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Weird West - top-down immersive sim from Arkane founder Raf Colantonio - coming March 31st

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

  1. Terenty Arbiter

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    Looks a lot like Zelda Botw when it comes to environmental interactions. Hope it's actually something you need to use to survive as opposed to Zelda's pointless gimmick
     
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    cringe

    unbelievably based

    was looking forward to this but demo was kinda cringe

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    based but I doubt it will actually come out this year considering what the released footage looks like


    also you forgot ENCASED. (more like enBASED)
     
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  3. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    https://www.pcgamer.com/weird-west-is-swinging-just-as-hard-as-prey-and-dishonored/

     
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  4. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    Dev stream tomorrow:

     
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  5. fantadomat Arcane Edgy Wumao

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    So it is as hard as super easy games like prey and dishonoured lol.

    Also that no save shit seems retarded.
     
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  6. Infinitron I post news Patron

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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    https://www.pcgamesn.com/weird-west/fallout-inspired-isometric-immersive-sim

     
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    Another day at Codex another wishlist.
     
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  9. V_K Arcane

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    Rather disappointed that different characters aren't alternative picks but you have to play them all in a playthrough. It rubs against the openness emphasized elsewhere and makes the game much less of an RPG.
     
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  10. Gargaune Magister

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    I've sperged out on this before, emergent gameplay wasn't the core purpose of the Immersive Sim, embodiment was. Emergent gameplay was just a means to that end along with other game design patterns, such as the first person perspective, locked timeframe, diegetic feedback interfaces etc. Colantonio's just leveraging his Arkane street cred to spin his (admittedly highly) systemic isometric sandbox into something other than it actually is, but the fact is you can see plenty of these "the power of systemic" features in Baldur's Gate 3 without anyone going "ooOoh, immerseeeve seeems!" Naturally, the press is lapping it up and pontificating the sandbox angle because they understand their subject matter like I understand gardening.

    P.S. Skyrim's on that RPS "Immersive Sim Continuum" chart while Deus Ex isn't. :lol:
     
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  11. Terenty Arbiter

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    Pls be extremely difficult, pls be extremely difficult
     
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  12. Jinn Arcane

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    I think you misunderstood the headline of that PCGamer article. It wasn't saying that the game was hard, as in difficult. "Swinging just as hard" is a slang phrase implying that it's on the same level - or competing just as strongly - as the other two games mentioned.

    There is absolutely nothing indicating this is going to be an extremely difficult game. I wouldn't get your hopes up for that if I were you.
     
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    So apparently you can chuck a box of ammo out of your inventory, shoot it, have it catch on fire, and shoot bullets all over the place.

    ThatsNotHowBulletsWork™

    But whatever, it is called Weird West, and there's a certain level of creativity/technical complexity there that I appreciate.
     
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    how about blackpowder ammo?
     
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    Devstream:

     
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  16. kangaxx Learned

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    It might end up being Mooncrash-esque, which for me isn't a bad thing. I really liked Prey and Mooncrash in spite of their flaws.
     
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  17. ExposedBrainMatter Educated

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    Man if this really is another super easy game I'm going to spam Colantonio pictures of my cock on twitter to show him what the difficulty should really be.
     
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    How will he know it's not just more of your "fan mail" though?
     
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  19. Harthwain Magister

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    My concern is how much the "lateral thinking" with extend beyond combat, especially since the developers are former co-creators of Dishonored.
     
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  20. ExposedBrainMatter Educated

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    This one will be my penis instead of pet chickens.
     
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  21. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    Wowza it's like Skyrim!
     
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    Very off-putting unfortunately, will ruin the replay value.
     
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  23. kangaxx Learned

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    I think it depends whether you have to play them in the same order. If your actions determine which order, and it has a material impact on the game, I can see it being interesting. To go back to Mooncrash, you could choose the order.
     
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    https://www.gamebanshee.com/news/125325-weird-west-previews.html

     
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