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Forum: News Comments April 26th, 2021, 16:18
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By duerer
Yup, same here. Patiently played thru twice to…

Yup, same here. Patiently played thru twice to get the most out of the story, but I have to say, Automata is a poor imitation of the original Nier's groundbreaking design and narrative.
A solid…
Forum: News Comments April 26th, 2021, 10:26
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By duerer
Hmm, tried out this new version, and being a huge…

Hmm, tried out this new version, and being a huge fan of the original, I do not like this incarnation at all.
Forum: Off-Topic April 26th, 2021, 10:18
Replies: 13,979
Views: 1,418,610
Posted By duerer
With some hesitation, I've started playing…

With some hesitation, I've started playing Nier:Replicant (XSX)

Only a mere two hours in the game, but it seems most of my fears about this version are true: it is a polished version of (imho) one…
Forum: Off-Topic April 23rd, 2021, 10:38
Replies: 13,979
Views: 1,418,610
Posted By duerer
Taking a break from the recent SaGa: Frontier…

Taking a break from the recent SaGa: Frontier Remaster, it is time to connect old and new with Saviors of Sapphire Wings (Switch, also on PC)

This is a very well made Wizardry clone blobber, but…
Forum: Off-Topic April 20th, 2021, 22:21
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By duerer
And that is my point: from the game developer's…

And that is my point: from the game developer's perspective, the actual language should not matter too much.

If you are an engine developer (engineer), then it is an entirely different…
Forum: Off-Topic April 20th, 2021, 22:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By duerer
Not quite. The engine and some performance-heavy…

Not quite. The engine and some performance-heavy aspects (i.e. AI framework) are written in c++, yes, but oftentimes, the actual game logic (puzzles, triggers, overall level logic) is written in…
Forum: Off-Topic April 20th, 2021, 20:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By duerer
Don't quite agree with you, but that is the…

Don't quite agree with you, but that is the beauty of a good dispute :)



(emphasis by me)
And that is good Sir, the root of the problem. Most programmers simply ignore the power of well chosen…
Forum: Off-Topic April 20th, 2021, 16:01
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By duerer
Hmmm, if you write high level game logic code and…

Hmmm, if you write high level game logic code and you have JIT-related performance bottlenecks. . . you are doing something very very wrong :)

Here's why: most game logics are relatively simple:…
Forum: Off-Topic April 19th, 2021, 18:41
Replies: 22
Views: 1,486
Posted By duerer
Hmm, well, bad coders can do horrible things both…

Hmm, well, bad coders can do horrible things both in c# and c++ . . . :) I think it's not the language itself that makes Unity slow or Unreal complex -- it is the inadequate developer, who cannot…
Forum: News Comments April 16th, 2021, 10:52
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By duerer
Liked these games back then, especially…

Liked these games back then, especially Ambermoon, which was a huge Amiga showcase.

Aside the ability to run these on modern systems, will be there any new features, or are they just straight-up…
Forum: News Comments April 16th, 2021, 10:47
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By duerer
Fyi, according to the original creators, the game…

Fyi, according to the original creators, the game is now considered "complete" (the original was notorious for being unfinished). Certain characters' story were expanded, and the new, final character…
Forum: Off-Topic April 16th, 2021, 09:13
Replies: 13,979
Views: 1,418,610
Posted By duerer
Every race plays somewhat differently, and the…

Every race plays somewhat differently, and the humans are the most accessible for SaGa newbies.
Thus, I'd recommend playing the human characters first, especially Emilia, as her story is pretty…
Forum: Off-Topic April 15th, 2021, 15:05
Replies: 13,979
Views: 1,418,610
Posted By duerer
And now it's time for some solid oldies: SaGa…

And now it's time for some solid oldies: SaGa Frontier Remastered (Switch, also on PC/PS)

This game is a total curio: originally a PSOne jRPG from SquareSoft, but oh so different from the Final…
Forum: News Comments March 24th, 2021, 12:56
Replies: 3
Views: 695
Posted By duerer
Looking forward to play this one, but initial…

