Double Fine: Massive Chalice's Permadeath Will Be "Tough But Fair"

MrMooEar

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@Valderis - Just want to clarify something real quick. We're planning to support both save/reload and "Ironman" styles of play in MASSIVE CHALICE, very similar to XCOM.

If you're not happy losing your heroes in battle you can reload and try again! I recognize that this is preference and that some players are uncomfortable with losing their favorite heroes this way.

But! MASSIVE CHALICE differs from other games in that there's no way around the aging process. Your heroes will eventually grow too old and pass away. So in this way, permadeath is enforced for all players. But through the bloodline system you'll be able to retire your favorite hero and then use their children (and children's children!) to fight battles throughout your playthrough.

I hope that clears things up a bit! :D!
 

StewShearerOld

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MrMooEar said:
@Valderis - Just want to clarify something real quick. We're planning to support both save/reload and "Ironman" styles of play in MASSIVE CHALICE, very similar to XCOM.

If you're not happy losing your heroes in battle you can reload and try again! I recognize that this is preference and that some players are uncomfortable with losing their favorite heroes this way.

But! MASSIVE CHALICE differs from other games in that there's no way around the aging process. Your heroes will eventually grow too old and pass away. So in this way, permadeath is enforced for all players. But through the bloodline system you'll be able to retire your favorite hero and then use their children (and children's children!) to fight battles throughout your playthrough.

I hope that clears things up a bit! :D!
It certainly does.

(I just want you to know I'm shouting obscenities right now *sigh*)

So basically this article is complete and utter fucking bullshit. Thanks for letting us know, that's definitely appreciated.
Having both a "save/reload" and a "ironman" feature is excellent news. Puts the game right back on my to-buy list.

Also, death of heroes does not equal having perma-death, just because my tanks die in an Command & Conquer game without anyway for me to revive them doesn't mean that game has a perma-death feature, that's just a game mechanic, as is your game's heroes dieing of old age. A refreshing game mechanic and one I will welcome with open arms, as long as it actually adds something of value to the game and that remains to be seen but I'll be cautiously optimistic.

Good luck with your game.