Looks awesome and turn based combat in an MMO is nothing new.
Thought I would mention that Shadowrun online is supposed to be in beta soonTM. Search for thread on this title came up nada, I think
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Turn based combat ??? wtf ??
Last edited by shabushabu; 12-02-2013 at 09:13 PM.
Looking forward to this big time.
Supposedly you can set how long you want turns, or turn it off altogether. For example, if you have a buddy you always team up with. Otherwise you can set turn length to help when pugging with assholes. Alternatively you can hire runners to fill up slots if you feel like running solo, GW style.
There will be a central hub area where you can move freely in a similar way to Shadowrun Returns during non-combat times. From here you pick up jobs or missions which are then instanced affairs.
Gameplay video from a year ago:
No more unicorns.
So this was officially released yesterday after an extended period of alpha testing and whatnot. Interestingly they state there are still lots of things they want to implement in the game and the voice-acting is SO VERY TERRIBLE. Listening to them try to perform some version of a Boston accent with voice actors who have clearly never been in this country much less Southie is pretty damn funny, but hey at least they took the effort to record some voice at all.
You can play it with other people or you can 'hire' NPCs that you control to fill the remaining slots in your team. I will say that the difficulty is pretty unforgiving and you can be prepared to run even a few of the initial missions a few times before you succeed, especially on missions where your character's skills do not mesh up well with the content of the Run.
Last edited by Qhue; 04-29-2015 at 11:36 AM.
This game looks interesting, is it worth the 30 dollar price tag?
Yeah, lets get some reviews in here if possible. I really like the single player stuff from HBS, but this is not HBS.
The reviews on Steam are all over the place. Most of the bad reviews are from disgruntled Kickstarter patrons though and from last year. It's just hard to tell whether it's worth 30 bucks or wait to see when it goes on sale.
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The problem with turn based is the whole point is to facilitate control over an entire party. It sort of seems pointless when you only control one character.
That said, I have fond memories of AOL's NWN and if someone ever finds a way to emulate it I'd be all over that shit.
I am enjoying the game, but only as a single-player experience with me controlling my "main" character and the hired-help. Maybe I could enjoy running through stuff with a good buddy while talking over Mumble, but the delay in taking actions would slow things down considerably with a several person group.
I think its a worthwhile purchase if you enjoy Xcom style tactical combat scenarios with characters that have varied powers and abilities, but I wouldn't necessarily go into it for the MMO appeal.
I hear that this game has a garbage story that's super linear, but the combat is allegedly much better. I'm not sure whether I want to pick it up or not (though I'm definitely going to be getting Hong Kong when HBS finishes it).
I didn't have any bug issues with Dragonfall, but I thought combat could be better and I DEFINITELY wanted it to be a little more of a sandbox. I *think* both of these things are supposed to be addressed with Hong Kong.
Did you guys use Shamans? Elementals summoned from fetishes are a surefire way to break the game during several missions. Deckers can cause a lot of problems, too, especially if you run through rooms without killing everything and then eject.
When I say "freeze," I don't mean it in the traditional sense. I mean stuff like this:
In this screenshot, the AI thinks that one of the enemies hasn't taken their turn, even though they have. So it just kept returning errors until I loaded an old save.
Last edited by Kriptini; 04-30-2015 at 09:09 PM.
Oh. Yeah, something like that is obv script related.
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