For those who pledged what was it that got you to?

#1 Posted by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

So Obsidian have gone and broken the record beating out Double Fine for most funded Kickstarter, and I'm curious as to what it was that got you on board.. and in the end what did you get?

  • You're a huge Obsidian fan
  • Was it just Obsidian making an Isometric RPG to jump on board
  • One of the Stretch goals
  • One of the Add-on Items
  • Or just the fun of being part of the highest funded kickstarter

For me I am a huge Obsidian fan, sure there games are buggy but there's just things about them that you can't help but love, even Alpha Protocol with all it's issues still had some defining systems in it.. I'm also glad that they have Tim Cain on board (Arcanum is still my favourite RPG of all time)

For the chance to let Obsidian do there thing in a genre that alot of those guys helped define is a great opportunity and being part of that is win/win for me.. I ended up adding on the Soundtrack, and Playing cards because why not.. How bout you guys?

#2 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

I didn't pledge because, as exciting as the concept is and as much as I love Obsidian in principle (and their Black Isle heritage), I don't have enough faith in them to deliver what they are promising at this stage as there have just been too many lofty goals tinged with disappointment along the way.

I hope, truly, that this game is amazing, and I'll be there on day one if it is...but I'm just not confident enough to be there on day -1, if you know what I mean.

#3 Posted by DriveupLife (915 posts) -

I pledged in the last twenty four hours because my fond memories of New Vegas kept returning to my head as I saw the clock count down. I loooooooved New Vegas, its my favorite game ever, and I'd love to support those guys. I bought in for 25 bucks. Plus, I'm a sucker for the kickstarter exclusive in game items that other people won't be able to get (makes me feel good in a bad way haha).

#4 Posted by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

@Tim_the_Corsair: Yeah, I do have a similar feeling that they be over-reaching in what they have planned to do, and it all falls flat.. But in the end I hope not, I hope that they prove everyone wrong and deliver the experience that we can see they do want to deliver..

#5 Posted by xxNBxx (974 posts) -

For me it was all about the fact that is was an isometric RPG. Made by (some of ) the same people that had a hand in making some of the best ever. I got in as soon as I could. (which was a week after the kickstarter started because I had to wait for my pay check.)

I added the xpac.

#6 Edited by Karkarov (3109 posts) -

It is Obsidian (aka the majority of what was Black Isle) making a game like the old Black Isle games. I loved those games so supporting this one seemed like a no brainer. Also in all honesty I have enjoyed every game they have ever made (that I played anyway) so that seems like a pretty solid group of people to deliver a game I will like. Heck at least one of the games they were involved in once upon a time would make it into my top 10 games "period" list at this point.

#7 Posted by Scrawnto (2450 posts) -

I like Isometric RPGs, and these guys have deep roots in the genre. I also liked the sound of their fantasy setting, and its fairly original spin on the relationship between gods and mortals. Finally, I was really curious what the Infinity Engine would look like if it was developed today, which seems to be what they are aiming for if the screenshot they released is anything to go by.

I'm more excited about Wasteland 2, to be honest, but I think this could be pretty cool too. And both have Chris Avellone doing writing!

#8 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11753 posts) -

The second they said "We want to make a game that is like the best of Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment all combined together" I was on board. Sure, making lofty claims like that is a sure way to bring disappointment, but they're the only studio with the talent to even be able to try at this point. Also, if they screw up this time we'll know it was actually their fault, instead of the constant and various cases of publisher interference in... pretty much everything else they've ever made.

#9 Posted by bucifer (88 posts) -

Even if they don't deliver on what they promised, it's still going to be a good game, I have faith in the guys at Obsidian. How could I not give them my money?

#10 Posted by audioBusting (1551 posts) -

Huge Obsidian fan and trust them enough to make a good RPG. It sounded like a good investment.

