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July 16th, 2007, 02:37
Somehow this little gem has flown under our Radar for far too long. Think the original Fallout with Spiderweb level graphics and you'd be close. There's a FREE Demo available for a quick download and with the paucity of Turn Based RPG's on the market, this one is well worth the effort.
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July 16th, 2007, 02:37
I think the graphics are comparable or better than the FO's, minus the computer character animation heads. The new version is nice, adding in comic style cut scenes. I liked the old version, but the new version is fantastic.
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July 16th, 2007, 02:40
Amusingly enough, it's just been patched to update NPC follower interaction a bit.

That said, it's definitely better than Spiderweb's animations. Roughly Baldur's Gate level, I'd say. Not as "rich canvas"-ie as Fallout or PS:T.

The demo is a bit off-putting. Basically a combat slugfest. The game gets better, tho'
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July 16th, 2007, 04:37
I think the word SLUG was aptly used!!

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July 16th, 2007, 04:41
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I think the word SLUG was aptly used!!
Ba-da-bum-*ching*

(that was the worst joke ever, Corwin)
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July 16th, 2007, 05:42
I actually posted this on an Indie Roundup back in the day but I guess we've been remiss adding it as a full database entry.

I've seen him post from time to time at RPG Codex or NMA but I wish some of these indies would send out a little more PR, such as these code updates, just to keep their name in front of people.

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July 16th, 2007, 05:59
Well, in David's case I get the impression Omega Syndrome was more of a test run. He got the SPECIAL p&p system up and running, modified it, made a 2D world with a combination of free sprites and his own sprites, and put a game together. Then he kept upgrading it to perfect the engine and game.

So kind of a practice run. It took him longer to make the engine than the game itself, so expect more of a direct, finished product from the next one he's doing (he's been talking about doing another game for a while now, he's started on it, expect to hear from it at some point in the near future)
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July 16th, 2007, 06:01
Is there a reason to stress out that the demo is free? ;-)
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July 16th, 2007, 07:57
Yes, the word FREE is famous for attracting more attention than any other word except SEX!!

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July 16th, 2007, 22:16
ok ok… I think we should change it to

FREE SEX DEMO!
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July 17th, 2007, 04:57
I gave the demo a try, and it's pretty coolio. A lot like fallout character creation-wise, I love the setting, and I like the Ironman option (apparently, in earlier builds it was the only way to go). Fighting the slug worm things got a little old, thoough, and it didn't seem like there was much of a way around them.
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July 17th, 2007, 06:37
That's about all there appears to be in the demo. Apparently it gets better later!!

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July 17th, 2007, 15:47
Originally Posted by GothicGothicness View Post
ok ok… I think we should change it to

FREE SEX DEMO!
I dunno … free sex demo sounds like a let down waiting to happen … but perhaps fun while it lasts …

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July 17th, 2007, 17:29
Anyone who played this can say how long the game is? its 30 dollars canadian and if its all like the slug level, I cannot bring myself to spend it.
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July 17th, 2007, 18:09
It's not all like the first part… there is much more. I've not completed the game, but I am having fun and I do consider it worth the money I paid for it. Not a perfect game by any measure… but a lot more fun than many big-name games.

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July 17th, 2007, 19:04
It's been updated again, this time include an interesting optional rule that allows you to gain 0 HP every time you level up. Challenging mode of play
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July 18th, 2007, 00:54
At my age, I don't need that sort of challenge!!

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