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Game News Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood Released

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Feb 4, 2021.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Cyanide Studio; Nacon; Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood

    Today is the release day of Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood, the Werewolf: The Apocalypse action-RPG from Cyanide originally announced way back at the beginning of 2017. In the end, Earthblood seems to have turned out exactly the way you might have expected. An Epic-exclusive low budget Eurojank action-RPG, what's not to like? Here's the game's rockin' launch trailer:


    Earthblood's reviews (of which there are a surprisingly large number) are quite negative, although there are a few reviewers that liked it a bit more. Here are the game's reviews on PC:

    COGconnected 80/100
    Game Over Online 60/100
    GameCrate 5.5/10
    Gamers Heroes 70/100
    GamesBeat 3/5
    GameSpace 7/10
    GameWatcher 6.5/10
    GamingTrend 45/100
    Hardcore Gamer 2/5
    IGN 4/10
    KeenGamer 5/10
    MMORPG.com 6.5/10
    PC Gamer 79/100
    PC Invasion 4/10
    PCGamesN 4/10
    TheGamer 2/5
    Wccftech 6.3/10
    Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is available on the Epic Games Store for $40. Maybe we'll get to hear more about Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong now?
     
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  2. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    Why is this on the front page?
    I mean, come on, this is a late 2000s action romp ala Prototype. Might be an okay game - especially if mainstream media doesn't like it - but is as far away from RPG as you can possibly get.
     
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  3. CyberWhale Arcane

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    Dialog wheel.
     
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  4. Malamert Erudite Edgy

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    Looks like absolute garbage.
     
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  5. V_K Arcane

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    Someone should change the date on this post to 4 Feb 2022, the same way you did on Note of the Outskirts.
     
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  6. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    Some screamo low tempo shit

    I believe you meant to use the term Absolute Garbâge
     
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  7. jackofshadows Arbiter

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    Eh, looks like they don't like it because it is actually a mindless repetetive crap game which no one asked for. What a shame.
     
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  8. Flying Dutchman Educated

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    Can't wait to see how Bloodlines 2 compares to this.
     
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  9. Kruno Arcane Shitposter

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    Steam or no buy!
     
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  10. JackOfOwls Erudite

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    Looks like digital dog-ass with extra dingleberries. Hard pass.
     
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  11. TheImplodingVoice Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Because a certain person is a paid shill.
     
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  12. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    Then he'd be a terrible shill, because there are tons of non-RPG-but-maybe-has-RPG-tag-on-Steam games that are not on the front page.
    Seems more random than anything what does or doesn't make it to the front page.
     
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  13. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer Sad Loser

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    How dare you compare this to Prototype? Can you run up on walls, pick up tanks and throw them in this game? I thought so.

    If you want to see how shit it is:

    The part about the stealth mechanics is hilarious.
     
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  14. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    Oh, no no, don't get me wrong.
    It is trashy, but I saw it for a few hours on a stream yesterday and I think it is very much the enjoyable kind of trash.
    The awful cliché writing, the mid-2000s gameplay, the voice acting itself - it's like a proper throwback.

    But it's also way overpriced. I'll certainly wait for a) Steam release and b) sale.
     
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  15. Thac0 Hopeless Optimist Patron

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    I am not against putting garbage like this on the front page, after all it has a certain entertainment factor. As long as the good games get covered aswell.

    Speaking of that, Himeko Sutori is a codex made tactical JRPG inspired by 20 year old classics that released a few days ago.
    https://rpgcodex.net/forums/threads/himeko-sutori-tactical-jrpg-100-unit-armies.96941/

    It is received a lot better by users than this shit, and I swear its low in weebish tricks.
     
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  16. catfood AGAIN

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    This has the trappings of a future Codex hidden classic.
     
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    Do you know why Earthblood is shit?

    NO furry tits.

    What kind of werewolf game that has no tits of any kind?
     
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    World of Darkness action rpg from Cyanide Studio means some will be interested. Noy much beyond that, I guess.

    Epic still says release day is "soon" for me.
     
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  19. lukaszek the determinator

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    any stats on % of epic exclusives that become hits vs turds?
     
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    So, basically, four games - if you're generous with your definition of a hit. No idea how many exclusives there were in total.
    The data is from a year ago, but I don't think they had any high-profile exclusives in 2020.
     
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  21. TheDiceMustRoll Game Analist

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    ToW seriously only sold 154k?
     
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  22. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Throw tanks? Is this a modded HULK game?
     
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  23. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Steamspy estimates are
    50,000 .. 360,000 by PlayTracker
    200,000 .. 500,000 by SteamSpy
    193,140 .. 579,420 based on reviews

    Epic Exclusive and Game Pass killed any potential it had as a PC hit, most of the sales were on consoles.
     
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    Being an epic-exclusive action trash is exactly what is not to like.
     
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    Cough cough... this trailer infected me with mediocrity.... I might, not... recover.
     
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