Official RPG Codex Discord Server

  1. Welcome to rpgcodex.net, a site dedicated to discussing computer based role-playing games in a free and open fashion. We're less strict than other forums, but please refer to the rules.

    "This message is awaiting moderator approval": All new users must pass through our moderation queue before they will be able to post normally. Until your account has "passed" your posts will only be visible to yourself (and moderators) until they are approved. Give us a week to get around to approving / deleting / ignoring your mundane opinion on crap before hassling us about it. Once you have passed the moderation period (think of it as a test), you will be able to post normally, just like all the other retards.
    Dismiss Notice

Dread Delusion - retro open world action RPG

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, Jul 24, 2021.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    LESS T_T
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    13,082
    Codex 2014




    https://lovelyhellplace.itch.io/dread-delusion

    Since Sukhāvatī didn't make a thread (in before Infinitron). https://rpgcodex.net/forums/threads...ed-posts-allowed.57009/page-1335#post-6552566

    Published by Dread XP of Dread X Collection series.

    You can get a demo from Haunted PS1 Demo Disc 2020: https://hauntedps1.itch.io/demodisc2020

     
    • Brofist x 8
    • incline x 5
    • hopw roewur ne x 4
    • Interesting x 3
    • Informative x 1
    • Friendly x 1
    • Fabulously Optimistic x 1
    ^ Top  
  2. ShaggyMoose Learned

    ShaggyMoose
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2017
    Messages:
    324
    Location:
    Australia
    That looks like a weird mix of Hexen and Morrowind...
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 3
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • incline incline x 1
    ^ Top  
  3. Lord_Potato Arcane

    Lord_Potato
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2017
    Messages:
    1,771
    Location:
    Free City of Warsaw
    Looks... interesting. Those mushroom forests amd general weirdness brings Morrowind to mind.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  4. MotherMachinae Arcane

    MotherMachinae
    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,868,339
    Location:
    Kitchen sink
    Finally a successor to King's Field.
    FROM is too busy with rolling simulators
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  5. Grauken Arcane Patron

    Grauken
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Messages:
    7,710
    Love the art direction
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  6. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

    ghostdog
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2007
    Messages:
    10,687
    watching thread
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  7. Hobo Elf Arcane

    Hobo Elf
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    13,054
    Location:
    Cadia dumpster
    This better not be crab.
     
    • Doggy Doggy x 1
    ^ Top  
  8. Grauken Arcane Patron

    Grauken
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2013
    Messages:
    7,710
    crabs are cool

    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny x 5
    • WTF am I reading x 2
    • Brofist x 1
    • hopw roewur ne x 1
    • Fishy x 1
    • Prestigious x 1
    • Friendly x 1
    • "It was Aliens" x 1
    • Doggy x 1
    ^ Top  
  9. d1nolore Learned

    d1nolore
    Joined:
    May 31, 2017
    Messages:
    491
    Looks interesting, could be fun as an open world game.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  10. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

    LESS T_T
    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2012
    Messages:
    13,082
    Codex 2014
    Demo on Steam Next Fest:

     
    • Brofist Brofist x 6
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  11. Sukhāvatī a.k.a. Mañjuśṛī Patron

    Sukhāvatī
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2019
    Messages:
    4,241
    Location:
    འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔
    Noice, cheers LESS T_T.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 6
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    ^ Top  
  12. jdinatale Arbiter

    jdinatale
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2013
    Messages:
    403
    Hopeful for the King’s Field IV sequel we never got
     
    • Despair Despair x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • Fabulously Optimistic Fabulously Optimistic x 1
    ^ Top  
  13. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

    KeighnMcDeath
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2016
    Messages:
    5,954



    lordy.. google crab aliens books and there are a lot.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  14. cyborgboy95 Prestigious Gentleman News Cyborg

    cyborgboy95
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2019
    Messages:
    1,171
    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/this-rpg-in-the-steam-next-fest-looks-like-morrowind-in-hell

     
    • nice nice x 1
    • Edgy Edgy x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  15. cyborgboy95 Prestigious Gentleman News Cyborg

    cyborgboy95
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2019
    Messages:
    1,171
    Has anyone played the demo yet? Does this game has potential??
     
