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KickStarter Black Geyser: Couriers of Darkness - RTwP Shall Infest Us All

Agesilaus

Antiquity Studio
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Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex USB, 2014
The over the head stuff is weird. Easy to miss, I think.

Anyway, game continues to be fun. Once you understand the combat it is smooth sailing. Basically give your mages mostly direct damage/debuff spells and let the AI have free reign (although memorise a few AoE & summoning spells for manual casting in big battles). Archers and melee on auto combat, cleric on combat and buffing.

Had a rough time defeating the necromancer boss in the second town, AI can be clever sometimes with summoning units in your back ranks. Now I'm going to do some time traveling to save some morons who got poisoned and can't figure out the cure.

If/ when they release a DLC I will replay as a multiclassed necromancer-fighter or something and just be an arsehole to everyone. The game does need some more dialogue for certain characters. For example, in the second town you get sent to talk to the Aristocrat's friend in a pub, and then report back. However, you can't actually report back until you do several missions for the Aristocrat's friend; if you try to talk to the guy he just says he's busy, even though he clearly told you to report back.
 
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welly321

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I can tell this game sucks. The only thing I learned after reading ten pages of posts was GreenMagicSpell has a bf. Contrast that with the Underrail thread, where in ten pages of posts you would read about all the different skills and talk about builds and crafting. You get my point.
 

Pink Eye

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Yeah for someone who exposes themselves as an evangelist of this game; you'd think they'd spend more time talking about the game, builds, party comp, et cetera. Instead they always LARP about their BF.
 
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Yeah for someone who exposes themselves as an evangelist of this game; you'd think they'd spend more time talking about the game, builds, party comp, et cetera. Instead they always LARP about their BF.

People tend to write about what they find most surprising and improbable, you know "human bite the dog", this kind of things.
 
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Um, I made it clear for you all (including the communists - yes, I'm looking AT YOU) that I no longer to do evangelism or PR because my bf became a part-time contractor or not even that, for this title. What ever I post here is my own feelings and not a conscious or sub conscious promotion of Black Geyser
 

Antigoon

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This game has one of the weakest beginnings ever. I got bored to hell yesterday night and turned it off.
It has, but it really gets quite a bit better at chapter 3. If you don't like it after the 3rd, there is indeed no point forcing on.
 
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I used to help this project for free back in 2015 because my bf worked for them as a coder. Is this so hard to understand.

Also, I hate the woke movement because I see ruined lives because of it.
 

Saravan

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I used to help this project for free back in 2015 because my bf worked for them as a coder. Is this so hard to understand.

Also, I hate the woke movement because I see ruined lives because of it.

Is this an actual bot or something? "My BF", also "I hate woke stuff" completely without context on repeat to really rope in every virgin codexer to throw money at this game.

By the way, loving the signature. Gold star in creative shilling. Hey guys, my favorite RPG:s are BG:II, you know that game everyone here loves for that sweet Codex credibility...

and Black Geyser. Please buy this game.
 
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I pity you, as you have definitely no clue how many innocement women (!) and men suffer because of metoo and woke utter shit brainwashing
 

Cyberarmy

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Men, I don't know what to think about this game. Everything about is mediocre at best but I still got some fun out of it.
You don't see me saying this often but this game really needed some higher production values, on all fronts.
 

wishbonetail

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I assume this guy or a gal who talks about his/her bf all the time is the alt of that deranged guy with wives. Now, this is some juicy stuff i'm here for.
 

gurugeorge

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Strap Yourselves In
Men, I don't know what to think about this game. Everything about is mediocre at best but I still got some fun out of it.
You don't see me saying this often but this game really needed some higher production values, on all fronts.

Yeah I agree, I had a go with it a few weeks ago, and I really wanted to like it, but it's so barebones that I lost interest. I might have carried on if there were other interesting factors, like the combat, but that's mediocre too. (Comparing Encased, which I played a couple of months before, Encased is a better, more polished and finished game (although it also has fairly boring combat).) This would need a lot more detailing and QOL work to make it viable.

I think the problem is that when there are the PoE and Owlcat games around, this form of presentation makes you expect more - the bar is higher. OK, so it's more sketchy in terms of finish and polish, but that would be acceptable, it's just that you'd need other factors to compensate (like a great combat/build system), but those aren't there either. The whole thing is just barebones.
 

Agesilaus

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Grab the Codex by the pussy Codex USB, 2014
I stopped my playthrough and am going to wait for more patches/an expansion pack. It's a good BG1 clone, I enjoyed it and I do recommend it, but as the game progressed the world seemed a little empty and I encountered some bugs. I would say the game gets significantly weaker after the time-travelling quest/when the Garden of Delights becomes accessible.

In terms of bugs, I had one that broke the main quest - when Isla joined my party I quick-travelled to the southern town and was placed inside it. Obviously the gate is supposed to be barred so you're not supposed to be allowed in. Also, before you get there, you are apparently supposed to enter dialogue with Isla and be directed to a different location. Presumably I could fix this bug by loading an old save and then wandering around the Garden of Delights until Isla's dialogue occurs, but meh, I'll return when the last half of the game is actually finished and the game generally improved by patches and perhaps even an expansion pack.
 
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to each his own I guess, most reviews find the beginning of the game a bit boring and then it gets very exciting and epic. I myself agree with this, the tutorial is slow and fedex style, but from chapter 2 - chapter 3 to the final battle, it's pure fun
 

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