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The Neotokyo thermoptic-pimping thread 10 years 10 months ago #352443

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IT'S OUT AND SO KAWAII! Mirrors.
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The Neotokyo thermoptic-pimping thread 10 years 10 months ago #354110

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Trailer released. If you've seen the Black Mesa Source trailer, it should look familiar. ;)[youtube]MOh3xYPrYF8[/youtube]http://www.monkeyjunkie.co.uk/NT
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The Neotokyo thermoptic-pimping thread 10 years 10 months ago #354122

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I've been following this mod for about 3 years now. Happy its finally coming out ;Dbut the reason I've been following it for so long was because of the theme and how much I loved the style, but I haven't paid much attention to the gameplay. what makes it unique?
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The Neotokyo thermoptic-pimping thread 10 years 10 months ago #354189

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To be honest, the gameplay as a whole isn't unique. It's just a reverse version of Capture The Flag, where you have to snatch a flag (that robot husk with titties) that randomly spawns somewhere on round-start. The enemy is also trying to get it, so you have to steal it and get it to an Extraction Point before they do.I may be injecting my opinion in this, but I believe the developers just decided that taking a winning formula (Counter-Strike) and shaking up the rules a bit with some changes would be the best gameplay formula for their mod:
  • Designed for Friendly Fire = ON (HUD warning elements, mirror damage, etc.)
  • Classes mixed with a small XP/RPG system (rank up and earn more weapons to use)
  • Squad system (think BF2's without being able to spawn at your leader's location)
  • Toys (thermoptic camo, vision modes, etc.)
Even with this small list, the learning curve is quite high for new players. So in the end, I think the devs have parked themselves in a good spot between uniqueness and familiarity.
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The Neotokyo thermoptic-pimping thread 10 years 10 months ago #354192

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I kind of like that, just because familiarity and FPS's is always a good thing :PAny idea when it's coming out? You seemed like you were involved in some way, so I'm hoping you know everything.
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The Neotokyo thermoptic-pimping thread 10 years 10 months ago #354195

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Side note: I can't get enough of that shotgun blast part of the trailer. Most satisfying shotgun blast I've ever seen, next to this shotgun test video he has in the older part of his youtube videos.
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The Neotokyo thermoptic-pimping thread 10 years 10 months ago #354209

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2009 for sure. Devs say Q1, but I don't try to get my hopes up with their dates...
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The Neotokyo thermoptic-pimping thread 10 years 7 months ago #362101

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The Neotokyo thermoptic-pimping thread 10 years 7 months ago #362125

Chyeah, Ed Harrison sent me an auto comment thing on myspace about that. I'm getting it from CDBaby soon.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e20/kareeji/arrowheadsig.jpg?t=1268771428
Twitter: hifibryYoutube: kareeji
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The Neotokyo thermoptic-pimping thread 10 years 3 months ago #373330

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Release date: This Friday. Be there.
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