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February 4th, 2011, 15:43
After the Best and Worst RPG our visitors and editors also voted for the Most Promising RPG of 2011 during January. Check out the details to find out what game you - and we - think is most promising.
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February 4th, 2011, 15:43
I see that there is some love for Dead State among the editors. Good choice. Less so among the visitors. Shame on you.

2011 is looking like a great year. But then again I feel that way every year. My predictions are that 2011 will be mediocre as a whole for crpg's.
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February 4th, 2011, 16:07
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I see that there is some love for Dead State among the editors. Good choice. Less so among the visitors. Shame on you.
We voted for Age of Decadence. We had at least that right, contrary to the editors. Just kidding

About the choices, if I can't really agree with Skyrim as "promising" game, it's democracy. The other choices are (very) good ones in my opinion, and I am happy to see Venetica there, which not unlike Alpha Protocol takes a lot of undeserved flak from the so-called professional press.

Now Witcher 2… just please don't disappoint us!
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February 4th, 2011, 16:25
Wow…was a little surprised that there wasn't more anticipation for the new Deus Ex title. That one definitely has MY mouth watering.

So many interesting titles coming out this year, and I have yet to beat Fallout N/V…
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February 4th, 2011, 16:27
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I see that there is some love for Dead State among the editors. Good choice. Less so among the visitors. Shame on you.
That it´ll be released in 2011 is just extremely unlikely. It´ll get more votes next year, I´m sure .

Editors´ Choice rather surprised me with 3rd place for Venetica and no place for Age of Decadence.

Seems like The Witcher 2 is hitting the sweet spot, hopefully it won´t disappoint.
Oh, and congrats to Rampant Coyote!
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February 4th, 2011, 16:33
I think the reason is people though AoD might come out 2010… and when it didn't… people lost belief that it would come out… but I actually think it will be released 2011….. and it is probably the only real RPG being released in 2011… togheter with avadon if that is a 2011 release.
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February 4th, 2011, 16:42
Actually I think we belief A0D will not be released in 2011, which is why it got no votes.

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February 4th, 2011, 16:48
I predict that all the most promising/anticipated RPGs will be among the top on 2011's Worst RPG of the Year poll.

Say, was this done last year? Maybe we could compare for 2010 and see what happened.
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February 4th, 2011, 17:18
I think that I feel slightly irritated with Venetica having more votes than Drakensang 2 …

But that's not my problem, I'm just a fan boy, nothing more …

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February 4th, 2011, 17:24
Can't even remember what I voted for, but very chuffed at the suggestion that Frayed Knights is going to see the light of day in 2011. I held some hopes for AoD but thought Frayed Knights was a lot further off.
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February 4th, 2011, 17:50
I'm so sad that Drakensang has died. I moderately enjoyed Drakensang and I'm really enjoying Drakensang: The River of Time. Being bought by a browser game company has got to be such a downer. Hopefully, the new DSA game will ease the pain a little.

I don't remember voting for most promising, but since I'm a Bethesda fanboy, that would have been a no-brainer. Skyrim is my GoTY without even opening the box.

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February 4th, 2011, 18:03
Originally Posted by BillSeurer View Post
Say, was this done last year? Maybe we could compare for 2010 and see what happened.
Yes it was: http://www.rpgwatch.com/show/article?articleid=147

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February 4th, 2011, 18:21
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
I think that I feel slightly irritated with Venetica having more votes than Drakensang 2 …

But that's not my problem, I'm just a fan boy, nothing more …
Fanboys are the plague of videogames. But well from what I played of The river of Time I can understand your irritation.

Venetica is far to have the same degree of polishing than The River of Time, but for me it is more unique and much more attaching. But well in a cold gvg confrontation I don't think it couldn't stand the comparison.
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February 4th, 2011, 18:23
Originally Posted by Myrthos View Post
Yes it was: http://www.rpgwatch.com/show/article?articleid=147
Venetica second? I regret have lived on another planet during some time and didn't quote its release.
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February 4th, 2011, 19:10
Originally Posted by Myrthos View Post
Yes it was: http://www.rpgwatch.com/show/article?articleid=147
2 Mass Effect 2 18,6
4 Alpha Protocol 8,4
6 Arcania 4,2

Wow, I was sorta right!
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February 4th, 2011, 19:39
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2 Mass Effect 2 18,6
4 Alpha Protocol 8,4
6 Arcania 4,2

Wow, I was sorta right!
I suppose I am a snob but well I looked at editors list:
1 Drakensang: The River of Time 27,4
2 Venetica 24,2
3 Eschalon Book 2 17,7
4 Fallout: New Vegas 12,9

I'd say a more funny one.
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February 4th, 2011, 20:00
Wow. No pressure or anything like that…

I'm thrilled and overwhelmed. Yes, Frayed Knights will release this year, by hook or by crook. I'm currently trying for summer, but as this is still a part-time venture by me, paid for by whatever I can find under the seat cushions, there are enough unknowns in there that I cannot commit to anything beyond "This year" and "When it's done." The game is fully playable right now, start-to-finish, but it still desperately needs many weeks of spit-and-polish.

The full game is going to be a lot like the Pokmor Xang pilot, from way back when. But much bigger, much more cleaned up, and a lot more… complexity? That's probably not a virtue. More DEPTH, how about that?
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February 4th, 2011, 20:28
Originally Posted by RampantCoyote View Post
Wow. No pressure or anything like that…

I'm thrilled and overwhelmed. Yes, Frayed Knights will release this year, by hook or by crook. I'm currently trying for summer, but as this is still a part-time venture by me, paid for by whatever I can find under the seat cushions, there are enough unknowns in there that I cannot commit to anything beyond "This year" and "When it's done." The game is fully playable right now, start-to-finish, but it still desperately needs many weeks of spit-and-polish.

The full game is going to be a lot like the Pokmor Xang pilot, from way back when. But much bigger, much more cleaned up, and a lot more… complexity? That's probably not a virtue. More DEPTH, how about that?
Let's just stick to "this year". When it's done" is for wusses!
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February 4th, 2011, 21:12
As far as I have seen, "When it's done" is simply a codephrase in the games biz that means really means, "We've got a schedule, but we can't or don't want to make it public yet."

So yeah. This year. I've got a sequel to make.
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February 4th, 2011, 21:41
I'd say Skyrim is looking most promising.

I had issues with Oblivion, but it was massively fun, and I've had issues with every game I've ever played. Looks like they're steering Skyrim in a good direction… though frankly, I'm trying to avoid the hype-machine as much as possible. I only read the excerpts and summaries here, and rarely go to the commercial sites and read the full marketing articles.
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