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Forum: Off-Topic September 18th, 2019, 10:42
Replies: 2,560
Views: 280,807
Posted By duerer
Having spent a few good months with pretty bad…

Having spent a few good months with pretty bad Lovecraftian games (Cthulhu, Sinking City) and a few good ones (Eternal Darkness , Last Door), I re-read a good part of the Master's work: H.P….
Forum: Off-Topic August 28th, 2019, 13:11
Replies: 12,291
Views: 1,004,600
Posted By duerer
Ancestors (PC) One word: ouch. Two words:…

Ancestors (PC)
One word: ouch.
Two words: wasted opportunity.
Three words: not my game.
Forum: Off-Topic August 27th, 2019, 11:01
Replies: 12,291
Views: 1,004,600
Posted By duerer
Long time no see, 'cause I'm playing lots of…

Long time no see, 'cause I'm playing lots of games:

Eternal Darkness (NGC, 3rd playthru):
Having utterly devastated by Call of Cthulhu and The Sinking City (yeah, that's a negative), I wanted to…
Forum: News Comments April 25th, 2019, 12:52
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By duerer
There was a common joke a few years ago in…

There was a common joke a few years ago in investor circles:

A young hipster hypes his business genius to an old jewish investor.
- Hey, we have just opened our new café, and dude, we rock! We…
Forum: General RPG April 18th, 2019, 09:15
Replies: 20
Views: 829
Posted By duerer
I think the biggest issue nowadays is that…

I think the biggest issue nowadays is that creating a successful game is time consuming and fairly expensive (marketing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

Therefore, many developers do not take huge risks,…
Forum: News Comments April 18th, 2019, 09:09
Replies: 15
Views: 831
Posted By duerer
Heh-heh. This is a common misconception, as the…

Heh-heh.
This is a common misconception, as the rant is not about "realism", it much more about balancing game systems. The black art of game design is to create a game balance that feels right.
Forum: Off-Topic April 11th, 2019, 12:06
Replies: 12,291
Views: 1,004,600
Posted By duerer
Vaporum on Switch. Yaay, this game is good!

Vaporum on Switch.
Yaay, this game is good!
Forum: General RPG April 9th, 2019, 09:53
Replies: 89
Views: 5,267
Posted By duerer
Yup, that's right, and personally, I have no…

Yup, that's right, and personally, I have no problems with it.



What I find strange is that certain hardcore members in this forum vehemently attack these kind of games for not being an RPG,…
Forum: General RPG April 9th, 2019, 09:32
Replies: 89
Views: 5,267
Posted By duerer
Hmmm, let me be a bit of a party crasher. …

Hmmm, let me be a bit of a party crasher.

IMHO AC: Odyssey is not an RPG, but a fairly good action game.
The character development is pretty much useless (cannot really specialize, the game…
Forum: News Comments April 5th, 2019, 14:00
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By duerer
Hmmm, as with any upscale tricks, there are a few…

Hmmm, as with any upscale tricks, there are a few quirks here and there.

I'd stick to the original's retro charm though, and possibly play in low-res (1024x768) -- the original art is much more…
Forum: News Comments March 27th, 2019, 10:23
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By duerer
Ouch. Generic cel-shaded 3d look #23458. FYI,…

Ouch. Generic cel-shaded 3d look #23458.
FYI, Dave Gibbons is a world-famous comics artist, well known for his very unique art style (notable example: Watchmen, the comicbook)
Unfortunately this…
Forum: News Comments March 26th, 2019, 17:19
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By duerer
… which assumes the game will be 3D. If this…

… which assumes the game will be 3D.
If this is the case, then I'm bailing out -- Gibbons' art simply cannot be translated to 3D.
Beyond HAS TO BE an old fashioned 2D game with a point'n'click…
Forum: News Comments March 26th, 2019, 13:13
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By duerer
Not quite sure why hate the mobile mobile games…

Not quite sure why hate the mobile mobile games prospect here -- the touch screen is very good for these kind of point'n'click games.

