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swphreak 05-27-2010 11:00 PM

Infinity - Has anyone else seen this?
 
I've been following this game for years, but it had been awhile since I visited the site. I saw that there was a new video, and after watching it, my mind was blown.


About the game from the official site:
Show spoiler


Screenshots:


Anyone interested in space sims should really check Infinity out.

DarthParametric 05-27-2010 11:57 PM

An EVE clone?

Dunno about the idea of procedural content. That's always been a bit lacklustre in other implementations. Also, real-time twitch-based combat in an MMO? So it's a game of "who has the fastest connection" then?

Sabretooth 05-28-2010 12:59 AM

Pretty much looks like EVE Online with Terragen in-built.

Intriguing, but I'll pass. Not a fan of MMOs anyway.

swphreak 05-28-2010 09:13 AM

How is this anything like EVE Online? Having played EVE for a long time, I find Inifnity looks and sounds like it'll be much more entertaining than EVE was. Combat in EVE is incredibly boring, and flying around is no fun at all. Plus, EVE doesn't let you fly on planets.

At one point in the video, the guy was clicking on random stars on the screen, and information would popup showing the star's name and distance. According to the devs, every one of those stars are there, and players can visit them.


It's also been mentioned that there may be a single player "sandbox" version of the game released.

The game is still Pre-Alpha, so I'm definitely giving Inifinty a chance.

DarthParametric 05-28-2010 09:55 AM

Well it's bound to be compared to EVE given the dearth of other space-based MMOs. I don't have much first-hand experience of EVE myself. I did briefly try one of the trials one time, but found it completely impenetrable. Seemed to me the sort of game an accountant would play for fun. I'll take your word on the differences. Maybe when it offers a trial I'll check it out.

Alkonium 05-28-2010 09:10 PM

If nothing else, this does look ambitious. However, I shudder to think of the processing power needed to render a full-sized galaxy in real time.

RedHawke 05-30-2010 01:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarthParametric (Post 2727085)
Also, real-time twitch-based combat in an MMO? So it's a game of "who has the fastest connection" then?

DDO has it and connection doesn't factor into it as much as all that.

DarthParametric 05-30-2010 03:00 PM

Try it from the other end of the earth and get back to me.

Mandalore The Shadow 05-30-2010 06:00 PM

This actualy looks cool but I'm not a big MMO guy

Ztalker 05-30-2010 06:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by StarWarsPhreak (Post 2727160)
How is this anything like EVE Online? Having played EVE for a long time, I find Inifnity looks and sounds like it'll be much more entertaining than EVE was. Combat in EVE is incredibly boring, and flying around is no fun at all. Plus, EVE doesn't let you fly on planets.

At one point in the video, the guy was clicking on random stars on the screen, and information would popup showing the star's name and distance. According to the devs, every one of those stars are there, and players can visit them.


It's also been mentioned that there may be a single player "sandbox" version of the game released.

The game is still Pre-Alpha, so I'm definitely giving Inifinty a chance.

EVE was just....work. Not relaxation. If this goes the way you think (dare I say Freelancer?) I'm heavily interested. Freelancer combined lore with excellent gaming mechanics.
The design of the player ship in the video...somewhat WW2-ish. I like it.
Might add it to my list next to Guild Wars 2 and Swtor.

Thanks for the info!

DarthParametric 05-31-2010 01:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ztalker (Post 2727750)
The design of the player ship in the video...somewhat WW2-ish.

My first thought was that it looked like a Belbullab-22.

ChAiNz.2da 06-03-2010 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarthParametric (Post 2727698)
Try it from the other end of the earth and get back to me.

If it's an MMO worth it's salt, they'll have local (same continent :xp: ) servers.

As RH said, DDO has real-time combat and it's actually a pretty sweet deal. Hotkey hell, but sweet. Gives you a sense you're actually playing a game rather than watching a sequence of animations while the AI number crunches results.

Of course, Turbine also has US & Australian servers so connection has never been a factor by the player/fan base (quick content updates however are a different story.. hehe)

MUCH better than clicking a button and "hoping for the best" imo ;)

RedHawke 06-03-2010 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DarthParametric (Post 2727698)
Try it from the other end of the earth and get back to me.

Lets see, In DDO I personally play with people from Singapore, to Oz to Europe and, of course, the North and South Americas so a pretty big spread.

We all seem to do fine. :giveup:

Liverandbacon 06-05-2010 02:44 AM

I've been watching that game with great interest. If I get it, I'm heading out as far as I can from the starting area, leave the travel key taped down for a few hours. I want to be an established empire before any other player even encounters me.


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