Jeez, is it clone week or what?

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Jeez, is it clone week or what?

Post by Blorx » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:53 am

http://kotaku.com/5617611/be-a-bodyguar ... e-in-sight

I call Black Shades clone. Even the simple graphics style shown there denounces that. Anyone? Anyyyyyyone?

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Post by Spinnacre » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:35 am

Nah, Damzel is about squad control and the social elements involved in protecting an npc. Nor is it a first person shooter.
The developer is Phil Carlisle, who wrote the AI posts on the blog (1, 2), whilst he has said that he has taken some inspiration from Black Shades, the article on his site he states the aesthetics are "still under development".

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Post by Blorx » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:39 am

Right, thanks for explaining that. :D

Just kind of sounded a LOT like Black Shades, and I had totally missed those posts in the blog.

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Post by Count Roland » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:10 pm

I was half prepared to be all angry with him.

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Post by Fournine » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:52 pm

Plus, I doubt the bodyguard in Damzel has psychic powers.

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Post by DJisbored » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:16 pm

I'd like to see cars and trees in black shades. That would be pretty epic.

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Post by Renegade_Turner » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:53 am

Yeah, if there's one thing I love in a game, it's trees.

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Post by DJisbored » Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:37 pm

it would add more color and reality to the game <_<


and cars would be more like a second challenge of not getting run over when crossing the street to bash someone's head in. but mostly the point was that it would look cool

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Post by Renegade_Turner » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:25 pm

Yeah, because we all know reality is what we need more of in video games. Modern realistic FPS games teach us that.

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Post by Ragdollmaster » Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:48 pm

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Anyways, scenery is always nice. Cosmetics/aesthetics/graphics/whatever you want to designate them do help immerse you into the game. Can't exactly have much atmosphere with gray blocks and triangular prisms :P

Not that basic/simple graphics are bad, per se, it's just that eye candy is always nice so long as it doesn't detract from the game itself.

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Post by Freshbite » Fri Sep 03, 2010 5:37 am

Ragdollmaster wrote:... it's just that eye candy is always nice so long as it doesn't detract from the game itself.
I think it would be rather hard to focus on the game if an attractive woman walks up and flashes you every once in a while. It would turn into a "find the woman in red" quest.

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Post by Noz » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:59 pm

I was considering posting this. I just couldn't think of anything clever to go along with it.

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Post by Grayswandir » Sat Sep 18, 2010 8:07 pm

Noz wrote:I was considering posting this. I just couldn't think of anything clever to go along with it.

Your avatar reminds me of this.

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Post by Count Roland » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:15 pm

I never played Descent 2, but Descent was one of my all time favorite games.

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