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Game News Grimoire Version 2 is actually out

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Golden Era Games; Grimoire: Heralds of the Winged Exemplar

    As you may know, Cleve Blakemore has been promising a new and improved Grimoire V2 since almost the day of the game's release back in 2017. For the longest time it seemed like vaporware, but since August's wishlist drive things have been warming up. For the last three months, Cleve has published V2 development updates on Grimoire's Steam page at a regular pace. And it looks pretty great! There are going to be new areas, balance updates of course, and even minigames. Oh, and somewhere along the way the game's price was reduced to $20, even though it never did reach the requisite 50,000 wishlists. But even with all that activity, it was still quite a surprise when Cleve actually released the new version today. Here's his announcement post:

    Version 2 of Grimoire is now live on the Steam Store with a 50% sale through to the New Year! The most incredible old fashioned computer roleplaying game just got a little more awesome!

    CURRENT WISHLISTS # : 39,812 (combined)

    Huge amounts of tweaks, fixes, adjustments and new content is found in this version, including the crafting workshop and all the item enhancements!

    You can see all the items in your inventory, sort them on a variety of attributes like type and value, assay them, poison them, forge them, enchant them and merge them into new items! There is now a forge, alchemy bench, shrine and hearth in the game where different classes acquire various crafting arts they can apply to items to modify them or greatly improve them in combat!

    The manual is being output to .PDF shortly and will be made available on the store from the main page freely so it can be examined by players who have not yet purchased the game to get a good feel for the mechanics. It is extremely extensive and explains all facets of gameplay with detailed explanations of all modes including combat, NPC interaction, character creation, level up, character review and the many mini interfaces like lockpicking and door forcing. It is suitable for printing and formatted for A4 output.

    Beginning a new game from the classic game start will reveal new monster graphics and additional features have been added to the original maps. None of this should affect existing save games but players who have completed these areas may not see some of the new events. This will not affect the new regions at all which constitute brand new areas in the game.
    How long has it been, 16 months of development? In Neanderthal years, that's almost nothing! It's another pleasant treat for Christmas. Grimoire is currently on sale with a 50% discount thanks to the Steam winter sale, so there's no excuse not to get it now.
     
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    The end of 2018 keeps getting even better.
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    It's a Christmas (Eve) miracle!
     
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  4. Agame Learned

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    I always believed...
     
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  6. Dorateen Arcane

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    I updated to V2 earlier today, and was able to load an existing save without any problem. Now I just have to find the new areas.
     
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  7. Wunderbar Savant

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    So, how many new bugs were introduced?
     
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  8. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    I promised I would buy this when it got under €10, so here we go.
     
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  9. Invictus Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    Just what I wanted for Christmas, the Neanderthal love comes through when we need it the most... this merits a full on playthrough
    Mr Blakemore, when can we expect the GOG release so I can buy a whole bunch of presents?
     
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  10. Kruno Savant Shitposter

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    I've been playing the game as I recently bought it, and the game seems fine. I have zero issues with it. Hopefully there aren't any noticeable bugs later on though. :D
     
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    Any chance of patching in a Real Time mode?
     
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  12. Nekot-The-Brave Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    The manual still isn't out btw. And that's basically the whole reason V2 was supposed to come out.
     
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    Just a few micro issues left, It's coming! next Friday.
     
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  14. Kruno Savant Shitposter

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    You mean this fucking thing? Are you people fucking blind or something?

     
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  16. Rpguy Arbiter

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    You left out the best part:

     
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  18. aratuk Arbiter

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    Oh, I didn't even realize he'd lowered the normal price to $20 :lol:
     
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  19. LootSeeker Educated

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    Just in time for Christmas.

    Grimoire V.2 > official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle

    thanks Cleve.
     
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  20. Feyd Rautha Cipher Patron

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    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    The release of Grimoire V2 was our finest hour
     
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    Congrats to Cleve, nice to see the game improving. :salute:
     
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  22. catfood AGAIN

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    I'm waiting for the GOG release.
     
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    Time warps and bends around the enormous bone density of the thal like an overcooked noodle. A short development cycle stretches out to 23 years while suddently, 8 years shrink down to merely a few months.


    Anyways. I said ill buy the game when V2 and the manual is out, so thats what i just did. Now lets see how it holds up to the expectations.
     
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  24. Outmind Scholar

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    I'm on the fence about buying it. Would you guys reckon it's a good time to pick Grimoire up?

    The 9€ price tag is mighty enticing, especially since Cleve explicitly said the game would never cost less than $40. Yet here we are.
     
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  25. catfood AGAIN

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    Cleve says a lot of things.
     
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