Discussion in 'MMO Game Discussion' started by Stupid, Jun 9, 2011.
I love permadeath, I hate platforming. Combining the two is something I would have to deal with in Hell
I saw this just got added to Steam.
What a fucking awful trailer.
Wizardry Online, gaining musical inspiration from Quake II.
I don't think the trailer is that bad though, at least it's gameplay and not some narcissistic developer barfing out feature talking points. The editing could have allowed a little more breathing room between the cuts, but the trailer promotes the ample use of the brown & grey palette very, very well.
Now it's been removed from Steam.
The pull quotes in the trailer were:
"Wizardry Online is a dangerous place..."
"Death lurks around every corner."
"Keep an eye out for dangerous traps."
"That permadeath thing intrigued me and scared me."
This is how they're selling the game? Nothing about the wonder of exploration, the deep skill system, the groundbreaking social atmosphere (and I'm making all that up, all I have to go on is this trailer.) The message is, "You will die a lot and it's permanent."
Yeah, sign me up.
TOP TEN SHITTY GAME PITCHES
10. You'll Believe a Game Can Quit To Desktop
As far as I'm concerned, the last Wizardry game that was ever made was Wizardry 8, by Sir-Tech.
Tried this tonight for an hour or so. Was chatting online with a friend while I played it:
I think the extra nine points in my PIE stat really helped. I bet they gave me more OD (whatever the hell that is -- you have HP, MP, and OD). I didn't get any pie, though. At least the game is sensible and doesn't have a CAKE stat, because god that would be stupid.
CAKE doesn't need to slum in a game like this.
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