Description, if you can spare a moment.. So I just had a random thought about a combat system in a videogame. It's a medieval dueling/combat game idea I've floa
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So I just had a random thought about a combat system in a videogame. It's a medieval dueling/combat game idea I've floating around in my head. You left click to prepare an attack, then drag your mouse in the direction you wish to attack from. No, not simple four-direction combat such as War of the Roses or Mount and Blade, but a system that allows you to choose a very precise angle to attack from. To keep things more simple imagine a circle divided into 25 even pieces from the centre, like a pizza, with each piece being about 14 degrees of the circle. Now whichever piece of the circle you drag your mouse into as you attack is the angle you swing your sword from. Now when you right click you block a certain section of the circle, and when you middle click you parry a certain section of the circle, unbalancing your opponent. Of course the sizes of the block/parry angles will be larger or smaller depending on the weapon. A shield blocking a 90 degree angle section and a sword only blocking a 45 degree angle section, or something similar to that. What are your thoughts? Cool? Dumb? I think it would make a pretty interesting dueling system with this style of combat. One with more skill required and interaction than simply clicking a block button.

I = Angle of attack.
Parry angle.
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Submitted: 01/02/2014
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#1 - zantox (01/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Seems like a pretty interesting idea, I would like to see it in a video game
#2 - urumasi (01/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
That's actually an awesome idea
#3 - warmon (01/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I think the idea of the combat system looks fantastic. one thing i could see though is it either taking a long time for combat to work out or its so quick that you don't really have time to react to attacks and die. maybe some sort of thing to identify where the attack might be coming from or something. like time slowing down. just my two cents. also there would be room for stabling weapons as well not just arching attacks, like a spear or halberd.
#16 - yellowcardraiden (01/03/2014) [+] (4 replies)
I would say Metal Gear Rising is a bit like that with precise cutting. Still don't understand what that pie chart means, maybe because it's like 2 am. But sounds intresting non the less.
I would say Metal Gear Rising is a bit like that with precise cutting. Still don't understand what that pie chart means, maybe because it's like 2 am. But sounds intresting non the less.
#15 - aboxoftoast ONLINE (01/03/2014) [+] (3 replies)
intresting, but hear me out on this

instead of having angles and whatnot why not make weapons be able to parry and attack, left click and hold then swipe for an attack in the direction of the swipe and right click then hold for a parry in the swiped direction, then blocking can only be done with shields which if equipped will take the place of parrying

now we factor in armor and this where angles come in to play like if a character has heavy armor then he can only be hit in certain areas otherwise the weapon will just bounce off or push him back but he can only attack in certain angles becaus the armor prevents full range of motion, and if the character has light armor he has more hit boxes but can swipe in most or all directions

also maybe mouse 3 equals stabbing or thrusting motion
#4 - anonymous (01/02/2014) [+] (1 reply)
From what I think you're trying to say, this is already in a game. It's called Kingdoms Rise...
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If I remember the games is only $15 on Steam and might be less for the holidays.
User avatar #22 - ImmortalBaconEater (01/03/2014) [-]
Awesome idea. It'd be incredibly difficult to implement and probably very glitchy at first, but I think the future of gaming will end up something like this.
#11 - anonymous (01/03/2014) [+] (2 replies)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsAtfd6y2ls
not what you had in mind but the mechanics of this game are (obscurely) similar
#10 - lizardonfire (01/03/2014) [-]
It would be awesome to play that with a tablet.
It would be awesome to play that with a tablet.
#9 - anonymous (01/03/2014) [-]
so go do it then the only thing stopping you is you. every one has an ideas but I don't want to here them.
#8 - DmOnZ (01/03/2014) [-]
I thought this was going to be a joke about airplanes... my inner pilot cried out in joy for this, and then you crushed it... why must you hurt me so.
User avatar #7 - spasticpuppet (01/03/2014) [+] (2 replies)
You should totally check out Blade Symphony on steam
#6 - anonymous (01/03/2014) [-]
if ure interested i have coded something that you can use if u want the code just reply to my comment
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