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Comic Book Hero Based Text "Career" Sim

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Nukester, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. Nukester Novice

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    This game was just released a few days ago and I thought some here might be interested in checking this out. Its basically a text based comic book hero sim along the lines of something like King of Dragon Pass. The guy that created the game, Adam Ryland, is creator of the Total Extreme Wresting and World of Mixed Martial Arts text-based sims, which are interesting games. Im just a hour or so into the demo so I cant say much about the game yet, except that there are alot of choices to make for you character building and what seems like alot of C&C if your into that kind of thing. Might be kind of steep for $24.95 but I guess thats subjective. Heres a blurb from the txt file

    http://www.greydogsoftware.com
     
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  2. kris Arcane

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    I tested the demo, but the demo had a critical flaw. In a game that seemed to be mainly about combat (judging by same demo) it didn't work in the demo. Didn't work as in the demo was made so that everyone one-hit killed you. That meant you could not see the main element of the game.

    The humour was nice and so was the character creation, just seemed like there was very little to do in the game.
     
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  3. Noddy Augur

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    TEW is pretty good. This might be a decent game considering the guy's sytle. Dling demo.
     
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  4. Eyeball Arcane

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    The "you lose every single fight" thing is the developers way of limiting his shareware. Instead of allowing you to play X number of turns like in the previous titles, you simply cannot win a fight.

    Pretty damn silly, and certainly makes me not want to buy the product as I can't tell if it's any good or not. Still, it's not really my cup of tea - superheroes need a bit of spectacle in their game that text-based can't really bring across IMO, and I really like the WMMA games.
     
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  5. Nukester Novice

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    I havent noticed that at all in combat. Ive only had a handful of fights, always when i specifically search for someone and never when on patrol, but I honestly dont think Ive even lost a fight. Ive actually thought they were pretty easy (even if I dont have a clue yet as to how the numbers are calculated. I see a bunch of lines in the combat screen but havent figured out what they all mean yet). Maybe its because Im using The Big Chill in the demo (medium difficulty) and I seem to just use Freeze Prison (or whatever its called) then blast the crap out of my opponent. Im pretty sure most of the guy I fought were only like level 3 or so (vs The Big Chill lvl 6) and I avoided guys with fire based abilities. id also shoot off the freeze prison while " in the open" then when my opponent was stunned, Id go "in the air" and blast them. If I was close to falling unconscious, Id "take cover" or "run and take cover or whatever"
     
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  6. Breaking Axe Educated

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    Are there any other games like this one and KoDP about?
     
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  7. kris Arcane

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    Really Nukester... or should I call you Mr.Plant?
    You didn't think I knew your secret identity did you?
    When I played the demo (on easy) I saw that opponents game me damage in the thousands while I gave them damage around 20. That was the very few times I actually got a shot at them. They also had around ten hit rolls, while I always only got ONE even if the text said I was allowed 6. So either Mr Big Chill is extremly overpowered or you are lying to us. But I will try the DEMO with some really overpowered character to see...
     
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  8. Vaarna_Aarne Notorious Internet Vandal Patron

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    MCA Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    Does it compare to Liberal Crime Squad?
     
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  9. 20 Eyes Liturgist

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    I played the demo and the character builder is impressive. I liked that I could use a screenshot from Champions Online to recreate a character I made. But the game is $25 and the demo restraints won't even let me find out of combat is actually satisfying. I really like what the game is trying to do, but I think I'm going to hold off on buying it until there is more feedback from players or until the demo lets you have at least one fight that you don't automatically lose.

    After perusing the Greydog Software forum, it seems older demo versions had different limitations. Also, maybe he's playing the full version.
     
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  10. Noddy Augur

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    Elicence is fucking terrible.

    When your DRM crashes the game when the buy button is clicked, it's time to get rid of it.
     
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  11. Nukester Novice

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    Nope you can call me Nukester. I have nothing to do with the game. I just thought someone here might be interesting in checking it out. And to be honest, the game got extremely boring very quickly, so I cant even really recommend it to anyone based on my thoughts on it.

    As far as me lying or whatever about my playthrough with the demo, either you suck ass or you got a different demo than I have. The demo I have allows you to play the full game with no limitations except that you can only use 3 predetermined characters (Big Chill, Rachael Noir, or Cosmic Girl). There are different versions of the demo out, so Ill give you the benefit of the doubt and say you have a different demo and that you dont suck ass.
     
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  12. Breaking Axe Educated

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    Yeah, the demo I played made combat impossible to win (Except with Chronos), could you link to the demo you used?
     
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  13. Nukester Novice

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    I asked on the GD site about a demo that allows you to experience combat, and apparently the newest demo will let you do that. This is from the site:

    I also just found out in the demo Im using that you cant add attributes to the character. You need to leave them with the default attributes. Im not sure if thats changed in the newest demo
     
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  14. Breaking Axe Educated

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    Downloaded from the guy's site, server 3, installed, still limits combat.
     
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  15. Nukester Novice

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    Lol I have no idea.....You can try this:

    From the site:

    http://www.adrive.com/public/580902bd06 ... 9a802.html

    Or maybe the "old" demo he is talking about is the one IM using, not you. Im almost afraid to download a newer demo
     
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  16. Nukester Novice

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    Apparently server 3 is MultiUpload so it may not be updated yet. They suggest servers 1, 4 or 6 as those are the ones they have direct control over
     
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