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Bard's Tale The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep

Discussion in 'inXile Entertainment' started by Infinitron, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. BEvers I'm forever blowing

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    But BT4 doesn't have branching dialogues, and Torment isn't long (thankfully :P)
     
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  2. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    inb4 lacrymas ends up playing and enjoying bt4 after shitposting in this thread for 20 pages just as he did with poe2
     
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  3. ProphetSword Arcane

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    Wrote a song about this game. Wanna hear it? Here it goes...

    Here is the story of an RPG,
    Based upon a famous trilogy,
    Thirty-five dollars I was willing to pay,
    In order to return to Skara Brae.

    Download the game and what do I see,
    I can't even create my own party,
    Textures look like ass and the quests are lame,
    What the fuck is up with this game?

    Gave it a shot, four hours long,
    So much in this game is fucking wrong,
    It's so bad I'm literally stunned,
    Here we go Steam, I await my refund...
     
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  4. V_K Arcane

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    The sad truth is that it was the only blobber that was successfully kickstarted. Deathfier, and even Shaker (remember that Brathwaite kickstarter?) would probably have been better games, but alas. You get what you deserve, I guess.
     
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  5. BEvers I'm forever blowing

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/125859261/starcrawlers
     
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  6. V_K Arcane

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    Yep, given how shitty InXile games look, Colony Ship will probably end up in a whole different league.
     
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  7. Ulrox Savant

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    You can spend the rest of existence being depressed about what didn't come to pass. I'm sure that in 30 years or so, we may see a bards tale 5. and at that point, everyone is hooked on psiclone from xcom apocalypse, and everyone is trapped in their own weird simulations, and humanity dies out.
     
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  8. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Water is wet
    I'm hard as a rock.
    InXile always shits the bed
    Infinitron likes cock.
     
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  9. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    And you base this on...?
     
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  10. V_K Arcane

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    I'm not talking about indie kickstarters. 100k is a very different financial league from 1.5 mil. Technically, Xulima was also kickstarted (twice), but its funding goals were pocket change.
     
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  11. V_K Arcane

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    Common sense?
     
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  12. Xeon Liturgist

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    Isn't Legend of Grimrock a similar type of game? I think it was kickstarted as well.
     
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  13. V_K Arcane

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    Nope. It was made with the dev's own funds, and then just sold like crazy.
     
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  14. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Oh, I thought you base it on their previous work. Since we haven't seen any good looking ingame assets from ITS so far, we can't know what they can produce.
     
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  15. Politician Lurker King

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    It's all part of a plan. The game is bad. We say that the game is horrible. You play the game to see for yourself and realise that it is not as horrible as we said. Now the game looks even good due to the pessimistic expectations alone. In other words, we make you enjoy a bad game. You should be thankful.
     
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  16. Frozen82 Arcane

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    Is it playable or TES game on launch bad?
     
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  17. Kit Walker Totally Not Captain Shrek

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    The argument isn't *only* that they are staffed by *incompetent* millennials. That *is* indeed the case. The argument is that they are staffed *only* by the incompetent millennials *and* the older generation incompetents who made it through by being good at selling their own name.
     
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  18. BEvers I'm forever blowing

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    The most frustrating problem seem to be the occasional crashes combined with a limited save system. The game's only big streamer (Cohh) just lost 50 minutes of progress to a crash, in an area where there weren't a lot of save stones. But he said he didn't mind replaying all that cool content :shittydog:
     
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  19. Stokowski Arcane

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    Owning up is pointless if he never learns anything and continues to spunk away money on the production of mediocrity.
     
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  20. Grampy_Bone Cipher

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    The issue is these games are being made by a cargo cult. They seem to think they can replicate the success of classic CRPGs by replicating only the most superficial elements of those games.
     
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  21. Stainless Veteran Arcane

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    Yeah, and also they fuck up what people want with rather pointless "eenovaishuns". Case in the point - PoE1 both had tacked up Stronghold, which missed the point of what people liked in BG2 and was done really half-assedly (Tim Cain, man, just what happened to you). And also Sawyer couldn't help himself and made a really boring "new and better" RPG system. I still can't fathom why somebody should triy to lure players with BG "spiritual successor" and then remove combat EXP in a fucking RtwP RPG. For me, this showed both huge ego of some devs, and that other ones became really washed-out versions of themselves. Oh, and that some of those who backed it for nerd cred and left positive reviews probably never played BG in the first place, and/or suck at ADnD, and on top of that never even finished PoE1.
     
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  22. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    That'd be Larian and it actually works for them splendidly. They replicated faggoty graphics, cutesy characters, diablo style loot, horribly unbalanced combat with cool explusiuns and sold millions.
     
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  23. Xeon Liturgist

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    Yeah, I still remember Tim Cain's updates about the Stronghold, it sounded pretty good when he said it but it was horrible in the end.

    IIRC Roguey used to call Larian cargo cult devs or something, seems to be working great for them.
     
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  24. imweasel Arcane

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    Don't underestimate co-op gameplay. Larian's next game in the D:OS series will likely be even more of an abomination than D:OS 2, but probably still sell well.

    That said, I predict that Wasteland 3 with co-op gameplay will be a hit.
     
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  25. Hamster Arcane Patron

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