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itt Baron complains about Stronghold 3
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itt Baron complains about Stronghold 3

Today I got Stronghold 3. Let us just say it has problems. Major problems.

-The maps are fucking tiny. There is a large size, but it's barely big enough to be considered "medium"
-The general pace of the game itself can be considered "Amputee Old Person with Dyspraxia." Unlike the previous games, THERE IS NO WAY TO SPEED THIS UP.
-We don't get proper mission briefings anymore, just black and white drawings which would pass as concept art, complete with someone who has just left Acting School with a Pass doing the narration.
-The new freeform building placement works quite well with villages. Less so with castles, because of the new system you cannot have more than 1 tile thick walls and and there is now a mandatory 2 metre space between all buildings.
-Varying bugs: soldiers getting stuck in the Castle Walls, Buildings, and then once they get stuck they don't move ever again.
-The UI is clunky and not very fun to work around.
-The Fletchers in this game defy physics by producing arrows and bolts that CAN PASS THROUGH WALLS. How the fuck did you not notice this, Firefly?
-Along the line of walls, ARCHERS CAN NOW TAKE OUT WALLS IF YOU ORDER THEM TO. FUN.
-The new sounds are quite nice, but the new voices suck dick.
-All of the game files ARE COMPRESSED INTO .FSB FILES GGRRRRRR so no modding4u
-The Campaign revolves around the Wolf mysteriously coming back from the dead (because apparently being impaled with a sword and falling 50ft off a keep to your death is survivable) and is mostly forgettable, which is unfortunate, because this (aside from the Economics campaign which no-one fucking plays) is the meat of the game. This wouldn't be so bad, if it were not for our next problem...
-There is no Skirmish Mode. The reason there is no Skirmish Mode, IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO AI. Everything AI wise in the missions is scripted.
-Multiplayer has a maximum of 4 players, on 4 maps, all of which are roughly the size of my back garden.

Now for some nice things
-The game itself is very pretty looking. It's not Crysis tier, but compared to previous strongholds this is vereh nice indeed
-The new music is pleasant to listen to, unlike 2's music, most of which sucked dick.
-Stupid shit from Stronghold 2 removed
-The map editor looks to be most capable AND ACTUALLY HAS TEXT MESSAGES IN NOW :O
-Ummmm...

Most of my grievances come from design issues, and not actual bugs and glitches. The problem I think the is the most to blame for SH3 being bad, though, is the much touted Castle Crumbling Destruction System Thingy Esque thing. I mean we have fucking EXPLOSIONS AND FIRE AND SHIT now. This is what Firefly spent 3 years on: making a system that looked pretty to retards and faggots and not making the core of the game actually fun to play.

Firefly, is it really that hard to get Stronghold 1 down in 3D? Can we simply not have a game in which we are told we can't place that there milord with Polygons? Is Stronghold doomed to be forever Spriteful?

Final Verdict: Shit Firefly What Are You Doing?
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10-26-2011 03:00 AM
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RE: itt Baron complains about Stronghold 3

I like it when u go on a rant.

Biggrin

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(10-19-2011 09:39 AM)gore goroth Wrote:  Have you ever seen some guy say "Yes honey, you do look fat in that dress" and live to tell the tale?

Hey school! Fu

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RE: itt Baron complains about Stronghold 3

Dude your stalkerish tendencies are getting out of hand cease and desist
10-26-2011 07:34 AM
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Some call it stalking, I call it pure, uncensored, beautiful LOVE.

"I am the future, so get out the way. I don't need no damn physics."

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(10-19-2011 09:39 AM)gore goroth Wrote:  Have you ever seen some guy say "Yes honey, you do look fat in that dress" and live to tell the tale?

Hey school! Fu

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RE: itt Baron complains about Stronghold 3

Game looks shit anyway.

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
10-26-2011 02:48 PM
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RE: itt Baron complains about Stronghold 3

It doesn't look shit it just plays shit. Unless of course, you are some faggot who cannot into RTS, in which case leave immediately
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(10-26-2011 08:53 PM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  It doesn't look shit it just plays shit. Unless of course, you are some faggot who cannot into RTS, in which case leave immediately

Only RTS games I play are Warcraft 3, Starcraft II and Red Alert 2/3/].

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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Holy Fuck :(

I was really looking forward to this game Verysad

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I know :(

it might be worth getting if they fix all the balance and gameplay problems, but for now stay away
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(10-26-2011 03:00 AM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  -There is no Skirmish Mode. The reason there is no Skirmish Mode, IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO AI. Everything AI wise in the missions is scripted.

GTFO You pathetic excuse for a Stronghold game.

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10-27-2011 06:16 AM
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