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luj1

You're all shills
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Amazing what we have today in the CRPG scene

- real time action games that aren't even CRPGs
- interactive movies with 300 hours of cutscenes
- paper thin CYOA "games"
- pretentiously retro garbage
- etc.

Basically we have everything but true RPGs

People probably think you can add stats to a racing game and that makes it an RPG lol
 

Morpheus Kitami

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I like good pixel art, and I could probably stand this, but that purple and cyan color scheme is hideous. Let's all remind people of the CGA days, the one graphics scheme that looks worse than the ZX Spectrum.
 

Mortmal

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I like good pixel art, and I could probably stand this, but that purple and cyan color scheme is hideous. Let's all remind people of the CGA days, the one graphics scheme that looks worse than the ZX Spectrum.
There were no CGA days for the true gamers. First, the C64, Amstrad, and Apple II era,and yes zx spectrum, then quite soon the Amiga and Atari with gorgeous games featuring 16-32 colors on a palette of 4096 colors. Some even had music composed by award-winning musicians, while most PCs were still using the rather fugly CGA and EGA.
 

cvv

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Basically we have everything but true RPGs
How dare you. What about the bestest RPG everest?

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Shaki

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I liked this guy's previous games, but holy shit why is everything so oppressively purple here? I might be misremembering Alvora/Voidspire but I played Horizon's Gate pretty recently, and judging by trailer this looks like a massive downgrade in terms of visuals.

Still gonna play it tho, of course.
 

Jinn

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Don't really get the dislike for the palette here. It's interesting, eye-catching, and fits the nature of the setting. I actually like the direction he took with the character models too. They have a much more distinct style than the prior games. The models do look a bit better when the camera is zoomed out though, which I wish the player could control, rather than it only being present in certain scenes.
 

Zanzoken

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This site is the biggest bunch of fags I swear.

You will suck BG3's seeping pozzed asshole for 600+ pages and vote it GOTY despite being the most boring overdone fantasy schlock imaginable.

Then bitch and complain about an indie project from one guy who makes his own settings, mechanics, etc and has a proven track record for making good games.

If you bought BG3 but won't support devs like this then don't ever say shit about "decline" because you are the decline.

P.S.

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Grampy_Bone

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why is everything so oppressively purple here?
It's essentially set in the Underdark

suck BG3's seeping pozzed asshole
I understand graphics whoring so I won't fully condemn taking a modern AAA over an indie game that is barely 16-bit.

HOWEVER, this game is miles better than the on-rails Space Exodus misery porn edgelord parable Colon-y Ship.
 

Maxie

Wholesome Chungus
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This site is the biggest bunch of fags I swear.

You will suck BG3's seeping pozzed asshole for 600+ pages and vote it GOTY despite being the most boring overdone fantasy schlock imaginable.

Then bitch and complain about an indie project from one guy who makes his own settings, mechanics, etc and has a proven track record for making good games.

If you bought BG3 but won't support devs like this then don't ever say shit about "decline" because you are the decline.

P.S.

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Way to peddle furry propaganda under the guise of gaming you pervert
 

luj1

You're all shills
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I would rather play this than BG3 of course. Any sane person would. But after 10000 times the pretentiously retro pixel look becomes annoying, you cannot deny that.
 

Grampy_Bone

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I don't mind pixel art as long as it reaches at least a 16bit level. The NES/C64 palette is ugly and shouldn't be replicated, IMO (looking at you, Shovel Knight).

This game looks richer than Voidspire, which was comparatively plain. But the color choices are irksome to some people.
 

Eirinjas

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Atrocious color palette. That's a barrier to even wanting to look at it, let alone play it. The music also does not jive with the game's genre, pacing, or setting. To the memory hole with it!
 

KD6-3.7

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I wonder what percentage of retro pixel devs were alive in the early 80s and playing 8-bit games.

I guess the percentage is low, maybe very low.
 

KeighnMcDeath

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Dunno why the screen is blurry as hell but is Remir a fucking rodent? Wth? Mice/rats?
 

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