#11 Posted by BoG (5191 posts) -

Because I'm an idiot. I've never played an Obsidian game. I own a bunch of CRPGs, and I've half completed Planescape, though I'm still working on it. I love the idea of these games. They have so much more depth than today's RPGs. I want the depth and concepts of yesterday's role playing games, presented in a more modern way. Grimrock is an excellent example of this. I always loved the idea of dungeon crawlers, but they were so hard for me to get into. I jumped on Grimrock, and fell in love. I've completed it twice on road trips. The same goes for Etrian Odyssey.

So, when they promised a modernization of classic gaming, I was interested. My paying for the game a year in advance means more content, so I decided I would trust them.

As I type this, I realize that I have no trouble getting sucked into old RPGs, like NetHack. I'M JUST A SPENDTHRIFT OKAY?

#12 Edited by Abendlaender (2807 posts) -

I love Obsidian. Yeah, their games are buggy as hell. Yeah Alpha Protocoll wasn't THAT great. But fuck it, I like Kotor 2 more than 1 (yes, I said that. Try and stop me). Neverwinter Nights 2 was great and Fallout New Vegas was better than Fallout 3 in every way shape or form. I also enjoyed Alpha Protocoll but it is by far their worst game.

Also I love CPRGS. So, this seemed like a fairly good idea to me.

Although I was (and still am) a bit disappointed that it's "just" a fantasy game. Why are there not more Sci-Fi RPGs? Well, CD Project has their conference today right? I'm excited for Cyberpunk

#13 Posted by Octaslash (528 posts) -

It was the cloth map. It's always the cloth map.

#14 Posted by Tennmuerti (8108 posts) -

@Genkkaku said:

  • Was it just Obsidian making an Isometric RPG to jump on board

It was.

#15 Posted by kagato (920 posts) -

@Scrawnto said:

I like Isometric RPGs, and these guys have deep roots in the genre. I also liked the sound of their fantasy setting, and its fairly original spin on the relationship between gods and mortals. Finally, I was really curious what the Infinity Engine would look like if it was developed today, which seems to be what they are aiming for if the screenshot they released is anything to go by.

I'm more excited about Wasteland 2, to be honest, but I think this could be pretty cool too. And both have Chris Avellone doing writing!

Isnt Obsidian also helping with Wasteland? Im sure it was one of the stretch goals that was met, it would be fun to see some of the characters cross over.

#16 Posted by Scrawnto (2450 posts) -

@kagato said:

@Scrawnto said:

I like Isometric RPGs, and these guys have deep roots in the genre. I also liked the sound of their fantasy setting, and its fairly original spin on the relationship between gods and mortals. Finally, I was really curious what the Infinity Engine would look like if it was developed today, which seems to be what they are aiming for if the screenshot they released is anything to go by.

I'm more excited about Wasteland 2, to be honest, but I think this could be pretty cool too. And both have Chris Avellone doing writing!

Isnt Obsidian also helping with Wasteland? Im sure it was one of the stretch goals that was met, it would be fun to see some of the characters cross over.

They are, but I think Chris Avellone is the only one doing writing or design for Wasteland. Mostly Obsidian is just working with inXile on tools.

#17 Posted by CaLe (3988 posts) -

Well, nothing in particular. I just wanted them to be able to spend time working on a game they want to make. It'll just be a bonus if I enjoy it when it comes out.

#18 Posted by development (2354 posts) -

well i didn't know about it until it was over, but i would have pledged for Planescape: Torment and Chris Avellone. and hey you should play Planescape if you haven't yet

#19 Posted by SeanFoster (868 posts) -

I pledged because it's an Obsidian game. I'm a pretty big fan of their games, I knew I'd buy it one way or another so I consider my pledge a down payment.

#20 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7617 posts) -

The fact it's Obsidian developing it and that they're making an old school RPG with no publisher interference, which was undoubtedly the cause of the "unfinished state" of most of their recent games, as well as Bioware's downward spiral.

#21 Posted by geirr (2575 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

The fact it's Obsidian developing it and that they're making an old school RPG with no publisher interference, which was undoubtedly the cause of the "unfinished state" of most of their recent games, as well as Bioware's downward spiral.

Hear hear.

