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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2019, 11:39:24 AM »
A wise man once said ‘There are three things in life that you should never pay for. Pencils, porn, and concert tickets.’
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2019, 05:36:54 PM »
I thought, 'free love' was one too.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2019, 06:40:02 PM »
If you’re paying for free love you’re not doing it right.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2019, 11:38:54 PM »
We all pay for free love.  It's just a question of whether we pay before or after.

This does look sweet.  I have great nostalgia for those titles.

That said, I'll be curious to see what they bring to the game that's new.  The puzzle/campaign genre with units that carry over from scenario to scenario and use a hex-based map genre has been driven into the ground.  There's been little new under the sun there in a LONG time (although games like Unity of Command or DC: Barbarossa have featured some nice wrinkles).  Putting a fantasy skin on Panzer Corps isn't likely to moisten my loins.

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2019, 09:42:29 AM »
Looking good!

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2019, 07:24:46 PM »
The Original Fantasy General did not hold up very well over time.  I had it and completed it.  I repurchased on GOG a number of years ago and stopped playing about 40% through the game because play and AI combat skills did not hold up that well compared to newer releases.  This was a combat AI issue and not graphics.

Like everything else, the combat AI and game balance will be critical in the game.  I hope it holds up and does well, but I've stopped preordering and I also don't buy games in development.  Too much of a chance that everything goes wrong and too little chance the early payment works out.

I think that the original Fantasy General is thought of better now than it was when it was released more for nostalgia than for play quality.

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2019, 09:31:04 AM »
Airboy, I feel that way about a lot, if not most, of the games I have beloved memories of playing. The memories and nostalgia will grab my attention when I hear "remake", but I need to see a good game incorporating more modern graphics and AI before I pull the trigger. Making a prettier remake of the same game will sell some titles, taking the original idea and breathing new life into it will make devoted fans and even more sales. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2019, 12:02:29 PM »
The original Fantasy General had a great 'mood' regardless of it being ancient, like Steely.

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2019, 08:41:16 PM »
Ha! Gus, you kidder you..... ::)

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2019, 11:23:52 AM »
Funny...but true!
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2019, 07:51:04 AM »
The original Fantasy General had a great 'mood' regardless of it being ancient, like Steely.

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You are right, those missives at the start of each section were done well.  But the game play and AI - not so much.

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2019, 10:48:04 AM »
20 years plus is a long time in game years. There’s very little, if anything, that I would play from 20+ years ago without it being updated.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2019, 11:06:47 AM »
I still listen to the soundtrack occasionally; at least twice this year so far, I'm sure!
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #29 on: May 06, 2019, 11:56:40 AM »
I still listen to the soundtrack occasionally; at least twice this year so far, I'm sure!

Jason, I hope you know this isn't meant as an insult when I say.....

that may be the nerdiest thing I've ever heard     :coolsmiley: O0 8)


(But he can't be the only one because I found this):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jXmzkEAjWY
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