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Old 10th September 2014, 5:11 PM   #1
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Old 8th November 2014, 7:09 AM   #2
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I was meh at the beginning of the gameplay trailer and found it had hooked me a bit by the end.

Interesting but not sure of the staying power, but I prefer my story based games instead of re-running the same maps endlessly.
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Old 8th November 2014, 7:39 AM   #3
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So... tf2 blizzard style.
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Old 8th November 2014, 7:45 AM   #4
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kinda reminds me of Brink.

Which i liked. A lot.

Also its kinda what if you took a MOBA (and the ludicrous powers that the heroes have) and made it an FPS.

Longer lifespans sounds awesome too - I watched a video w/ Fatality and a few other oldschool quakers, killing people in a blink of an eye makes for a certain style of game play. Having people live longer opens up more possibilities and the potential for deeper game play.

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Old 8th November 2014, 11:13 AM   #5
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looks like a TF2 re-hash
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Old 8th November 2014, 1:12 PM   #6
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Yeah looks like Blizz's take on TF2m with the one trick pony style of gameplay.

I'm eager, nonetheless.
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Old 8th November 2014, 1:37 PM   #7
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I'll be in for sure.

Love my FPS and MMO FPS.
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Old 8th November 2014, 1:37 PM   #8
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Really surprising how similar the gameplay looks to TF2. At least they're not trying to hide it I suppose.

I'll be very keen so see more of this.
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Old 8th November 2014, 3:11 PM   #9
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blizz fortress 2

no customization turns me off it a lot

can't think of an fps where you can't pick and choose SOMETHING in the last decade... unless they mean custom game modes.. in which case boo hiss, they didn't learn from SC2.. ugh. it's not up to them to make custom things and say it's too complex.. it's up to the users ffs.
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Old 8th November 2014, 3:49 PM   #10
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Not familiar with tf2, but I played and loved Global Agenda a fair bit and the game modes listed in the OP sounds very familiar. So another Global Agenda, but not from lowrez? Hell yeah!
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Old 8th November 2014, 3:55 PM   #11
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I think they'll pair this with a TV series or movies. I think the trailer was for that portion more so than the game. I think they looked at Defiance and TF2 and cherry picked from both with the MOBA hero mentality. Keen to check it out for sure. Don't know hoooowww long it will hold my attention.
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Old 8th November 2014, 4:03 PM   #12
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Honestly was expecting something better from them, not gonna bother with this.
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Old 8th November 2014, 4:33 PM   #13
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I think it looks great, love the art style a lot.
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Old 8th November 2014, 7:53 PM   #14
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Looks like it's gonna be worth trying - see how the classes interact, map quality, whether spam is rewarded, how annoying spies are in public games, matchmaking/ranking etc. It's going to need a decent community to have legs.

"you can do things other than put a crosshair over targets, as that is what drives people away from other shooters."

i.e. there's an engineer class lol

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it's not up to them to make custom things and say it's too complex.. it's up to the users ffs.
And then the user will bitch and moan because it's too complex and Blizzard will spend more time redesigning it...
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