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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.

  1. toro Arcane

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    Not an adventure game? Or!?
     
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  4. Atlet Savant

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    Day 1 purchase for me.
     
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    For me too, it looks damn interesting, it should be better than Cyberpunk.
     
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  7. vibehunter Educated

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    Damn, I was really wanting another isometric cyberpunk game after Shadowrun. Will definitely be checking this out.

    Between this and Encased, it's gonna be a good week.
     
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    https://steamcommunity.com/games/917720/announcements/detail/2957165219753806378

     
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    https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/917720/view/2873849260882594306

     
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  12. Daedalos Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    I dunno... its got style and stuff but it seems abit shalllow... hmmm not sure if i wanna get this.

    hope u guys can playtrest it and report back
     
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  13. agris Arcane Patron

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    its hard to say because despite all the slickly produced videos i have no idea what the gameplay actually entails. it's like 5 second snippets of gameplay and different subsystem screens.

    they way they rolled out the focus features seems more to garner publicity than to actually inform - shocking, i know.
     
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    Well, the game's demo has been available multiple times during its development.
     
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  15. Daedalos Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    yea the marketing for the game is really weird...
     
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  16. Hellion Arcane

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    Gameplay in a nutshell:

    -You investigate cases in virtual worlds.
    -You have lots and lots of choices on how to proceed during your investigations, even going as far as to completely botch them.
    -Botching cases doesn't end the game, it just affects what you encounter further down.
    -How you react to the world during interactions gives you points towards 4 different stats, that can be technically be classified as "Strength, Intelligence, Wisdom and Charisma" (I'm grossly oversimplifying it, but anyway).
    -You use these points to unlock Skills/Professions which offer unique interactions with the world and unique paths towards completing investigations.
    -You can complete the game even by being a complete idiot who only does retarded things and botches all his cases.

    -How you play the game only affects which of the game's 6 different endings are open to you, right at the very last scene of the game (almost like Deus Ex: Human Revolution, but choices are actually locked behind things you've done).

    Game's rather short, though, compared to the general standard duration of RPGs. You visit 3 different virtual worlds during cases, 2-3 other areas, and 3 locations during the end-game. You can finish the game anywhere from 8 to 16 hours, or a bit more if you read everything in the Codex. But naturally replayability is high.
     
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  17. agris Arcane Patron

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    it's such a strange choice to have a demo available only in a limited window of time; seems counter-productive to raising awareness. rather, only the most diehard will follow and note it, resulting in a feedback loop rather than growing the pie of interested customers.
     
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    it's a DE clone
     
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  19. Atrachasis Augur

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    If you'd rather see some gameplay videos than wait for the prestigious Codex Consent to form, there are some early Let's Plays around, such as this one from last year:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_xQRxPix1g
     
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  20. Matt [Anshar Studios] Anshar Studios Developer

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    Could you please elaborate? :) We're 100% honest with the community, produced multiple gameplay/mechanics videos, implemented feedback after the kickstarter alpha build and beta for backer's build [two different cases] and made public demo a couple of times during some of the events. It's counter-productive to have a demo from a year-old build available forever.
     
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  21. Atomboy Atom Team Developer

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    Says it's unlocking in an hour, so early congratulations on the launch guys! Looks really cool, though to my shame I don't know much about it except for setting. Is there combat?
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    Ngl it reminds me of DE a tiny bit, and I remember getting DE and being like sooo, looks cool so far, so where the combat at? When am I gonna shoot people in the face? Ohh... Oh, I won't huh? Never ever ever? Okay...
    Gonna get it today but play much later. Cheers!
     
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  22. Wulfric Pinewood Arbiter Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    Today is release, only less than hour on Steam.
     
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  23. Hellion Arcane

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    My 2 cents:

    https://ragequit.gr/en/reviews/item/gamedec-pc-review/

    PS. PC Gamer gave it a 58% because they found the skill system confusing and because they encountered bugs in the EARLY, INCOMPLETE PREVIEW BUILD. Rock-Paper-Shotgun's review is so-and-so because "the game contains lots of cyberpunk jargon that require knowledge of the core material, so the reviewer didn't understand them".
     
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  24. agris Arcane Patron

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    Sure, the mechanics videos are so brief that you don't get anything from them other than it looks like block-diagrams.

    I think this boils down to your limited availability demo.
     
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  25. Wulfric Pinewood Arbiter Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    It's out , what's your reviews?
     
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