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Title: Dawn of War III
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on May 3, 2016, 11:35:47 AM
Dawn of War III ? Announcement Trailer - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ZgyNoHtjw)

Every time they release a new Dawn of War, I am forced to do two things.

1)  Find a chance of pants at the awesome videos they do.
2)  Cry to the heavens and wonder why GW doesn't do this level of animation for a proper 40k movie!
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Calamity on May 3, 2016, 03:21:00 PM
I messed myself by the end.  But I don't care.  ;D

I got me thinking about a 40k movie as well.  It deserves to be done.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: magenb on May 3, 2016, 05:13:16 PM
Eldar look awesome, love the bone effect of the armour.

@Captain Calamity - there is an unltramarines animated movie
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1679332/)
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on May 3, 2016, 05:14:38 PM
Eldar look awesome, love the bone effect of the armour.

@Captain Calamity - there is an unltramarines animated movie
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1679332/)

Please do not speak of that heresy.  That was a travesty, and yes... I was enough of a fan boy to sit through that horror show and watch all of it.

What we want is a 40k movie that has the same level of effort put into it that they put into these cut scenes.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Wyddr on May 4, 2016, 01:30:15 PM
It's a great cut-scene. Won't be playing it (I once worked doing QA for an RTS game and it officially killed the genre for me), but it does look cool.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Slick Samos on May 4, 2016, 02:49:39 PM
Eldar look awesome, love the bone effect of the armour.

@Captain Calamity - there is an unltramarines animated movie
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010) - IMDb (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1679332/)

Please do not speak of that heresy.  That was a travesty, and yes... I was enough of a fan boy to sit through that horror show and watch all of it.

What we want is a 40k movie that has the same level of effort put into it that they put into these cut scenes.

Seconded.  Don't watch it.  A non-scripted skirmish game of DoW has better plot and graphics :P

Back on point, the trailer for DoWIII looked epic!
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: magenb on May 4, 2016, 07:25:58 PM
I didn't think it was that bad.. maybe I just had low expectation lol.


Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Grand Master Lomandalis on May 4, 2016, 10:15:54 PM
Go watch it again with the reservations you would have for someone trampling your childhood. 

Really... we'll wait lol
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Lachdonin on May 5, 2016, 01:09:49 AM
I actually thought the Ultramarines movie was mediocre... Better than some of the novels, and more than a few straight-to-video movies, but far from the best in either category. Worth a watch once, just to say you've seen it, which is more than I can say for a Tarintino movie...

This trailer though... Absolutely fantastic. I'm not entirely sold on the lankier Marines, but the design of the Eldar, and the movements of the Wraithknight were fantastic. I just can't figure out if it's supposed to have a story relevance, like the first 2 did (although, DoW1's trailer was only loosely related to its story) or if it's just atmospheric.

The 3 streams of falling bodies at the end, though? Masterfully atmospheric and great cinematography. Loved it.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: TagniK'ZuR on May 5, 2016, 03:41:33 AM
which is more than I can say for a Tarintino movie...
For Some reason, most of my friends seem to think everything he makes is made of gold. I don't get it?

All the same, I think I'll give the Ultramarines movie a skip (have actually seen bits of it, re-enforcing my call not to watch it)

Back to DoW III, i still need to play DoW II (not that I actually have a machine that can) but I'm also going to wait till we can actually see what the gameplay will be like before forming a proper opinion on III.
At the moment, though, I'm a little sad that you'll only get Orks, Smurfs and Eldar, and the story that they're all gunning for the same super weapon seems a little flimsy (orks going for some high end super-tech just doesn't sit right with me)
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Lachdonin on May 5, 2016, 04:32:11 AM
(orks going for some high end super-tech just doesn't sit right with me)

Oi, if every one else wants it, 'an we get it first, den dey have to get threw us ta get it. All the fight'n, none'o da leg werk.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Aurics Pride on May 5, 2016, 04:50:59 AM
The trailer looks incredible but if I am honest I am gonna be waiting for actual gameplay footage before I let myself get excited. I was really buzzing for DoW II but then it turned out to be one of the worst RTS engines that I've ever played on. If the engine is anything like the first then I'll be happy but if it's like DoW II then I won't even bother with it.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Lachdonin on May 5, 2016, 09:40:48 AM
There are 3 screenshots out right now... You can see them here;

Dawn of War 3's First Screenshots Show Deadly Orbital Strikes - GameSpot (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/dawn-of-war-3s-first-screenshots-show-deadly-orbit/1100-6439472/)

Relic has so far stated that they are aiming more for the armies and elements of Dawn of War, with the customizable heroes of Dawn of War 2.

