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How does Elex compare to Gothic

Discussion in 'Piranha Bytes' started by TheBiopunkSlav, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. Vlajdermen Erudite

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    Or any of their other games for that matter.
     
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  2. Deadman Arcane Patron

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    It's pretty good.
     
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  3. Lilura RPG Codex Dragon Lady

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    One of the worst popamoles I've played.
     
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  5. unfairlight Self-Ejected

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    Better than Risen 3, less charm than Risen 2 but I'm biased for the pirate theme. Plenty of freedom in solving problems and choosing sides, there is some decent C&C in the game. Music is kinda forgettable and not very good, they should have hired some promising SoundCloud bedroom producer instead, but it was Björn's first time doing music in a more pro setting so I can forgive him. Combat really isn't that bad, some bugs and wonky hitboxes but otherwise mostly fine. Sense of progression is godly just like previous PB titles. It was okay and shows promise that PB got their shit together and learned some lessons.
     
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  6. Zlaja Arcane

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    Buy it or I will cut you.

    PS: Full price. No "steam discount down the line" bullshit.
     
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    Powerfully.
     
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  8. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    By having modern setting.




















    PS:Stop wasting time and buy the game!
     
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  9. Vlajdermen Erudite

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    I'm waiting for my copy as we speak. Decided to get it on disc.
     
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  10. Lahey Laheyist Patron

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    *searches "Elex Gothic"* - 5 pages of hits, here are some of the better posts; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or you could dig through the memes and shitposts to read the whole thread. Ludo Lense did a good review which frequently draws comparisons.

    It's my 7/10 narrow-win-over-DOS2 goty by default because current year games were generally shit. Not as good as Gothic 1/2 but you'll probably have enough fun to avoid buyer's remorse.
     
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  11. jaydee2k Learned

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    kill yourself

    Well it's not bad when you keep in mind in which times we are living.
    Comparable to Gothic?! I call it heresy
     
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  12. Paul_cz Arcane

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    So I played all Piranha games and finished them. Consider G2 NOTR their best game and bonafide masterpiece. G1 and Risen 1 are also amazing, although more flawed. G3, Risen 2 and 3 are..pretty good, but have too big flaws to be in the same league.

    So I wonder where Elex lies? VD liked it iirc.
     
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  13. Morkar Left Guest

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    Best Gothic-like since Gothic 2
     
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  14. SCO Arcane In My Safe Space

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    I have a single question: is there a trick/bug to delay or exploit the faction structure so you can get multiple faction abilities or do multiple factions quests as in the other gothics and Risen 1?

    I like non-linearity in general, and sequence breaking is a favorite activity in rpgs, even at the cost of efficiency or time.
     
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  15. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Gothic 2+Exp.
    Gothic
    ELEX/Risen
    Gothic 3
    Risen 2
    Risen 3 (I have yet to play)
     
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  16. cw8 Arbiter

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    Best thing in their games lineup since Gothic 2. The world feels big and open like in Gothic compared to the cramp ones in Risen 2 n 3. Mostly Gothic vibes, no Risen vibes and that's what makes it good.
     
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  17. Raghar Arcane

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    It has better graphics.

    And the story is about white supremacist, who stopped to take substance that made him white overpowered supremacist. But nice ending requires him to be overpowered supremacist.
    Show Spoiler
    Logical action would be to beg for mercy of course. But supremacist is too racist and selfcentered to do that...
     
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  18. Stokowski Arcane

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    It runs, so it is worse than Gothic.
     
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  19. Elex Arbiter

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    Jetpack.
     
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    Gothic 2 Notr
    Gothic 1
    Elex
    Risen 1
    Gothic 3
    Risen 3
    Risen 2
     
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  21. Falksi Arcane

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    I loved Risen 2. Funny as fuck.

    Out of all the PB games Risen 3 was the only one I didn't finish, because it was just too dull in terms of dialogue.

    Elex is gonna make me spunk
     
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  22. TC Jr Learned

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    Yeah I really liked Risen 2, played at release on 360 (lol) but couldn't finish due to a game breaking bug haha, bought it again on steam though so going to replay it then hopefully Elex afterwards. Felt the same about Risen 3, just missing charm or something, kind of boring.
     
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  23. Falksi Arcane

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    I played the special edition on 360, and I only came across 2 bugs from start to finish, so if you can pick that up cheap might be the way to go (I've seen it kicking around for about £4 in CEX)

    Risen 2 has some of the best dialogue I've ever come across in a game. The main character's dryness/wit/sarcasm adds loads to the game. Brilliant stuff. Risen 3 is flat as a pancake in comparison.
     
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  24. Somberlain Arcane Zionist Agent

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    YES!
     
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  25. Multidirectional Arcane

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    Yeah dialogues were fun in Risen 2. I'm definitely gonna replay Risen 1 and 2 sometime again. Cannot stand Risen 3, main character's voice alone is enough to render it unplayable for me so I never got far into it. They should've kept the same guy from Risen 2.
     
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