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ELEX II - Jax is back - coming March 1st

Discussion in 'Piranha Bytes' started by Cassar, Jun 15, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    The weird thing is we've actually seen gameplay.
     
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    Voice is just wrong and the purple crystal monsters... I don't know man. Will we still be fighting biological "normal" stuff like zombies and monsters? These crystal things feels very Warcrafty.
     
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    all that preparation to meet monsters with... dagger?
     
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    The new VA is jarring but oh well. It's not the first time PB does this shit. They can't remain consistent within their own series and that's as much a staple of their games as anything else I suppose.
     
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    I mean, he does good enough of a job and I don't think he's "jarring", but it's just that it's not the voice of Jax that I'm used to and spent dozens of hours listening to, so it triggers my autism.

    I guess we can LARP that his voice changed because ELEX completely left his body and he's now just an ordinary human. :M
     
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    No, he doesn't. The voice is flat and weak, while the original Jax is flat but strong, suiting his elex use and his background as a commander. Also, the voice doesn't really line up with the character model - but I can't get any more specific than that.
     
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    Can't see why not. Doubt they would ditch the normal PB nature vs. man type enemies and favor these aliens completely.

    We only saw a little of them, and it was likely only a sub-species of some sort. And I wouldn't say their design is THAT bad.

    But bros, I don't think we're going to be seeing ELEX II this year...
     
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  8. SlightlyRadioactive Educated

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    I want MORE!:x
     
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    Why is everyone so dismissive towards Jax? After everything he went through to save everyone in Maglan, he ended up being treated like how people would treat a Jehovah Witness or a street salesman standing on their doorsteps.
     
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    Lol.

    So basically, Jax is now a conspiracy theorist going around trying to convince people in the post-apocalypse, of an incoming alien invasion.

    Including his missus who has recently given birth, and needs "support" with the groceries...

    Sick.

    :takemymoney:
     
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    I'm fully EREX'd :bounce:

    Sad about the voice though. It's way too clean, overproduced, not low enough, not edgy enough. It feels like a goody too-shoes, rather than a jaded guy in control of himself, observing things with a critical eye.
     
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    They are gonna play this 100% straight and its going to be awsome!
     
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    re: normal monsters

    They've shown mutants (cyborg type), normal mutated animals (frog thing; flying pterodactyl looking thing called a 'storm lizard'; giant bug called 'rock dragonfly'), and humanoid enemies already.
     
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    Whoever decided that adding such obnixious music in the story trailer is a good idea clearly didn't know what he was doing.

    To me the bigger problem with the voice is in the tone, because you can make even a flat voice work, provided the tone of voice is good enough to make up for it.
     
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    Hope this is an early build, the character models look worse than the first game, like if they came straight outta a PS3 game somehow
     
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    I dislike the trailer's tone, it's overdramatic.
    Not in line with good old pb games.
    Are they trying to become mature devs for mature gamers now, with grimdark worlds and visceral finishing moves?
    What if you pushed the awesome button and watched Jax perform a cinematic move?
     
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    Now that looks like some early-campaign Piranha Bytes gameplay right there. Looking good! Alleviated a number of concerns I had.

    Agree the models look a little rough still, particularly Jax's model. Would like to see an improvement there for the final release, but I'm not overly concerned about it either.
     
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    I don't speak devil tongue so I just did light skim for some info:
    • General UI screens:
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    • Best map shot of new area I could get:
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    He shakes the cursor around but a little too fast, best I could tell is that Beserker area is gone, Cleric and Outlaw land are healed, Snow region still snowy, two new regions to the east with the urban area in image and an area north of it that had a large body of water with buildings on it (Or is that Cleric area?).
    • Jax will grab ledges if you fall near one and if you hug cliff wall he will slide down it and not take fall damage.
    • People worried the jetpack upgrade will ruin world design can now shut the fuck up, streamer found several little caches just jetpacking around the ridge.
    • Intro had a few CGI cutscenes and there was in-engine one when you find Caja.
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    Hybrid's dead lol
     
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    You could be right - honestly, I am not familiar enough with the vernacular of speech phraseology if you will, but yah - that voice is too high toned for Jax. You don't realize how perfect the voice was in Elex until they give the reins to a low T VA.
     
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    You misunderstand me. I mean it's jarring because it's a new voice and quite different from the original one. I'm not talking about the quality of the job that he did.
     
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    They're definitely early build; in some of the conversations the models' limbs would clip through their chest in bizarre and jerking-quick motions. Not sure how much the textures may change, but the animations/rigging is for sure early build.
     
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    The UI isnt the best but that at least looks 100x more functional than elex 1

    Not like PB ever had truly good UI.
     
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    voice doesnt bother me cuz i'll play germano anyway :discohitler:
     
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