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Community RPG Codex's 2017 GOTY - VOTE NOW!

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by felipepepe, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. thesheeep Arcane

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    Hype, hipster stuff & known developer. That's all.
    It's like those movies that have no substance, no action, no character development, nothing about them - but the critics sure love 'em.

    There are critics' games (like Numanuma) that many gamers don't really like or are mostly "meh" about. But they sure allow you to go all hipster on them, just the right thing for critics. Really, it allows you to go all philosophical with all that pretentious stuff in there...
    Wolfenstein: New Colossus is similar. Tons of horrible pretentious sequences, very little gameplay, short as fuck - perfect for critics. And the ratings are 86% from critics / 66% from gamers. :lol:

    And there are gamers' games that critics are panning but people like and buy anyway.
    Reasons for that can be numerous, too.

    Just look at this, it's pretty funny.
    You can always see when a game had tons of worthless fluff that critics love and when a game had actually good gameplay (or something else to make gamers like it).
     
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  2. Bohrain Learned

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    I've yet to see anyone praise Rance VI for the gameplay.
     
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  3. vivec Self-Ejected

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    D:OS was boring and D:OS 2 is no different. Good spell mechanics though. The rest sucks. Someone, please make something decent from this mess. Preferably not Larian because by now I am sure they can't write for shit.
     
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  4. 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
    I love how Dragon Age II appears twice
     
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  5. Jason Liang Cipher

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    It's a blobber-lite, as advertised, with squad combat. A couple of interesting maps, sort of like Warriors of the Eternal Sun/ Eye of the Beholder. So I could tolerate it, but play it for the story. A couple of interesting and satisfying boss fights, notably the Hanny King and the "true" final battle.

    What really happened was that Rance VI made me believed I could pick up a blobber again, and then Elminage Gothic was my reality check. tbh I haven't enjoyed playing a blobber since Wizardry V. Now you might inquire but what about Wiz 7 to which I exhibit one Ratkin "fun" house.

    And tbh when I play a blobber now it doesn't feel like Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord. It feels like Dragon Wars.
     
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  6. Diggfinger Savant

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    Following the bleak and morose realization that:

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    Plus having informed myself using the very latest scientific studies known to mankind....
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    I of course had to award GRIMOIRE an Awesome 4/4 rating!!!

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    BEHOLD THE INCLINE!
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  7. Leitz Learned

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    I played only Grimoire - second to none (no pun intended). Fuck the rest.
     
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  8. Projas Information Superhighwayman Patron

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    Three times actually, PS3, PC and Xbox versions are all on the list. NWN2 is also there and it's pretty funny, because from reading the user reviews you'd get the impression that it was bad because it didn't live up to the masterpiece instant classic that was the first NWN.
    :lol:
     
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  9. Hamster Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012 Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex USB, 2014
    :lol:

    I can't say it sucked for me, it was mostly mediocre with some good moments. About 6,5/10 i would say.
     
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  10. Fenix Cipher Vatnik

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    So, when we will get the results?
     
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  11. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Mediocre is 5 if you are going for numeric scale,7 if you go for a prestigious scale where you simply don't play anything bellow 7.
     
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  12. Jacob Obviously Arcane Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    I don't get this post, are you quoting a different thread or...? When I clicked the arrow button it goes to felipe's post about Numenera...?

    Btw I voted, I didn't play much new games this year but the ones I played (BB, Atelier, Cold Steel, ...) are fun so I gave them at least 3
     
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  13. V_K Arcane

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    I played exactly 3 games this year: Alvora Tactics, Unexplored and West of Loathing. Loved all 3 of them. Loved my new life with the greatly diminished need to play games even more. Great year!
     
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  14. Black Arcane

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    Most of the... things on that list aren't.
     
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  15. Jasede Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Most of the things on that list I never heard of!
     
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  16. Alex betthurt

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    Wait... This list was supposed to be RPGs only?
    :despair:
     
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  17. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Yes, otherwise Thimbleweed Park would win.

    RPGs need more Ron Gilberts, but we only get Tim Shaffers... :cry:
     
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  18. Septaryeth Savant

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    Really? I thought it dropped off from the radar really quick, like 1 month post-release.
    Mighty No.9 was the butt of the joke that is known as crowdfunding but even then it's no where near the level of scummery like TTON.
    I thought Markland's epic revelation would have produce some impacts. Worse-than-publisher intervention from the tabletop people, mismanagements of funding (deceitful use of funding in fact given how it's used on WL2 instead of the actual game), cutback on stretch goal and localizations... etc. The news could have been very sensational given the hype of its KS campaign.
    At the very least MCG's instruction "[the characters can't look too Chinese either]" should have raised some eyebrows from pearl-clutching media.

    I would like to say Inxile got off lucky, but then again when a game/studio even lacks negative publicity it's probably already dead and buried.
     
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  19. Cyberarmy Arcane Patron

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    Codexia prevails!

    I couldn't gave any game the great score 4. While I really like ELEX, Prey, DivOS2, Spellforce 3 and Battle Brothers, they all have a good amount of issues that shadows their good sides.

    Maybe 2018 will be better:(
     
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  20. Van-d-all Learned

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    Just realized, that by avoiding major stinkers I barely played 5 games from the whole list. Also since when is Pyre an RPG?
     
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  21. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    A extraordinarily shit year for rpg's...
     
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  22. 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
    If he wants to produce impacts, he should send his email archive and other proof of mismanagement to Jason Schreier at Kotaku or something, not shitpost about it on the Codex.
     
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  23. MediantSamuel Erudite Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Codex isn't Tier 1 enough? :negative:
     
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  24. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    Codex is the darknet of RPGs.
     
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  25. V_K Arcane

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    Shitposting on the Codex is one thing, shitposting in the obviously retarded thread that no one over emotional age of 12 would read past the first page is a different matter.
     
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