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Sep 13, 2016, 00:13
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Sep 13, 2016, 00:13
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Wow, I played most of those DOS games and didn't know most of those hidden ones (besides the obvious, like slot machine in space quest 1, you had to do that to win the game, wasn't hidden). But secret giant ant monsters campaign in red alert? That's AWESOME
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Sep 12, 2016, 20:38
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Sep 12, 2016, 20:38
 
Yeah, it is hard for me to wrap my mind around it since 1999 or whenever it was set to be released was so long ago. The game is sorta crap, but it's just awesome to be able to play it, definitely glad it was leaked. It certainly would have been known as one of Blizzard's worst games haha
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Sep 12, 2016, 20:09
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While I too am surprised that Blizzard simply cancelled the game rather than trying to salvage it, I do agree that it wasn't ready for prime-time in its current state. Adventure games were a dying genre, and "Lord of the Clans" wasn't even a very good adventure.

While most of the animation and visuals are quite nice, the actual gameplay is pretty poor. There's very little real interaction with the game-world, and of the few things you /can/ click on, most of them result in some form or another of "I can't use that". The puzzles aren't very good, and the dialogue (and sound FX) is pretty awful. There are also a number of areas where the graphics look pretty poor.

I don't think their releasing the game would have been a disaster; Blizzard probably would have broken even just from sales to Warcraft fans alone. I doubt it would have seriously affected the marketability of the soon-to-be-released Warcraft 3 RTS. But I have no doubt that it would have quickly been relegated to the "old shame" closet, there to languish forgotten with "The Death of Superman", "Blackthorne" and "RPM Racing".

I think it speaks more about how comfortably situated Blizzard was /even before World of Warcraft/ that they could choose to swallow the development costs rather than even slightly sully their reputation with a mediocre - not bad - game.
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Sep 12, 2016, 18:50
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I downloaded the Warcraft Adventure game It's crazy that they abandoned the game when it was nearly complete. Good ol' Blizz, even their abandoned games are polished and streamlined than most lol
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