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Preview Age of Decadence demo preview @ RobotGeek

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. VentilatorOfDoom RPG Codex Staff

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    Tags: Age of Decadence; Iron Tower

    RobotGeek previews The Age of Decadence demo. Also, they hate it.

    Neverwinter Nights set in the decline of Rome - is there a greater compliment?
     
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  2. curry Arcane

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    Yeah, that sums it up pretty well.
     
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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    It's to time to set aside our differences and circle the wagons.:rpgcodex:
     
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  4. Marsal Arcane

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    I think it was a rather fair preview.

    Wasn't this VD's goal from the beginning?
     
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  5. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Neverwinter Nights? Seriously, Neverwinter Nights?!

    I'm calling it. He's never played Fallout or Fallout 2.
     
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  7. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    The game wasn't made for people like him and he actually endorsed ppl who like hardcore RPG to give it a try.
    Pro tip: Not everyone likes this kind of game.
     
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  8. Commissar Draco Codexia Comrade Colonel Commissar Patron

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    Insert Title Here Strap Yourselves In Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Divinity: Original Sin 2
    also hated Age of Decadence right off the blocks.
    There’s quite a few problems with this game. The first and most noticeable is the quality of the graphics- or lack thereof. It’s an ugly game. It’s not hard to deal with- Alpha Centauri is ugly as all get out too. Age of Decadence isn’t just ugly, however- the controls aren’t intuitive at all. Right click works on some things, but not others. The camera seems magnetically drawn to the most obtuse angle possible (and even starts off there most of the time). There are remarkably few indicators of what you should be doing, or of suggested skills for a given profession. To be fair, the game does warn you that its combat is murderously hard. Basically, if you’re not trying to stab an unarmed child to death, there’s a good chance of serious injury. Even shanking a loremaster (one of the elderly keepers of knowledge in the world) dropped me 25% of my total health. Outside of combat, the game might as well be called ‘Skill Check: The Game’. There’s a lot of reliance on dialogue- but that’s conditional. Unless you dumped stats into various skills, choosing the right dialogue choice simply doesn’t work. This is definitely a game that throws you into the deep end, and sadistically enjoys your struggles.


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    HERESY! BLAM!
     
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  9. Grunker RPG Codex Ghost Patron

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    :excellent:

    Except for the nonsense about graphics it's pretty fair, yeah.
     
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  10. villain of the story Arcane

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    I've said it several times but it all fell on deaf ears. 3D CAMERA WILL FUCK YOU UP. NO GAME WITH EXCEPTIONS WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS. IMPOSE RESTRICTIONS. Nothing good has ever come out of extensive controls over camera. At the very least, you MUST provide camera control templates if you don't want player experience to be SHIT.
     
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  11. villain of the story Arcane

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    This is pretty high praise, actually. There is pretty much no other CRPG you can say this about.
     
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  12. DwarvenFood Arcane Patron

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    Yeah I think VD can be satisfied with the preview.
     
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  13. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Pretty much.
     
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  14. hiver Guest

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    Not my business, but... the guy didnt even get its a bloody beta of a demo. Not even a demo.
    He calls it "a game".
    And compares it to a game with real time combat.

    ffs...
     
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  15. Gondolin Arcane

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    The fuck you're saying, moron!
     
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    Fallout meets Lonewolf.
     
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  17. Zeriel Arcane

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    Weird, in my opinion Alpha Centauri looks better than 99.9% of modern, 3D strategy games. Art direction, recognition, and clearly delineated assets trump HEY WE SPENT 100,000$ ON THIS BARREL textures every day.
     
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    Yeah continue to nitpick on his graphical comment, it proves that AoD is a good game.
     
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  19. Executer Phrenologist

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    Neverwinter Nights? That's borderline slander :x
     
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  20. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Fucking moron.
     
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  21. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Why are the fucking morans playing TAoD?

    I would be willing to bet they are also on Metacritic's list of "Incredible Journalistic Integrity™" of which they include in their voting.
     
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  22. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    It's probably best if they just remove the preview altogether.
     
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  23. sea inXile Entertainment Developer

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    My brain.
     
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  24. Johannes Arcane

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    Outside of NWN reference, it's pretty spot on. Whether you like the game or not, it's a good summary of how the game plays.
    Though dunno if metagaming through constant reload is the kind of challenge I'd describe as a hardcore roleplaying experience.
     
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  25. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    I don't see what to be brainhurt and spam a lot of emoticons about.

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