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KickStarter Solasta: Crown of the Magister - 5E OGL turn-based RPG with verticality and dynamic environments

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by whydoibother, May 27, 2021.

  1. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    GoG let me refund but I just bought two days ago on Kotex hype. Some decent gameplay there tho having a little trouble getting into 5E - probably just age.
     
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  2. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    Nah,he is canadian :).
    It looks good but turns out pretty shallow,not enough archetypes. Really butthurt because i can't play as dual wielding rogue. Rogue is just a better ranger in me opinion,tho i don't know their archetypes. Feats are also very bad,the worst feats i have seen in a rpg. Useless all around.

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    By the way,is there any reason to use longsword or a axe when you could use warhammer??? It seems there is plenty of enemy that are resistant to slash/pierce damage but get wrecked by blunt damage. Is there enemies that resist blunt damage in d&d ???[​IMG]


    Oh also when you make character,don't pick skills with "!" in the bottom,they exist only to waste your skills and for the retarded devs to have a giggle at you .
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  3. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    Go play dungeon of naheulbeuk,it is really good game,a lot better than this.
     
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    Is it good?

    I got some free steam money and I could use rpg right now.
     
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  5. Desiderius Found your egg, Robinett, you sneaky bastard Patron

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    Already did - it’s a little too light for me but it was very good for what they set out to do. Hope they try something a little more ambitious next time.

    Solasta has some good potential - hope people help him get it into shape so we get more games in that vein. He’s not going to be in thrall to some stupid cult forever.
     
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  6. Multi-headed Cow Magister

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    I am really liking that. Kinda like the Wizardry 8 shit which is something I wish more combat-focused RPGs would do. The writing is no great shakes but you get more sense of connection to your goofy party because of slight personality selection like that as well as the breaks with the dice. I hate my party's wizard with a passion because of her initial dialog that made me dub her the bimbo and then repeated failures on athletics checks so she gets her cape caught in the door at Gamestop and falls over and spills her spaghetti. Can't say I give much of a damn about the story of shapeshifting reptilians collapsing society with baby sacrificing blood magic as of yet but the party bantz regularly bring a smile to my face.
     
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  7. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    dungeon of naheulbeuk is good if you are asking about it,solasta is really meh,not good but not unplayable.
    Hmmm i don't think so,the core rules are far too mediocre and dumbed down,it lacks complexity of 3.5 or pathfinder. Far too simple.
     
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  8. smaug Dumbfuck! Patron Dumbfuck Shitposter

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    Was looking for d&d, are battles large scale with lots of tactics? it has vertical stuff so that looks cool, just want a long d&d dungeon romp with big battles
     
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  9. Acrux Savant

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    Tactics, yes (using the environment, special attacks), large scale no.
     
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    How is the AI? Smart or retarded?
     
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  11. Acrux Savant

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    With the AI enhancement features turned on, maybe one notch below average. They'll use special attacks and go after incapacitated party members. Their main advantage is damage and things like affinity for low/no light.

    It feels like modders could easily make improvements, though.
     
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  12. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    Naheulbeuk is the game for you. In solasta battles are not large scale,you play with 4 people party,i haven't seen more than double that number enemy. The core system is pretty simplistic,D&D for millennials,not much tactics in it too. But generally the combat is passable. Naheulbeuk on other hand have decent amount of difficulty and needs tactics to win the battles,especially on harder dif. Also really good levelling,far far superior to solasta. If you haven't played it,go do it. I really can't recommend solasta,unless you have absolutely nothing else to play. It is not offensively bad,but it is not good game.
     
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  13. fantadomat Arcane Edgy

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    Passable,have ok options to make it use more skills and abilities,but that is it. It is generic for a TB game. Pretty fast you get to know which enemies pose a danger and react to it.
     
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    Mmm, I'll do a quick hour/half and if it lame then I'll refund. Thanks for advice
     
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  15. sorinmask Just like Yves, I chase tales. Patron

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  16. Daidre Arcane

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    I've got Solasta back in November so I way overdue for refund now. And that makes me really sad because I just wanted to support people who still make combat focused DnD dungeon-crawlers with full party creation in our difficult times.

    Yeah, my love for IWD is this strong, I still can't give up hope. Alas, there are some things I refuse to budge on.

    I have also bought Dungeon of Nahuiblyat, but for some reason (I blame Unity) it sends my GPU into such red-hot screechy rage that I started to suspect that French people secretly trying to mine bitcoins on my hardware. Just needs some fiddling with Nvidia Control Panel, I guess.
     
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    Better than kingmaker but worse than KoTC 1/2.

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    About feats, is flawless concentration the unique feat which worth being picked? I looked into feats for my paladin, rogue, cleric and wizard and only saw usefulness for flawless concentration feat.
     
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  18. Volourn Pretty Princess Pretty Princess

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    "Nah,he is canadian :)"

    Fukk. Off.
     
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  19. NJClaw OoOoOoOoOoh Patron

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    The only other good feat is Uncanny Accuracy: an archer will probably start with DEX 17, so its +1 still lets you reach DEX 20, and ignoring covers is useful every time you can't reach the high ground or maneuver around your group. For a caster, Creed of Arun can be useful, since it helps with maintaining concentration.
     
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    As you mentioned, both Solasta and Naheulbeuk are Unity games and suffer from Unity shit with their beating the shit out of the CPU and/or GPU depending on your hardware. Some devs are able to code their way around the issues better than others. In my very limited experience, Naheulbeuk runs a *bit* better on a couple of different systems (albeit with mostly AMD hardware) but YMMV on that.

    Fuck Unity.
     
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  21. Meredoth Arcane

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    Solasta is low leve D&D done right. You start as adventurers meet in tavern and go explore to find interesting stuff. And on end game(lv 8+), start to deal with local politics. No mindflayer spelljammer ship fighting dragon army on a lv 1~4 game like another game.

    this sound like a low level campaign? (open)




    And that is my greatest critique towards low level D&D CRPG adaptations. Is not exclusive to Divinity ORiginal Sin clone : Faerun Edition. Dark Sun : Shattered Lands has you defeating templars on lv 3 on beginning of the game. When templars who serve the sorcerer king should be all mid and high level. This game in other hands, did low level right IMO.

    So far, my most useful party member is being the Paladin. If he get lucky rolls, he can get over 100 damage in a round. Is unlikely but possible. At lv 9.
     
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  22. Bara Magister

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    Okay but still your supporting Paizo through owlcat as owlcat is dependant on them for the license. Pathfinder will always be paizo.

    Like I'm not putting you on a pedastal here to knock over but I just don't get how you can go from saying by buying solasta you support these groups but buying a game from owlcat is fine when those bills travel down to people who have the same beliefs.

    But I do respect your wish to spend your time and money where you wish especially with so many good rpgs coming in 2021.

    If you have to spend time to get either Naheulbeuk or Solasta working definitly go Naheulbeuk first the game being so new still captured such a feeling of nostalgia from me with its charm and combat.

    I played in french with subtitles though.
     
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    Use VSYNC, and limit graphic, and remember I was one of best programmers because I self-educated 20 years ago. These people are likely millennials educated in schools. It's horrible unreactive hog. Also it's decent game with somewhat funny dialogue.
     
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  24. Raghar Arcane

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    Is it better than BG3?
     
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  25. Meredoth Arcane

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    Obviously.

    PF:WoTR > KoTC2 > Solasta > BG3
     
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