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Update #9: The power of MODES and Godlike Races: Our $2.3M Stretch Goal

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Can we get the opposite?

For example, Mass Effect 3 had "Story Mode," which allowed players to skip through the monotony of random fighting and "strategic play," in order to appreciate the story, world, and characters without having to tredge through the parts they wouldn't enjoy.

I see a lot of ideas for making the game harder, and more omghardcore, but is this a tactical combat simulator, or is this a game with a story? It seems like the emphasis is on the wrong part of the game.

Wasn't ME3's 'Story Mode' just a fancy term for 'Easy Mode'?
I regard ME3 as a game that got the inclusion of different game modes wrong. The 'Action Mode' was just insulting. It treated the player like an idiot, it even took away the choice to pick your name and class.
On the other hand, New Vegas' Hardcore mode was awesome, and all this seems interesting, too.

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So does this mean that those of us who just barely struggled through the IE games will be okay if we set it on Easy? The cries of "no tutorial" and super hardcore death mode" had me alarmed.
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Thank you, these modes are just what I was hoping for, hopefully this will affect not only combat but various recuperation aspects.

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How many races does that bring us to and will it be a blanket godlike race (from which you pick a sub race) or multiple godlike races?

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Mr. Sawyer just scared a hell out of me.


It would also be nice to have some sort of reward for playing in one of these modes. It need not be extreme but something other than bragging rights might be nice. Greater likelihood of special equipment, or a unique ending come to mind.


The difficulty should be its own reward.
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Wow, that sounds like a GREAT stretchgoal.

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Modes are indeed the way to go. I'm curious what type of amplification of combat mechanics are we talking about..
I'd want all enemies to spawn (Path of the Damned), but without "unfair" tweaks to the combat ruleset and enemies (e.g. twice the damage/hp). Hardcore mode between hard and damned maybe? :D

Edited by Valorian, 26 September 2012 - 10:12 AM.

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Someone just pledged 10k, guess it worked :)

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After this update, which is the strawberry on the cake after seeing the concept art of the npc generic-male-fighter-with-generic-name, I probably won't increase my pledge.

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P. cool.Will surely go for expert mode+path of the damned for the first run then trial of iron.Glad to see you guys aren't just going for HPs bloating.

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I am thrilled about the whole update but especially the badge for the Obsidian Order of Eternity. Now I have that warm fuzzy feeling. Thank you.

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Path of the Damned is a spiritual successor to Icewind Dale's Heart of Fury mode.



This. Will. Be. Glorious.

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Can we get the opposite?

For example, Mass Effect 3 had "Story Mode," which allowed players to skip through the monotony of random fighting and "strategic play," in order to appreciate the story, world, and characters without having to tredge through the parts they wouldn't enjoy.

I see a lot of ideas for making the game harder, and more omghardcore, but is this a tactical combat simulator, or is this a game with a story? It seems like the emphasis is on the wrong part of the game.


They already announced Chris was writing a novella. Isn't that pretty much what you are asking for?

Edited by Thulean, 26 September 2012 - 10:16 AM.

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which one of you pledged 10k? :D

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Hopefully, including these modes officially makes it easier to mod them - e.g. imagine having an .ini file to change many of the parameters.

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Good update. Tweakable extra challenge - of various kinds - is always welcome.

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Incline. :thumbsup:
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YES! From the two previous updates, which were stained by touches of awful, this is a really solid update.

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Edit: Scratch that. I'm an idiot.

Edited by C2B, 26 September 2012 - 10:26 AM.


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Sweet! Of those I'd probably enjoy Expert Mode the most.





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