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Game of the year contender 2021

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by thelegend, Sep 26, 2021.

  1. Bastardchops Savant

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    It's bussing in illegals to fortify the results.
     
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  2. Rincewind Erudite

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    For the record, I enjoyed DE for the most parts, playing a jerk was good fun. Although the writer suffered a bit from a bad case of verbal diarrhea, and some of the "serious" parts felt cringeworthy to me at times. But the assholery was brilliant, quite in the vein of those typical satirical films and theatrical plays from Easter Block countries from the communist era. Also, I'm really glad I played the pre-voiceover version; even just quickly reading through so much crap was sometimes pushing my patience.

    Still, it's an easy linear adventure game with very light puzzles (not much "detectiving" going on; you just exhaust all options in the dialog tree, and that's it, pretty much) and ultralite "RPG elements". It's actually less of an "RPG" than the new Tomb Raider games. Quest for Glory is much more an adventure and an RPG, for instance.
     
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  3. Atlet Savant

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    is it THAT good?
     
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  4. Cyberarmy Love fool Patron

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    Best Ultima like game you'll get nowadays.
     
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  5. cvv Arcane Patron

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    I was talking about Pathfinder.

    As for Wildermyth, didn't know it at all. Now I checked it out and of course - another mechanically attractive RPG with art style appealing to my 8 yo niece.

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    Fuck this gay Earth, seriously.
     
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  6. Rincewind Erudite

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    I don't get it either. Who's even the target audience? Kids are super into tactical combat these days???
    The saddest thing is, I'm not even against cartoony art styles if done well. For example, I absolutely loved the Banner Saga and enjoyed Dungeon of Naheulbeuk as well. But this just looks low-effort and hastily put together, lacking any strong sense of character.

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  7. Atlet Savant

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    Is the banner saga worth playing?
     
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  8. Rincewind Erudite

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    I very much enjoyed it. It's of course on rails and it doesn't have super deep systems, but the world building, atmosphere and pacing is top notch, and it just has this sense of urgency and foreboding danger that's rarely done well in *any* game (strangely, it reminds me of Half-Life 1, where the pacing was also super tight and 100% well done). Anyway, read the codex review for more details, it's quite good.
     
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  9. Jinn Arcane

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    It's a damn shame how terribly overlooked both this and Nox Archaist have been here.
     
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  10. Peachcurl Arbiter

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    why is there no list of contenders in this thread, my stupid brain certainly doesn't remember many of the games I played this year....


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  11. Thac0 Time Mage Patron

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    Those art styles are dirt cheap to make. The audience are people who do not give a fuck about artstyle, as for the same budget you can make your game look like a childrens book or like The Dwarf Run.



    Just beware that the combat is bad, it uses round robbin initiative of the worst magnitude, every team gets the same amount of turns no matter how many combatants it has left, so some fights get MORE dangerous the less enemies are left, because their mean combatants get to move more often. So if only one enemy is left and you have 5 dudes left that guy moves FIVE times per turn.
    It is literally the most retarded way to do initiatve, even beating out stuff like DOS by a landslide.
     
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  12. Rincewind Erudite

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    It's just a ruleset, man. Like many things, it's subjective, and I enjoyed it.
     
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    Wouldn't be that sure. Huge and growing number of people actively seek out Nintendo or nuAnime or other childish art like Wildermyth. A lot of them got to the point they're unwilling - or even unable - to enjoy non-childish cartoony art, let alone realism. It's some sort of degeneration of wealthy modern society or some shit.

    And yeah, I love good "cartoony" art too, meaning cartoony art where all the characters do NOT look like 10 yo kids (not to mention all the cringy nuAnime, pedophilia-friendly stuff with big-eyed, big-breasted dolls with short skirts and cat ears). Banner Saga is a good example. I even love wilder, wackier stuff like Darkest Dungeon or Don't Starve.
     
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    Most importantly, felipepepe can no longer be trusted with official Codex polls, data collection, etc.
     
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  16. Parabalus Arcane

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    Yes, well worth a blind run. Play on Hard.

    Combat system is different, that irks a lot of people, but it's very good.
     
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    If I was to play just one game - one, two or three?
     
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    1, it's a single story you want to play from the start
    you'll probably get halfway through 2 before you get bored, the combat is ass
     
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  19. Mortmal Arcane

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    26 positive reviews and most likely as many buyers .
     
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  20. ArchAngel Arcane Sad Loser

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    I let my 10 year old play this game and play new Pathfinder game. She decided to continue playing Pathfinder :D
     
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  21. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    Looks nice, is it fun to play?
     
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  22. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    you let your kid play h-games?
    that's kinda creepy tbh
     
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  23. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    it's kinda creepy how you act like the game has any serious sexual content
     
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  24. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    you mean like a succubus made out of feces that tries to seduce you?
     
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  25. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    to me, it sounds like you let her, what kind of degenerate are you?
     
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