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Predict sales/critical response for D:OS 2

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Zanzoken, Jun 20, 2017.

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  1. Huge failure R.I.P. Larian

    8 vote(s)
    3.8%
  2. Worse than D:OS

    34 vote(s)
    16.2%
  3. About the same

    39 vote(s)
    18.6%
  4. Better than D:OS

    80 vote(s)
    38.1%
  5. Overwhelming success! <3

    49 vote(s)
    23.3%
  1. Lacrymas Arcane

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    AwesomeButton, If you have two computers and use the catechistic and One True Platform (GOG) you can play over LAN, no need for controllers. And if you have the steam version, you can always sail the Seven Seas to get the real one.
     
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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    No way to have 2 desktop machines and even if I had them, nowhere to put them side by side. The controller is so much cheaper too.
     
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  3. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    This really makes me think about how well D:OS2 will do!
     
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  4. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    My bets:
    Gushing reviews, sales a bit worse than expected, but still very good, probably better than D:OS.
     
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  5. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    I think review will complain about it being too difficult.
     
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  6. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    5 million coppies, within 5 years; 9.2 on metacritic.
     
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  7. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    This is frankly unrealistic.
     
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  8. Valky Arcane Manlet

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    I have a theory.
    Swen's hair is a physical manifestation of decline. Just think about it. How many notable video games was Swen making when he had a full thick head of hair? That's right. How about now? Exactly. You could make a graph with Swen's hair on the x axis and his good video games on the y axis and see a very linear inverse correlation between the two. As Swen loses his hair, his power increases.
     
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  9. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    Where did you get this idea from?
     
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  10. Valky Arcane Manlet

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    It came from the depths of my mind.
     
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  11. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    Nothing emerges from nothing; there must have been some inspiration.
     
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  12. Valky Arcane Manlet

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    I was looking at Swen's receding hairline and got to thinking.
     
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  13. Harry Easter Savant

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    I guess the press will give it better reviews for better writing and story (there is already more story in the first act, than in all of Part 1), but I also think it will sell more because:

    - The origins and races. Expands the replayability and the Red Prince already got more positive reception than ... any character from D:OS 1 ^^.

    - Game Master Mode, for people who loved NWN or D&D, but don't have the time for GMing anymore or who want to get in the experience, but don't care to read 400 pages of rules or buy books fo 200$.

    - Even more possibilities for MP. Even if people didn't like the story, everyone I have talked about the game loved the MP-Aspects and is fond of it. And with 4 persons and more races to play, it should be a good game for parties (see Game Master). We really shouldn't underestimate the social aspect.

    - Already more coverage than the first game.

    - No big RPG like Dragon Age or the new Pillars coming out this year, so maybe fans of those games will give it a try?

    - They play to your weird fetishes (bestiality, necrophilia, cannibalism, broody guys and posessed women)?

    I guess it will sell at least two millions, if the gods of gaming don't hate them. If we can believe steamspy, it sold over 1.3 Millions on steam and did good on GOG and on consoles as well.
     
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  14. Janise Unwanted

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    worse than dos
     
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    I can't wait for the normative Codex D:OS 2 let's play. :lol:

    Is posessed women a fetish? You mean there are other kinds?
     
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  16. Harry Easter Savant

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    AwesomeButton

    Would be a bit like watching monkeys playing with hand granates, wouldn't it?

    ... oh, buddy *hugs*.
     
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  17. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    It would be nice to see you explain why you think that.
     
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  18. Janise Unwanted

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    Its a sequel of more of the same. I couldnt even finish the grind in part 1.
    Dont know if Im ready for more already and I pirated Early Access when it came out.
    It looked prettier and questier but people dont buy that way.
     
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  19. Chamezero Guest

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    between 2/3 and 3/4 of what the first one sold, same with poe2
     
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  20. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    I think D:OS2's GM mode will attract more sales.
     
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    Having races, origins, 3D environments and less trite story will already be a massive upgrade given that oringinal DO:S was floated by its elemental mechanics alone.
     
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  22. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    I don't think race is a deal-maker/breaker for that many people.
     
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  23. santino27 Arcane Patron

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    I think it will almost certainly sell less than D:OS. Whether it gets better reviews or not really (imo) depends less on the campaign/story (since most reviewers won't finish it anyway) and more on how the competitive co-op multiplayer and/or DM aspects work out, since that seems to be what so much of the pre-release media discourse has been about.
     
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  24. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    Because the first is a feature that distinguishes from other RPGs, and the second is the same but is also a new feature.
     
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  25. santino27 Arcane Patron

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    Yep! I'm not questioning why those areas are being focused on... just saying that I expect the same people who write the previews will do the reviews and they'll likely therefore focus heavily on the same pieces.
     
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