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Pandora's Box
08-25-04, 06:07 PM
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/r/?page=http://www.computerandvideogames.com/news/news_story.php(que)id=108529

hehe teh awesome:

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/screenshots_library/dir_258/vortal_pic_129021.jpg
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/screenshots_library/dir_258/vortal_pic_129019.jpg
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/screenshots_library/dir_258/vortal_pic_129022.jpg
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/screenshots_library/dir_258/vortal_pic_129024.jpg

aAv7
08-25-04, 06:42 PM
that last pic is crazy....thats alot of soldiers....i wonder how well this game will run given the slower performance of rome:total war.

Mr. Hunt
08-25-04, 06:48 PM
Good gosh... this game keeps looking better and better.... are we going to be able to play the "bad guys" also? I would love to have some of those awesome units :\.

Skrot
08-25-04, 06:54 PM
Heh.. the last pic is nice, but it's a bit shoddy. Look at the guys in the middle. They're just standing around casual like. ****, they're brave. ;)

-=DVS=-
08-25-04, 07:14 PM
In last pic those poor knights are so screwd :rofl , but ya if it runs good big battles might be fun , unleas it scripted scenes movie based few battles without any strategy :retard:

Pandora's Box
08-25-04, 07:24 PM
yeah you can play the "bad" guys. and i doubt it will run that slow since the game engine supports instancing.

Mr. Hunt
08-25-04, 08:12 PM
I hate you pandora... you have made me want this game even more :\.... that second picture is so awesome :\.

Clay
08-25-04, 08:29 PM
Heh.. the last pic is nice, but it's a bit shoddy. Look at the guys in the middle. They're just standing around casual like. ****, they're brave. ;)
Isn't that basically what they did in the last movie? Just kinda hung loose cause they were simply waiting... :)

Pandora's Box
08-25-04, 08:42 PM
I hate you pandora... you have made me want this game even more :\.... that second picture is so awesome :\.


u opened my box (this thread) so its your own fault. (whatever :lame: i know)


and clay is right that is what they did in the last movie, although i dont quite remember that many bad guys.

holmes
08-25-04, 08:48 PM
Me wants..
:drooling:

aAv7
08-25-04, 09:13 PM
well it's nice to know this and medal of honor pacific assault will fill the void of no stalker and (most likely) no HL2 this year.

Skrot
08-25-04, 09:22 PM
Isn't that basically what they did in the last movie? Just kinda hung loose cause they were simply waiting... :)Hehe maybe they essentially were, but I'm pretty sure they at least had their shields up parallel to their bodies, not perpendicular :).

superklye
08-25-04, 09:34 PM
I just came...repeatedly.

Pandora's Box
08-25-04, 09:35 PM
Hehe maybe they essentially were, but I'm pretty sure they at least had their shields up parallel to their bodies, not perpendicular :).


it doesnt follow the movie story line exactly. its an rts u can deviate all you want.

Skrot
08-25-04, 09:52 PM
it doesnt follow the movie story line exactly. its an rts u can deviate all you want.Yes.. well... I wouldn't exactly call this a deviation from the storyline, but a small lack of emotion in the picture. They sure don't seem too upset or concerned that they're about to be flatted by a massive army of orcs.

Of course, this doesn't matter :)

Pandora's Box
08-26-04, 10:27 AM
Yes.. well... I wouldn't exactly call this a deviation from the storyline, but a small lack of emotion in the picture. They sure don't seem too upset or concerned that they're about to be flatted by a massive army of orcs.

Of course, this doesn't matter :)


you will be impressed by the ai in the game. the units dont usually (they didnt in the movies i watched about this game) stand around and do nothing. when they win battles they cheer, when a gigantic orc comes along or an elephant they will back off a little and form up. quite impressive. and then ents (the tree like creatures) when they catch on fire (yeah you can set them on fire) they start to panic and run off to find water.

Skrot
08-26-04, 06:49 PM
Hehe cool cool. This is all well and good, assuming that I can tell them to *not* do these things. Keeping the ent where it is for a couple more seconds might mean the difference between winning and losing a battle. :)

Pandora's Box
08-26-04, 09:03 PM
i think its just for computer players. doesnt affect users. idk though

killahsin
08-26-04, 10:52 PM
Those are definatly some impressive screenshots