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Incline Knights of the Chalice finally on Steam

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, Aug 3, 2019.

  1. visions Arcane

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    Not really. The available races are human, mul and half-elf. The classes are fighter, cleric and wizard but wizards don't have to memorize individual spells, they get a number of spells that they can cast from every level per rest (like in the Dark Sun games).

    The game is still very good despite the limited selection of races and classes. As for how the wizard works, I don't mind this approach. I never particularly enjoyed choosing which spells to memorize individually before resting.
     
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  2. S0rcererV1ct0r Learned

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    Thanks. Only one more question. There are BS mechanics like CDs? How long is the game? According to HLTB is 24 hours > https://howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id=5104
     
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  3. Martyr Prophet

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    that's extremely optimistic. the game does track your time and I certainly wasn't finished after 24 hours. and that doesn't even include reloads. so I'd say that KotC is over 30 hours long.
     
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  4. visions Arcane

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    Sorry, what do you mean by CD? I'm assuming you don't mean compact disk since the game is digitally distributed but I don't know anything else this abbreviation might stand for.

    As for length, my playing times for crpg-s are always inflated for some reason, I think it took me around 50 hours until beating Tyrannixus, not sure how I managed to take that long. Most people are probably faster.
     
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  5. Alistair Barely Literate

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    Now, if only it was on GOG.com, where I can conplete my full realized and implemented (combat system wise) D&D collection, joining the likes of ToEE and Dark Sun series.
     
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  6. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite

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    23 hours is more or less correct. I finished in about 25 according to the in-game timer.
     
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  7. S0rcererV1ct0r Learned

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    Cooldown. I was hipped for Low_Magic_Age but remvoed from wishlist when i learned that it has cooldowns and inflated hp / damage on missing...
     
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  8. Martyr Prophet

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    actually, nevermind my earlier comment about 23 hours being optimistic. I was at the ice caves with the frost giants at around 26 hours, which is almost endgame-ish. but I did lots and lots of random battles and my entire party was already maxed out, so if you take out all of the random battles I did and play like a normal person, you're probably really able to finish the game at around 23-26 hours. that said, I don't think that's too short for a game like this and imo Knights of the Chalice is worth every penny.
     
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  9. visions Arcane

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    No cooldowns.
     
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  10. S0rcererV1ct0r Learned

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    Thanks. If they are following with some degree the basic rules and the game is not contaminated with modern BS, worth each cent
     
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  11. Grimlorn Arcane

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    I kind of expected him to put it up for $40-50 to compensate for Steam's cut and any sort of future sales, then make a post later complaining about why it wasn't selling and how he was right all along years ago that putting it on steam was a waste of time.
     
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  12. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It's the best proper adaptation of D&D / D20 / similar rulesets combat in the time between TOEE and Pathfinder.
     
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  13. Darth Canoli Liturgist

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    My fisrt playthrough is clocked at 34 hours before the "golem city", the last dungeon in vanicia and the bonus battle (which can take hours and hours counting reloads)

    Second one at 26 hours before the bonus battle.

    I don't close the game all the time when i take a break but there's some reloads involved so all in all, i think it's accurate.
     
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  14. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite

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    Sunday's peak was 20 players. DOA, but that's expected. :negative:
     
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  15. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    No advertising.
    The massive amount of releases on Steam means any game that doesn't immediately sell a ton of copies gets completely buried. There has been about 30 new game releases since KotC released on Steam — weekends are a lot slower, the number goes way up(~80) if we include same day releases. It's one of the main reasons that Valve is working on their new content recommendation engine.
     
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  16. Voids Novice

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    Why not just purchase it directly off of Pierre's site? Then steam doesn't get shit and everything goes to him.
     
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  17. Jinn Arcane

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    I figure that even if the game sells only a thousand copies, that's still well worth the time and effort (and $100) that Pierre put into getting the game on steam. And if more new people play the game in general, the world is a better place.
     
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  18. S0rcererV1ct0r Learned

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  19. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Summoning is implemented, as well as augmented summoning feat. AFAIK only cleric can summon stuff and there is a limit of one summoned creature per party.
    I don't remember there being any spellshifting spells.,
     
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  20. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    There are 20,000+ registred members of rpgcodex.
    If each buys 1 copy - the game release willl be adequate.
    If each buys 1 copy for themselves + 2 copies for friends - the game will be very successful.
     
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  21. S0rcererV1ct0r Learned

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    Looks interesting but honestly don't sound amazing as people portraits. I mean, i will purchase and play due the few quality of good turn based games, but don't expect to be better than PF:KM who allows you to shapeshift into dragons and summon hordes of creatures and is much longer. Is not an expensive game and since was made by just one person, looks very impressive.
     
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  23. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Dude, we all bought the game 8 years ago when it came out
     
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  24. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Is length & number of abilities your criterion of a good game?

    It's a tight, focused, indie experience that provides good old D&D fun by the bucketloads. It's not going to be BG2.
     
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  25. Delator Guest

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    Has Pierre ever mentioned how many copies the game has sold?
     
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