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KickStarter Black Geyser, a brand-new RTwP RPG - now in BETA

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by GreenMagicSpell, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    I'm calling mine Master Crusher the Crushmaster.
     
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  2. CptMace Self-Ejected

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    Cho'Rizo the pepperoni elf.
     
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  3. DarkArcher Educated

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    Not bad. I'd like to see them step back from any mention of mobile and focus on a core game.
     
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  4. *-*/\--/\~ Arbiter

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    Voice acting is a plague, no matter the budget... let me read at my own pace, dammit. Not to mention it cannot be easily modified, searched in or just backtracked to check what someone said a minute ago.
     
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  5. Fargus Savant

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    Not really. I enjoyed VA in Bloodlines big time. Voice acting is a good thing if it's done right.

    Pretty much like walls of useless and shitty text could be unbearable. Like in Shadowrun: Hong Kong and PoE.
     
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  6. Durwyn Prophet

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    Well, this erupted really suddenly
     
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  7. NJClaw Ontopolover by choice Patron

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    The facebook ads for this game are amazing:

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    "Hundreds of quests and dozens of subquests". There is like a subquest every ten quests.

    The best part is "unique features you haven't seen in any other RPG". According to the pictures, these features are books in the middle of circles of hat-shaped mushrooms. I thought it was a facebook-game like farmville, but apparently it's a legit game. The voice acting is what convinced me to buy it.
     
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  8. covr Cipher Patron

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    Lol, while PoE is just the unsuccessful clone of the old IE games, this game seems to be a poor man's PoE. Which ironically makes it a better game..
     
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  9. Viata Arcane

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    Looks like the dev evangelist is back.
     
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  10. hello friend Arcane

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    fwiw spell graphics are some of the sexiest i've seen in a game
     
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  11. NJClaw Ontopolover by choice Patron

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    Man, I wish I was. These guys are putting all their efforts in a game where the only town shown in the early-gameplay video is called SCHOOLFART. I spent 10 euros for Skyrim, I am willing to pay 20 for this. I mean... SCHOOLFART.
     
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  12. Trodat Cipher Patron

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    Black Geyser will be an instant Codex cult classic.
     
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  13. hello friend Arcane

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    I don't know, terrible VO work can be very charming. One thing I enjoyed about Oblivion was the inane conversations you'd hear in the background, between npcs that were collectively voiced by the same four people or smth. You had old man, young man, old woman, young woman, and patrick stewart. Couple more, give or take. And the beggars would switch between all the voice sets. Didn't matter if they were cultists, nobs, crazies, booksellers, or imperial guardsmen. They were all Jauffre to me.

    Most games get this wrong. Stuff like unit confirmations, recycled party banter from a limited banter pool, "combat grunting" etc can be very grating.

    Bottom line, if you can't afford good VO talent then don't pay. Doesn't mean you have to do away with it altogether. A lot of these budget RPGs could become twice as entertaining in the blink of an eye if the devs just did all the voice acting themselves. Imagine something like this in a decent crpg.

    Great film, by the way. Highly recommend.
     
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    Well... very few games do it right. And walls of shitty text can be clicked through rather easily, especially compared to shitty unskippable cutscenes.
     
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    :lol: God this thread is so great. Would reread again.
     
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  16. Daedalos Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    RTwP :negative:
     
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    That will be Death Trash.
     
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    Nov. 4, 2016 Talking to investors

     
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  19. Sacred82 Self-Ejected Dumbfuck

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    "investors"

    "several"


    I guess a round of donuts for the team will buy you superbacker status in the Kickstarter
     
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  20. Mustawd Arcane

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    Wait, what's wrong with 3D models on a 2D background?

    That's how ToEE did it...
     
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    Too many investors probably.
     
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  23. 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
    Decided to check what was up with this game. No updates on the website since last year, but there's this Facebook post from February:



    From the comments:

    lolwut :lol:

    They're really hung up about the video quality.
     
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  24. Sacred82 Self-Ejected Dumbfuck

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    my desire to "crush everyone and everything" has since given way to mild crushing-related emotions.
     
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  25. 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
    End of year checkup!



    22 weeks ago:

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    :hailcthulhu:
     
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