Nuclear Union: Yet Another Post-Apocalyptic RPG

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Per, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Word comes from IGN that Ukrainian developers Best Way (with a bunch of WWII RTS titles to their name) are coming out with a little something they call Nuclear Union, an RPG based on the premise that the Cuban Missile Crisis went a bit out of hand and now everything is radioactive and there are monstercams on the loose. In a completely non-startling twist, this time we see how the Soviets were doing in their underground shelters.<blockquote>Scheduled for launch sometime in 2013 for PC, Nuclear Union is a role-playing game with an open progression structure. You’ll have a defined end goal, but the way you accomplish it is up to you, and you’ll be able to go back and freely explore any discovered territory. Gameplay be presented from a third-person perspective and though battles will take place in real-time, you do have the ability to pause the action to better line up your aim. You’ll also be able to recruit certain characters encountered on your adventures and travel with one at a time, and can issue basic commands to them during combat.

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    Playing as one of the pilots who bombed the United States, expect to encounter mutated monstrosities, bizarre anomalies and to defend yourself with Soviet prototype weaponry, including specialized assault rifles and tripe-barreled sub-machine guns.</blockquote>There isn't much to go on yet - the short trailer doesn't show any gameplay, so the actual level of RPG-ishness is sort of up in the air - but it's certainly another project to toss on the big watchheap of post-nuclear shenanigans.

    Spotted at the Codex.
  2. The_Noob

    The_Noob It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 28, 2012
    Looks bad.

    But a bit better than Fallout 3.
  3. grayx

    grayx It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 3, 2008
    Looks very interesting.

    It should be given benefit of a doubt, it's way too soon to judge differently, especially having in mind how barren and sad this genre is atm. Later, we shall see.

    This looks like some spinoff to Stalker or Metro 2033. It could be a good thing. With atmosphere like in those games, if RPG elements done right, this could be one damn revolutionary game.

    Plot framework looks unique. USSR soldier as the PC?!:) That alone gotta worth our attention. And Ukrainian (especially Best Way with its Men of War series) are known not to pumper players - that's one more great plus.

    On a bad side, just because of (supposed) big aspirations, this could turn out to be deeply flawed product riddled with bugs and CTDs which e. europeans games are well known for (especially stalker series).

    Finally some real smell of new post apoc IP, I'm sick of gimmicky fallout videos presented as second coming.

    Anxiously waiting for more meaty info about this.
  4. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Even if it turns out mediocre it has two things that heavily interest me.

    1. You're Russian and that's new.

    2. 1C is making it and they make great games.

    The Vault Dweller
  5. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder

    Mar 10, 2007
    I just wonder how the real-time third person combat w/ pause for aiming works. The first thing comes to my mind is some kind of bullet-time system or FO3/FNV's VATS.
  6. 13pm

    13pm Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 10, 2007
    1С makes pieces of shit mostly. I can't recall any good game by them. And they don't make it, it's another developer, 1C is only publishing.
  7. Bewitched

    Bewitched aka Vault_13

    Jun 13, 2006
    The original name of this game is "New Union" (Новый Союз), but apparently 1C changed it to "Nuclear Union" to announce it to English speaking audience.

    PS. somehow screenshots look far more better than the trailer itself.
  8. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    they published men of war which was a good game.
  9. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    Poor texture quality, idea doesn't seem too fresh so not interested.
  10. Moonrabbit

    Moonrabbit First time out of the vault

    Apr 20, 2012
    How dare anyone take initiative and contribute to a genre I have an interest in.
    I hate Fallout 3 and NV, but these guys are just copycats.
    I've decided not to like it because it doesn't look, feel, smell and taste like Fallout 1.
    I could make a better game but I won't.
  11. Bulletmachine

    Bulletmachine First time out of the vault

    Dec 31, 2007
    Sounds awfully black & white then.

    Was looking forward to turn-based combat to be honest, but thanks to Kickstarter there are a few more turn-based games on the horizon.

    Let's wait and see.

    Quotes taken from the official faq.
  12. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    I know right? :P
    Space Rangers 2(and the subsequent releases) was pretty great. But I chalk that more up to Elemental Games/Katauri and not so much to 1C. The video seemed a little.. meh, but I'm interested.
  13. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Some confirmed RPG elements would make it more interesting. Nothing we know so far is inconsistent with a 100% tactical game. It seems pointless to brand it non-interesting, though.
  14. Paul_cz

    Paul_cz Mildly Dipped

    Jun 11, 2008
    This sounds like a bit of a dream game, post-apo RPG set in Russia with fallouteque twist of alternate history. Really excited and hopeful for this.
  15. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    lol awesome.
  16. Bonafide25

    Bonafide25 First time out of the vault

    Jun 26, 2012
    I like it and i will play it. At least try :)
  17. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    This is going to be another claustrophobic gray corridor shooter with some gimmicks like a gas mask, and completely broken basic mechanics, such as weapon damage falloffs or AI noticing you in complete darkness.
  18. Bengt

    Bengt First time out of the vault

    Sep 15, 2009