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Victory Kickstarter

This Kickstarter just launched by Petroglyph seeks $700K to fund Victory, the just revealed World War II action/strategy game. The Victory Website currently redirects to the Kickstarter, which offers this elevator pitch from Oksana Kubushyna, Victory project lead: "If World of Tanks, StarCraft and League of Legends had a baby, it would be Victory." There are interviews with Petroglyph about the project on Strategy Informer where they chat with lead designer Evan Humphreys and on IncGamers where they speak to an unnamed person or persons at Petroglyph, and receive the fairly standard reassurance about microtransactions: "Players will be able to spend real world currency on items in Victory. However, Victory is not a game about buying power everything can be obtained by purchases with the in-game currency. It will be quite possible to be competitive without spending real money or grinding an extreme amount." Here's a feature list:

  • World War II setting
  • Online team vs. team battle arena
  • Choose units from your collection to bring into each match
  • Command squads of units using RTS-like controls and viewpoint
  • Win by capturing and holding key map locations or by destroying all enemy units
  • If all your units are destroyed, you are out of the match; continue to observe or leave and join a new one
  • Each match typically lasts 15-20 minutes
  • Your units become more powerful after each match, and you earn in-game currency
  • Spend your in-game currency to buy booster Commander Packs containing random, collectible units and more
  • For PC / Windows
  • Victory is not an RTS - there is no base-building or resource management

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7. Re: RE: Follow up Mar 6, 2013, 07:14 jdreyer
 
Jerykk wrote on Mar 6, 2013, 01:53:
Not sure what they were thinking with this. It's just an extremely streamlined WW2 RTS with units that you have to randomly unlock. Sounds pretty bad for a competitive multiplayer game.

They could have at least chosen a unique setting and premise for the game. There are approximately 50 million WW2 strategy games in existence. One of those is Company of Heroes 2, which looks many times more interesting and actually innovates within the genre.

But, but, but... MOBA!
 
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6. Re: RE: Follow up Mar 6, 2013, 01:53 Jerykk
 
Not sure what they were thinking with this. It's just an extremely streamlined WW2 RTS with units that you have to randomly unlock. Sounds pretty bad for a competitive multiplayer game.

They could have at least chosen a unique setting and premise for the game. There are approximately 50 million WW2 strategy games in existence. One of those is Company of Heroes 2, which looks many times more interesting and actually innovates within the genre.
 
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5. Re: RE: Follow up Mar 5, 2013, 21:46 UConnBBall
 
The real issue is I love the company for what they are trying but their execution of products has been found lacking. I am guessing this doesn't get funded due to perception, fact or fiction, of their production values. If Chris Taylor doesn't get WildMan this one doesn't either. Sadly this will cause some real world issues at the HQ I am afraid Hope I am wrong.  
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4. Re: Victory Kickstarter Mar 5, 2013, 18:29 jdreyer
 
they speak to an unnamed person or persons at Petroglyph, and receive the fairly standard reassurance about microtransactions: "Players will be able to spend real world currency on items in Victory. However, Victory is not a game about buying power everything can be obtained by purchases with the in-game currency. It will be quite possible to be competitive without spending real money or grinding an extreme amount."

Well, I freakin' hope so, since YOU'RE PAYING MONEY TO BUY THE GAME. What the hell is wrong with people?

Not that I should be expending any energy on this. They've made 1% of their goal since going live, so this will probably float across the English Channel like a lead balloon.
 
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3. Re: Victory Kickstarter Mar 5, 2013, 14:22 netnerd85
 
So, why is this better than Men of War or Company of Heroes?

In fact, just go buy Rush for Berlin on Steam for $5, fucking AWESOME game.
 
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2. Re: Victory Kickstarter Mar 5, 2013, 13:41 Cutter
 
I hate these tiered early backer limits that if you don't get on the early ones you have to pay progressively more. That alone keeps me from contributing to anyone who does that.
 
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1. Re: Victory Kickstarter Mar 5, 2013, 12:25 McSterls
 
Talk about going where every man has gone before. I don't see one original idea in this game's promo video  
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