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#1 Toqtamish

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:05 AM

I cannot wait till this game comes out. I am a huge Gears of War fan. I hope there will be occasional small expansions just to add in other COGs etc. And big ones with new enemies, missions etc.



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:29 AM

I'm sure they will make expansions. Especially with gears of war 3 coming I'm 99% sure they will make an expansion featuring monsters, missions, weapons, and characters from that game. I hope they make other characters too. My favorite character to play as is carmine but I doubt he will be in this game. Well here's to hoping that he will one day be a playable character.

I wonder how complicated this game will be. I'm hoping no more then a 24 to 30 pg rulebook. Seeing how my fiancee is my usual gaming buddy and she doesn't have a ton of experience with more complicated games I really want that rulebook to be closer to 24 pages. Looks like I'm going to have to teach her Castle Ravenloft/Wrath of Ashardalon and Doom to get her ready for this one.



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:45 AM

The game looks sweet.

I wouldn't worry much about the length of the rulebook. FFG has been adding more pics and examples lately which kind of inflate the size, but are much appreciated.

Fully cooperative is a nice touch and will probably speed up the game play. I love Doom and Descent, but the game can take soooo many hours to play.

There is no doubt expansions are planned and if the system itself is popular enough it could be adapted to other games as well.

 

 



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 06:51 AM

I really never thought FFG would get this out .I does look interesting & Solo Option is good.I'm not sure I'll pick this up as I have DooM but the mechanics of the Game sound interesting.

 

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#5 CrowOfPyke

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:01 AM

This game looks really good based on the information and pictures released so far.



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:07 AM

Yes, yes, and yes!  While the competitive nature of Doom, Mansions, and Descent is nice and adds a more flexible opponent for the players to play against...I don't want to play against my friends all the time.  Picking who gets to be the 'Bad Guy' is the hardest part of our game nights.  This is why I'm loving Space Hulk, LOTR LCG, and games from other publishers (Wrath of Ashardalon, Castle Ravenloft, and soon to be the Underdark one as well).

 

Looking forward to this!



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:38 AM

Finally :) Great to have some news at last. 



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:41 AM

Based on the preview pictures, the starting characters are Marcus, Dom, Cole, and Baird.

 

The front of the box shows a Gear with a helmet (likely a Carmine) so that could come later. Maybe they'll give him a special rule or a do a scenario where you can replace him with his brothers (put the piece back out after he dies, a few turns later).

I'm hoping for expansion characters to include Jace Stratton, Dizzy Wallin, Tai Kaliso, Carmines, Anya Stroud, and Alex Brand.

I'm hoping there is a Horde scenario where it just keeps getting worse. I hope there is a card for Retro Lancers where you can charge and stab someone. Oh, I have all kinds of hopes.

I hope for a version where one player can play as the Locust 'hero' and play it like Descent, but I don't expect that very soon.



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 11:25 AM

The question here is:-  Is this game Space Hulk in a co-op version, or a fleshed out Death Angel with a 'board'?  What will make this game something new?  I don't know the backgound of this world, but Corey's work is always worth a look, but it will have to go some to succeed as I have my doubts it has enough ' differences' to stand out.  Cheers!



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 01:57 PM

Ixidor said:

I'm hoping there is a Horde scenario where it just keeps getting worse. I hope there is a card for Retro Lancers where you can charge and stab someone. Oh, I have all kinds of hopes.

 

They already mention a Horde Mode in the description :)



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:08 PM

this game looks so sweeeeeeeeet!



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 04:34 PM

I for sure thought they had given up on this.  Interesting that it's co-op, makes more appealing as I do not have very many co-op games.  I will keep my eye on this and may purchase.



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Posted 17 May 2011 - 07:52 PM

I had no idea this was even coming out! Holy Frak this could be awesome and I hope it will be. My brother & I are huge fans of Gears and if this one isn't too hard to get into I am hoping to get this for him for Christmas this year.



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Posted 18 May 2011 - 12:23 AM

I'm still not sure if this is just a belated April Fool's joke.



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Posted 18 May 2011 - 01:05 AM

Dreamshadow said:

Yes, yes, and yes! While the competitive nature of Doom, Mansions, and Descent is nice and adds a more flexible opponent for the players to play against...I don't want to play against my friends all the time. Picking who gets to be the 'Bad Guy' is the hardest part of our game nights. This is why I'm loving Space Hulk, LOTR LCG, and games from other publishers (Wrath of Ashardalon, Castle Ravenloft, and soon to be the Underdark one as well).

Amen to that. I'm highly intrigued by the co-op nature of the game, looking forward to more details in coming anouncements. =)

TheKingOfBlades said:

My favorite character to play as is carmine but I doubt he will be in this game. Well here's to hoping that he will one day be a playable character.


Well, Carmine as a character(s) is basically just an unnamed grunt (who happens to have a name.) I could easily see some scenarios where you have to "train the FNG" or otherwise protect some NPC character, and a nameless grunt model or two could well be included for such missions. Darned if the name Carmine won't come up somewhere.

Keggy said:

I'm still not sure if this is just a belated April Fool's joke.

I'm having trouble believing this game actually made it out of Development Hell too, especially considering FFG's history with licenses from video games.  However, I doubt it's actually a joke.

I didn't notice any dice in the pictures, but I'm hoping this one isn't entirely card-driven.  Not that I have a problem with card-based engines, Gears just seems like something that I should be able to roll dem bones for.



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Posted 18 May 2011 - 02:33 AM

I found the news rather intriguing, even if I don't know much about the videogame. It seems to me like a co-op version of Doom, which can be magnificent if it's tough and difficult as Doom was


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Posted 18 May 2011 - 04:13 AM

Steve-O said:

I'm having trouble believing this game actually made it out of Development Hell too, especially considering FFG's history with licenses from video games.  However, I doubt it's actually a joke.

I didn't notice any dice in the pictures, but I'm hoping this one isn't entirely card-driven.  Not that I have a problem with card-based engines, Gears just seems like something that I should be able to roll dem bones for.

 

 

Don't worry, the descriptions on the new game page show dice and mention attack and defence dice and a type of saving throw with dice.



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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:11 AM

Steve-O said:

 

I didn't notice any dice in the pictures, but I'm hoping this one isn't entirely card-driven.  Not that I have a problem with card-based engines, Gears just seems like something that I should be able to roll dem bones for.

About mid-way down.  Where it says Seven Missions...  there's a picture of dice.



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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:35 AM

GoW also has a Product page which lists contents, among them 5 Attack and 4 Defense dice.

www.fantasyflightgames.com/edge_minisite_sec.asp


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#20 TheKingOfBlades

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:45 AM

I'm pumped about this game and will buy it but does $80 seem a little steep for what you get?

Unless when they say over 30 miniatures you get 39. And when they say over 200 cards you get 299.

I'm just saying that I used to buy ffg's big box games for $90 (and that's in a hobby shop at full price) and those big box games came with an insane amount of components.

 






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