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Game News Gamescom 2019: Wasteland 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Bloodlines 2

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, Aug 19, 2019.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Tags: CD Projekt; Cyberpunk 2077; Hardsuit Labs; inXile Entertainment; Paradox Interactive; Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2; Wasteland 3

    After the surprising number of RPGs that showed up at E3 earlier this year, one might have expected Gamescom to have an even greater RPG presence. But judging by the nominees for best roleplaying game at Gamescom - Wasteland 3 and two JRPGs - that may not have turned out to be the case. Indeed, Wasteland 3 was the only RPG of interest to appear at Microsoft's Inside Xbox Gamescom event today. inXile appear to have taken criticisms of their E3 trailer to heart and produced a much more serious one this time. It's narrated by the Patriarch, the elderly warlord that has invited the Rangers to Colorado to help settle his succession dispute. This is our first real look at Wasteland 3's user interface, including a glimpse of the game's character screen at 1:18. It appears that the character system has been significantly altered, including what may be some sort of character class implementation. We won't have to wait long to find out what that's about, since the alpha comes out in two days.


    There isn't much to report about what happened during the rest of the day. I was hoping Baldur's Gate 3 would make another appearance at Google's Stadia Connect presentation, but instead all we got a was a very brief Cyberpunk 2077 trailer which appears to contains a few snippets from the gameplay video that's supposed to be coming out in the next couple of weeks, along with a slightly longer dev diary video. Another thing I could mention is the brief Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 trailer published by Paradox earlier today, which announces support for NVIDIA's RTX ray tracing technology, with a voice over by the Toreador lady from the original announcement trailer.


    As for the Gamescom opening event itself, this year hosted by the ever-hustling Geoff Keighley, it was a complete waste of time. But hey, at least Wasteland 3 won that best RPG award. We'll see what else pops up during the rest of the week.
     
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  2. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    The most obvious problem that they seem to have fixed (key words: seem to have) is the line of sight/FOV. TToN and even W3 had unrealistic FOV. Esp. TToN with its unobstructed vision immersion breaking shenanigans.

    The UI seems acceptable.

    Tbh nothing of note was really shown here, other than 'splosshiuns r fun.
     
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  3. MicoSelva Prestigious Gentleman Monstroterratum Furiosum Patron

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    Codex 2012 Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Divinity: Original Sin 2 Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Wasn't Greedfall supposed to be shown there too? Maybe I am misremembering.
     
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  4. Nazrim Eldrak Learned

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    And I thought there will be camera movements and object destructivity like in XCom 2.
    But hey, we have hope: The 5 years later release DIRECTORS CUT.

    Show Spoiler
    :nocountryforshitposters:
     
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  5. Andhaira Arcane

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    How the fuck can anyone be hyped about anything related to InXile after the entire Bard's Tale debacle. Just look at BT4's original reveal teaser with the 'final' 'product'

    Wasteland II was pretty shit too
     
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  6. Mustawd Arcane

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    They need to fire whoever is making these trailers. They are not good.
     
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  7. toro Arcane

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    It was. Check the Google Stadia video or the Greedfall thread.
     
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  8. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    better than the previous one atleast
     
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  9. ZeniBot Savant

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    :dontbelievehislies:

    But anyway hey an RPG, the only RPG that actually fucking showed up to the event.
     
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  10. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Empire of Sin ?
     
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  11. Morkar illiterate

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    What a fucking ugly UI. You can't become more generic...
     
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  12. Nifft Batuff Learned

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    I prefer the graphics style and UI of wasteland 2. This seems so generic.
     
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  13. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    This newspost has been augmented.
     
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  14. Outlander Custom Tags Are For Fags. Patron

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  15. Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Cipher

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    I thought they were both fairly horrendous, so while I'm not sold yet on the new solution, I can't really say I'm particularly concerned with the idea of matching the previous one.

    Also, Fargo is bragging about winning "RPG of the Show"



    which frankly at this point is feeling a bit like Governor Elaine Marley winning the elections on Melee Island.
     
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  16. Rivmusique Arcane Patron

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    It better be possible to turn on the guy speaking in the trailer. If I have to work for someone called "The Patriarch" like that's anything but pure evil, I WILL NOT BUY.
     
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  17. Van-d-all Learned

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    Combat in that W3 trailer looks weak as fuck. Not only because it's another ShitX-Com clone, but the overall feel. This whole trailer steadily grows up to a combat scene, but when it actually starts the gun just goes "plop" like some erectile dysfunction med's advert.

    CP2077 at least got some proper music back instead of that washed up soypunk.

    As for VTMB2 annoying voice acting and advertising with RTX, gaming's most irrelevant technology of 2019, at best shows HardsuitLab's aspiration to join the AA league.
     
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  18. Kev Inkline Arcane

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    I didn't ask for this.

    Also, this is what half-assed ray tracing looks like:

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Hey Infinitrion, make a news post about this or add it, it's a RPG also :happytrollboy:



     
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  20. luj1 You're all shills

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    Yeah the UI seems like a soulless interface of an iPhone. Also, the music in the trailer is god damn awful. Ridiculous tone.
     
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  21. Konjad High on potatoes Patron

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    Watched all three trailers.

    I already forgot what was in them before finishing your posts.
     
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  22. Politician Lurker King

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    It seems that they didn't improve anything in the gameplay front. The art direction is a massive improvement, but everything else looks the same.
     
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  23. Ulfhednar Learned

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    InXsoft wins "Best RPG that hasn't been finished yet"... hey, that is actually appropriate.
     
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  24. Kaivokz Savant

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    This might be better phrased "betray" or "work against" or anything other than "turn on the guy."
     
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  25. lukaszek the determinator

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    hey Delterius how do you like sun ray tracing tech in your vampire game?
     
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