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Discussion in 'The cRPG Player's Handbook' started by felipepepe, May 12, 2014.

  1. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    To be fair I thought the first Fallout is alright but FO2 was always too wacky for me.
     
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  2. Hoaxmetal Arcane

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    That's something unheard of.
     
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  3. raw Arcane Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015
    surf solar is suffering from the same disease
     
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  4. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    I don't want to jew in, but I think it should be only free for RPGCodex/RPG Watch members. A well crafted e-book should be sold on Amazon. On a fair price.
     
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  5. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    As long as J_C pays extra because Broken Age. :troll:
     
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  6. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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  7. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    This book is being made by the entire community, including AAA developers, indies, bloggers, modders, and fans from various websites. It's only a great book because of all the effort everyone is placing in, for free.

    I will not charge a single dime for this, from anyone. And it will be Creative Commons.
     
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  8. J_C One Bit Studio Patron Developer

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    Ok, I was just brainstorming. :)
     
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    J_C is quick to spot an opportunity to cash in: :troll:


     
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  11. undecaf Arcane Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    felipepepe Small thing. Noticed that you have B.A.T. on the list, but no B.A.T. 2. It's been around 20 years since I played those games, but wasn't the sequel considered the superior one from the two? And as such deserving the spot there (or at least a mention).
     
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  12. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    I'm not familiar with all the games, so I'm asking the reviewers how they want to tackle series like this. They can do one page for each game, a two-page focusing on one and mentioning the sequel/prequel, or whatever else they feel might work best.
     
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  13. I'd like to review Summoner.
    This game is good, yet mostly unnoticed and underrated as fuck.
     
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  14. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Just check the list in the other thread Zz, I don't think it's been covered anyway.
     
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  15. Fuck, missed it. Thanks, man.

    Fake edit: It's taken. :x
     
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  16. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Not anymore, you can take it. The guy that was reviewing it had only played the PS2 version and his thoughts were it was "horribly dated"... :?
     
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  17. I played both, so I'm taking the opportunity with my hands (and my cock).
     
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  19. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Sorcerian is on my "if it fits" list. ;)

    Amulets & Armor I had never heard about before... I played it for a couple of levels, can't say I was impressed... all I did was fight elven archers and some wizards, although the engine hints at something more complex...
     
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  20. Fray Novice

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    It's more of a FPP action game than RPG really. I had fun with it, but then I'm a sucker for games with co-op.

    I mention it on account that it's somewhat obscure and you've got witchaven on the list anyway. I realize you've got space constraints though, just thought it might be of interest.
     
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  21. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Does it get better later? Like, do you face more interesting enemies & enviroments and have to actually speak with other characters?
     
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  22. Fray Novice

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    As far as I know there are no neutral NPCs so there's no dialog beyond the briefing of the quests and the hints and notes you find as you play.

    I thought the maps started getting better at the fourth transition point in the first quest, the library. From that point they got steadily better with a few hidden extra treasure rooms and secret passages and a maze or two in later quests. You start to find more magic items, spells and such around that time as well.

    I think some of the mages in the first quest cast poison dart instead of magic missile or whatever they cast. I don't remember what mages cast in later quests exactly, probably just some form of direct damage. Enemies supposedly change at night in some areas but I think that was broken in the abandonia version, maybe the dev fixed that since or I wasn't in the right area though. I think the second quest only had melee and crossbow knights, so though the maps get better there in my opinion, the enemies are somewhat more boring, they are a fair amount more deadly though if I recall. Enemy variety picks up on the third quest with 10 different sorts of enemies if you include the boss. So yes, I think it does get better, certainly not without it's flaws though.

    The wiki is fairly extensive as far as this sort of thing goes if you want to know more. I also don't mind clarifying anything if I was to vague but it has been a while since I've played it.

    http://wiki.amuletsandarmor.com/index.php?title=Main_Page
     
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  23. t Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    How's the project?
     
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  24. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Going very well. I'm lagging behind on some stuff, like sending reviews for the grammar nazis (sorry!), but otherwise it's all good. Most developers have asked for more time to write due E3, but I'm not in a hurry anyway.

    Been spending a lot of time checking RPGs I've left out to see if they are worthy to add, and capturing screenshots from games people didn't send me screenshot. The other day I was playing the 1981 Ultima on a Apple II emulator, to get the shots from the original game (instead of the 1986 remake), the other I was getting a image of Ishar's party voting system. I've got authorization to use images from MobyGames, DJ Old Games and CRPG Addict's blog, but some you just can't find anywhere and I have to get myself. Is quite fun still.

    I'm also thinking about a preview. I want to make something that media outlets will notice and would help me get the remaining reviews. I first thought about a 30-page preview in a .pdf, but I think that alone will be too little, so I'm considering doing a video, telling the idea as wel as showing stuff that isn't done for a pdf preview. Would be like a kickstarter campaign, but with no kickstarter.

    Also, my friends argue that this sub-forum is too unfriendly for casual readers (add "it doesn't scale to their level" joke) and I should create a hotsite for the book, a place with the video, a couple of preview pages and where I can post updates... :?
     
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  25. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    MCA sent his Wasteland review. Nice stuff, you can feel that the guy really love games.

    Also, been playing around with making an index at the end of the book, but with the game covers:

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    I would love to feature big cover art in full glory, but the book is already huge the way it is. This way I can make a friendly index and show people the box covers. :)
     
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