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Marathon Renascent
Posted By: poenadareDate: 7/31/11 4:36 p.m.

Marathon Renascent

Marathon as a Shooter with Some RPG Elements

Please note I'm talking mini-RPG here.

So what would be required?

  • Multiple objectives. I don't like Quest Jornals but they are necessary if you have multiple objectives.
  • Talk to NPCs and Terminals. The terminal design is critical. You must be able to talk to them, read them, solve puzzles on them, and do research on them.
  • Multiple paths through the game. You can be good or evil.
  • A good door opening / couputer unlocking puzzle interface. Players are going to be heavilly using it so it has to be fresh and appropriate.

Things I'd like to see.

  • Skills instead of Levels.
  • Weapon and Armor upgrades.
  • Somewhere in the early part of the game you have the "OMG I'm a cyborg!" moment. After that, you can add upgrades to yourself.
  • Interrogating Bobs to find out if they are Sims. Pay heavy homage to Bladerunner including some quotes, like "You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you look down and see a tortise."
  • VR levels. Well, more like Virtual Unreality levels. There has to be a Tron/Matrix/Neuromancer virtual world and you have to interact with it. (It is painfully obvious to me that they was the future is going to be.) Big upside: You get fight alongside (or against) Durandal, Leela, Tycho, Toth... In fact, in the late stages of the game you will be fighting in the real world and the virtual world at the same time. Yes, it will be a UI nightmare but I think it is possible.

What would you like to see? Name your RPG must-haves.

...

Side note: Max dishes on Marathon GURPS.

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Marathon Renascentpoenadare 7/31/11 4:36 p.m.
     Re: Marathon Renascentthoth43 7/31/11 6:45 p.m.
           Controlling Bobpoenadare 7/31/11 6:56 p.m.
     Re: Marathon Renascent *LINK*Jabberwok 7/31/11 8:22 p.m.
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           Re: Marathon Renascentpoenadare 8/1/11 3:27 a.m.
     Re: Marathon RenascentBob-B-Q 8/1/11 6:56 a.m.
           Re: Marathon Renascentpoenadare 8/1/11 8:11 a.m.
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                       Re: Marathon Renascentpoenadare 8/1/11 10:22 a.m.
                 Re: Marathon RenascentCraig Hardgrove 8/3/11 7:16 a.m.
                       Re: Marathon Renascentpoenadare 8/3/11 7:24 a.m.
     @ treellama and otherspoenadare 8/3/11 6:48 a.m.
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                 Treell Amapoenadare 8/3/11 5:37 p.m.
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                             Tre Ella Mapoenadare 8/4/11 4:06 a.m.
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