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KickStarter Kingdom Come: Deliverance - Dan Vavra's medieval chad simulator

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by conan_edw, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. otsego Cipher

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    I think if I replayed (I intend to, but as a stealthy bow type... I read headshots are basically fatal at any skill level... Garrett eat your heart out) I would either go full longsword or axe+shield. This is one of few medieval RPGs that I know of that reward you for knowing that other weapons than swords exist to defeat plate and mail armor and reward you for training in it.

    It's like games that don't tell you that blunt works well against undead enemies. It rewards you for having common sense without directly telling you "USE THIS WEAPON TYPE"
     
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  2. Yosharian Magister

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    Yeah I just reinstalled to try a rogue playthrough, archery, stealth and mobility in combat. No armour at all. Dunno if it's going to work, but we'll see.
     
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  3. otsego Cipher

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    I know this game pushes you in the direction of swords... I mean besides the main plot point of you losing a magnificent sword and trying to get it back. Even the "boxart" is Henry crying over a sword. Which I sympathized with for the first 10 hours, but bruh, I'm a killer now and it happened faster than the farcry games
     
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  4. Sarathiour Learned

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    It's been some time since i played this, but i thought that one of the strong point of sword and bow was the opportunity to use poison, contrary to blunt weapon.
     
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  5. Deadass Learned

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    fuck swords and maces just use your fists lmao
     
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    I'm pretty sure that you can use poisons with maces even if you couldn't this benefit would be diluted by your ability to use poisons with arrows.
     
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  7. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Whitemale nerds and neckbeards everywhere you look. The lack of diversity on display here is positively medieval.

     
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  8. Mikeal Magister

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    But there are wymynz there!!! :rage::dead::negative::mad::(:decline::stabbedintheback::baka::despair::badnews::stunned::deadtroll::cmcc::dontbelievehislies::slamdunk:
     
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  9. Gerrard Arcane

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    What's worse is the number of faces closely resembling the typical soy aficionado.
     
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  10. Wesp5 Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    This is the way I played it because I could never figure out sword fighting even during training sessions. Then after defeating an important enemy with bow and arrow I got a cutscene with a sword and stopped because this was even more annoying than all the other times when Henry was looking differently in dialogues or cutscenes than in the game. Why use in-engine cutscenes when you don't show the setup of the player at that moment? Also has the black-screen-reloading before and after each dialogue been removed in the meantime?
     
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  11. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Literally unplayable.
     
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  12. LarryTyphoid Educated

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    My PC is too shitty to play this game without stuttering. Fucking Cry Engine. Why can't devs just make every game on Unreal 1?
     
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  13. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    If you can, install it on SSD. It dramatically improves performance. Thanks to SSD my PC of 2015 managed to run KCD on max settings and the framerate dropped only during big skirmishes during night, with lots of torches (light sources).
     
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  14. Wesp5 Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    No, this was only annoying. But the black-screen-reloading before and after each dialogue was what killed it for me...
     
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  15. cvv Arcane Patron

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    Were you playing on PS4? On any moderately capable PC it's like 0,3 seconds, a non-problem.
     
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  16. Wesp5 Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I have an i5 and a Geforce 1050 that can run everything else besides this, probably because I don't have a SSD...
     
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  17. Paul_cz Arcane

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    Exactly the problem. KCD loads in like 5 seconds on SSD, and the dialogue "loadings" take few milliseconds.
    Meanwhile on HDD it's...the opposite.
    I've had SSD for a decade now. How come esteemed chemist and modder still rocks ancient technology. Go buy SSD.
     
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  18. vibehunter Educated

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    Are maces still stupidly OP in this game? I rolled sword and board in my first playthrough but I'd like to do another run just bonking people on the head.
     
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  19. Gerrard Arcane

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    Bladed weapons have that perk that increases chance to cause bleeding and poison if you've sharpened them yourself. You can't sharpen a mace.
     
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  20. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    what year is it?
     
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  21. Wesp5 Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    It's still stupid from a game designing point of view. Why does no other FPRPG need to create a seperate world just for a conversation? Cyberpunk e.g. works fine on the very same system...
     
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    SSDs have been affordable for near a decade. They are pretty much becoming mandatory with how engines load in assets.

    Lots of games include them as a minimum requirement now for good reason.
     
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  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    If I had to guess, it's probably loading higher quality textures used only in dialogue(and perhaps cutscenes, etc.,) on demand when you begin a conversation.
     
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  24. cvv Arcane Patron

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    IIRC it's because the game world is perma-simulated, with autonomous NPCs independently acting and milling around. No other game does this. So they had to create a "safety bubble" to ensure your conversations aren't disrupted by some crazy emergent shit happening around. Same reason why passing time may take a long time on weak machines - the world outside is still simulated while you sleep.

    Cyberpunk is nowhere near the same system btw. With millions of NPCs existing in the world instead of low thousands it's not even possible to perma-simulate all the NPC routines.
     
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  25. Jrpgfan Liturgist

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    Just a reminder that the 1050 is a very weak GPU. Considering KCD is not exactly a low spec game, it might not be the SSD alone. Its not surprising it runs like ass with it.
     
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