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Eternity AVOWED - Obsidian's Skyrim clone set in the Pillars of Eternity setting

Discussion in 'Obsidian Entertainment' started by Infinitron, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    And then imagine it being wildly successful to the point where 10 years later people are still tricked into buying it because they add... fishing. :smug:
     
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  2. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Somebody's drinking again I see.

    :drink:
     
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  3. HoboForEternity sunset tequila Patron

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    fuck avowed. give me josh's darklands based game
     
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  4. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    The gift that keeps on giving


    "I spoke to Feargus and he said everything was going fine, so that must be the truth."

    Avellone names names:



    Zachary Simon is new (guess Feargus isn't the only one hiring family members :lol:). I would correct him about Null being creative director as opposed to lead designer, but I'd rather not draw attention to our forum here.
     
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  5. Briar Diem Obsidian Entertainment Developer

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    The art lead in question is Dan Platt. Along with the rest on the list he is no longer on Avowed, but is still at Obsidian. Current Art lead is Matt Hansen, who was the art lead on OW expansions, Deadfire expansions.
     
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  6. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Fat guy in passive voice = not very good source
     
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  7. Quillon Arcane

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    Who is the lead writer? No promotion for Paul Kirsch yet?
     
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  8. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Already mentioned earlier in the thread that Kate Dollarhyde replaced Soulban.
     
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  9. Flou Arbiter

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    Avellone isn't really telling anything new, with the exception of Parker taking a leave of absence and Zachary Simon being his son. Bobby Null was originally on Grounded when they were coming up with the idea for the game. Chris is doing his best to twist the narrative to how the whole game is in huge trouble, but he missed with his Sawyer comments and bad. If he had better inside information (or actually read what Josh has said lately), he would know that Josh wanted to take break from leading the bigger projects after Deadfire and is working on his own passion project instead. Or maybe Josh saw into the future and decided to steer clear of the project to begin with....

    Sure there's some truth behind his statements, but as always when it comes to Chris and Obsidian, he is heavily trying to bend the narrative to suit his vendetta towards Feargus and Parker.

    Seems to be like Justin Bell finally decided to take the job at the more prestigious company. It's not like he hasn't had offers or opportunity earlier. Didn't Chris say at some point that he has been almost out of the door twice, but got sweet talked into staying. Now it suits his narrative to forget that fact.
    Shame about Jorge though. He was a good level designer for sure.
    Who knows what happened with Soulban. The guy moved? from Montreal to California and a pandemic hits. Now he is back in Montreal. And it's not like he had that much experience with branching story writing to begin with. It's a huge leap from writing a Farcry game with almost no branching to writing a crpg with heavy branching dialogues and quests...
    I don't think that many people are very surprised that Parker got removed from the project. It was surprising he got the project to begin with. Didn't his removal happen already like a year ago?
     
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  10. Bester ⚰️☠️⚱️ Patron Vatnik

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    Justin Bell did Obsidian a favor by bugging off.
     
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  11. SharkClub Cipher

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    Maybe they all left the project voluntarily to give their jobs to minorities for social justice points.
     
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  12. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Matt Hansen is the "I need to be replaced by a black person!" guy though. :M
     
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  13. santino27 Arcane Patron

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    I don't read WC much, but in my limited exposure, that guy has never had a take that wasn't completely stupid.
     
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  14. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    Chris should probably channel this unwavering hatred into writing something fictional instead of Twatter posts. It’s therapeutic; and I have a hunch something like that might be called for.

    :lol:
     
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  15. ferratilis Magister

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    EDIT: Fuck, posted in the wrong thread. But nevermind.

    https://www.windowscentral.com/deta...-obsidian-outer-worlds-meets-medieval-fantasy

     
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  16. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    posts that did not age well
     
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  17. Cross Arcane

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    More dumbed down than Skyrim. Impressive.
     
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  18. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    :prosper:

    This was easily one of the worst downgrades from oblivion. Having to "equip" spells to use them made combat so insanely clunky.
     
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  19. Butter Arcane

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    Loadout is vague, but that could actually be real incline if it means you have to commit to a set of weapons/spells and can't just pause and change everything mid-combat.
     
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  20. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Dragon Age Inquisition had load-outs, it didn't result in additional difficulty. Didn't think much of it one way or the other.

    Obsidian games are going to look like multi-colored vomit how huh.
     
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  21. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    outerworlds looked like diarrhea pastel, especially the first planet
     
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  22. ferratilis Magister

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    PoE had nice, evocative art style. I remember seeing this screen of Dyrford village a long time ago and wanting to get the game just based on how nice it looked.
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    If they don't maintain the consistency in art style, then fuck Avowed. Outer Worlds looked like one of those indie Unreal games that go for 20 bucks on Steam, and gameplay was no better tbh.
     
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  23. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    Dev commentary track shows that Dyford was the vertical slice of the game. And it shows. Because there's an argument to be made that, outside the DLCs, it's one of the better designed areas of the game.

    That doesn't excuse much though.
     
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  24. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    RPG Wokedex 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
    Oh heh, the article was written by this guy.
     
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  25. PEACH Arbiter

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    "it's like this, although maybe it'll be like that ?"

    great article. super informative.
     
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