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March 21st, 2021, 20:09
Originally Posted by vanedor View Post
Still playing to Elex. Suddenly, after upgrading my weapon, I went from pray to predator. Mopping easily those creatures I once wasted half my ammunitions killing. After being bloody difficult for 30 hours or so, the game suddenly became really easy. Weird.
I found Elex fairly challenging for longer than that, but I also played on the harder difficulty. What faction did you choose?
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March 21st, 2021, 20:34
There is a rubicon that, at some point, once you cross it combat becomes a lot more possible in Elex, and even enjoyable. I don't remember exactly what level or skill seemed to do it for me, yet it was noticeable that I could withstand more damage and didn't have to kite everything in sight. For me that's when the game really opened up, and quests took a back seat to exploration for a while.
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March 21st, 2021, 21:41
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I found Elex fairly challenging for longer than that, but I also played on the harder difficulty. What faction did you choose?
A rifle-Cleric. My character is still fairly fragile, but most fight I end up killing everything before they manage to get close.
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March 21st, 2021, 23:07
Originally Posted by vanedor View Post
A rifle-Cleric. My character is still fairly fragile, but most fight I end up killing everything before they manage to get close.
That's one of the strongest builds in the game if not the best. Some of the guns are pretty powerful, and the Cleric's psi abilities are slightly overpowered compared to what you get with the Berserkers or Outlaws.
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March 22nd, 2021, 02:03
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
That's one of the strongest builds in the game if not the best. Some of the guns are pretty powerful, and the Cleric's psi abilities are slightly overpowered compared to what you get with the Berserkers or Outlaws.
Yes, those laser rifle rafale are deadly and the plasma rifle "bomb" effect feels like cheating with how it stuns enemies. And with the EMP effect of the plasma gun, the mechas / robots are really easy. To be honest, given how powerful the guns are, I don't use the psi effect much anymore. It feels like a waste of time.
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March 22nd, 2021, 07:27
Well I finished Tyranny yesterday. It was fun, and I found the ending alright. I immediately started a new game with different start choices and made sure I could join the Rebels. If it is different enough to my Disfavored playthrough I will probably finish it, otherwise I will probably not bother.
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March 22nd, 2021, 11:55
starting a playthrough of baldurs gate 1+2
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March 22nd, 2021, 11:59
Originally Posted by porcozaur View Post
starting a playthrough of baldurs gate 1+2
I started such a playthrough a few years back, but got stuck in the new expansion by Beamdog. I made the mistake of taking Viconia and forgetting that she leaves if reputation reaches 20. And it did after a difficult fight and I can't survive without her… So it has been waiting on my hard drive (well SSD) for a few years now.
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March 22nd, 2021, 12:55
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BTW @wiretripped, how is the late game performance nowadays? It was really bad when I last played it.
Don't know the general answer, but there is one option that might cause problems later on: "Xeno-Compatibility" is an ascension perk that enables alien interbreeding, which creates new sub-species every time it happens, which can become quite a lot and can become problematic in the late game when the AI makes use of it. This perk can be disabled when creating a universe.

While waiting for Stellaris 3.0 I dabbled in Banner Saga, Etherlords 2 and the occasional Borderlands 2 (playing this one Co-Op so it's not always on).
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March 22nd, 2021, 15:35
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starting a playthrough of baldurs gate 1+2
Started a game of BG1 two weeks ago just to remind me what is RTwP done well. Quite a contrast with Tyranny or PoE… I wish they could have done more games with the engine, back then.
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March 23rd, 2021, 00:46
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Started a game of BG1 two weeks ago just to remind me what is RTwP done well. Quite a contrast with Tyranny or PoE… I wish they could have done more games with the engine, back then.
I remember reading a few years back how they all really hated working with that engine and so while it might have been good for the gaming world generally, it would have been at the cost of forcing torture upon people
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March 23rd, 2021, 07:49
well i installed some goodies with the game from here https://forums.beamdog.com/discussio…or-new-players + many features from the tweaks anthology

