I didn’t attend this year’s Game Convention in Leipzig, mainly because I am too damn lazy to drag my nerd ass out of my parents’ basement, unless absolutely neccessary. Thanks to teh Interwebs, I rarely have to.
Age of Conan
There’s a video of siege gameplay. It looks like something that potentially could be fun if Funcom manage to reduce lag and turn it into less of a chaotic brawl. Then we have PvE dungeon footage that very much fails to impress.
And finally, there are some very mixed first impressions by gamers:
Just came back from GC and I must say I pretty much expected something else. [...] Honestly I’m trying not to be too negative, but what I’ve seen is not a game needing a polish, but a game which really needs way more time.
Imagine playing “Tekken” and having to select a combo through a drop-down menu each and every time before you can even attempt to pull it off through the proper movement and button combinations…
Oh, and boobs!! Nice, yes, but I suspect that 90% of AoC’s population will be “female” and that’s kind of gay.
Warhammer: Age of Reckoning
EA Mythic revealed some leet infoz on Elves. I’m not horribly interested in playing an Elf because I’m too insecure in my sexuality. The always entertaining Brit Paul Barnett recycles some jokes we’ve heard before (Elves are like British posh people, Dark Elves are like British posh people on drugs yadda yadda yadda).
He added a new twist to his Darf Elves characterization, implying that they were also like Americans, by noting that ”they move around in enormous war machines carrying thousands of soldiers with enormous weapons of destruction, all across the world, wherever they want, and they invade places” and “they do whatever they want, no one can stop them, they’re rich“.
Another relevant piece of information bestowed upon us by Paul Barnett is that the game designer who created the female-only Witch Elf class is a “sad individual, who lives with his mother, and has no girlfriend. As a result, every skill he gave the Witch Elf is, in his mind, the evil powers of women“.
You can download a video of the presentation here. It’s only 500mb, too.