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Weird West - top-down action-RPG immersive sim from Arkane founder Raf Colantonio

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by conan_edw, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    FWIW he phrased it little differently in the USGamer interview:

     
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  2. Child of Malkav Savant

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    Resource based saving system is the best of both worlds while maintaining tension and demanding tactics from the player at the same time. KCD did it, Ori 1 did it and it was glorious.
     
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  3. V_K Arcane

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    Newfags. It's been around since late 80s - DarkSpyre (runes), Ishar (money), Blade of Destiny (XP)...
     
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  4. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Just don't save then. :lol:

    They're going to balance it around lack of saving (much like original Shadowrun Returns) so it'll just mean getting optimal outcomes may be difficult. :M
     
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  5. Child of Malkav Savant

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    Yeah, that's not the point. The point is that it was implemented in various games and it worked well. Those 2 are the ones that came to mind as they were recent.
     
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  6. dalnioam Literate

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    Now they're trying to cover their asses.
    Show Spoiler
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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    The word "directly" could be doing some work there.
     
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  8. conan_edw Savant Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    His Linkedin states that his work ended in June 2020 so I somewhat doubt that.
     
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  9. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Little bit more about the permanent consequences: https://www.engadget.com/weird-west-dishonored-wolfeye-colantonio-interview-180055798.html

     
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  10. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    are savescummers even human?
     
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  11. Saduj Arcane

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    “I'm super worried,” Colantonio said. “I mean, I think it's healthy to be worried. You don't want it to be paralyzing, but whenever we do something that is a bit of a bold move, something that hasn't been done exactly that way before, or has failed in some other games, then yeah, of course it's a worry. We believe in it, though.”

    What he really better believe is that the game isn't going to be released with any bugs that lead to fail states.
     
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  12. Terenty Savant

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    Of course this subhuman will ask about Avelone and see what Raph has to say, i bet this whole interview was conducted with the sole purpose of putting him on the spot.
     
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  13. Alexios Savant Patron

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    The old west is something I've been wanting to see an RPG developer work with. This looks promising. I just hope it's not too lighthearted. Would love to see some inspiration from Blood Meridian.
     
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    Hopefully it isn't as relentlessly dark as BM though... great book but quite hard on reader IMO.

    I'm cautiously looking forward to this game. The combat looks like absolute toss though... any idea whether the Alien Breed look is set in stone?
     
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  16. Nifft Batuff Arbiter

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    The only immersive sim that has no save states is Underworld Ascendant. Think about it.

    edit: and maybe also Thief 2014 (I don't remember, I uninstalled it before trying to save)
     
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  17. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Two more interviews since.

    https://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/arti...allenges-immersive-sim-veterans-go-isometric/

    https://www.escapistmagazine.com/v2...ency-at-the-center-of-its-dark-immersive-sim/
     
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  18. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Diablo with stealth sounds very not fun. :M
     
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    I think they aim at Ultima rather than Diablo, but I'm not sure how it'll work out.
     
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    https://www.pcgamer.com/former-arka...making-a-game-anymore-youre-making-a-product/

    :brodex:
     
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  21. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  22. Mr. Magniloquent Savant

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    I had forgotten about this. I need to make a list. There are so many games I am anticipating right now.
     
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  23. baud Cipher Patron

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    I guess the site above doesn't support hotlinking pics:

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    Edit: Infinitron the images you posted don't appear when using chrome, but do appear when using firefox
     
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