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  • Theshape80 18 Oct 2019 17:35:10 422 posts
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    For those that have played, your thoughts so far?
    Got a bit overwhelmed on day 1 especially with all the skills etc as RPGs are not normally my thing. But day 2 I have finally got a grasp of it all and have a clear plan of what I want to achieve. The amount of possibilities is mind boggling so a few playthroughs required I think. This came out of nowhere for me and I can see why a few think itís game of the year material.
  • Frogofdoom 18 Oct 2019 18:05:16 17,429 posts
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    It looks brilliant but a bit text heavy for me nowadays.
  • challenge_hanukkah 18 Oct 2019 18:49:07 14,085 posts
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    Frogofdoom wrote:
    It looks brilliant but a bit text heavy for me nowadays.
    It's far too text heavy.

    It's fucking brilliant though.

    Edited by challenge_hanukkah at 18:49:21 18-10-2019
  • ZuluHero 18 Oct 2019 18:54:54 10,095 posts
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    I was all over it, but that EG review cooled my jets.
  • challenge_hanukkah 18 Oct 2019 19:37:59 14,085 posts
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    It's like Torment: Tides of Numenera, but with talking ties and missing a shoe.
  • StixxUK 18 Oct 2019 22:49:39 8,610 posts
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    This looks really good, the text itself (possibly even the font) reminds me of Torment (Planescape that is - haven't played tides)
  • Theshape80 19 Oct 2019 09:08:14 422 posts
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    Still not through day 2 yet and have so much I want and need to do. Loving the lack of combat and conversation mechanics. Anyone know of any similar games with minimal combat?
  • Frogofdoom 19 Oct 2019 09:19:48 17,429 posts
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    Planescape torment.
  • challenge_hanukkah 19 Oct 2019 09:21:23 14,085 posts
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    Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • MouthOfSauron 19 Oct 2019 09:59:02 16 posts
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    It's great, really ******* great! It's equal parts rpg and visual novel so don't come into it expecting much action.

    I can't remember any game that has made me laugh as much as this has, the writing is outstanding and dialogue feels like it's straight out of a Monty Python sketch at times, especially the internal dialogue that you have with yourself.

    If you like crpg's this is definitley worth a look, if you like Planescape Torment then this is an absolute must buy.
  • Theshape80 19 Oct 2019 15:21:48 422 posts
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    Is there a lot of combat in planescape? What about Tyranny?
  • StixxUK 19 Oct 2019 15:47:27 8,610 posts
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    There is combat in Torment, often (not sure if always) non-violent options as well.

    Gonna grab this when it's on sale. Love the art style too.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19 Oct 2019 17:59:12 4,251 posts
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    Tyranny does give you the chance to try and talk your way out of situations. I can't remember if you can complete it without any combat or not though as I played a mix of fighting and talking. I enjoyed it though.
  • Garfy 19 Oct 2019 18:58:06 1,536 posts
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    Been playing it all afternoon, into day 3.

    Going a bit word blind now tho
  • johnnyrocketfingers 19 Oct 2019 19:24:17 370 posts
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    I skipped a lot of text, turns out most of it is fluff and useless. Finished it in 16 hours.
  • chopsen 19 Oct 2019 20:10:11 21,840 posts
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    Did you skip a lot of the songs in Rock Band too?
  • johnnyrocketfingers 21 Oct 2019 09:55:06 370 posts
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    I don't play Rock Band. I can read fast and a lot of the text I was given was, as I said, fluff. I get it, it's old school gaming where everyone can speak like they're walking encyclopedias and dump a load of exposition.
  • challenge_hanukkah 21 Oct 2019 10:49:51 14,085 posts
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    The music is decent in this too. Really fiddles my funkhole
  • Garfy 25 Oct 2019 13:41:14 1,536 posts
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    Just failed on my roll to sing karaoke

    I think that will haunt me for a while :D
  • johnnyrocketfingers 27 Oct 2019 10:43:44 370 posts
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    I couldn't handle failing that, especially when I had a high % on it so I gave myself a free scum on that one.
  • Garfy 27 Oct 2019 15:18:35 1,536 posts
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    And finished.

    What a wierd fantastic story, I'm really glad there is still room in the world for bizarre shit like this :)
  • Tomo 31 Oct 2020 21:47:06 19,180 posts
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    I've just started this!

    It's made me laugh out loud twice within the first 3 or 4 screens :D

    "Raphael Ambrosius Costeau."
  • RedPanda87 1 Nov 2020 08:53:25 2,132 posts
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    Wow, it's sad that this thread is less than a page long for one of the best games of last year, and one of the most interesting and ambitious RPGs ever.

    Hope you enjoy it Tomo, sounds like you will.

    Edited by RedPanda87 at 08:53:37 01-11-2020
  • Dombat 1 Nov 2020 08:57:41 1,912 posts
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    It is a shame. I think most of the forum regulars are console players though so most PC-only games donít get a lot of traction in terms of forum discussion.

    Itís definitely a game I urge anyone that can play it to do so.
  • dfunked09 1 Nov 2020 09:12:02 1,901 posts
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    It's been on my wishlist for ages now and I'll probably cave in and buy it, but knowing my luck it'll end up on the humble monthly sub that I keep forgetting to snooze.

    Does look bloody good, but the kind of game you have to be in a certain mood for (and I'm normally in the blow shit up kind of mood)
  • Tomo 1 Nov 2020 09:37:58 19,180 posts
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    Yeah, it's been on my wishlist for ages too. Tbh, I was waiting for them to release some more updates and I delayed buying it because of my huge backlog. But I caved last night because I was feeling sorry for myself, Cyberpunk has been delayed, and it's 30% off on Steam which is the lowest it has been.

    I'm really impressed by the opening hour. I've deliberately chosen to be quite an unhinged player I think and it's resulted in some absolutely hilarious consequences. For instance, you can choose to whether you put on your clothes or not in the opening section. I decided to just go for shoes, a a jacket and my undies. Trousers are a bit restrictive after all. Initially there wasn't really any consequence to this, but then one NPC actually took notice and the dialogue was fucking ace :D

    I've also never played Planescape, Baldur's Gate, Pillars (well did like 2 hours on this back in the day), etc. I'm sure I'll enjoy those, but the setting in this is absolutely perfect - so refreshing not to be playing as an elf or cyborg.
  • Tomo 1 Nov 2020 09:40:37 19,180 posts
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    It really will be perfect for the Switch when it releases, assuming the UI is well-implemented and the text is readable. That said, the artwork is gorgeous in ultrawide on my PC too. I love the painterly style. Swings and roundabouts.
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 1 Nov 2020 10:33:28 4,251 posts
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    I am another with this on the wishlist but too much of a backlog to buy it yet. PC exclusives do tend to be under-represented here though, for example Beautiful Desolation which I really enjoyed gets almost no coverage anywhere (and I am pretty sure their previous game, Stasis actually got more noticed).

    I will inevitably get this one day though.
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