View Full Version : What games are you most looking foward to in 2002?

09-12-2001, 17:02:02
Personally I can't wait for Elite 4 and Republic: The Revolution!

09-12-2001, 19:57:55
My answer should be utterly predictable by now. :D

Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin

Resource Consumer
09-12-2001, 20:54:33
MtG - you are an utterly predictable old git!:) Yes, I think that will be fine and I'll give it a rip on top of the existing CM for sure and I am sure I'll love it.

R:tR is the one I am really holding my breath for. However, these guys are ex-Lionhead and we know how much Black and White got pushed back. R:tR was, at one stage going to be late 2001 and is now some point 2002 - I await it, but I don't hold my breath. Sadly. Still, better that than a Christmas rush release, that's what I say.

09-12-2001, 21:06:23
I don't even have a clue what's coming out next year. What kind of game is R:tR?

09-12-2001, 21:25:11
It's based around a fictional soviet republic of Novistrana. Filled with apparantly a million individual citizens. The basic idea is to become President by any means necessary (ie political, criminal, military, religious or business)

http://www.elixir-studios.co.uk/ should have links to previews etc..

Resource Consumer
09-12-2001, 22:05:02
The way I understand it is that it is supposed to be a bit like Belarus/Ukraine but geographically more like Azerbaijan. There a re a lot of factors that mean that this does not do it justice.

Elixir are touting there "totalit engine" which seems to be the heart of all this plus infinite polygons and all other goodies. It looks pretty fine, but I am such a moron on these things that I wish our old ACOL friend JohnIII (hint, hint) would come out of "too busy" or "lurk" mode and give us the straight dope on this because he has followed this longer than I have,

Liquid at home
10-12-2001, 06:16:46
There's going to be an Elite 4 ? Mmmmmm, Elite...

10-12-2001, 21:38:23
:love: :heart: :love: :heart: :love:

10-12-2001, 21:39:22
And maybe MoO3 won't be too bad either.

10-12-2001, 21:40:11
Stars: Supernova and Neverwinter Nights also look very promising, if they can ever find a publisher.

Greg W
11-12-2001, 01:48:05
With any luck, Freelancer or Elite IV. :bounce:

11-12-2001, 01:59:19
I never got to play Elite more than a couple of times. Hope it turns out alright, it was a very good game, and I would really like to have a proper crack at it:).

11-12-2001, 10:27:24
Yay neverwinter nights!!!!

11-12-2001, 12:57:14
MoO3 and/or Stars! Supernova Genesis. Don't really know what else is due out and either of these will probably be enough to keep me busy for quite awhile.

13-12-2001, 07:02:11
Master Of Orion 3 (newest preview says first quarter 2002 for release date.)
Stars! Supernova Genesis

13-12-2001, 07:38:56
Oh, and HoMM4 is quitely being polished right now, too. It looks more than a little dodgy, but it might be alright.

Sir Penguin
13-12-2001, 07:45:41
In Q2 2003, look for the public testing of Sir Penguin's PAPYRUS, a console UI Russian Knockout game :).


13-12-2001, 09:03:19
virtua fighter 4 and tekken 4 for ps2
serious sam II for pc
(actually anything for pc as long as my pc actually starts working again)

oh and final fantasy X for ps2
pleeeeaassseeee gimme gimme gimme!!!

17-12-2001, 12:09:16
I'm with Shining. Shame both games don't have publishers yet.

If nwn delivers what it promises, then it should be outstanding. I'm not really into role playing, but I love the idea to create epic stories for people to follow.

As for Stars, if Firaxis just showed half the dedication that Crisium does. . .

Greg W
19-12-2001, 05:40:44
Ooh, I forgot completely about NWN. That is of course IF it comes out this year. Checked up on the NeverWinter Nexus, and a heap of people are already planning on creating modules for it. I would think about it, but being an only average DM, I don't know if there'd be much point.

Projects that I would probably look forward to though:
- Middle Earth :beer: :beer: :beer:
- Greyhawk :beer:
- Forgotten Realms :beer:
- Midkemia (haven't seen any plans for this, though I loved the early books) :beer:

19-12-2001, 15:04:55
Dare I say it....the legendary, mythical Duke Nukem Forever?

