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Obsidian and inXile acquired by Microsoft

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Wunderbar, Aug 8, 2018.

  1. He talked about Ultima 7 being his favorite game when he was promoting D:OS.

    One of the stretch goals was NPC schedules, which were never implemented, but Ultima-like item interactivity was.
     
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  2. Jazz_ Magister

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    Speaking of Linux, I recently installed quite a bunch of games on a laptop with Ubuntu and they all work flawlessly (and without requiring any esoteric tinkering whatsoever), some natively, some thru Wine but I was pleasantly surprised, seems like gaming on Linux has come a long way and it is quite feasible now.
     
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  3. Edija Savant Patron

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    Could you elaborate a bit further on that, friend.
     
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  4. Politician Lurker King

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    It was all RTwP's fault.
     
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  5. Trans-Financial-Man Learned

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    The best objective critics strawman their opponents and refuse to hear anything bad about a game. The Games Journalism Clique taught you well.
     
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  6. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Yeah...it's easy to play the 'stoic defender of principle' from your mother's basement, but Fargo has other people to look after. He could just say "see you laterz bitchez" and walk off counting his cash and leave however many people suddenly unemployed, like others in the industry, but the irony is that the same people bitching about this now, would be hating on him more for being a total prick and bastard for doing that to his employees!
     
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  7. fobia Guest

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    Didn't he announce his goodbye from the gaming industry at some point? Or at least from InXile?
    There's so much developer drama going on, it starts to get blurry after a few months.
     
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  8. Gaius maximus Arbiter

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    So this is good news for owlcat games and smaller devs like vault dweller/styg? Will it not open up more breathing space for them?
     
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  9. cruelio Learned

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    WELL LETS SEE WHAT IT COULD BE ALL ABOUT

    HOW ABOUT THE TIME HE RAN INTERPLAY INTO THE GROUND, AS A JOKE, THROUGH HORRIFIC MISMANAGEMENT, DOING HIS PART TO KILL CRPGS IN THE PROCESS AND USHER A CRPG DARK AGE????

    AND THEN MADE A SHITTY COMPANY CALLED INXILE TO MAKE CELL PHONE SHOVELWARE????

    AND THEN CASHED IN ON THE KICKSTARTER FAD TO MAKE GARBAGE GAMES WHERE NO ONE HAS EVER EXPLAINED TO ME HOW THEY COULD POSSIBLY COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR BEING SO BAD AND HALF ASSED. NO ONE CAN ACCOUNT FOR HOW WASTELAND 2 LOOKS WORSE THAN GAMES TEN YEARS OLDER AND NEEDED A RE-RELEASE TO EVEN BEGIN FIXING ITS SHITTY MECHANICS, OR HOW NUMERA IS LIKE FIVE HOURS LONG, OR HOW BARDS TALE 4 SHIPPED UNPLAYABLE AND NO ONE KNOWS ANYTHING ELSE ABOUT IT BECAUSE EVEN THE MOST DENSE MORON (EXCEPT THE ONES ON THIS FORUM) HAS FIGURED OUT AT THIS POINT THAT BRIAN FARGO IS VIDEO GAME AIDS AND STOPPED BUYING INXILE GAMES.

    THE MAN HAS ALLEGEDLY BEEN INVOLVED IN MAKING VIDEO GAME SINCE THE FUCKING EIGHTIES! WHY IS EVERYTHING HE TOUCHES DOOMED TO FAIL WHILE HE RIDES OFF RICHER AND RICHER?!???

    REMEMBER HOW HE WAS RUNNING KICKSTARTERS FOR NEW GAMES WITHOUT EVEN RELEASING THE PRIOR KICKSTARTED GAMES??? HOW DID NO ONE BUT ME REALIZE THIS WAS A FUCKING SCAM??

    IT'S LIKE HE WATCHED THE PRODUCERS AS A KID AND THOUGHT "THIS IS IT, THIS IS HOW I WILL LIVE MY WHOLE LIFE, EXCEPT I WON'T MAKE ANYTHING GOOD EVEN BY ACCIDENT AND RETARDS ON THE INTERNET THAT HASN'T BEEN INVENTED YET WILL DEFEND ME"
     
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  10. TalesfromtheCrypt Arcane

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    Yeah and Arcanum sold like hot cakes, too!
     
