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Clockwork Revolution - inXile's steampunk time travel first-person action-RPG led by Chad Moore and Jason Anderson

Maxie

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whoa its heckin wholesome jason anderson fat hasbeen who has never made a good game
 

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Does anyone really vibe with this Victorian steampunk/clockworkpunk garbage? Looks like some sort of elitist fad to me.

Fuck this late-stage-empire degeneracy, I don't wanna new and original and "exciting" anymore, not in the currentyear, I want my straight, honest, boring medieval RPGs back.
it's an anglo obsession we superior peoples shouldn't needlessly partake it
 

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I've always hated steampunk, always seemed like a talentless hack's idea of "new and original".

It'd explain why talentless hacks are drawn to it.
 

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Does anyone really vibe with this Victorian steampunk/clockworkpunk garbage? Looks like some sort of elitist fad to me.

Fuck this late-stage-empire degeneracy, I don't wanna new and original and "exciting" anymore, not in the currentyear, I want my straight, honest, boring medieval RPGs back.
Well, there's Avowed for you :)

And have you completed Kingdom Come: Deliverance already? Doesn't get more medieval than this one.
 

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More like:
"Remember Arcanum? That game you never actually played, because you never play anything older than three years and don't support pads? This all steampunk is soo cool! LOL! Let's meme together!"
I imagine the number of people who had played Wasteland in 1997 was rather small as well. I had not (though despite being a pc gamer, I had also never even heard of or played Fallout until 2006 when I looked up some sci fi/cyberpunk RPGs to play).

:shunthenonbeliever:
 

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Does anyone really vibe with this Victorian steampunk/clockworkpunk garbage? Looks like some sort of elitist fad to me.

Fuck this late-stage-empire degeneracy, I don't wanna new and original and "exciting" anymore, not in the currentyear, I want my straight, honest, boring medieval RPGs back.
I enjoyed Arcanum not for the aesthetic but for the novel world building it brought to RPGs back then, as the setting was new and fresh.

This doesn't seem like a straight up magic/industry mashup like Arcanum, but more of a grift of BioShock infinites aesthetic themes. Arcanum and BioShock have very little in common between steam engines.
 

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As long as Fargo based the villain on me they might have a winner here
Clockwork-Revolution.jpg


Erm..?
 

La vie sexuelle

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agris

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I remember:

Wasteland 2
Torment: Tides of Bungabunga
Bard's Tale IV

I remember....

and they aren't getting my $$$ again
 
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I remember:

Wasteland 2
Torment: Tides of Bungabunga
Bard's Tale IV

I remember....

and they aren't getting my $$$ again
wasteland 3 wasn't that much better than 2. but yeah nothing about seeing "inxile presents" or whatever made me want to play this steampunk dogshit
 

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I remember:

Wasteland 2
Torment: Tides of Bungabunga
Bard's Tale IV

I remember....

and they aren't getting my $$$ again

brofisting intensifies

BTIV was the most painful for me. It wasn't that hard to get an oldschool dungeon crawler right. I was ok with the first departures from the series (which I hadn't played) were announced, like humans being most of the races, no hordes of enemies to fight, animated portraits etc. but they fucked it up royally. Between Obsidian and InXile, it's hard to say which disappointed me more, but at least Obsidian has a backlog of good games. InXile literally have nothing to show for.
 

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2023 and people still ignore the 2020 game of the year (after fully patched).
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It's in decent company.
 

MLMarkland

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Does anyone really vibe with this Victorian steampunk/clockworkpunk garbage? Looks like some sort of elitist fad to me.

Fuck this late-stage-empire degeneracy, I don't wanna new and original and "exciting" anymore, not in the currentyear, I want my straight, honest, boring medieval RPGs back.
People have pitched me steampunk + arc deco stuff for 15 years. Never thought much of it.
 

S.H.O.D.A.N.

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I've always hated steampunk, always seemed like a talentless hack's idea of "new and original".

Steampunk is a form of cultural mimicry. Its cogs and bolts are the headjacks and rainy nights of cyberpunk, but without any relevant foundational theme behind it. Where cyberpunk has something to say about the relationship between technology and social dynamics, steampunk can only say "this looks neat, right?".

If you hate steampunk, it's because you intuitively understand it's a skinwalker concept.
 

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