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X-COM creator remaking ZZX Spectrum game 'Chaos'

Cystm

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For the uninitiated - think X-COM, but with Magic.
But so much more.


Chaos ZX Spectrum video

Awesome news if you liked X-COM or are old enough to remember Chaos!
 

DCharlie

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oh my - all over this , day 1. I played the speccy game to death. Just such a perfect game.

I would love a new Lazer Squad with all new missions.

JG is the man. THE MAN.
 

DCharlie

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I just hope it's turn based.

the whole point of Chaos is it's turnbased and has a huge bluff/chance system - it simply wouldn't work in real time.

If this Is anything like Enemy zunknown then I'll buy.

it's not really like Enemy Unknown - it's a single screen game with up to 8 players casting magic spells and screwing each other over.

Here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGvyCI_4CQE

this shows the original game - don't be put off by the graphics and sound, the game is one of the greatest games ever made
 

DiscoJer

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the whole point of Chaos is it's turnbased and has a huge bluff/chance system - it simply wouldn't work in real time.

Yeah, but Magic & Mayhem was supposedly a spiritual successor to Chaos, and it was real time

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_and_Mayhem

And while it might be a remake, his remake of Laser Squad, which was originally a turn based game like X-com (only with space marines and 5 fixed scenarios) was with that phased stuff like Frozen Synapse (where both sides have a turn to give orders and they are followed out at the same time in real time). Which is good for what it does, but not really turn based, IMHO, more like real time that pauses every so often.
 

DCharlie

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i really cannot see how Chaos can work if it's real time - plus i thought Lazer Squad+ pbm style was still turn based?
 

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Yes!

Wow, and Julian was the Creative Director of AC:Liberation, really? I'm really glad he goes back to his roots.

Edit: Not sure if it has been posted, here is his blog for this: http://gollopgames.blogspot.com.es/

Checking his tweet:

"I want to keep combat/movement very close to the original, with some tweeks." (I guess turn based confirmed, I frankly don't see other way to make a Chaos remake.)

"It will be 3D for sure. I am using Unity3D."
 

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I'm not familiar with this game but if we will start to see a revival of turn-based strategy games a la XCOM then count me the fuck in.

Someone please remake Syndicate PROPERLY
 

Kyouji

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I will be all over this like Chryssalids ambushing Rookies.