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August 10th, 2018, 08:41
So, now that the heat has settled down a bit - and I can sit in front of my monitor without sweating like a pig - I'm going to try gaming a little again

After watching the making-of documentary about Kingdom Come Deliverance - I'm convinced it has a very good chance of being worth playing, even with the quirks and oddities I found last time.

I had no idea the lead guy was the same dude that was largely responsible for Mafia - and apparently he also played a big part in Hidden and Dangerous, which is another one of my all-time favorite games.

Beyond that, I heard him talking about his position on game design - and it falls very much in line with the kind of thing I like. I found it ESPECIALLY refreshing that he deliberately made sure combat would be a rare, but significant event in the game.

That's something I've been waiting for - forever - in CRPGs.

Immersion is definitely "up there" - and the game mechanics look interesting. Not a huge fan of the medieval realism thing - but if exploration is strong and the story is interesting, this could be quite the thing.
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August 10th, 2018, 10:27
Wow. Had a little break from work, so I played A LOT of games in parallel.

Vampyr: about 5 hours in the game, so far so good. A pleasant surprise.

Finished The Way: a fun indie adventure/platformer, with awesome pixel art, Amiga music and brutally uneven gameplay. If you must, play the Remastered version, it is much much better (but still frustrates).

Transistor: a long overdue game to play. Style over substance, I'd say. It has its moments, but I'm more annoyed than having genuine fun.

Skyrim: because why not, that's why.

Picross: this is my daily morning exercise.

Unavowed: just started, too early to tell any meaningful.

Hero-U: hmmm, 50% cry, 50% joy so far. Trying to figure out what's my problem with this game.

Pillars II: boy, how I hate this game, it's unbelievable. In fact, I'm not really enjoying these recent olde-skoole RPG revival games at all (Divinity:OS, Pillars, etc).
It's like visiting a Jethro Tull concert in 2018: polite interest at the beginning, but has the feeling that those days are over once and for all.

Magic Candle series: blast from the past. Yea, they ain't make'em like this anymore. (Currently playing: Bloodstone)

Shadow of the Colossus (PS4): for some reason, this one is hypnotic.

God of War (PS4): like the Avengers movie. Beautiful, familiar, accessible, high production values, but still a high budget turd. Destined to be a classic.

Finished Mario Odyssey 100%: what the Western developers do NOT understand about making games (see above), Nintendo does it with without a fault.

Ö and that's about it.
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August 10th, 2018, 13:35
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Finished Mario Odyssey 100%: what the Western developers do NOT understand about making games (see above), Nintendo does it with without a fault.
Do you live in Stockholm by some chance?

Anyway, seeing 100% was mentioned, just wanted to say, we have "just finished a game" thread:
https://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/show…=1428&page=140
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August 10th, 2018, 16:07
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Do you live in Stockholm by some chance?
I live everywhere. I am Ubik

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Anyway, seeing 100% was mentioned, just wanted to say, we have "just finished a game" thread:
https://www.rpgwatch.com/forums/show…=1428&page=140
Thanks for the info!
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August 10th, 2018, 19:38
I guess that is better than living nowhere.

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August 11th, 2018, 11:05
Poured a few more hours into KCD. The more I play it, the more I like it.

It's got a lot more depth in the systems than I first thought. Loving the fact that combat is rare - and how well they've managed to personalise the story.

It's got a very unique feel to it. The game it reminds me of the most is the first Gothic.

The same sort of "alone in a foreign and dangerous world" feel with a strong touch of realism and convincing NPC behavior.

The only real problem I'm having is sluggish performance here and there, but that's because I'm close to max settings and the game is somewhat insanely demanding - courtesy of the CryEngine.

I'm curious to see how it evolves, but it's certainly close to getting its hooks into me.

Also, it scores extremely high on the immersion meter. Here's hoping the same is true for exploration - but I haven't really gotten to that part yet.
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August 11th, 2018, 13:05
I started playing Icy Frostbite Edition. I had played through the game in the earlier edition and I must say it is much more interesting now.
The gameplay is better and they seem to have managed the pacing better too.
I believe I am about a third in with around 5 hours, so it is still a short-ish game, but the story is somewhat interesting.

I would recommend picking it up on sale if you don't yet have it.
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August 11th, 2018, 13:23
Still playing Battle Brothers. Kind of wish the 'story' had more structure. Actually so far there is no story; you just roam around getting contracts and killing things. Maybe a story will develop later ?
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August 11th, 2018, 14:49
Originally Posted by Darth Tagnan View Post
The only real problem I'm having is sluggish performance here and there, but that's because I'm close to max settings and the game is somewhat insanely demanding - courtesy of the CryEngine.
Now that's odd.
I did not notice any kind of slog and my machine is "worse" than yours by at least half power.
Your machine IIRC was 1080ti, i9, 32 GB RAM and intel's fastest SSD.
Mine is 1070 non_ti from Gainward, i5, 8Gb of RAM and random cheap "noname" SSD.

These are my settings according to nvidia's bloatware (not visible on that pic aa used is SMAA2X):
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August 11th, 2018, 15:35
Damn, the forests in KCD are staggeringly beautiful.

Still not sure about the combined experience - but it does a LOT of things very, very right.
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August 11th, 2018, 15:57
Sigh my PC can barely play KCD on High.

Time to buy a new video card.

Anyway did you finish Witcher III and it's expansions already @Darth Tagnan?
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August 11th, 2018, 16:03
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Sigh my PC can barely play KCD on High.

Time to buy a new video card.

Anyway did you finish Witcher III and it's expansions already @Darth Tagnan?
Check the last game finished thread
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August 11th, 2018, 16:16
Originally Posted by Darth Tagnan View Post
Check the last game finished thread
Will do as I don't check every thread everyday.

Moved rest of my reply to the other thread.
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August 11th, 2018, 18:16
KCD has exceeded all my expectations so far. I don't know what's to come, but it's a dream come true for me at this point. Pretty much agree with all the design decisions - which never really happens for me.

This is one game where realism is appropriate all-round. They made everything matter - and instead of a dreary and repetitive grind - it's been one interesting experience after the other.

Also, the forests are BEAUTIFUL
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August 11th, 2018, 19:06
That's odd. I thought you'll hate it's guts since:
- trashmobs don't respawn endlessly (well, they do, but are not forced on your head)
- no mmoing
- no Destiny 2 microtransactions
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August 11th, 2018, 19:25
Well, the law of statistics state that you'll be right about something related to me eventually, joxy…..

Probably not when it comes to games, TV shows or movies, though.
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August 11th, 2018, 21:44
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August 11th, 2018, 22:28
Originally Posted by Darth Tagnan View Post
The game it reminds me of the most is the first Gothic.

The same sort of "alone in a foreign and dangerous world" feel with a strong touch of realism and convincing NPC behavior.
Interesting. I've held off on trying KCD because it seemed like it needed some refinement after release and also because I wasn't very interested in the setting.

I'm currently trying to decide what I'm going to play next, and now I might have to add that one to the mix.
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August 12th, 2018, 00:27
Wow, Darth. Your words about Gothic and KCD are making me even more excited about the game!

I had KCD on my list ever since I read about the plans of making this game. I had not had the time to play any game though - till today.
I installed Stardew Valley and Ghost of a tale earlier today and while I was waiting for the download of KCD to finish I was getting bored and started reading this thread. What a coincidence you lot are discussing this game here!

I am now off to bed, and will start tomorrow playing. I canít wait!
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August 12th, 2018, 00:33
I'm playing cuddle the Poogie.

You're all jelly of my Poogie.
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