Thursday, 28 January 2016

A new Conan game... and its not what you'd expect.

Yep an all new Conan the Barbarian game is on its way, the franchise is just perfect for video game adaptation, yet there has not been a great one. Sure theres been some solid attempts such Age as Conan but so far Conan has his "Shadows of Mordor" moment. Now this turn is unlikely to be that moment but sounds interesting enough.

Now if there is one genre that's come to dominate the PC early access scene its the survival sim (personally I blame Minecraft for this) and outside a couple of themed games (DayZ and ARK) these games are a little... generic. So here's one that throwing Conan's blend of hard fantasy and gritty mystical elements. Check out the rather uninformative but effective tone setting trailer.


Fortunately here's the official rundown of the game from the site which is much more helpful and sounds very Conan-like. Keep an eye out for "sacrifices" and "bone-crushing".

You are an exile, one of thousands cast out to fend for themselves in a barbaric wasteland swept by terrible sandstorms and besieged on every side by enemies. Here you must fight to survive, build and dominate.
Hungry, thirsty and alone, your very first battle is that against the harsh environment. Grow crops or hunt animals for food. Harvest resources to build weapons and tools. Build a shelter to survive. Ride across a vast world and explore alone, or band together with other players to build entire settlements and strongholds to withstand fierce invasions.
When strong enough, march forth into battle and wage war against your enemies as you fight to dominate the exiled lands. Sacrifice enemy players on the altars of the gods and shift the balance of power your way. Unleash your fury in savage, fast-paced combat and execute bloody and bone-crushing attacks that will see heads rolling and limbs flying.

Conan will be launching early access on PC in the summer with "full launch" on both PC and consoles afterwards. Hopefully we'll get more useful information soon.

Abe's Take
I'm an fan of these survival games and the Conan twist could be awesome. I do worry about how well this will do on PC as the format is just chock full of these games. However on console this could do very well, the Dinosaur infused survival game Ark: Survival Evolved is currently doing better on Xbox One than PC due to a lack of competition. If Conan Exiles can launch on consoles in a solid and polished state it can be hit, the problem is more are coming both Rust and DayZ are on the way.

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