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Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« on: August 16, 2012, 04:54:19 AM »
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The graphics might be a bit wonky so far, but the team looks experienced, and I'm definitely behind their "RTS:s of today SUCK!". There hasn't been a proper RTS to play since the TA/SupCom days (I'm not counting AI:War as an RTS. It's AI:War, a genre on its own). This looks intriguing. Will follow with interest.

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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2012, 05:27:15 AM »
Thanks for the heads up on this one.  Looks very good.  At least they have an experienced team.  You're right, the graphics do look unusual.  Only one other kickstarter I've backed, Xenonauts, but I may have to consider this one.  Definitely will be keeping any eye on this.

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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 05:58:49 AM »
The graphics look great!

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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2012, 09:41:39 AM »
Ermagersh! Awesome! Totally agree with the "there haven't been enough good RTSes lately" (and End of Nations let me down too :( ). Will definitely be picking this up when possible.

Woot, it also has the GFX engine guy and art directer from SC. Top-notch talent right there!
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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2012, 10:08:47 AM »
Total Annihilation is my favorite game of all time, so naturally, I am completely stoked about this.

By the way, my friends and I play Spring RTS Total Annihilation all the time, and we're looking for more victims, ahem players.

If anybody loves TA come play with us!
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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2012, 10:10:47 AM »
Total Annihilation is my favorite game of all time, so naturally, I am completely stoked about this.

By the way, my friends and I play Spring RTS Total Annihilation all the time, and we're looking for more victims, ahem players.

Woa, RTSs based on the Spring engine. It's been a while since I have played any of those. Once my new laptop comes in, I'll have to download it and play around with it again. :)

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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2012, 10:11:10 AM »
I took a look at Spring, but honestly, I prefer SupCom...I dunno why really. Still play that with my friends some times.
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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2012, 11:16:17 AM »
I dislike SupCom and SupCom 2 because they are no longer being supported by the developers.

Both games had so much potential, but were left in a semi-half-baked status because they seemed like a quick money grab.  I've actually lost all respect for Chris Taylor, one of the biggest minds behind Total Annihilation, because he never sticks with ANYTHING he does.

Seriously let's go through the list:

Total Annihilation
TA:K
Dungeon Siege
Dungeon Siege 2
Space Siege
Demigod
Supreme Commander
Supreme Commander 2
King and Castles - a game which he didn't even finish because he went to make Age of Empires Online instead where another developer left off.

All of those games had so much potential but he never sticks with anything he does.

I love Spring RTS and Balanced Annihilation because they're constantly being updated and improved.  The BA devs are working on a patch for Balanced Annihilation called Balanced Annihilation: Revolution, which completely updates all the old TA models made for a 2D engine, making them look unique and beautiful.  It's the small things like that which gives a game longevity.  I wait for this game impatiently, in the hopes that they continue supporting it long after it's created.  It seems like their track record is good so far, with Super Monday Night Combat being the successor to the fairly lackluster first game.  If they're that willing to revamp a mistake and keep supporting it, I have a lot of faith in them.
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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2012, 11:49:04 AM »
Yeah, I stuck with both FA and SC2 for as long as I could, had tons of fun though the communities are dead =/ Still give FA campaign a spin now and then.
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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2012, 11:53:38 AM »
Well at least this is a new game that doesn't quite ask for a million dollars.

Will drop 20$ if they break the 800k mark.


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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2012, 12:12:13 PM »
Dude the Kickstarter started yesterday and they're already at nearly $200,000. 

They're going to reach $800,000 in no time.  I'm most likely going to donate $100, this is the most exciting game prospect I've seen since the rather disappointing Supreme Commander.

I grew up playing Total Annihilation, it was a huge part of my childhood.
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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2012, 12:21:16 PM »
Just giving the page a good read, it sounds like a really fun game. I haven't played Total Annihilation but I'm pretty excited about what it looks like knowing nothing else. That says a good deal for them I'd say.

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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2012, 12:21:36 PM »
I look forward to giving my 20$ in a short time  :)
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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2012, 12:47:29 PM »
I don't understand why you would wait. You don't end up contributing anything unless the campaign is successful, so pledging $20 now is exactly the same as pledging $20 when they hit $800 000, which is exactly the same as pledging $20 at any point in the entire life of the campaign...

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Re: Planetary Annihilation: Total Annihilation IN SPACE
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2012, 12:50:36 PM »
Dude the Kickstarter started yesterday and they're already at nearly $200,000. 

They're going to reach $800,000 in no time.
Watching a few kickstarters I've seen enormous initial booms and then a far more gradual increase, followed by a rush at the end. so it may take longer than you think.
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