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Pathfinder Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Enhanced Edition - RTwP incline from Owlcat Games

Discussion in 'Owlcat Games' started by Elex, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Pink Eye Yeet. Patron

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    I was actually going to do that myself. But then I realized there is way too much to talk about...... Such a review is pretty daunting, if you ask me.
     
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  2. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    its the saddest thing because thematically warlocks are so goddamn c o o l
     
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  3. Pink Eye Yeet. Patron

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    Heresy. Just use Deadly meme.
     
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  4. Trashos Arcane

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    If you consider doing it, you should probably go throughf the PoE reviews on the Codex, pick one to your liking, and use it as a guide to lead your own.
     
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  5. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Took me a long time to get around to trying it (I hate not using weapons in general) and there’s a learning curve but it’s grown on me.

    It’s subtle but the strength of the class is actually staying power, which makes it a perfect (maybe too perfect) fit for this game. DE gets weaker when you rest.

    I’m unfamiliar with the pros and cons lorewise. Someone care to enlighten me?
     
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  6. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    The key takeaway is that it’s not just a throwback to BG, but also to Pool of Radiance and Rogue. You could call it mandatory replayability.
     
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  7. Pink Eye Yeet. Patron

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    Why don't you write a review for the game? You write better than me.
     
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  8. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Been editing too long. Don’t remember what it’s like to write from scratch. Lantern King ain’t got nothing on a blank page.
     
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  9. Trashos Arcane

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    Duty is caaaaaalling you, guys.
     
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  10. Pink Eye Yeet. Patron

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    I just had an idea. Why doesn't the illustrious prestigious Trashos write the review instead? What's your excuse ;)
     
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  11. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Kineticist is Pathfinder's spin of the Warlock from D&D. One is an elemental battery, the other is a servant of darker powers and heretic lovecraftian gods who sold their souls for Eldritch Blast(!).
     
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  12. Trashos Arcane

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    I 'd love to, but I am soon moving to a different country in a different continent. I will barely have time to game for a while.

    Beat THIS excuse!
     
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  13. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Well I thought of reviewing it but then I realized I just spent 300 hours replaying chapters 1 and 2 with different builds.

    I have case 4 terminal restartitis, beat THIS excuse.
     
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  14. Yosharian Cipher

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    I would absolutely write a review bit I haven't finished the game yet
     
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  15. Pink Eye Yeet. Patron

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    LOL! I was just going to say you should review the game.
    Well maybe we should get Haplo to write the review. Haplo is a pretty knowledgeable fellow.
     
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  16. Pink Eye Yeet. Patron

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    loool.
    Everyone and their excuses.....
     
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    Kineticist is a blaster with a very weird power curve and annoying Burn system. They have consistent damage, and to many targets at higher level, but before level 7 (and to a good degree even after that) they are almost useless against anything immune to their element (The DLC companion for the class largely avoids this problem due to their unique ability). The other major issue is that many elements struggle to do anything but blast at HP.
     
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  18. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Replayability so mandatory you can’t make it halfway thru the game without replaying it. Been there.
     
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  19. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Yeah why do some blasts have a zillion infusions and some have none?
     
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  20. purpleblob Savant

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    I did but on RPGWatch.

    If you love the game enough, you can. Stop being lazy :P
     
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  21. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    I started playing Varnhold's lot and I have to admit I'm pretty amazed how well can this game emulate the feeling of playing a good IE game. The first big area with varied, difficult encounters, some awesome loot, puzzle, helping/killing the dragon and the other adventurer group seems ripped straight from BG2, only with added incline of more C&C and skill checks.
     
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  22. AdamReith Educated Patron

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    Okay, seven hours in, a couple of restarts later. The first few hours I was kind of wishy washy about it. I liked the weather system, the music but sadly the writing seemed terrible.

    And indeed these are the worst companions I've ever seen in an IE style game. It's really a pity because their models, animations and art are fantastic but they are written so flat and really feel soulless. The writing outside of the companions is perfect for the setting and sets the scene really nicely so it's a shame that this didn't carry over to a few of your cohorts. I got my hopes up at the introduction of Nassim but I guess that was just a fluke because he never did anything like that again. The undead elf was also a major disappointment as I really liked her concept, was hoping for a Kai from Lexx "the dead do not have feelings" thing. But oh well.

    That said, as time passed something about the setup did draw me in hard, I grabbed a few mercenaries to water down the meh and it's starting to click. The "fight, loot, camp" loop is powerful and it feels good to be into a game like this again! Combat is so crunchy and the character building is as pornographic as everyone said.

    Definitely going to get stuck into this one.
     
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  23. ArchAngel Arcane

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    Welcome to your obsession for next months at least :)

    I am still playing this game when others are playing Disco Elysium, Atom, new Underrail Expansion or TOW.
     
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  24. Pink Eye Yeet. Patron

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    You're not the only one, lol. I've been playing this game since release. Haven't stopped since. When I find a game that I like, I stick to it like glue.
     
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  25. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I keep restarting chapter 1 after every major patch or so.
     
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