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#21
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GameBanshee had a couple more:

Palgn

G4TV

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G4TV preview

Conversation trees abound, albeit with less game-changing impact than we’ve seen in Bioware’s titles.


"Hits head on every surface he can find*

Edited by C2B, 29 January 2011 - 03:55 AM.


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It could also mean that conversations have little to no impact, which was something one of the German previews you guys linked was complaining about IIRC (though it seemed a little disingenuous to expect a conversation to let you skip combat in an action RPG...).

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It could also mean that conversations have little to no impact, which was something one of the German previews you guys linked was complaining about IIRC (though it seemed a little disingenuous to expect a conversation to let you skip combat in an action RPG...).


Yeah, naturally a pre-alpha build that only shows like 2 hours of the game is going to show lots and lots of c&c. Gotta love these so called journalists some times...

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Palgn preview

The usual RPG elements seem to be in place but what struck as particularly interesting was the conversation system, as it seems to take a page out of Mass Effect and Dragon Age, giving players a variety of different responses and choices.


I guess games such as Fallout 1&2 or Planescape: Torment didn't have any variety in responses and choices...

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Finally saw a gameplay video. Looks good.

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This game shouldn't be compared with Diablo III, but with Dragon Age II. :E

Hah, funny - DA was supposed to be "a hardcore RPG" and DS was announced as hack&slash. But I don't see a lot of differences*... :'D

*(Dungeon Siege 3 will have a better plot)

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This game shouldn't be compared with Diablo III, but with Dragon Age II. :E

Hah, funny - DA was supposed to be "a hardcore RPG" and DS was announced as hack&slash. But I don't see a lot of differences*... :'D

*(Dungeon Siege 3 will have a better plot)


Definitely sounds like a Diablo 2\Diablo 3 comparison would be more accurate.

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With these dialogs? With the characters? With the moral choices? I don't think so, you should look at the gameplays of Dragon Age II - there's a lot of action, just like in Dungeon Siege 3. These games are very similar to me.

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With these dialogs? With the characters? With the moral choices? I don't think so, you should look at the gameplays of Dragon Age II - there's a lot of action, just like in Dungeon Siege 3. These games are very similar to me.


DS1&2 didn't have a great deal of interaction. I know they weren't Obsidian games. Depends how the dialogs\moral choices\interactions work.

Characters? Sounds like Diablo to me. Okay maybe fixed classes rather than straight characters but none of DS1's ability to blend classes.

Not played or really even read up about DAII yet so can't compare it to that. Isn't it more akin to NWN2 than DS1\DS2?

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Sounds good, only reason im checking it out is because Obsidian are making it. As soon as i heard they were i had to check out some previews.

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DS1&2 didn't have a great deal of interaction. I know they weren't Obsidian games. Depends how the dialogs\moral choices\interactions work.

Characters? Sounds like Diablo to me. Okay maybe fixed classes rather than straight characters but none of DS1's ability to blend classes.

Not played or really even read up about DAII yet so can't compare it to that. Isn't it more akin to NWN2 than DS1\DS2?

I was talking about Dungeon Siege 3, not 1 and 2. These games were just hack&slashes, DS3 looks deeper just from the first gameplays and previews. I know that it's too early to say about "how DS3 is a true RPG", but I see similarity in Dungeon Siege 3 to Dragon Age 2, not Diablo or first DS - dialogs, NPCs with personality, moral choices. There's no such elements in *normal* h'n's. DS3 looks just like a role-playing with a slasher-like gameplay.

Edited by Dabu, 31 January 2011 - 12:42 AM.


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DS3 looks just like a role-playing with a slasher-like gameplay.

I agree. With a little luck we'll get the best of both worlds and everyone will be happy.

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Definitely sounds like a Diablo 2\Diablo 3 comparison would be more accurate.


The multiplayer sounds too different for a comparison to Diablo 2/3 to be made. Really, I think it's going to be a lot like Dragon Age 1/2 and the Witcher : main focus in gameplay is combat, the role-playing is only there through the choices and dialogs. The full-stealth or full-diplomatic options aren't there.

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Do you play classes or characters? There look to be a couple of previews of Lucas the Guardian. I'd prefer to select my own class and play my own adventure than play a prescripted character\plot.


It looks like you play characters, each one of them pertaining to a different class. And although the characters are pre-scripted, I don't think the plot will be.

It's likely to be like Sacred 2, where different origin stories will eventually converge into the same plot.

It would be nice to see one of those other classes (Dryad archer? Elven battlemage? Dwarven soldier?) in action.

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That's how I see Obsidian Entertainment: a clever team with great ideas, often struggling against the budget, the timeframe, or the engine.

This quite sums up my own view to them, too. If I could add, they used to have this tendency of choking themselves by putting too many ideas into each of their project. Their ambition is definitely admirable but they needed to make these ideas accessible from players in their final products. Fortunately, Chapman seems to have made his team more conscious of their final products through his thumb of the rule. With this one, I, somehow feel confident with just seeing the development process. Keep the good work, team. :p

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Yeah, apparently gaming jounalism has gone full retardo again as multiple sites on the internet post about the co-ops non xp capatibility.

Even though nothing has been really confirmed regarding multiplayer options.

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You get this one yet? Hopefully I beat Funcroc:

http://www.ausgamers...es/read/3012774

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And another one :

http://www.pcgamer.c...ge-3-preview-2/

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And another one :

http://www.pcgamer.c...ge-3-preview-2/


Thats probably the best written and most informative so far.

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For those who read the magazine preview of PC Gamer : is it the same? I'm sure I've already read those comments about the screens somewhere!

EDIT : it's definitely the same!

Edited by Sannom, 31 January 2011 - 11:09 AM.





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