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KickStarter Underworld Ascendant is a disaster

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by BEvers, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. agris Arcane Patron

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    Great progress, they're going to collect addresses and can begin to start to copy a master disc.

    What mavericks!
     
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  2. Efe Liturgist

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    feel free to send your box my way
     
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  3. Jenkem お前はもう死んでいる Patron

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    Make the Codex Great Again!
    I'll take one too and do a Codex review.
     
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  4. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    We should all chip in for BEvers to do a review.
     
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  5. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Boston studio's new hire Madeleine Shopoff, wears a few hats: https://www.linkedin.com/in/madeleine-shopoff/

    She previously did narrative design and implementation on Ken Levine's super secret project and UI at Bungie.
     
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  6. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane Patron

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    I somehow doubt that, but that's really on Levine for spending five years to make vaporware.
     
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  7. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    And a new senior engineer, Chris McCarthy: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-mccarthy-b4b8263/

    Previously worked at Harmonix for over 12 years.

    Maybe they have secured the budget for bringing Boston project to full production somehow?
     
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  8. Sonus Educated

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    Would be interesting if it wasn't Tencent boosting their funds.

    Chris McCarthy's another guy who's worked with former Looking Glass people over there at Harmonix.
     
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  9. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Another senior engineer joined recently, Gabriel Martinez: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mystal/

    Not specified if it's Boston studio (he's been worked at CA-based companies like Intel, Google, and Riot) but I assume so.

     
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  10. Terenty Savant

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    So they are gearing up for another embarrassment? Could be interesting
     
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  11. BEvers I'm forever blowing

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    The physical copies have arrived:

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/othersidegames/underworld-ascendant/comments
     
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  12. Katana1000S Angrier OtherSide Refugee

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    And Efe backed this shit to the hilt from day one :(
     
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  13. Katana1000S Angrier OtherSide Refugee

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    Keith Smith17 days ago
    I agree with Rob Kerr, this game is unplayable as-is, and they have abandoned fixing it. For me, the quests and map is broken, as I follow along a quest series, the game just quits progressing the quest. For example, the part where you follow the spirit thing up the mountain and then it’s just gone. Can’t figure out where to go next. I can’t go in the little village thing, gate is closed and I’ve wondered all over trying to find something new where I haven’t been. I think ghost was supposed to unlock the city? But I can’t go in there. I have restarted and even completely reinstalled the game, and just can’t progress further. I haven’t tried playing the last update, as I have just given up on them fixing it, as there just no way they could fix all the bugs I’ve seen.

    A re-release of Underworld I and / or II would be great, and I would back that project only if this team wasn’t doing it.
     
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  14. Child of Malkav Savant

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    This just doesn't end, does it?
     
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  15. Efe Liturgist

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    delicious katana tears
     
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  16. Zep Zepo Titties and Beer Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual

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    I tried to warn you guys who were wearing the nostalgia googles...

    Zep-- is right again.

    Zep--
     
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  17. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    This is what people who buy collectors editions deserve.
     
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  18. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    From Discord.

    The thing btw, also from Discord:

    Also some other stuff, posted last month:

    Looking forward to someone uploading "the making of" doc.
     
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  19. Zboj Lamignat Arcane

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    Looks prestigious af.
     
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  20. Narushima Learned

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    Just look at that lavishly illustrated manual cover! Truly, these people are blessed.

    Now, will the "parchment" map just be printed on standard printer paper?
     
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  21. Curratum Magister

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    Yes, but it will also use yellowed parchment texture printed on that sheet!
     
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  22. Sonus Educated

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    FanGamer needs to focus on quality assurance and follow-through, not clogging their pipeline with way too many contracts.
     
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  23. whydoibother Savant

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    So is this more System Shock or more Legend of Grimrock?
     
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  24. Fedora Master Arcane Patron

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    It's more ET The Game
     
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  25. Curratum Magister

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    This is more a tech demo a few third-year students threw together over a year, so that scammer daddy Paul Neurath had something to release to the suckers (myself included) who gave him a million dollars on Kickstarter.
     
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