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Incline Disco Elysium - a hardboiled cop show isometric RPG

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Zero Credibility, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. Adidas-Clichèd Cringe Learned Patron

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    It's a matter of taste of course, but I found this world, its characters and lore to be lot more interesting than in PoE. I actually gave a shit and wanted to learn more.
     
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  2. Prime Junta Arcane Patron

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    Hey Kras Mazov they’re talking smack about you here
     
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  3. Multi-headed Cow Savant

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    Can you actually get sweet baby pissfaggot to wear his jacket? I was disappointed when I got the jackets and he refused, but admittedly my Harry was shit at persuasion and I wouldn't see that as an authority check. Kim had limits to the amount of camaraderie with my Harry.
     
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  4. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Have you

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    yet?

    No limits, only HARDCORE
     
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  5. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Final review.

    Writing and presentation - 9.5/10.

    It's a wonderfully written game and it deserves the place in storyfaggy pantheon along PST and Mask of Betrayer. Writing is usually excellent, often genuinely funny, full of captivating stories and the best cast of supporting characters and side-quest NPCs to ever to exist in a video game. All of that goodness is supported by beautiful, mellow, immersive soundtrack and lovely art design. Those three elements truly fit together like a glove and combine into a unique storytelling experience. I take half a point off for cringeworthy tryhard attempts at political commentary.

    Mechanics and game design - 0/10

    Quite frankly, developers are Serbian scam artists who make Todd Howard seem like an honest and respectable businessman.

    Marketing: "90 hours of content in a world as big as sizeable chunk of the first Pillars with 5 times content density".

    Reality: 20 hours of content, 5 buildings, 3 huts and 90% of content is in form of meaningless text orbs.

    Marketing: "ground breaking open-world".

    Reality: invisible walls, plot-gating, and NPCs fixed in their locations like it's 1995.

    Marketing: "unprecedented levels of freedom with "revolutionary dialogue system".

    Reality: Heavily railroaded game where almost everything is fixed and player has no agency. The ruleset is not even a ruleset, it's a decoration designed to look complex to casuals. To draw a comparison to Codex favorite CYOA by Vault Dweller, AoD gives you large number of builds that can produce countless different paths, while DE gives you large number of builds to go through the same path in slightly different way. Once you look under the hood how DE works, it becomes clear that despite seemingly large variety of builds, you're mostly doing the same things and talking to the same people in the exact same order and getting similar results.

    Final summary:

    Tremendous visual novel, bad video game.

    HugeNick, over and out.

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  6. Anthedon Arcane Patron

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    And then it was over, took me all of 23 hours. Top-notch writing and world building in this one. Disco Elysium has character in spades, probably my favorite game in this regard of the last couple of years. I'll write a Steam review now and pray to Dolores Dei that they make enough $$$ to give us a second game.
     
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  7. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    If they got/get enough money for an expansion or a second game,it would be great. It is pretty clear that they intended it to be bigger but runned out of money. Still this is the best wrapped up unfinished game. It really managed to make interested in the world and the characters.
     
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  8. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Yeah it basically drops of a cliff after day 4. Feels like they sold half a game for a full game's price.
     
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  9. Whisper Arcane Vatnik

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    When replay second time, you start to notice it too... You barely change anything, just get to same results in (sometimes different, sometimes not) way.
     
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  10. Multi-headed Cow Savant

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    HARDCORE TO THE ULTRA! HARDCORE TO THE MAX!
     
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  11. Pyreen Novice

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    He's in the lucky position of living in a country where being transgressive and controversial can still take you a long way on the road to relevance. Most of the info on the trial including extensive court documentation is freely accecible anyway, just have a look at this monstrosity of a wikipedia entry: https://et.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaur_Kenderi_kriminaalasi

    I'm primarily interested in how the financing of this game came together; I cant be the only one who finds it funny that their funding comes from an ultra right wing nationalist party donor slash capitalist oligarch who also happens to own a news agency and media "monitoring group", and an 8chan edgelord novelist that considers de Sade a titan of literature.

    What do you mean, I'll need this guy's number next time I need a babysitter for my daughter:

    [​IMG]
     
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  12. Doma Augur

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  13. Goose Novice

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    Looks like a fat slav jew to me. Is gangster rap popular in Estonia? Oh and he's a Nihilist who writes torture porn erotica? Lol.
     
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  14. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Meh only westerners have babysitters,it is wife's job to take care of the kid! Tho i wouldn't mind him being the little one's кръсник ! Prestigious Slav genes in this one:obviously:!

     
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  15. Egosphere Magister

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    I really like this post from kasparov

    Very fitting description of Disco, especially the bits in bold.
     
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  16. Mortmal Arcane

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    It's artsy and there's lot of words, enough to get their attention.
     
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  17. taviow Magister

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    Nice of him to buy somebody a copy.
     
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  18. Jenkem Cipher Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again!
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  19. Owlish Arcane

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    Yeah let's take that tact, even though the culprit of the case you are investigating is unrelated to anyone or anything you do throughout the whole game until the very, very end and you are locked from investigating his location for reasons. Really cool "cop" book, "shrewd whodunit."

    Fanboys of this game are insufferable. No you see, it's totally awesome, and meta, and a genius comedic outpouring, it hasn't any flaws and is indeed an RPG, the greatest of all time. A masterpiece.
     
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  20. pomenitul Savant

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    I haven't played this game yet but I refuse to believe that its groupies are anywhere near as irritating as AoD's or PF:K's.
     
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  21. Owlish Arcane

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    Game doesn't give you agency to do anything. It's neither a good detective story, nor a good RPG.

    The options you pick don't even matter. I told her to assassinate Evarte and I'm told that's not a good idea because of his twin brother, why not assassinate them both? Then later in the dialogue she says, "I'll take your advice and surrender the terminal," which I never said at all.

    Just admit it's a clicky comic book, a lousy deconstruction of a detective story with a bunch of gratuitous and out of place political commentary, the only thing stopping it from being a true point and click adventure are the lack of puzzles and a minor smattering of "RPG" and "CYOA" features that are mostly smoke and mirrors.

    If this was presented as a novel, graphic or otherwise, would anyone be wowed by this story and characters? I highly doubt it. But because it's a video game and the bar for video game writing is so low, the story is considered a masterpiece.
     
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  22. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Nothing beats AoD fanfags at annoyance!
     
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  23. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Dude the groupies were literally arguing couple pages back that it's entirely logical when character with max STR is also automatically becoming a highly qualified drug researcher.

    Apparently all these years we've been doing it wrong paying some silly professors to find cure for cancer, we should've been paying Mike Tyson.
     
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  24. Butter Erudite

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    I'm pretty sure Magic Johnson found the cure for AIDS decades ago.
     
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  25. pomenitul Savant

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    Sounds like it's got its own, idiosyncratic twist on PoE's muscle wizards.
     
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