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Codex Review RPG Codex Review: Labyrinth of Touhou 1 and 2

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Crooked Bee, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. Suicidal Arcane

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    Believe me, I felt the exact same way when I discovered this game and saw people talking about how good it was and then saw how it looked. And I even played JRPGs before that.

    Also I understand that people are pissed at the art style rather than graphics quality, but for me it kinda means the same thing - not wanting to play a game purely because of how it looks.
     
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  2. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    right column looks a lot better
     
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  3. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    If there are two games worth getting past the art, they are those.
     
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  4. Orobis Arcane Sychophantic Noob

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    Jesus christ this looks embarrassing, must be more 14 year olds on the dex than i realised.
     
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  5. Bumvelcrow Bellator Sempervirens Patron

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    If there's an option to switch it to ASCII then I might give it a go.
     
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  6. TripJack Prestigious Gentleman Hedonist

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    north korean hellfire cant come to japan soon enough
     
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  7. ArchAngel Arcane

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    :flamesaw::flamesaw::flamesaw::flamesaw:

    BURN THIS TOPIC AND ALL THE WEEBS WITH IT!!!
     
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  8. pakoito Arcane

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    And Dominions.
     
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  9. Momock Learned

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    Yeah, I assumed that this "demonstration" was about showing that ALL western RPGs look like the same generic dull and brown fantasy shit.

    Can't believe some retard was serious about posting this to show the opposite.
     
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  10. Azarkon Arcane

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    I think we all get it. The Codex would no less object to playing My Little Pony: The CRPG. The issue, when it comes down to it, is that the art style looks too feminine - ie it's made for girls, or losers.

    So in effect, you'd be associated with people like this:

    [​IMG]

    While most of the Codex imagine themselves like this:

    :drink:
     
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  11. Excommunicator Arcane

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    What a horrific looking game everything is worse than expected
     
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  12. Suicidal Arcane

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    Not to mention, the JRPG side shows games where the combat is party-based and stats appear to determine the outcome, like in an actual RPG, while the western RPG side has masterpieces like Skyrim where you just left click stuff to death.

    I've always imagined them as something like this:

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. dragonul09 Arcane Edgy

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    Playing too much shit like this can and will harm you to the point when there's no coming back,just look at poor Aitori




    :desu:...................................:buildawall:
     
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  14. Doktor Best Arcane

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    Theres a line between being a shallow graphics whore and willingly accepting pedophile artstyle. I want to walk that line.
     
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  15. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire 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
    Ie, as huge Chrono Trigger fans? :mca:
     
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  16. Jacob Obviously Arcane Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    hahaha?
     
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  17. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Codexer: Western games have declined, what a travesty that we don't have more turn based, dungeon crawling, party based RPG games with focus on combat!!

    Smart person with good taste: Hey try out all these Japanese RPGs, they're inspired by Wizardry and meet all the criteria you describe!

    Codexer: Waahabhaahahaha da graffffixxs and da animedudududud brrrr *farts, pees and shits self at same time and rolls around in the filth*
     
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  18. dragonul09 Arcane Edgy

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    This is what you sick freaks play? Naked boss beating skimpy dressed little girls,uau so damn:incloosive:
     
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  19. Suicidal Arcane

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    This naked guy happens to be one of the best RPG combat encounters I've ever seen that took a lot of careful planning, calculation and execution to beat.

    Also, literally every female character in that video is covered head to toe with long flowing dresses and other articles of clothing almost as if they are living under Sharia law, is this what passes for "skimpy" to you? Do you even understand the definitions of the words you are using?
     
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  20. Beautiful Clown Painting Arcane

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    Half-naked girls in maah CRPG? Say gigantic nerds spending a good time of theirs lives on Youporn and shitting on the CRPG Addict for he's shocked of tits in Wizardry 6.
    Yeah, right.
     
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  21. dragonul09 Arcane Edgy

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    Look at all the freaks that got out of the wood to defend their little pedo simulators,you don't deceive me you future Chris Hansen take a seat subjects
     
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  22. Cowboy Moment Arcane

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    I've played LoT2 (though haven't finished it yet), can confirm that combat is gud, and the review is pretty accurate.

    Personally, the thing that annoys me the most about the game is the truly awful UI - and I don't mean the presentation. For incredibly stupid reasons, there's no mouse support, and you only get to traverse the endless menus and lists with arrow keys; furthermore, items don't have icons, and are presented as (unhelpfully random and obscure) names in a disorganized list; and all of this makes party management incredibly tedious as it grows in size.

    The other major problem discussed in the review - dungeon crawling mostly being filler between boss fights - can be somewhat excused, because of pacing if nothing else. But there's no excuse for the UI being so bad.

    That said, I would recommend that people try the game out, it's really quite unique in a good way.
     
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  23. Suicidal Arcane

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    That's actually a very good point and a valid complaint. I feel like I should have mentioned this is the review. Personally, the lack of mouse support didn't bother me since I played similar games on console emulators before, but navigating the text-only menus trying to find the thing you need can be a real bitch sometimes.

    So is the mere act of putting underage female characters in a game somehow sexual or pedophilic in nature to you? Do you get a hard-on whenever you see an underage girl in a video game or something? I don't get it.
     
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  24. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    All the little girls depicted are actually 700 years old. Can't touch this, Chris :positive:

    48 characters but not a single romance, so what's the point? :killit:

    Annoying as they are, they're still better than the - and may Allah forgive me for uttering this word - storyfags
     
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  25. bataille Savant

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    This looks so bizarre and utterly different to what I'm used to that I just might give it a try. My body and soul are against it, but that's the point, I guess.
     
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