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KickStarter Gamedec - cyberpunk detective RPG set in virtual worlds

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, Aug 8, 2019.

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  2. Comrade Goby Magister

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    Promises a lot, we will see...
     
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  4. Matt [Anshar Studios] Anshar Studios Developer

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    There are many games in the gamedecverse. Imagine a game in which you can literally die. The neurons in your brain are bombarded with pain and critical medical data, so your brain thinks you're getting the injuries your character does in-game. If you get killed in the game, you die in the real world. A real treat for thrill-seekers. There are sim-date games, farm games, star-citizen-like games. You name it, Gamedecverse probably has it.
     
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    Game looks interesting but character models and art are too plastic.
     
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    Are deductions a one-time things? I mean, if the solution is set in stone, then there is very little reason for you to make a different deduction. Or is the world reactive enough to "shape" the crime on the fly (or there are "sets" of crimes the game picks per playthrough), so you actually have to think about it next time, when you make a different character?
     
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  12. Hellion Arcane

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    From what I've seen so far in the previews, there is a "correct" deduction out of all the ones that are offered, so the game's crimes are not "procedurally generated" or something like that. However:

    -You don't get absolute confirmation regarding whether the deduction you reached is the "correct" one until after the case is closed, or in some cases not even then.

    -Selecting different deductions seems to open up unique paths in each crime investigation, even if these deductions are the "wrong" ones, so a "wrong" deduction does not result in absolute failure or a game over. Even if you reach the "wrong deductions" for the entirety of a crime, and you reach some kind of resolution in the end, I think that the game doesn't end and you just proceed to the next investigation. Meaning that some things might play out differently depending on how you choose to interpret each crime.

    -Each character/skillset has different means of approaching each crime, so even if the deductions you make end up being the same across different playthroughs, how you reach these deductions seems to be from a little to drastically different depending on your character's skills.

    -I might be mistaken on this, but I get the impression that you can't discover 100% of each crime's specific conditions and events on a single character/skillset. During the first preview, for example, I'm pretty sure I did everything right and absolutely discovered the "correct" chain of events and deductions for the crime, but in the "debriefing" phase after the crime was solved, the game pretty much told me that "you didn't find everything there was to find - 3.5 out of 5 stars". Meaning that there are "choices" to be made in the game even outside the deductions system, apart from investigation paths that are locked behind skillchecks so that they can only be pursued by characters with specific skills.

    I guess more definite info on that will come up as we reach the release date.
     
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  19. lycanwarrior Educated

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    Man these smaller indie companies (Encased, Gamedec, etc.) seem to be wanting to commit financial suicide by releasing their games too closely due to PF WotR.

    Well, hopefully they will still do well irregardless...
     
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    maybe pozfinder can just fuck off.. tired of every fucking thread around here acting as if it's the end all be all of RPGs and nothing should ever release unless it's been out for over a year or something in which case the line will be "OmG i caNT BeliEve ThEy ArE RElEaSiNg This GaME So ClOse To POzFiNdER DLC!!!!"
     
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    Non neglibile amount of people that this appeals to more than Pathfinder, I'd have to imagine. Being cheaper also helps
     
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    Various bits of information on the game that I gathered in a PR presentation a few minutes ago:

    -Choices we make during cases open or close possible paths in later cases. For example, we can accept to join a Clan during an investigation, and later on when we encounter that Clan again in a different case we have an easier time dealing with them because we are a member, but at the same time that closes various "subterfuge" paths because everyone knows who we are.

    -There are no "good" or "bad" endings, only different ones. The devs were very specific that they didn't want to follow the typical design path that "someone who solves all the cases gets the good ending, and someone who roleplays "the stupidest gamedec in the world" gets the bad ending", so essentially your choices in the game affect which endings you can pursue, but none of them are "good" or "bad" per se.

    -On the same note, there are also no "Right or Wrong" ways to pursue an investigation as far as the game is concerned, only different paths that branch the game in different ways. You can, of course, solve each case the "correct" way if you work towards this, but even selecting "wrong" deductions leads to distinct gameplay options.

    -Average duration is about 12 hours, more or less. But replayability is naturally quite high.

    -They have plans for DLC that adds more Virtualia.

    Oh and

    -EVERYONE asks them if they drew inspiration from Disco Elysium, but apparently they've been designing the game to be a non-combat RPG since before DE came out, and mainly drew inspiration from PnP games (as well as the Gamedec novels, of course).
     
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  23. toro Arcane

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    Basically a more extensive version of Lacuna + Disco Elysium (!?)


    Edit: This game is stretching the meaning of what is a RPG.
     
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  24. Harthwain Magister

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    But what is an RPG?

    Still, I am going to look into that Lacuna game. Could be interesting as there aren't enough ACTUAL detective games (which involve deduction). Thanks.
     
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    A game where you play a role...
     
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