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Game News Expeditions: Conquistador Released

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, May 30, 2013.

  1. Scruffy The janitor Patron

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    Codex 2012 Torment: Tides of Numenera Codex USB, 2014
    wait a minute there, ironyuri has the time to play a game AND write a review, but not to update his CYOA?

    i call for a widespread riot! this is a travesty!!
     
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  2. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    His review better feature the exploits of Herr Kleinmann across the Mexican plains.
     
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  3. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Goddamn right it better.
    ironyuri you fag. Update Arcanum CYOA!!!
     
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  4. Computer Gamer Refugee Learned

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    As near as I can tell the options are between a kind-hearted conquistador who only murders people when they don't give them what they want, and a completely anachronistic Carebear who actually cares about and respects them. The option to play a real black-heart is just not there.

    Also the (lack of) sexism really bothers me. There is no apparent difference between being a male or female protagonist, and apparently the extremely repressive, machismo Spain had no problem making half of their NPCs females. I don't care about the presence or lack of women, but the fact that it is written to 20th century U.S. American morals is jarring.

    With that said, the game is really like King's Bounty and I am digging it.
     
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  5. Kattze Andhaira

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    During my first-try, Aguirre difficulty, almost half of my party dies. I should have concentrated medicine on the most valuable members rather than spreading it around in the hopes of healing them all.
     
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  6. wjw Augur

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    Bought it on Steam an played for couple of hours. Thus far i like it very much. Seems to be i amon a winning streak, cause i have little difficulty defeating rebels/natives and whatnot.
    It's never too easy too...
     
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  7. Azrael the cat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Anachronistic, yes, but not as much as you might think. Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' - written in the 1600s - directly quotes passages from an earlier anti-imperliasm work written back in the 1400s. The themes, where the play's 'villain' Calliban is only villainous because he refuses to recognise the outsiders' authority (and is given all of the play's most beautiful/powerful monologues, just in case the audience misses the point), and has his story set parallel to a (by then fairly predictable if done 'straight') shakespearean love story, resulting is a fucked up ending where the 'merry lovers' are heaping shame on the disobedient 'evil' Caliban as he promises to repent and learn his place (again, if you've got any doubt that the author intended the ending to be disturbing as fuck, take a look at who gets the best monologues, and all the parts where caliban is waxing lyrical about the beauty of the island where the europeans, encountering the same things, see only a jungle hellhole).

    Simillarly, there's little in mainstream modern feminism that you wouldn't find in Mill's 'On the Status of Women' (1788).

    I'm not saying it isn't anachronistic. But there's an irritating tendency for every generation to assume that it's the first to discover inequality.
     
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