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#1131833 - 11/14/17 11:19 AM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: hagatha]
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You're tempting me now, hagatha shame shame shame
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#1131835 - 11/14/17 11:53 AM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: Marian]
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The game world itself, at least in the first part of the map, is quite lovely, verdant green forest dotted with crumbled buildings from the industrial era before the meteor -- sort of like Fallout meets Gothic, really. Old technology (which is banned among your first-contact group) can be found in these locations. Near the settlement, the usual Gothic-style low-level critters abound, like the snappers and giant rats, only with different names.

Levelling up gives you ten character points to spend (the usual Str, Dex, Con, etc), as well as a skill point for buying what seems like a wide-ranging number of skills. Needless to say, I've already invested in the lock picking skill.

The combat is the only thing that gives me pause, but I think I've worked it out. Flailing away will use up what seems to be fatigue, and then you can't hit at all, leaving yourself helplessly open to attack. This is where a level head prevails, because you can block and move around. Also, combat allows for devastating power attacks, similar to those in Witcher, if you get your timing right.

All in all, this looks like a decent game, at least from a game mechanics and character development viewpoint.
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#1131852 - 11/14/17 04:24 PM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: hagatha]
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Thank you for all that even more tempting detail, hagatha smile

But A level head in combat ?? Me ??

oops That's done it !!!! eek
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#1132070 - 11/16/17 12:47 AM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: Mad]
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Originally Posted By: Mad
Thank you for all that even more tempting detail, hagatha smile

But A level head in combat ?? Me ??

oops That's done it !!!! eek



I know, right? But I'm managing it, and slowly getting the hang of it, just as I did with Witcher, and with Gothic, too, when those critters right at the beginning, on the first hill, seemed impossible, then probable, and then downright easy.
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#1132120 - 11/16/17 12:59 PM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: hagatha]
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I suppose I might persevere if the game as a whole appealed to me - but a post-apocalyptic setting with jet packs and sci-fi type weapons really doesn't rolleyes

And I have got plenty of "medievals" not even started yet - so I'm more likely to try those first laugh
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#1132131 - 11/16/17 02:16 PM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: Marian]
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Depends on your faction. I'm currently using a sword and bow and arrow.
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#1132150 - 11/16/17 06:18 PM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: hagatha]
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Wow !! And you can beat the gun totin' folk ???? shocked
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#1132168 - 11/17/17 12:07 AM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: Marian]
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Well.....I can barely keep up with low-level critters at the moment. But yes, the game eventually CAN send you down that path if you choose it. I found a companion from another faction who has a flame-thrower, so that helps a lot (heh heh...all I have to do is let one arrow fly and he does the rest). He's an android, clearly, though the game hasn't "revealed" that to me yet. But, duh, given his speech patterns. He can be killed, so I have to watch it.

The combat is a bit hard to learn. It's all about timing. Somewhere I'll find a trainer who can get me more Stamina, because that's the key to combat. More stamina = more hits.

Anyway, so far so good. The game was freezing my computer but I've now disabled the autosave and so far everything seems fine. The last game that did that on this computer was Gothic 3 and I never was able to finish it as a result. Guess my laptop doesn't play well with PB games.
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#1132256 - 11/17/17 11:59 PM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: hagatha]
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Well "good on ya" hagatha. You definitely seem to be giving the game a fair trial !! thumbsup
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#1132338 - 11/18/17 07:37 PM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: Marian]
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Yes. It's definitely worth playing. I see some criticism out there, but honestly it's a decent game. Lots to do.

edit: Now that I'm a few hours in, I can say that this game is pretty tough; as in, seriously get your local quests done before you start adventuring, because it takes a lot of work to level up enough to build your character. I'm Level 12 and most enemies outside the first zone can still drop kick me. I've found three companions so far, and possibly a fourth, which helps. They fight while my Jex bravely runs away.


Edited by hagatha (11/19/17 07:35 PM)
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#1132510 - 11/20/17 11:17 AM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: hagatha]
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Heck !! Tougher than normal combat is very bad news as far as I'm concerned eek

But congrats. are certainly in order for YOU !! praise
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#1132548 - 11/20/17 09:07 PM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: Marian]
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Whew. Sometimes this is punishingly hard. But I keep forgetting I'm only level 12 and I'm roaming the far reaches of the game world. Tactics are required (this is when the jet pack becomes helpful). I suppose I could lower the difficulty if I really wanted to.

There is one way to power up using certain potions, but that steers you towards a faction and ending you might not want, so I'll resist the temptation for now. I just need to get to the point where I can upgrade my weapons. Then I should be fine.
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#1132618 - 11/21/17 11:31 AM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: hagatha]
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I doubt I'd get as far as you with this game even if I started on the "easiest" difficulty level, hagatha !! lol
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#1132625 - 11/21/17 01:00 PM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: Marian]
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But you know, I remember the first time I played Gothic and wondered if I'd ever get the hang of the combat; it seemed impossible until I'd upgraded my skills and stats. I'm thinking this is much the same. As of late yesterday I can now dispatch quite a few types of enemy without too much trouble, though only one at a time.

As for the science-based versus medieval weaponry and gear, all I gotta say is, I love my flame thrower. grin I've also got two laser-based rifles, a bow, a crossbow and a sword. No weight limits in this game. I'm aiming to join the low-tech bunch because they have magic, but I can still use all the weapons.

The world is varied and interesting, though not as big as that of Skyrim et al. Searching odd little nooks can net valuable finds like stat and skill-boosting amulets and rings. And I've got a pair of cool sunglasses that highlight objects I might otherwise miss.
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#1132647 - 11/21/17 04:04 PM Re: New RPG from the makers of the Gothic series [Re: Marian]
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It's so much fun to get upgrades thumbsup
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