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Codex Review RPG Codex Review: Grimoire - The Real Official Review

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. Rpguy Arbiter

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    That was me, I was just checking the turn rates to see what mondblut complained about.

    No one is playing, we are waiting for V2 then you can post some numbers.

    According to the "wishlist drive for V2 Grimoire sale price!!" at least 36,743 are interested...
     
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  2. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Grimoire is an anomaly.

    It is a literal miracle.

    I'm not sure if it is a great game, but it is something that any self-respecting cRPG fan should play through.

    And as they play it, weep at all the things we've lost and that will never return.

     
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  3. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Review retweeted by
    Andy Chalk
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    Videogames, social justice wahoo, reads comments. This is no way to live. http://www.pcgamer.com .

    An RPG so good, even his enemies have to acknowledge it.
     
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  4. Safav Hamon Liturgist Village Idiot The Real Fanboy

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    I'll buy when V2 comes out
     
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  5. Drowed Arcane

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    I'm waiting for V3. How knows how many planckissues we have left.
     
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  6. Vulpes Novice

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    Are the sex mods out yet? No? Then I'll stick to my Godd Howard approved Skyrim: GOTY Legendary Limited Director's Collection Edition for the PS Vita's VR
     
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  7. Melan Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Great review of a great game that only keeps getting greater. Thanks!
     
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  8. Trans-Financial-Man Educated

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    Grimoire is the Temple OS of video games. Clear contender for GOAT
     
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  9. DarkArcher Educated

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    Let's see if V2 is bug free. I look forward to seeing if the manual properly explains all the stats properly.
     
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  10. Andael Barely Literate

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    I'm very excited to buy this. Is there any idea when this V2 I keep hearing about is coming out? And I see people saying the manual is coming out too, but hasn't this game been for a year now?
     
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  11. Eyestabber Arcane Patron

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  12. Dorateen Arcane

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    And Cleve just posted an update on the Grimoire store page linking to this review.

    What more could a dwarf want out of life.
     
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  13. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer

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    As I said, one of these two stories is true. They can't both be true at the same time. If a person plays for 300 hours and encounters no significant bugs and no significant issues worth mentioning other than balance and exploits, finishes the four different endings of the game and has outrageous fun for the equivalent of a year playing one hour a day ... then obviously the game can't be as described by some of the hit pieces posted by people who played less than 20 minutes according to Steam. Somebody is making stuff up.

    One recent reviewer conceded he had not actually played the game to produce his review, he had merely repeated what he read in other reviews by other people who played the game a few minutes. This is what a cocktail of SSRIs, long term neglect and single parented households can do to the minds of developing children.

    I didn't change Grimoire. The world changed around Grimoire while I was working on it for 20 years. The Bell Curve shifted left by 6 points and two generations of kids grew up on aspartame, fluoride and lead-filled corn syrup. When I finally released the game, it appeared in a world where the forces of decline had ravaged the population, leaving soulless husks unable to appreciate Grimoire no matter what it's merits.

    zombieitz2.jpg
     
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  14. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Free booze forever.
     
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  15. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    "I didn't change Grimoire. The world changed around Grimoire."

    :shredder:
     
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  16. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    I imagine a timeline where W7 spawned countless of clones and inspired games like Grimoire be made, and I weep for what could have been

    Instead Wizardry is almost forgotten in the West
     
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  17. Country_Gravy Arcane Patron

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    What the fuck is a Wizardry?

    Does V2 come with an awesome button during the QTE's? Also, when can we expect multiplayer with multiple play modes across multiple platforms?
     
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  18. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer

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    When you can get your biceps larger than 14 inches cold taped through progressive strength training and no longer have to push your fingers under them with your arms folded, I'll put an awesome button in Grimoire.
     
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  19. Darth Canoli Learned

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    You're the only one who gets it, idealizing Grimoire is the only good thing about it, just don't play it, keep it on your library and imagine how great it could be.
     
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  20. 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
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  21. Diggfinger Arbiter

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    Ahhh, he even cares about the children :love:someone get this man nominated for a Nobel Peace Price, ASAP!!:outrage:

    I'm still in awe about how one man created such a game on his own, and filled this much content into 40 mbs.
    Cleve, please go on Matt Chat and enlighten our feeble minds as to how such wonder is possible!
     
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  22. Vulpes Novice

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    Why do these fucking poorfags think they can go through life, pirating shitty games from dead companies like Wizardry 8 and VtMB, not understanding that paying 100.000 dollars for a massive game like Grimoire is a good bargain, and not think that they deserve to get shot by great, hard working guys like Clive? Seriously, once you've played amazing games (like Grimoire and Pillars of Eternity) like I have, you really start to understand that the average Codexer doesn't deserve to live
     
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  23. Diggfinger Arbiter

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    From Steam page:
    "The real Grimoire is conclusively reviewed at the link above with a detailed examination of nearly all the features in the game ... but keep in mind, the author was limited by space and could not write about all the qualities that make Grimoire a one-of-a-kind roleplaying adventure!"

    Seems even Dorateen failed to capture all the greatness :D
     
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  24. Dorateen Arcane

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    Have to leave some secrets for other folks to uncover on their own.

    Truth be told, there were things I still could have gone back and finished, extending the adventure further. I'm sure there are areas I did not touch upon, including crafting simply because I did not engage with this system.

    On the issue of bugs, I want to report that in over 300 hours of playing, I did not experience a single game stopping defect. Not one. I consider that quite remarkable.
     
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  25. Country_Gravy Arcane Patron

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    Dude...18 inches flexed held out from my body.

    Awesome button incoming!
     
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