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Posted 05 September 2019 - 11:11 PM

Will post trailer later if phone allows me. Ment might be able to do this instead of me. Itís been giving me shit lately.

Anyway 5 days till release. Iím attaching quite a bit of hope to this game. Seems kinda Elder Scrolls:Morrowind like.

Hoping this is a great game..Iím unfamiliar with this studio behind it.

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 12:21 AM



The developer's a typical European RPG studio: Brimming with interesting ideas, but poor when it comes to technical execution. Greedfll will be their sixth game since 2010, and not a single one so far has cracked 70 on Metacritic, being basically 6/10s across the board.

That being said, somehow the prior games were profitable enough for the publisher, Focus Home to give Spiders their biggest budget yet (about 5 mil) for GreedFall. And the previews and impressions I've seen from people who have received their copies early are generally encouraging. It's safe to say that Spiders have been really iterating on their own take on action RPGs that combine the extensive character progression of the Witcher titles with Bioware's companion mechanics, and they've been diligently trying new things when it comes to settings, generally ignoring the traditional "D&D or space opera" cookie-cutter molds most other devs fall into--which is in large part what earned them my respect and money.

I really would not compare this to Morrowind. Spiders and Focus are trying really hard to push the "we're like the Bioware beofre EA sucked the soul out of them" angle- so the focus is on story and characters, and less on open-ended shenanigans. The game also isn't open-world- more like the early Witcher games or DA:I , where you have several large "zones" and a few cities/settlements, but no single, seamless world. You are also looking at a lot of mutually exclusive decisions when it comes to choosing a faction to align yourself with, or which companions' advice to follow in particular situations. This isn't gonna be a single 100+ hour wandering around a world-type game, but more of a "play through 30-40 hour story multiple times to see how stuff changes"

I am waiting for reviews (the embargo's lifting on release date). ACG will be doing a review on this for sure, and Jim Sterling also loves Spiders. However, I'm optimistic and I'm looking to pick this up in the next few weeks. It's a slightly lower priced title as well, I think, which makes it all the more sensibly priced.
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And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 04:28 AM

Hoping I can get even cheaper at my Walmart to!
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 02:29 PM

Launch Trailer:



Digital unlocks 6 PM EST on Mon (which is midnight of the 10th Paris time).

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 06:55 PM

Stopping at Walmart now just to see if it maybe out early.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 07:00 PM

Nope
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Posted 09 September 2019 - 08:29 PM

This week the game is 20% at gamersgate. Not just, pre-orders- the entire week.

review embargo lifting in less than 2 hours, and stuff's already being streamed on Twitch, with a generally positive response.

The devs also did an AMA today, for those interested.

EDIT: reviews are trickling in (many "in progress", because everyone under-estimated how long and dense the experience and replaying different permutations could be)

ACG is praising the quest design as being some of the best in a quite a while.

Since setting and quest design are the 2 things I look for in an RPG, I'm basically sold. Will pick this up on Friday once I get paid.

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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 02:42 AM

Tomorrow shortly after I wake up I think. Will try for XB over PS4.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 02:37 PM

Gonna be super pissed at my Walmart if the fucker still ainít put out todayís new releases.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:19 PM

Walking to department now. Got a feeling Iím a be pissed
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 05:23 PM

Imagine that.. I was right.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:05 PM

Save your money and buy Borderlands instead.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM

Motherfucker! 2 Walmartís and a GameStop and nothing! Will go to one more store then Iím just going to swing back at Walmart grab a card and download the shit
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:44 PM

2nd GameStop had it. Spent $56. My luck this 3rd Walmart had it out but I just didnít feel like walking over in 97F across 1K+ ft of asphalt to check. So I definitely missed out on the Walmart sell. Oh well I still have Astral Chain and Daemon X I can get the discount on.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:12 PM

Jesus. This is like watching a foreign film with English dub. It is so bad lol. Hope game is enjoyable. Looks pretty so far.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:32 PM

Man I suck balls at combat. Holding controller(XB) I have Sekiro memories still so I was hitting all the wrong buttons. Very Witcher 2 like. Not sure I particularly like it or will be any kinda of good at it.

Time will tell.
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Posted 10 September 2019 - 10:39 PM

Quite some atmosphere to the opening city of Serene. Damn itís cool
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:42 AM

Camera is wonky as shit. Sure would be nice to be able to jump...fuck I hate when games donít have this.
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 01:54 AM

Very wordy quest dialogue choices. Really like this! Hell I havenít even departed the main city yet for the island. Iím exploring a bit in every nook of map. I donít like the HUD at all. I have to constantly check the actual map to get to specific points for quest. Have already died twice in battle. Game is really pretty but damn the mouth movement and teeth are atrocious.
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 02:52 AM

:up: reminder that this game was made by a team of about 20-30 people on a 5 million budget.
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View PostJump Around, on 23 October 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:

And I want to state that Ment has out-weaseled me by far in this game.
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