Looks Awesome!

#1 Posted by Ulfghuld (26 posts) -

I just saw this listed on the Steam Store and I must say it looks awesome! Looks very much like a mix of Darksiders and The Witcher! (Artstyle like Darksiders and world like The Witcher). Will have to keep my eye out for a demo.

#2 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

I'm always in for some fantasy RPG, but Orcs are my least favourite fantasy race... ._.

#3 Posted by falserelic (4956 posts) -

For me it ain't my type of game...

#4 Posted by Abendlaender (2605 posts) -

I'm kinda interested in the idea of playing an Orc but my gut tells me, that this game wont be great....

#5 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

I'm kinda interested in the idea of playing an Orc but my gut tells me, that this game wont be great....

Western fantasy RPGs have been a little disappointing to me if you look at Game of Thrones or Dragon's Dogma, so I tend to be a little sceptical as well...

#6 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@Abendlaender said:

I'm kinda interested in the idea of playing an Orc but my gut tells me, that this game wont be great....

Western fantasy RPGs have been a little disappointing to me if you look at Game of Thrones or Dragon's Dogma, so I tend to be a little sceptical as well...

Dragon's Dogma was not a western RPG or even a western style RPG, you're a crazy person.

#7 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

@ModerateViolence said:

@Morrow said:

@Abendlaender said:

I'm kinda interested in the idea of playing an Orc but my gut tells me, that this game wont be great....

Western fantasy RPGs have been a little disappointing to me if you look at Game of Thrones or Dragon's Dogma, so I tend to be a little sceptical as well...

Dragon's Dogma was not a western RPG or even a western style RPG, you're a crazy person.

DD was made by Capcom but they were clearly aiming for a western style. There were no crazy looking anime people with pink or blue hair after all.

:D

#8 Posted by Abendlaender (2605 posts) -

@Morrow:

Also Game of Thrones was made by the folks behind Of Orcs and Man wasn't it? Or did you knew that already and therefore mentioned it specifically?

#9 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

@Abendlaender said:

@Morrow:

Also Game of Thrones was made by the folks behind Of Orcs and Man wasn't it? Or did you knew that already and therefore mentioned it specifically?

Oh, no I didn't knew that. Hmm, now I don't know if I feel reassured about my point of view or if I should give them a second chance...

#10 Posted by twigger89 (275 posts) -

@Morrow said:

@Abendlaender said:

@Morrow:

Also Game of Thrones was made by the folks behind Of Orcs and Man wasn't it? Or did you knew that already and therefore mentioned it specifically?

Oh, no I didn't knew that. Hmm, now I don't know if I feel reassured about my point of view or if I should give them a second chance...

The game of throne rpg took a lot of willpower to get through (some of the most frustrating difficulty spikes in an rpg imo) but it was well worth it. The story was interesting, and the characters were reasonably fleshed out. One of those B tier games I'd recommend to rpg fans and game of thrones fans alike.

#11 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Looks good, I could use a demo.

#12 Posted by Morrow (1828 posts) -

@twigger89 said:

@Morrow said:

@Abendlaender said:

@Morrow:

Also Game of Thrones was made by the folks behind Of Orcs and Man wasn't it? Or did you knew that already and therefore mentioned it specifically?

Oh, no I didn't knew that. Hmm, now I don't know if I feel reassured about my point of view or if I should give them a second chance...

The game of throne rpg took a lot of willpower to get through (some of the most frustrating difficulty spikes in an rpg imo) but it was well worth it. The story was interesting, and the characters were reasonably fleshed out. One of those B tier games I'd recommend to rpg fans and game of thrones fans alike.

Hmm, well the opinions I heard and reviews I read so far were mostly negative. But it's cool to see there are still people who enjoyed it despite it's flaws. I enjoyed some games too that most people didn't like. I'm a huge fan of the Dynasty Warriors franchise after all :D

#13 Posted by Dagbiker (6899 posts) -

I just kinda want to know how deep the story gets, if it gets crazy deep, then game play doesn't matter so much to me.

#14 Posted by MariachiMacabre (6941 posts) -

Can we confirm John Steinbeck is the lead writer on the project?

#15 Posted by SpartanHoplite (384 posts) -

GoT :/

Still, looks intresting.

