It seems there’s some signs of progress regarding the esteemed Trese Brother’s latest project, Cyber Knights: Flashpoint.
I had that one on my list for quite a while. Seems like a more sandboxy Shadowrun with procedural story generation, not unlike Star Trader’s narrative, but with less orcs, but more XCOM and cybered-up cats and dogs.
Anyways, new Trailer (see above) and presumably an early access release for Q3. This might end up being good. Really good.
Ugh. As someone who assidously refrains from early access, I hate that entering early access is now known as “launching”.
But the Trese Brothers have announced that Cyber Knights is entering early access launching [sic] on October 17th. It won’t have any base-building yet since it’s not a finished game, but the announcement promises “15-20 hours worth of story content”, plus optional side missions. I look forward to Cyber Knights getting its own thread with comments from y’all that I can read and enjoy while I wait for the Actual Launch. So if you’re into early access, mark your calendars: October 17th is your chance to dive into an unfinished but “launched” Trese brothers game!
[Astrox Imperium] I know about the updates with videos and stuff but from watching a few of those I get the feeling that it’s a case of endless scope/feature creep. Like Jace is not just adjusting values and bug fixing but still adding entirely new stuff and making serious changes, making it feel like it’s not even in beta. Just an impression though-- I’ve barely played it because I want to wait for 1.0.
Rough around the edges, with over half the planned content missing, but it’s got the DNA hallmarks of a great game already. I’ll leave that one to simmer a bit, but so far it’s what I excpected…XCOMs stealthier brother, or a very violent version of Invisible Inc.
Base building and endless mode are missing, the character editor is a hot mess, but the actual tactical game is promising so far.
Sounds exactly like what I expected, too, and that’s awesome. Not sure when I’ll play, but I can wait. Bought the game already anyway to support the Trese Brothers, because they deserve that support. ;)