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From Software Elden Ring - From Software's new game with writing by GRRM

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by HoboForEternity, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Agame Liturgist Patron

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    Exactly right bro.This seems like nothing more than a publicity stunt, and pretty odd timing given GoTs current status.

    Color me VERY surprised if anything good comes from this.
     
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  2. SerratedBiz Arcane

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    Will this be as good as that one time Salvatore wrote the whole generic, vapid gameworld of Kingdoms of Amalur?
     
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  3. v1rus Arcane

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    Isnt everything he ever wrote generic and vapid?

    (honest question)
     
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  4. Ent Learned

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    I blame Salvatore for every non evil drow self insert I've had the pleasure of DM'ing over the years.
     
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  5. DemonKing Arcane

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    Doesn't GRR have enough money now that he can avoid this kind of thing? I guess it's probably along the lines of "We'll pay you so we can stick your name on the cover of our game" rather than actual work, but it's still mildly disturbing to think he might be adding yet another thing to his list of to dos other than "finish Winds of Winter".
     
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  6. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    GoTs current status is the most popular series ever by far and widely acknowledged that its writing was vastly better when the... actual writer was involved.
    So, pretty good timing actually. I've heard these news from a casual gamer, so it seems to be working already
     
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  7. Black Angel Arcane

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    Wait, what? Did you mean the show is acknowledged to have vastly better writing than GRRM's books?
     
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  8. Wyatt_Derp Learned

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    Yeah, probably something along the lines of John Carpenter. He inked enough rep points to have his name on just about anything. So whenever you see 'John Carpenter presents', the studios mail him piles of cash, and Carpenter smokes more weed and watches NBA. Martin's probably wanting to get in on that action. Producer credits can cover a lot of ground.
     
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  9. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    No I mean that everyone acknowledges that the writing was better when GRRM was involved in the show. It got vastly worse when he stopped, about 6-7th season
     
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  10. Black Angel Arcane

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    Ah shit I failed [Reading Comprehension] check. I thought you typed 'than' when it's actually 'when' :oops::oops::oops::oops::oops:
     
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  11. Goi~Yaas~Dinn Scholar

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    ...Have you seen what Georgie-porgie looks like, these days? Do you have any fucking idea how much competent care for chronic health issues costs in this godforsaken country? It's not hard to figure out what's gobbling up his cash. Fucker has been obese for a looooong time.
     
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  12. Talby Arcane Patron

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    I feel sorry for people who read the books, he's going to drop dead before he finishes them.
     
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  13. Goi~Yaas~Dinn Scholar

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    Luckily, I read about half of the first book before deciding I wasn't really all that impressed with "Lord of the Rings, BUT EDGIER!!!". It absolutely baffled me when they blew up about a decade later and I found out that not only had Fat JRR not stopped at three or four, but that the ho-ho munching fuck wasn't even thinking about winding it all down before he dropped dead of a coronary from too much MickeyD's.
     
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  14. Think big! Smoking Dicks

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    Yeah I'm sure all his millions are going straight into health care.
     
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  15. Goi~Yaas~Dinn Scholar

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    Depends on how many chronic health problems he has. And what kind of lifestyle he's desperate to maintain.
     
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  16. Gobblecock Arcane Zionist Agent

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    GRRM's last two books in the series were also stinkers. He stopped being involved in the show because he himself has no idea how to end his books satisfactorily. So he gave the showrunners a rough sketch of his unfinished plot points. And now his rough plot points, like Danaerys flipping out on incest brains, are being booed. He has utterly given up and will continue to edit and advise and "contribute" his name to unrelated stuff.

    His major contribution to this game will be the addition of lemoncakes to the scenes of viking feast halls.
     
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  17. BrotherFrank Arbiter

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    Honestly im convinced the true reason G.R.R does anything but finish the GoT books is because he has entered some faustian bargain and is now trying to exploit some loophole so as not to hand over his soul to be damned and tormented for eternity.
     
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  18. HoboForEternity In every buttons you press Patron

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  19. Wyatt_Derp Learned

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    I found a simulation of a meeting between Martin and one of the (now defunct) devs.

     
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  20. Chippy Liturgist

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    In all honesty -playing devil's advocate- and without discussing the ending to the series: I think G.R.R Martin is a genius. I'm wondering if he purposefully didn't finish the books, led the industry down the path they have followed and did the feminism/climate change thing to get paid. The man is far too intelligent to be drawn into ideology - he is a practical realist, grounded in history and the human condition. I bet the showrunners hated the ending he had for the dragon queen, but couldn't divert from it. So they just called it in, and moved onto the next feminist Star Wars.
     
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  21. Wyatt_Derp Learned

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    Yeah, it's just too bad he forgot to add a couple of things to his Faustian contract goodies, like a treadmill and a working thyroid gland.
     
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  22. Zep Zepo Titties and Beer Patron Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual

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    Sounds Interesting....



    Zep--
     
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  23. StaticSpine Arcane Patron

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    Meh, Norse mythology. It's so overused now, even new Assassin's Creed will be in that setting.
     
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  24. Cromwell Arcane

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    This will be the first project Martin can leave unfinished while fans will claim its intentional.
     
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  25. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Is it actually a new game or the same game they've been re-releasing for a decade?
     
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