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Shadow Empire
« on: April 08, 2020, 03:02:19 PM »
From the designer of the Advanced Tactics and Decisive Campaigns series.

Its deep, fellas.

http://grogheads.com/previews/20488
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2020, 03:10:48 PM »
Thanks for the sneak peek.  Looking forward to seeing more when it releases.  I wish he had made another Decisive Campaigns game, but hope this does well for him.
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2020, 04:33:44 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2020, 05:21:23 PM »
DasTactic plays Shadow Empire.  Haven't watched this yet myself:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QbPel4c9Kw
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2020, 06:25:07 PM »
AAAAAAAA..........yea.......I'll be buying this. It's like ATG and Decisive Campaigns had a baby, but in the future.
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2020, 06:26:33 PM »
Looking good!  Yup, another game I'm going to spend my money on.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2020, 07:39:37 PM »
Das's video is great, can't wait for this one!  <:-)
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2020, 09:05:08 PM »
Fantastic preview. Thank you for posting.

It's nice to see a unique and fresh approach to the 4X game genre. Easily, one of my most anticipated games to come out this year.





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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2020, 07:14:56 AM »
Been watching this one for a while now.

Day 1 buy from me.
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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2020, 11:48:52 AM »
This is day one buy for me also. But I would like Vic used more up to date 3D models, rendering or simply just more artistic 2D presentation for some things. Now it looks like environment screens and people faces are crawled back from 1998. They should be immersion amplifiers not immersion breakers.

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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2020, 12:04:11 PM »
I'm a big fan of VR's games (I think I've got & played all of them) - indeed the current isolation has me playing DC Barbarossa - hugely engaging game, which IMO hits that sweet spot balancing deep gameplay & playability. I've also played Gary Grigsby's games, but am put off by the complexity & desire to manage and show every detail, the spreadsheet like nature of them, and again IMO, the inevitable impact on the user interface - it in turn becoming complex & unwieldy.
This is something DC Barbarossa (and previous titles) avoids - a remarkable achievement for such a complex game, and illustrated by clever use of cards for assets like artillery & air power, and clever incorporation of people/leaders - surely an absolute fundamental for any accurate portrayal of conflict.

The reason I say all this is I sincerely hope that Shadow Empire doesn't sacrifice this. Often less is more, and I'd hate this game to just become another Paradox/Grigsby style of accounts management game, driven by an unnecessary desire to do a more "complex" game. Space 4X is fine, but I hope this is something different.  (though I still wish VR had done a North Africa game :bd:)

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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2020, 09:35:23 AM »
Shadow empire release date dropped. June 4th
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2020, 09:50:46 AM »
Only on Matrix at the moment, but presumably on Steam and/or GoG eventually?
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #13 on: May 07, 2020, 09:51:12 AM »
Shadow empire release date dropped. June 4th

Nice. That's my wife's birthday. I can get it for me for her birthday!  <:-)
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Re: Shadow Empire
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2020, 10:04:06 AM »
I remember Bro and I saving up to buy Dad a cartridge of "Asteroids" for our Atari2600 system, shortly after the game released, for his birthday.

In hindsight I feel kind of sorry about that, but we really did think he would want to play it, too.
ICEBREAKER THESIS CHRONOLOGY! -- Victor Suvorov's Stalin Grand Strategy theory, in chronological order. Lots and lots of order...

Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR, lots of screenies.