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I can't get into Divinity OS games and i can't figure why.

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Mazisky, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    DD and BD are actually pretty good,dos tho are really bad. I think because they really can't craft a fun adventure/main story to hook people in it. There are just a bunch of random sets that make next to no sense and the world's lore is a mess.
     
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  2. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    What about Divinity: Dragon Commander? Maybe that was the start of the dive into uh...

    Was Sir Lora the squirrel all that .... yeesh!
     
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  3. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Good times, good times. Remember figuring out edlin in Spring of ‘82.
     
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  4. Sykar Arcane

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    Reads 81 to me.
    :dance:
     
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  5. Darth Canoli Magister

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    While i like the tids and bits of scripted scenario and the ultima part of Divine divinity and BD and enjoyed them on first play-through years back, i launched the first one recently and stopped soon after the crypt when you're after the mage, taken prisoner and thrown into the cell/crypt.

    At this point, i can tell the combat is atrocious when in endless dungeons or when too many enemies are thrown at you, the latter hapenning all the time at this point, it's a borefest, the dungeon design is so bad i could do better myself with 0 experience to back me up.
    Combat is just a click fest (i played a "pure" mage and refused to use traps while i played a rogue back then, playing a rogue or anything with the trap skills is probably the only way to cope with the combat).

    I didn't remember all the skills they used in DOS were already there in the early divinity and they really lack imagination.
    Their ultima influence also leaves us with infinite garbage to loot and an impossible to manage inventory.
    Last but not least, their class-less system is pure garbage.

    Still an improvement upon diablo and good for a single playthrough if you're resistant to hordes of trashmobs to deal with.
     
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  6. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    LoL as if rpgs generally have good combat. The game is fine,it has an open world and shit ton of freedom and exploration. I 100% it a 6-9 months ago and the game is still fine. The combat is generic,you go around and kill shit like in diablo and company. The story,lore and writing are pretty decent. Generally a lot better game than dos ones. Fuck even the combat is better than dos ones,it is not an eye cancer effect show that is in tediously slow TB.
     
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  7. Ranarama Learned

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    Divine Divinity gives me Dink Smallwood vibes
     
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  8. Mazisky Magister

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    So, the 2 upcoming Rpgs I was waiting for, Baldur's Gate 3 and Realms Beyond.

    The first will be DOS 3 which is bad, the latter got vaporwared. Nice
     
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  9. V_K Arcane

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    There's still Solasta which, it seems, is turning out better than it had any right to be.
     
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  10. Cyberarmy Love fool Patron

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    Yeah Solasta is suprisingly good so far.
     
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  11. Swen Learned Shitposter

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    Fuck off Mario, BGIII will be epic.
     
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  12. Darth Canoli Magister

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    The best part of the game is the early cut-scene with the wyvern rider.
     
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  13. Mangoose Arcane Patron

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    There is nothing wrong. Because "like" has to do with your own subjective preference, not the game's objective quality. You're not being the typical idiot who rationalizes their preference with objective "critique."

    You have preferences. I have preferences. Everyone has preferences. So you're fine.

    Edit: Though perhaps you could look at your "favorites" list and try to find other commonalities (that don't necessarily have to echo dogma such as "deep combat").
     
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  14. Decado Prestigious Gentleman Old time handsome face wrecker Patron

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    So I realize this is back from March and all, but I feel like this sentence is bad enough -- and I disagree with it vehemently enough -- that I have to necro this post and respond.

    Because nothing about Larian's games are funny. Nothing. Their humor is terrible, that weird Belgian scatological and zany scattershot humor that is born out of two things: insecurity, and being genuinely unfunny. They do their best work when they're not trying to be funny.

    Systems-wise, they do okay except (and I've said this before) they get stuck in feedback loops. This happened in DoS 2: they find a mechanic that works well, like exploding barrels and environmental interaction, and then because they lack self-control, proceed to put these elements into every goddamn combat in the game. So pretty soon you're playing a barrel-exploding simulator instead of an RPG.

    Anyway this post was about the humor, so I don't want to get sidetracked. To be clear:
    • There is nothing (intentionally) funny in Larian's games.
    • There are no world-famous or even renowned Belgian comedians.
    These two statements are connected.
     
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  15. Mazisky Magister

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    I know but I meant upcoming games before 2025.
     
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  16. Mazisky Magister

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    Like anything made by your country, Larian included.
     
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  17. V_K Arcane

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    I don't know what more WTF about your post - the assumption that Solasta won't come out before 2025 or the belief that Realms Beyond was ever going to.
     
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  18. NJClaw I'm single now, looking for a new forum boyfriend Patron

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    Man... everyone knew that BG3 was going to be Baldur's Gate: Original Sin, and Realms Beyond has been vaporware since 2012, 5 years prior to its announcement:

     
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  19. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Knowing and hope are two different things mate,you could have them both :dealwithit:.
     
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  20. sullynathan Arcane

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    Divine Divinity is the best shit game and original sin was superior
     
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  21. cr0mag Novice

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    I've started clearing my way through the mines in DOS1 and I'm already considering giving up on the game at level 13. I thought about why and I have a few reasons.

    The loot system is just plain bad, picking up dozens and dozens of armours and weapons which are all crap is very irritating. Nothing like D&D when picking up your first +3 weapon at all. It's all just a bunch of jibber jabber nonsense random stats, incrementally better. I just got into the habit of clicking on the highest level items everytime I needed to repair because it didn't seem to make much difference.

    The levelling system has a strange power progression, I saved up some stat points to get my two mages to get the spells they needed and have just dumped everything for every character into bodybuilding and willpower just to speed the combat up.

    I doubt for boss killing any max level spells could compare to me just giving every char 1 level of expert marksman and first aid. Then just using decaying touch and have everyone spam first aid on the boss....

    Long story short the character, loot and story development has hit a wall at the goblin mines
     
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  22. Gamezor Educated

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    This is why I bounced off it, as well as the too much interactivity others mentioned. Also the dialogue is not just bad but so goddamn much of it. Bad and short is fine. Wasn’t this game in the top 100?
     
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  23. Rieser Educated

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    Yes. There's plenty of games varying between forgettable and garbage in the top 100. It's not like there's a hundred good RPG's out there.
     
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  24. Darkzone Arcane

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    An RPG need to produce the feeling of an adventure and of an epic journey from the beginning and i think that it is there where Larian failes. Because goofy humor is killing it in this departement.
     
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