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Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by The Game Analists, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Zlaja Arcane

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    • Ultima 8 = Trollish adaptation of jumping sections
    • Morrowind = Balanced adaptation of flying enemies
    • Might & Magic 6 = Genocide adaptation of a party based combat system
     
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  2. Butter Arcane

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    Pagan is the best Ultima game.
     
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  3. MpuMngwana Arbiter

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    Doom adaptation of blobber ruleset
     
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  4. Goldschmidt Learned

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    You do know that PST has not to be taken seriously right? It is a parody on the western rpg. It surprises me the codex elite doesn't seem to get that, thinking they are reading the next grandmaster philosopher.
     
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  5. laclongquan Arcane

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    Blame the fashion of the time. Around that time every studio and their dogs want to do FMV cutscene. No FMV? Gaming journalist would jump up and down called you no-fmv peasants. note many game's video button right at top menu: that's to show how much FMV they have in their game.
     
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  6. mediocrepoet First disciple of Mediocrites Patron

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    I would argue that the Mechanus cannon is one of the best parts of PST (there are a few other moments like the Deionarra conversation). You're literally opening a transdimensional portal to smite your enemies with a hyperbeam. It's hilarious. Kind of like the ultimate wizard "Eat shit!" spell in terms of presentation.
     
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  7. dacencora Augur

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    :nocountryforshitposters:

    Owlcat games being the only modern games that offer all that does not make them good by default. Knights of the Chalice is a far better implementation with more engaging gameplay and more interesting encounters, however it is more than 10 years old, and has limits on class and race. If only somebody would make a better game with more interesting encounters than Owlcat. The class list and build variety is good in both Kingmaker and WOTR, too bad there are very few encounters that make all that building worthwhile.
     
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  8. Meredoth Arcane

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    I honestly prefer less flashy but yet powerful spells. Spells like Death Clutch, Ice prison, Boneshatter for eg.

    You should check KoTC2. Pierre added a lot of classes and races, and wizard specializations. If PF:WoTR and PF:KM are the modern Baldur's Gate, KoTC 1/2 is the modern Dark Sun : Shattered Lands/Wake of the Ravager. About KoTC2. It has 22 classes : https://www.heroicfantasygames.com/FWE/Pages/FWE_Title.htm

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    Here is a triggering fact. KoTC2 will never launch in steam/gog, cuz Pierre hates money. :despair:
     
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  9. Darth Canoli Arcane

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    Let me rephrase this:
    • Pathfinder : Kingmaker = Good adaptation of a loading simulator.
    • Pathfinder : WoTR = Woke adaptation of ... what is it supposed to be exactly?
    • Solasta : Crown of the Magister = Good implementation of a fast travel system, seriously, navigating a city is so painful they had to implement fast travel to interesting NPC, it's the first time i wish a game had city menus instead.
     
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  10. mediocrepoet First disciple of Mediocrites Patron

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    It's not all about you.

    Btw, Owlcats is happy with the new Ice Prison DC and is going to hotfix it in Kingmaker too.
     
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  11. Thac0 Time Mage Patron

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    This is a very specific trigger aimed at like five people, Darth Canoli one of them:

    They are Billions is an amazing game.
    It is the best rts built around hyper turtiling, and basically an rts/tower defense/stealth game hybrid. It is pretty much the best single player tower defense game on the market.
    I am happy that it succeeded, even if that is at the expense of Lords of Xulima. I would not be sad if Lords of Xulima 2 is never made, despite Lords of Xulima being an amazing game, as long as that means we get They Are Billions 2.
    Tower Defense is an underrated genre in general, seeing my towers mowing down thousands of enemies never gets old.
     
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  12. Meredoth Arcane

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    • PST = Ultimate storyfag game
    • ToEE = Ultimate combatfag game
     
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  13. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Strap Yourselves In Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Who are you trying to upset though?
     
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  14. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    people who think ToEE doesn't have very good combat?
     
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  15. Nortar Prophet Patron

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    Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Probably those who play Dark Souls for the story?
     
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  16. lametta Literate

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    Someone should talk to beamdog and get them to make an EE version of temple of elemental evil :incline:

    ToEE EE just rolls of the tongue
     
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  17. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Can you imagine the kind of buggy mess that would result in? ToEE was bad enough with the bugs. It took DECADES to fix most of it. Throw cuckdog into the mix and it would be a blackhole of bugs that will destroy the planet!
     
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  18. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    Well, Lilura played Planescape: Torment for the combat.
     
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  19. Bastardchops Savant

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    Maybe. But with games with NPC AI aiding the player the AI is often bad. I mean imagine if party member pathfinding in Baldur's Gate were extended to all non player characters actions. It'd be clusterfuck city.
     
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  20. Meredoth Arcane

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    After BG3, Larian will gonna make NWN3. It will be a lv 1~4 campaign in 5E and they will hire Sawyer to balance the game

    Only to trigger people like myself
     
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  21. dacencora Augur

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    JRPGs, in general, have a more consistent quality output than Western RPGs, especially post-2005. Many of the good RPGs from recent years fall apart 2/3 of the way into the game, but are still good games despite that. JRPGs do not tend to have that problem.
     
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  22. BING XI LAO FREE KALIN! Patron

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    A low rank DotA2 or LoL match provides far more tactical challenge and depth than 100% of videogame CRPGs, which all ultimately come down to tactical AI exploits and amassing resources in an infinite span of ingame time
    Which is also a reason RTWP vs TB does not matter, in fact RTWP is better because it can prepare you for playing real fantasy party-based combat in DotA2 vs other thinking humans

    The only thing RPGs are uniquely good at is immersion, all of the mechanics are ultimately just "Power Process" pavlovian window-dressing but there's only 1 rpg with really good writing per year these days. And they have basically as much replay value as a book has.
     
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  23. Meredoth Arcane

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    Only if we are talking about OLD RPG's. Modern RPG's don't care about immersion. Are merely cooldown managing gear farming popamoles.
     
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  24. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Diablo Clones Matter
     
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  25. Cael Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    How is this triggering? It is the plain truth...
     
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