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January 19th, 2021, 22:31
Originally Posted by henriquejr View Post
I didn't read this but I suppose they've joined the bandwagon?
Yep they hate it given the conclusion calling it an awfully mediocre game.

In fact the whole review is a negative critique of it's failures.
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January 19th, 2021, 22:33
Originally Posted by henriquejr View Post
I didn't read this but I suppose they've joined the bandwagon?
They had the bandwagon rolling before the game was even released.
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January 19th, 2021, 23:25
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Yep they hate it given the conclusion calling it an awfully mediocre game.
I wonder what game is not mediocre by their standards.
Oh, wait, I remembered. Neo Scavenger.
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January 20th, 2021, 09:57
Just reading a few of the comments was enough to get an idea on the type of audience over there.
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January 20th, 2021, 12:08
Originally Posted by joxer View Post
I wonder what game is not mediocre by their standards.
Oh, wait, I remembered. Neo Scavenger.
That's because only very few and vocal ones played it. Yet they bash CP2077 while having the largest player base in their survey, and 376 page forum section about it!

It is a shame as the rpgcodex is considered a form or an authority on crpgs.
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January 20th, 2021, 13:59
About 10 years ago I looked for a site with up-to-date information about RPGs. I found RPGCodex and RPGWatch. I did not like the general atmosphere on RPGCodex (too much internet rant which I try to avoid) and ended up here. Have not checked the codex since then but the same stuff seems to continue over there. No doubt the majority over there are reasonable people too, but the extremes are always most vocal. There's a wide landscape between blind hate and love. Why do these people always end up expressing one of the extremes?
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January 20th, 2021, 20:43
Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning Coming to Nintendo Switch - Twitter
Amalur is expanding its borders and heading into the unkown territory of… Nintendo Switch on March 16th, 2021. Return to the Faelands and forge your fate. Uncover the secrets of Amalur and rescue a world torn apart by a vicious war - finally on-the-go!
Alaloth: Champions of the Four Kingdoms - The Dragons of Black and Gold
Imagine a world on fire, where mortal lives are forfeited to any beast that craves their flesh, where dwarves can be buried beneath their mountains forever in an instant, and the gold of The Four Kingdoms lies amassed in the lairs of great dragons. This is every dragon’s dream, and an objective that was set to them eras ago. At first, there were many dragons fighting alongside the Mother of Betrayers, burning and pillaging the lands of Karak-Hohn, Baga, Larastir, and Edherest. They destroyed countless halls and cities, and killed many in their rampage, an accomplishment they are proud of. But after years of being hunted by the dwarves and the fall of the Mother, most of the dragons have flown away from the continent, back into their homeland.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Retrospective - PC Gamer
Like many people, I recently finished season 2 of The Mandalorian and was left with a powerful hunger for more Star Wars in any form. I rewatched the original trilogy, read a selection of graphic novels and books (including Steve Perry's brilliant Shadows of the Empire), and—and best of all—decided to replay BioWare's classic Star Wars RPG, Knights of the Old Republic.

The last time I played KOTOR was around the time of its UK release in the autumn of 2003, and it was the perfect antidote to the prequel trilogy. George Lucas was two films deep by this point. Attack of the Clones was released the year before and I was not a fan, to put it mildly. But here was this videogame, set four thousand years before Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and the Death Star, reminding me of why I loved Star Wars in the first place. A rare, thrilling chance to experience the unseen history of my favourite fictional universe.
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January 20th, 2021, 21:12
Originally Posted by SpoonFULL View Post
That's because only very few and vocal ones played it. Yet they bash CP2077 while having the largest player base in their survey, and 376 page forum section about it!

It is a shame as the rpgcodex is considered a form or an authority on crpgs.
That sounds typical for the Codex. You'll have 100 guys talking about how terrible a game is while 99 of them are still playing it.

I'm not sure about them being considered an authority on RPGs though. I'm sure they are in their heads, but anyone who's familiar with the site takes it with a grain of salt.
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January 21st, 2021, 23:04
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Revolver is the codename for an ambitious action RPG that was in development for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 by BioWare with the help of Big Sandwich Games. The project started around the same time as they were working on the first Mass Effect for Xbox 360 (announced in October 2005). While Mass Effect would have been their major exclusive for Microsoft’s home console (PC version of ME was released 6 months later), Revolver was meant to be their new multiplatform series and many resources were put into the project, taking about 5 years to develop..
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New rumor Final Fantasy 7 Remake coming simultaneously to PC and PS5
A new rumor surfaced last week regarding the rumored PC version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake. According to Resetera’s member KatharsisT, who is a well-known leaker, Square Enix plans to announce and release the PC version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, alongside the PS5 version, in 2021.
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January 22nd, 2021, 03:20
Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen - January 2021 Producer's Letter
Happy January, dear readers. We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready for an exceptional 2021. We have a few happy topics this month, so let's dive right in.
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January 22nd, 2021, 03:41
According to Resetera’s member KatharsisT, who is a well-known leaker, Square Enix plans to announce and release the PC version of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, alongside the PS5 version, in 2021.
Episode 1, I presume. I sure hope it's in the spring but COVID could be delaying them.

