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Review RPG Codex Review: The Age of Decadence

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by VentilatorOfDoom, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Perkel Arcane

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    Not if you make it part of game files and at the same time being gibberish protected by 256bit encryption.

    :discohitler:
     
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  2. SniperHF Arcane

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    My IG Fighter with Lore appreciated it. Walking right through and losing a bit of HP was NBD once you have the Armor and full defense skills.

    Wait, complaining about a reloading being elicited in AoD? :hahyou:
     
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  3. Lhynn Arcane

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    Nope, just about the situation itself.
    That was aod at its worse tbh. Its a great game to be sure. but as i said, sometimes i wanted to punch vd.
     
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  4. sstacks Arcane

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    So, meh-good-meh-meh-awful-good-meh.

    Okies.
     
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  5. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    If a review with such high standards and amount of nitpicking was done for any recent "big" RPG release (Witcher 3 or whatever crap like that), the reviewer would go insane.

    The whole review seems like a comparison of AoD with the perfect RPG in the mind of the reviewer and contains way too many details to the point that it made me want to play the game less, just because I know so many mechanics already just by reading it.

    Also skill checks that block/provide more or less content should not be analyzed to such an extent in a review. You need this and that to do that thing and if you don't have the other thing you can't... Seriously wtf? Is this a review or a feedback for a beta version?

    By the way I still haven't even bought AoD and have no personal opinion about it, but this text was not a review that helped me decide if it's a good RPG or not, but more of an extreme breakdown of every feature and mechanic of the game.
     
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    That explains some of Bubbles' behavior over the past couple of weeks. :smug:
     
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  7. SausageInYourFace Angelic Reinforcement Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    ^ What review is he writing? Please tell me its Fallout 4.
     
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    It's Undertale.
     
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  9. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    ok i'll write another one where i really do compare it to dungeon siege 3 instead
     
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  10. Excidium II Self-Ejected

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    lmao
     
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  11. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    lmao or not, and dungeon siege 3 jokes aside, the review fails to provide an insight to what the game actually offers and instead focuses on what your high standards expect.
    I guess it might appeal to people that have played AoD 20 times already and are familiar with every aspect but to me it didn't review the game properly.
    Also, sorry if you expect only positive feedback after a review but as games get judged, so do people that review them. Otherwise every review should be taken seriously...but most aren't and shouldn't.
    And from the Codex I do expect criticism,sarcasm and witty humor, but I would also like some emphasis on what a niche CRPG offers in comparison with the mainstream instead of nitpicking and finding every little "imbalance" after 10 playthroughs.
     
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  12. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    sounds to me like you can't read

    but maybe i'm just biased who knows
     
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  13. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    To be fair, that could probably be said about his PoE review. I wouldn't know, tho, since I read only two sentences before closing it in rage.

    Also, those who bet this review wouldn't generate butthurt can pay now.
     
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  14. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    I have to admit, I wasn't a fan of the PoE review either. I do like the way you write Darth Roxor, it's just that for me such games (although PoE is not the same with AoD of course) should get some extra focus on the features we've missed for many years. It's just that your reviews consider them a given and then go on to judge the details.
     
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  15. Mozg Arcane

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    Mighty Bubbles shall hole this internet forum avatar sensation beneath the waterline
     
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  16. Irenaeus II Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    You might say Darth Roxor reviews are timeless and not contextual.
     
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  17. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    The revioo is practically chockful of superlatives regarding AoD's combat and replayability and how they genuinely stand out, plus a bunch of positive stuff about its various other aspects, and yet you keep telling me that somehow it's not clear what the game has to offer in comparison to all the other shit out there? What the fuck do you want me to do, write those highlights in font size 72 or put a score and bullet point list of pros and cons at the end?
     
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  18. Lhynn Arcane

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    PoE throroughly failed to live up to the expectations it set on kickstarter, and thats what was adressed on Roxors, review. It was fair and maybe too positive in some regards.
    AoD aimed much higher, but fell flat in a lot of places and this review reflects that. Which made this one sound a hell of a lot more positive when comparing them.
     
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    I miss you in POE Story & Setting bitching thread
     
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  20. Lhynn Arcane

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    Yeah, had a long weekend. threads about shitty games like fallout 4 and poe are the bests to hang out in tho, really lulzy.
     
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  21. Eyestabber Arcane Patron

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    Jimmious

    Dude, just buy the game already. It's not that expensive and Steam Christmas sales are right around the corner.
     
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  22. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    Eyestabber that I will. Just too many fucking games currently.
     
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  23. Eyestabber Arcane Patron

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    That's a good thing. Who knows when we're going to have another 2015.

    AoD is a pretty controversial game here in the 'dex. That's why it's so hard getting a straight answer.

    For me what AoD offers is above average writing, great combat and the strongest branching/C&C of all recent RPGs (maybe one of the strongest of all times) which is, IMO more than enough to consider it a great game.
     
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  24. Jimmious Arcane Patron

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    The thing is, and I might not be making this clear with my posts, that AoD cuts off a lot of content depending on your character choices which is something different but Roxor bashes it because it doesn't support "balance", meaning all builds being equally viable.
    That's what I got at least.
     
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  25. Lhynn Arcane

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    He doesnt bash it, hes just pointing out that making a talky talky character makes the game a visual novel.
     
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