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Grimoire Thread

Discussion in 'Golden Era Games' started by LESS T_T, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    We are too afraid.
     
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  2. Lady Error █▓▒░ ░▒▓█ Patron

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    I hope for an expansion of the far future level.
     
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  3. Fowyr Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Yep, it was really excellent.
     
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  4. Dungeon Lord Scholar

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    I do not know. I played first Wiz8.
    Wiz7 can be frustrating for the first player.
     
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  5. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer Sad Loser

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    [BLOCKED] for being an oxygen stealer.
     
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  6. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer Sad Loser

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    I agree. The best pantheon for Wizardry would be to play Bane of the Cosmic Forge, then Crusaders of the Dark Savant and finally Grimoire. You can't appreciate any of them without perspective on the other two. David Bradley took Wizardry and turned it into something really special. I copied W7 because I think it is one of the greatest RPGs of all time. I wanted Grimoire to be able to stand on its own and yet also still be a spiritual successor to these two.
     
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  7. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer Sad Loser

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    I have already expanded it. I thought it needed a little more.
     
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  8. anvi Prophet Village Idiot

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    FWIW Steam is full of people saying Wiz7 was their favorite until Grimoire which improves on Wiz7.
     
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  9. Arthandas Arbiter

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    Fiiiiiiine, I'll be the one to ask him.

    Cleveland Mark Blakemore
    What's new in V4 and do you plan to release it in 2021?

    <quickly runs away>
     
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  10. Darth Canoli Arcane

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    That's more like it.
    Nobody would believe in a 2021 release anyway.
     
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  11. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer Sad Loser

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    V4 will be out before Christmas if it does not come out before next Friday.
     
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  12. unseeingeye Cleric/Mage Patron

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    I'm new to the forums (as a member) and discovered Grimoire here before I signed up, and just wanted to express my gratitude; my fascination with those particular Wizardry games is boundless and it learning of Grimoire was like a dream come true. On par with how I would feel if somehow Dark Sun were to somehow get recreated Infinity engine treatment, or something.
     
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  13. Corbin Dallas Multipass Learned

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    Lol what a whiny loser.

    The admins here are awesome though, thank you for manually approving my shitpost making fun of Cleve.

    But really though, is this game any good now? Like, compared to wiz 7?
     
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  14. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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    He never blocked you. That's something you can easily check. And criticism (sometimes even valid or not) was never something people got modded for.
    Feels like you already have an opinion, not even sure why you're asking. Feels like you have an agenda, or something, but - to answer your question in earnest - it's pretty good. One of the better RPGs to come out in the 10s.
     
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  15. Darth Canoli Arcane

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    From someone who's not under the spell, Grimoire stands on its own two feet, it's not great because even with some improvements, the UI isn't as good as Wizardry 8's one and many other details and system problems.
    There's also some oddities from Wiz 7 engine, water, for instance, you should treat every body of water like lava tiles, never put a foot on them and you're dead.

    On the other hand, you get Interesting exploration and combat, a lot of companions to recruit with interesting quests.

    As for the story and puzzles, i don't like it very much but i usually not pay to much attention to it, except when you can't in JRPG or some recent indescribable horrors but some people here do like the story so it might appeal to you.

    And there's the character creation porn with different starting areas...

    So, it's cheap, it's a bit more accessible than other wizardry entries due to some improvements and you'll be helping an indie dev.
    Last but not least, don't trust overall ratings on steam/gog because 25% at least are rating Cleve's incredible PR talent and political opinions...

    Virtually, instead of 70%, the real steam rating is 76+ % (Removing 25% of the 30% negative reviews)
     
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  16. Arthandas Arbiter

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    Could you sacrifice 0.003% of your brain power to finally implement raw input mouse cursor or female paper dolls?
    Also, what happened to the non-midi orchestral ost? Is this still a thing?
     
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  17. Solanacean Educated

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    Second the question about the fate of the long awaited orchestral ost, any news, be it good or bad, would be welcome.
     
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  18. Cleveland Mark Blakemore Golden Era Games Übermensch Developer Sad Loser

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    Have to speak to Ellsworth but hoping it will be in V4. Would be awesome.
     
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  19. Corbin Dallas Multipass Learned

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    Cool, that's the sort of thing I was looking for. Probably worth 2.50 just to scratch the wizardry 7 itch with some original content.

    I followed grimoire since before it came out and saw Mr. Blakemore acting like a spaz, so I had to take the opportunity to take a few jabs at him. Seriously Cleveland Mark Blakemore , stop arguing with bad reviews on steam, you look like a retarded Derek Smart.

    Hell, just the fact that the game is teetering between mixed and mostly positive might make the 2.50 worth it. My review could tip the scales one way or the other. Although the game would have to be damn good for me not to take the opportunity to give it a bad review to get under Cleve's skin. As an aside, Cleve, it should not be so easy to get under your skin.
     
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  20. Arthandas Arbiter

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    That's impossible, you weren't even born yet.
     
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  21. LJ40 Arbiter

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    There's a surefire tell right in their post: They somehow believe Cleve is "acting" like a spaz.
     
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  22. Solanacean Educated

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    That reminds me, I actually took the liberty of contacting Ellsworth a few years ago. I wanted to know whether he was going to orchestrate all the in-game tracks, which would make it possible to use the ost in the game as an alternative to the in-game MIDI. His answer was that he had orchestrated all the tracks he had on hand which he figured would be in the game. I also asked him about the 6 additional tracks which appeared in Grimoire 2.0, listing the names of the files in hope he would recognize them, but although some of them did ring a bell for him, he said he wasn't sure since ages had passed since he wrote them and things got renamed at times.
     
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  23. Arthandas Arbiter

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    I highly doubt Cleve had orchestral tracks just lying around and decided not to use them.
     
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  24. Solanacean Educated

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    Well, Ellsworth apparently has had his orchestral tracks ready and lying around for a while. I have no idea why he hasn't contacted Cleve yet and informed him of that.
     
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  25. GandGolf Savant

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    How do you know he hasn't contacted Cleve?
     
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