Where's the Episode 2 rumors!?
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January 22nd, 2021, 11:23
Cyberpunk 2077 Review - RPG Codex

All things considered, Cyberpunk 2077 is an awfully mediocre game. It surely doesn't bring anything new to the table, no cool mechanics to push the genre into a new branch of evolution regardless of what genre you consider this to be. Everything it offers has already been done elsewhere to some degree and also executed better.
That's pretty much exactly my impressions, too.

Remember that, JDR, when I said everything it tries to do has been done better in other games and you could just buy a bunch of games that focus on the part you want like a racing game and FPS, etc, etc. You said it was the dumbest thing you ever heard?

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That sounds typical for the Codex. You'll have 100 guys talking about how terrible a game is while 99 of them are still playing it.

I'm not sure about them being considered an authority on RPGs though. I'm sure they are in their heads, but anyone who's familiar with the site takes it with a grain of salt.
Yeah, well, the hype was so huge everyone played it and most had uninstalled within the first week. Anyone still playing surely put off playing until it received a few patches.
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January 22nd, 2021, 12:35
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Remember that, JDR, when I said everything it tries to do has been done better in other games and you could just buy a bunch of games that focus on the part you want like a racing game and FPS, etc, etc. You said it was the dumbest thing you ever heard?
Someone else saying something similar doesn't make it less dumb.

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Yeah, well, the hype was so huge everyone played it and most had uninstalled within the first week. Anyone still playing surely put off playing until it received a few patches.
That's pretty amazing that you know what other people did or didn't do with the game. Can you tell me what next week's lotto numbers are too?
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January 22nd, 2021, 13:44
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Someone else saying something similar doesn't make it less dumb.
To you. That is just your opinion. Maybe it's of value to someone. Maybe mine is of value to more people than yours. Who knows? All we can be sure of is a lot of people found the game underwhelming and that you like to be vocal with your judgement of others opinions, regardless of its value or merit.

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That's pretty amazing that you know what other people did or didn't do with the game. Can you tell me what next week's lotto numbers are too?
You don't have to have magic powers to see the game launched with 8 million pre-orders and 1,500,000 peak users on Steam and today its peak was under 60,000. That's not a lot of people playing. How many are STILL playing compared to those who waited for some reason? I'd say, based on the massive drop of concurrent players, not many.
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January 22nd, 2021, 17:47
I'm curious if Micro$oft will have any say in the glacial pace Bethesda creates content. My hope is that the bigger company will expect faster execution. You'd think everyone at Bethesda works 10 hour weeks or are complete morons based on how long it takes them to make a game.
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January 22nd, 2021, 19:33
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
I'm curious if Micro$oft will have any say in the glacial pace Bethesda creates content. My hope is that the bigger company will expect faster execution. You'd think everyone at Bethesda works 10 hour weeks or are complete morons based on how long it takes them to make a game.
So true!!! I love modding Skyrim but boy would a new elders scrolls be great.

As for CP2077 add me to the list of sorely disappointed. I was really looking forward to it too. Maybe I read too many press clippings but I was expecting revolutionary and genre moving but it was just OK. At least what I played of it. I put it aside for now. Not because of bugs but because it just wasn’t that fun. As much as it pains me to say it I enjoyed watched dogs legion more. World felt more alive, combat was better and I felt hacking was much more useful and easy to do. I will return to play CP2077 when its patched and any DLC is released and I hope It changes my mind about it.
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January 22nd, 2021, 20:47
Originally Posted by SirJames View Post
To you. That is just your opinion. Maybe it's of value to someone. Maybe mine is of value to more people than yours. Who knows? All we can be sure of is a lot of people found the game underwhelming and that you like to be vocal with your judgement of others opinions, regardless of its value or merit.
Isn't it funny how we could reverse roles here and the exact same would still apply?

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You don't have to have magic powers to see the game launched with 8 million pre-orders and 1,500,000 peak users on Steam and today its peak was under 60,000. That's not a lot of people playing. How many are STILL playing compared to those who waited for some reason? I'd say, based on the massive drop of concurrent players, not many.
It's been out almost 2 months now, and it's not that long of a game. I'd say most of those people probably stopped playing simply because they've finished.

If the game was that bad it would be reflected in the user-reviews. Guess what… they're mostly positive, and that's even despite the game being heavily trolled.
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January 23rd, 2021, 07:09
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People who've played Mass Effect 2 might remember Jack, also known as Subject Zero, a biotic and potential romance option for a male Shepard. However, players may also wonder why they have to be male to romance Jack when she talks about getting intimate with non-male partners. As it turns out, BioWare was originally going to make her pan, but removed non-straight romances from the game after weathering a moral panic over the first game's depiction of sex.
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Ubisoft Is Working On An Open World Star Wars Game - Techraptor
Lord I hope this isn't a looter shooter, but coming from The Division guys that's probably what it is.
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