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Reply #70 on: February 28, 2017, 08:29:28 AM

although the PS4 version seems to have its own share of problems.

Weird - I can't seem to find info on that. I was planning to buy the PS4 version.
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Reply #71 on: February 28, 2017, 09:35:40 AM

They talk about it a bit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m0I2uVKuQc

Longer load times, sluggish, a bit of movement issues (due to direct control on a point/click pathfinding based map).

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Reply #72 on: February 28, 2017, 09:40:04 AM

I also backed this yonks ago. Installing it now, although I need to hold off from playing it until I finish XCOM 2, I can't play more than one game at a time.

I'd've thought this kind of game could work fine on a console if enough care was devoted to the UI. Or just playing from the couch on a PC - sitting back comfortably to read all the text sounds ideal to me, if your TV is good/big enough and/or the font size can be adjusted. Operative word being 'could' ofc, sounds like this one needs some work in that department.

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Reply #73 on: February 28, 2017, 10:41:26 AM

They talk about it a bit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6m0I2uVKuQc

Longer load times, sluggish, a bit of movement issues (due to direct control on a point/click pathfinding based map).

Thanks! I think I'm going to try it, they didn't say "unplayable", just a bit sluggish and odd. I really don't play many games on PC anymore, even if I miss a few titles here and there. We will see.
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Reply #74 on: February 28, 2017, 10:45:15 AM

Or just playing from the couch on a PC - sitting back comfortably to read all the text sounds ideal to me, if your TV is good/big enough and/or the font size can be adjusted. Operative word being 'could' ofc, sounds like this one needs some work in that department.
We'll find out!

Though I'll be using a keyb/m, as Odin intended. I do hope the fonts are scalable, given it got a console port I have some hope for it.

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Reply #75 on: February 28, 2017, 12:49:02 PM

Yeah let us know if it works OK, I fancy playing this one from the couch myself :)

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Reply #76 on: February 28, 2017, 02:02:17 PM

Isn't that what the steam box is for, to allow you to play from the TeeVeeBox?
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Reply #77 on: February 28, 2017, 02:06:57 PM

Started game up and died within 30 seconds, before I'd even done character creation.  Think I'm going to enjoy this.

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Reply #78 on: February 28, 2017, 04:18:25 PM

Started game up and died within 30 seconds, before I'd even done character creation.  Think I'm going to enjoy this.

Wtf, how? I did character creation and decided to just stick with exactly how that came out despite the 'do you want to change anything?' option. The combat felt very clunky but it was still tutorialy so I'm not bothered by that for now. Might have to try breaking my one game at a time rule.

Also it does indeed have a font size option.

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Reply #79 on: February 28, 2017, 09:14:20 PM

Started game up and died within 30 seconds, before I'd even done character creation.  Think I'm going to enjoy this.

Wtf, how?
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Reply #80 on: March 01, 2017, 12:08:47 AM

Hahaha, brilliant.  awesome, for real

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Reply #81 on: March 01, 2017, 03:06:08 AM

Yep!   awesome, for real

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Reply #82 on: March 01, 2017, 02:37:25 PM

I'm reading that this is very short and is turn based instead of turn based with pause.  :(  Just how short is it?  $45 is a lot for a short game.

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Reply #83 on: March 01, 2017, 04:36:16 PM

I'm reading that this is very short and is turn based instead of turn based with pause.  :(  Just how short is it?  $45 is a lot for a short game.

I can't say from personal experience, though the kotaku review stated 40hour play through with entire main quest and some side quests. It's a LOT of reading. I played for two hours last night and only fought three creatures in one fight.

Also, the PS4 version is playable, but reacts sluggish and doesn't appear as crisp as the PC screens. I think it will be fine for me, but I really would recommend this on PC. Hoping but not expecting a cleanup patch.
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Reply #84 on: March 01, 2017, 10:13:37 PM

I clocked in at 22 hours (including pre-release) and I was doing as many sidequests as I could find. Lots of reading.

