Underrail preview at RPG Fan

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  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Given there's not a lot going on these days and that Underrail looks like a really promising turn-based indie RPG, I thought some of our readers might enjoy this recent preview from RPGFan. Here's a snip:<blockquote>The game uses an "action point" style of turn based combat, for example. Everything costs action points, and you have a certain number of them you can use before the baddies get a chance to do their thing. Firing a gun, moving around, using an ability — everything takes away from the pool of action points that replenish the next round.

    But there's more going on here than just a new Fallout game for more modern times. Dejan is doing things to not just differentiate Underrail from Fallout 1 and 2, but also pay homage to other games that he enjoyed growing up. For example, I asked him about a sequence in the game where you are sneaking through a ventilation shaft and a picture-in-picture view is employed.

    "For one, I'm trying to improve on the subterfuge aspects of the game. So in the Underrail, you have security cameras that you can access, patrolling enemies, traps, and vents that you can crawl through and peek out of. Here I drew inspiration from another one of my favorite games — System Shock 2. Like in System Shock 2, Underrail is a game where you will often find yourself going through hostile areas where, in addition to the unfriendly humans, you will also be threatened by automated security systems, dangerous creatures, and biohazards.

    "On the combat side of things, I attempted to implement a more complex combat system with special attacks, abilities, utility, and psi powers. This is in contrast to Fallout, which was pretty simple (not in a bad way!). I also want to make the creatures in Underrail more diverse, so most creatures you encounter in the game will have at least one special trait or ability that will change the dynamics of the encounter and force you to adapt and think of ways to deal with it." </blockquote>It's also worth noting that you can buy alpha access to the game right now from services such as Desura and GamersGate.
     
  2. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...The pain of being dead...

    Sep 11, 2010
    Quick question, it appeared on the Steam Greenlight thing, is it coming to Steam or did it fail the Greenlight thingie?
     
  3. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    I think it's still eligible to be greenlit, though I kind of remember there was an entry for Underrail that hadn't actually been filed by Styg Software. Might be confusing it with another title tho'.
     
  4. Sobboth

    Sobboth It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Aug 29, 2010
    Quite interested by this game.
    However i dislike playing unfinished/alpha version of a game, it spoils my fun.
    I'm going to wait the final release.
     
  5. Goral

    Goral It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    May 5, 2008
    I've stopped reading at this point.
     
  6. Gaspard

    Gaspard Kasparov

    833
    May 7, 2009
    I agree that it could have been less politically correct, but bashing Bethesda at every turn would eventually make 'em lose their readership.

    I understand that this article should attract all the FO3 fanboys to this wonderful upcoming game that is Underrail. Promo article.
     
  7. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    Systems look way better than Fallout So it looks like enjoyable.
    But it would be stupid to make worse system than Fallout sicne lots of time passed and use fallout as a model of game.(But beth done it! they made fallout3's stupid system!)