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June 7th, 2013, 17:35
Originally Posted by Glorian View Post
Agree. The game is quite a decent indy RPG. This review surprised me.
Guess you will be equally surprised by most of the gaming press reviews too, as in general, they come to much the same sort of conclusions that Fluent did.

I don't think its helpful to take account of developer budget when reviewing games, they should be judged as good or bad in absolute gameplay terms. Who want's to play budget dreck, just to save $20? As an Indie, you can't compete with AAA games by making cheap clones of them, you need to do something different, which usually means more niche and less reliant on expensive assets, which add little to gameplay anyway, after the initial ooo factor. And since all AAA games are adventury, shooty, beat em ups (to a close approximation), there is plenty of scope for indies to do other stuff.
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