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Codex Review RPG Codex Retrospective Review: Freedom Force

King Crispy

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Well-written review. Bravo!
 

ShaggyMoose

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I played about half way through this about a year after it was released and never finished it for some reason. Can't recall if my save bugged out or I just got distracted. Add it to "one day" pile.
 

anvi

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I liked the sequel but it's a bit basic. Good for an RPG beginner or something.
 

Saint_Proverbius

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Pretty good review. I agree with the point that most custom characters you create won't be really useful in the campaign. Despite the lovely character creation system, the main campaign isn't really built for using it too much.

That's what killed my momentum for it. My first thought was that there wasn't enough of a character creation or ability to make a hero I wanted. Then when you settle in with what you could do, you eventually find out that there wasn't a heck of a lot of options for character abilities so you felt like a side-liner.
 

deuxhero

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Playing the first game, I've realized just how many of the Freedom Force can't return to their original lives. Minute Man considers Frank Stiles dead, Man-Bot is obvious, El Diablo explicitly works against his original goal/organization, Man o War is a sailor without a boat, Law and Order are stuck together and one of the pair is permanently disabled even if she wasn't. In the sequel Quetzalcoatl doesn't imply he can return to "normal" like Captain Marvel can, and Tombstone was executed. Surprisingly grim for such an cartoonish tone.
 

warcrimes666

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Yes both were good games overall, greater than the sum of their parts, and do still hold up really well. I had reinstalled a few months ago to try a few mods I came across and the ones I played through were pretty good actually, so I want to share them.

The modder is a professor of medieval literature and the collection basically is a culmination of 20 years work. I played through Xmen and Ninja Turtles and was pleasantly surprised, everything is really in line to those works.

Much better than other adaptations that have been out in different mediums these last years for sure but there is also around 20 other campaigns across marvel and dc with all of the skins and rigging being also well done. There were some bugs here and there but nothing fatal.

https://bentongrey.wordpress.com/
 

Mangoose

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I'm just not of Silver Age in general. The main things I do like about the Silver Age are those introduced and then kept up through, personality/behavior wise.

Thus my hallmarks are Barry Allen and Green Lantern. They really haven't changed that much, IIRC. There are others but Barry and Hal stood the test of time.
 

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