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According to polygon

It's like Fallout and Mass Effect had a baby but without the romance


https://www.polygon....new-rpg-preview
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Thank heavens for that.


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Perfectly fine.


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Excellent.


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love it


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rule 34 and mods will 'save' the day :)


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This game is turning out to be super realistic.
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Yeah to be honest this piece of news moved my status from"looking forward to" to "hype".
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Cool. Skyrim was the only game that ever did this right anyway. 



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Cool news !



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Shame, was really hoping they would have romances.  Doesn't feel like a proper RPG without one


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But that could take away zots that would have been otherwise used to improve the game.



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The only loving you need is that this game has been liberated from Bethesda.


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The romances are often ridiculous and breaks the rhythm and personality of the characters ... it's childish and irrelevant, at least as it's done in recent years ...
If it fits strongly in the narrative I do not see any problem with that, but when it's making **** to fill a stupid specification, it's better to do without and focus on the heart of the game! Good choice i guess!


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The only loving you need is that this game has been liberated from Bethesda.

 

Wait, Bethesda once owned it ?



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The only loving you need is that this game has been liberated from Bethesda.

 

Wait, Bethesda once owned it ?

 

 

No but it's a spiritual successor to a series Bethesda now owns. Obsidian won't be bound by insane time demands, release dates or Pay bonuses tied to Metacritic.



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The only loving you need is that this game has been liberated from Bethesda.


Wait, Bethesda once owned it ?

No but it's a spiritual successor to a series Bethesda now owns. Obsidian won't be bound by insane time demands, release dates or Pay bonuses tied to Metacritic.

Or having to rely on Bethesda QA.
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This is something of a neutral announcement for me. On the one hand I think a romance that is properly developed and involves more than just shagging your NPC can add a *lot* to one's emotional attachment to them, such as Safiya in Mask of the Betrayer or Viconia in Baldur's Gate 2 or Annah in Torment... Yet on the other they can lead to a lot of soap operatics (see Aerie) or seem tacked on (see Deadfire) or there for the sake of gratiutous pixel-sex (Witcher and Dragon Age sagas in many occasions), and can be both intrusive to one's relationship with said companion and a time-and-resource sink for no real benefit to the overall game - made worse when the whole "there should be more than one romance option, per sex/orientation/whatever" argument begins to demand several options if any one romance is to be included at all. If the devs didn't feel a romance would fit this game or they just didn't find an interesting hook for it, it's probably for the better that they decided to not go for them altogether.


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So, no, it hasn't been liberated from Bethesda at all, really. 

 

 

The romances are often ridiculous and breaks the rhythm and personality of the characters ... it's childish and irrelevant, at least as it's done in recent years ...
If it fits strongly in the narrative I do not see any problem with that, but when it's making **** to fill a stupid specification, it's better to do without and focus on the heart of the game! Good choice i guess!

 

Nonsense, you want to deny a key feature just because some have done it poorly in the past ?  Have you no faith in Obsidian ? Why, by that same logic, Obsidian shouldn't make games at all, as they've delivered buggy crap!   As Mike Patton said, Man was made to love.


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I'll add that to my list of "pros".
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