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June 5th, 2018, 13:40
Originally Posted by duerer View Post
To clarify, I was referring to the RPG community expectations, not the developer's inspiration.
Originally Posted by Maylander View Post
Sounds like projected expectations then. Similar to what I did when first heard about Star Citizen, and was essentially hoping for Freelancer++.
Absolutely.
And that's why it's nigh on impossible to fulfill the hardcore crowd's expectations.
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June 5th, 2018, 13:50
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Absolutely.
And that's why it's nigh on impossible to fulfill the hardcore crowd's expectations.
Yeah, I can see that.
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June 5th, 2018, 13:51
A detailed video review for Chien:

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June 5th, 2018, 14:39
Dang he really loved the game but his review is very detail and reasonable. One of the better reviews I've seen (or read) on a game in a long time.

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June 5th, 2018, 15:51
Yea, that youtube reviewer seemed to really like the game. It might be a game that really depends on your personal tastes, I think, in terms of if you like vampire stuff, if you happen to find the combat system fun, if the story is one that appeals to you, etc.

I don't think its the type of game that will have universal appeal, in other words.
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June 5th, 2018, 15:59
People are surprised by the scores?

Remember Me metacritic is 70 (people didn't like the Arkham game ripoff combat, I liked it better than in Arkham Asylum), Life is Strange is 85 (and has no combat, it would probably be 70-75 if it had). Both have amazing storytelling and direction.

I've seen one reviewer complains that Vampyr is not "modern RPG enough" (in term of gameplay). It's not the first time I see such a complains in the last few years. In fact, I'm starting to think that the mainstream gamers hates real RPGs at this point.
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June 5th, 2018, 16:03
I will probably pick it up at some point. The company can make some really nice stories and i did liked Remember Me and Life is Strange. While neither games isn't perfect, especially when it comes to gameplay mechanics, the storytelling was quite good. So i expect vampyr to be on the same level in that area.
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June 5th, 2018, 16:19
I'll be going in with no expectations at all. A proper gothic RPG would have been nice, of course, but if this is something a bit different, I'll take it for what it is.
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June 5th, 2018, 16:23
I didn't even think this one was out yet, I'll be waiting to see what a few friends think of it before trying it out myself. I also suspect a flurry of patches will be incoming left and right!!!
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June 5th, 2018, 16:23
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I'll be going in with no expectations at all. A proper gothic RPG would have been nice, of course, but if this is something a bit different, I'll take it for what it is.
Me to as I have zero expectations as this developer does not specialize in RPGS. They are good at one thing though, and that is interactive story based games.

So that part of Vampyr is good at least. Though I'm busy playing GTA 5 right now.
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June 5th, 2018, 18:24
This review seems pretty balanced. Makes me interested, at least. I simply have no time to play games much these days.

https://games.avclub.com/the-delicio…ano-1826544121

I get that it's Victorian London, but another 60 hours of gray-black-brown does dampen the appeal for me.
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June 5th, 2018, 18:40
Like Joxer I want to know if the respawing really is a 'thing'. i.e excessive. I loathe that with a passion - if it is not in, or very mininal, I may still be interested.
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June 5th, 2018, 18:44
As long as the story-telling is tight I can suffer through some bland action. Not the first game were it was that way.
Reception on Steam is also pretty good. I will not jump in right away, but I just might like that game.
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June 5th, 2018, 19:21
I wonder if he played kb/m or controller. THere are a lot of complaints that kb/m doesn't work correctly.

Originally Posted by Arkadia7 View Post
Yea, that youtube reviewer seemed to really like the game. It might be a game that really depends on your personal tastes, I think, in terms of if you like vampire stuff, if you happen to find the combat system fun, if the story is one that appeals to you, etc.

I don't think its the type of game that will have universal appeal, in other words.
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June 5th, 2018, 19:38
Seems both K+M and Xbox mushrooms have the weapon or target switching problem:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/42729…4779864364650/
Same problem here, I can't make out how to change weapons. I'm playing with Xbox One Controller where you would change weapons by pressing left or right on the digipad. It doesn't do anything.
OMG switching targets when locked on is also not possible with a mouse and keyboard.
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June 5th, 2018, 19:40
With all the articles and previews we've had here about Vampyr over the last year or so, I'm shocked that anyone could have thought it was just an action game.

Originally Posted by Arkadia7 View Post
I don't think its the type of game that will have universal appeal, in other words
Good. Those kinds of games are quite often the most uninteresting.
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June 5th, 2018, 19:43
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Seems both K+M and Xbox mushrooms have the weapon or target switching problem:
https://steamcommunity.com/app/42729…4779864364650/
I see 4 people complaining that they're having control issues. For the record, Vampyre currently has 15,109 people playing on Steam.
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June 5th, 2018, 20:57
Browse the general game forum for more reports. I quoted only one thread from tech issues section.
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June 5th, 2018, 21:15
I already have. It's no different than most games on the first day. You have a wide range of opinions with a few people complaining that X feature doesn't work right for them while the majority doesn't seem to be having any issues.
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June 5th, 2018, 21:39
So if the writing, C&C, reactivity of the world is good enough than that can certainly overcome mediocre combat, as long as it's not more than 50% of the gameplay. Can you playa good guy or is it too boring that way?
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