RoN Expansion Rising

Following up on the hint mentioned earlier today (story) New Nations rise, original's price falls on GameSpot reports on a drop in price for Rise of Nations, Big Huge Games' RTS epic, to US$40 and plans for a RoN expansion pack called Throne and Patriots that's expected in Spring 2004. They have posted the first screenshots from the project, and here is a bit off the provided description:
The expansion pack will include six more new playable nations to the original game's total of 18, along with more than 20 new units, and new features, like the expansion's new campaigns and its government system. The government system will let each nation in the game determine for itself how it will be governed--a decision that will affect its development over the course of history. The new campaigns will include scenarios based on real-world historical engagements.
View : : :
5 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  ] Older
5.
 
Re: Not enough...
Nov 21, 2003, 05:21
5.
Re: Not enough... Nov 21, 2003, 05:21
Nov 21, 2003, 05:21
 
quake 2 had like 3 or so and i think they all sucked

------------
Love,
Mayor Dan

Aaah democracy is surely sweet (except when I appoint myself mayor).
ExcessDan
4.
 
Re: Not enough...
Nov 20, 2003, 19:22
4.
Re: Not enough... Nov 20, 2003, 19:22
Nov 20, 2003, 19:22
 
I remember when extra content was provided for free by thankful developers..

was that before or after C&C/Warcraft had like 2 expansions, Halflife had like 80, Quake2 had one (or more, iirc)... =P

Personally, I don't really mind... if it's a significant addition (like, say, the rainbow 6 expansions usually were), it's just more of a good game... it's only when it's the cheapass RTS style of "let's throw 8 extra maps together and sell them for $30" expansion that it's just annoying

3.
 
Price "dropped" to $40?
Nov 20, 2003, 17:15
3.
Price "dropped" to $40? Nov 20, 2003, 17:15
Nov 20, 2003, 17:15
 
I got this game on the secondary market and I think it's a very good game but advertising a price drop to $40 like some faux-magnanimous gesture of generosity is rather silly.

That aside the government system in the expansion sounds good. I can only assume it will feature the models in Alpha Centauri plus maybe some more. The scenarios sound like they will be similar to Civ 3: Conquests.

2.
 
Re: Not enough...
Nov 20, 2003, 14:06
nin
 
2.
Re: Not enough... Nov 20, 2003, 14:06
Nov 20, 2003, 14:06
 nin
1.
 
Not enough...
Nov 20, 2003, 13:59
1.
Not enough... Nov 20, 2003, 13:59
Nov 20, 2003, 13:59
 
...for me to buy an expansion. I love the original, but I do not see a whole lot of room for 'expansion'. Why is it that every game nowadays has to have one of these money-milking additions?

[grizzly] I remember when extra content was provided for free by thankful developers... [/grizzly]

5 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  ] Older