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Arkane Deathloop - first-person action game from Arkane set on a time loop island

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Siel, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Spukrian Scholar

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    I'm sure I'd enjoy the game when I play it, but not as much as I enjoyed the other Arkane games I've played.
     
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  2. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    Yes. It’s easily Arkane’s worst game, and I say that as someone who overall disliked Dark Messiah.
     
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  3. Spukrian Scholar

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    I haven't played Dark Messiah (yet).
     
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  5. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  6. toughasnails Educated

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    One things where it IS the weakest of their games, and where it lacks something that is characteristic for the rest of them, is the replayability or the lack thereof. Deathloop is much more polished, slicker game than Dark Messiah but the latter still gives you reasons to replay it.
     
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  7. DemonKing Arcane

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    Finally finished. Very underwhelmed for a "10/10" game. Systems are poorly explained and the UI layout is confusing and unintuitive. Story is a mess and hard to follow. AI dumb as dishwater and only being able to use a handful of powers at once limits the scope for emergent gameplay since your selection locks you into a particular playstyle. Having to replay the same maps over and over because you didn't do something in a particular way or got killed is not fun either. Also a lot of the story is told through outdated methods like audio blogs and notes left lying around.

    I'd say it's probably a 6-7/10 game depending on your tolerance for some of the above issues/design choices. Not Arkane's best effort.
     
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  8. mediocrepoet First disciple of Mediocrites Patron

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    This game of the year contender is marking its massive success by being offered for 67% off (70% with humble choice discount) at the Humble Bundle store.

    The price on this thing tanked faster than a Squenix game.

    https://www.humblebundle.com/store/deathloop
     
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  9. Straight elf Arcane Patron

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    Gosh, this game is so ugly. Everything from the cover art to the gifs that are supposed to sell the game to me make me want to avoid it like a plague. Seriously, how delusional are the marketing people who thought this will make the product enticing for customers to buy? Its literally two ugly people holding weird guns and "die, die again". WTF?
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    There’s no question that, as with all Arkane games released under Bethesda, the marketing team did an awful job.
     
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  11. LarryTyphoid Learned

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    Is there a single modern Arkane game where the characters aren't disgusting to look at? The protagonists of Deathloop are probably an improvement in that regard, melanin not withstanding. At least the woman looks like a black woman instead of the female black celebrities you see on TV who bleach their skin, straighten their hair, and generally look disgusting and uncanny.
     
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    /pol/cels need to get their eyes checked and stop seething.
    Julianna is cute as fuck
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  13. Riskbreaker Arcane Patron

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    I'd oppress her for sure.
     
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    To make that box art work the title should have been "Nig vs Nog"
     
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    The art is interesting. Remind me the '70s and '80s action flicks.
     
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    Skill Up arrives late to the party to explain to everyone what they already know.
     
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  17. Child of Malkav Liturgist

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    Trying to fix his reputation? A bit late for that.
     
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  18. Talby Arcane Patron

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    This is half price at the moment. Is it worth it?
     
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    Something happened?
     
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  20. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    It depends on what you're looking for.
    Most importantly: It's not an immersive sim (or whatever you want to label Arkane's previous games). It's an FPS with a strong focus on exploration and relatively non-linear progression. The latter parts of that work fine, the FPS part... eh.
    It's extremely easy, or at least was when it launched. I've heard some rumors that the devs patched in added difficulty, but I can't confirm that first hand. At launch the game was the definition of game-journo difficulty.
    The narrative itself is fine, but the narrative presentation is often aggressively annoying.

    That said:
    Soundtrack is awesome
    Controls are tight
    Central gimmick has tremendous promise
    There are some neat Easter Eggs
    Ran flawlessly at max settings on my 2 year old laptop

    TLDR; I bought it Day 1 at $60. I liked it well enough, but not enough to finish it (I got within 2 or 3 hours of finishing it and then dropped it). I would say, knowing what I know now, the proper price point is right around 20 USD. Probably lower for people who don't care about exploration or higher for brain-dead morons who just want to pop moles.
     
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  21. Child of Malkav Liturgist

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    He praises most games AAA or otherwise, he even called Watch Dogs Legion an open world immersive sim which caused me to lose my shit. Then I found out I was not the only one that does not agree with his "opinions". He's also called ShillUp. That's the reputation I was talking about.
     
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  22. AW8 Arcane

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    I'm curious, what do you consider a modern way to tell a story in a video game?
    Dialogue choices? Environmental storytelling? Gameplay and story being more in sync?
     
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  23. toro Arcane

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    No.
     
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  24. DemonKing Arcane

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    Half Life 2 over 15 years ago showed how to do it - great voice acting, radio messages, video calls and expressive and well animated NPCs. Deathloop has some good voice acting for the two main characters chatting over the coms but everything else is very lazy stuff with virtually anyone of consequence leaving diaries and audio monologues everywhere.
     
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  25. El Presidente Erudite

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    34 minutes dancing around the elephant in the room: game was considered a 10/10 masterpiece by the press because it features blacks.
     
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