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Open Call for Reviews

Discussion in 'The cRPG Player's Handbook' started by felipepepe, May 15, 2014.

  1. Jaedar Arcane Patron

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    I, on the other hand, might very well play chaos rising again someday. Although I'd certainly quit before starting the final mission, because 1mln hp guo is not gud.
     
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  2. ZodoZ Cipher Patron

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    After taking a look at the to-do spreadsheet there occurred a slight nudge in ma' hippocampus.
    Why has no one reviewed these titles?

    Wiz VI
    Champions of Krynn
    Gateway to the Savage Frontier
    ROA:Blades of Destiny
    Silent Storm
    Spellforce

    I have to admit a few of these took up more than a few hours way back in the day. Maybe the spreadsheet is not up to date?
    No one wants to touch Wizardry VI ? Blade ?

    Are these traps for the unwary?
    Like if a "friend" was to volunteer to review some of these would he (or she) be subjected to intense scrutiny and flames of rage?
     
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  3. V_K Arcane

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    RoA is apparently cursed - everyone who took it on (myself included), has shortly fallen ill with a severe case of notimeforthisitis. After a year and a half I still haven't recovered.
     
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  4. ZodoZ Cipher Patron

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    Usually cursed items can not be un-equipped.
    ROA has the opposite curse sounds like.
    Curse of Dropping?

    Cursed Blade of Fumbling?
     
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  5. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Silent Storm got a volunteer last week, let's see how it goes.

    But seriously, about 50-60% of the time someone goes "IMMA REVIEW THIS" I get fucking nothing. But if you wanna be the one that breaks the curse of these other games, ZodoZ , you're most welcome to try.

    That's how true heroes are born. :obviously:
     
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  6. ZodoZ Cipher Patron

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    Did not see these 3 in the list:

    Lords of Xulima found it (great entry imho)

    The Quest
    Swords and Sorcery

    Have played a few hours in both of the last two. They have some potential although Swords is a little basic.
    The Quest seems pretty good so far.
     
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  7. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    The Quest is cool, but it's a matter of priority... can't include every single game out there.

    Swords and Sorcery is mentioned in the Might & Magic I review, as its developer was the writer of that review. :)
     
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  8. ZodoZ Cipher Patron

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    That's something I would need to sleep on. Commitment is not something I fool around with. Womenz, on the other hand, are something I will fool around with. Which probably explains my long years of bachelor status.
     
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  9. purpleblob Savant

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    I just checked updated spreadsheet, good to see it's made more progress :D Looking forward to another preview release!
     
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  10. Deuce Traveler Prestigious Gentleman 2012 Newfag Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    I've always cum through for you before on these. I thought you had people already covering the following that I've beaten before, but if I'm wrong let me know:

    - Rogue (Ok, never beat this one but played a crazy amount of hours)
    - Temple of Apshai
    - Wizardry 1 (beat the PS version)
    - Champions of Krynn
    - Gateway to the Savage Frontier
    - Might and Magic III
    - FRUA (Jaesun should do this, but I can if he can't)
    - Wizardry 8
    - Jade Empire
    - Borderlands
    - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    - Shadowrun Returns
    - Serpent in the Staglands

    I also plan to play Realms of Arkania by this summer, if you still don't have a reviewer by then. So sign me up for some of these, coach.
     
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  11. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I actually finished S2, but I still got to do sentinels.
     
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  12. Alchemist Arcane

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    I signed up for that one a long time ago, but you're welcome to take it off my plate if you'd like. I keep waiting for the right moment to replay it a bit and try to write up something good to do this game (and the genre it spawned) justice. The moment never comes. Have at it!
     
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  13. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
     
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  14. Werdna's Revenge Cipher Patron

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    Checked what still has to be reviewed, and I'm surprised no one has done Wizardry 1-3. I feel tempted to try and claim it but think I'd need a bit of ramp up time.

    However I feel like I could bang out an easy 2000 words on Telengard. I played it a fair amount and it's not as complex to give a good go through a couple of the versions. As long as you don't mind a manifesto on the nature of randomness in RPGs I would take it.
     
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  15. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    That would be great, but it's actually 2500 characters, so only about 450 words. ;)

    BTW, there's a lot of DRAMA about Telengard vs. dnd:

    [​IMG]
    Any opinions on this?
     
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  16. laclongquan Arcane

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    Because I dont want to cockblock people, so I will let this faster volunteer go first. If he doesnt make the cut, please drop by my inbox to remind me to cover this Russian gem. I already play S2, S3, and H&S several times so the text is no worry. The images might be.
     
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  17. Werdna's Revenge Cipher Patron

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    I meant 2000 characters :negative: it'd be a hell of a book with 2000 word short reviews.

    I'm aware of the dnd/telengard controversy. I've not played PLATO dnd (although I intend to give it a whirl if I'm to write a review,) but from what I can see Lawrence did create his own DEC port which eventually became Telengard. I think Lawrence does deserve some credit though, it's a look-and-feel copy for sure, but he would have had to build it from the ground up on a brand new architecture. Without Lawrence's rewrite and getting caught up in the VAX popularity boom when he ported it over from PDP we might not be as aware of the PLATO games. Escaping to the wild in a very similar form to the original PLATO game really helped with awareness of gaming on mainframes. I've always wondered about the games that were kicking around on the other mainframes of the time, most seem to be lost forever, but that's a complete other topic.
     
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  18. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Bro maybe you could do Hammer and Sickle. Don't want to cockblock a bro either.
     
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  19. laclongquan Arcane

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    Problem is, a standalone page for H&S is kinda cockblock S2-S3 if it's any good. Yet it's not enough to stand alone without doing that. I think a double page on all three games is enough to cover this series. Prestigious, but Silent Storm engine is great enough for that.
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
     
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  21. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Also, Siege of Avalon and Alien Fires 2199 A.D.:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
     
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  24. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    I just realized why haven't Felipe Pepe released this book yet. He wants to have Grimoire in it at all cost. :D
     
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    First time I've seen this thread, currently out drinking so half pissed, but am I reading it right that you need reviews for Countdown To Doomsday & The Stick if Truth? If so I'd be up for giving it a go. Loved CTD in the day, just playing through SOT for tgr first time this week and thriving on it
     
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