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« on: November 24, 2009, 02:05:31 AM »

This just popped up on my radar today.  From the video on youtube it looks like a cross between Medieval Total War, Celtic Kings and...I don't know-some kind of fantasy game!  It wins the title of "most awesomest game that I've never even heard of before".

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 02:18:39 AM »

Oops-I see Daehawk made a similar thread just over a year ago-and I posted in it! paranoid
Well anyways it still looks awesome!  Release is imminent I believe.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2009, 04:49:33 AM »

When I saw the thread title I thought I had posted on it. But I wasn't going to bother looking because I can never find anything with SEARCH hehehe. Could you post a link to my thread? I'd like to see it too lol

And yes I think the game looked stunning last time I viewed info on it.

watched the video. looks better than Rome I think. I love the setting even more than Rome.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2009, 05:21:33 PM »

The game looks very very interesting actually - Great art assets!!

Its supposed to unlock on steam today, only...its there but no info on unlocking, nor pricing....
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2009, 10:44:36 PM »

Up now, $35.99

That campaign map looks stunning at least...
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2009, 11:44:09 PM »

Quote from: lakers1 on November 24, 2009, 10:44:36 PM

Up now, $35.99

That campaign map looks stunning at least...
Seems a little pricey for a practically unknown company East of the Atlantic that's using a derivitive setting, but on the other hand I agree with you guys - this game actually looks quite compelling.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 01:02:44 AM »

Well their previous Crusades game got good enough reviews.

Not everyone knows this but Hungarian game developers have been around since
the C64/Spectrum days so experience is not lacking. Despite Hungarian Notation slywink.

According to the user review at gamefaqs the production values could be better but they hadly
have the resources of CA anyway. At least it seems they nailed the AI smile. I fo

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=955129&topic=52369873

Seems Gamestar likes it too and that could be good news considering hor harsh they usually are with reviews.


I expect a demo some time in the near future.


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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2009, 02:30:28 AM »

Looks damn pretty - but can it fight????
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009, 09:25:27 AM »

Quote from: Dan_Theman on November 24, 2009, 11:44:09 PM

Quote from: lakers1 on November 24, 2009, 10:44:36 PM

Up now, $35.99

That campaign map looks stunning at least...
Seems a little pricey for a practically unknown company East of the Atlantic that's using a derivitive setting, but on the other hand I agree with you guys - this game actually looks quite compelling.

Since when is a $35 computer game pricey?  Last I checked the standard price for PC games was $49.99.  If the game can live up to its potential (a very big unknown right now) that could be one heck of a deal.
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2009, 09:56:30 AM »

There's a few impressions over at Qt3 now, and one thing to bear in mind, is that while Morale does exist like in Total War, there is no fleeing. Low morale saps stamina appearently, but they dont flee.
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« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2009, 12:14:36 PM »

I don't like the sound of that, on the other hand how many other games do have fleeing?  I would buy this if I had a computer that could run it-unfortunately I don't although I hope to be getting one in a few weeks.  I'm hoping you guys will come up with some impressions.
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2009, 03:23:05 PM »

That is the best part. I hated chasing fleeing troops in MTW/RTW and ETW.
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2009, 05:52:19 PM »

Quote from: marcusjm on November 25, 2009, 03:23:05 PM

That is the best part. I hated chasing fleeing troops in MTW/RTW and ETW.

+1. While realistic, I never really liked fleeing mechanic, especially if the enemy can stop fleeing and come back, which is just dragging the battle out, because it's not like that half dead unit is going to win it for the AI. And if you don't chase them, the AI will keep them for the next battle, which is usually pretty unwinnable for the AI but you still need to cleanup.

Anyway, I am VERY interested in the game. The only thing I am worried about is if it's going to turn out to bea ghetto MTW with magic. Oh and bugs, a lot of CTD's seem to be reported on QT3.
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« Reply #13 on: November 25, 2009, 11:51:06 PM »

Yes, sometimes compromises has to be done for playability. Several hardcore wargames made the same compromise so I have no problems with it.

It seems 64 bit OS:es are the unstable ones, why is this? Anyone know why some games get more unstable in a 64 bit environment?
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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2009, 01:35:18 AM »

Any idea if/when this will be available for download from somewhere other than Steam?
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« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2009, 05:26:36 PM »

This is what I posted on QT3.

I played the game for about 5 hours and it just allowed me to start recruiting. The "tutorial" part is soooo long. The good news is that I didn't have any CTD's or other technical issues. The bad news is that the game kinda looks and feels like ghetto MTW2 - graphics, sound, controls, mechanics.

