Post-apoc game?

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Apprentice
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Hi All,

Yet another question I had for Jeff I sent in an
email. How about designing a post-apoc game using
the Vogel software design technique? We have a
void when it comes to turn-based rpg shooters.
Give Fallout 3 a run for its money & cash in on
the post-apoc craze.

Best,
Centisteed

PS: and of course I want to see it on the 360 XBLA. :)
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Warrior
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Turn-based rpg shooters? Isn't the point of a shooting game to test your reflexes? I could be wrong as I don't play many shooter games.

I always thought RPGs and Shooting games were diametrically opposed.

That being said, I can see Jeff doing a "post- apocalyptic " game. In a way the Exile/Avernum series is post-apocalyptic. In this case the apocalypse is when you get cast into the pit.

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Oddly enough, the FPS genre is actually a descendant of sorts of the RPG. The key link in the family tree is Ultima Underworld to Wolfenstein 3-D.

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Apprentice
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Have you guys ever played Fallout or Wasteland?
It works. Each PC/NPC basically take turns firing
guns at each other, reloading, fixing jammed
weapons & so on. It's turn-based & you don't
need reflexes, the reflexes are determined by
your stats, skills, etc. Cover plays a larger role
than it does for fantasy games though. But I think
in terms of Fallout cover is just another stat.

I'm sure Jeff could apply his unique twist
to the genre.
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Warrior
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I don't know that I'd call Fallout a shooter. I mean, yes, it does include guns which you may use to shoot, but you could also call Geneforge a shooter if you use batons.
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quote:
Originally written by Yama Toman?:

Oddly enough, the FPS genre is actually a descendant of sorts of the RPG. The key link in the family tree is Ultima Underworld to Wolfenstein 3-D.
Yeah, Wolfenstein 3D was the very first FPS, I gathered. I have the fourth game in the series: Return to castle wolfenstein, and I love it. I heard a while ago that a film would be made out of it, and next year a sequel to Return to Castle Wolfenstein should be released, or so I understood from several obscure press releases.

On topic, though, RPG and FPS combined seems strange to me, and I can't really understand how it would work. What you menion sounds more as a standard RPG than a FPS to me, to be honest...

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Originally written by Thralni:

On topic, though, RPG and FPS combined seems strange to me, and I can't really understand how it would work.
System Shock. Deus Ex. It's been done before, and done well.

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