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Game News Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones, a Lovecraftian turn-based RPG, now on Kickstarter

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Jun 2, 2016.

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    These kickstarter videos are getting so lame.
    Please support our visions give us the money like the 1,000 guys before us that had no idea what they were doing.
     
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    Well...when you depend on crowdfunding, there's not much choice.
     
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    Codex 2012 Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    Heh, I am sure the Chaosium people must be sad you can't actually patent SAN loss mechanics.
     
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    They kinda seem to know what they're doing though.
     
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    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Backed.
     
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    Neglecting the morale of your team is a noob mistake. This man clearly knows what he's doing.
     
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    Looks very interesting! Backed. Also, it's Georgie Ziets approved :yeah::bounce:
     
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    It does look interesting. It's also a take on Lovecraft that I've always wanted but never expected to get -- turn-based, party management, isometric-ish (rather *not* over the shoulder). I'm sort of taken aback by the premise of Arkham having been sucked into other worlds (feels too over the top for a proper Mythos story), but the impetus seems to be creating a Sigil-like situation with a bunch of humans stranded at an interdimensional crossroads with a bunch of weird "aliens." The use of lore and sanity checks in dialogues during the gameplay demo sort of affirms this. Using Lovecraft to recreate Planescape isn't the worst idea I've ever heard.

    Environmental art is a little polarizing but not entirely inappropriate. I think it will grow on people.
     
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    Erich Zaan didn't play a violin, he played a viol, which is more akin to a cello. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

    Seriously...looks good.
     
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    I like the art but not the map design. It looks like a random mishmash of different things. Make me think of some strategy game maps, like Age of Wonders. I also can't shake the feeling that the game will be very Jrpg like (linear, combat focused). I need to see a little but more before backing/
     
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    Regarding the art direction, it's more than a little bit "indie-y" (particularly when coupled with their current animations), and it's fairly obvious why some people might not like it.

    Yet the character portraits in the video suggest to me that the artist is highly skilled. People are the hardest subjects to draw, harder even than animals; we ARE people, after all, so we're cued in to the most minute details of a person's posture, facial structure, proportions, et cetera.

    The portraits in the video are far above DeviantART-tier (though an elite few DeviantART users are consummate experts), and frankly are a lot better than PoE's portraits, for example.

    The art style and direction are appealing to me (perhaps not my ideal choice, but certainly not unappealing). So, in terms of art and atmosphere thereof, I like what I see.
     
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    the angst system looks cool.

    reminds me in mask of the betrayer if you decide to be gluttony ass and eats everything or other similar mechanics. you got neat, powerful perks or skills on cost of becoming less and less human or sane
     
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    Is there bloom for videos now?
     
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    There may be a certain kind of genius at work in deciding that the world has already been destroyed by the Old Ones. Usually one of the flaws in Lovecraft fiction is that the doom of humanity is constantly hovering overhead but never quite arrives, like a fall season that never quite becomes winter.
     
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    How come none of them is here? Don't they want to have endless discussion on proper RPG classification and their current president?
     
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    Scrawled is here, though not on this thread I guess.
     
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