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Broken Roads - turn-based Australian post-apocalyptic RPG with "unique morality system"

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, Oct 1, 2019.

  1. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
     
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    https://www.brokenroadsgame.com/dev-blog/the-how-and-why-of-creating-broken-roads-visual-target

     
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    Wasn't Colin McComb responsible for the mess that was Tides of Numanuma?
     
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    Well, Numanuma wasn't a BAD game, it just wasn't a good game. I liked it more than Tyranny and certainly more than Deadfire.
     
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    Tyranny was a coherent game. Numanuma was a total mess. :negative:
     
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    deadfire is a MUCH better game than numenera
     
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  7. Curratum Magister

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    Is it though? I actually played some of Numenera (spoiler - it was shit) but I never played any Dreadfire because I could not sit through 2-minute loading times every time you fart and simply deleted it.
     
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  8. Verylittlefishes Sacro Bosco Patron

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    Deadfire is a fucking disaster.
    I've completed it in 40 hours that felt like forever and I hate it, I hate it so much.
     
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    numenera is probably the shittiest combat system i have ever played. deadfire's problem for me is more of a nitpick of the overall combat system, and a big flaw in story progression and how scenario is done.

    numenera's peak is imo better than deadfire's but it's only really a small segment of the game, compared to deadfire's generally better quality in everything. the haters just follow the bandwagons.
     
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    you don't fucking understand anything about art
     
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    ok boy
     
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    No, really, how did you sit through the loading times on Dreadfire?

    The shitty initial combat on the tiny screen with the two ships takes around 80 seconds to load. A Steam friend told me it gets a lot worse later on with larger cities. Fuck this, seriously. Never want to touch this pile of shit again.
     
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    I think I was reading book from my phone.
     
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    i never have really problem with deadfire's loading time. it was much better than PoE 1. maybe your PC is shitty.

    deadfire combat system highlight:
    + quite variable, the classes hybrid can be fun and while some of the spells/skills are copy-paste of DnD skills (minoletta's magic missile, fireball) etc, some are fun like conjuration mage can be a viable mage/melee hybrid with conjurable weapons etc.

    - basically how buff timing is calculated using real time seconds instead of /round (kingmaker reminded me how much better /round system is) is overall micro management and autistic timing-accurate clicking that this cause

    loot:
    +basically good over the board, maybe with some flaws or 2. decent variety of unique effects weapons/soul bound weapons and armor. i always love the concept and the execution vary from good (the talking sword is great) to meh

    +dungeons are decently cool, encounters vary but generally more thought out than PoE even pathfinder kingmaker (which is utter shit in encounter design 70% of the time with some brilliant moments)

    graphics is still the best looking iso 2.5D in the world.

    story structure is my least favorite part. instead of creating an open-ended goal like fallout 1 that give you a a reason to explore around the world they create linear story type sense of urgency that doesn't bode well with the rest of the pirate theme (IRONICALLY fallout's story structure makes wandering around the wasteland AND retain sense of urgency due to the cleverly thought time limit) . if one thing i wish they could change is this. an open ended goal like "chasing ukaizo" and detached from overall's watcher story and god shit will make deadfire a better game. it's curiousity driven instead of urgency driven that works better for linear games instead of exploration based games.

    numenera:

    -pool system is just unbalanced mess
    -combat are awful, slow, overall shit. every encounter of this game is shit.
    -quest and story content quality generally are decent. some of the best including the ant people questline in the first city, and the latter part (in the fleshy beast belly or whatever the name is) god, but the quality is super inconsistent especially with that awful second act that could easily be cut from the game.
    -somehow loading time is better.

    edit: this has yet turned into deadfire discussion. the curse is real
     
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    Tell me about it, imagine if you were baited into reading your message thinking there were real news about Broken Roads...
     
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    As a kantian, literally none of those choices look appealing to me.
     
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  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    https://www.gamasutra.com/view/pres...nd_prealpha_showreel_go_live_for_gamescom.php

     
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    Is there a release date in sight?
     
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    Three posts above, the steam links says late 2021...
     
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