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http://www.rpgcodex....nt.php?id=10753

 

Some description of Swen playing through the game at Gamescom and showing off some of the weirder things you can do. It's like somebody wrote an imaginary article about the ultimate RPG, but it's coming out tomorrow. It's amazing.

 

" To use the mask, you first have to use an item called the faceripper, which allows you to rip faces off any NPC in the game, as long as they’re dead. Swen uses it on the dwarven woman he'd just killed, and a ripped dwarven face appears in his inventory. By using it with a source orb, he crafts a mask of the dwarf, which he promptly equips. It magically changes the appearance of the undead Fane into that of a living dwarf, allowing him to walk through cities undisturbed."


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LOL!

I've seen a few super short/petite men & women in my lifetime, they do look like Keebler elves! Poor things hahaha

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Curious how much sales Larian need and how well this will actually do compared to the first game.



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I've been playing this solo as an undead elf (because I needed a corpse eater for plot reasons and an undead for... well also plot reasons but I didn't want to hire Sebille or Fane because I like Ifan, Lohse and Beast more) and also been playing co-op with one of my friends as Lohse (he's playing as an elf) and thoroughly enjoying both experiences.

Also undead make the best lockpickers.
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The game is good.  :)


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The game is good.   :)

I might have to try this. You mean D:OS2?

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The game is good.   :)

Too expensive though.

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I kickstarted it, so no idea what I payed. That being said, I will get an easy 50 hours out of it, probably more. I didn't even finish the original and got that muxh time in it.
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Yeah, the original was great. I haven't played this one yet but can only imagine that this one is just as good or not better.

I'm hoping they make another Ego Draconis next, that game was rpg perfection.

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Divinity 2 will always be best Larian game

 

Beyond Divinity was horrible after Divine Divinity which was okay-ish



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Yeah, the original was great. I haven't played this one yet but can only imagine that this one is just as good or not better.

I'm hoping they make another Ego Draconis next, that game was rpg perfection.

 

It's better. Way better. The best game they ever did. Trust me. Still, I would also like another Dragon Knight - Saga.



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I meant to put "if" not better lol but for some reason I put "or" not better which makes it a completely different sentence.

But yeah, I believe you, it does look alot better even by the trailers and stuff alone :)
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I'd like to be playing this, but apparently due to underestimating multiplayer server load they had to disable the Direct Connection method required for cross-play between GOG and Steam. It doesn't even add up, why is a "direct" connection even affected by their servers? Looks like the solution is to either use third-party software (namely Hamachi, which is so last decade) or to wait until they add more server capacity and flick the switch back on. Ugh.



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The game is good.   :)

I will agree with this for sure.  I've put about 7 hours into it and have only started to explore Fort Joy on the Island.  There are quite a few things that Larian has improved upon since the first game and after having played 7 hours, I must say that having a person voice the narration part of conversations makes the writing stand out more.  Not having to read the "expressive ways that people convey their thoughts" inbetween their actual dialogue is a huge welcome change and I will say putting voices to everything makes the story/quests more engaging for me. 

 

I like the improvements to the combat so far, with the memory system and the AP system having a small cap.  It makes the combat feel smoother and less timely, even in larger scale fights with lots of enemies.  

 

Learning from the first game though, I have been picking up all the paintings waiting to sell them to the write person so that I can be a millionaire, however I'm thinking I'll have to hold onto them until I get off this island lol.  One last thing, but definitely not thee last thing I've been enjoying about the game is the little touches that the developers have added.  I know it was a kickstarter thing and I didn't give to this amount, but making portraits/paintings of the people who gave a certain level during the kickstarter is just crazy awesome in my opinion.  Seeing the different paintings/portraits as I come across them is just neat.

 

I will mention that, like Divinity Original Sin, I'm finding myself take extra time with everything, not wanting to miss any component of a quest, or even an entire quest itself because of the detail that's in the game and I'm assuming that's made my progression slow, but I've been really enjoying it overall.  I will definitely get my monies' worth, a few times over with this game, since kickstarting it, but honestly, if it holds up to what I've played so far, I'd easily keep kickstarting Larian's games, especially those dealing with the Original Sin world.  Sorry for any words/quotes improperly used.  Have been trying to spend what time I can with the game, since it's been so enjoyable and that leads me to play late into the night after getting up too early lol  As always, real life, go away:)

 

Oh, I will quickly add that I chose Ifan as my main, and have since picked up Fane, Lohse, and The Red Prince, because the origin stories have been really interesting so far.


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Yeah imo this is the best Larian game. Story is actually interesting, which helps.
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"I must say that having a person voice the narration part of conversations makes the writing stand out more."

 

Except the voice actor they got to do the narrator is absolutely garbage.



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I'll have to disagree with that... the voice actors (to me at least) in the trailer are top-notch on the caliber or the Arkham games and Uncharted series.

I enjoy the voice acting and writing in the tailers, as well as the animations.

Edited by SonicMage117, 17 September 2017 - 06:59 AM.


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Tried the first scene. Everything looking nice and picking up right where DOS1 ended, the writing also seems to be a promising mix of tolerable and snarky rather than awfully written over-the-top humour, which is a great sign. But I've only played 15 minutes.

 

The voice acting for the narrator is god awful and it's a good thing it can apparently be turned off. It's hard to keep up quality VA for something with so many lines all over the place, but it's just terrible. 

 

That's small fry though, compared to just how long combat is going to take in this game without animation skipping/speedup. Already in the first 10 minutes of the game you're bored waiting for enemy turns. Well, that will be small fry too if the gameplay ends up being great, so we'll see.


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It benefits from having less combat than the original, at least in the first dozen hours.
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Yeah combat seems to be infrequent but meaningful so far, up to about level 5.




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