ps bgee and bgee2, i think idee too are now x64 exclusive on steam with patch 2.6
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March 23rd, 2021, 11:12
I'm playing some Darkest Dungeon with mods at the moment, but I clearly need a game to play because I'm not having a ton of fun. I'm trying to find some game similar to Might and Magic X Legacy, but not having a lot of luck, I think I've played all that was worth playing and is less than 10 years old. Tried Fall of the Dungeon Guardians too but I couldn't get into it. Was thinking of trying Saviors of Sapphire Wings that was recently released, but the reviews aren't very promising…
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March 23rd, 2021, 11:31
Originally Posted by Nereida View Post
I'm playing some Darkest Dungeon with mods at the moment, but I clearly need a game to play because I'm not having a ton of fun. I'm trying to find some game similar to Might and Magic X Legacy, but not having a lot of luck, I think I've played all that was worth playing and is less than 10 years old. Tried Fall of the Dungeon Guardians too but I couldn't get into it. Was thinking of trying Saviors of Sapphire Wings that was recently released, but the reviews aren't very promising…
@Nereida, have a look at Lords of Xulima. It's a very good game with combat which is similar in a way to MMX, but exploration is very different.

It's a very long game and I never finished it, but I had many hours of fun.

I think @TheRealFluent played through it and is now an expert.
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March 23rd, 2021, 11:57
Originally Posted by Pladio View Post
@Nereida, have a look at Lords of Xulima. It's a very good game with combat which is similar in a way to MMX, but exploration is very different.

It's a very long game and I never finished it, but I had many hours of fun.

I think @TheRealFluent played through it and is now an expert.
I remember getting quite far in that game, but never finishing it either!

I remember an arena where you had increasingly harder encounters, and the map exploration in general being also locked out by increasingly harder encounters… I remember having fun with that, so I may revisit it, thanks for the suggestion!
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March 23rd, 2021, 13:23
Originally Posted by Nereida View Post
I'm playing some Darkest Dungeon with mods at the moment, but I clearly need a game to play because I'm not having a ton of fun. I'm trying to find some game similar to Might and Magic X Legacy, but not having a lot of luck, I think I've played all that was worth playing and is less than 10 years old. Tried Fall of the Dungeon Guardians too but I couldn't get into it. Was thinking of trying Saviors of Sapphire Wings that was recently released, but the reviews aren't very promising…
There is Bard Tale 4, Opernecia and the Quest as modern games.

If you want a real challenge then you have Wizardry 6 and 7, and there is the acclaimed Wizardry 8. There are JRPG that follow the old (1-5) Wizardry style like Elminage Gothic, Elminage Original, and Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls.
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March 23rd, 2021, 15:15
Originally Posted by Nereida View Post
I'm playing some Darkest Dungeon with mods at the moment, but I clearly need a game to play because I'm not having a ton of fun. I'm trying to find some game similar to Might and Magic X Legacy, but not having a lot of luck, I think I've played all that was worth playing and is less than 10 years old. Tried Fall of the Dungeon Guardians too but I couldn't get into it. Was thinking of trying Saviors of Sapphire Wings that was recently released, but the reviews aren't very promising…

There is also Legends of Amberland, released recently, with old school graphics, that might satisfy your hunger :-)

It's -25% currently on Steam : https://store.steampowered.com/app/8…rgotten_Crown/
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March 23rd, 2021, 17:42
Lords of Xulima is really good, takes a bit of time to get things rolling but when that happens, it's a blast. I highly recommend it to those that love a good tale with solid combat mechanics, and can withstand old school graphics.
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March 23rd, 2021, 18:46
Thanks for all the nice suggestions! I've currently began a new Lords of Xulima playthrough, I had actually forgotten how fun this game is, and don't remember why I stopped playing it, so I'm going to give it a good shot. I also have Wizardry Labirynth of Souls, so that's something I'll give a go if I'm still gameless when I finish LoX. The rest of suggestions either I have already finished them or are a bit too retro for my tastes, but are appreciated nonetheless.
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March 23rd, 2021, 19:01
Originally Posted by Nereida View Post
Thanks for all the nice suggestions! I've currently began a new Lords of Xulima playthrough, I had actually forgotten how fun this game is, and don't remember why I stopped playing it, so I'm going to give it a good shot. I also have Wizardry Labirynth of Souls, so that's something I'll give a go if I'm still gameless when I finish LoX. The rest of suggestions either I have already finished them or are a bit too retro for my tastes, but are appreciated nonetheless.
I recommend to play Lords of Xulima on one of the lower difficulties first and then try it on highest difficulty. Once you get the feeling for it that is very much fun!
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