G'Day there people!
Sorry guys and girls, as an Aussie, it's our priviledge - nay, an expectation - that we greet new people as such. So let's not mention it again and I'll get on with it 8)
Now, as a new member, I wasn't sure if the creation of new subjects was allowed, so I picked one that seemed closest to what has been rolling around in my head for quite some time, but have never being able to find a decent site to post it on. So if I'm spamming up the works here, I do apologise for my ignorance!
Here is my question for those of us Crusader fan(atic)s whom have also created chaos, mayhem and disorder on certain Interplay/Black Isle games of note...
What do you think of the idea of a Crusader RPG being created using the Fallout 2 engine???
*Pauses. Takes note that nobody is aiming AC-88s in his direction. Continues cautiously*
Seriously, think of the potential for it. I know it wouldn't be the same as the old school Crusader series, but come now - except for certain project groups, in particular the ones working on the Pentegram engine, it's not going to be happening. And as a fan group, do we really want something as a (shudder at the thought) First Person Shooter, or done in the Oblivion style? I can almost guarantee you that is the direction that most PC genres are heading, and quite frankly I want to keep Crusader as isometric, but I am wandering a bit here...
I know the gameplay would be completely different, bit given the (percieved) relative ease for adjusting of codes and dialogue of the Fallout engine, I felt that it would make for a fun and lasting idea. I thought that the Brotherhood of Steel engine (I'm going to get flogged for mentioning that one day) would leave too much out of it. What I am looking for is a bit more substance
to chew on, with something less linear and would give you more immersion into the 'world of Crusader'. It would allow for team-based tactics with other resistance members, sympathetic civvies, or defective... err... defecting WEC employees (imagine retconning the No Remorse game and having Brooks, Yo-Yo and Taxman with you as part of a fire team ;D) if you allowed for NPCs to join you - I reckon Cassidy would have a field day in a WEC installation!, would give the potential for more variety with choices for firepower, which is never a bad thing, would give the option for going hand-to-hand to conserve ammo (imagine what the WEC would do to upgrade a night stick?), and given what you can do with the dialouge and 'quest' options... limitless opportunities, ladies and gentlemen. Limitless.
Now that I've finally said my piece, I'll go back to hiding in my personal Vault and keep an eye out for everyone's comments on my thoughts