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KickStarter Dex - a 2D Cyberpunk Sidescrolling RPG

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by StaticSpine, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. StaticSpine Arcane Patron

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    http://en.dreadlocks.cz/games/dex/




    https://www.gog.com/game/dex?pp=cb4e5208b4cd87268b208e49452ed6e89a68e0b8

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    Explore the futuristic city of Harbor Prime and meets its many inhabitants, answer the challenges the city has to offer, roam the neon-lit streets, and augment your character with skills and implants.

    Designed as a tribute to the classic RPGs from the ‘90s, updated for a modern audience, Dex invites you to become part of a living, breathing cyberpunk universe as you decide which ultimate path you will embrace.

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/269650/

    I like the visuals, the atmosphere. The combat looks like a beat-em-up game.
     
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  2. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Guess it's more of a metroidvania than an RPG?
     
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  3. StaticSpine Arcane Patron

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    Maybe, but it's positioned as an RPG everywhere.
     
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    http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/dex-released-on-steam-early-access.93654/
     
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  5. StaticSpine Arcane Patron

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    it's in the news forum, not here.
     
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  7. StaticSpine Arcane Patron

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    I searched overall.
     
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    grats, you just found a bug.
     
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  9. StaticSpine Arcane Patron

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    :updatedmytxt:
     
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    anyhoo, don't be surprised if some other mod decides to move this to gg, although personally i'm leaving it here since it's on par with mass effect as an rpg failure.
     
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  11. StaticSpine Arcane Patron

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    I'm okay with that. And here:

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    yeah, i know. i'm making a thread about it in site feedback now.
     
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  13. General Maxson Arcane

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    If only the RPG part didn't look so simplistic. Skills and dialogues seem very poor. And I don't get that this is supposed to be a "homage" to 90's RPG's? Like what? Super Nintendo "RPG's"? Seems more like a homage to Mass Effect "RPG" only in a different setting.
     
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    Seems to me more like someone considers metroidvanias RPGs.

    I like metroidvanias so it might end up good anyway.
     
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    it's a crossover between flashback/another world and beat'em up rpgs like river city ransom or the dnd arcade games, so still 90s rpgs, just not the ones you normally think of.
     
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    Are they planning on expanding the systems and dialogue or is this the depth they are aiming for? If it improves by 50% in depth I might consider it, as it looks atmospheric.
     
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    Option to play as any of the NPC/enemy character sprites instead of the one currently used for the main character please.
     
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    It's more of a 2D Deus Ex. Note sure why anyone wouldn't consider it an RPG, it has stat based gameplay as well as choices and consequences. It's also open world - there aren't any levels, just a big city to explore (populated areas with shops and civilians, isolated areas with thugs and crumbling infrastructure).
     
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    Looks cool. Appreciate any updates from people who are playing.
     
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  20. StaticSpine Arcane Patron

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    check this bro

    The current Early Alpha (as of August 2014) offers:
    Over ten hand-crafted locations to explore within an open-world futuristic city
    Several NPCs, traders, and quests givers
    A couple of side-quests
    Four enemy types
    Raw version of the combat system (brawler-style, arcade melee combat)
    Raw version of the stealth system (field of view, backstabs)
    Only a handful of hours to complete all the content present in Early Alpha
    Limited character development options (several skills are implemented and around ten implants are available for augmenting your character)
    Limited inventory item set (to be expanded in development)
    High chance for your feedback, suggestions, and ideas to actually influence the final game

    Important aspects missing at the moment:
    Cyberspace and hacking functionality (A big update with this feature set will be released around September, 2014.)
    Main storyline (The version you can play right now is “open world/exploration”-style with no beginning and no end – only characters to talk to or trade with, enemies to deal with, side missions and puzzles to solve, and opportunities to explore.)
    No tutorial (You can access the Help screen for controls under F1. There is no tutorial yet, so as of this moment, the game is recommended for more experienced players. We intend to integrate a tutorial during the final phase of development.)
     
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    a more important question would be whether they intend to hire a writer who speaks proper english...
     
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    They have one. They're waiting for the content to be finalized before having them edit it.
     
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  23. mettalhed Educated

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    Wouldn't necessarily call this an RPG, but that sounds like an awesome mix and the trailer looks like it could deliver. I'm loving the overall style and i like the non linear approach. We'll see if it actually lives up to what they are promising, but it's definitely one to keep an eye on.

    Same here. I'm especially wondering about the controls and how the beat'em up aspect feels.
     
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    Can I change the chick?
     
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    puh, so there is some hope. good, good.
     
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