History VideoGame / TotalAnnihilationKingdoms

10th Sep '17 3:27:36 PM Malady
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Commonly abbreviated as TA:K or TAK, this RealTimeStrategy is the follow-up of the successful TotalAnnihilation made by the now-defunct company CavedogEntertainment. The latter's setting, centered around mechs and vehicles and never showing humans, had been chosen partly because it had been thought that the much-admired 3D engine was not capable enough to depict them. Later, however, improvements made TA:K possible.

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Commonly abbreviated as TA:K or TAK, this RealTimeStrategy is the follow-up of the successful TotalAnnihilation made by the now-defunct company CavedogEntertainment.[[Creator/HumongousEntertainment Cavedog Entertainment]]. The latter's setting, centered around mechs and vehicles and never showing humans, had been chosen partly because it had been thought that the much-admired 3D engine was not capable enough to depict them. Later, however, improvements made TA:K possible.
14th May '17 3:00:34 PM nombretomado
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* NoCanonForTheWicked: Averted in a very strange way (and one not very popular with fans) -- all the missions are canon, but unlike e.g. ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' where one campaign follows the next, instead the player plays a mission as Aramon, then one as Taros, and so on...including at least two cases where he first has to command one side and win a battle, then take over the other one and undo his previous victory.

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* NoCanonForTheWicked: Averted in a very strange way (and one not very popular with fans) -- all the missions are canon, but unlike e.g. ''Franchise/{{Starcraft}}'' ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' where one campaign follows the next, instead the player plays a mission as Aramon, then one as Taros, and so on...including at least two cases where he first has to command one side and win a battle, then take over the other one and undo his previous victory.
26th Feb '17 12:29:45 PM dvorak
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* PaletteSwap: There are different terrain designs, but they are purely cosmetically different, as opposed to the original TA's different planets with different characteristics such as varying resource levels and preventing the use of certain units.

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* PaletteSwap: There are different terrain designs, but they are purely cosmetically different, as opposed to the original TA's different planets with different characteristics such as varying resource levels and levels, preventing the use of certain units.units, and even ''gravity''.
26th Feb '17 12:25:09 PM dvorak
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* ArtificialZombie: Creon Automatons are corpses wired with steampunk cybernetics to make them into soldiers.


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* CaptainErsatz: King Elsin is a tall, handsome, saintly fellow with a BadassBeard and ''True Resurrection'' as his "Target: Corpse" power. Two guesses, first one's just practice.


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* FrickinLaserBeams: Creon's advanced defense tower is a mirror-and-lens array that focuses sunlight into a powerful laser, strong enough to vaporize a man (or zombie or half-animal berzerker) and all his equipment. Works a treat on siege engines too.


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** The Taros advanced defense tower is a guy with a lightning-shooting trident standing on top of a padoga.
6th Nov '16 12:40:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}} - ALL of the Monarchs. No exceptions.
15th May '16 3:48:01 AM Morgenthaler
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* LightningGun: Used by Creonite construction units and their Shock Troopers, who wouldn't look that out of place in ''CommandAndConquerRedAlert''. Lightning is also used as a weapon by some of the other sides, but there it's magical in origin.

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* LightningGun: Used by Creonite construction units and their Shock Troopers, who wouldn't look that out of place in ''CommandAndConquerRedAlert''.''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert''. Lightning is also used as a weapon by some of the other sides, but there it's magical in origin.
26th Mar '16 5:15:17 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AllThereInTheManual: The manual, that is, and also a lot of background information in the form of HTML files on the CD. Those who read it all were surprised (especially given the previous TotalAnnihilation's scant storyline) to find that the background of Darien was at least as well developed as ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'''s Azeroth was at the time.

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* AllThereInTheManual: The manual, that is, and also a lot of background information in the form of HTML files on the CD. Those who read it all were surprised (especially given the previous TotalAnnihilation's scant storyline) to find that the background of Darien was at least as well developed as ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}}'''s Azeroth was at the time. This had the unfortunate effect of making the plot utterly incomprehensible to anyone who hadn't done the reading.
3rd Feb '16 11:44:18 AM Ohio9
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* MageMarksman: One of Aramon's best units is the mage archer. They have longer range then regular archers and can enchant their arrows with devastating spell effects.
8th Oct '15 2:48:58 PM HighCrate
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** Creon is all about Brute Force. They take the strengths of the other factions and turn them up a notch. [[MightyGlacier Tough, often damaging machines of cold Steel but rather slow]]. They're also far more resource dependent than the other factions due to their more expensive equipment.
* ActionBomb: The Tarosian Kamikaze Rat unit.

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** Creon is all about Brute Force. They take the strengths of the other factions and turn them up a notch. Tough, [[MightyGlacier Tough, often damaging machines of cold Steel steel but rather slow]]. They're also far more resource dependent than the other factions due to their more expensive equipment.
* %%* ActionBomb: The Tarosian Kamikaze Rat unit.
22nd Sep '15 2:46:14 PM Conradus
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** You then get a mission where, apart from occasionally holding a couple of easily defensible choke points to ensure the guns don't get flanked, you get to watch your cannons effortlessly slaughter a massive onrush of Tarosian troops. You don't even have to give the cannons any orders.
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