Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 12, 2020, 01:22:14 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
*
Home Help Search Login Register
f13.net  |  f13.net General Forums  |  Gaming  |  Topic: Star Wars Squadrons - Xwing Vs Tie Fighter plus 24 years maybe 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: Star Wars Squadrons - Xwing Vs Tie Fighter plus 24 years maybe  (Read 661 times)
eldaec
Terracotta Army
Posts: 11136


on: June 19, 2020, 04:06:44 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCcfJ9uEwvs

The marketing seemed to be squarely aimed at people who remember Xwing and TIE fighter, and is copying the lines used on Fallen Order 'this is a whole game no gacha bullshit'. There are obvious compromises (only 5v5, only a handful of ships across 2 factions), but optimistically, maybe EA have worked out how to fund smaller games that they don't feel compelled to stuff with DLC.

It is on consoles, but no obvious compromises to that - it doesn't seem to be Rogue Squadron. They are promising HOTAS and VR support.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2020, 04:15:51 PM by eldaec »

"People will not assume that what they read on the internet is trustworthy or that it carries any particular ­assurance or accuracy" - Lord Leveson
"Hyperbole is a cancer" - Lakov Sanite
Falconeer
Terracotta Army
Posts: 10913

a polyamorous pansexual genderqueer born and living in the wrong country


WWW
Reply #1 on: June 19, 2020, 05:33:41 PM

Consoles only?

Trippy
Administrator
Posts: 22177


Reply #2 on: June 19, 2020, 05:40:56 PM

It's on Origin/Steam/Epic.
Goumindong
Terracotta Army
Posts: 4157


Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 10:38:55 PM

With VR support, HOTAS support, and crossplay. There is apparently also semi-AI in the 5v5 mode ( am guessing you have a bit of control over a squadron)
Cyrrex
Terracotta Army
Posts: 9840


Reply #4 on: June 20, 2020, 09:13:55 AM

They...they are promising.....wait.  What are they promising?  WHAT ARE THEY PROMISING.

I thought this was going to be some superficial multiplayer bullshit I could ignore.  Instead it might be the missing piece of my entire life.

I can play it without other people?

"...maybe if you cleaned the piss out of the sunny d bottles under your desks and returned em, you could upgrade you vid cards, fucken lusers.." - Grunk
Goumindong
Terracotta Army
Posts: 4157


Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 09:51:26 PM

Yes. Supposed to have a full single player campaign. Also only costs 40 bucks. And i think i heard no microtransactions (but likely MP unlockables)
MournelitheCalix
Terracotta Army
Posts: 920


Reply #6 on: June 20, 2020, 11:21:28 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCcfJ9uEwvs

The marketing seemed to be squarely aimed at people who remember Xwing and TIE fighter, and is copying the lines used on Fallen Order 'this is a whole game no gacha bullshit'. There are obvious compromises (only 5v5, only a handful of ships across 2 factions), but optimistically, maybe EA have worked out how to fund smaller games that they don't feel compelled to stuff with DLC.

It is on consoles, but no obvious compromises to that - it doesn't seem to be Rogue Squadron. They are promising HOTAS and VR support.

 I saw all of that hype train BS and I left both presentations asking myself what exactly am I witnessing?  Is it actually X-wing vs Tie Fighter in that it has a robust single player game vs bots and objectives to complete with freedom to move and come up with your own strategy or is this a on the rails game?  No idea which it is because I couldn't tell if I was looking at in game footage or cut scenes.   I suspect it was pretty much all the latter.  I think EA really dropped the ball here.  They should have been a whole lot clearer on what the actual gameplay was.  That makes me really suspicious especially that low $40 price tag.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2020, 11:23:01 PM by MournelitheCalix »

Born too late to explore the new world.
Born too early to explore the universe.
Born just in time to see liberty die.
eldaec
Terracotta Army
Posts: 11136


Reply #7 on: June 21, 2020, 03:33:55 AM

Pretty sure it is xwing vs tie fighter with a fig leaf single player (XvT had practically none), and limited to 5v5 multiplayer with very basic scenarios (XvT was 4v4), and limited to 8 ships (XvT had 11 after the expansion).  They've been clear in interviews it is not a rail shooter, it is not Rogue Squadron. It is fixed gun dogfighting.

So it is XvT, 24 years prettier, but not 24 years broader in scope. It looks fairly clear how EA have limited their ambition so they can put out an affordable box, cater to the specific dreams of XvT players, and still pay both the Disney and EA tribute.

This after Fallen order is making me hopeful EA have worked how to do smaller projects for people who like games, alongside the horseshit that they are better known for.
« Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 03:42:33 AM by eldaec »

"People will not assume that what they read on the internet is trustworthy or that it carries any particular ­assurance or accuracy" - Lord Leveson
"Hyperbole is a cancer" - Lakov Sanite
Sky
Terracotta Army
Posts: 30792

I love my TV an' hug my TV an' call it 'George'.


WWW
Reply #8 on: June 21, 2020, 11:51:16 AM

If they pull this off as well as they pulled off Fallen Order, maybe they'll start to figure out people are actually interested in this kind of stuff, not the bloviated bullshit they've been crapping out.




Now we can all have a hearty chuckle over that idea.

Samprimary
Contributor
Posts: 4068


Reply #9 on: July 12, 2020, 05:59:40 PM

They...they are promising.....wait.  What are they promising?  WHAT ARE THEY PROMISING.

fly ... ship, ... lasers? possibly wars about stars
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
f13.net  |  f13.net General Forums  |  Gaming  |  Topic: Star Wars Squadrons - Xwing Vs Tie Fighter plus 24 years maybe  
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF 1.1.10 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC