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Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by Erandil, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. Arthellion

    Arthellion Dark Lord

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    Kotor didn’t age as well as some games have. I only play it for the story nowadays and even that pales in comparison to some more modern stuff. That said it definitely defined a lot of my early video game life.

    Kotor 2 has the better story though.

    Gameplay in both would have benefited from being 100% turn based than the weird combination of the two.
     
  2. Agayek

    Agayek Fourth Champion DLP Supporter

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    It's the same under-the-hood system as Baldur's Gate and all the other aD&D games out there. I think it just feels weird cuz it's third person rather than isometric.
     
  3. Arthellion

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    For what it’s worth I can’t stand the gameplay of many of those games either. For the same reasons. I’ve played BG exactly once bc of the epic story, but even with the EE gameplay is terrible.

    If you’re making a DnD game, it needs to be turn based imo. The isometric real time is just bad.

    Divinity did it right.
     
  4. Knyght

    Knyght The Chosen One

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    Speaking of, Divinity has shamelessly stolen the last few days of my life.

    After finishing my first playthrough of Diablo 3, I decided to start both Dragon Quest XI and Divinity Original Sin 2 so I could switch between them whenever I got tired of one. Especially since I'd never played anything like DOS2 before and I wasn't sure it was going to click for me.

    Now I'm over 54 hours into DOS2 and just stopped a certain hanging which somehow turned into a clusterfuck of apocalyptic proportions.

    Dragon who?
     
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    Aekiel Angle of Mispeling Prestige DLP Supporter

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    Rimworld is my go to game for a nice, relaxing session of hat making. It's also hilarious in the same way Dwarf Fortress is, but without the awful, awful UI.
     
  6. Gengar

    Gengar Polymagus Prestige DLP Supporter

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    I just played DOS2 recently. I adored everything about it except the story, weirdly. Didn't even finish it, got bored in the last act. Felt like if the character wasn't a protagonist, they're a hilariously cartonishly evil antagonists. I could murder everyone when given the option and I didn't even feel bad once...

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find another game of that kind with that level of polish to sink my teeth into. Anything else close or much better story-wise looks very dated.
     
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    That mirrors my experience. I loved the game while playing - it had so many fun elements, and the combat could get really challenging - but I also didn't make it through the last arc. I killed one boss on the new island, then stopped playing. It's strange because by all metrics DOS2 is the greatest RPG of recent times that found its way into my hands.
     
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    That was my experience too. The gameplay was perfect. The story...not enough to truly hold my interest. The story felt like a cartoonish archetype.

    Playing an original character felt poorly connected, but at the same time, I didn't really like the origin characters. They all kinda sucked. Still love the game, but the story could have been better.
     
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    I liked playing as Lohse, so much so that once I killed the inner demon, I was done with the game, lol
     
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