Iron Storm Site

4X Studio and Wanadoo have recently launched the official Iron Storm site, showcasing this upcoming first- and third-person action game set in an alternate World War I that's still raging in 1964. The multi-lingual site requires Flash and offers plenty of information on the game's backstory, missions, characters and weapons, as well as 16 new screenshots, some artwork and wallpapers, a familiar movie trailer, a brief FAQ, and even a Flash sniping game. Thanks ToTheGame for the tip.
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Re: Engine
Jun 6, 2002, 07:13
anon@208.180
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Re: Engine Jun 6, 2002, 07:13
Jun 6, 2002, 07:13
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Wow if WW2 had lasted until 1964 maybe we wouldnt have any jews or arabs! the world would be a lot better.
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Engine
Jun 5, 2002, 11:41
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Jun 5, 2002, 11:41
 
By the way, does anyone know what engine the game is using? From the looks of the videos, the graphics are awesome (smoke effects, real time shadows, high polycount). And it seemed that the hardware they used to do the real time parts were struggling a bit, so they couldn't all be prerendered.

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Re: Iron Storm Main Character
Jun 5, 2002, 11:38
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Re: Iron Storm Main Character Jun 5, 2002, 11:38
Jun 5, 2002, 11:38
 
I guess I see anti-hero stuff more because my Modern American Lit teacher really pounded the concept into our heads when we read Catch 22 for class
And I don't know if it was the intention or anything, but it does remind me alot of the way Yossarian would act. Shown by such quotes on the website as:
when the hell am I going to be left in peace
He only has one motivating desire: to survive.
Psychological profile: he is at breaking point…

It seems to fit into that catagory mostly because in a war fiction setting, there seem to be about five types of characters: fearful, patriotic, manipulative, indignant, and apathetic. From the way they talk about Weasel, he seems to be the fifth. He doesn't seem to care about the war, he just wants out of it. But he can't get out of it because he's so good at killing things, which he does only to survive. (Huh. Sounds like a catch 22 :))

Although if you want funny, read about the rest of the characters under "Pawns on the chessboard". I can't wait to see what happens with the trigger-happy manic depressive.

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Hmm.
Jun 5, 2002, 11:27
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Hmm. Jun 5, 2002, 11:27
Jun 5, 2002, 11:27
 
No Ion Storm jokes yet?

And I think that if World War I had continued for 50 years, with anything near the casualty rates of the first few, it would've wiped out the fighting population of the countries involved. They better have a good explanation for why anyone is left to fight...

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Re: Iron Storm Main Character
Jun 5, 2002, 11:15
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Re: Iron Storm Main Character Jun 5, 2002, 11:15
Jun 5, 2002, 11:15
 
I admit I haven't read any other previews of the game, but the anti-hero part certainly didn't come out from the site. Other than wanting to know when he could live in peace (which seems, to me, a pretty typical wish for a soldier in a 40+ year long war), he just sounds like an old guy who didn't get the promotions he had coming to him who's taking orders from a young chippie and a psych-case who likes cool toys.

And I think Heller would have written something more profound.

It's not a major issue, the game itself sounds fun and I'm sure they won't have the main character stop to pop some advil and rub down with ben gay after a particularly tough firefight, so the oddities about his description have minimal impact. I just was struck by how funny it was as I was reading it. As long as he doesn't have a mid-life crisis DURING the game, then I'm fine with it. Hell, by the time the game comes out, he won't be all that much older than me.

Sith

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Re: Iron Storm Main Character
Jun 5, 2002, 10:59
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Re: Iron Storm Main Character Jun 5, 2002, 10:59
Jun 5, 2002, 10:59
 
Its an anti-hero. Ever read Catch 22?

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No subject
Jun 5, 2002, 10:47
anon@24.70
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Jun 5, 2002, 10:47
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He's still younger than John Mullins.

This game looks cool, though.
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Iron Storm Main Character
Jun 5, 2002, 10:29
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Iron Storm Main Character Jun 5, 2002, 10:29
Jun 5, 2002, 10:29
 
Hey - did anybody check out the backstory on this game's main guy? First off, his name is Weasel, which doesn't exactly inspire feelings of courage and daring (maybe it means something more profound in French? I think that's the developer's native language). But more than that, he's OLD! He was born in 1924 and it's 1964 in the game. He's 40! He's spent 20 years as a 2nd Lieutenant in a wartime scenario despite commendations for bravery, etc. Maybe they're hoping Arnold or Sly will play him in the movie version!

Is it that hard to find a capable writer?

Sith

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