#16 Edited by Triumvir (408 posts) -

Game of Thrones was a hot mess of a game. This one looks somewhat better, although Cyandide's track record is less than stellar to say the least. I love the concept, though, and, visually, the games looks much better than Game of Thrones (granted, that could because of bullshots). Here's hoping that they make a solid action RPG for a change.

#17 Posted by PhantomGardener (448 posts) -

From what I have seen, it looks horrible imo :/

#18 Posted by Orange_Pork (573 posts) -

Looks pretty cool to me. Can't remember what game it was I played that had a combat system just like this, where you queue up commands three or four at a time with infrequent pausing in between. I think maybe Dungeon Siege? And the stealth kind of reminds me of Demon Stone for the PS2.

#19 Posted by mrmanga (219 posts) -

this game needs a quick look.

#20 Posted by AngeTheDude (620 posts) -

I'm definitely interested to see a fantasy RPG from the goblinoid perspective.

#21 Edited by Abendlaender (2605 posts) -

Well, here is the launch trailer for the game. Still looks interesting

I just hope they grace it with a QL, this game still seems interesting although I predict that the combat wont be very engaging. I just hope the story is good, would be nice to play the story from the other side

#22 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -

Looks interesting for sure, been following it for a while. But the biggest drawback of it seems to be no co-op.

#23 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

I really like that trailer. Right up my fantasy style.

#24 Posted by Veektarius (4171 posts) -

I will never root for non-humans to beat humans.

#25 Posted by ttocs (754 posts) -

I'm going to hold judgement until after it's released. I really hope this game is good, but it just looks...forced. Hopefully the game is better than the previews I've been seeing though because the premise is cool.

#26 Posted by Terje_P (1 posts) -

Will there be a quick look of this game?

#27 Posted by Socialone (201 posts) -

@Veektarius said:

I will never root for non-humans to beat humans.

Funny, it's the exact opposite for me, especially when humans are depicted as a bunch of colonialist zealots.

...

Which is the case nine times out of ten.

#28 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4660 posts) -

Is this like Of Mice and Men but Lenny is an orc?

#29 Posted by Veektarius (4171 posts) -

@Socialone said:

@Veektarius said:

I will never root for non-humans to beat humans.

Funny, it's the exact opposite for me, especially when humans are depicted as a bunch of colonialist zealots.

...

Which is the case nine times out of ten.

I root especially hard for humans under those circumstances, because the reductive portrayal causes me to reflexively rebel against the manipulative writing.

#30 Edited by Zripwud (245 posts) -

I was expecting a more open game, but I'm still enjoying it. It's ultra lineal though.

#31 Posted by VooDooPC (273 posts) -
#32 Posted by ttocs (754 posts) -

So, the game is out, who wants to be a guinea pig and buy it so that they can report back to us on it's caliber.

#33 Posted by Xshinobi (357 posts) -

It is made by Cyanide. The best you can hope for is a mediocre RPG as that the best that Cyanide is capable of making.

#34 Posted by Abendlaender (2605 posts) -

Is the story interesting? Also how does the game play? I saw someone comparing it to Dragon Age Origins of all things.

#35 Posted by Yadilie (380 posts) -

@HansKisaragi said:

The game is FAR from mediocre..

It uses Game of Thrones combat system.

These two things contradict each other heavily. There is a reason why they hid the gameplay for so long and a reason why the GoT game was so bad.

#36 Posted by crusader8463 (14326 posts) -

I have been following this game for a few months now, but sadly it had to come out at the same time as X-Com and Dishonoured so I won't be getting it any time soon. I'm just now getting to the point that X-Com is pissing me off enough that I'm ready to stop playing it, but after a few hours I get that ich again and gotta go back to it. Gonna try to get through Dishonoured this weekend and see where it leaves me after. I think I may wait for a price drop this Christmas during the Steam sale before I pick it up but who knows.

#37 Edited by Do_The_Manta_Ray (508 posts) -

@ttocs said:

So, the game is out, who wants to be a guinea pig and buy it so that they can report back to us on it's caliber.

Done and done.

