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Codex Review RPG Codex Review: Pathfinder Kingmaker

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Aug 23, 2020.

  1. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    That's fine, but I'm not sure if that's a different artist or if he put additional effort into that one because the companion portraits frequently have feet covered up, Rob Liefeld-style https://pathfinderkingmaker.wiki.fe...ion_pathfinder_kingmaker_wiki_guide_600px.jpg https://pathfinderkingmaker.wiki.fe...ion_pathfinder_kingmaker_wiki_guide_600px.jpg
    And when he does draw them, they're hideously long monstrosities https://pathfinderkingmaker.wiki.fe...ion_pathfinder_kingmaker_wiki_guide_600px.jpg https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd....licy=Letterbox&imcolor=#000000&letterbox=true

    Yep.

    Nope, just bought The Wild Cards. Unfortunately I'm not up for downloading a 21 gb patch and then Varnhold's Lot (also I saw a report that the latest patch broke The Wild Cards? so they better fix that too).

    You don't need to restrict resting as much as I did, I believe you can get by if you rest after every 3-5 fights or so. Just not every time.
     
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  2. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    It gets tiring after seeing it for the one thousandth time. Trust me.
     
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  3. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    I guess the feet do look weird.
    >Unfortunately I'm not up for downloading a 21 gb patch and then Varnhold's Lot
    Me either. I haven't downloaded the recent patch.

    >also I saw a report that the latest patch broke The Wild Cards? so they better fix that too
    That's Owlcat for you. First patch always ends up breaking stuff.
     
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  4. LannTheStupid Товарищ Patron

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    I will probably use this, then.
     
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  5. FriendlyMerchant Educated

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    I didn't notice any of the feet until you posted them out. My aunt Petunia the ranger used to have a thing for feet too. She even hunted down a griffin family just to collect their feet.
     
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  6. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    Me either. I didn't notice that Harrim didn't have feet until they showed me his picture.
     
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  7. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Random owlbears of death in the swamp area
     
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  8. FriendlyMerchant Educated

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    Yet another victim of aunt Pentunia's feet fetish.
     
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  9. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Write your own review and submit it.
     
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  10. FriendlyMerchant Educated

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    I killed them on hard with some level 7 characters. So they're not too bad.
     
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  11. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    You can cheese the Owlbears with range outside the area. However, you need to bait them to the sides by summons.
     
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  12. jerfdr Educated

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    It's very subjective. I personally never play RPGs for the second time, even my favourite ones which I consider to be amazing games (well, apart from a couple of cases when I replayed an RPG 10-15 years after the first playthrough, by which time I've almost completely forgotten the plot), since for me the story is always much more important than the combat, and if I already know the story even the most amazing RPG turns into a boring tedium for me. And speaking of choices, I always roleplay one sort of a character and I make all of the decisions according to that, which means that I'll still make the same choices I made on the first playthrough even if I'd do a second one. So yeah, for some people it makes perfect sense to consider an RPG a "rough diamond" (or even the best game ever made), but still to never want to replay it.
     
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  13. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    Well the reviewer did comment on how there was a lot of combat encounters in the game. Eventually it will wear you down. Like I said. The game is a one hundred plus hour game. Its okay if they don't want to go through it again.
     
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  14. FriendlyMerchant Educated

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    This is a good point too. The game lets you do things like this to help you deal with encounters you'd normally be completely overwhelmed by if you don't know how to deal with them. Even if they are death machines. I remember the same type of thing in Baldur's gate where there were some encounters with casters where I didn't want to get held so I was able to bait enemies away from the rest of the group and kill them one-by-one... Or fireball spam a large group to death with wands winning before combat even started...
     
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  15. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    You can also go in, invisibility + vanish, grab the loot. Then run away. A lot of combat encounters are optional. Most of them don't even give you enough experience to warrant fighting them.
     
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  16. FriendlyMerchant Educated

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    The Lawful Good way is to smite all of the enemies. If they are hostile to you, they must be evil!
     
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  17. Kalin Unwanted Dumbfuck Zionist Agent

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    Shillycuck Kikeytron enlists part-nigger Roguey to pen some autistic TL/DR that Pinkeye could've summed up in a brief and concise HotU style review.

    This is the Cuckdex you got now with this edomite trash mod in charge. You only had to listen.
     
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  18. Terra Savant

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    Yeah, I don't know where you guys find the time/patience for these 2nd and 3rd playthroughs so soon after finishing the first one. Ever since becoming time poor, as soon as I hit a poorly paced section on a too-soon replay of the game my attention starts to wander somewhat. There's loads of things I've found that can trigger that "yeah, bored now" feeling on a replay - a shit area/level design, bad pacing, lack of music, the list goes on.

    In recent years, I loved my Witcher 3 and PF:K playthroughs and have 200+ hours on each, but it's gonna be years before I consider a replay of either, even if there are different choices I could make, is it worth a reinvestment of another 100 hours for some minor/major branching content variations versus that time going towards other games in my backlog? Usually the answer is no. Don't give much of a shit about different builds and I'll have strip-mined as much quest/companion content as possible in my initial playthrough. Heck, I only recently replayed the BG saga for the first time in probably a decade and I am glad I waited that long because it made that replay a much better experience.
     
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  19. Pink Eye Monk Patron

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    >I don't know where you guys find the time/patience for these 2nd and 3rd playthroughs so soon after finishing the first one.
    Well I've been playing Pathfinder for about three years now. I don't understand people who can finish a game then quickly jump to the next one. If I find a game that I enjoy playing, I stick to it like glue. Only moving on when I finally get bored of it or the next installment comes out.
     
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  20. LannTheStupid Товарищ Patron

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    Those Westerners and their "time investment".
    :outrage:
     
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  21. lukaszek the determinator Patron

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    deterministic system > RNG
     
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  22. Whisper Arcane Vatnik

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    1/ You are chaing subject. We talk that limited camp supplies just make phys.dps groups >>> magical dps groups.
    Which is bad since it limits viable party setups, for no reason.


    2. You also didnt play mage party on hardest difficulty. "Every 3-5" fights is a lot per rest for them. You are out of spells on hardest difficulty by end of 2nd fight. GL making 5 fights with 1 rest.

    But for physical dps team 5 fights per rest is easily doable. Haste every fight and some heals after. Maybe throw 1-2 buffs more for hard battles, most of them last for full battle duration.



    TL&DR
    So it is bad idea to limit rests since it hurts some party setups and not even noticable for other party setups.
     
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  23. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The Codex isn't a newsroom, and there's no gladiatorial combat to determine which reviewer gets to post. You write a review, you submit it, if it's decent it probably goes up. As per rule of any community 101, 99% of people can't be bothered.
     
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  24. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Better bandwidth restrictions than there were before, but they're still present. Wasteland 3, for example, is something that would take me 3 months, 2 if I temporarily upgraded to the most I can get (though in that case it'd just be two days if I started on the last day of the cycle and continued on the next).

    The reason is that you're not meant to play this system as a spell spammer.

    I've looked it up and the tabletop consensus appears to be 2-4 before a rest https://forums.giantitp.com/showthread.php?256211-GM-Advice-Number-of-encounters-before-resting. D&D 5e explicitly suggests 7 encounters before a long rest with two short rests in-between.

    Then don't play on the hardest difficulty? They call it "Unfair" for a reason.
     
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  25. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    This being RPG Codex, we would receive a review of Pool of Radiance: Ruins of Myth Drannor, instead. :M
     
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