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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. santino27 Arcane

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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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  2. mogwaimon Learned

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    This. I hope it becomes the new Neverwinter Nights and D:OS2 is immediately followed by years of module creation and "hakpaks" that make whole new games in the D:OS2 engine.

    On that note I really do need to get around to finishing D:OS1 before the next one. I always get stuck in the first town when I play, of my two attempts I stopped the first time because the Enhanced Edition was announced the day after I started so I said screw it I'll wait for that now and the second attempt I spent like 6-7 hours running around the first town alone doing all these little quests before I finally left and ended up shelving it because I got busy at work.
     
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  3. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    A review is supposed to provide a complete, balanced evaluation of a game; it has a different role to previews.
     
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  4. santino27 Arcane

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    Games journalism must be a bright and shining thing in your universe. :D In my universe, it's mostly staffed by people doing the bare minimum necessary to meet their word count and deadlines, and they therefore frequently use their previews as the starting point for their reviews, both because it means they already have their talking points in order and because it means they don't have to actually play the game to completion.

    Anyway, I salute your optimism, but this is very much a tangent from my original point, which was that I think reviews of D0S2 will live or die on whether the new features are sufficiently baked for the reviewers to tout them as major advancements over the first game or whether the reviewers instead end up feeling like the game is a case or 'more of the same.'
     
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  5. Harry Easter Savant

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    I hear ya, especially since the graphics look a bit more suitable now :D.

    I also thought about this one: maybe the arenafights will also turn into a game itself? It's fun enough and as long as they get the moment for Part 3, I'm happy.
     
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  6. Luckmann Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Key word: Supposed.
     
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  7. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    It's bad, but it's not that bad. Most reviews tend to at least make a token attempt at covering a game's major points.
     
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  8. Luckmann Arcane Zionist Agent

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  9. ZoddGuts Savant

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    Two weeks away from release and it's already a top seller on Steam. Barring a backlash, it's going to sell well. Larian is going to make bank. What was the total sales for D:OS? Steamspy has it at 1.4 m, add a couple more hundred thousand sold on GoG should be around 1.7 total. I could see D:OS 2 selling at least crossing the 1 mil mark.
     
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  10. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    It already has around 250,000 in Early Access; I wonder what that means for release sales?
     
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  11. Valky Arcane Manlet

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    I'd like to have hope in man that most people are reasonable and do not purchase an unfinished product until it is released, so hopefully the EA sales are a minor portion of release sales.
     
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  12. DeepOcean Arcane

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    Game trailer is pretty. good showing nice graphix, xtreme explosions and the novelty of playing as undead will attract shallow amusement from the press enough to create hype, all the things necessary for the average steam monkey. Don't worry guise, this will sell more than D:OS 1, the average steamtard is an useless human being but they will be useful to keep Larian afloat until they release their next projects at least.
     
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  13. KateMicucci Educated

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    I'm seeing a lot of excitement. Coop, skeletons and lizards are all popular. This is the only RPG I've ever tried to get my normie friends to play and they've said it looks cool.
     
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  14. Lacrymas Arcane

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    Normies liking a game is usually a bad sign.
     
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  15. AwesomeButton Cut a deal with the authorities Patron

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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
    Je suis un normie.
     
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  16. Rev Arcane

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    You're on the Codex, dude. You can't be on the Codex and be a normie.
     
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  17. Mustawd Arcane

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    Citation needed
     
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  18. Mustawd Arcane

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    Speak for yourself, nerd.
     
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  19. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    Anyone that plays an alpha so much they get bored of it before the finished game is even done, doesn't deserve to have nice things. Also omg 4 days omg.
     
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  20. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    Double-posting is a cardinal sin.
     
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  21. Mustawd Arcane

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    Says who?
     
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  22. Mustawd Arcane

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    Some nerd?
     
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    I am just a guy who plays games for fun, since before playing games became a subculture of insecure puber scrubs.
     
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  24. Doktor Best Arcane

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    I'm proud to say i didnt touch the alpha even once, despite having access to it. Dont want to spoil myself.

    2 days :bounce:
     
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  25. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    :salute:
     
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