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I did hear that the questions asked about your past by the NPCs in the opening will further define your backstory if you so choose (or you can choose to remain a blank slate).  I think this is a great idea.  Should allow us to pick 'killed slave-master to escape' or 'bought freedom through hard-work' and wotnot.

The demos they did for ign, giant bomb and others showed that picking slave lets you further define yourself as a galley slave, a slave on a farming estate or an indentured servant.


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That's pretty great! I realize that there are only so many branches of specific background that they can feasibly include, but it's good when it's more than just a tiny handful of choices.

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I did hear that the questions asked about your past by the NPCs in the opening will further define your backstory if you so choose (or you can choose to remain a blank slate).  I think this is a great idea.  Should allow us to pick 'killed slave-master to escape' or 'bought freedom through hard-work' and wotnot.

The demos they did for ign, giant bomb and others showed that picking slave lets you further define yourself as a galley slave, a slave on a farming estate or an indentured servant.

 

Did they say whether your answer to that question in-game is stored and referenced later? It could very well just be a one-off thing.



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That's true, but it seems like a pretty big waste of dialogue if it was just some flavor stuff. Especially if it's that way for all the different backgrounds. It would also kind of a crappy thing to do, in an RPG like this. "Oh hey, look, my background matters! Wait... awwwwww.... no it doesn't, -___-"

Edited by Lephys, 11 August 2014 - 03:05 PM.


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That's true, but it seems like a pretty big waste of dialogue if it was just some flavor stuff. Especially if it's that way for all the different backgrounds. It would also kind of a crappy thing to do, in an RPG like this. "Oh hey, look, my background matters! Wait... awwwwww.... no it doesn't, -___-"


They've also specifically said that it will be referenced occasionally throughout the game.

For a guy who posts as much as you do around here, I'd think you'd take a few minutes to watch one of the zillion demos Mr. Sawyer has walked the media through.

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If the vast majority of my minutes weren't spent in video-free space, I'd gladly take oodles of them to watch everything in existence. :)

Also, I'm aware of that comment, but I couldn't tell you exactly how much "occasionally" is, in any specific quantity of references throughout the game, nor can I say anything about the extent of the significance of those references.

Perhaps I should've assured that it won't be, specifically, just a one-time thing. But, just a two-time thing would also fit with "occasionally," and that would still be pretty disappointing. My hopes are that it will be a decently consequence-producing character trait.





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