Greg W
19-12-2001, 21:19:29
Isn't that officially Vapourware(TM) now? :hmm:

19-12-2001, 21:52:44
Star Wars Galaxies. And the editor for Civ3...

Vincent Fandango
20-12-2001, 07:58:03

20-12-2001, 09:48:01
That's already out! :D

Vincent Fandango
20-12-2001, 17:06:29
Bt I won't pay 130 DEM for it

20-12-2001, 17:09:20
No, you have to pay for it in Euros. :lol:

21-12-2001, 17:07:28
I agree with Darkstar. :eek:

02-01-2002, 11:59:35
Deus Ex 2..........
I will buy a new PC to play this.

Final Fantasy X
I will buy a PS2 to play this...

02-01-2002, 12:00:10
That's a lot of money for 2 games!

02-01-2002, 13:26:02
well, I got promoted so I'm now prone to highly expensive spur of the moment spending sprees :D

02-01-2002, 13:27:15
Fair enough then.:beer:

02-01-2002, 13:35:31
but you are of course correct. I've got to pay for the honeymoon for example... Perhaps the PS2 can wait...

Marid Audran
03-01-2002, 12:23:27
That's what you deserve for getting married - no Deus Ex 2


03-01-2002, 12:26:14
"Sorry, we can't go on honeymoon, I'm buying a PS2." ;)

03-01-2002, 13:29:21
Not very likely is it :D

03-01-2002, 13:45:34
I don't imagine that would be a popular decision. :D

04-01-2002, 07:09:03
Seeing the top of this thread reminded me...

I saw Elite 2 listed over at Underdogs, Shining1. And anyone else that is jonesing for Elite. ;)

04-01-2002, 09:28:12
Stars: Supernova Gensis

Sirius Black
06-01-2002, 02:16:50
Neverwinter Nights, and maybe Moo3

The Shaker
06-01-2002, 16:18:03
I'm not looking forward to any game, in the hope that i'll be pleasantly surprised.

However just to jinx a game for Siny, i'll say Warcraft3.
Though i'd rather have a nice original game than a number tag-on.

08-01-2002, 12:19:46
do you still post here? :p

Vincent Fandango
08-01-2002, 18:17:02
I liked Warcraft II (much more than Starcraft) and I think W3 could be interesting. But on the other hand it's just another number game (not matter how they call it). I really would like to see something new. I feel like going back to adventure style games ...

Sirius Black
08-01-2002, 18:22:14
Warcraft 3 looks interesting, but I wish they stuck with the more role playing elements of the game. Although with less forces, etc, it seems to be a bit more strategic.

09-01-2002, 00:50:37
I liked Warcraft II (much more than Starcraft)

Much more than Starcraft?

You're kidding aren't you?

09-01-2002, 03:35:11
Yeah, I had friends who much preferred the feel and personality of WarcraftII to Starcraft. I suspect that Warcraft3 might suffer a bit from the same lack of personality, looking at a lot of the units. Blizzard's new designers aren't really as good as the old ones.

As for something new, well, that was The Sims and Black and White. So something new AND GOOD would be nice:).

In the meantime, roll on WarMOO33!

09-01-2002, 09:59:04
You might just have engaged Darkstar's "B&W Not Original" rant.

09-01-2002, 10:38:17
A new version of Elite I would welcome greatly - I was having sentimental fond memories of this game just recently.

Please bring out Deus Ex2 <imploring begging please>

12-01-2002, 13:02:28
Hey, if he wants to say it's original, well... he's the Shining1. Who am I to argue with him? :D

Seriously though, we have been over that. I didn't think it was. I did like messing about with the Critter for a bit, but I got over that fast. Maybe it's cause I play with lots of 'Artificial Life' and 'Virtual Pets'. Take out the critter, and you had a basic Populous 3. What was original? The Sailor Song? ;) I think they did a GREAT job hyping everyone. And I think that people really APPRECIATE the games that aren't hyped very much. You haven't been told for 2 years straight to expect FANTASTIC things. Just... expect the kind of gameplay that is similar to X game. Works much better for all, I think. Other then the game publishers, because then they have to get their money scattered across a LONG time, rather then one big chunk at release.

