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Status of actually promising (and once-promising) RPGs

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by luj1, Jul 27, 2021.

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Which game are you the most hyped for?

  1. Realms Beyond

    9 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. Sigil

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  3. Space Wreck

    30 vote(s)
    34.1%
  4. Colony Ship

    54 vote(s)
    61.4%
  5. Mechajammer (formerly Copper Dreams)

    17 vote(s)
    19.3%
  6. KotC II / KotC II campaigns

    11 vote(s)
    12.5%
  7. KotOR remake/reboot/whatever

    7 vote(s)
    8.0%
  8. Kenshi 2

    22 vote(s)
    25.0%
  9. Cleve's games

    14 vote(s)
    15.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. luj1 You're all shills

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    Realms Beyond - dead until further notice, may not ever see the light of day
    Sigil (obscure Russian grimdark RPG) - working on a mobile game called Sheol set in the same universe to raise funds for the game
    Space Wreck - looks great
    Colony Ship - looking good
    MechaJammer - looks good but who knows if final shape
    KotC II - needs to be on GoG + have more campaigns
    That KotOR remake? - Aspyr guys are doing it, but there's 0 info
    Kenshi 2 - allegedly in development
    Cleve's games - look like mobile games, high chance he will never make anything good again. Hopefully at least 1 of them will turn out good (but will probably have to wait 10 years)

    So I'm guessing it's really between Colony Ship, Space Wreck, MechaJammer and Kenshi 2.

    JarlFrank anything to add?
     
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    remove Colon Shit and MechaTranner.

    tons of great games are on the horizon like Encased, Trudograd, Elex II, and Black Geyser.
     
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    Games no memes
     
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  6. luj1 You're all shills

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    Encased was never promising, it is an epitome of banal and boring.

    Albeit good Trudograd is an expansion, it's like one third of a game.

    Elex is a janky console ARPG, it doesn't belong with tactical isometric goodness.

    Black Geyser is a meme and PoE clone (a clone of shit).

    Yeah, it's a piece of shit.
     
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    Where are you getting that Trudograd is an expansion or 1/3 of a game? It was originally going to be that but was expanded upon extensively.
     
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    RPG Wokedex 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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    Space Wreck is my #1 upcoming game from that list.
    You can also add The Jovian System to the list, luj1. IIRC you're not a big fan of Titan Outpost due to its lack of combat, but the sequel introduces turn based combat in zero gravity, and it's already in development.
     
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  11. Butter Arcane

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    From that list, KotC2 looks most promising. We need evidence of Realms Beyond and Cleve games coming out this decade before I can get hyped for them.
     
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  12. Thac0 Time Mage Patron

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    Damn, crpgs have it rough right now. There is not a single game on that list I would say I am 100% optimistic for, everything has a high potential to go before the dogs or is already dead. Others like Kenshi 2 will take a literal decade to finish.

    I would add Expeditions Rome, since all Expeditions games are at least decent, although Vikings was arguably worse than Conquistador and Skald Against the Black Priory since I really want a modern take on the Ultima genes of the genre.
     
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    That Space Wreck looks interesting
     
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  14. jackofshadows Magister

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    Yeah it's a 100% separate game now but it doesn't look promising tbh.
     
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    Space Wreck
    Colony Ship
    Trudograd
    Encased
    Jovian System
    Kenshi 2
    Undertail Infusion

    :dance:
     
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    glorious gorasul resurface with digital presence
     
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  18. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    Could you imagine making this list a decade ago and not having Baldur's Gate 3 on the list?

    If there was any clearer indication of a franchise going mainstream.
     
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    Hey and what about Black Geyser it looks at least very promising.
     
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  20. dacencora Learned

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    Have you played KOTC2? Admittedly the Augury of Chaos module is just masochistic, but it’s a great tactical engine at the very least. I still believe in Pierre! KOTC1’s campaign was great, and I think Pierre will do it right with the next module. I’m not convinced that Augury of Chaos will ever be especially playable lol.
     
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    This thread is a reminder to never support Kickstarter games. Ever.
     
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  22. Tyranicon A Memory of Eternity Developer

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    Eh, if you want to throw some money at things and don't expect to get a return, it's fine. Let us not forget that codex favorites such as Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Pathfinder are kickstarted.

    I think of all crowdfunding as Patreon. Support devs you like because they cater to your specific fetishes RPGees.
     
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  23. Daedalos Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    MY current hype list is as follows:

    Colony Ship
    Encased
    Baldurs Gate 3
    Kingmaker 2
    Underrail: Infusion
     
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    The Baldur's Gate franchise has always been mainstream.
     
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