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Interview Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter campaign launching on June 2nd

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Infinitron, May 18, 2015.

  1. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    My guess is that looking so impressive they'll release it as a full AAA title, priced at $60. Going from 15-20 on KS to 60 on release is a huge jump, but having a 25 early bird and a 33 "regular" KS price makes that feel more nuanced.

    Especially if they (of course they will) release it on consoles as well.
     
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  2. 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
    I doubt it'll be $60, but since PoE has gone for $45 already, maybe they'll go a bit higher as well.
     
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  3. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Witcher 3 and other AAA popamole is $60. Would be a huge mistake to price BT4 at that level.
     
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  4. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    Choices... save my lunch money for a Reliquary Box or "collect them all" and endure my wife's wrath all summer... choices and consequences...
     
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  5. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Mindx, hope you don't mind if I make an ultra-special limited collector's edition of the free .pdf of my book, just for you. I'll even burn it into a CD and ship it inside a record album if you wish.

    It will be fairly priced, of course.
     
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  6. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    :love:

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    You don't think I'll be getting your book hard bound myself?!
     
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  7. Ovplain Arcane Patron

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    Well, poo. I'd be willing to go as high as 20, but 25$ for something I'm not excited for is just too much. Shame.:/
     
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  8. ROARRR Learned Possibly Retarded

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    BT4 has a rival and that is called Grimrock. The Graphics BT4 is a try to show everyone that it will be looking better than its rival.
    My guess is:
    BT4 will be like Grimrock but just with more features and better Graphics!
    :updatedmytxt:
     
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  9. Zeriel Arcane

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    Grimrock is real time, though. Pretty different style, to the point of almost being another sub-genre.
     
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  10. Aenra Guest

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    how uninteresting; but let me summarise:

    day year one pirate. Gotta wait for the obligatory proper release version

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    so i can properly show my appreciation (Blind Fanboys, read: am being ironic) for the magnificence of W2. This gaming industry of millions, not just about InXile, has yet to have any legal regulation, leaving the customer with zero a means of assurance, or recompense. Other ways need be employed. The above Morgothian paraphrasing also stands for the next, and the one after that too, Obsidian release. Will happily make a post in their forums detailing my pirated experience of BTIV once that time has come



    Also, and unrelated to this lier (Fargo) and his team of crooks, it will be interesting to see how this will affect Larian. My own hunch was that nearing or closely after their E3 show, they'd go ahead and announce their own KS. If so, surely they will have to change plans now.
     
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  11. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Probably have zero effect assuming it's not another blobber.
     
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  12. MurkyShadow Glittering gem of hatred Patron

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    The Bard's Tale. The memories. My first computer, the mighty Commodore 64. The boy-friend of my best mates older sister.
    A box of 5 1/4" disks. A folder of some incomplete maps. Skara Brae, with some markers. The Wine Cellar. The Samurai Statue,
    wiper of many a first party. Hours of exploring, drawing, cursing. The Review Board, the next spell level. Mind Blade, MIBL, there,
    now I've got a spell for all of you. All those memorized four letter combinations for the spells. Hah, MALE Major Levitation, why
    the fuck can I still remember that crap, I needed that space for physics, well, screw priorities. The cursed darkness fields in
    Mangar's Tower and the moment you have to redraw a complete level, because you slipped a line. Good times.

    Fargo can whisper the sweetest nothings in my ear and I won't be able to resist. I should deposit my money
    somewhere, with the condition of not being allowed to retrieve until the kickstarter business is finished.
     
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  13. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  14. Aenra Guest

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    I lack your infinity of RAM modules mother Inf, i admit it. You should however appear benevolent and understanding to those lowly, unmodified creatures of flesh and bones such as i and refrain from judging them so overly harsh.
    Thanks for the link though, was unaware :)
     
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  15. nihil Augur

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    My interest in this game was lukewarm until I read the following quotes:



    This is exactly what I feel most RPGs, and games in general, lack. More mystery. A greater sense of discovery. More unexpected stuff that don't just fit neatly into a predictable system.

    Of course, pulling it off isn't easy, but identifying the issue is a great start.
     
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  16. Charles-cgr OlderBytes Developer

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    The first two MM were not phase based. Bard's Tale and Wasteland were.
     
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    There seems to be quite a stark difference in sales between Legend of Grimrock and its sequel. Seems sort of hard to make blobbers stand as a franchise.
     
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  18. ROARRR Learned Possibly Retarded

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    I wonder why is that...:hmmm:
     
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  19. mondblut Arcane

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    Hm, indeed. Somehow I kept an impression for years that they are orders first, resolution later. Probably because all games that look like the 80's CGA ass do that :lol:
     
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  20. Charles-cgr OlderBytes Developer

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    Rival? Why? What will Grimrock players do, given they've finished playing the two for the most part? Buy BT4! And maybe even some other game... :)
     
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  21. Dorateen Arcane

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    Do not tease about Sovereign.
     
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  22. ROARRR Learned Possibly Retarded

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    Players will compare and that will decide IF they buy BT4 or not!
     
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  23. Charles-cgr OlderBytes Developer

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    I guess some people might think like that but for many others if they're done, then they have a choice between BT4 and nothing. Even if in the end BT4 isn't as good, it'll still be better than nothing.
     
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  24. ROARRR Learned Possibly Retarded

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    possibly true, but also not.
    1. How do you know that there won´t be any similar game(s) like BT4 when it comes out?
    2. Well depends how worse it is right?!
    3. Not Necessarily true if you think about how they could spend their money.
    For example:
    Do you prefer spending your money for a game that has mechanics you like but is still not fun in its whole concept
    or do you prefer spending it for an other (Whatever)RPG that you could like more at that time?!
     
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  25. TheSavant1 Barely Literate

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    No matter how bad it'll be - BT4 is better than nothing. Everyone else has given up on turnbased blobbers. Brian Fargo is our last hope. That is - if it stays a "full blobber" (which I hope).
     
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