You know, its the same thing with everything. If we spent 2 years talking about the Great Bossman, hyping him to everyone here, and THEN he showed up... most people would be disappointed. But if we just said, 'Oh, Bossman aught to be by in 4 months. He's an alright bloke. Ask him about his chipmunks and mowers...' most people would have much more FAVORABLE reactions to him. No disappointment.

You know, it's actual CRIMINAL how they advertise and hype games. Civ3's tin says 'The greatest game EVER!'. Most of the customers are NOT going to think that. Do that for anything else in America, and there'd be prosecution for such blatant lieing in your ads and on your product. But games come and go in a flash, and it's just accepted.

When we bought the OLD games, way back when they were just abacuses and used all of one switch, that Activision game box did not say, 'RiverRun: The greatest game EVER!'. I've still GOT a few of the boxes. They say things like 'Fight against your neighbor! Shoot down their plane! Blow up their tank!' Not much misleading there. And the reviewers didn't kiss up so much. 'Atari's new Breakout 2000: A bigger version of Breakout! If you liked Breakout, you'll like this! If Breakout bored you, avoid this one.' Not: 'Atari's new Breakout 2000: The greatest game you will ever play! The most innovative arcade ever dreamt of by man! Made by the legendary talent that developed: Breakout, and Super Breakout! So you we all know it's the greatest, bestest thing ever! This is the reason God created the Universe... so Sam could make: Breakout 2000!'. Damn... half the reviews these days, all you have to do is swap the game titles. Bleah.

And even WE are getting 'archetypical' in our little peer reviews of games. It's infectious... Look at my 'brief' on Stronghold. Typical Darkstar review. I should have summed it up to: Just another medieval RTS clone. Of course, I either do a short couple of lines, or rant, but still... I bet you can go a couple of my reviews/thoughts about games and just swap out the games mentioned, and it's the same review. Oh well...

Want Damn Cool? Check out Uplink. Very nice and Original game. Want an RTS builder with a twist (Less fighting, more make money)? Check out Startopia.

There. See? If I can do it, then others should. I'm stubborn and lazy (although not compared to our Legendary Venom ;)). But we aren't... Course, that's why I liked reading Venom's and Trip's reviews. It's a different voice and a different attitude. Nice change, and definately more entertaining.

12-01-2002, 13:08:34
And even WE are getting 'archetypical' in our little peer reviews of games. It's infectious... Look at my 'brief' on Stronghold. Typical Darkstar review.

Yeah, that's what I thought too when I read it. ;)

12-01-2002, 13:36:47
Damn, MT, you read that rant? I'm surprised. Although for those looking for me making fun of myself, it might be worth it. :D

12-01-2002, 13:50:22
Exactly. :D

13-01-2002, 04:49:25
And the moral of the story?

Bossman has bugs, a poor interface, bad graphics and missed his original release date by almost a year:D.

13-01-2002, 09:28:52
Yeah, but those MOWERS, Shining! Those are just AWESOME! And the chipmonks are funny.

Yeah, it could use some work, but it's a fun little thing, isn't it?

That's the moral of the story. Don't over hype as that leads to expectations that cannot be met. Look at Apolyton's Civ3 forum. We got ahead of the curve with SMAC. Got a 'upcoming look', as it were. But there are an AWFUL lot of disappointed people. Much more so then when Civ2 came out. Why is that? Is Civ3 really that much less (Civ3 compared to Civ2 versus Civ2 compared to Civ1)? Or is it that it was more hyped?

Expectations and promises you cannot deliver leads to bad things. You don't do that in a SERIOUS business. So games are no longer serious business, I suppose. Too much Hollywood, not enough 'Remember, a CUSTOMER will be using this, and we WANT that CUSTOMER to buy our products in the future'.

04-02-2002, 10:13:01
unreal 2 and especially unreal 2 tournament!!! :shoot:

let the fragging begin!


04-02-2002, 10:16:34
then there's medal of honour allied assault, neverwinter nights, halo for the pc (possible august release ?) and grand theft auto 3 for the pc.

and then maybe next year gta 4.


