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Fortnite VGA 2011 Trailer (Epic's New IP) - [Epic: Like Minecraft, More Info]

Alextended

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Seems a bit like SourceForts unless it's co-op against waves of enemies only and not at all adversarial.

So, I guess maybe like a L4D where the emphasis is on barricading instead of traveling to a point.

So I guess like some of those zombie Source mods. Or a different take on COD zombie modes.

Not seeing the Minecraft comparisons, or a reason to get excited. Yet.
 

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I liked how tense the vibe got as soon as the darkness came and the generator went out. Didn't quite expect it. I hope they have a lot of fun with while taking a break from shooters.

And I hope it's a full-blown $60 game. There are plenty of competent tower-defense type games at cheap price points. I'd like to see someone expand on the genre beyond the sort of casual (yet highly enjoyable) games that have been made so for and turn it into a meaty experience.
 

HK-47

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well, yeah.

not something with enemies that reminded me of this game that killed its studios.



also unappealing to me.
first off looks nothing like de blob. second it was a good game that unfortunately didnt find the audience the first game did. third that was a stupid comparison.
 

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Hmm, really disappointed in this. I guess I was just expecting this big triple AAA game.

Naughty Gods brought out the big guns and Epic let down with this.

Oh well...
 

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Hmm, really disappointed in this. I guess I was just expecting this big triple AAA game.

Naughty Gods brought out the big guns and Epic let down with this.

Oh well...
How do you know it's not "big" or "AAA"?

Side note: I'm also very excited for The Last of Us. And MetalGearRising.
 

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DancingJesus
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How do you know it's not "big" or "AAA"?

Side note: I'm also very excited for The Last of Us. And MetalGearRising.
It just seems like an XBLA type title. I could be wrong though since the trailer didn't exactly explain the game. But I can't see a tower defense type game costing full price.

I'm very excited for RAAM's Shadow though, the new DLC for Gears 3.

Whatcha gonna do?
 

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Intriguing. At least more so than another "AAA" game about meatheads in spacesuits blasting off faces with shotguns and exploding things. I'll stay tuned.
 
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Am I the only person actually interested in this?
No, looks good besides the crazy toothy thing popping out of the ground. I'm guessing that's there so people have something to shoot during the day time.

Die2Nite was a good game until they changed the rules about how many of your friends could play the same town.

If you get a group of say 4 or 5 friends together to make a base, this should be a good game. I do need to see some gameplay. Companies need to stop using the cloverfield/blair witch camera in their trailers. Show gameplay. Trailers are suppose to make us want to play your game, not ask wtf is this game about.
 

Kintaro

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We get this...but no Shadow Complex 2?

Just think about that. =/
 

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One thing we can say epic is atleast going out their comfort zone.

But hey we are on the internet not realistic enough stupid graphics.
Again realistic Unreal engine sucks can only render bald space marines.
 

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Yeah it could have been way more ambitious like a third-person shooter or maybe even a first-person shooter.
Or just be different just for the sake of being different! Sure why not right? I guess! As long as it isn't a third person shooter!
 

shintoki

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I think its the best reveal. If it turns out to be a Minecraft + More focued Horde mode, I'll be all over it.
 

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Doesn't grab me. Not the direction I wanted their new IP to be, and these baddies came from underground just like Locust. Sorta meh all around.

Hopefully this is just a XBLA/PSN title and more people are behind that Unreal Engine 4 tech video they showed for next gen, because this seems like a waste of resources to go after the Angry Birds crowd. I can understand trying to make your studio name not just be "giant dudebros with guns," but there's other ways to go about it that isn't so toony to turn off your established fans already. :/
 

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DancingJesus
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or samaritan.


My guess.

B team is making this.

A team is on Gears 4 for Nextbox.
I don't really want that even. I want a new franchise with similar production values seen in the The Last of Us.
 

-PXG-

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If this turns out to be a non-boring Minecraft, then sign me up.

I'm still really shocked by this.
 

Alextended

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Why are people going all "yeah so you want another shooter instead" or whatever when this most likely is one...
 

-PXG-

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From what I understand (rather, assume), the Cary (as in, the main studio) is working on this...

I mean...I don't know.

I would like to see Samaritan as an actual game instead....
 

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What if this is their new F2P game? The game is free, but you use real money to buy barricades, items, weapons, friendly NPCs and access to new areas and enemies.

It's possible. Just look how monetized Gears 3 is. It's either Fornite, or a new F2P Unreal Tournament.
 

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DancingJesus
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What if this is their new F2P game? The game is free, but you use real money to buy barricades, items, weapons, friendly NPCs and access to new areas and enemies.

It's possible. Just look how monetized Gears 3 is. It's either Fornite, or a new F2P Unreal Tournament.
That would be cool, I'd give it a shot if that's the case.
 

shintoki

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What if this is their new F2P game? The game is free, but you use real money to buy barricades, items, weapons, friendly NPCs and access to new areas and enemies.

It's possible. Just look how monetized Gears 3 is. It's either Fornite, or a new F2P Unreal Tournament.
I was thinking the same. This could be a F2P game. Everything in there, but they sell like 2x collection, auto build parts, etc.