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Fantasy General 2
« on: April 08, 2019, 03:49:58 PM »
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2019, 05:07:22 PM »
Oh hell yeah! The original Fantasy General is one of the very few classics I played for years and years after it's prime. Day one purchase for this gamer.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2019, 05:38:20 PM »
I'll be following this one with doubtful hope that it can repeat the original greatness. Got to have some really cool fantasy units to be a success. Fingers crossed. ;)
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2019, 06:27:18 PM »
Oooooh!

So, Slitherine didn't get the rights to remake Panzer General, and just remade Panzer General (again) anyway -- in several fashions -- like everyone else in the world -- but they somehow got the rights to use the IP for Fantasy General? .......okay. Not complaining.

But I'm about to rant about the writing sample.

I hope the writing is better than the opening narration. It's one thing to rip off one of the catchphrases to the Wheel of Time series; heck, even Peter Jackson did that to start his adaptation of the Lord of the Rings! (Which is like Inception levels of whack.)

It's another thing to rip it off badly. "Three hundred years and heroes become legends; legends becomes myth; myth fades from memory..."

Um, no. Not in three hundred years. A legend might become myth in three hundred years -- arguably the history behind "King Arthur" became myth that quickly -- but once something reaches mythical status sooner than 300 years, it does NOT fade from memory in only 300 years. Otherwise it wouldn't have been popular enough to become myth, and myth that quickly, to begin with!

That's just taking Fellowship's opening borrow of the Wheel of Time, about legend becoming myth and some things that should not have been forgotten, were lost IN OVER THREE AND A HALF THOUSAND YEARS! (A timescale comparable to WoT's storyline, too, incidentally. And even Peter Jackson and his writing harem borrowed that line badly, since the story and details they're talking about weren't lost and didn't become forgotten by the people whom the events were important to: Tolkien would have laughed riotously at the whole idea. But they sold it better in the delivery.  ::) )

The original catchphrase from WoT works better, largely because RJ didn't claim, either in the catchphrase or in the story itself, that people forgot the myths. The myths were left over from what people did forget, but narrative stories across that whole span of time were still being made and going on, bringing along echoes of the old history with them.


........ :pullhair: #:-) :hide:

To be fair, the writing for the spiritual sequel Fantasy Wars/Elven Legacy wasn't great either, and I love that series to death. Writing turns out to be hard. And there's no guarantee that the promo narration will be the opening narration, or that the writer(s) of that will be the writer(s) of the game's actual storyline. The game is only alpha at best. There's time for improvement.  O:-)


On a different level of geekiness, I see those Phoenix Knights in the trailer and remember how broken they were in the original game!  :D They could take a turn not only to heal all wounds, but to resurrect all dead units. That was on top of being the best fighting units in the game by a fair margin.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2019, 07:17:55 PM »
I was home to catch the Slitherine stream today, mentioned that GOG had the rights to FG, and they were partnering with them on FG2. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/408091189 the FG2 stuff starts about 47 minutes into it.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2019, 07:54:10 PM »
Nice visuals.

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2019, 08:07:15 PM »
I better play the original soon to get ready.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2019, 09:02:29 PM »
Intrigued.  I saw the announcement this morning.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2019, 02:51:55 AM »
wow just wow

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2019, 05:09:28 AM »
Hell yeah!  <:-)

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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2019, 06:38:23 AM »
I was home to catch the Slitherine stream today, mentioned that GOG had the rights to FG, and they were partnering with them on FG2.

Interesting!

The other interesting thing there, is that Matrixlitherine will be directly partnering more with GoG, which I think can only be a good thing.  O0 And then, BY SHEER COINCIDENCE!!?!?, they release two of their biggest most expensive hardcore monster games (plus dlc) on GoG at around this time.  ^-^

Anything that helps the Slithermanagement feel more comfortable and profitable reaching out through the well-established distribution channels, should benefit everyone.
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2019, 06:59:31 AM »
Stop it with your ‘logic’ and ‘facts.’
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2019, 08:03:54 AM »
Yon naysayers shall deter me not from throwing my hard earned coin at this game!!!
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2019, 10:22:37 AM »
The hard-earned coin is the best kind to throw at games. I save the easy stuff for drinking and porno.  :clap:
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Re: Fantasy General 2
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2019, 11:27:30 AM »
^Hear, hear!   O0
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