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Inspiration from Computer Games

Postby Devari » Sun Dec 05, 2004 3:14 pm

Hm... I'm just wondering if anyone gets inspiration for their creations from computer games. I've seen alot of mentions of movies at points in time, but the only game I've seen mentioned is Age of Empires.

So, do you have any games you use to inspire? I personally draw a bit on Stronghold: Crusader, simply because it has such an advanced castle-building engine and a large variety of troops to work with.
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Postby Dragon Master » Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:14 pm

if I had to say one, it would be AOE II: Age of Kings and the following expansion.

The houses are really neat and inspiring, and its awsome to see the period appropriate arcitecture for each age!

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Postby Rubberchickenknight » Sun Dec 05, 2004 10:34 pm

i use age of mythology to base my historic minifigs on
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Postby JPinoy » Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:18 pm

When it comes to computer games, the inspirations are:

Age of Empires (w/ expansion The Rise of Rome)
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (w/ expansion The Conquerors)
Age of Mythology (w/ expansion The Titans)

Fate of the Dragon

Shogun: Total War
Medieval: Total War (w/ expansion Viking Invasion)

Rise of Nations

Anito: Defend A Land Enraged

Prince of Qin


I'll be getting Rome: Total War, and that new game based on the Alexander movie.
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Postby Robin Hood » Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:09 pm

Well not a lot of games have really ispired me (mainly because my computer can't play anything! :evil: ) I do have AOE and well I can't really say it has inspired me at all, mainly it keeps me up at night.

I suppose games could inspire, espically large battle groups.

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Postby Emperor James » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:26 am

AOE II (with expansion) and Stronhold (with expansion). Stronghold is the more inspiring, since it is much more historicall accurate than AOE, though AOE is perhaps the better game of the two.
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Postby lil Jon » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:36 am

I've seen some war craft MOC's

War Craft doesn't seem very inspiring, maybe the latest one... but not the pixelated old ones I used to play.
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Postby Sir Terrance » Thu Dec 09, 2004 4:11 am

There just isn't enough fantasy/castle games out there except for strategy games. The new World of Warcraft looks awesome since it is an RPG so you can see everything in all dimensions. So does the game Lineage II. I don't have either, so mainly AOE for me. I just wish there was a way to rotate the camera view to see what the back of the buildings look like.
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Postby g2 » Fri Mar 11, 2005 4:58 am

I am glad that outher people get inspiration from computer games. The one that I have seen which has some great 3D models of potential Lego houses/buidlings is Robin Hood - The Legend of Sherwood.
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Postby LEGOFREAK » Fri Mar 11, 2005 6:20 am

my son has been standing, looking over my shoulder watching me play Baldurs Gate 2 for the last couple of weeks, and the other day he made my group of heroes into minifigs. :)
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Postby Chancellor Erik » Fri Mar 11, 2005 11:41 am

All of the AOE games rule, I have used them countless time when in need of inspiration. I also have used the online MMORPG runescape, which you should all go check out!
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Postby Dragonlord Esq. » Fri Mar 11, 2005 8:09 pm

I've been making lots of MOC's based on the Sanguo yanyi, which has dozens of games based on it. Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Dynasty Warriors, Dynasty Tactics, and more are based on this novel. So far I have just the main Shu characters- Liu Xuande, Guan Yu, Zhang Yide, Zhao Zilong, and Huang Zhong. In doing so I've had to do some minor custom work, which means I'm no longer the innocent LEGO purist I once was.
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Postby TheOrk » Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:33 pm

I love the old ones but the new one and the RPG are just too "different" from the original two. Besides that, the game finalfantasytactics(my rp char was based on a guy from that game but I'm not saying who :wink: )
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Postby Trigger » Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:22 am

Rubberchickenknight wrote:i use age of mythology to base my historic minifigs on

Who else sees the irony there?
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Postby JPinoy » Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:55 am

Video games inspire me a lot on my Lego projects. For example, in next year's Battles Contest, a brainchild of mine... this will be in Lego form with thousands of minifigs. ... al-war.jpg
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