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Age of Decadence Reviews

Discussion in 'Iron Tower Studio' started by Infinitron, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy 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 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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  2. likaq Arcane

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    Damm, i wanted to create such thread myself.
    But of course jew was faster ;)
     
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  3. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    :flamesaw:
     
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  4. Durwyn Prophet

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    Nice review altough I loled at the suggestion in the comments that Visual Novel formula might be the better way to go. Have post-apocalyptic not-romans already been done by Japs ? If not, VD should totally be doing notes now.

    Additionally, Gram.pl, one of the biggest gaming websites in Poland featured AoD in their "Most awaited releases of the week" vid, calling it "possibly one of the best cRPGs of all time".
     
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  5. Sensuki Arcane Cuck

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    Codex 2014 Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    Laughed at that bit :lol: I suppose for someone who hates combat, they would say that.
     
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  6. laclongquan Arcane

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    This practically demand a combat-centric review. That reviewer seems like not a very good player at that style so he basically sidestep it~

    Note that he didnt make even a three sentence paragraph about that aspect~
     
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  7. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    The review is completely retarded, but score's actually better than what I expected from mainstream media.
     
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  8. Johannes Arcane

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    It's a good point. You don't have to have jap-like visuals to have a visual novel.

    AoD is basically a Visual Novel / CYOA with stats and a combat minigame, teleporting and all - but the 3d map can deceive the player to expect more freeform gameplay instead of CYOAs. An interface of painted screens for moving around, with a separate combat view, could well do a better job at telegraphing what the game is about.

    It's not mainstream media by any measure.
     
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  9. Copper Savant

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    Tom Chick is washed-out mainstream
     
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  10. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    The fuck are you talking about.

    Is he listed on Metacritic? Yes.

    Then he's fucking mainstream.
     
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  11. Zeriel Arcane

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    Most reviewers suck at playing games. Getting one who can overlook hard difficulty and enjoy the story bits is a good outcome, not a bad one. Bad would be "lol its impossible trash, 0/10".
     
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  12. edhead Educated

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    First impression review by some guy named FerrousPilot.

    Review Key Points:

     
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  13. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    A TELEPORTER FAN!!!!!!111

    Seriously, VD was a bit head of the curve here. People are talking a lot about skipping combat in RPGs or playing Call of Duty in any order they like, and here's a game where the busy work of fetch quests is removed!

    They should tottaly cash in on this.
     
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  14. Mustawd Arcane

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    PORTAL with RPG elements?

    :troll:
     
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  15. Elhoim Iron Tower Studio Developer

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    You can now add it to your RPG book :)
     
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  16. m_s0 Arcane

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    Any Biodrone reviewed the game yet?
     
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  17. Zorba the Hutt Arcane Weasel

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    I'm guessing this is a Biodrone:

     
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  18. Mustawd Arcane

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    Easy mode mod incoming?
     
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  19. m_s0 Arcane

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    Nah, I'm talking full review, not comments by random people.

    I like how he calls it a 'series', though. That's what a steady AAA diet does to you, I guess: everything has to be a series.
     
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  20. animlboogy Learned

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    Every mainstream reviewer says every isometric RPG is "like Baldur's Gate", yet they also uniformly refer to Pillars of Eternity as having "deep tactical combat". Do they only know Baldur's Gate by reputation?
     
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  21. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Not a easy mode, but VD could "leak" the invincibility cheat.... even better if it tags players as cheaters:

    [​IMG]
     
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  22. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    MCA Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    Why a tag?
     
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  23. Johannes Arcane

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    Because anyone who plays a game in a way I don't approve deserves to be shamed.
     
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  24. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    It's already a step up from "no, you can't play it in a way I don't approve".
     
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  25. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    But it's a single player game. Why fuss over how other people play it?
     
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