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Update #82: Creatures

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Isn't the all fire,water, earth, air thing done with? I'd like to see more originality than that at least <.<

No, what's done with is using the five Chinese elements for the sole purpose of not using the occidental four elements.


What game has used the Chinese elements? I can't say I've ever seen Wu Xing in game form (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal) and often wondered how it could be used as opposed to the classic elements (fire, earth, water, air) or what typically shows up in games - fire, earth, water, air, light/life, dark/anti-life. Which I guess if you added time/universe to it would be closest to the seven chakras...

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Isn't the all fire,water, earth, air thing done with? I'd like to see more originality than that at least <.<

No, what's done with is using the five Chinese elements for the sole purpose of not using the occidental four elements. 

 

I mean, seriously, the concept of the four classical elements arose at least about 4000 years ago. When did it get old, last year? "Oh man, 'earth, water, fire and air' ... that's soooo 2000 BC!"

 

There's a lot of jaded players in these forums. But there's always new blood coming up for whom concepts such as Hermeticism are not old and worn.



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What game has used the Chinese elements? I can't say I've ever seen Wu Xing in game form (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal) and often wondered how it could be used as opposed to the classic elements (fire, earth, water, air) or what typically shows up in games - fire, earth, water, air, light/life, dark/anti-life. Which I guess if you added time/universe to it would be closest to the seven chakras...

I think there was a collection of such games in the Project 行 thread of this year's Amnesia Fortnight. However, I currently can't access that thread in the Double Fine forums for some reason.



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Isn't the all fire,water, earth, air thing done with? I'd like to see more originality than that at least <.<

No, what's done with is using the five Chinese elements for the sole purpose of not using the occidental four elements.

 


What game has used the Chinese elements? I can't say I've ever seen Wu Xing in game form (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal) and often wondered how it could be used as opposed to the classic elements (fire, earth, water, air) or what typically shows up in games - fire, earth, water, air, light/life, dark/anti-life. Which I guess if you added time/universe to it would be closest to the seven chakras...

 

Prince of Qin



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I think I shall wait till the next topic has been updated in the fourms to make a comment, But I like how the elemental enemys have no format to them but what they are at the core.



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Love em!! Truly. But...the Vithrack, a wonderful monster really, .. I am not sure, does they not seem a little too puny/weak for such powerful monsters? Maybe it looks so to me since they look so slim on the pics..


Bah. Ignore me. Im sure they will be most wonderful in the game! :)


Edited by Niccolado, 15 July 2014 - 04:46 AM.


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Isn't the all fire,water, earth, air thing done with? I'd like to see more originality than that at least <.<

No, what's done with is using the five Chinese elements for the sole purpose of not using the occidental four elements.


What game has used the Chinese elements? I can't say I've ever seen Wu Xing in game form (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal) and often wondered how it could be used as opposed to the classic elements (fire, earth, water, air) or what typically shows up in games - fire, earth, water, air, light/life, dark/anti-life. Which I guess if you added time/universe to it would be closest to the seven chakras...

Prince of Qin


Well to be fair, Prince of Qin was made by a Chinese developer about the final years of the Qin Dynasty as I recall, so it'd make sense for it to use the Chinese elements...
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Love em!! Truly. But...the Vithrack, a wonderful monster really, .. I am not sure, does they not seem a little too puny/weak for such powerful monsters? Maybe it looks so to me since they look so slim on the pics..

 

 

 

Personally with their big, shiny eyes, I find them kind of cute. I'm just not intimidated by spider-headed people. 



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Looking forward to seeing the beta.



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On a totally different, but related note, are we not long overdue for another update?  Or was that stuff released to the magazines considered an update?



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They said they would be doing updates more infrequently for the next few weeks.  Its the run up to Beta.



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Heh- right.  And, of course, the day that I asked this is the day they do another update... :l







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