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Re: Gearbox Announces Homeworld, Homeworld 2 HD Remakes
Get Hype-erspace.

I'm Hype-erspaced.
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Re: Gearbox Announces Homeworld, Homeworld 2 HD Remakes
hey sweet, now i'll probably actually play them.

well, maybe.  how close is the gameplay to Nexus?  it was fine up until the point i had to start controlling multiple ships and play rock paper scissors with weapons and defenses.
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I have lost my ability to even...

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If they're just gonna re-do the games with prettier graphics while leaving everything else the same, I'm not interested. But if these remakes actually improve gameplay, then hell yes.

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Re: Gearbox Announces Homeworld, Homeworld 2 HD Remakes
But if these remakes actually improve gameplay, then hell yes.

You cannot improve perfection, etc.

No word on Cataclysm?
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Re: Gearbox Announces Homeworld, Homeworld 2 HD Remakes
Heh ha ha heh! Called it!

If they're just gonna re-do the games with prettier graphics while leaving everything else the same, I'm not interested. But if these remakes actually improve gameplay, then hell yes.

That's exactly what I'm interested in (though I'll admit the interface in both games could use some work, sure).

 

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But if these remakes actually improve gameplay, then hell yes.

You cannot improve perfection, etc.

No word on Cataclysm?
What bull**** are you spewing now? Cataclysm was not originally developed by Relic, but Barking Dog Studios and thus is probably excluded from the deal.

 

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While I wouldn't want the gameplay mechanics to be touched, HW1's game interface can definitely use a huge overhaul. Game interface was one of the most significant major improvements in HW2.
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What bull**** are you spewing now?

That your bittervet attitude has been old for the past several months, get a new gimmick.

Also, it's still a Homeworld product and it was still being distributed not too long ago, so Gearbox buying it as well isn't exactly crazy.
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Cata is also the most replayable of the three, despite what the haters can say.
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Re: Gearbox Announces Homeworld, Homeworld 2 HD Remakes
That your bittervet attitude has been old for the past several months, get a new gimmick.
Oh really now, look who's talking.

 

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Re: Gearbox Announces Homeworld, Homeworld 2 HD Remakes
May I suggest handbags at dawn.



Younger forumites should be excused the belief that cataclysm may be updated as not everyone understands the publisher / developer difference.



I for one will be all over an HD HW1 remake like Whitney Houston on crack.
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Re: Gearbox Announces Homeworld, Homeworld 2 HD Remakes
That your bittervet attitude has been old for the past several months, get a new gimmick.
Oh really now, look who's talking.

Stop it, both of you.

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Re: Gearbox Announces Homeworld, Homeworld 2 HD Remakes
I think that Homeworld 1 was better than Homeworld 2, at least gameplay wise. I remember, that Homeworld 2 has some sort of Dynamic-Difficulty Setting in Story mode, that means, the game gets harder if you build more ships... on the other hand it was way to easy if you build nothing.

Dynamic Difficulty is a no go... Gothic 3, Morrowind, Need for Speed, Prey... all of them could be better without this.
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I remember, that Homeworld 2 has some sort of Dynamic-Difficulty Setting in Story mode, that means, the game gets harder if you build more ships...
All three games did that.

Or at least, both HW1 and HW2. Not so sure about Cata, but it also had a general difficulty setting you select at the beginning of the campaign, that neither of the other two had.
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Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
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Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
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Cata is also the most replayable of the three, despite what the haters can say.

Hear Hear! Although Homeworld 2 was a lot nicer in terms of visual pleasantness (and actually the visuals of HW2 did improve the gameplay, some situations were more cumbersome in Cata because the engine wasn't able to render sufficient enough ships on screen and did things like really close fog, etc.).

But I love these news! I *am* hyped! :yes:


PS: Although I'm somewhat confused. What do they mean by "HD" ? Larger textures? Turning 256px textures into 1024? That's it or will it involve actually new models, new maps (normal mapping, shine mapping, etc.?), even new ships or gameplay?

My confusion stems from the fact that they are saying they will also release the original games as they were.
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Re: Gearbox Announces Homeworld, Homeworld 2 HD Remakes
Or at least, both HW1 and HW2. Not so sure about Cata, but it also had a general difficulty setting you select at the beginning of the campaign, that neither of the other two had.

HW1 only did it in the last couple of missions to noticeable effect, HW2 completely blew the concept.
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Wrong. I used to cheat and give me infinite resources. If you buy enough ships you get a couple dozen assault frigates attacking the cryo pods as soon as mission 3. And 3-4 dozens turanic ion array frigates in mission 4.
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Re: Gearbox Announces Homeworld, Homeworld 2 HD Remakes
Or at least, both HW1 and HW2. Not so sure about Cata, but it also had a general difficulty setting you select at the beginning of the campaign, that neither of the other two had.

HW1 only did it in the last couple of missions to noticeable effect, HW2 completely blew the concept.
But if these remakes actually improve gameplay, then hell yes.

You cannot improve perfection, etc.

Hmmm...