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Review RPG Codex Review: Blackguards 2

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Crooked Bee, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. torpid Liturgist

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    lol, it actually took a while for me to notice what the hell was going on

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    Well done!
     
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  2. AbounI Arcane Patron

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    Thanks bubbles for this great review.
     
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  3. Durante Learned Patron

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    Bubbles is not the only one to recognize Daedelic tirelessly working towards perfection:
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  4. AstroZombie Arcane

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    Terrific.
     
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  5. VioletShadow Sensate Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    :excellent:

    Well done. This is a fine review, indeed.
     
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  6. Deuce Traveler Prestigious Gentleman 2012 Newfag Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Good job, Bubbles. And this is perfect timing, since I just finished the first Blackguards (which I really enjoyed) and am quite interested in the differences between the two.
     
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  7. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Good review.
     
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  8. Zorba the Hutt Arcane Weasel

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    Checked for some reactions, had a few laughs on Neogaf.
    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1005460

    et tu Durante? :lol:
     
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  9. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Yet:

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    I hope that Daedalic learns that word of mouth is much more powerful than a bunch of retarded journous...
     
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  10. Shannow Waster of Time

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    We also brought the world kindergarden, blitzkrieg and abseiling. Hard to decide which we are the most proud of.

    Haven't had time to read the full review yet, but from the snippets it will be a good read. Rather depressing though.

    Any news on whether this streamlining at least got them the coveted sales/profits and mainstream-appreciation? Or were we correct in predicting a trainwreck? /EDIT: Ha ha.
    BG1 fixed a lot of issues in patches. Any chance of this happening in BG2, too?
     
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  11. Tramboi Cipher

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    Biergarten, mostly.
     
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  12. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    The problems can't be fixed unfortunately. The game is rotten at its core, both in terms of system and encounterdesign. It's a spectacular failure, really.
     
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  13. Perkel Arcane

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    It is called "well, last game was good and now they are doing sequel which will be only better ! They can't fuck it up ! Right ?"

    Same reason why Diablo 3, X-Rebirth and other "amazing" titles sold so much.
     
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  14. 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
    You didn't look very closely at the image felipe posted, did you
     
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  15. Perkel Arcane

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    welp you are right.
     
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  16. imweasel Guest

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    Good review, I love the sarcasm. :)

    I was active on the Steam forums shortly after Blackguards was released. Every retard and his mom was complaining that the game was too hard and too confusing (e.g. my char had a hit chance of 70% and he missed! IMPOSSIBRU!! And then my party wiped!) - even on easy. Nice to see how Daedalic took that to heart and drastically "improved" the sequel for everyone.
     
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  17. Morkar illiterate

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    Very good review! It tells you what you want to know, is entertaining to read and has a personal opinion on the matter.
     
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  18. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    It's a typical case of "vocal minority". I was part of the closed beta on the first game, you had only old-school dudes loving the challenge and one retard going "GAME TO HARD HALP!". The dumbed it down for him. Then they dumbed it down AGAIN when the review copies went out and journos were giving up on the "save teh countess" mission - because you know, challenging optional objectives should be achievable by any retard. Yet the hours of "too hard" on Steam continued...

    Sadly, they failed to notice all the other people that were enjoying the game and recommending it. It's a sequel made for those that didn't enjoy the first game.
     
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  19. Tramboi Cipher

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    To judge their strategic choice fairly (even though I heartily agree with your point), we should wait for BG2 to be in a cheap bundle to compare.
     
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  20. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Its been 4 months since BG1 was in a bundle, yet it still has more than twice the amount of people playing it today then the sequel, which was released a month ago. At the very least, the hype machine failed.
     
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  21. 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
    Blackguards had more concurrent players a week after the sequel was released: http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/blackguards-2-released.92217/page-20#post-3717524

    Good opportunity to pull a Roguey:

    Show Spoiler

     
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  22. Arkadin Arcane

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    Good satire. The subtlety is going to ensure this is quoted/linked somewhere and seen as an endorsement. Well done.
     
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  23. zero29 Arbiter

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  24. Murk Arcane

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    Intent almost pierces the membrane of presentation in some cases, like the sentence describing what strikes me as a godawful 'regen after fight' mechanic or this particularly pleasant line:

    But, overall, quite the nice read!

    Especially lines like this one:

    Gonna go snoop the neogaf thread, see how low their balls hang.

    EDIT: Not much butthurt, pretty tame thread. Tho this guy is... neat.

    How the hell do you not know what "flat absorption + percentage reduction" or "purely percentage based resistance" means?
     
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  25. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Can't do anything with such shitty "spoon-feed me or I don't care" attitude...
     
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