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Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
Jimbobslimbob
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6 Sep at 11:17:16
41 days ago


#1

We need to pick this one up. Would be so awesome multiplayer. Reviews are astonishingly good as well.

Trailer Video here.


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Gregory Avatar 
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8 Sep at 11:57:59
39 days ago


#2

Whilst I am sure you will disagree as you have much more appreciation for these things, it looks to me virtually identical to the sword coast game.

Id this a sort of level up your person and you have magic reserves you have to manage sort of thing?

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8 Sep at 12:17:18
39 days ago


#3

It's the tits... been playing a bit of it. Very tactical and strategy-type thing. Think you could like it. Slow paced to begin with. Combat is a lot more than "wack it till it dies" and in multiplayer this could be awesome.

Check this
out.

...and no its not like what you think, seeing it is the best way to describe it. I would be happy to stream some for you if you wanted.

If you bought it just stay under 2 hours so you can get a refund if it isn't your cup of tea... although 2 hours doesn't really give you a lot of time in this game... It's really quite deep in a good way.

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11 Sep at 14:45:30
36 days ago


#4

Got enough time in this one to give it the 'ol Jimbobslimbob seal of approval...
seal of approval...



It's a turn-based isometric RPG which attempts to do what Sword Coast Legends never did: make a computer game that captured the essence of PnP, complete with campaign editor (not tried yet, since this is an EA review), GM mode and true RPG-freedom-of-choice. It is very similar to RPG's of old, like Neverwinter Nights, Baldurs Gate etc.

I have only completed Act 1 so far, since that's all that exists in the early access version, but I am hooked. The game is a joy to play. Difficult at times, yet rewarding too. It offers true freedom of choice in the way you play and create your character. It features a classless character system so you are free to do whatever you want with your character. It also features various "origin" characters which are kind of pre-generated characters with fleshed out backgrounds (the kind of thing you do yourself in a D&D campaign). You can choose to play one of those or alternatively make up your own and recruit them in game.

There are many ways to solve the quests in game, offering a lot of replay value. Race, "tags" (such as Outlaw etc.) all make NPC's treat you differently and offer various other ways to do things. The co-op gameplay (up to 4 players) has also been specifically designed with this in mind, meaning your party may not always see eye-to-eye on things. This creates the potential for some interesting RP scenarios.

Although the version I played does not yet feature a GM mode or level editor, this looks to be the icing on the cake and could significantly increase play-time. They will also offer Steam Workshop support for "click-and-play" modding.

Now all they need to do is offer the ability to import/export characters...

Summary
Overwhelming to begin with, but once you get to grips with the game mechanics you realise just how well crafted this game is. Gorgeous graphics, wonderful sound and music, solid turn-based tactical combat and endless replay value.

Jimbo Rating: 8/10

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12 Sep at 11:02:45
35 days ago


#5

I have purchased

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12 Sep at 11:18:22
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Jimbobslimbob Avatar 
Jimbobslimbob
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15 Sep at 12:06:37
32 days ago


#7

So you around tonight Meg? If so, did you fancy starting up our co-op game for this?

Played a bit last night and just got past the "escape Fort Joy" bit again (for the 3rd time!).

Lastly, any thoughts on character builds? I am guessing you are going sword and board - if so, I will stick to my rogue-type as I love the theiving little bastards.

Gregory Avatar 
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20 Sep at 09:08:03
27 days ago


#8

Had a look at some reviews but still not sure if it's my cup of tea. If you guys are on Friday and I have some time I could watch a stream as jeg suggested. This way I can get a better impression and ask any questions which may arise. 

I am completely open to the idea of giving it a go but I don't want to get the game and have to pour time into it for the sake of it. 

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Jimbobslimbob
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20 Sep at 09:24:30
27 days ago


#9

Yeah, I kinda thought you would be on the fence and I am happy to stream some gameage for you to get a feel for it. Like I said though, do bear in mind you can refund it as long as you stay under 2 hours.

I had a word with Meg about it with regards to your enjoyment and I think there is something here for you Greg - namely the highly strategic and tactical combat system which isn't all that far removed from all the RTS's you are so fond of. I think you could like it.

Comparisons with SCL are bound to happen - but it is so much more than that game ever was. It's astonishingly good and born for multiplayer. There is even a kind of "competitive co-op" element to it where party members can troll and fuck up things for other players etc... it's a lot of fun.

As for you worry of pouring time into it for the sake of it - it doesn't work like that at all. The co-op game stays co-op... you do not have to get on during the week to play or anything silly like that, we just play like we play all the other games - whenever we can or want to.

It would be pure awesome if you would give it a try as I think you underestimate just how good this could be.

Gregory Avatar 
Gregory
2598 posts
Chosen One
20 Sep at 09:32:52
27 days ago


#10

For sure, like I said no intention of dismissing it out of hand. The combat would probably be the clincher for me so would be best to watch you to get a decent understanding of it. 

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20 Sep at 09:47:26
27 days ago


#11

Cool, well myself and Meg are doing lannage Friday/Saturday... I will record some of our game and see if I can sling it up somewhere for you to see. Alternatively, if you are around at any point then streamage will do the job also.

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