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12/28/2012 2:42:00 AM
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Post Apocalyptic? Why not During the Apocalypse?

In the vast amounts of Post Apocalyptic games like Fallout, I Am Alive, Metro 2033, and even Spec Ops The Line why have we not really see a game take place while the event was happening? Imagine a game taking place during a global flood? Or the spread of deserts or even the rapid growth of the forests? Well it does not really mean that there would be mass death. Imagine an open world game where you started off normal. But the more you play, the forest grows and grows across the world and consumes towns and every other thing in its path. Not really killing, but destruction. Would you like to see that happen? I personally have not see one before, so that is what I am basing this on. [Edited on 12.27.2012 6:58 PM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] the panzie man I forget what the game was where you are running around a city while it's getting hit by an earthquake saving people, as well as yourself. I think it might be a japanese game US port.[/quote]I remember that can 2 best friends did a video on it, it was for the Wii.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] King Leopold789 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AngryBrute1 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] King Leopold789 the apocalypse is something that is impossible for you to win. In a post apoc situation you can help rebuild. In a apocalyptic situation all you can do is watch the world burn.[/quote]It would set up a really interesting story, and world to explore as it changes over time.[/quote]the apocolypse is bound to happen there is no stopping it, thus you can not change the situation as much in the given setting compared to another one. Games are meant to be interactive and you as the player should have the ability to change situations. In a apocalyptic setting the player simply cannot change the course of events as much as compared to another setting, and thus why other settings are more prevalent in games.[/quote]That is very true to a degree. It can be possible to address that issue, we just probably have not thought of it yet. A Developer with the courage to tackle this idea will have to find a way.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] AngryBrute1 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] King Leopold789 the apocalypse is something that is impossible for you to win. In a post apoc situation you can help rebuild. In a apocalyptic situation all you can do is watch the world burn.[/quote]It would set up a really interesting story, and world to explore as it changes over time.[/quote]the apocolypse is bound to happen there is no stopping it, thus you can not change the situation as much in the given setting compared to another one. Games are meant to be interactive and you as the player should have the ability to change situations. In a apocalyptic setting the player simply cannot change the course of events as much as compared to another setting, and thus why other settings are more prevalent in games.
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  • haha im only imagining a fallout/call of duty mix during the american-chinese war... bad images....
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Endoterrik 13 The idea sounds pretty interesting. I'd bet that Bethesda would do a great job with something like this.[/quote]Yeah! It would be an awesome next gen title.
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  • Bethesda should hire another company to make a linear FPS that takes place during the Resource Wars that came before the nuclear apocalypse in Fallout. That would be epic. Also it would be interesting to find out who fire nukes first.
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  • The idea sounds pretty interesting. I'd bet that Bethesda would do a great job with something like this.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CrazyT [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] BanjoKazooie0 That's a good idea for a fallout game where your 1st a human but after the nuke your a ghoul[/quote]I like this.[/quote]Indeed. Until my arm falls off...
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  • Probably because you'd die, or it'd be about you hiding in a hole. Nukes and stuff aren't friendly.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] BanjoKazooie0 That's a good idea for a fallout game where your 1st a human but after the nuke your a ghoul[/quote]I like this.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Painis Cupcake [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] the panzie man I forget what the game was where you are running around a city while it's getting hit by an earthquake saving people, as well as yourself. I think it might be a japanese game US port.[/quote] Crisis: Day of Disaster. Not enough hats for me.[/quote] yeah, that's it.
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  • I'd like to see an Apocalyptic RPG.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] the panzie man I forget what the game was where you are running around a city while it's getting hit by an earthquake saving people, as well as yourself. I think it might be a japanese game US port.[/quote] Crisis: Day of Disaster. Not enough hats for me.
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  • I'd like to play combat scenarios which also involve struggles throughout a Flood, meteor shower and sandstorm.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] jew man man Doesn't Darksiders take place during an apocalypse?[/quote]I think so.
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  • Left 4 Dead?
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  • Doesn't Darksiders take place during an apocalypse?
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] King Leopold789 the apocalypse is something that is impossible for you to win. In a post apoc situation you can help rebuild. In a apocalyptic situation all you can do is watch the world burn.[/quote]It would set up a really interesting story, and world to explore as it changes over time.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] the panzie man I forget what the game was where you are running around a city while it's getting hit by an earthquake saving people, as well as yourself. I think it might be a japanese game US port.[/quote] oh yeah i remember that game, i never had it myself but it was called S.O.S final escape, it looked really good and i wish i had it
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  • What you have to understand about Post-apocalyptic settings is the idea that the human mind almost cannot contemplate what it would really be like. This sort of novelty of mindset is what makes it so interesting for us to wander around the DC ruins, or the irradiated Mojave waste. I believe that a During-apocalypse could really do well, but there is a formula that to it that might be just too difficult to risk. ;) [Edited on 12.27.2012 6:50 PM PST]
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  • the apocalypse is something that is impossible for you to win. In a post apoc situation you can help rebuild. In a apocalyptic situation all you can do is watch the world burn.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Arbiter 739 Well the problem comes in how to make the person survive all that without making it very linear. Plus you've got to create tons of NPCs and player models that look good but will never be seen again. [/quote]Well it does not really mean that there would be mass death. Imagine an open world game where you started off normal. But the more you play, the forest grows and grows across the world and consumes towns and every other thing in its path. Not really killing, but destruction.
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  • I forget what the game was where you are running around a city while it's getting hit by an earthquake saving people, as well as yourself. I think it might be a japanese game US port.
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  • How are you supposed to implement it in gameplay though? In Fallout and Metro 2033 its just nukes going off, what can you do with something as abrupt as that?
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  • Well the problem comes in how to make the person survive all that without making it very linear. Plus you've got to create tons of NPCs and player models that look good but will never be seen again.
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spilled Milk Because most of the time the main character prevents it.[/quote]Well, then this would present a feeling of helplessness as everything around you is destroyed.
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