"The Vermillion Watch" Series

Posted by: Reenie

"The Vermillion Watch" Series - 09/03/17 04:33 PM

This is a series I stumbled upon recently and am enjoying it. The Vermillion Watch is a group of individuals assembled to fight back against international criminals that are too much for the basic London police force to handle. You know the idea there. The series is based in Victorian London, sort of on an H.G. Wells "steam punk" theme and environment.

I played Moorgate first. Excellent, long, tough minis, creative HO scenes, some quirky thinking involved, good map, pop-ups can be turned off, difficulty can be whatever you want, good bonus game. The next one in the series was Fleshbound, but it was a bit disappointing for being too easy; it didn't grab me, so I bailed after the Demo. The one I'm playing now is called Order Zero, and so far it is as compelling as Moorgate was. I will try to make this one last. ha ha Hope there are more to come!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: "The Vermillion Watch" Series - 09/03/17 04:59 PM

Thanks for sharing, Reenie.

Ana wave
Posted by: Marian

Re: "The Vermillion Watch" Series - 09/03/17 09:30 PM

I like the fact that this series is attempting to do something a bit different. I have only played the first game, but the second and third one look good to me. I think it's a pretty safe bet to say that there will be another installment. smile
Posted by: Reenie

Re: "The Vermillion Watch" Series - 09/03/17 10:28 PM

That would be great. This series feels more "adult" in style and human in motivations. I liked the Dana Knightstone series for that reason as well. Such games make for a nice change from witches and ghosts, hauntings and demonic possessions, insane asylum or swamp settings, curses and vanishings, and the antics of foolish teenagers that seem to fill most HO type games. (And yet, I keep buying them all anyway. ha ha)
Posted by: Marian

Re: "The Vermillion Watch" Series - 09/03/17 10:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Reenie
I liked the Dana Knightstone series for that reason as well. Such games make for a nice change from witches and ghosts, hauntings and demonic possessions, insane asylum or swamp settings, curses and vanishings, and the antics of foolish teenagers that seem to fill most HO type games. (And yet, I keep buying them all anyway. ha ha)


Me too! laugh
Posted by: Reenie

Re: "The Vermillion Watch" Series - 09/15/17 02:54 PM

I finished Order Zero this afternoon, and loved it all the way through to the end. Definitely one of my top rated games played! It makes you think. laugh It also makes a number of games slide down in the ratings, by comparison. I marked this one down with the highest rating and definitely will replay it.

I would add one little quibble that applies not just to this game but all the BF games. I wish they would speak to their game developers about the various introductory screens that want to repeat every time you launch the game. How many gamers want to watch the ad for the game's designer each time they boot up? How many times do gamers want to watch the ninja wave his hands at them? How many people want to watch the game-specific intro cut scene over and over? I'm guessing not many. Yes, you can skip these by clicking on the screen or the "X" button, but should you have to do this EVERY time the game starts? No. There ought to be an opt-out in the Controls list when you are dialing in the game's features and difficulty at the start. The game should let you choose to, "Watch all intro and cut scenes only at the first start-up of the game."
Posted by: Marian

Re: "The Vermillion Watch" Series - 09/15/17 03:08 PM

Congratulations on finishing the game! I do hope that you will find equally as good any future installments in the series. I have added Order Zero to my want-to-play list. smile

Maybe the day will come when a player is allowed to skip over all the introductory stuff - it doesn't bother me, though, to be honest - it doesn't take all that long to bypass it.