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it's raining outside and i'm getting TRENCHED

T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATEDNAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
edited July 2011 in Social Entropy++
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Giantbomb wrote:
Trenched is a cooperative walker (Mech) combat game that pits players in large, hulking walkers up against machines made out of televisions (called "Monovisions" in the game because there's only one channel). The four-player game proceeds in waves and is a split between light walker combat and some tower defense-like turret placement. Turrets and other objects can be placed around the map and upgraded. Players spend scrap--broken TVs that pop out of enemies when they're defeated--to build additional turrets.

Trenched is OUT NOW for 1200 funbucks ($15 in real money if you're one of those people who needs a conversion).
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But teefourseetee, what exactly does Trenched entail?

WELL, the game takes place in a WWI-era alternate reality where soldiers fight in giant mechs called "Trenches". Your Trench is ridiculously customizable (even the pilot has some options), and you use him to fight off hordes of crazy alien machines made out of televisions. You can play it single-player, but it's best done with people since it has scaling 4-player co-op.

On top of that, you have up to four deployable turrets you can place (using money you earn from killing things in that particular round) to help you defend against the Tubes. Anti-air, machine gun, healing turrets, turrets that slow people down...every feasible type of tower defense turret is in this game.

And if you're one of those types of people who needs incentive, the game also massively incorporates a loot crawl, with a lot of named loot and rarity colors and descriptions that are actually funny and not just stupid funny.

Basically, if you took the early MechAssault games and you mixed it with a tower defense and then poured customization and loot on top of it, you'd have Trenched.

Here, watch this quicklook from Giantbomb as well as these two videos and then go buy it because it's fucking fun

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR_zM7vyEKk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTr1PdL9gSw

if some more people buy it I'll start up one of those OP lists or whatever.
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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Neat!

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  • Goose!Goose! That's me, honey Show me the way home, honeyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This reminds of the Trenches, and makes me wonder if that project is actually happening.

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm watching the Trenched quick look on giant bomb right now and it's so good

    http://www.giantbomb.com/quick-look-ex-trenched/17-4162/

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    totally forgot to put that in the OP

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    This is the sort of shit that makes me wish I had an Xbox

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    ok I made the OP prettier

    holy shit this game is good

    There are so many different weapons within the six or seven general weapon types and so much to customize and the missions don't get boring even if you repeat them because of the variety of enemies the game throws at you and just FUCK

    for $15 there's so much value here

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  • Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    been meaning to look into this. i do love me some doublefine

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Double Fine?

    Didn't they make that Russian Doll RPG game?

    Does this mean there'll be a psn release?

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    So I'm watching the quicklook and this is pretty dope. How does the multiplayer work?

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I saw a thing for this a while ago and it looked really cool. Glad it is out though.

    Now uh..

    I just need money.

    Also Stalgehoti, Double Fine made Psychonauts and Brutal Legend.

    edit: also the guy in charge at Double Fine made some of the best LucasArts adventure games back in the day

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Wait, Doublefine is making this?

    Suddenly very interested.

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Artreus wrote: »
    I saw a thing for this a while ago and it looked really cool. Glad it is out though.

    Now uh..

    I just need money.

    Also Stalgehoti, Double Fine made Psychonauts and Brutal Legend.

    edit: also the guy in charge at Double Fine made some of the best LucasArts adventure games back in the day

    okay but the point is

    PSN

    Y/N?

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  • freakish lightfreakish light butterdick jones and his heavenly asshole machineRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Nope, XBLA exclusive.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    It's published by Microsoft

    Also this is a game I'd like to play with people over the internet

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm playing the demo right now. It rules.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Futore wrote: »
    So I'm watching the quicklook and this is pretty dope. How does the multiplayer work?

    You start off on the deck of a ship (that's the lobby) and you can physically run around the deck of the ship to select your level, customize your mech, etc. All four players meet up there and everyone has hats and different salutes and it's great

    then when you're all ready you start the mission and get dropped into your Trenches on whatever level you selected and it starts and you just go and start shooting

    each map has a whole bunch of different nodes where the enemies come from so they start off coming from one or two but by the end they're coming out of all of them. In addition to a whole bunch of different standard enemies, the game also has four (maybe 5?) different boss type monsters that'll spawn near the end of the level. There's basically three "campaigns" and each one has 5 levels, but the last level of each one is a megaboss fight with some gigantic Tube


    in terms of actual gameplay you basically run around and shoot things with your guns and then you and your buddies put turrets anywhere you want on the map to try and slow down the waves of enemies



    it's pretty damn fun. I hit the level cap quickly since it's capped at 10 but it's still a blast to play

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  • StaleghotiStaleghoti Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    awwwwww raspberries

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    It'd be nice if there's DLC for this one, like every other Double Fine game

    But the DLC is 15 more missions plus a mission creator/randomizer

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Goddamnit. Here's hoping it at least comes to PC.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    The last Double Fine game to come to PC was Psychonauts and that was a million years ago

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Anyone know much about the multiplayer? Is it only coop play?

    Because a team based head-to-head would be damn cool

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    oh man. There's a turret called the Impeccable Collection Pod that is basically a giant magnet.

    that is great

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    it's only co-op

    but I would totally play a competitive mode

    because this game reminds me of mech assault and I want a new mech assault

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Artreus wrote: »
    oh man. There's a turret called the Impeccable Collection Pod that is basically a giant magnet.

    that is great

    There's also the "Ionized Collection Prong" which says "The ICP uses magnets to collect Scrap for you. No one is quite sure how it works"

    I was pleased

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Mech Assault was dumb. I want a new Mechwarrior.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm waiting for Hawken, being as it is that I do not possess an XBOX360.

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Dang, yeah, I hope Hawken turns out awesome. Because it looks like it really should be

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Hawken looks really cool but I'm trying to keep my expectations for it low. According to.. the text on the videos I've seen it is just a small group of guys working on it so I don't think I should expect a big budget AAA title.

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Artreus wrote: »
    Mech Assault was dumb. I want a new Mechwarrior.

    totally what i meant

    don't know why I said MechAssault

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Although now that it has been so long since I've played a Mechwarrior game I would be fine with playing Mech Assault.

    A shame the game they were making got into development hell for a number of reasons and might never come out.

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Artreus wrote: »
    Hawken looks really cool but I'm trying to keep my expectations for it low. According to.. the text on the videos I've seen it is just a small group of guys working on it so I don't think I should expect a big budget AAA title.

    Hey, Mount and Blade was a two man game. Six man game is totally possible. It's basically a giant, awesome Unreal Engine mod. With customizable robots.

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I'm not saying it won't be good. Just that I don't want to get it all hyped up in my head and then get disappointed if it does not deliver.

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    They show a sniper specific mech class that actually looks cool. That is the coolest god damn thing. Reminds me of the super sniper from Ghost in the Shell, but even more of a giant robot

    and that sold me. Then I realized the game looks fucking beautiful

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Oh, and I went through with it and bought points and purchased this game. So here we are!

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  • ArtreusArtreus I'm a wizard And that looks fucked upRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    okay I watched the whole quick look and this looks great still.

    I wish it had head to head but for $15 it looks great.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    I got to a mission that's hard and decided 'fuck this i'll play this with other people'

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    should I start making a ~list~

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    Holy shit, the first joke by him and I am so glad I chose the Polish soldier.

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  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    edited June 2011
    T4CT wrote: »
    should I start making a ~list~

    Yes

    I am MrGtD, for the record

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    edited June 2011
    list made

    I'm taking a break now since I've been playing this off and on for like 9 hours

    but damn is it good

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