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  1. Devastator

    PS5 PRO leak suggesting late 2024 release

    It could be enjoyable for us to discuss the current console landscape from our PCMR perspectives. Consoles are scams to a degree -- they are cleverly marketed but fall short in some critical aspects. They are essentially small x86 systems equipped with a simplified OS optimized for gaming. While...
  2. Riddler

    Developer rejuvenation?

    I was thinking a bit about the trajectory of various famous developers: Blizzard, Bioware, Bethesda, Square Enix and how when the decline started it didn't really ever reverse even if it was sometimes halted. Has there ever been a game company that made two games of declining quality in a row...
  3. Sarathiour

    Badur's Gate 3 vs WOTR

    Some discussion are already popping about it , and because neither of those games will ever be finished, now might be a good time as any to discuss this topic. In mind, it's somewhat interesting because they're a clear divide in the gameplay philosophy. Disclaimer : I'm only in act 1 of BG, so...
  4. NecroLord

    Grand Theft Auto: A story of Incline and then Decline?

    Greetings. What in your highly scientific gamer opinion did the GTA franchise done right? I find it interesting how many ignore the first entries in the series (I confess I rather like the top down perspective of 1 and 2 and the games as a whole, rough, rugged, you get the idea) and GTA 3, a...
  5. Sarathiour

    Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown - new 2D Prince of Persia

    :necro: look gay, but fortunately the music will probably be different from whatever garbage was used for the trailer.
  6. Cryomancer

    Why so many MMOdressing games and so few mmoRPG's?

    What is the main difference between a RPG and a non RPG? The RPG has mechanical and narrative character building. That is why Morrowind is a RPG and TES Redguard isn't. Why Elden ring is but Sekiro isn't. Having a bit of mechanical character building is the bare minimum for a game to be a RPG...
  7. Cryomancer

    Worst examples of nonsensical railroading.

    Remember Khrorinis in Gothic 2? There are 7 ways to get into the city. During the trial of fire, there are also N ways to do the quests in G2, but some games insist in doing the opposite and forcing the player into a corridor. Some examples. NWN2 OC During the OC(original campaign), you must...

    My wonderful username (best on the Codex by far) doesn't fit on one line anymore

    How do we fix this evident injustice?
  9. Cryomancer

    Ranting about the decline of Vampirism/Vampires in RPG's.

    Vampires are probably the most iconic monters type among undeads. Blood sucking aristocrats ruling mere humans with an iron first. There are lots and lots of interesting tales and stories about vampires, all of them could make a huge RPG. Only the Scholomance background of Dracula can be a...
  10. Cryomancer

    Larian cultists reviewing PF:KM.

    Already made a thread about Larian cultists reviewing BG1/2 + IWD ( https://rpgcodex.net/forums/threads/larian-cultists-reviewing-bg1-2-now-with-iwd-ee-reviews.141531/ ) But I'm creating this thread to : Laugh from their crap reviews Point out how much decline Larian is bringing, by bringing...
  11. smaug

    Retardo? Do you still play video games with a vested interest?

    Let’s find out. All game genres apply. Poll inspired by the closing down of RPGWatch
  12. Not.AI

    Decline What is AAA?

    That question needs its own thread and poll. So what is it? Because there is nothing like statistics in the morning. Hey. Also suggest more poll options.
  13. Cryomancer

    Elder Scrolls How would Skyrim have been without the Decline caused by consoles?

    Here is how I think : Attributes will be part of the game. And impact the gameplay way more. Vampires will take sun damage as Daggerfall, Morrowind and late stages on Oblivion Cities will gonna be open like on morrowind hence levitation/mark/recal and other spells would exist You would't be...
  14. AdolfSatan

    Essential QoL features in RPGs

    Let's have a venting/ranting thread in the hopes that some devs will read this and stop taking retarded decisions when it comes to UX. I keep finding issues in modern RPGs that should have been solved ages ago. Keychains. Nobody enjoys keeping track of what key goes where, playing guess, nor...
  15. Cryomancer

    Larian = Decline. OwlCat = Incline.

    Larian was founded in 1996 and only managed to be a huge success after decades of decline. Larian could't compete with most late 90s and earlier 00s developers. Larian's DOS2 is just less awful than modern BioWare/Bugthesda games, but still awful non the less. That said, why Larian = decline...
  16. Cryomancer

    Can the genre decline below ArcaniA, Diablo 3 and other GFCM ""rpgs""? What is the next step?

    GFCM = Gear farming, cooldown managing. This self entitled RPG's that has less RPGs than visual novels. They have zero mechanical and narrative character building. Everyone is just a clone. Attributes got degraded into measurements of your gear. Somehow everyone has the same IQ and muscle mass...
  17. Gamezor

    Game to play while watching lextures

    I have to listen to some continuing Ed for work at about 80 percent focus. Any suggestions for games to play that only need another 20 percent focus? iOS stuff works too.
  18. Corvinus

    Decline The best of the Infinity Engine games

    Let's settle this once and for all. Which was, over all, the best of the Infinity Engine games? The choices include all content up to and including the final patch - meaning the entire product. 'EE' denotes the 'Enhanced Edition'. Which are later, separate versions all together. You get one...
  19. Cryomancer

    Did first person died on RPG's?

    On late 80s/90s : Wizardry games Might & Magic games Ravenloft : Strahd s possession + Stone Prophet Ultima Underworld TES 1&2 : Arena & Daggerfall Menzoberranzan Dungeon Hack System Shock. Eye of the Beholder DeathKeep We also got great first person RPG's on 00s and 2010s(not dungeon...
  20. Cryomancer

    Why crowdfunding worked so well for SP RPG's and so badly for mmos?

    Pillars despite all criticism, sparkled the resurgence of the bg style RPG's and we after one and half decade with no decent TT adaptation, got solasta, pathfinder kingmaker among tons of other amazing games. With mmos, we got ZERO decent mmos coming from KS/Indiegogo and other sites. In fact...

    Delete the Codex Discord Server

    Look at this shit! Just delete the entire thing! An abomination and a disgrace!
  22. Cryomancer

    What is the point of low lethality?

    Oblivion is the most iconic example, on normal, at lv 40+, with maxed STR, magically enchanted daedric warhammer, maxed blunt weapon, some mobs like Xivilais can soak 50 hits. Each lv up of the player gives + 12 hp to a Xivilai but each lv up from the player hardly gives +1 damage and has a hard...
  23. Cryomancer

    No game brought more decline than WoW. Change my mind!!

    Some people blame consoles, and is undeniable that consoles brought decline to SP RPG's, however, WoW brought decline to RPG'S IN GENERAL. Tabletop, SP and MP. Thanks to wow, people see RPG's as gear farming, cooldown managing games. What WoW brought to the RPG market? Normalization of...
  24. KoolNoodles

    In Progress Dominions 5 - Decline Thirty Something: The Return to Madness

    What: Dominions 5: Warriors of the Faith https://store.steampowered.com/app/722060/Dominions_5__Warriors_of_the_Faith/ Where: Preferably Discord where I can setup a game and moderate it, but failing that good ol' Llamaserver. http://llamaserver.net/ declinethirtysomething...
  25. Diablo genre is decline

    Yeah I mean it. Hack&slash games are games with every codes of the decline. In Hack&Slash and diablo games: -quests are mostly FedEx with no choice (only Grim Dawn is different)and consist in killing things and recolting an item in a dungeon/grotto/place full of monster. All H&S have WoW quest...

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