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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross
« on: December 27, 2016, 06:12:14 PM »
Hi, everybody.

So if I've played both the games and enjoyed them a lot - what are some similar games I should look at?

Preferebly, PC or those that can be emulated.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tyranny
« on: December 27, 2016, 06:06:36 PM »
I think you should cut the game some slack for the following reasons:

1. You are not evil in psychotic way, rather you are part of the conquest to bring the new peace and order to the contintent. You character does have a very specific Kyros law to follow and overall it raises a good discussion about morality and good vs evil in games.
2. You can also be a goodie - if you let go the to-be-conquered warriors on several occasions - they will invite you to a secret meeting and offer you to raise up against your master and joing their resistance (which allows you to join them and fight alongside them for the rest of the game).

I think that you should only discard games that are of inferior quality - this is not one of them. So I'd reccomend to you to pick it up and decide for yourself, whether you like it or not.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Western cRPG revival
« on: October 23, 2016, 06:46:28 PM »
And to footnote on your second point, the majority of up-and-coming developers are people our age who grew up with games like that and are trying to re-stoke that sense of wonderment from their/our childhoods. 

So, yeah, it's not just our age bracket buying the stuff, but our age bracket also making the stuff.

I wonder if there is a cycle to it - the guys that worked on those old-school PRGs probably grew up on some older ones (maybe pen and paper) and so on.

Brush and Quill / Re: Cocnept art for Ash of Gods
« on: October 23, 2016, 06:43:27 PM »
I love the concept art of the young lady.  She looks combat-ready with sensible attire and the stylishly short hair that both looks cool and is practical for battle (e.g. A foe can't pull her hair).  I do not like "chainmail bikinis" and am glad to see a female character dressed pragmatically. 

That's cool, thank you, that's what we went for.

Multiplayer RPGs / MMORPGs are dead
« on: October 16, 2016, 06:15:21 PM »
I feel like the MMORPG games are mostly dead. The role-playing moved to single-player and multiplayer - to mobas (I know lots of ex-WOW guys moving to mobas). Thus there is no place for the old man.

It can also be explained, as I feel it, by the fact that there is just not mcuh else to say in the genre. All of the new titles are taking either WOW or Lineage and trying to add something to the formula which doesn't get more excicing because of it.

Have you played any MMORPGS before? Have you stopped because of the reasons above or some other ones?

Brush and Quill / Cocnept art for Ash of Gods
« on: October 16, 2016, 06:07:11 PM »
I'm part of the team working on upcoming tactical RPG with card game elements. I wanted to share some concept art with you guys to get some feedback. Let me know what you think, please.

I haven't found a dedicated topic - so I've started a new one.

Sword Art Online (or SAO) is an anime about a MMORPG set in virtual reality. The basic concept is that players are locked in the game and have to beat it to get out with dying in the game means dying in real life, obviously.

It's somewhat week on the plot and the main character is OPed throughout the series/game but it's still and enjoyable experience.

If you like anime and Korean MMORPGs - you should definatelly check it out.

Share your thoughts on it here, please, if you've watched it already.

Single-Player RPGs / Western cRPG revival
« on: October 16, 2016, 05:54:36 PM »
I guess we can say we're living in the era of western cRPG revival with both great indie and AAA games coming out more often (sometimes more often than I can play them).

There are some that are widely acknowledged (like Divinity: Original Sin and Pillars of Eternity) and some overseen gems (like Underrail). And many are coming (I'm very excited about an upcoming title Masquerada: Songs and Shadows - check it out if you haven't done so yet).

Why do you think is it happening?

I have two reasons for it:

  • Crowdsoursing allows developers to gain instant feedback and funding for the project
  • The audience that grew up on old-school cRPGs (BG, Icewind Dale) are in their peak purchasing power now which creates a large enough market niche

Would you agree with my reasons? Or maybe do you think there is something else going on here?

Single-Player RPGs / Re: World of Final Fantasy
« on: October 16, 2016, 05:46:04 PM »
Somehow I've missed all of the FF games that have been released so far (I guess mostly on the part of me being a PC gamer fond of western cRPGs).

Now where would be a good place for me to start? Or actually give it a shot to see if it's my thing actually?

Out of all the jRPG I did play Chrono Trigger and Shining Force back on the consoles - are FF games anything like that? I did enjoy those 2.

All 3 Witcher games are known for their amazing soundtrack.

Still I felt like with the 3rd part they went beyond what's usually done for games - I actually listen to parts of it outside of the game, which I've never done before. Some of the songs are truly unique both in the way they are composed and delivered (The Trail song for example).

Would you agree with that? And why do you think it is so?

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