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[Crucible] The newest F2P team-based 3rd person multi game-mode PvP action shooter

UrQuanLord88UrQuanLord88 Registered User regular
edited May 2020 in Games and Technology
Crucible!
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https://youtu.be/XmculE9KWGI
Play 3 game modes!

Heart of the Hives

Hives are lethal drone-spitting terrors that spawn across the battlefield. Capturing the hearts they leave behind as they die is your key to victory. Each match is a four-on-four fight to be the first team to capture three hearts.

Alpha Hunters

There are no safety nets in Alpha Hunters: once you fall in combat, that's it. Eight teams of two fight to be the last team—or solo hunter—standing. If your teammate dies, you can form a temporary alliance with another hunter, but that temporary truce will be broken if both of you make it to the final three.

Harvester Command

Essence harvesters are scattered across Crucible's surface. Each one you control generates Essence points for your eight-player team. Each harvester your enemies hold will cancel out your own. You’ll need to control a majority of harvesters in order to rack up any Essence—the more, the better. You can also take out enemy hunters for points. The first team to 100 points wins!

Choose from 10 different hunters!


Play the game by June 1st and get 1,000 Crucible Credits, enough to buy a season pass!

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    StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    Not available in my region.


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    StationaryStationary Registered User regular
    edited May 2020
    I've been playing primarily as drakhal and having a good time in general. The games in a pretty early state though and it's kind of shocking how many very basic features it launched lacking. Having said that I think the bones are their for a really cool shooter/moba hybrid thing.

    Edit: I should say I've only played heart of the hive.

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    UrQuanLord88UrQuanLord88 Registered User regular
    All the characters are decent but mobility characters like Mendoza / Torsca / Summer seem to have an edge since you can just disengage to heal
    Reminds me of other 3rd person moba/shooters like Gigantic

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    StationaryStationary Registered User regular
    Yeah honestly that inability to escape is probably one of my bigger complaints with it at the moment. in traditional mobas, or even in something like gigantic the presence of towers or friendly creeps give you the chance to recover from a mistake. In crucible it really feels like if you accidently start a fight you shouldn't have your just kind of stuck dying most of the time and it leads to me feeling like I need to be overly cautious.

    But man does it feel good to just get in the middle of a group of guys with Drek send just cause havoc with my axe

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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    Years of no updates and they just kinda push it out? Was there any marketing for this?

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    UrQuanLord88UrQuanLord88 Registered User regular
    from 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riOjIThEZBw
    didn't know they revealed it before
    your typical gaming media has written articles and i think they are sponsoring a bunch of prominent twitch streamers to play it

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    StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    There was a teaser trailer released a couple week ago but other than that no real marketing push.

    It's almost like amazon has no idea how to sell a new product.


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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    Oh hey, there's a thread for this!

    I've really been digging Tosca, even if I'm still garbage at actually hitting people with her shotgun consistently. The comparison to Gigantic feels apt, it has a similar feel, which to me is a plus, that was possibly my favourite competitive game period. You know. Before it died. I almost wish this were an Ubisoft game, at least then I'd feel confident it wouldn't be abandoned the moment it's not the next big thing.

    I do wish even a single of the friends I play with was into PVP games (MtG aside), solo queue makes for swingy matches and Alpha Hunters is a complete crapshoot. My Tosca keeps getting paired with Bugg and a team with no burst damage just does not work in that mode.

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    I... huh. I got an ad that Amazon was releasing this and I thought maybe it was a new thing or beta. Signed up, hopped in, and it's a multi-year old dead game? There's not even games firing.

    What is this I don't even.
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    UrQuanLord88UrQuanLord88 Registered User regular
    maybe its an old ad? Crucible was shoved back into Beta after its initial "launch" to somehow salvage it.
    This video sums up my thoughts in the last play session:

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    rahkeesh2000rahkeesh2000 Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I... huh. I got an ad that Amazon was releasing this and I thought maybe it was a new thing or beta. Signed up, hopped in, and it's a multi-year old dead game? There's not even games firing.

    Its more of a multi-month old dead game.

    So many devs left Guild Wars 2 for... this.

    Amazon Studio's batting 0-2 so far, maybe 0-3 with New World. I think there may be some problem at the top.

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    The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I... huh. I got an ad that Amazon was releasing this and I thought maybe it was a new thing or beta. Signed up, hopped in, and it's a multi-year old dead game? There's not even games firing.

    Its more of a multi-month old dead game.

    So many devs left Guild Wars 2 for... this.

    Amazon Studio's batting 0-2 so far, maybe 0-3 with New World. I think there may be some problem at the top.

    I mean, to be blunt... GW2 is not exactly a shining paragon of game design by any means. Not compared to the lofty hights of GW1, and as i understand it, Anet lost most of the GW1 developers on the way to GW2.

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    ShadowfireShadowfire Vermont, in the middle of nowhereRegistered User regular
    GW2 is fantastic and one of the best MMOs ever released. I'll hear no talk otherwise.

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    The Zombie PenguinThe Zombie Penguin Eternal Hungry Corpse Registered User regular
    Shadowfire wrote: »
    GW2 is fantastic and one of the best MMOs ever released. I'll hear no talk otherwise.

    Look, they never brought back Bunny-Thumpers and that's criminal.

    (For those curious: Back in GW1, Multiclassing was an inherent thing. A popular build was Ranger/Warrior using Hammers, and Ranger's hammer animation had them... hop. For some reason.

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    GW2 is okay.

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    rahkeesh2000rahkeesh2000 Registered User regular
    edited August 2020
    GW2 didn't shut down one month out of the gate. The bar's pretty low here.

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    AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I... huh. I got an ad that Amazon was releasing this and I thought maybe it was a new thing or beta. Signed up, hopped in, and it's a multi-year old dead game? There's not even games firing.

    -snip-

    Amazon Studio's batting 0-2 so far, maybe 0-3 with New World. I think there may be some problem at the top.

    Word from my man on the inside is that the Dev teams over at Amazon have Infinity Budget and very little oversight BUT none of the teams have a strong creative director at the helm. It is all, mostly, design by committee and a reactionary one at that.

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    DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    What is this I don't even.
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    StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    I remember when Kate (of Acquisitions Inc. and maybe these very forums if you go back far enough) left Arenanet for Amazon Games to work on this, and the fact she left in like...a year? Really set off warning sirens for me.

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    GlalGlal AiredaleRegistered User regular
    I posted it in the PC games thread, but this is a relevant read. I feel sorry for the devs, really.

    https://www.wired.com/story/amazon-wants-to-win-at-games-so-why-hasnt-it/

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    StupidStupid Newcastle, NSWRegistered User regular
    While I never played Crucible (and likely wont now), I did play New World and none of this is surprising. As a huge MMO and multiplayer fan, I found New World to be beautiful and polished, but uninspired and shallow. It felt like a movie with really good writing, talented actors, gorgeous special effects, and overall great production, but piss-poor direction.


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