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ELEX Pre-Release Thread

Discussion in 'Piranha Bytes' started by Jools, Jan 20, 2015.

  1. Jools Eater of Apples Patron

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    UPDATE - Released: http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/index.php?threads/elex-release-thread.118754/

    Just curious, I was wondering if anyone knew whether PB are working on something or not? I checked their website out and there are no news whatsoever on about their current projects... Anyone got any news at all? Are they still recovering from the reviewing shitstorm that befell on their heads after risen 3?
     
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    They said Risen 3 is the conclusion of the series, and that they won't touch Gothic either. So that only leaves them with making a new IP.
     
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  3. Makabb Arcane Shitposter Bethestard

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    Good, Gothic series was shit all along and PB should die ages ago. No one who played goldbox, infinity engine, gurps games in 90's enjoyed the casual popamole Gothic which was to rpgs back at the time what call of duty is to doom nowdays.
     
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    Some good folks like Hoge and Rosenkranz have already abandoned ship a long time ago. The absence definitely shows with Risen 2 & 3.
     
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    I almost started writing a generic long post of all the things Gothic did right and how you can't compare goldbox and IE games to it... but then I decided to write the tl;dr version right away.

    DUMBFUCK !!!
     
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  8. Jools Eater of Apples Patron

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    Seriously, dude, you shouldn't really be pulling that card, when yours is "Joined: Sep 19, 2014".
    :M
     
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    I thought they acquired the Gothic IP now. Are they really going to leave it be without making anything with it or milking it or something.
     
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    1 for the avatar only.
     
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    Right. Feed the troll. Has always been the best way to treat them... :roll:

    Anyway, PB hasn't done anything great in the last few years and many devs of Gothic-glory-days have left (or died) quite a while ago. Neither the pluto13 nor worldofgothic sites tell about any new game so... *shrug*
    Inb4 Gothic microtransaction app/browsergame.
     
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    I think I remember something along the line, too. But iirc they released Risen 3 afterwards, so either they still had contractual obligations, or I misinterpreted it.
    But in the end it probably doesn't matter much, since as Morgoth has said the best people behind the old PB are gone.
     
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    Their brand working class humor / language isn't as edgy anymore as it was in 2001, now that many games want to be "dark" and "mature" by throwing (socially accepted) expletives at the player. Maybe they should double down on smoking, that's becoming outcast behavior if it's tobacco and not weed.

    Also as a small company, their chances to compete with AAA open world games are becoming worse, especially with German wages they have to pay. They can't build a brand on being the Witcher for the poor.
     
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    I read an interview not so long ago (though the interview may have been old, I dunno) in which one of the PB guys said that they would not consider making another Gothic because they would not be able to deliver on the high expectations people would have for such a title and that they would rather not disappoint the fans. Gotta respect so much honesty.

    If I am not mistaken they also disallowed the game Arcania: Gothic 4 to have Gothic in the title or at least for it to be marketed like that, so it is only Arcania now.
     
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    Wages in Germany have barely risen since 2001, so that's really a non-argument. I also don't see a huge competition from The Witcher. Gamers usually scrounge up the time and money to play more than one game. If the games are worth paying.
    That is the challenge, producing a good game. Which leads us back to what SausageInYourFace said, which is something I think I also vaguely remember.
     
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    http://nichegamer.net/2014/08/piranha-bytes-working-on-new-project-not-a-gothicrisen-sequel/

    This is old news and may have been debunked since August 2014, but if this is true, then Piranha Bytes is developing a new (possibly kickstarter) franchise, and Hoge will play a major part in it.
     
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    After Risen 3 they can go fuck themselves in the ass with spicy currywurst:rpgcodex:
     
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    They're working on a new RPG that takes place on some jungle island that involves some factions.
     
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    I have Risen 1 & 2, and yet I have not gotten around to start them (and I did finish Forsaken Gods and Gothic 4, that should tell you something). There's something that feels absolutely uninspired and uninspiring about these games, whereas the Gothic series gave me another weird version Ultima.

    Their setting is make or break, as far as I'm concerned. If I'm seeing equivalents of fire and water mages in their next game, I will be crying a lot. Or be indifferent, which is even worse.
     
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    Yes, that you are an idiot.

    Seriously, you really want to play R1sen.
     
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    Risen 1 starts out nicely but goes downhill pretty fast in the last third.

    Good for what it is.
     
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    Risen 1 was pretty good I think, I didn't finish it so I might be wrong but was really good from what I have seen. Risen 2 wasn't good, Risen 3 I kinda liked the factions but man I was hoping if they were more fleshed out and had real effect until the end or something, the game just plays the same way, except you use different variety of attacks or something from what I remember. nothing great but not totally bad either.
     
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