Poll: NeverWinter Nights or Warcraft 3?
Posted 12 June 2002 - 10:15 AM
Posted 12 June 2002 - 10:27 AM
+ Rope-playing with Lots of D&D goodness
+ Supposedly long and engaging story
+ Up to 64 players(around) can play together on a board online
+ Lots and lots of modability
+? Toolset for modding, maybe.
+ A Blizzard Game
+ Supposedly cool single player
+ Online matches
+ Mac toolset for maps
+ One step closer to Starcraft 2
Its a tough one:
I'd go for the War3 RTS style.
My brother would go for the NWN for the D&D rpg.
Either way, I'll go with BOTH, ha.
Posted 12 June 2002 - 10:46 AM
But I do want NWN and now it seems the toolset will b portet, so ASA I have money, I'll go with it too!!
Posted 12 June 2002 - 11:01 AM
Posted 12 June 2002 - 11:49 AM
Posted 12 June 2002 - 12:28 PM
That is just NOT true, yes it uses 3D graphics but itīs not the first to do so.
I could make a list but I wonīt.
Posted 12 June 2002 - 12:41 PM
Before today's announcement about the NWN tools coming out, Warcraft 3 was a clear choice for me, but if the tools come out for NWN, I'll definitely get BOTH! (Yeah, I know... I'm a hypocrite! ;-)
Now I just need to wait for a price drop on the eMacs at MacWorld NY in July, and I'll be stylin'!
Posted 12 June 2002 - 05:29 PM
Posted 12 June 2002 - 05:40 PM
If NWN has the toolset, that too will be a guaranteed purchase. Without the toolset, it is almost a guaranteed pass. I want that toolset bad.
Posted 12 June 2002 - 06:05 PM
Posted 12 June 2002 - 06:47 PM
NWN, definitely. Warcraft 3 is a realtime strategy game. I'm not interested in RTS games: never have been, and doubt I ever will be.
I dunno why, but I just never got into them. The whole RTS genre got started years ago with Command & Conquer, but I had an Amiga at the time, so I had no opportunity to play that. The only RTS game I've ever played has been Settlers 3 (on a Windows PC), and I was unhappy because it didn't play more like the original Settlers game, and also because there wasn't really much strategy involved anyhow.
As somebody pointed out.... Even if you're a fan of RTS games, there are lots of RTS games. There is nothing else like NWN, it's unique.
"That which does not kill us makes us stranger."
Posted 13 June 2002 - 02:44 AM
Posted 13 June 2002 - 04:26 AM
I realize that they aren't exactly the same type of game, but there are many similarities.
- NWN & WC3 are both fantasy games
- NWN is an RPG, WC3 is an RTS but has some RPG elements
- Both have tools for creating your own levels/scenarios
- Both are EXPENSIVE (approx $60!!!)
I saw these as enough common criteria that it would be interesting to have a face-off. I like both genres, and as a long time MUDder & D&D fan, NWN definitely had the lead, until I found out the tools weren't going to be available for the Mac.
So here's how it looks for me:
W3 is my top choice, simply because of the scenario tools and the fact that it is coming out sooner. But if the tools will be coming out for NWN, I will definitely buy it. Without the tools for NWN, it is questionable as to whether I would buy it or not.
Posted 14 June 2002 - 03:54 PM
sorry i just felt like saying that. y'all dont hate - appreciate.
unless neverwinter is a major revolution in RPG gaming (which i doubt since its based on the D&D ruleset) i'd prefer something a little more action oriented, a la WCIII.
i know i will be buying WCIII, but i will wait to see what the reviews are of NWN before picking that suka up.
Posted 14 June 2002 - 06:54 PM
Which ones would that be?
Homeworld? Emperor: Battle for Dune? Cossacks? Shogun? Batlle Realms? Etherlords? Ground Control? Etc...
Me thinks not, my friend.
Having gotten this of my chest I simply refuse to choose between 2 such quality games so I'll have both thank you very much ;-)
I applaud Blizzard for having the balls to put out a simultaneous Win/MacOS9 and X release. Blizzard rules!