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  1. That's silly. For that additional minor 2 stats boost, it should have been that 200 coppers NPC! Hopefully someone makes a mod to protest this! (Cruel 1)
  2. The blood pool dialogue said "any characters", so I should be able to do it... Intended or bug?
  3. Or at least someone to point me in the right direction of modding the game. I can't stand the running speed, and would like to change it at least 2-3 times faster.
  4. I know it's "super early" to ask something like this, but will the sequel feature the same protagonist or a new one? Will it be another kickstarter?
  5. Let me just start off by citing games where the protagonist has romance in them. The JRPGs Final Fantasy X, Persona 4, Ar Tonelico series - Final Fantasy X is heavily filled with cutscenes and graphically impressive during it's time. The role playing is pretty much limited to Tidus perspective as he travels around the world, Spira, with the characters he met there. At the start of the game, Tidus is portrayed as a bit whiny and shallow at the start, but over the journey that he had in Spira as a guardian for Yuna, his growth and eventual fate is ultimately satisfying to me. FFX has one of the most memorable romance ending that I don't think I'll ever forget. (FFX-2 is a travesty.) - I personally played persona 3 and 4, and the romance aspect is considerably light. But I enjoyed it over most of the Bioware romances for some reason, and an example would be the Mass Effect series. I think most importantly the characters are suddenly tacked on with a Male/Male option in ME3, or why suddenly Garrus is your new pursuable, or the other reptile alien... Persona games have been a simple click and choose the correct option in dialogues to improve relationship points, but the characters are well written with a cohesive plot overall. It's enjoyable enough to get a 9.0 score from both critics and users. - Ar Tonelico is a JRPG with the romance aspect taking up a relatively big part of the game. It's probably well known for being, well I quote from IGN, "The Ar Tonelico series is well known for its rampant innuendos, scantily clad heroines, and overarching love stories that span epic narratives." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoODv8LVib8 I had a few silly giggles over this, but I did enjoy Ar Tonelico overall. The Western games Max Payne 2, KOTOR 2, Bastion (indie game) - Max Payne 2 romance aspect comes in the type of Noir. Bleak, dark settings with a cynical protagonist. It defied my idea of romance when I first played it. It wasn't the sappy type or the heart-moving romances, but one that came across like a breeze and then suddenly vanished. That love ended tragically and quickly. - KOTOR 2. I believe it was the restored mod that sparked the Atton's and disciple's fight for the Exile's love? At the time I thought that it was refreshing to play as a female and seeing the dark love side. All very subtle, and I think many people appreciated the romance in KOTOR 2 over 1. - Bastion. The romance with bastion isn't love between people. The definition to romance is not limited to one. 1) A strong, sometimes short-lived attachment, fascination, or enthusiasm for something. 2) A mysterious or fascinating quality or appeal, as of something adventurous, heroic, or strangely beautiful. 3) A long fictitious tale of heroes and extraordinary or mysterious events, usually set in a distant time or place. To me, Bastion's ending can only be described as romantically involved with the player. The final choice is in your hands and either endings can only be seen as sublime. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TSpJkkm1vg Project Eternity is a CRPG that's probably going to resemble Baldur's gate a lot, or so I heard (infinity engine). I for one, can't really enjoy that top down view, after playing KOTOR 1 and beyond, but I hope I can at least try to enjoy PE. There are so many games out there that doesn't end up with a simple Guy Chases Girl And Gets Laid, but Infinity Engine + Romance? Not too sure about that. I didn't enjoy all the previous romances in Planescape torment and baldur gates (no cutscenes hurt the romance), sadly. Not in Neverwinter nights 2 (cheese) as well, while MOTB is barely passable. It's quite likely the medieval settings will not help out either (I don't really like the antiquated speech). KOTOR series are okay in my opinion. So unless the developers are certain that their romance writing skills are up to par and it will further the quality of the game itself (and please at least have cutscenes instead of static dialogue, if the devs decide to do it)... PS: With the 4 million budget... I don't really see the point of having romance. If PE 2 comes out with a bigger budget and longer development phase, then I'll be interested in romance. Otherwise I prefer no romance to badly written romance.
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