Julius Koksmash May 3, 2014 @ 9:04pm
Reminds me of
Kotor and The Witcher

I cannot believe this game has gotten all those bad reviews. It plays great, if you allow yourself to immerse into it.

They even cut out all the stupid running around and pointless mobs, which there was a-plenty in the kotor games.
The game emphasizes alot on making you feel the weight of your decisions, contrary to rpgs like Skyrim, where the way you navigate through a conversation has next to no impact on the world or how characters respond to you.
The combat is abit stiff, but what i did was to crank up the difficulty abit on the parts where you have multiple characters to control, which gave me a satisfsying challenge. Admittedly the controls are awkward in combat, but just hit space and you got plenty of time.

Seems like Bethesda defined the rpg genre for alot of people and this brilliant game suffered for it.

/rant
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=[ Aria T'Loak ]= May 4, 2014 @ 7:29am 
Well said, but, er... Bethesda and Knights Of The Old Republic? You ain't serious, are you?

That outta be Bioware.
Julius Koksmash May 4, 2014 @ 7:31am 
I was talking about Bethesdas series Fallout and The Elder Scrolls have defined the rpg genre for alot of people.
=[ Aria T'Loak ]= May 4, 2014 @ 7:43am 
lol no ofc
You're putting completely different games from different genres to the court.

3rd person RPGs are mostly designed after Kotor games. That's what Bioware gifted the world.

Isometric RPGs are mostly designed after Wastelands/Fallout and Jagged Alliance games. That's for Black Isle (nothing to do with common Bethesda Title tbh) and Sir-Tech Software.

3rd/1st person RPGs are mostly designed after... right, NWC's Might And Magic. Bethesda's Arena game starts with what those geniuses left off.

Just for your interest - computer games and game genres' classics existed long before Steam was invented and Bethesda started to do ES games.
Julius Koksmash May 4, 2014 @ 7:44am 
I actually played all of the Might and Magic games, so im well aware :)
Im not talking about the engine or design, but more the way i subjectively feel the game plays.

Edit: Im sorry my point was so unclear. I was merely trying to give a reason for like minded people to play this game :).
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=[ Aria T'Loak ]= May 4, 2014 @ 7:57am 
Originally posted by Julius Koksmash:
I actually played all of the Might and Magic games, so im well aware :)
Im not talking about the engine or design, but more the way i subjectively feel the game plays.

TBH Game Of Thrones is more of the recent 'interactive film' sub-genre of the 3rd person RPG games. It has a lot in common with Mass Effect 1-3, Dragon Age 2, Witcher 2 and so on.

It's story and lore focused, RPG levelling system is rudimentary, 'choices do matter'.

Hardcore RPG gaming is dead as a genre. Not much players that are able to play those anymore... Last 1 game of those I can recall is ESIII: Morrowind. After that it's simply nothing.
=[ Aria T'Loak ]= May 4, 2014 @ 8:01am 
I'm not saying it's bad or something. In fact that's my favourite game genre nowadays.
You couldn't find a better Mass Effect fan anywhere in here I think :D
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