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Myrthos February 15th, 2013 14:11

GOG - RPG Weekend
 
Good Old Games is running a RPG weekend promo with the following games: The two Witcher games, all Divinity games, Geneforge 1-5, the Gothic games, Torchlight, Septerra Core and Darklands.
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you February 15th, 2013 14:11

But sadly system shock 2 is not included :(

jhwisner February 15th, 2013 15:20

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Originally Posted by you (Post 1061184490)
But sadly system shock 2 is not included :(

And even more sadly, Forsaken Gods is. Luckily you can uncheck any of them you don't want though. Still… ew…

joxer February 15th, 2013 15:26

SS2 is a new release, that's why. But cmon, 10€ is already a great price.

From all titles I don't have Geneforges and Darklands and somehow, am not interested into any of them. Forsaken Gods I'd buy only to my worst enemy.

Still I will spend some money - I do have Septerra Core, but not digital version and although it was a great game it wasn't popular enough back then - it got released the same year with PS:T. :(

jhwisner February 15th, 2013 15:32

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Originally Posted by joxer (Post 1061184496)
SS2 is a new release, that's why. But cmon, 10 is already a great price.

From all titles I don't have Geneforges and Darklands and somehow, am not interested into any of them. Forsaken Gods I'd buy only to my worst enemy.

Still I will spend some money - I do have Septerra Core, but not digital version and although it was a great game it wasn't popular enough back then - it got released the same year with PS:T. :(

Yeah Septerra Core is a really good and often overlooked one. I usually can't stand JRPG-style games, but I really enjoyed that one. That is to say once I got around the game breaking bugs in the release version.

Yme February 15th, 2013 16:33

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Originally Posted by jhwisner (Post 1061184499)
Yeah Septerra Core is a really good and often overlooked one. I usually can't stand JRPG-style games, but I really enjoyed that one. That is to say once I got around the game breaking bugs in the release version.

Got the old boxed copy somewhere and got the digital one on GOG already. great game.

Lucky Day February 15th, 2013 17:13

None of these games ever interested me but you say that Septura Core is actually good? Is it a Western RPG with a JRPG face or good JRPG then?

Dajjer February 15th, 2013 18:18

RPG creds satisfied - all games previously owned and played

Irien February 15th, 2013 18:25

Be aware that (unless it has changed) Septerra Core is broken on Win8. Curse you MS and your cheap game-breaking upgrades.

It is, however, a great game, but became a bit of a chore later on going back and forth across levels with endless (pointless) battles. I gave up around 75%, but went back later and finished it. The story/world is very interesting, and the characters are an interesting bunch.

jhwisner February 15th, 2013 19:08

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Originally Posted by Lucky Day (Post 1061184515)
None of these games ever interested me but you say that Septura Core is actually good? Is it a Western RPG with a JRPG face or good JRPG then?

It's a good JRPG-style game created by a western developer. It's pretty much a faithful attempt at making a JRPG style game, except without so much of the pretentious self-satisfied pontification that one not inclined to like JRPGs might associate with them after playing some of the more famous examples.

Roq February 15th, 2013 19:20

Think anyone who hasn't played Darklands should give it go. Although, it *looks* pretty awful on my 1080p monitor, wish I had an old CRT hanging around for DOS box games.

ikbenrichard February 15th, 2013 20:35

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Originally Posted by jhwisner (Post 1061184532)
It's a good JRPG-style game created by a western developer. It's pretty much a faithful attempt at making a JRPG style game, except without so much of the pretentious self-satisfied pontification that one not inclined to like JRPGs might associate with them after playing some of the more famous examples.

Indeed, therefore just started to play it.
Septerra Core has a very low resolution though. Any way to get it to play in a bit higher resolution?

jhwisner February 15th, 2013 21:17

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Originally Posted by ikbenrichard (Post 1061184541)
Indeed, therefore just started to play it.
Septerra Core has a very low resolution though. Any way to get it to play in a bit higher resolution?

Don't remember if the official release had any resolution options, but there are some in the unofficial patch.

http://www.gog.com/forum/septerra_co…al_patch/page1

You can not change the FoV though so it may look wonky if you set it to a different aspect ratio than 4:3.

joxer February 15th, 2013 22:06

Anyway, I've (re)bought Septerra Core and looking forward to replay it, I still remember stumbling upon some hidden areas once you grab the ship. Also I remember that back then I saw in files that there was an escape card, dunno if it's possible to get that one in the game at all and what's it used for. And lollygagging in a populated area with different party members often gains some nice items. Etc etc… Hell I dunno why I haven't replayed it for so long - it was just gathering dust on the shelf all this time…

Roq February 15th, 2013 22:15

So is Septerra Core any good? - was somewhat put off by the fact that the res is only 640x480 (according to gamespot), which tends to be either a postage stamp in native mode or very pixellated when stretched.

joxer February 15th, 2013 23:47

It's an old game with dated graphics and low quality quicktime cutscenes, but you'll forgive the looks as the story will lure you in. It's a rare mobrespawning game I loved. But mobs respawn only when you exit the area and reenter it, they don't appear from the thin air all the time like for example in inquisitor.

Never forget to check stores and upgrade your items! Also make sure you explore everything as some cards are hidden.

ikbenrichard February 16th, 2013 14:20

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Originally Posted by Roq (Post 1061184557)
So is Septerra Core any good? - was somewhat put off by the fact that the res is only 640x480 (according to gamespot), which tends to be either a postage stamp in native mode or very pixellated when stretched.

Playing now (never played it again).
Have to say it takes a bit of time to get use to it but i like it so far.
Its jrpg and wrpg blended.

Corwin February 16th, 2013 23:14

Grabbed it myself and while I'm enjoying it, the controls are certainly not all that intuitive. I nearly died in my first fight trying to figure out HOW to fight. Once I sorted out the UI, the game became much better!! :)

ikbenrichard February 17th, 2013 13:52

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Originally Posted by Corwin (Post 1061184660)
Grabbed it myself and while I'm enjoying it, the controls are certainly not all that intuitive. I nearly died in my first fight trying to figure out HOW to fight. Once I sorted out the UI, the game became much better!! :)

haha, same here !
enjoying the game quite a bit now :)


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