I lucked out and managed to pick the game up for a measly 35 USD and found it to be surprisingly superb. All the building-blocks for an instant classic are there, and it's a god damn shame that the team working on the game were limited by their budget, for the game tells the richest story in gaming that we've seen since The Witcher 2. The combat is really enjoyable, and tends to feel very varied; as it's a mix of a dynamic RPG (one that reminds me of an improved version of Dragon Age's 2 combat system) and a stealth game. The gameplay itself is honestly just a far, FAR more balanced version of what was found in the latest Game of Thrones RPG; and is teeming with complexity that almost seems at odds with the high pace of the combat. You quickly learn that you need to master all the different elements, as the game is, to put it simply, punishing in terms of difficulty. Yet I never felt it was unfair.

I reckon that I'll write a full review in a few days, I've yet to make my way through the entirety of the game, but I'm approaching the end. If the game has shown me one thing, it's how much other modern RPGs focus on their characters as opposed to the story as a whole; and it's interestingly enough made me take a far, far harsher look on Bioware's last couple of games. (Dragon Age: Origins, I still love you, don't worry.) The main characters are complex; very much so, and fact is, that despite playing through the entire game with them, you might not truly understand all there is to know about them by the end of the game. As a real person might still surprise you. Yet the main focus of the story is that of their journey.

The game also handles a lot of the RPG/Fantasy tropes and clichés with almost shocking efficiency. Enemy hordes around every corner? No, fuck that; allow the player time to explore these very odd and interesting places. Dungeon-crawling, you say? How about tossing in some truly good cut-scenes and decisions before almost every single fight in the game; making each encounter seem dire and grand as opposed to a slug through endless hordes. Just to name a few.

Even on the lore-based level; it feels like they just tossed the entire "fantasy" part of the story out of the window, and grounded what is a fantastic tale in gritty realism. An approach that reminded me of the Witcher (clearly an inspiration). There is literally a moment inside the game where the Orc (Arkhail) is telling the Goblin (Styx) of an ancient ritual that is used for warriors who are about to make a desperate, final stand in an attempt to convince him to come along on a side mission to gather some fresh water; it goes something like this. "The ritual requires pure water, and can only be administered by a shaman that those who are about to fall in glorious battle may greet the earth-mot.. -Alright, alright! I'll fucking fetch the water, but only as long as you shut up with your fantasy nonsense!"

Game has issues; but honestly, they're rare. I encountered very few bugs, and the voice-acting on some of the supporting cast is questionable at best (the main characters being fantastic, themselves), and the game certainly could be prettier. It's also very linear; though given how cinematic the game is, you can't fault it for that, as it really is a story that could have come straight out of a great fantasy novel; and yet there's plenty of room for decisions and character interaction. It's a game that was made on a tight budget; but honestly? As of now, I'm anticipating their next game far more eagerly than anything Bioware has got planned. These people seem to understand the soul of what an RPG constitutes.

And one final warning; the game doesn't start out great. But after about an hour, two hours in; things REALLY begin to pick up. I found myself laughing out loud on numerous occasions, and being genuinely moved at others. Really can't wait to see how it all wraps up.

And just to make a final comparison.

You know what other game had pretty bad gameplay, outdated visuals, was lineral, but possessed a fan-fucking-tastic story that has propelled it to be known as possibly the best RPG of all time? Planescape: Torment. This game ain't THAT good, but still, the point stands. So far, I'd give it a 9 out of 10. Same for Dishonored, by the way. Now if there ONLY was a way to combine the story of the one game with the gameplay of the other..

- Short version : IT'S FUCKING GREAT! SERIOUSLY! Don't believe me? Read the above part.

@Abendlaender: If you like good stories in games then you'll love this one.

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#38 Edited by onarum (1947 posts) -
@Do_The_Manta_Ray: alright, sold, I would get it right away but for some fucking reason steam store is not working for me at all...
 
edit: oh wow... I though that maybe reinstalling steam would solve my steam store problem, turns out when you uninstall steam it fucking uninstalls every single game as well... didn't even asked me if i wanted to do that... had over 35 games installed... goddamn....
 
the funniest part is that it had nothing to do with steam, I was using a alternate DNS server because my ISP's ones were not working properly a few days ago, switched back and hey what do you know, store is working again... just wish I had though of that before losing all my games.. hey at least I can buy of orcs and men now.
#39 Posted by Abendlaender (2605 posts) -

Sounds good, I guess I'll check it out once i'm done with Dishonored

#40 Posted by glanesb (151 posts) -

When I first saw the trailer, I said "Holy shit....awesome". When I first started to play I said....."Hmmm....maybe if I give it time".

give it time...it is quite original and amazing

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