IF the gameplay is not dumbed down, I'm sold, regardless of…
Forum: Off-Topic March 22nd, 2019, 18:45
Replies: 12,291
Views: 1,004,600
Posted By duerer
Sekiro. Started only a few hours earlier, so no…

Sekiro.
Started only a few hours earlier, so no elaborated opinions yet -- but what I've seen and played so far, I like this game a LOT!
Forum: Off-Topic March 13th, 2019, 20:01
Replies: 2,560
Views: 280,807
Posted By duerer
After hearing about the drama of skavenhorde, I…

After hearing about the drama of skavenhorde, I felt the urge to read Charles Bukowski's brilliant Post Office. You should do the same.
Forum: General RPG March 12th, 2019, 19:40
Replies: 74
Views: 4,973
Posted By duerer
https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/12/18256052/indie-g…

https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/12/18256052/indie-game-release-steam

Now this is a very insightful article, and a must read for all aspiring indie developers.
Digest the info and think about it.
Forum: General RPG March 8th, 2019, 13:38
Replies: 45
Views: 1,924
Posted By duerer
My two cents on survival elements… It…

My two cents on survival elements…

It depends what are you after in an RPG.
Or more exactly: what you call an RPG.

Many forum posters have specific definitions of their RPG experience --…
Forum: News Comments March 6th, 2019, 17:04
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By duerer
I like to view things objectively, so the…

I like to view things objectively, so the mainstream opinion is just as valuable to me as the hardcore's.

Speaking of mainstream: I think Skyrim is a very interesting title to mention now….
Forum: News Comments March 6th, 2019, 16:02
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By duerer
I think it is quite interesting to compare KCD…

I think it is quite interesting to compare KCD to, say, Elex:
Piranha Bytes' effort, is mostly praised by hardcore RPGamers and dismissed by the mainstream.
KCD, however, is divisive even among…
Forum: Off-Topic March 5th, 2019, 10:57
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By duerer
Hope I'm not late from the party… Aside the…

Hope I'm not late from the party…

Aside the Usual Suspects of Nintendo (Zelda, Mario Odyssey, Smash Bros), these games I found are pretty good on Switch, despite their PC origins:

Skyrim: this…
Forum: Off-Topic February 28th, 2019, 13:44
Replies: 41
Views: 1,339
Posted By duerer
How the world will end? Easy. I will fart a big…

How the world will end?
Easy. I will fart a big one.

On a serious note:
Easy. I will die, so the world will end.
See also:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immanuel_Kant
Forum: News Comments February 26th, 2019, 16:40
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By duerer
Good news - looking forward to play this! …

Good news - looking forward to play this!

Semi-OT:
I think I could worship 24/7 any random Evil Deity for a Dragon Wars remake!
Tell me O Evil One, what goat shall I sacrifice for your fancy to…
Forum: General RPG February 25th, 2019, 15:46
Replies: 74
Views: 4,973
Posted By duerer
Had a long informal chat with interns recently,…

Had a long informal chat with interns recently, and I realized that such stuff could be very dangerous for wannabe game developers.

Despite all the good intentions of these tutorial releases, most…
Forum: General Non-RPG February 25th, 2019, 12:45
Replies: 117
Views: 3,878
Posted By duerer
By the way… Anthem was never meant to be an…

By the way…
Anthem was never meant to be an RPG, it was always meant to be a loot shooter, similar to Destiny.

Problem is, Anthem was marketed as a Bioware game, so the most of us had wet…
Forum: Off-Topic February 22nd, 2019, 12:41
Replies: 29
Views: 1,186
Posted By duerer
In my book: one of those Gremlins-wannabe s*ts,…

In my book: one of those Gremlins-wannabe s*ts, like:
Critters, Ghoulies, Troll
Excellent for drinking games: down the hatch when someone screams in terror!

On a more educated level:
Flashdance…
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