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October 25th, 2008, 13:42
Deep Shadows has released a second gameplay trailer for White Gold (streaming only, linked from YouTube).
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October 25th, 2008, 13:42
mmm Isn't it supposed too be an RPG? this looked suspicisiouly enough as an FPS like one in a dozen
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October 25th, 2008, 14:23
The previous game, the failed Boiling Point, was a modern take on Oblivion. The fact that it's played in FPS mode doesn't mean it's not an RPG. The FPS+RPG blend have been done a few times now, Deus Ex, System Shock… FPS games like Far Cry 2 and S.T.A.L.K.E.R have RPG-style content.

Check the first trailer instead.
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October 25th, 2008, 15:42
I'm not impressed, it doesn't look like much of an improvement over Boiling Point.
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October 25th, 2008, 17:05
Looks like a FPS with RPG elements. One of my favorite genres. Not sure what was the first game - strife perhaps:
This game is a plot-driven first-person shooter, that uses the classic Doom engine. Instead of linear levels, there is an entity of locations in "Strife", most of which allow you to roam freely and to explore every corner of the world. Although there are no true RPG elements in the game, it has many features untypical for a FPS: there are "friendly" areas, where there are no enemies, but people to talk to, stores where you can buy new equipment, and taverns, where you can listen to the latest gossip.
I did play strife through from the minute I got it. It was very good for its time allthough it was somwhat ignored:
"Strife" is just one more proof (as if I needed any more of them) of the sad fact: most gamers play overhyped crap and ignore quality games, even within one and the same genre. Id software makes engines, not games. "Strife" is a real game based on a engine not invented by its creators, and made at the time when a newer, more powerful engine called "Quake" was already released. This is why it was "doomed" to oblivion. Not only the fact that "Strife" was much better than any id software's product in every aspect was overlooked, but even all its revolutionary achievements were forgotten: the famous Half-Life claimed to be the first story-driven FPS, yet anyone familiar with "Strife" will agree it is not true. "Strife" is at least as important as System Shock, being a step towards merging FPS with adventure and RPG.

Deus Ex, a great modern game, is a direct descendant of "Strife". But even without its historical importance, "Strife" is an atmospheric, fascinating action game that should be honored as one of the better FPSs around there. Sure, its story is nothing to write home about, and after it there were other, more artistic and creative FPSs, but "Strife" was the one that made an important step forwards. We gamers ought to be ashamed for letting this game slip through the dark holes of history.

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October 26th, 2008, 21:11
Originally Posted by JemyM View Post
The previous game, the failed Boiling Point, was a modern take on Oblivion.
Funny, it has been compared to other games before, most notably GTA 3. ( mmh )

Beside the poor AI ( and the video doesn't show the cars' AI ! ) and other bugs it didn't failed completely because Deep Shadows have been able to develop 2 new games. Also it is playable and even enjoyable.
That said, its potential was nearly wasted by the buggy reputation, some arguable design decisions and a lack of polish.

Now, White Gold will use the (slightly) updated technology which was used in BP ( progressive loading rules ! ) and Deep Shadows seems to be willing to avoid most of the bugs.
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