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Gigantic | Phinney on Alpha, Beta, Meta | MMORPG

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited August 2015 in News & Features Discussion

imageGigantic | Phinney on Alpha, Beta, Meta | MMORPG

It’s been almost a year since Motiga’s action-brawler-shooter-MOBA entered alpha. With closed beta just around the corner, we caught up with Creative Director James Phinney at Gamescom. In a packed interview, we discussed the technical challenges the studio has faced, how depth, strategy and skill has been baked in, the deal with Microsoft, and more.

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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,565
    I really like the look of this one. Like SMITE, I can see myself playing it a lot. But I still think traditional MMORPGs are where my time feels better spent.

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  • BitripBitrip Member UncommonPosts: 279
    I really like the look of this one. Like SMITE, I can see myself playing it a lot. But I still think traditional MMORPGs are where my time feels better spent.
    I played LoL when it first came out. My friends still play to this day, but I feel like those hour long matches are time I'll never get back. I feel like somewhere around 20 minutes would be a sweet spot. I often find myself taking a break from my main MMORPG to want to play something else. 20 minute matches would be perfect.

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  • GazimoffGazimoff Staff WriterMember UncommonPosts: 225
    Bitrip said:
    I often find myself taking a break from my main MMORPG to want to play something else. 20 minute matches would be perfect.
    I know what you mean. For me, Vain Glory has filled that hole - matches are short, the strategy is easy to grasp, and I feel like I get something for my efforts. We managed to squeeze in two matches in 45 minutes at Gamescom, and I feel that's about the right length.
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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Former Managing EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 4,565
    Gazimoff said:
    Bitrip said:
    I often find myself taking a break from my main MMORPG to want to play something else. 20 minute matches would be perfect.
    I know what you mean. For me, Vain Glory has filled that hole - matches are short, the strategy is easy to grasp, and I feel like I get something for my efforts. We managed to squeeze in two matches in 45 minutes at Gamescom, and I feel that's about the right length.
    That's what HotS does well, the timing. But I prefer Gigantic's 3rd-person gameplay. Looking forward to it!

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  • GettCoupedGettCouped Member UncommonPosts: 47
    If one might have played this game, one might say the game is awesome.
  • OhhPaigeyOhhPaigey Member RarePosts: 1,517
    I feel bad lol.. I got invited to the last beta & downloaded it.. But I never got around to actually playing it.
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  • XanzoXanzo Member UncommonPosts: 102
    Win 10 required. No thanks.
  • DjevikDjevik Member UncommonPosts: 107
    i be checking this game out for sure, like bill said HotS differently feels the hole for short games 15-25mins a game is nice but you still got people that want to last hit minions.. >.< dang you League of Legends.. :expressionless: 
  • CaimieCaimie Member UncommonPosts: 9
    Highly enjoyed this game at Gamescom even though I am not a big fan of moba's or pvp.
  • VaultFairyVaultFairy Member UncommonPosts: 566
    I'll wait for Overwatch. This game just doesn't do it for me.
  • BlecodBlecod Member UncommonPosts: 43
    Honestly this game was the highlight of gamescom for me.
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