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Forum: News Comments Today, 10:32
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By duerer
SaGa games are notorious for being reviewed…

SaGa games are notorious for being reviewed objectively. Was the case back then and
more so today.
In fact, they are so original (even to this day), that most of their unique features are…
Forum: News Comments December 3rd, 2019, 11:27
Replies: 9
Views: 579
Posted By duerer
FYI, it was a console port of the first game,…

FYI, it was a console port of the first game, with better graphics, easier controls, etc. Personally, I prefer the Genesis version too, as the original is somewhat awkward to play.
Forum: News Comments October 14th, 2019, 11:55
Replies: 36
Views: 2,224
Posted By duerer
Rose tinted nostalgia glasses aside, I think BG…

Rose tinted nostalgia glasses aside, I think BG entered the market at the perfect time in the perfect form.

Remember: in 1998, the RTS craze was at its fullest on the PC, and guess what -- BG…
Forum: Off-Topic October 9th, 2019, 18:21
Replies: 18
Views: 1,132
Posted By duerer
Heh-heh. Just recently I had a talk with my…

Heh-heh. Just recently I had a talk with my junior colleagues and recited a Monty Python joke (it was a silly comment about policemen who are transvestite, but not all of them are transvestite, Yours…
Forum: News Comments April 18th, 2019, 09:09
Replies: 15
Views: 875
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: 12,523
Views: 1,034,868
Posted By duerer
Vaporum on Switch. Yaay, this game is good!

Vaporum on Switch.
Yaay, this game is good!
Forum: News Comments April 5th, 2019, 14:00
Replies: 2
Views: 564
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 February 14th, 2019, 17:23
Replies: 70
Views: 3,339
Posted By duerer
FYI, Zelda's story is structured in a very…

FYI, Zelda's story is structured in a very different manner than e.g. Witcher 3.
Instead of telling a story in a linear three-act way, Zelda presents a vague lore and an initial mystery at the…
Forum: Off-Topic February 14th, 2019, 10:39
Replies: 77
Views: 3,155
Posted By duerer
Vintage: Magic Candle series (Ultima 6/7 are…

Vintage: Magic Candle series
(Ultima 6/7 are strong runner-ups)
I love simple epics, and well-crafted old skool cRPGs are the best place to find'em.

Classic: Arcanum
Tried a few builds and had…
Forum: News Comments February 11th, 2019, 14:08
Replies: 70
Views: 3,339
Posted By duerer
Yup, the only problem is that there are actually…

Yup, the only problem is that there are actually TWO open-world games in my recent memory, that are actually of any good:

Ultima 6 or 7 (take your pick): You know why this one is mentioned here….
Forum: Off-Topic February 11th, 2019, 13:47
Replies: 216
Views: 20,996
Posted By duerer
To Whom It May Concern, Instead of verbal…

To Whom It May Concern,

Instead of verbal kung-fu, how about getting back to the development lair, and coming up with a concept prototype in a few weeks?
Share it with the community, analyze…
Forum: Off-Topic February 7th, 2019, 13:57
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By duerer
Semi-troll rant: How about trying out the wonders…

Semi-troll rant: How about trying out the wonders of interactive fiction then?
Is it a book? Yes! Is it a game? Yes!

For the uninitiated: interactive fiction (IF) is the subgenre of the…
Forum: Off-Topic February 6th, 2019, 16:36
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By duerer
Short answer: Yes I do. Long(ish) answer: It's…

Short answer: Yes I do.
Long(ish) answer: It's somewhat part of my job, so why not play in the office as well?

And that's why I adore my trusty Switch. Play some modest time at the office, then…
Forum: News Comments January 24th, 2019, 15:44
Replies: 109
Views: 6,292
Posted By duerer
Yup, aware of that. Sorry, I've just started…

Yup, aware of that. Sorry, I've just started thinking on the reasons behind the PR stunt.
I mean: Deadfire bombed, Obsidian sold to MS -- so what is the business logic behind this risky…
Forum: News Comments January 22nd, 2019, 16:10
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By duerer
FYI, nearly all Tales games allow playing on…

FYI, nearly all Tales games allow playing on Auto: that is, set your main character control to Auto, and all combat will be automatic, without any user input whatsoever.
And YES, the game is totally…
Forum: Off-Topic January 15th, 2019, 11:27
Replies: 2,603
Views: 286,094
Posted By duerer
Nine Princes in Amber. Again. Because for me,…

Nine Princes in Amber. Again.
Because for me, this one is still the gold standard in fantasy literature, e.g. the living proof that, if you are a good writer, you don't need to fill 1000 pages with…
Forum: News Comments January 7th, 2019, 10:58
Replies: 24
Views: 1,440
Posted By duerer
I find it highly amusing that this thread is…

I find it highly amusing that this thread is about writing, literacy and whatnot - yet the flame is heated by the misunderstanding of written text in the posts :)
Forum: News Comments December 7th, 2018, 10:21
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By duerer
My two cents on this: The First Part: a…

My two cents on this:
The First Part: a potentially cool detective mystery game, boiled down to Lovecraft clichés (if you are not a Lovecraft nut, you might love it though - for me, it's just…
Forum: News Comments December 6th, 2018, 14:43
Replies: 27
Views: 1,391
Posted By duerer
Unfortunately no. What you said is the…

Unfortunately no. What you said is the implementation in theory.
In practice, VR (and stereoscopic gaming in general) requires a totally different design, mindset, asset specification and…
Forum: News Comments December 6th, 2018, 12:30
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By duerer
Yup, after the IMHO disappointing other Cthulhu…

Yup, after the IMHO disappointing other Cthulhu game, this one might turn out to be good.

Frogwares has made some very good detective games in the past -- if they can keep their forte (piece…
Forum: News Comments December 4th, 2018, 15:33
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By duerer
I think the logic behind chapters is to optimize…

I think the logic behind chapters is to optimize development costs.
They can secure funds for one chapter, develop and release it.
They hope to recoup costs from the sales of the previous chapter…
Forum: Off-Topic December 4th, 2018, 10:47
Replies: 77
Views: 7,453
Posted By duerer
In no particular order: Artsy Fartsy: …

In no particular order:

Artsy Fartsy:
Strawberry Fields - The Beatles
tied with
Thick as a Brick - Jethro Tull

Pop:
The Name of the Game - ABBA
tied with
Forum: News Comments November 28th, 2018, 13:06
Replies: 51
Views: 3,027
Posted By duerer
For me, it's complicated: Disliked: - the…

For me, it's complicated:

Disliked:
- the story in both - typical late Bioware stuff: supposedly "epic", but ultimately a boring, pompous turd with tackled-on, laughable "romances"
- the…
Forum: General Non-RPG November 19th, 2018, 12:41
Replies: 28
Views: 1,985
Posted By duerer
By prioritizing, I mean that the game will be…

By prioritizing, I mean that the game will be designed for consoles first, and the PC version will be an afterthought.
So, there will be a PC version - question is, will it be a proper PC game, or a…
Forum: General RPG November 16th, 2018, 12:44
Replies: 68
Views: 5,450
Posted By duerer
Eventually, there will be a news something like…

Eventually, there will be a news something like this:
"Activision Blizzard, creator of the legendary Diablo and Call of Duty games, enters partnership with the world's leading mobile game developer,…
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