Looking forward to play this one, but initial user reviews seem to indicate a very buggy game.
Forum: Off-Topic March 17th, 2021, 11:25
Replies: 13,979
Views: 1,418,610
Posted By duerer
Hmm. Interesting dispute. Carry on, I always…

Hmm. Interesting dispute.
Carry on, I always enjoy a good show with a healthy dose of gin tonic in hand.
(pro tip: that's my super-duper recipe of survival for meaningless home office meetings…
Forum: Off-Topic March 16th, 2021, 11:35
Replies: 2,879
Views: 385,618
Posted By duerer
After the highly divisive Jonathan Strange & Mr…

After the highly divisive Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (wonderful to me though), it is time for another Suzanna Clarke opus: Piranesi.

If you dig surreal fantasy (more Zelazny than Martin), I…
Forum: News Comments March 10th, 2021, 10:41
Replies: 29
Views: 1,698
Posted By duerer
Everything goes according to plan, Lord Vader. …

Everything goes according to plan, Lord Vader.

On a serious note: this is really an expected move, as the legal obstacles of the MS-ZeniMax buy have been resolved. Also an expected move in the…
Forum: General RPG March 4th, 2021, 17:11
Replies: 15
Views: 1,910
Posted By duerer
Marketing executive: Does it have skill trees?…

Marketing executive:
Does it have skill trees? YOUBETCHA! - So it's an RPG then!

/sarcasm
Forum: News Comments March 4th, 2021, 17:04
Replies: 5
Views: 481
Posted By duerer
Heh-heh. Anyone old enough to remember MUDs on…

Heh-heh. Anyone old enough to remember MUDs on Compuserve?

On a serious note: there seems to be a renaissance of text-driven games.
IF is having a long niche following for decades, lots of new…
Forum: Off-Topic March 4th, 2021, 13:23
Replies: 13,979
Views: 1,418,610
Posted By duerer
I have access to both (yeah I know, lucky bastard…

I have access to both (yeah I know, lucky bastard etc - but hey, it's my friggin job!), and so far I'm not that impressed with these new systems at all.

TBH, the current and upcoming games are…
Forum: Off-Topic March 1st, 2021, 12:46
Replies: 13,979
Views: 1,418,610
Posted By duerer
I'm playing Bravely Default 2 (Switch). To…

I'm playing Bravely Default 2 (Switch).

To the uninitiated: this game (allegedly named by Japanese designers on acid) is an atypical tun-based JRPG, with absolutely gorgeous graphics and a few…
Forum: News Comments February 17th, 2021, 13:13
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By duerer
. . . also let's not forget Everwild, an…

. . . also let's not forget Everwild, an absolutely beautiful game I'm absolutely hyped to play:

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I have absolutely no idea what this game is about though. ;)
Forum: Off-Topic February 17th, 2021, 12:59
Replies: 13,979
Views: 1,418,610
Posted By duerer
. . . after my antics with the quirky German-made…

. . . after my antics with the quirky German-made Elex (btw, I think I'm one inch closer to the Truth, heh), it is time to relax with some solid oldie.
It's time for Albion (PC/Dos), another quirky…
Forum: Off-Topic February 12th, 2021, 20:20
Replies: 13,979
Views: 1,418,610
Posted By duerer
I'm not sure, hence my frustration. I guess I…

I'm not sure, hence my frustration.
I guess I like the prologue's "alone in a dangerous world"-vibe, the lore's "life after the catastrophe-but totally NOT Mad Max" setting, the very German…
Forum: Off-Topic February 12th, 2021, 19:40
Replies: 13,979
Views: 1,418,610
Posted By duerer
Okay, now this is ridiculous. Started playing…

Okay, now this is ridiculous.
Started playing Elex (XSX, originally on PC) for about the 20th time, hoping it would click eventually.
And it happened again: the game REALLY hooked me for the…
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