#22 Posted by AndrewB (7621 posts) -

Obsidian with time and money to work on their own project and not someone else's. I don't think any Obsidian-made game has lived up to the expectations I've had for it, even if none of them have been outright bad (but all of them have certainly felt rushed and buggy as hell). This is their chance to deliver the role-playing game I've wanted to see since Baldur's Gate 2.

By the way, this is their last chance with me, because despite the talent working for them, they've yet to wow me with any of their titles. I really hope they can pull something special off with this title. I'm also starved for CRPGS since Dragon Age has taken a turn for the unknown.

#23 Posted by HarlechQuinn (449 posts) -

@Genkkaku said:

  • You're a huge Obsidian fan
  • Was it just Obsidian making an Isometric RPG to jump on board

Mainly those two.

#24 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Because Kickstarter.

@BoG said:

I'M JUST A SPENDTHRIFT OKAY?

This, pretty much.

#25 Posted by xyzygy (9997 posts) -

I didn't donate, but if I could have I definitely would have. Obsidian have the best writers in the gaming industry (If you asked me in 2007 I would have said Bioware), and althuogh their games are sometimes buggy they're always awesome.

#26 Posted by Fattony12000 (7424 posts) -

LET ME USE SHADOW KEEPER AND IEEP AND A HEX EDITOR.

#27 Posted by project343 (2827 posts) -

Documentary. The minute it was announced, I immediately threw down $35. It's the same reason I invested in the Double Fine Kickstarter.

#28 Posted by kindgineer (2730 posts) -

I simply pledged because I think that they can handle that genre well and deliver something worth my original pledge. I'm not too worried about them delivering on every aspect they detailed. I also enjoy supporting the kick-starter's because I feel that this sort of thing will help enable people like myself to one day follow their dream without having to literally sacrifice everything to achieve it.

#29 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

Guilt.

I pirated most of their games over the years. Even though I bought most of them at a later date, way I figure it I might as well make it so I can hypothetically look them in the eyes without freaking out and running away screaming.

That's my answer, Ravel, and that's all that matters.

#30 Posted by Genkkaku (735 posts) -

It seems that 'Obsidian making an Isometric RPG' is the main reason people pledged and I think that's awesome, because it not only show that people are willing to vote with there wallet's when they want a specific type of game that most if not all companies would shun at the prospect of investing in it but that people have this deep seeded faith in the abitilty of Obsidian to produce a game or the willingness to allow them that opportunity..

So here's to allowing us gamers to have a say it what we want! also hopefully it's great!

#31 Posted by Giantstalker (1656 posts) -

This and this. Also, eighty bucks isn't a lot of money to probably get something that I've wanted for a long time.

Online
#32 Posted by StarvingGamer (8251 posts) -

They got me in the end because of genre loyalty and what seemed like a very attainable set of goals. A modest passion project with a more-than-modest budget. It's the sort of game that I'd be likely to buy sight unseen when it comes out based on the genre and pedigree anyways. I might as well save myself a few extra bucks.

#33 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@Giantstalker said:

This and this. Also, eighty bucks isn't a lot of money to probably get something that I've wanted for a long time.

You do know Black Isle only published those games, right.

#34 Posted by xxNBxx (974 posts) -

@Terramagi said:

@Giantstalker said:

This and this. Also, eighty bucks isn't a lot of money to probably get something that I've wanted for a long time.

You do know Black Isle only published those games, right.

You do know that the founders of Obsidian and a good chunk of the staff came from Black Isie studios, right.

#35 Posted by Jay_Ray (1101 posts) -

I pledged $20, I would of probably pay that for this game anyway so it was basically a preorder. Plus I want a resurgence of old school style games.

#36 Edited by falling_fast (2224 posts) -

I looove me some old-school isometric rpgs.

and I think obsidian makes great games.

the lack of publisher interference is also super exciting.

I pledged $165 btw.

#37 Posted by Zekhariah (697 posts) -

I'm familiar with the developers, and have put a few hundred hours into a few of their previous games.

Obsidian, Super Giant, iD, and Bioware are all worth at least watching for.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.