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Incline Disco Elysium - a hardboiled cop show isometric RPG

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Zero Credibility, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. pomenitul Savant

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  2. Prime Junta Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Gotta love French writers when they really get their beret on.

    Rating was 2d6 + your English skill / 12 btw.
     
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  3. Latro Arcane

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    forget RPGcodex, we go to le monde for our rpg news
     
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  4. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    How many of you were true men of honour?

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  5. pomenitul Savant

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    That a NYT-level French newspaper reviewed it – and so favourably! – is quite something, whether you agree or not.
     
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  6. Latro Arcane

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    yea, the fix is in
     
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  7. PorkyThePaladin Arcane

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    There are no flawless RPGs. Yes, Disco Disco is not perfect, but you can also nitpick about PS:T's combat, or shitty last part, or Fallout's gameplay or whatever. To me, DE definitely belongs in the top tier of RPGs, unlike any other iso RPG post early 2000s.
     
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  8. Egosphere Magister

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    On second thoughts thank fuck I didn't take authority skill

    Underrail and AoD belong there both, easily. Especially Underrail.
     
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  10. Kyl Von Kull The Night Tripper Patron

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    It’s just so weird that this indie RPG is being reviewed in major establishment newspapers like Le Monde and The Washington Post, or even a British tabloid like The Daily Mirror. Like, I didn’t even know WaPo reviewed video games.
     
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  11. Goose Novice

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    What's so weird about this? I can't believe so many of you still don't get it.
     
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  12. Prime Junta Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Ringard is both. Dated and tacky. Obsotacky.

    In any case it’s not complimentary of all other RPGs (except Fallout, PS:T, and Arcanum, which got a gracious nod each).
     
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  13. Prime Junta Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    And how did YOU get hold of the Thirteenth Protocol of the Elders of Zion, heathen?
     
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  14. Deflowerer Arcane

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    I know someone involved with it. As much as I dislike Kender, the hit on him was somewhat orchestrated for other motives. Him writing that garbage was just a convenient tool.
     
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  15. Prime Junta Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    How can you dislike Kender? He’s a big teddy bear.
     
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  16. Egosphere Magister

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    dude looks like he's spent 10 years behind bars in an eastern european prison
     
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  17. Sòren Cipher

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    at ending of day 2 right now and i am already very tired of the game. the beginning was pretty cool, first scenes in the hotel room and stuff.... "emotional". most of the other stuff just isn't interesting for me, i just don't care about this world or its people. so much dialogue about some lore nonsense, in games like POE people used to trash this overload. i am glad i didn't pay full price but bought a steam key for 15 bucks on ebay.
     
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  18. Adidas-Clichèd Cringe Learned Patron

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    It's a matter of taste of course, but I found this world, its characters and lore to be lot more interesting than in PoE. I actually gave a shit and wanted to learn more.
     
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  19. Prime Junta Arcane Patron Vatnik

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    Hey Kras Mazov they’re talking smack about you here
     
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    Can you actually get sweet baby pissfaggot to wear his jacket? I was disappointed when I got the jackets and he refused, but admittedly my Harry was shit at persuasion and I wouldn't see that as an authority check. Kim had limits to the amount of camaraderie with my Harry.
     
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  21. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    yet?

    No limits, only HARDCORE
     
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  22. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Final review.

    Writing and presentation - 9.5/10.

    It's a wonderfully written game and it deserves the place in storyfaggy pantheon along PST and Mask of Betrayer. Writing is usually excellent, often genuinely funny, full of captivating stories and the best cast of supporting characters and side-quest NPCs to ever to exist in a video game. All of that goodness is supported by beautiful, mellow, immersive soundtrack and lovely art design. Those three elements truly fit together like a glove and combine into a unique storytelling experience. I take half a point off for cringeworthy tryhard attempts at political commentary.

    Mechanics and game design - 0/10

    Quite frankly, developers are Serbian scam artists who make Todd Howard seem like an honest and respectable businessman.

    Marketing: "90 hours of content in a world as big as sizeable chunk of the first Pillars with 5 times content density".

    Reality: 20 hours of content, 5 buildings, 3 huts and 90% of content is in form of meaningless text orbs.

    Marketing: "ground breaking open-world".

    Reality: invisible walls, plot-gating, and NPCs fixed in their locations like it's 1995.

    Marketing: "unprecedented levels of freedom with "revolutionary dialogue system".

    Reality: Heavily railroaded game where almost everything is fixed and player has no agency. The ruleset is not even a ruleset, it's a decoration designed to look complex to casuals. To draw a comparison to Codex favorite CYOA by Vault Dweller, AoD gives you large number of builds that can produce countless different paths, while DE gives you large number of builds to go through the same path in slightly different way. Once you look under the hood how DE works, it becomes clear that despite seemingly large variety of builds, you're mostly doing the same things and talking to the same people in the exact same order and getting similar results.

    Final summary:

    Tremendous visual novel, bad video game.

    HugeNick, over and out.

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  23. Anthedon Arcane Patron

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    And then it was over, took me all of 23 hours. Top-notch writing and world building in this one. Disco Elysium has character in spades, probably my favorite game in this regard of the last couple of years. I'll write a Steam review now and pray to Dolores Dei that they make enough $$$ to give us a second game.
     
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  24. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    If they got/get enough money for an expansion or a second game,it would be great. It is pretty clear that they intended it to be bigger but runned out of money. Still this is the best wrapped up unfinished game. It really managed to make interested in the world and the characters.
     
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  25. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Yeah it basically drops of a cliff after day 4. Feels like they sold half a game for a full game's price.
     
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