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July 1st, 2021, 22:25
PC Games presents some ELEX 2 gameplay (video in German - use auto-translate):

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Some highlights:

  • 5 factions + a special one
  • attributes are more important again
  • higher quest density
  • monsters can attack you in the air
  • kids are in the game (with quests)
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I've played very little Elex 1, but does that look like a slightly better looking Elex 1? But that's fine, as long as I read they improved the combat.

But, did I read correctly that in ELEX 2 they'll reuse a significant part of the ELEX 1 map? Or did I get that wrong?
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July 1st, 2021, 22:38
Yep - they use a lot of the old map, but like in Gothic 2 -> Gothic 2: Night of the Raven I think this an advantage. They can build a more immersive world with more quests and interactions.
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July 1st, 2021, 22:52
The highlights all sound good especially the 5 factions. PB has never done more than 3 before.

  • kids are in the game (with quests)
Yeah, but can they be killed? Asking for a friend.
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July 1st, 2021, 23:01
Day one buy for me.

Loved Elex 1.

And no kids can't be killed - video says that they are shooting for an age 12+ and up rating.
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July 1st, 2021, 23:18
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Asking for a friend.
We are friends? Well, every day I learn something new. Thanks!

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Will romances be deeper and more involved in this sequel?

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Yep - they use a lot of the old map, but like in Gothic 2 -> Gothic 2: Night of the Raven I think this an advantage. The can build a more immersive world with more quests and interactions.
True, but NOTR was just an expansion. Which felt fine to me. What would feel better is if they'd do it like they did between G1 and G2, where the map of G1 was basically reused in G2, but only a small part of the whole G2 map. Anyway, I hope they manage to do a good job.
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Yeah, but can they be killed? Asking for a friend.
You have killed children, the youth of the wasteland. This is considered to be a really bad thing. You evil, evil person.
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Originally Posted by danutz_plusplus View Post
True, but NOTR was just an expansion. Which felt fine to me. What would feel better is if they'd do it like they did between G1 and G2, where the map of G1 was basically reused in G2, but only a small part of the whole G2 map. Anyway, I hope they manage to do a good job.
Actually, NotR only added new areas. I think he meant to say Gothic 1 -> Gothic 2.

I expect it'll be similar to that where we'll visit previous locations that have undergone changes. I actually quite like that in games and wish it was done more often.
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Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
I expect it'll be similar to that where we'll visit previous locations that have undergone changes. I actually quite like that in games and wish it was done more often.
Yeah, that sounds fine. Especially if you develop an attachment with the areas in the first game. It's nostalgic to see it again. But, as I said, this works best when the initial map is only a part of the new map. G2 did it wonderfully, with visitin the Colony again. Fantastic nostalgia, entering the Old Camp especially. I hope it's something like that. But I imagine the ELEX 2 map won't be significantly larger than ELEX 1?

Regardless, as long as they change it suficiently in the sequel, it should hopefully be fine. I also loved a similar experience in Bloodborne's expansion, where they reused quite a lot of location assets, but they changed them a lot to make them match what the Hunter's Nightmare would look.
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July 2nd, 2021, 02:10
Not sure yet about the whole 'Superman' flying thing. The jet-pack was fun, but it had its limitations in that you often had to work kind of hard to get to difficult locations. The new flying thing makes it look too easy, not much of a challenge.
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Not sure yet about the whole 'Superman' flying thing. The jet-pack was fun, but it had its limitations in that you often had to work kind of hard to get to difficult locations. The new flying thing makes it look too easy, not much of a challenge.

You will have to upgrade the jetpack and full flying mode is supposed to be pretty high level according to the previews. It will take quite a while before you can fly around like in Anthem.
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It was nice to see some actual game play, looks good from what I saw.
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Originally Posted by wolfgrimdark View Post
It was nice to see some actual game play, looks good from what I saw.
I can't wait to walk slowly toward things.

(oops, that was the other video…thought I was in that thread)
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July 2nd, 2021, 07:02
I just like their games. Gothic 2 I think is still a Top 5 game for me especially with the NOTR expansion.
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I expect it'll be similar to that where we'll visit previous locations that have undergone changes. I actually quite like that in games and wish it was done more often.
Yep, they said it in the video. The desert region from Elex 1 is now (more) green with vegetation.

Really looking forward to it.
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July 2nd, 2021, 12:38
same old problems with combat i see… enemies not doing anything…
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July 2nd, 2021, 14:40
It might be a placeholder for the release date, but normally retailers show end of year and this shows 19th of October 21!

https://www.thegamecollection.net/elex-ii-pc?sqr=elex&
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July 2nd, 2021, 15:05
I also like their games quite a bit, but the space vikings from Elex were just super-immersion breaking for me and I quit after 20 h (before encountering the other factions).

I will give the game another try for sure, but man do I hate the space vikings. I know, I am weird like that…
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