides, I would expect a more gradual creature change than a sudden change like shown in the demo, maybe you get evolution points throughout the game and then using these points you can buy various parts for your creature (ie: grasper might cost more than just getting a joint, etc). Then one would have a more gradual creature change, maybe when you first walk on land you will still have fins, until you have enough points to remove them later.
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