A few moments got a bit bogged down with lore soup--stuff like, "Fjarnmil surveyed the wreckage of the shee-lance craft and flicked his tarnbuckle to squamch. It confirmed his fears: the Narnspill Consulate had fired snapspears despite the Katarn Agreement. A) ASK ABOUT TARNBUCKLES B) ASK ABOUT SQUAMCH C) WHAT'S A NARNSPILL D) KATARN? E) THAT'S COOL I'LL JUST STICK MY HAND IN THIS ENERGY STREAM"

Still fun! WOO

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Reply #85 on: March 01, 2017, 10:50:35 PM

Classic Fjarnmil.

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Reply #86 on: March 02, 2017, 09:10:40 PM

What the hell is Kyle doing this time.
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Reply #87 on: March 03, 2017, 01:06:24 AM

Just an FYI, this streams to a Surface tablet perfectly and is, so far, very playable with the stylus. I've not had any fights yet but it's quite pleasant being able to read the reams of text whilst lying in bed  smiley

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Reply #88 on: March 03, 2017, 06:46:23 AM

Just an FYI, this streams to a Surface tablet perfectly and is, so far, very playable with the stylus. I've not had any fights yet but it's quite pleasant being able to read the reams of text whilst lying in bed  smiley

God damn. That's my main complaint about text/reading heavy PC games.  I wish I could play them on my tablet.  Once again I regret my iPad purchase from like 3 years ago.
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Reply #89 on: March 03, 2017, 10:18:13 AM

I play games glacially, so my comments are not reflective of most people's play experiences...

I like it so far. The setting is interesting to me and so are the first few characters/situations I've run into.

My only very minor complaints are that it definitely feels consolized in the UI and the conversation trees are super old school, just explore each tree from top to bottom style.

Glad I took the perk thing that lets me read surface thoughts, wish I had also taken the one that gives a bonus for recovering memories. Playing as a mechanical nano, I think.

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Reply #90 on: March 03, 2017, 12:00:21 PM

Glad I took the perk thing that lets me read surface thoughts

Haha, me too! Great isn't it?

I have to be honest I took it because it made me remember playing Traveller (pen & paper sci-fi RPG from, like, 1973 or something) and the very illegal psionic character I had in one campaign who had the "Read Surface Thoughts" ability. Nostalgia-fest.

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Reply #91 on: March 04, 2017, 08:36:44 AM

My goal is to see if i can make it through the entire game without fighting, then go back and play a dumb brute.  So far so good, thought i suppose defeating the kung fu master guy should technically count though it was done through dialogue.  I like the idea that some of my companions seem utterly useless on the surface, we shall see where this goes but i'm enjoying it.  In less than 8 hours i've already got to do some things that you just wouldn't ever see in other RPGs.  I will say though, the temptation to save scum on some of the stat checks with pool effort is real (i.e. i failed a 75% check! let me quickly redo).  Must resist. 


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Reply #92 on: March 04, 2017, 10:16:53 AM

Started game up and died within 30 seconds, before I'd even done character creation.  Think I'm going to enjoy this.

Wtf, how?

Wow, and i thought i was bad dying right outside the first room.

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Reply #93 on: March 13, 2017, 11:03:06 AM

My impression: not as good as planescape: torment.  I feel like an awful lot was cut and your choices don't really seem to matter, which is not good in a game like this.  Relatively short.  Choosing a talky nano with mindread is basically an "I win" button that lets you play the whole game in movie mode.  nano's in general are aburd, being better in combat than glaives, better at talking/skills than jacks and having a whole bunch of narratively unique abilities (like Amneiosis) that without which makes the game seem incomplete.  If you play a combat character the game is boring and the enemies repetitive.  It is dreadfully easy to cheese a character to either by super combat god or never fails a skill check guy.    I feel like a lot of the problems of this game could have been ameliorated by spending some of their kickstarter bucks on proper project management.

This review was painfully accurate:  http://www.rpgcodex.net/content.php?id=10572
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Reply #94 on: March 13, 2017, 01:44:18 PM

That's kind of what I'd expect from inXile. I know a lot of people liked, even loved Wasteland 2, but any competent development house could have done it better.

Someone let me know if somehow inXile and Fargo got this one right in totality. Initial impressions can be tricky, especially when you really want to like a game. Hell, maybe they learned something from Wasteland 2 and have improved.\_(ツ)_/

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