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Old 05-05-2020, 11:22 AM   #1
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Amazon's Online Shooter Crucible Launching May12th


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Crucible comes out on PC via Steam on 20th May 2020, Amazon has announced.

The free-to-play hero shooter is Amazon's first big video game launch, and comes ahead of the release of its MMO New World, and its video game streaming service Project Tempo.

Crucible is developed by Relentless Studios, the Seattle-based development team of Amazon Games. Relentless, which is run by Westwood Studios co-founder Louis Castle, was meant to release Crucible in March but Amazon's plans were delayed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Crucible has a lineup of 10 playable characters, each with unique weapons and abilities, as well as three game modes: Heart of the Hives, Harvester Command, and Alpha Hunters. Heart of the Hives sees two four-player teams fight bosses that spawn on the map. Each boss has a heart, and it's the first team to capture three hearts that wins the match. Harvester Command is two teams of eight capturing and holding harvesters. In Alpha Hunters, eight teams of two fight to be the final team standing. In each match you collect a resource called Essence, which is used to level up the characters.
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This looks like the worst kind of corporate-driven money-grubbing soulless trash.
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:22 AM   #2
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Old 05-05-2020, 11:24 AM   #3
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Firefall reborn?
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This looks like the worst kind of corporate-driven money-grubbing soulless trash.
Interested to hear what the "best kind" is.

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Interested to hear what the "best kind" is.

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Halo is the "best kind" of money-grubbing soulless corporate trash.
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Old 05-05-2020, 12:20 PM   #6
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Firefall reborn?
They're BACK! Arlington, 6/5. lol

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Old 05-05-2020, 12:28 PM   #7
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My eyes may actually be bleeding due to the assault of horrible graphics and models shown in that trailer.

They don't even have enough unique characters to cover their 8v8 mode which means you'll now have to worry about duplication which is terrible. This is something Overwatch got right. Very unique profiles for each character makes Friend or Foe ID easy. Even Apex Legend seems to have characters with more personality. It doesn't help that the trailer repeats at several shots in the short duration; duplication is built into the game. It's like a bad Roger Corman sci-fi movie where they have like two shots of spaceships flying at each other and they cut back and forth between them.

Maybe Bezos should have spent some money on artists? And designers? Or not wasted time/money on this game at all? Doesn't Amazon have enough people working there that at least one could have said "Woah, wait a second... this is shit, maybe we shouldn't?"
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Old 05-05-2020, 02:03 PM   #8
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Firefall reborn?
I'd say more so Paragon 2.0?
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Old 05-05-2020, 02:08 PM   #9
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the logo looks too much like quake 3 isn't it?
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Looks like Amazon decided to push out whatever they have for New World and Crucible. Both games look like they'll be dead after the first week.
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This looks like what most people picture when you say a game is free. Yuck.
I'll play it for a week though just so Bezos continues to invest money in stupid shit.
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A friend of mine worked on this who also released a bunch of PSP and DS games, so there is some Seattle area industry talent behind it. I think it's worth at least checking it out.
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F2P means it will have almost instant access to a huge player base. The question will be whether it holds that base beyond a month or so. I don't think it looks any worse (or different) than Overwatch or any other similar multiplayer shooter.

Kids today are so spoiled. They have so many F2P and just plan FREE (see: Epic weekly titles, etc.) games available. You honestly don't have to spend any money on games any longer, just the platform (PC/console/handheld/mobile) to play them on.

GoldenAge for price point, for sure. Maybe not content (I think the GoldenAge for content and atmosphere was in the 80s-90s at arcades) but price for sure.
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I remember spending a lot of time with Demos/Shareware titles, that let you play the first few levels/hours for free! They came with the gaming magazines! Man, looking forward each month to the magazines was cool. But yeah, F2P or otherwise, you can get a lot with little to no money these days.
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Yep, definitely looks like your standard F2P game to me.

Low entrance fee = low quality.
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Interested to hear what the "best kind" is.

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Well except for Hearthstone of all generic crap, go figure.
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Yep, definitely looks like your standard F2P game to me.

Low entrance fee = low quality.
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All I wanted to do, after watching the video, was to play Unreal Tournament.
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Well except for Hearthstone of all generic crap, go figure.
Who plays Hearthstone?
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People who like shitty F2P and mobile games?
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