Archers are way too overpowered, especially when affected by a certain spell that causes an archer unit to shoot 3 times as many arrows for 20 seconds - one archer unit under this spell can wipe out an enemy unit in a couple of volleys. This does make the battles faster, as you can't ignore archers, you need to deal with them ASAP. Also archers shoot every 6 seconds (way too fast) or so and have unlimited ammo.

Unit size is 50-ish at most, so the battles don't feel that epic even if you have full stacks on both sides. Also when moderately zoomed out, you don't hear any battle sounds and it really detracts from the experience. I always liked listening to my cavalry charge.

There seems to be a lot of variety in units, which is a good thing. I just encountered an enemy with Giants and Wargs, they are cool and add a lot to the game, forcing you to change tactics often and adapt.

I couldn't find a way to make my cavalry charge through the enemy - it always slows down and gets into melee. I only have light cavalry atm, so maybe that's why.

I didn't have a chance to do anything on the strategic map due to extra long tutorial.

Generally, I am kind of intrigued by the game and will definitely play more but I don't really feel it so far.

Quote from: marcusjm on November 25, 2009, 11:51:06 PM

It seems 64 bit OS:es are the unstable ones, why is this? Anyone know why some games get more unstable in a 64 bit environment?

I have Win 7 64 bit and didn't have any CTD's or other technical issues in my 5 hour long session.
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2009, 03:48:37 AM »

New patch out today:

Spoiler for Hiden:
King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame v1.03


  • Samhain armies spawn less frequently and their maximum number is limited
  • Saved games remain available when renaming profiles
  • Added autosave to each season
  • Added "Delete savegame"
  • Added Quicksave on Campaign map (Hotkey: F5)
  • Added "disable" checkbox for unit selection voices
  • Damage by Whirlwind and Pool of Darkness paused during "Pause"
  • "Difficulty level" influences the experience level of the enemy units
  • Added missing pictures (for a couple of artifacts and skills)
  • Fixed game crash bugs
  • 1360x768, 1366x768, 2560x1600 resolutions available

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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2009, 01:54:55 PM »

I had stumbled onto this on Steam. Most reviews made it sound too intimidating for the 2009 me. I think the 1994-1996 heavy-into-wargames me might have appreciated it. Too bad there's no playable demo.
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2009, 12:46:20 AM »

Quote from: Blackjack on December 09, 2009, 01:54:55 PM

Too bad there's no playable demo.

Ask and ye shall receive.  The demo is out on steam today.
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« Reply #19 on: December 19, 2009, 02:53:13 AM »

i click install demo and it just refreshes the steam page. hmmmm
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« Reply #20 on: December 19, 2009, 03:05:12 AM »

Quote from: Hrothgar on December 19, 2009, 12:46:20 AM

Quote from: Blackjack on December 09, 2009, 01:54:55 PM

Too bad there's no playable demo.

Ask and ye shall receive.  The demo is out on steam today.


sweet.  downloading demo off of Steam right now.
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« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2009, 04:07:30 AM »

played a bit of the demo.  it didn't feel like anything special but some of the spells shown in the opening movie looked like they may be pretty cool.  I'll wait until there's a really good sale on this to grab it.
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« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2009, 12:11:02 PM »

Got it. Had to restart Steam to get it to download.
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« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2009, 06:54:27 AM »

I haven't tried the demo, but I'll probably grab this during the inevitable Steam sale after Christmas. It looks interesting.
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« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2010, 08:18:36 AM »

looks like they just released some DLC.
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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2010, 06:16:28 AM »

expansion plans.  the Welsh are coming, the Welsh are coming!
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« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2010, 08:53:11 PM »

they've got a new expansion coming: The Druids.
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« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2010, 03:23:04 PM »

Anyone have any more impressions on this?  It certainly looks like fun.
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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2011, 05:52:08 PM »

The Druids is out for everyone who loves the Druish culture.
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« Reply #29 on: February 03, 2011, 07:54:12 PM »

This is on sale right now in Steam - just a heads up... I already have the base game, but couldnt resist getting all the DLC's for a total of 11 euroes!
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« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2011, 11:10:45 PM »

I got everything except the Druids pack during holiday sale. Only gave it a couple hours but I liked what I saw a lot. If I could ever finish Dragon Age I will get back to this.
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« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2011, 11:17:30 PM »

If you have the base game, the three DLCs pre-Druids are on sale together cheap as well.  There's a Bargain Bin thread. 
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