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Offline Grim.Reaper

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2019, 05:00:53 PM »
I am interested in the artbook but not at that price.

Sample of artwork to make you want it more:)

https://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Uploads/FG2/FG2%20sample.pdf

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2019, 05:33:04 PM »
I am scared of this game. I remember well that serious ass-thumping the first one gave me back in the day.  :knuppel2:
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2019, 06:59:09 PM »
Damn you Grim :/
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #48 on: August 27, 2019, 07:01:14 AM »
I am interested in the artbook but not at that price.

Sample of artwork to make you want it more:)

https://www.matrixgames.com/amazon/Uploads/FG2/FG2%20sample.pdf

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2019, 08:10:19 AM »
Me too!
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #50 on: August 27, 2019, 09:04:03 AM »
Yeah, but with the price of Hell Hounds these days, who can afford it? Then the neighbors bitch about the noise. And God forbid you don't scoop the poop. NOTHING does 'steaming hot' like Hell Hound poop.  #:-)
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #51 on: August 27, 2019, 09:13:45 AM »
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #52 on: August 28, 2019, 05:16:56 AM »
The art and game mechanics are very enjoyable. However, I have my concerns. This is no doubt going to be a DLC cash grab. The game ships with a single story driven campaign letting the player control a single faction. There is no sandbox campaign where the player sets up conditions and builds an empire. Additionally, there are only two playable factions in skirmish mode. barbarians and the empire and these appear to just be battles. Finally, the unit lists for the factions are weird. For instance, the Empire, which is sort of like the ruling human power and is largely based on a Roman aesthetic, also contains undead units and creatures. These kinds of units donít belong in this army and should have been a separate faction altogether.

It just seems blatant that they are going to DLC the crap out of this game.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2019, 06:11:13 AM »
Somehow, in the depths of what is left of my soul...I feared and kinda knew it would be like this. I think I have enough patience to wait for the Ultramega OK edition of this to be released, years from now.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #54 on: August 28, 2019, 06:14:01 AM »
Yikes, thanks for the heads-up Jarhead.  This is definitely not going to be a day one purchase then.  I'll do what Gus is doing.

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #55 on: August 28, 2019, 06:15:35 AM »
Sad how quickly a Day 1 purchase can become a NOT Day 1 purchase.

Actually itís pretty awesome, not sad...just means thereís a ton of other games to play 😎
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« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2019, 06:17:51 AM »
It's more sad how eager I was to just buy it without doing the level of research Jarhead did...

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #57 on: August 28, 2019, 06:27:30 AM »
Iím trying to stay positive here.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #58 on: August 28, 2019, 06:38:15 AM »
The art and game mechanics are very enjoyable. However, I have my concerns. This is no doubt going to be a DLC cash grab. The game ships with a single story driven campaign letting the player control a single faction. There is no sandbox campaign where the player sets up conditions and builds an empire. Additionally, there are only two playable factions in skirmish mode. barbarians and the empire and these appear to just be battles. Finally, the unit lists for the factions are weird. For instance, the Empire, which is sort of like the ruling human power and is largely based on a Roman aesthetic, also contains undead units and creatures. These kinds of units donít belong in this army and should have been a separate faction altogether.

It just seems blatant that they are going to DLC the crap out of this game.

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #59 on: August 28, 2019, 06:39:04 AM »
To be fair, the original FantGen featured only one single-player campaign with an evil partly undead Empire having conquered most of the world except for one corner of not-Australia, from which the local aborigines (who might thus be regarded as "barbarians") rose up to retake the world. And there were only two factions, with a significant amount of "what why" between their unit lists. Also no sandbox campaign at all, no more than in Panzer General or its other related products, at the time and down to today.

And people loved that game enough that Matrixlitherine bought the rights to make a sequel-remake-whatever.

If you want more than one faction and more than one single-player campaign with unit lists that make a lot more internal coherent sense, in colorful artistic 3D turn based tactical battles, based directly on Fantasy General but with lots of upgrades (just not the story-setting of FantGen per se) -- that series already exists (and did have three expansions to its second game). And you can buy it cheap, especially on sale when it gets super-discounted.

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