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  11. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    See kids? This is why you don't do drugs. Visual deafness is not a pretty thing.
     
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  12. 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
    What's interesting is that Tyranny, which is widely and less controversially considered to be a second-rate/meh game, also has excellent Steam reviews.

    Basically, Obsidian's fans really like Obsidian. Nobody has the heart to review bomb them. They're really lucky to have that.
     
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  13. Syme Educated

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    GTA V (PC) and Rocket League come to mind, both sold ridiculous numbers. Best game of 2015 was still HuniePop though.
     
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  14. Lutte Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    I'm glad. So glad for the news. It's going to take a while but MS buying them means they will finally die and it's only a matter of time. Few studios survive making more than 4 or 5 games under MS's wing and Obsidian certainly isn't of that caliber as they kept losing publisher trust at every turns and had to find a new one for almost any of the game they've developed. Any RPG forum will benefit from better discussions and audience once the obshitian fans either leave the hobby or outright commit suicide.
     
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  15. evdk comrade troglodyte :M Patron

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    It's more like people do not care to reviewbomb them. If you do not already give a fuck about Obsidian you would probably not even know about Tyranny.
     
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    But they did care about Torment: Tides of Numenera and Bard's Tale IV? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I dunno.
     
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  17. Grauken Divide and Confuse Patron

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    Feels more like their games are so average most people can't muster enough energy to condemn them

    Actually bad games, not just mediocre
     
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  18. Lutte Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    People who would have hated Tyranny had no expectation for Tyranny and hence didn't buy it and have little to no motivation to leave bad reviews to begin with. Most reviewbombing on steam occurs from butthurt customers, people who actually spent money on the thing and feel remorseful or betrayed.

    But Obshitian already did the betrayal once so majestically nobody apart from its retarded fanbase would buy anymore of their games. I mean, the whole PoE being BG successor shtick. That massive joke.
     
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  19. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    You go to an restaurant and have a dinner. The meal was:

    a.) It was served cold, the food was kind of tasteless and bland.
    b.) They brought in the wrong dish, and there was actual shit on the plate.

    In both cases you've lost a customer. Only in one case you've got a guaranteed bad review (and potential refund).
     
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  20. Prime Junta Arcane

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    I am legitimately fucking furious that DOS2 is such a success. It really doesn't deserve to be. They even fucked up the pretty damn good gameplay they had in DOS1, and the story + worldbuilding is the very definition of retarded. Only thing going for it is that it looks and sounds good.

    Because all that means is that now even top-down party-based turn-based cRPGs are shit and are going to continue to be shit for the foreseeable future. :argh:
     
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  21. markec Twitterbot Patron

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    I find this comment quite funny seeing it comes from a shill that praised PoE 1 as a best thing since sliced bread.
     
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  22. TemplarGR Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Bethestard

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    1) Great graphics for an isometric game. They have a cartoony style that we know sells a lot, and are low enough on system requirements.

    2) Tons of "game critics" played 2 hours and proclaimed it "best game ever made until now and at least for 50 years more". They probably were really lazy to keep playing but didn't dare criticize it because they saw it had tons of combat system options so obviously it had "depth". It must have, right?

    3) Nice voice acting

    4) It actually wasn't a success. If many pc publications proclaim your game a masterpiece and game of the year, talk all day long about it, manufacture hype, and still all you can sell is around 1m copies, you are a disgrace... The other times an RPG was called "masterpiece" and "GOTY" it sold 10-20+ millions of copies... Just look what FO3, FNV, Skyrim,Oblivion, Witcher 3, Witcher 2, have sold. All of them were considered GOTY by major publications.

    Then look what DOS II sold in a couple of years with no single player competition and laugh. Hard. A success my ass.
     
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  23. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    :lol: It's almost hilarious how so many PC gamers developed Stockholm syndrome for Windows and Microsoft.
     
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  24. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Optimistic version of the future: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/artic...t-told-us-everything-about-the-future-of-xbox

     
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  25. Funposter Scholar

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    Those games had TV spots, billboards, etc. as well as enormous name and brand recognition. This is an enormously stupid take. What matters is that the game made money, therefore allowing further develop and prompting more outside investment. The other games you listed had tens of millions of dollars pumped into their advertising budget, with the sole exception being The Witcher 2. TW2 sold 1.7 million copies after one year, less than what Divinity Original Sin 2 has sold in the same amount of time.
     
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