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Darkest Dungeon II - now available on Early Access

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Space Satan, Feb 19, 2019.

  1. mediocrepoet First disciple of Mediocrites Patron

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    Codex 2012 MCA Project: Eternity Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Whatever else you might say about these games, they nailed the character designs.
     
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  2. jackofshadows Magister

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    Yep. Great quirk sub-design
    Show Spoiler
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    Pussy Eater.
     
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    A man of wealth and taste.
     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    You called?
     
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  6. quixotic Educated

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    I never expected RedHook to put a reference to Chris Avellone in their game.
     
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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    RPG Wokedex Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    https://www.darkestdungeon.com/news/darkest-dungeon-ii-0-11-30461-experimental-patch-notes/

    https://www.darkestdungeon.com/news/darkest-dungeon-ii-community-roadmap/

     
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  8. Larianshill Arbiter

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    Wait, did this just imply that the release version will have just two additional heroes?
     
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  9. whydoibother Arcane

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    M3, M5 and M6 have "New Playable Hero" listed, so three additional heroes.
    By the way, I haven't played this yet, is it good?
     
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  10. quixotic Educated

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    The 1.0 version of DD1 had 15 different heroes.
     
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  11. Gradenmayer Learned

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    But it had 7 skills (here it's 12), no skill effect modifiers (only number boosts) and way less animations per hero. Also no sidestories for them.
    It's way harder to make them now, so we are getting less of them (even then it's still 12).
     
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  12. Gradenmayer Learned

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    Too early in development, don't bother.
     
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  13. J1M Arcane

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    Looks like they have barely any work done. Wonder what they've been doing for several years. Maybe they pissed off their pair of amazing programmers who made the first game from scratch in like 18 months.
     
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    RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    or 3D games are harder to make
     
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  15. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    Definitely more of a resource/manpower drain than their last game. The production quality from what I've seen is very good, but not sure why they decided to go 3D with their existing style... which is perfect for 2D.
     
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    I had no idea Grind Simulator: The Maximum Grinding: Grind Grind Grind Grind: Part 2 is a thing.

    Cool.
     
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  17. KateMicucci Magister

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    Who got chopped?
     
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  18. quixotic Educated

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    Vestal, Abomination, Houndmaster, and Arbalest aren’t in the game. Antiquarian is an enemy. Crusader (Reynauld) is canonically dead.
    Musketeer is a reskin of Arbalest. Flagellant and Shieldbreaker were DLC.
     
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  19. Assisted Living Godzilla Cipher

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    I'd actually guess this isn't more of a resource/manpower drain. Spine is what they used to animate character in the last game, and Spine can take hours to rig and do the animations with. I'd guess they wanted more animation this time around, and this is actually faster to use than Spine is.
     
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  20. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    I haven't seem much of this game yet, but there appears to be way more art assets than the last game. Spine is also very easy to use (and possibly automate) if you have an experienced animator. No idea what they're using for this game.

    Also no idea how they divvy up the workload between team members, so I'm just spitballing here. But if they used their previous engine and art style, I'm sure it would've saved time.
     
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    https://www.darkestdungeon.com/news/plague-doctor-hero-paths/

     
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    No crusader, no vestal, no buy.
     
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  23. El Presidente Arcane

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    Will this ever get released on Steam?
     
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  24. InD_ImaginE Arcane Patron

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    As I understand it will be on full release. The Early Access is Epic exclusive.
     
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  25. Angelo85 Arcane Patron

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    Usually the Epic Exclusive deal is for 1 year. Darkest Dungeon 2 got added as far as I can see on October 26th last year. So Steam release will be October this year at the earliest. Perhaps a Halloween drop?
     
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