04-02-2002, 10:30:24
Originally posted by sunshock
unreal 2 and especially unreal 2 tournament!!! :shoot:

let the fragging begin!


ditto - i loved the original

Dominating! :shoot:

04-02-2002, 10:33:43
Disciples2 is out, and I'm looking forward to it.

Something is wrong here.

04-02-2002, 10:43:58
I bought Displines 2 the last time I was out software shopping. Haven't dropped it on my system yet. Will be a while, since Etherlords is eating up my 'HoMM'-ish mood.

Resource Consumer
04-02-2002, 11:23:18
I can't ever imagine a favourable reaction to Bossman.

04-02-2002, 11:49:15
I've got a new game to add to my list... SuperPower. Definately on my must buy list...

04-02-2002, 12:34:06
so the demo turned out good then?

Resource Consumer
04-02-2002, 12:49:50
I get "host not found" when I try to download it.

04-02-2002, 22:49:52
The demo turned out very deep... It has intrigued me enough that I want to whole shebang though...

And I'd like to try it out as something other then the top dog and see how far I could get.

If you have a fast connection, and like TBS strategy and power brokering or what not, I'd suggest grabbing it for a peek.

05-02-2002, 00:04:56
I have been toying with the demo a bit the other day but I became a bit overwhelmed with the number of choices you have. It seems really complicated at first... but maybe it gets better when you start learning how the underlying mechanics work.
Besides, they should had at least included all the tutorials in the demo, imo.

Conquering Canada is always fun though :p

05-02-2002, 01:10:59
I haven't tried that yet... it just doesn't feel right to conquer my ally, not as the US.

Been playing around with a lot of other things in it... very deep game. Although there is certainly a lot in it that you can pretty quickly put into it's place... I think it's just seems a bit 'overwhelming' when you first go into it because of all the things that pop up when you click a button.

Setting up your own puppet governments...
Covert/Secret Ops...

SP seems to be the game that most Civvers were wishing for, if you just look at the most common 'wish list'.

Humm... Let me play some more with it... A very deep game.

Yes of COURSE I frame Afghan for everything... why wouldn't I?

So for, this game demo is giving me the impression SP is to Civ3 what Chess is to Tic Tac Toe...

Resource Consumer
05-02-2002, 15:45:27
I am still trying to down load this but I can't get other than host not found. Verry frustrating.

05-02-2002, 23:42:38
The R:tR d00dz aren’t exactly ex-Lionhead, more ex-Bullfrog, as the founder left Lionhead after a few months (?). They are taking their time, and I doubt whether they can actually simulate the politics to match the graphics engine (the more abstract the visuals, the more forgiving the gamer). Still, we shall see.

I’m looking forward to Fusion Frenzy for the X-Box, which one of the developers has assured me is better than Mario Party. Having said that, one of their other new games looks...less than good (SimHear’say?!). The new Zelda looks interesting, and HOMM 4 might be good.

While we’re on the subject, is Thief 2 worth buying for a massive fan of the original? And what happened to the Looking Glass developers?

And, finally:
Total Annihilation is still better than Starcraft. It feels more solid, it has a good musical score, it and it does exactly what it says on the tin.

06-02-2002, 00:38:27
Originally posted by Resource Consumer
I am still trying to down load this but I can't get other than host not found. Verry frustrating.

Yes, the host seems unavailable right now. Very strange, when I downloaded the demo it was very fast :confused:

06-02-2002, 00:56:39
Oh, and I'm waiting for Shining to comment that:

Total Annihilation is still better than Starcraft.


06-02-2002, 01:05:06

06-02-2002, 09:53:48
Gah :D.

06-02-2002, 11:13:43
Sean - I read a lot of good things about Thief 2, worth picking up by all accounts.

The ex-Looking Glass chaps - apparently the majority of them went to Ion Storm and are working on Deus Ex2, which should be an absoloute corker of a game.

Resource Consumer
06-02-2002, 12:18:07
Superpower download is now functioning. Now I have to get the zip drive installed at work.

08-02-2002, 20:01:47
Hmph. Looking Glass’s System Shock 2 was better than Deus Ex. Well, I preferred it. Smoother interface, abject terror modifications, and a bastard of an ending.

Anyway. I bought Thief II (for 7, in a decent box), and it looks good, but I only footled about on the first level before going back to try to finish the original on Expert.