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If Obsidian Kickstarts a project, what manner of game will it be?

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by villain of the story, Feb 13, 2012.

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What type of game Obsidian will most likely make? [You can select more than one option]

  1. 3rd Person action camera

    19.2%
  2. Isometric

    48.3%
  3. Turn-Based combat

    29.8%
  4. RTwP combat

    35.8%
  5. Popamole console corridor shooter on rails (Third person Real-Time cover-based combat)

    21.2%
  6. Good and diverse character system

    29.8%
  7. Horribly broken and unbalanced character system

    30.5%
  8. Shitty console character system LOL (DS3 / AP )

    22.5%
  9. Good writing / story / characters (eg. FNV)

    63.6%
  10. Shitty writing / story / characters (eg. AP)

    13.2%
  11. Balanced gameplay with diverse character opportunities

    24.5%
  12. Shitty grinder with few other opportunities as an afterthought

    17.2%
  13. Verdict: A deeply flawed gem

    41.1%
  14. Verdict: Banal Shit Boring

    15.9%
  15. An unfinished mess of bugs

    42.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. villain of the story Arcane

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    UPDATE!! Also cast your vote on the type of game you *WANT* in this other, new thread.

    It looks like this could be happening soon so let's fire up the speculation market!

    Disclaimer: To Obsidian developers reading this. These options reflect only our sad realistic expectations, not hopes. We know, we have cursed at you a lot before. We have the butthurt for it. No one, not even you, will remember if we were good folks or trolls. Why we cursed, or why we trolled. All that matters is that a few defended virtues like TB against many. That's what's important MAJESTIC! Valor Kickstarter pleases you, Obsidian... so grant us one request. Grant us Turn Based! And if you do not listen, then to HELL RETARDO with you! (you console cocksuckers!)

    DUM-DA-DUM-DUM - DUM-DA-DA-DA-DUM-DUM!


    Edit: Somebody asked why no First Person in the options. Rephrasing my answer here:

     
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  2. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    All these options are shit so is the OP. What you should have done was collect some ideas on what game people would like thread, and then make a vote.
     
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  3. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Voted isometric, good writing and deeply flawed. A bit sceptical about Obsidian's ability to develop a good and diverse character system, in particular... But we'll see (or will we?).
     
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  4. villain of the story Arcane

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    Yeah, because there are so many options, the possibilities are practically endless, right? LOL! We all know that whatever game they may make, it won't go outside the scope of these options. If you think otherwise, be my guest to deliver.
     
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  5. Micmu Magister

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    They will kick-start yet another console crap, I'm sure. Maybe Family Guy - The RPG.
    And then they will get away with your monies. :P

    Edit: on a serious note, I'd like them to make another MoTB-caliber NWN2 module (independent and non-Epic please) which should be easy since the engine is there. However, that is very unlikely to happen since they would need another license for D&D.
    I doubt that Obsidian will ever make anything worthwhile, on their own or via kick-start, really. They are too far gone.
    Maybe if some of the better guys split and made their own small, independent company. Like game studios used to be when they were making really cool games and not shit for the masses.
     
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  6. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Dungeon Siege 4.
     
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  7. Lockkaliber Magister Patron

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    I'm betting on something isometric and turn based.
     
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  8. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    I'd like it to be the the BEST CRPG EVAR , a combination of Fallout/Arcanum/Torment/BG2/TOEE/BAK/AoD/FUCKYEAH/CUMMINGBUCKETS!!!

    :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:






    But it won't be. Cause they won't do it.

    :(




    :mca:











    :x So, fuck you all, cocksuckers !
     
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  9. villain of the story Arcane

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    If you can look past the Fallout 3 wreckage, FNV is top 10 RPG material. Considering what a recent game it is, "too far gone" is sensationalist hyperbole.

    But it's interesting to note that the games they had the most relative creative freedom turned out to be the ones that were the most derp, shit or boring: NWN2, AP, DS3.

    And their best were created on strict limitations: MOTB, SOZ (expansions with small budget and small teams), FNV (Fallout 3 TC + Bethesda as supervisor).

    Which is why I don't see anything really good coming out of this Kickstarter business.

    I think it will be isometric only because of time and budget limitations. But turn-based? :lol:

    RTwP at best, DS3 type shitty Diablo clone grinder at worst.
     
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  10. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    SOZ was SOZZY, LOL saying SOZ was their best. r00fles!
     
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  11. XenomorphII Liturgist

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    SOZ wasn't that bad, and in fact some of the mechanics (overland map that emphasized non-combat skills and made for important rangers, return of creating your own party instead of playing babysitter of the bawing ones) in that game would be great if they were put with a more full game (locations that were more interesting/larger, more c&c).
     
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    And your post doesn't mean shit either.
     
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  13. villain of the story Arcane

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    That's Obsidian for you. Besides, Your mama is sozzy :smug:

    Whether you liked it or not, it was more or less a proper traditional RPG where they weren't afraid to try out a couple of new things as well and it does what it tries to do well.
     
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  14. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    But it doesn't. Overland exploration and all those dialogue checks are pointless, combat is boring shit with bad AI with very few exceptions, and trading and crafting are a joke. It was also idiotic of them to attempt a more ambitious expansion with a teamsize a fraction of MotB's, how utterly ass-backwards.
     
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  15. villain of the story Arcane

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    Somebody forgot to take his medicine.

    Ok, you have some point. Some.
     
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  16. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    I can go into even more detail:
    Overland exploration: Oh boy I get to go to (pointless location with a few trivial enemies) in any order I want! I might even get lucky and get a good fight one out of every ten locations!
    Dialogue checks: I just told those guards who came to arrest me to fuck off with my intimidate skill! But oh wait they just laughed it off and told me to click on them when I'm ready to go the city. Now I'm telling the Yuan-Ti woman to fuck off with my intimidate skill! But she just laughs it off and gives me a job anyway. Repeat throughout the rest of this linear as fuck main quest.
    Combat: Self-explanatory but here's a thing I wrote earlier about why the Herald of Zehir in an unintelligent boss:
    Trading: Buy low, sell high. Buy trading outposts, pour money into them, get even mooooore money over time. Zzzzzzzzzzz
    Crafting: See what I wrote at the end of my paragraph about the Herald.
     
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  17. 20 Eyes Liturgist

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    No turn-based, no dollar.
     
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  18. Renegen Arcane

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    I picked the same 7 or so choices as the majority, I feel special. I especially feel the game will be full of bugs, maybe not large enough, because it will be probably underfunded by the fans or overbudget by Obsidian.
     
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    You don't know when to stop, do you?
     
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  20. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Excellent counter-argument. Storm of Zehir is an excellent game, it's no wonder Bioware took Tony "One Room Dungeon" Evans on as a level designer for DA2 where he simply became Tony "One Dungeon" Evans.
     
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    This thread is like the other one, but it has checkboxes!
     
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  22. villain of the story Arcane

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    I'm sorry that you think it's an excellent game. I do not. I'm also sorry that you seem to think you have provided some argument to counter. I guess I was right on the money when I mentioned meds. But anyway, you just hang in there.
     
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  23. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    RTwP sucks.
     
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    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/27204429/OOCCDDFree/OOCCDDEP20.mp3

    Some people interview Chris Avellone in a podcast. A lot of it is just everyone messing around but at one point one guy asks Chris what he would want to do personally with a kickstarter project.

     
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  25. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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