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Old 12-11-2011, 06:38 AM   #1
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Epic's Next Is...Fortnite, a Tower Defense Game


Come on, did anyone really see this coming? Epic Games announced their next game at the VGAs yesterday: Fortnite, a tower defense-type game where you have to defend against hordes of rampaging zombies. The above trailer is all we know about it so far, but it's certainly a departure from what Epic has been up to for most of the past 15 years.
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:42 AM   #2
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Wow, that looks kinda cool. If the game has that whole build-it-then-defend-it kind of gameplay, then I might be interested. Hopefully building custom forts with pieces you find lying around will be possible.
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:15 AM   #3
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Not excited. If it's one genre that is overbloated these days, it's this one.

Who knows, I could like it. I thought Orcs Must Die was fun, but it was a bit different. You HAVE to be pretty different these days in the genre though, or what's the point of yet another tower defense game?
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:45 AM   #4
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This was probably the most disappointing "reveal" of that awful show. That art style is terribly ugly.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:11 AM   #5
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There is definitely defense in this game, but has it been confirmed that it's specifically of the tower defense variety?
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:17 AM   #6
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Oh goodie, Zombies. Again..........
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:29 AM   #7
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It doesn't look like zombies are the only enemy, though. There's also some kind of shadow-hopping imp, and presumably there will be other types, too.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:40 AM   #8
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Looks more like a Minecraft type thign to me...maybe without the mining stuff.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:45 AM   #9
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I'd prefer a more developed version of Gears 3 Horde Mode to a traditional tower defense game.

The graphical style isn't my thing though. It looks like a slightly better textured TF2, which I also don't like the style of.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:24 AM   #10
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Sooo from what I got from this trailer is...

-tf2 art style
-build shit ala horde mode(caltrops, lay down a gun turret...yeah..)
-defend against zombies
-what a big let down
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:27 AM   #11
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Yeah, count me in the unexcited camp. It seems like they just tossed several cliches into a pot and this is what came out.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:33 AM   #12
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Maybe this is supposed to be some sort of tech demo for the next UE? I don't know, it looks like TF2 Horde mode to me.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:33 AM   #13
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Also disappointed. Game design by numbers, at first glance. Who know, perhaps it will turn out to be fantastic, but I'm not impressed at all right now.
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:33 AM   #14
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Looks more like a Minecraft type thign to me...maybe without the mining stuff.
That was my first impression as well.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:06 AM   #15
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as much as I loved playing defensively in like EVERY single RTS I've ever played (especially Star Craft. GOD I love bunkers and siege tanks!)...I find most if not all tower defense games I've bothered with to be completely tedious.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:34 PM   #16
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More info and screenshots from SDCC.

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Jessen described Fortnite as a "co-op sandbox survival game" with three different elements. Scavenging will allow players to go out into the ruined world and find items and materials wherever they can. Building will let players first erect and then customize various structures of all shapes and sizes. Combat, the last part of the game, pits players against creepy yet "Looney Tunes-inspired" monsters attempting to take those structures down.
This sounds like it could be a lot of fun. Persistent customizable characters and co-op base building/defense. Looking back on all the negative reactions to the initial trailer I wonder if this new info will change anyone's mind.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #17
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If it's less tower-defense, and more third-person action + base building, I'll be interested. I do like the cartoonish art style.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:09 PM   #18
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If it's less tower-defense, and more third-person action + base building, I'll be interested. I do like the cartoonish art style.
Take a look at the "ghoul" enemies. They're emaciated people with the skin of their head pulled back so the skull pops out of the mouth.
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