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Ion Fury

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:03 pm



Ion Maiden Ion Fury is a FPS published by 3D Realms and developed by Voidpoint using Build, the 1995 engine behind games like Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior, and Blood. The game was released last Thursday to positive reviews.

I'm a big fan of '90s 2.5D shooters, particularly DN3D, so I've been pretty excited about this one. Anyone here grabbed this game yet?

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Re: Ion Fury

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Post by Apollo the Just » Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:55 pm

yo what the **** that's so cool

I am honestly not a huge fan of 2.5d shooters but I LOVE that this old beloved engine is still getting use and love today. It's amazing to see what new modern technology can make with new modern engines, but at the same time, it is really incredible seeing what can still be done with retro gaming engines because they were honestly an experience of their own. Reminds me a bit of AI's projects working with the OoT engine trying to make a game that closely resembles his vision of what it could have been.

What a cool project. I kind of want to get it just to fund the concept but I probably won't as it isn't something I would be likely to play.

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Post by Marilink » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:04 pm

the only thing I know about this game is that it was originally Ion Maiden but then they got copyright claimed.

Other than that it looks pretty rad, even though I don't have much nostalgia or experience with what it's trying to evoke.

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Post by Kargath » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:35 am

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Post by Apiary Tazy » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:36 am

Look, f**k RottedEra and all, but you really don't have to jump into a thread on the game and start a culture war dick slinging fight here over a minor part of the game that the dev team meant no harm by and was probably strong armed by their publisher into an apology over. It's a little petty, isn't it?

As for the game, I have an interest but old school FPSes can be fun or really frustrating for me, and I'm already playing all the Cacoaward Doom WADs right now, so I'll have to look at it first before I decide if I actually want it.

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Post by mushroom » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:09 pm

i'm definitely interested. Kinda want to grab the physical cuz I just like to have games in physical form these days but...money.

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Re: Ion Fury

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Post by Deepfake » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:13 am

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There is literally no quality of this game that benefits from using the F-slur. Get over it.
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Post by DarkZero » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:43 pm

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Post by Marilink » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:20 pm

Can someone explain what this controversy actually is

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Re: Ion Fury

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Post by RinkuTheFirst » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:36 pm

Marilink wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:20 pm
Can someone explain what this controversy actually is
The developers said things in their Discord like "'mutilating a perfectly healthy body while you have depression and other big issues' could lead to suicide" and there's an area in the game with the word "fagbag."

https://kotaku.com/ion-fury-studio-apol ... 1837382905

Just seems really mean-spirited and hateful for the sake of it on the part of the developers.

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Post by smol Kat » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:43 pm

yeah, not seeing what that adds to any game
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Post by Apollo the Just » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:46 pm

yeahhhh I heard about this after I'd posted here about how cool the game looked. it's a damn shame because the game still looks cool. somehow though, I'm uninclined to support creators who think using homophobic slurs is somehow standing for anything other than being an *******

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Post by Deepfake » Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:29 am

The thing that really disappoints me is how Duke Nukem, this game's inspiration, was originally very obviously a parody of the B-rated sci-fi of the past and the action heroes of the 80s and early 90s. Its sexism was tongue-in-cheek levels of brash, not meant to be taken at face value. The inheritors of DN and this kind of franchise (technically a spin-off of DN based on a cut character named Shelly) have in many places exchanged that for the real thing. The foundation necessary for Duke Nukem 3D to exist as it did is completley absent from today's younger generations, and the fedoras are just going to be looking at it like some sort of bastion of unwashed, unironic masculinity. DN was oftentimes a critique of hyper-masculine icons, and now its caretakers have very little comprehension of that.
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Post by Apiary Tazy » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:51 am

Mmm... I don't know. Parody of cheesy science fiction? Maybe. But, I've always seen Duke Nukem as a glorification of hypermasculinity with maybe a knock towards superstar worship at the time... and cops. Then again, by the time I even knew of Duke Nukem, its creator was far more known as the personification of scope creep than as the creator of a landmark PC title. So, I'm aware that it might just be what I gained from the franchise. Around that time, I was far more sex negative than I am now so I'm probably less receptive to Nukem's antics than I would be if the same game came out today. Can't say for sure.

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Post by Marilink » Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:20 am

So I caught up on the controversy today.

I just want to review...

Kargath reawakened on VGF just to strut about a bar graph as a badge of honor because the devs apologized for being insensitive?

like, ok dude.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:40 am

I've never been too much of a fan of FPS, especially not the classics (though I played anything as a kid), but I might try the upcoming Switch version if there's a physical release. Seems like a gender swapped Duke Nukem, which is sort of neat if done right.

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Post by DarkZero » Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:18 pm

^Duchess Nukem?
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Post by Marilink » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:37 pm

Duchess Nuchessm

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Re: Ion Fury

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Post by Deepfake » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:35 pm

I REALLY HATE POKEMON! wrote:
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I've never been too much of a fan of FPS, especially not the classics (though I played anything as a kid), but I might try the upcoming Switch version if there's a physical release. Seems like a gender swapped Duke Nukem, which is sort of neat if done right.
It's literally based on a character concept that got cut from Duke Nukem Forever's development, Shelly Bombshell or something like that
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:18 pm

^ That's pretty neat, I absolutely love when cut content is reused in some way. Still hoping the old, unused Pokemon designs make their way into a game some day. I'd also like to support the developers and publisher for their apology, it's a rarity. I read that its performance is a bit poor at times though (in large areas, specifically), hopefully the port is well optimized.

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