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CRPG Book Project - 200-page preview released

Discussion in 'The cRPG Player's Handbook' started by felipepepe, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    How is that nowadays? Last time I heard, it was some MASSIVE mod drama about him deleting his stuff, asking everyone to remove it from websites, then setting his own private forum and selling the patch, or something like that...
    BTW, it was Wesp who wrote that review. :M
     
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  2. Ranselknulf Arcane Patron

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    Let me know when you take donations for this. I'd like this in hardback for sure. Preferably coffee table sized.
     
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  3. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    I've designed it to be coffee table sized from the start, it's 20x25cm. :)
     
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    Awesome man, I'd definitely want to buy a few. Seems like it'd be a good gift for some of my friends.
     
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  5. felipepepe
    Care to add 5 pages dedicated to obscure Korean games? Korea is a goldmine of specific games, so I can write a few reviews of selected Korean RPGs available in English (e.g. Icarus: Sanctuary of the Gods aka Droiyan aka TBRPG (Tactical Butthurt RPG)).
     
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  6. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Are they like... good? I'm all for curiosities, but I see no point in adding a banal shit boring game just because it's korean.

    Gamespot called it "stupefyingly average", and that's also the vibe in getting from watching gameplay footage. :/
     
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  7. Are you sure you're watching the gameplay footage? IIRC YouTube had none.
    Droiyan (Icarus) is a pretty good tactical RPG if you have the guts to get past the first few straighforward missions. At least having a review of this game is a must (IMO).
    There are others, of course, too. I'll give you a list of good ones once I play a few of the games I played (and try some of the recommended games).

    And for fuck's sake, Felipe, I thought you were above these kinds of reviews and doubting my words because of them. :argh:
     
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  8. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    There's this video here showing the game's history:



    It has a battle scene at 36:00, and damn, it looks unbearable. :?

    So, what makes it worthwhile then?
     
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  9. Each mission feels like you're fighting a small army, plus you need to look for damn chests around the area to get new items.
    That small army can easily stomp your ass, which forces you to start thinking and learning how the game works. It requires patience, yes, but in the end it's satisfying to lure some enemies out of the crowd, kill them and then relax for a second before your party almost gets raped again.
    While looking for damn chests.
    :negative:
     
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    It should be - The mere name inspireS sweet and dark memories. For most people, it's the title of an Anthony Hopkins movie about the LIFE of writer C.S. Lewis, a good friend of J.R.R. Tolkien.

    P.S. I would also exchange the current large banners at the top of the page with something more thrilling than in-game screenshot - using the pictures from the covers is probably the best idea, especially if you take into the consideration the fact that some of them could almost be considered pieces of art in themselves.
     
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  11. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    I try to take thrilling in-game screenshots. I think that's more honest than using promotional shots or whatnot. I also love the covers, that's why I made a cover gallery at the end of the book. Anything other than that would be very hard to pull out, considering boxes are mostly vertical and have wildly different sizes.
     
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