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I need more Eurojank like Risen and Two Worlds 2

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Curratum, Sep 26, 2020.

  1. Curratum Cipher

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    Any suggestions?
     
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  2. Obsequious Approbation Arbiter

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    Since you seem to enjoy the mental anguish that playing Two Worlds inevitably causes, why not play Vendetta - Curse of Raven's Cry? I imagine you'd enjoy it since it's just Two Worlds squeezed into a setting more or less like Risen's, minus the Titans. They've probably patched out most of the glaring issues by now, I imagine.
     
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  3. Curratum Cipher

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    For some reason, I found the janky and random (quirky and unusual!) world of TW2 very fun to explore. However, I can't stomach pirate games in general, I like fantasy much more.

    Maybe try to find cheap deals on the eleventy story DLCs for TW2?
     
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  4. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Elex
    Technomancer
    Greedfall
     
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  5. Curratum Cipher

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    Is Elex ok? I don't like a single PB game that is not Risen 1 and that stopped me from buying it...
     
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  6. Frank Capicoli Savant

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    Elex is gud.
     
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  7. covr Cipher Patron

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    Have you tried The Witcher?
     
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  8. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    Elex and most games by Spiders (except for Faery: Legends of Avalon, it's pure and utter shit). Spiders games are more story focused and linear but provide cool locations and combat with acceptable levels of jank.
     
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  9. Narushima Learned

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    The Realms of Arkania remakes by Crafty Studios?
    I've not played them, actually, but I'd be interested, if someone has an opinion on them.
     
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  10. muds_animal_friend Arcane Patron

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    Divinity II: Ego Draconis maybe? It's quirky and a bit janky in places.
     
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  11. toro Arcane

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    Mars: War Logs
    Ghost of a Tale
    INSOMNIA: The Ark (pirated, not full price)
    Arx Fatalis (!?)
     
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  12. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    It is not jank, take that back
     
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  13. bec de corbin Educated

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    They're a lot more user-friendly and have tooltips and fancy art and all that other stuff you expect from a remake, which sounds good, but then all the 3d assets are cheap as dirt unity store assets, so it's really fucking weird and all over the place trying to play them. For example, sometimes you're wandering around the map and some bears attack, which is fine, but then they illustrate this with a premade bear t-posing in a field and... you know, maybe just don't show a picture if it's going to be that?

    I'd definitely say to check out Elex, it's the most close to Risen PB has gotten since it
     
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  14. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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  15. Funposter Arbiter

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    ELEX is easily the best game in this thread, if you judge video games by any conventional method. It's not great imo, but it is quite good and definitely worth your time.
     
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  16. deama Liturgist

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    Alpha protocol?

    Overlord?
     
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  17. Sotomonte Literate

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    I solved that by swapping all art based on 3D designs for illustrations ... much better.
     
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  18. vazha Liturgist

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    Demonicon is the epitome of an enjoyable eurojank. If you arent averse to slavjank, you might want to try Corsair series as well.
     
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  19. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    What are the games in Corsair series?
     
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  20. GrafvonMoltke Savant

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    You could just play Risen again.
     
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  21. Doktor Best Arcane

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    Don't play it then. You are not worthy.
     
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  22. Wunderbar Arcane

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    - Corsairs (aka Sea Dogs in the west);
    - Corsairs 2 (aka Pirates of Caribbean in the west);
    - Corsairs 3 (aka Age of Pirates - Caribbean Tales in the west);
    - Corsairs 3 - Return of the Legend (standalone expansion, was never released in the west);
    - Corsairs 3 - City of Abandoned Ships (second standalone expansion, in the west it's known as Age of Pirates 2: City of Abandoned Ships);
    - Corsairs - To Each his Own (third standalone expansion, in the west it is known as Sea Dogs: To Each His Own).

    Corsairs games are simulationist sandbox rpgs with a focus on trading/naval combat, the series is closer to Mount and Blade than to Risen/Two worlds.
     
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  23. Rincewind Educated

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    I'm a bit perplexed about the term "eurojank", what does it actually mean? Are we talking about technical glitches, like NPCs walking through terrain/walls etc, bad animation and stuff like that? That's my guess, but then, many American games often have the same issues (pretty much anything from Bethesda).

    Dunno, I haven't really noticed any difference in glitchiness or polish between European and American games. Well, at least non-AAA RPG games. Let's take ELEX as a recent example, what's wrong with it, why is it "eurojank"? Sure it had a few glitches and some quest bugs, but these were so minor that they didn't detract at all from the experience, in my opinion.

    I'm even more confused about calling the Witcher series janky, they seem a lot more polished to me than any Bethesda game.

    But then, I'm originally from Europe, so maybe you have to grow up in America to be sensitive to these issue. I don't get why people complain about the voice acting and dialogue in Gothic and ELEX either, to me they are just fine. Maybe it's a cultural thing, people in PB games are brief and to the point, no smalltalk. Definitely that has a German vibe to it, which I quite like.
     
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  24. Van-d-all Arbiter

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    As several people already wrote - essentially games from Spiders. Mars War Logs is a solid eurojank game. Technomancer is decent, higher production value but repetitive. Bound by Flame bored me way too much to finish it. Didn't play Greedfall.
     
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  25. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    It's a bullshit term, don't worry too much about it.
     
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