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#1 isaac103

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 03:07 PM

So I am wondering if it would be possible to make FMV cutscenes that were similar to what Red Alert 2 had? Any thoughts on that? Figured it would help immerse the player in what's going on with the story and what not. 



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 03:09 PM

We don't have anyone on the team that would be able to do such.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 03:37 PM

We don't have anyone on the team that would be able to do such.

 

What about the Text Briefings similar to Tiberian Sun or Red Alert 1 masked in the form of Videos? The ones where you have a background of the Faction's Logo and text appear on the screen.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 03:51 PM

 

We don't have anyone on the team that would be able to do such.

 

What about the Text Briefings similar to Tiberian Sun or Red Alert 1 masked in the form of Videos? The ones where you have a background of the Faction's Logo and text appear on the screen.

 

That could work. But still....the Command and Conquer series was defined by their FMVs. I do understand the limitations that people don't have the time or energy to make to this happen. Perhaps in a future version? =)



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

This is the future version. We've had questions like this for years and unfortunately there aren't any signs that FMVs would ever appear.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:11 PM

Ah, I guess maybe one way to offset this is to create missions that have a lot of text on-screen so as to guide the story along? 

 

Curious though...how come Twisted Insurrection had a few cutscenes and not Mental Omega? 



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:13 PM

This is the future version. We've had questions like this for years and unfortunately there aren't any signs that FMVs would ever appear.

Make anime cutscenes. Seriously.



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 04:34 PM

Curious though...how come Twisted Insurrection had a few cutscenes and not Mental Omega?


Those videos don't explain the story nor they explain any events, they are more like an eye candy videos with factions logos which can be put before/after any mission of the faction because they aren't related to any specific mission. Except for that Eclipse CGI (and the upcoming Globotech CGI I guess) but it isn't really informative either. And even those videos took a while to be made, so I wouldn't expect WW-level FMVs in MO.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 05:34 PM

I know it is not that simple but you could rent a Green screen studio and have a team meet up some where (To get appropriate character voices) and film cheesy little videos with Yuri's second in command (Tyrant or colossus voice with any person wearing a fancy suit) or an Allied General or something also wearing a fancy suit, same with soviet and Foehn.

 

It doesn't have to be top notch, anything is okay, even without the video, just audio is okay with faction logo as background.

 

I understand, the team is from all around the world and chances are a proper meet up will never work, even if such a meet up happens the rest of the expenses really seem not worth it and I understand.

 

But please, if all fails, hear me plea, Please remove the "Yuri" voice actor in the "Golden gate" soviet mission, just replace him with text, The voice actor is just.. awful.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 05:52 PM

 

But please, if all fails, hear me plea, Please remove the "Yuri" voice actor in the "Golden gate" soviet mission, just replace him with text, The voice actor is just.. awful.

 

Funny, because I saw people praising him


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:03 PM

Whether something is good or bad is completely subjective, While I may think Yuri's voice actor is bad others may think he is good, and I can see why, he does get the sore throat thing that Yuri has right, but not the tone or the deepness of the voice.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:04 PM

 

 

but you could rent a Green screen studio and have a team meet up some where

Could you send some money for that?


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:17 PM

Buying a green blanket and hanging it will do aswell, and no I am not in a position to donate, I can barely cover for myself.


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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:20 PM

The closest thing to fmv is doomhamer's green screen behind his back.



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Posted 04 February 2017 - 07:36 PM

I still think that cutscenes like the Volknet videos or the old Tiberian Dawn text-only EVA videos should be something the current team could probably do, just because of the fact that those Volknet videos and such exist. But I already posted this suggestion multiple times during the years. :V

 

Also, I do like the Yuri VA in Golden Gate and other missions (also Siegfried, the chinese general, etc; there should be more voiced events like this, if not all "talking"), the problem is that those need subtitling because it's very difficult to hear them from... every other sound in the game.


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 01:07 PM

Maybe the developers can reuse some old cutscenes from RA2/YR when the cutscene actually applies to the situation on hand?

For example, the cutscene from [Operation: Last Chance](RA2) totally fits into Allied Mission 06: Beautiful Mind.

While the opening cutscene from RA2 might fit into Epsilon Mission 01: Peacekeeper.

Stuff like that may attract more old RA2/YR players and let them have that nostalgic feeling while being introduced to MO, I think.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:25 AM

There are reasons why.

 

Making cutscenes is basically either graphically made, which took a lot of time. Or something like in the movies, which requires getting actors.

 

It is easier to get people to voice for "scenes" during one part of the mission than doing that.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 02:43 PM

There are reasons why.

 

Making cutscenes is basically either graphically made, which took a lot of time. Or something like in the movies, which requires getting actors.

 

It is easier to get people to voice for "scenes" during one part of the mission than doing that.

That's why I never mentioned anything related to producing cutscenes. =.="


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:54 PM

For the record, I wasn't kidding about the anime cutscenes. From all the possible mission briefings and debriefings that involve cinematics, they would be the easiest to make, with relatively simple, low poly 3d models and background, and shaders to make them look 2d. OFC making them look any good would still require lot of time.



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:08 PM

Rather not, they just wouldn't look right, in fact, might look pretty cringey to me. If there'll be any cutscenes (besides the very brief ones we already have), I'd rather see the way I've been suggesting.







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