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BattleCry revealed: Bethesda's stylish World War I game without gunpowder

What if war was civilized? What if it was structured, ritualized and

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so.... steampunk war?

 

is F2P really that popular?

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well they wouldent be doing it if the buisness model was not popular I suppose its easier to get there inital hooks in somone when the game is free

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Why did they (or anyone for that matter) feels such inescapable need to Pascal-case? Is it hip and cool? Then it should have been BattlCry!

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Appreciate that there's a desire to honor the 100th anniversary of the Great War and all, and while this sounds interesting, it's not really the same war if there's no gunpowder, and free to play is also somewhat of a turn off. Should give it a chance, though. There's always Valliant Hearts if that doesn't get delayed, and Verdun, which may be out of early access by the 100th anniversary of the armistice.

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so.... steampunk war?

 

is F2P really that popular?

It's a different sort of steampunk war - it's closer to Rise of Legends (which was a steampunk/magical/war-with-rules RTS from Big Huge Games) except that it's set post-Apocalypse - not pre-historical.

 

If anything, it's closer to steampunk fought under the old IBF (International Boxing Federation) rulebook taken online.

This normally would be an offline RTS (again, closer to Rise of Legends, or even Rise of Nations) - except that multiplayer - not single-player - is the core of the gameplay; therefore, it's F2P.

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I like the style and will give it a shot. It is odd to me, though that those using swords wouldn't be wearing more armor than merely a helmet, haha. Steel at that point was pretty readily available so plate probably wouldn't have been difficult to own if gunpowder had never been invented.

 

But anyways, I like the style and the concept.

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Seems like it's more based on an anime than WWI

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Yes, it also borrows a lot from Dune looks like, the whole concept of conveniently banning most projectile weapons enables the universe. Just like in Dune they have space-warp engines but have stopped using assault rifles and "lasguns" due to shields etc. It's a neat if odd contrivance.

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