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Found this in spam from two days ago:

 

Dear Backer,

Good news! Phoenix Point: Year One Edition is coming to Steam and other PC and Mac platforms a week earlier than planned, on December 3, 2020. Why the move? There’s no reason to be coy about it  — we moved to avoid the juggernaut that is Cyberpunk 2077. 

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The domino effect of Cyberpunk 2077 getting pushed back to avoid 2020 GotY Yakuza: Like a Dragon continues. :-

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I am interested in Mass Effect remaster as long as its on steam or gog as I never played the last one and honestly I pirated the first two (Hey I was young and broke) 

 

Re - Tomb Rider HD - just look at those juggs, i loved that as kid xD

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On 11/7/2020 at 7:24 PM, ShadySands said:

I was actually hoping for some new and different content

Me too, but it's EA....

Still, I hope they rework ME1 mechanically at least a bit, double down on the Mako jank while they're at it, remove Kai Leng and placeholder weapons/actions in cutscenes from ME3. That's not too much to ask, right? Right?!?

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37 minutes ago, melkathi said:

Because of Cyberpunk 2077?

Nah, it's because I can't be allowed to have a wuxia RPG (I should look into some Korean games, I guess). Why make a second wuxia RPG when you can make the 87675679404th Tolkien-esque high-fantasy RPG? Bio will remaster Anthem before they so much as think about a sequel to JE.

32 minutes ago, elohinen said:

 That's not too much to ask, right? Right?!?

You're asking for too much.

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@WormerineI remember when I first saw that trailer... I still don't believe that footage is real gameplay. Anything with Sun Wukong has my interest, that's for sure.

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30 minutes ago, Keyrock said:

@WormerineI remember when I first saw that trailer... I still don't believe that footage is real gameplay. Anything with Sun Wukong has my interest, that's for sure.

I doubt Sun Wukong will have romance options.

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I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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32 minutes ago, Keyrock said:

 I still don't believe that footage is real gameplay.

I agree. It looks far too good for the stage the game is supposed to be in.

Why JE2 hasn’t been made with all the advancements in action-RPG genre is beyond me. Still, I wouldn’t want to see what modern Bioware/EA would do with it. 

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8 hours ago, melkathi said:

Good news! Phoenix Point: Year One Edition is coming to Steam and other PC and Mac platforms a week earlier than planned, on December 3, 2020. Why the move? There’s no reason to be coy about it  — we moved to avoid the juggernaut that is Cyberpunk 2077. 

Jokes on them! Empire of Sin comes out on Dec1st. And while combat of EoS seems rather dull, the integration of strategic/tactical level seems to be exactly what I was missing in “XCOM-like” releases in the last couple years. 

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I will say this, I played Phoenix point when it came out and it was rough. Then I played it a few months ago and it was great. That extra time really brought it a long way. It is a solid addition to the Xcom style genre.

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Never seen the appeal of Jade Empire 2. JE1 was KOTOR reskinned with theme part China, I wouldn't expect anything else from Bioware for a sequel. Asian settings from a western studio will also be seen as, sigh, 'problematic' nowadays by the offendatrons on twitter, and Bioware listens to them.

OTOH, I'd sell my left kidney for a 'Monkey RPG', especially if they used the wonderful TV series theme song that I've had semi permanently stuck in my head since the mid 80s.

Fair warning, once that theme is heard it can never be unheard.

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8 minutes ago, Zoraptor said:

 

 

How in the world is this the first time that I've heard of this TV series? I am so ashamed. I am 100% watching this show, it's even got my boy Zhu Bajie doing Zhu Bajie things (mainly lusting after women).

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I am always shocked when people above a certain age haven't seen that show.

It was epic.

 

Though the Australian Netflix reimagining isn't bad either.

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4 hours ago, Zoraptor said:

Never seen the appeal of Jade Empire 2. JE1 was KOTOR reskinned with theme part China, I wouldn't expect anything else from Bioware for a sequel.

How so? It was Bioware’s first dive into action RPG hybrid, rather then point and roll a dice affair. Granted it wasn’t great - combat was quite awful, but that’s why sequel would make so much sense. Especially after Dark Souls, which managed to combine stats and player imput really well. JE is a fantasy setting, so they can pivit the tone. I wouldn’t mind something “Last Airbender” inspired. 

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Bioware isn't going to make that game though, and that's just reality. Same as they didn't make a Dragon Age successor that built on what was done right with Origins and fixed what was done wrong; they did DA2 and DAI instead. If they make JE2 it will be in the same vein as ME: Andromeda/ DAI; basically an Ubisoft 'open world' RPG lite with lots of SP MMO type content. Or, god forbid, they'll trying doing something 'different', like Anthem.

I really did not like Jade Empire at all though, so I am certainly biased. It would be easily my worst regarded game that I actually finished, and it felt interminable at times despite it being only ~16 hours long. Probably because I'd played KOTOR recently and every NPC seemed to be a cloned KOTOR one.

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49 minutes ago, Wormerine said:

How so? It was Bioware’s first dive into action RPG hybrid, rather then point and roll a dice affair. Granted it wasn’t great - combat was quite awful, but that’s why sequel would make so much sense. Especially after Dark Souls, which managed to combine stats and player imput really well. JE is a fantasy setting, so they can pivit the tone. I wouldn’t mind something “Last Airbender” inspired. 

ME3 combat was fairly good, but it took them 3 games to get there. And then Andromeda wasn't as good. I'd expect a Bioware Souls-like to be downright terrible gameplay-wise. Several first few iterations, at least.

A SWTOR 2 is never going to happen, but if DA4 and the new ME aren't bombs, we may yet see a KotOR 3.

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15 hours ago, Chilloutman said:

I am interested in Mass Effect remaster as long as its on steam or gog as I never played the last one and honestly I pirated the first two (Hey I was young and broke) 

I'm sure it'll be on Steam, just like most of EAs games now... but you'll also need Origin. :p

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8 hours ago, the_dog_days said:

Tang Sanzang is totally his bottom.

Well, that's obvious why else would you put up with an annoying immature immortal for?

 

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I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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On 11/9/2020 at 12:52 PM, melkathi said:

Found this in spam from two days ago:

 

Dear Backer,

Good news! Phoenix Point: Year One Edition is coming to Steam and other PC and Mac platforms a week earlier than planned, on December 3, 2020. Why the move? There’s no reason to be coy about it  — we moved to avoid the juggernaut that is Cyberpunk 2077. 

Wonder if backers will get their promised Steam keys, no mention about that anywhere that I could find. Sounds like Gog backers are getting shafted though.

Par for the course for Snapshot Games, at this point.

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7 hours ago, MrBrown said:

I'm sure it'll be on Steam, just like most of EAs games now... but you'll also need Origin. :p

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