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Two Point Hospital (Spiritual Successor to Theme Hospital)

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by KingCantona87, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. Aug 26, 2018
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    KingCantona87 Full Member

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    Couldn't find a thread on this already but there is a new "spiritual successor" to Theme Hospital coming out on Thursday 30th August. It has been created by the same former Bullfrog Devs behind Theme Hospital. Not a single microtransaction in sight either!

    Official Website:
    https://www.twopointhospital.com/

    Gameplay Video:


    I (and many others I am sure!) was a HUGE fan of the original Theme Hospital so I am really looking forward to this.

    Available quite cheap as well, I managed to pick up mine for £19.89 from Fanatical games.
  2. Aug 26, 2018
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    CallyRed Full Member

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    Did enjoy theme hospital back in the day, this looks good, be a good one to pass the time!
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    Not to nick pick - but it’s only some of the original devs - not all - your OP makes it sound like it’s the exact same team.

    But yep looking forward to it - pre ordered on steam to get that sexy discount. Got high hopes for this - the team have great pedigree - especially the founders
  4. Aug 26, 2018
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    KingCantona87 Full Member

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    I think it is good how they are not charging the "going rate" for the game as well. It's a good gesture by the developers. I am very excited to play on Thursday.
  5. Aug 28, 2018
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    I’m still hoping there would be a Startopia sequel or even spiritual successor one day. That was also made by a now defunct studio made up of Bullfrog devs. That game kinda feels like a love note or tribute to Bullfrog games. Theres missions where you run an alien medical ship like Theme Hospital, a prison rehab ship like Dungeon Keeper, an entertainment ship like Theme Park and a religious/ecosystem ship where you can terraform and manipulate the biodeck into however you want and establish a religious following like in Populous.

    A very underrated game that’s lost in time. I think it’s on GoG.
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    Loved theme hospital, so looking forward to this.
  7. Aug 28, 2018
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    KingCantona87 Full Member

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    Was a fantastic game I think I have it on Steam. The Devs behind Two Point are hinting at more Bullfrog-type games in the future. Fingers crossed they will remake Dungeon Keeper and Populous.
  8. Aug 30, 2018
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    Denuvo added a few hours before launch :nono: Sigh.

    Anyone playing?
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    Maagge enjoys sex, doesn't enjoy women not into ONS

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    Is that the malware thing? I read some reviews on metacritic saying something along the lines of malware.
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    Will this run on an Intel 620 HD graphics card? The only PC I have at home is my Mrs' laptop. Otherwise I'll be desperate for a console port.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    It's a pretty intensive DRM, so yeah, depending on who you ask, it can be considered malware.

    The minimum requirements on the Steam page ask for a HD 630 & an i3 6100, so proooobably if you turned the resolution down & accepted lower framerates.
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    Denuvo means I don't have any interest
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Why the feck are games still persisting with Denuvo? It's crackable now and it's a strain on the PC.
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    KingCantona87 Full Member

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    Had a few hours on it this morning before work. Runs smooth as can be on the highest settings (@ 1080p) for me personally. Denuvo hasn't impacted my experience in any way.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it, the difficulty quickly ramps up once the first few areas have been completed.
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    downloaded it bought it today, gonna play the feck out of it soonish.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    NURSE REQUIRED IN PHARMACCCYYYYY
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    To keep shareholders happy that they're stopping the dirty pirates... Who are legally buying their product.

    Same with copy protection on CDs. If I go out & buy your album, I want to be able to listen to it on my portable music players/phone... But nope, doesn't always work. It's embarrassing when pirates get a better experience than the legitimate consumers, but alas, they don't care.
  18. Aug 31, 2018
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    Well that was money well spent by them. Denuvo costs a lot apparently.

    Denuvo added a few hours before launch, game cracked a few hours after launch.

    I'm liking the game so far.
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    niMic Curvy gay

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    If there's anyone not to pirate, it's these guys. We're not talking EA, here (not that I pirate EA games either these days, no reason for people over 23 to pirate games).

    I've been very excited about this game for a while, I absolutely loved Theme Hospital.
  20. Aug 31, 2018
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    FC Ronaldo Posts stuff that's been said before in tweet form

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    Patients are asked not to die in the corridors.
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    Coxy Full Member

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    It's got great reviews - seems a bit pricey though when I want to buy some games on my Switch too. Not sure whether to bite - or wait for a sale. Looks really fun though.
  22. Aug 31, 2018
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    Love it
  23. Aug 31, 2018
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    KingCantona87 Full Member

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    What's everybody's Steam names? None of my friends are cool enough to appreciate this game and the in-game competitive features are great.