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Codex Review RPG Codex Review: Pillars of Eternity II - It's Pretty Alright

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. Crescent Hawk Savant

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    The worst thing for me is the setting. The races, the gods, its absolute shit.
     
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  2. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Xoti conversations are the domain of Megan Starks.
     
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  3. Bumvelcrow Bellator Sempervirens Patron

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    Codex 2013 Codex 2014 Make the Codex Great Again! Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Good review, disappointing sounding game. The mechanics of PoE1 was a problem and this sounds like it's turned up to 11. I had zero expectations for the quality of the story so am not particularly disappointed. Where is my Icewind Dale spiritual successor you bastards?
     
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  4. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    It has become a "standard" feature that popamolers now expect in an RPG.

    We can't just have well developed characters with their own backstories and motivations anymore, everything about them has to revolve around the player. I blame Bioware for this.
     
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  5. Flou Learned

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    MCA is heavily against romances in most games. He most likely influenced that decision.
    The uproar from that crowd has an effect as well for sure. They make more noise than the people who hate playersexuan romances.
     
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  6. Flou Learned

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    Do you know who wrote each companion?

    Pallegina - Sawyer
    Xoti - Starks?
    Eder - Fenstermaker
     
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  7. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    In his May-rage thread, he stated he actually was in favor of romances in PoE because it was an expectation of the audience. http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/inde...archies-and-more.121588/page-116#post-5598914

    Aloth - Patel
    Maia Rua, Tekehu - Kirsch
    Serafen - Scokel

    Sidekicks
    Rekke - Dollarhyde
    Ydwin, Vatnir - Scokel

    The others are a mystery to me and I don't care enough to try to look them up.
     
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  8. Trashos Magister

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    Eh, PST is full of romances. But the writers had a very good idea what to do with them, why they were relevant, and how they made the game more captivating.

    It is not about having romances or not, it is about why the content is there, what it's trying to achieve. I bet MCA laughed himself to tears with the PoE2 romances.
     
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  9. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Time to change his tag to Darth Roxor, Liker of Eternity.
     
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  10. Sizzle Arcane

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    Great review, Darth Roxor, kudos for taking the time to write it :D
     
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  11. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    what have I become, my sweetest friend
     
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  12. Mortmal Arcane

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    I did, title says it's alright conclusion said he had fun so obisidian advertisement contract is fulfilled, plebs wont look further ,infinitron can relax, codex wont have to reimburse josh. However if you read in between, like a clever codexer, he thinks its almost complete shit so contract with grognards is fulfilled too.
    As gary gigax (a dude liking rpgs) said what matters the most in a RPG is storytelling,roxxor says " If it’s combat, you might end up disappointed. If it’s story and related matters, stay the hell away."; no need to say more about POE2 quality.
    A clever and devious review.
     
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  13. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Soo when is the dlc review coming?

    :troll:
     
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  14. Flou Learned

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    Dollarhyde also wrote the talking the sword.
     
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  15. Zakhad Savant

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    waiting for Roxor to quit the Codex and never mention us again because he gets a job writing for Obsidian
     
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  16. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Which flavor of Doritos did you end up preferring, Darth Roxor ?
     
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  17. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    thats a trade secret i'm afraid

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Riddler Augur Patron

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    Bubbles In Memoria

    Sounds like they should fire everyone but Scokel.
     
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  19. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    They should get rid of him too as far as I'm concerned. :M
     
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  20. Flou Learned

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    Too early to say anything about Dollarhyde.
    Scokel seems like a keeper.
    Kirsch definately struggled with the fishman, but didn't he write the best companion for Tyranny?
    Starks wrote Kills-In-Shadow for Tyranny and now Xoti, two kinda weak companions.
    Sawyer shouldn't write companions. his strength is elsewhere
    They should use Fenstermaker as a freelancer in the future too
    Patel I don't know. Aloth isn't bad companion, but the main plot wasn't that strong in Deadfire. But how much influence did Sawyer have on that?
    Rest of the writers haven't produced anything while at Obsidian, so can't really judge them.
     
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  21. Mortmal Arcane

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    With such sales, not even sure they will still hire anyone at all.
     
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  22. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    For what, writing all the good content?
     
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  23. FreeKaner Prophet of the Dumpsterfire

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    An analysis of the initial patch with its bugs and difficulty half a year after release. A fitting review for the dumpsterfire.
     
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  24. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Maybe they should get rid only of him. So the game will be perfect next time,no such irregularities in the writing!
     
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  25. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    They don't need Scokel when Feargus has such a prolific literary know-how.
     
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