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Preview Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Update #3: Here comes the eye candy!

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Turok Erudite

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    Why don't both?

    By the way if you invest in Fallout 4 is not for Todd, he is just a mere puppet from beshespa, in other hand if you give it to Bard's Tale IV you give it directly to Brian Fargo.
     
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  2. throwaway Arbiter

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    MCA passed the chance to be involved in (possibly lead?) a second Torment game. Tim Cain denied the opportunity to work on Wasteland 2. The old gods are dead.
     
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  3. Turok Erudite

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    It's too weird that bethshespa release their trailer exactly when Fargo begin his campaign for Bards Tale IV...
     
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  4. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    If they really wanted to sabotage him they'd have done it on the day it launched, no?
     
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  5. Turok Erudite

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    What about the second day to rob his thunder?
     
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  6. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    Not much robbing going on when he made $800k day one and got all the publicity out. It was probably the gaming story of the day. He's also been promoting it for a month or so before that.
     
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  7. Delbaeth Learned

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    ITOH, Bethesda sure hates gOg to show this "trailer" and to enable preorders at the beginning of gOg summer sales.
    The original Fallout won't come back anytime soon, I believe. Maybe the day when gOg supports paid mods.
     
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  8. Athelas Arcane

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    Only if you assume they saw those games as the creative equivalents of PS:T and Fallout. :M And somehow I don't think they have the freedom to go work as the lead on someone else's game at another company for a few years.
     
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  9. MurkyShadow Glittering gem of hatred Patron

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    So, when will the Codex Fundraiser begin?

    Also, what of my worldly possessions can be sold to have money to pledge...
    Well, it's Bard's Tale... Bone-marrow? Then, when it won't be great, I'd at
    least have a good reason to bitch. I donated my bone-marrow!? And for waht!?
     
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  10. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    They have to make their funding goal and open up PayPal donation first.
     
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  11. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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    People interested in the FO4 trailer wouldn't buy many games from GOG, anyway. I haven't bought from them for years.
     
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  12. Dandzialf Learned

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    In engine footage so... meh.
     
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  13. MurkyShadow Glittering gem of hatred Patron

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    Of course. Thanks. Now, after breakfast and my brain actually beginning to work, that makes sense. :salute:
     
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  14. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Just watched the trailer against my better best judgment.

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    A 4 character party?

    Oh my, this game will suck so much.

    Show Spoiler
    :M
     
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  15. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    Well, the graphics ARE really nice so.....
     
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Crooked Bee Hmmm. I propose the possibility, however remote, that Bard's Tale IV may in fact end up being one of your favorite games, by combining a Myst-like puzzle adventure game experience with dungeon crawling.
     
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  17. Crooked Bee (no longer) a wide-wandering bee Patron

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    A Bard's Tale game with a 4 character party ... compromising between grid and free movement ... and no first person view in combat, ain't really a Bard's Tale game.

    So, I dunno. Maybe if the puzzles and riddles are particularly good, or if they can actually do wonders when it comes to combat.
     
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  18. Sprout Educated

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    Now, I know what the trailer showed. But considering the purpose was supposed to show off their new engine I wouldn't take the amount of party members as gospel.
     
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  19. Transfiguring Roar Arcane Patron

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    The evil wizard's name should be Deepthroat.

    Graphics are ok I suppose. Still not quite enough to make me pledge though.
     
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  20. LeStryfe79 President Spartacus Patron

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    It will be. Some of Bee's favorite games ever had 4 character parties anyway. Bee's gotta Bee though.
     
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  21. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    All of the Bard's Tale games (I/II/III) had more than 4 Party Members though... :M
     
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  22. LeStryfe79 President Spartacus Patron

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    Really? I hadn't noticed.
     
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  23. jaybirdy Educated

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    BT4 isn't actually going to look like this, and their excuse will be that it wasn't actual gameplay footage, it was just to show off the engine. I am so sick of stunning pre-release footage. I expect this kind of deception from AAA devs, so it's really disappointing seeing it here.

    I wish the magical things like the school of fairies passing by (with one stopping to acknowledge you) and magic mouths in the wall and using Words of Power to open sesame crumbled passages, all of it happening organically, would actually occur in BT4, but for whatever reason, things like that don't happen in games in the way portrayed here. Instead, the fairies will be off in a corner with a question mark over their heads, the magic mouth will be a cutscene ushering in some dungeon, and to open the crumbled passage, a dialogue prompt will pop up asking you if that's what you actually want to do.
     
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  24. mondblut Arcane

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    Am I the only one who saw a jrpg combat (completely with annoying longwinded preludes) tacked upon a rollercoaster ride through prerendered* corridors? Is that Anvil of Dawn HD or something?

    (sure, it's engine rendering, but when the thing is designed solely for the purpose of floating forward at cinematic pace, what difference does it make?)
     
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  25. VioletShadow Sensate Patron

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    I didn't see any combat :hahano:
     
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