The Phoenix Project - City of Titans

by Missing Worlds Media

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    1. Darren Stalder on

      Very amusing. I like background bits like this, especially Dr. Graachs.

    2. John Lenart on

      I like :) A touch of lore that just sates the tongue. And its a pretty cool idea, with pretty cool characters among them :D Can't wait to see it in-game!

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      Bob Satori on

      I dig everything about this... except the stage directions in parentheses. Hopefully that sort of bad-fanficism will not make it into actual in-game text.

      Otherwise, the concepts and levity here are the perfect tone, and Edentech looks like lots of fun.

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      Antipersonnel Mime on

      Assuming EdenTech is a villain group, dropping the 'Action' from HEART's name allows the long name to 'flow better' & it gives a much more obvious connection to what HERT will do to the players if they're not careful.

      Good effort regardless, looking forward to fighting a pollution monster that (was created by/actually is) the CEO.

    5. Michael Davenport on

      Great! Starting to get a feel for the atmosphere of the game.

    6. Craig E Ransom on

      "O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! .... O brave new world. That has such people in't!" -- Prospero, The Tempest by William Shakespeare.

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      snate56 on

      I wouldn't be so quick to call it a villain group, could be a case of the right hand doing good deeds while the left hand is indeed sinister. ;)

    8. Izzy on

      Ok.. I want Flying Cars now! ;)
      Roads, Who Needs Roads!?!

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      Riff Devin on

      I just hope you get Rob Brydon to do the voice of Madog, isn't it?

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      Kenneth Kestner on

      A villain group like this brings to mind a lot of possibilities:

      1. "Solynent Green" type plans - bringing recycling to a whole new level
      2. Monitoring devices employed by the govt - to see who is wasting energy, and take the
      "appropriate action".
      3. Some kind of Hamidon type creature created by these people ( accidentally? )

      Sounds like the perfect setting for the "mad scientist" type villain.
      Is this intended to be the replacement for Crey?

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      Jason King on

      Hmm. Sounds like a mixture of Crey and the Devouring Earth. LOVE it! NO villain is worse than the one who thinks they are doing what they do for their victims' own good!

    12. Kathy Grantham on

      I laughed myself silly after looking up Arachis Hypogea. Goo-Baar indeed!

    13. Flimflamberge on

      I'm thinking this is more like Portal Corp: Well-meaning science corp that keeps on unintentionally exposing the city to strange new threats that they constantly beg for heroic assistance with.

      Which would be excellent.

    14. Flimflamberge on

      Oh! And I'm willing to bet HEART is another nod to Captain Planet, to complement the 'Agent Earth' pastiche.

    15. Andrew White on

      This writing reminds me a bit of CO. I hope the tongue and cheek theme is not too prevalent throughout the game. It is good in short doses but too much and the whole thing becomes a joke. Right now, it is really hard to imagine its implementation into the game so it may come across completely different. Just my initial impression.

    16. Andrew White on

      On the other hand, if this writing is a 'front' for something more like OCP from Robocop then that is something I could get behind.

    17. David Guillot on

      poor Goo-Baar is still adjusting

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      mrinku on

      Dr Graachs sounds priceless. Pure Emmett Brown.

      The comments actually reminded me a little of the memos annotated by Adrian Veidt at the back of Watchmen issue 11. A lot less dark, but the similarity is there.

      What I actually hope is that the group has basically good intentions, but is a source of Plot rather than Villany. But any direction is cool.

      Oh, and if Goo-Baar does NOT look like a '50's Kirby monster I shall be vastly disappointed ;)

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      Wyatt Holland on

      Definitely sounds like a villain group run by someone like Al Gore. Lots of arrogance...feeling they know what is best for the planet. Lots of elitism...feeling they should be in charge since they know what is best for everyone. There would need to be some doomsaying in there somewhere as they insist we are all doomed if we don't do what they say. I see some of them already are pretending everything in the past was "unenlightened".

    20. Wanders on

      It may not be intended as a villain group, but I agree that, storywise, that is a better fit. A group that wants to change the world in a way that we (or some segment of we, or whatever) might like, but which decides to nudge or force that change, is definitely a supervillain-friendly backstory. A group that wants to change the world and -doesn't- force it, on the other hand, is not supervillainy, but is also kind of a weak source of storylines. It seems like they would just end up being lovable contacts at best or would end up having to have some sort of contrived enemies (much like the referenced Captain Planet's often were) at worst.