    • Yes Yes x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    • Fabulously Optimistic Fabulously Optimistic x 1
    ^ Top  
  16. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

    KeighnMcDeath
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2016
    Messages:
    5,954
    I'd say it looks closer to Daggerfall in hell and not Morrowind.

    There are quite a few demos on that digital disc.
     
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2021
    • Friendly Friendly x 2
    • incline incline x 1
    ^ Top  
  17. Sinatar Arbiter

    Sinatar
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2014
    Messages:
    569
    The demo is very very boring. You move super slow, combat is utterly braindead easy, and you spend most of your time slowly walking through empty environments waiting for something interesting to happen.

    Maybe the game gets more interesting past the demo area, but it makes a terrible first impression.
     
    • Despair Despair x 3
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    • decline decline x 1
    ^ Top  
  18. Fedora Master Arcane Patron Edgy

    Fedora Master
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2017
    Messages:
    14,925
    [​IMG]

    Brimming with people alright.
     
    • Funny Funny x 8
    ^ Top  
  19. Arbaces Literate

    Arbaces
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2021
    Messages:
    33
    Sounds a lot like Morrowind! It even has the stamina meter that punishes you for running. Actually, after playing the demo, the stamina drain from sprinting is even more obnoxious than Morrowind's because it doesn't recover fully until you rest at a bed. However, it doesn't seem to affect much other than maybe weapon damage. I didn't exhaustively play everything in the demo, but after the first real quest I was sick of it. There's not much to do but run around looking at the world and kite braindead enemies that beeline for you. The only place I disagree with you is movement speed which was fast enough; it's just that the world was very large and barren. I looked up footage from the older non-steam demo and movement seemed much slower. Did you play that one?

    In truth it's more Skyrim with a PSX paintjob.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  20. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

    KeighnMcDeath
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2016
    Messages:
    5,954
    That's a terrible meter.
     
    ^ Top  
  21. udm Arcane Patron

    udm
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,092
    The UI was an immediate turn-off (Oblivion flashbacks), but I stuck through for about an hour before I gave up. As mentioned by previous posters, the world is very barren. I really wanted to like this, but travelling from point to point is a slog with little happening in-between. The writing is okay, nothing too hipster/edgy, and the premise is very interesting: think Gothic in a hellish landscape. Unfortunately, I'm just not sold on the gameplay. No mantling, no proper physics system, a very dumbed down RPG system with sluggish combat... I could go on but you get the idea.

    I thought the game would open up some more as you played on, but nope, watching YouTube playthroughs, it's just more of the same.
     
    • Informative Informative x 2
    • Despair Despair x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  22. Aemar Arcane

    Aemar
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2018
    Messages:
    3,260
    It looks like a sequel to Redaxium.
     
    • incline incline x 1
    • Prestigious Prestigious x 1
    ^ Top  
  23. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

    KeighnMcDeath
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2016
    Messages:
    5,954


    This looks more like a puzzle game. I like the colors and the weird world but it is a bit empty. I think the ghosty's words could pack more punch if not using words like Fucked. It kind of breaks the otherworldliness imho. It should be more cryptic. So the dialogue might be very weak and thus the avoidance of people. I don't mind walking simulators since I do that irl when hiking in dark forests alone, swamps, riversides, deserted buildings and graveyards, etc. That meter though..... I hope there is a way to make it last longer as you get more powerful as potions will get used up fast.

    So, setting seems nice. Clockwork god, erasure, occultism, machines, a prison? Kind of cool.

     
    • Brofist Brofist x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  24. Tavar Arbiter Patron

    Tavar
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2020
    Messages:
    369
    Location:
    Germany
    RPG Wokedex Strap Yourselves In
    Nothing which is "PS1 styled" can ever be beautiful. I wish people wouldn't recreate this dark time.
     
    • Disagree Disagree x 4
    • Brofist Brofist x 2
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  
  25. AdolfSatan Magister

    AdolfSatan
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2017
    Messages:
    1,507
    Going on with the comparison, I think the game is set on homaging the style of King's Field series, rather than Morrowind.

    Unfortunately, style alone isn't enough to make a good game. Hope the devs listens to the criticism and improves the weak spots.
     
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
    ^ Top  

As an Amazon Associate, rpgcodex.net earns from qualifying purchases.