It looks like they abandoned the DoW2 cover system too, which is a bit of a shame, but understandable if they're trying to up the scale again...
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Irisado on May 5, 2016, 11:17:45 AM
I'm ambivalent about it thus far.  The trailer was impressive in cinematic terms, but it just felt like I'd seen it before, maybe because it's a barely modified version of the trailers used for some of the previous Dawn of War games, in the sense that there is a battle and the Marines emerge victorious yet again.  I also hope that the narrative a touch more nuanced than what has been revealed thus far.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: magenb on May 5, 2016, 06:01:33 PM
The trailer looks incredible but if I am honest I am gonna be waiting for actual gameplay footage before I let myself get excited. I was really buzzing for DoW II but then it turned out to be one of the worst RTS engines that I've ever played on. If the engine is anything like the first then I'll be happy but if it's like DoW II then I won't even bother with it.

I didn't mind the change in DoW2, I thought it put in back in line to the sort of scale you would play at a table top. Large scale RTS while nice in theory just turn into who produces the largest rolling mob first, rinse and repeat each map.

I'd love to see someone mod Xcom2 to do a squad based 40k game.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Wyddr on May 6, 2016, 09:27:48 AM
I'd love to see someone mod Xcom2 to do a squad based 40k game.

There was one, called Chaos Gate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000:_Chaos_Gate). It predates XCOM by a long, long way, but can reasonably be said to be one of its predecessors.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: magenb on May 7, 2016, 05:56:33 AM
I'd love to see someone mod Xcom2 to do a squad based 40k game.

There was one, called Chaos Gate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000:_Chaos_Gate). It predates XCOM by a long, long way, but can reasonably be said to be one of its predecessors.

Yeah it was a good game for its time, would be nice to see some of the other races though
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Hades Hound on May 7, 2016, 08:38:43 AM
I'd love to see someone mod Xcom2 to do a squad based 40k game.

There was one, called Chaos Gate (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer_40,000:_Chaos_Gate). It predates XCOM by a long, long way, but can reasonably be said to be one of its predecessors.


Actually: Chaos Gate - 1998. Original X-Com Enemy Unknown (aka UFO Defense) - 1994. Let us not put the chaotic cart before the xenos horse here.

Either way, looking forward to DoW III. I played through 2, and it was enjoyable enough, but I long for a return to the days of the original, leading and upgrading squads on the fly.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on May 12, 2016, 12:52:02 PM
I'm ambivalent about it thus far.  The trailer was impressive in cinematic terms, but it just felt like I'd seen it before, maybe because it's a barely modified version of the trailers used for some of the previous Dawn of War games, in the sense that there is a battle and the Marines emerge victorious yet again.  I also hope that the narrative a touch more nuanced than what has been revealed thus far.

You mean SPEHSS MEHREENS doing STEEL REHN for THE EMPRAH didn't have enough pathos for you?
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on June 16, 2016, 04:34:35 PM
More "gameplay" from E3 this week.

Dawn of War III: First Gameplay Footage - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEQM9sbQ4fk)
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on August 16, 2016, 08:02:14 AM
Just saw a comment on the testing mission teased in the comment above.

Dawn of War 3 Gameplay FIRST LOOK - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sNUn0g1Kw0)

The commenter is talking to a casual audience, so don't expect the most neckbeardy critique, but there's a fair bit of gameplay footage in there.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on March 11, 2017, 05:55:35 PM
Pre-purchase (yeah, not worth it unless you're really into skin packs) has begun with April 27 as the launch date.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: TagniK'ZuR on April 12, 2017, 02:06:16 AM
Pre-purchase (yeah, not worth it unless you're really into skin packs) has begun with April 27 as the launch date.
If Mass Effect Andromeda has taught me anything, it's that pre-purchasing is never worth it, regardless of the extras included.

Also, new cinematic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6u9yst-2cc&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: magenb on April 12, 2017, 05:23:18 PM
Pre-purchase (yeah, not worth it unless you're really into skin packs) has begun with April 27 as the launch date.
If Mass Effect Andromeda has taught me anything, it's that pre-purchasing is never worth it, regardless of the extras included.

Also, new cinematic (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6u9yst-2cc&feature=youtu.be)

ME Andromeda wasn't bad, it was just more of the same really. Yeah pre-ordering nowadays doesn't really give you much. Pre-ordering used to be handy with physical media, so you new you would get a copy, now I just don't think companies have worked out what to do with it.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Sir_Godspeed on April 13, 2017, 04:47:18 AM
Andromeda was widely critizised for bugginess and messed up facial animations, iirc.

And preordering is a schmuck's game.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Lord of Winter and War on April 13, 2017, 08:28:27 AM
Here I am still playing Witcher 3.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: Irisado on April 13, 2017, 09:02:52 AM
Getting back to the topic, I think that it looks better than Dawn of War II, which I couldn't get interested in at all, but just as with the table top game, I'm not overly happy about the inclusion of larger units, such as Knights.  The graphics look pretty impressive and I really like the look of the Eldar units.  It may be a game I try out once I have a new computer and more money.
Title: Re: Dawn of War III
Post by: The GrimSqueaker on August 17, 2017, 09:38:00 PM
Steam's been throwing around 50% coupons recently. Check your inventory if you're kind of interested in the game yet still beslubber off to anything like full price.