There's a lot to be excited about right now.

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by NotAcasul, May 11, 2016.

  1. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    I heard about this project a while ago, I didn't check it for a while. Looks like they will deliver what they promised. They can count me as one of their players, for sure.

    Ah, outlast. I really, really didn't like the first one, so I was kind of skeptical for the sequel. But I was surprised by how they nailed the "secluded, creepy, Stephen King like midwest" atmosphere. I'll probably wait to see a few playthroughs before making my mind though. Until then, I'm really excited for Dishonored 2.
     
  2. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Man, fighting in a summer must have really sucked in the medieval ages.
     
  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I suddenly have this image of fully armored medieval soldiers passing out from heat stroke or thirst.
     
  4. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    That's something that happened on a regular basis, as far as I know. Accidents and exhaustion killed a lot of soldiers during those battles.
     
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  5. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    I like how this game tries to go the realism route, but i'm not sure how sneaking and lockpicking fits into that. I'm not sure i could even sneak through a room with a blind person.
     
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  6. aenemic

    aenemic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jun 4, 2008
    As always with realism in games... you have to pick your battles :)

    I'm still waiting for a fantasy rpg where you won't get away with mass murder just like that. Yeah, I know. Sounds boring. But I'm sure it could be pulled off somehow.
     
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  7. Mohamed2001

    Mohamed2001 HATE NEWSPAPERS

    Jan 28, 2013
    Well, it's not like it's any different now. Many US Abrams in Iraq did not have AC units for the crew. I don't know if the Iraqi Abrams have them, I think so.
     
  8. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Guys, knights barely battled straight on.

    Most of their fighting was taken up by tournaments, and it's not surprising to have a knight fighting twice for a whole campaign.
     
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Depends about the period we're talking really, in later periods, yeah, their role was taken over more and more by mercenaries and veterans. But when you look at the really famous battles in medieval times, like Azincourt knights have been a pretty regular sight on the battlefield. With both on foot and with horses. Particularly as it was rather rare that a knight who was captured or injured would be killed. They often got the right to pay for their freedom with a ransom.
     
  10. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    To be fair, almost nobody "fought" on in the middle age. You were a war veteran if you survived two battles, in most cases (exceptions made for the war of 100 years, crusades and a few historical sieges). Most of the "wars" consisted in taking towns, forcing the enemy to move out, until you had enough towns to cut its supplies and the enemy's revenues. His mercenaires would then go away and you could negociate terms of surrender. Direct confrontations were to be avoided, because peasants used to run back home as soon as their armies lost one or two soldiers. Seriously, they deserted for nothing, from what I've read, and loosing auxiliaries is a very bad thing... Regrouping was almost impossible, so direct contact was to be avoided.
     
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  11. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Agreed, also knights weren't actually that good at fighting... I mean it from a tactical sense. It was easy to mob them as they were so slow, so all you had to do was bring them down (using gravity and armour), where you could stab them through the armour's weak points.
     
  12. eissa

    eissa Altáriel, Lady of Radiant Garland

    Jan 7, 2016
    thats why plate armor is sometimes impractical, and many soldier just go plated mail instead. also its quite damn expensive.
     
  13. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Full plate armor was usually reserved to the richest knights, anyway, who went mostly on horseback.
    The foot soldiers in medieval battles wore chainmail shirts and hauberks at most, with gambesons and jack of plates being more common among the poorer soldiers. Usually they'd just use a shield and helmet due to mail being very expensive.
    And, of course, with crossbows and arquebuses joining the battlefields in the 16th century heavy armor was getting kinda pointless, anyway, until with the advent of more potent artillery and shrapnel the steel helmet went back in style in WWI.
     
  14. eissa

    eissa Altáriel, Lady of Radiant Garland

    Jan 7, 2016
    about crossbow and musket/arquebuses, the plate armor is still capable of stopping it. certain type such as gothic plate armor from 17th century do pretty good at keeping the captain and general at that time alive from stray bullet. And do i mention that ussually plate armor were also wearing in tandem with gambeson and mail inside? :D
     
  15. NotAcasul

    NotAcasul meanie

    Mar 17, 2016
    rlly hope this is game is gonna go well. theres a lot of games that went south rn.
     
  16. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    The only thing special about a knight's fighting ability is their armour and resistance against most attacks. Their skills in arms were impractical in the swirling melee where they were attacked by mobs of enemies.
     
  17. eissa

    eissa Altáriel, Lady of Radiant Garland

    Jan 7, 2016
    not necessarily,



    it shows that, if you are skillful with great sword a mob of enemies wouldn't be a problem
     
  18. Dr Fallout

    Dr Fallout Centurion

    Aug 17, 2015
    Sadly I can't see the video so I can't comment on what's in it.