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GRAVEN - dark fantasy first person action puzzler from 3D Realms

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by geno, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    Wasn't swayed by Wrath, but this looks like D1P material.

    Core Decay looks good too. GmanShill can eat his words when he claims he's getting tired of the Retro shooter wave. I don't.
     
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  2. lightbane Arcane

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    The Heretic/Hexen 3 we will never get?
    Dark Messiah meets Hexen and Soulsborne texts! Looks cool, but I find it a bit silly that you cannot use a sword and the wrist-mounted crossbow at the same time. I know the MC is an old-man, but surely he's capable of multi-tasking to this degree, right? Spells don't seem too impressive right now, consume mana too fast, and the kick is weak, but so far it looks good.

    In before some Twatter "stars" complain that the protagonist being a male priest with a loving adopted daughter is somehow offensive to muslims and *insert minority here*.
     
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  3. Citizen Arcane

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    The sexiest looking game I saw this year
     
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  4. gerey Arcane Zionist Agent

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    I like what I've seen so far, though the boat intro seems rather tedious and unnecessary - it would have been cool to showcase a lot more of the level this way.

    One thing that worries me is that the electricity spell looks very exploitable. I'm getting BioShock flashbacks where electricity + wrench basically broke any semblance of balance the game might have. Hopefully they nerf the spell by release.
     
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  5. Diablo1_reborn Viva New Vegas! Patron

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    This looks so fucking good.
     
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  6. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Yup.

    IM was meh/boring, Wrath does not interest me at all despite the fact I'm a yuge Q1fag, but this looks p great. Don't ruin it, plz.
     
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    Looks like it kinda has elements of Hexen and Clive Barker's Undying, hell let's throw Strife in there too. Looks cool, though I hope that beginning boat ride is skippable, I can see that getting old real fast.
     
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  9. Stormcrowfleet Arcane

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    Looked at about 2 minutes of gameplay and I'm convinced this is good. Wishlisted it and I'll be waiting for the rest.
     
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  10. Chk991 Literate

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    Loved the low poly look.
     
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  11. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    As much as I do love some old school boomer FPS, I'm pleased to see someone try something new with the concept.

    I'll be keeping a close eye on this one.
     
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  12. Gerrard Arcane

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    Why did they choose this title? You'd think they would at least look in the store first.
    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Sacibengala Savant

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    Hexen2!!!!!
     
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    It was talked about briefly in another thread, but the Boomer FPS trend needs something to shift it from Doom-inspired, Build-inspired, and Quake-inspired games (which are great) into the 1998 - 2002 realm of full 3D shooters and immersive sims. This could be the one that does it.

    Obviously there was DUSK, but that feels much more pre-1998 in terms of level design and gameplay. No I will not elaborate.
     
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  15. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    Huh, looks actually nice, like Daggerfall.
     
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  16. Diablo1_reborn Viva New Vegas! Patron

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    Hexen 3.
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    (unless I missed the joke of Hexen 2 being a shit game)
     
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    Yeah looks quite promising. Too bad we can't get something like this with non shit graphics. Oh well, if the rest is good I'll still have a good time with it.
     
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  18. Sacibengala Savant

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    Not really. I like Heretic and Hexen more. But nothing against HexenII. This game gave a tremendous vibe of hexen II, the opening is very much the same, right in the feels.
     
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  19. Gerrard Arcane

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    Yeah, the geometry and textures are not from the same time period. Some of the textures look like Q1 stuff.
     
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    Did anyone else notice that lighting the barrels on fire seemed to be completely pointless because they explode on contact when throwing them anyway?

    I'm definitely hooked on the feel and setting and the idea that spells are for stagey in this over damage but it needs to be more than stun shock things or burn up cobwebs and barrels.
     
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  21. frajaq Arbiter

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    This looks DAMN good
     
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  22. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Seems to have the same problem Wrath has, where it's like they gave the map makers carte blanche to make the most sprawling, detailed maps they want to, but then no one knows how to fill the space out with interesting gameplay. This first 30 minutes consists of the player walking boringly through areas killing boring enemies. Like most of these retro-shooters it looks to be filled with extraneous superficial details while lacking in the fundamentals.
     
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  23. soulburner Arbiter

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    I like it but I don't see the point of unfiltered pixels. While I understand Wrath is trying to emulate the first months of Quake, I think this one should be promoted with a 3dfx logo and bilinear blurry textures.
     
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  24. Jedi Exile Arcanum Patron

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    Looks meh. Doesn't even come close to Hexen 2. Seriously, this Graven looks like Diablo 3 with first-person view. And Hexen 2 had really good art style.
     
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