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Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) #1156424
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For those of you who played and loved the Quest for Glory games from Sierra, the Coles's new game, Hero U: Rogue to Redemption, was released on GOG a few hours ago. This game has been in the works for many years, and it is great to see it released at last.

You can check it out here.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156460
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Thanks, Marian grin

I got my "backer's email" - with a download link - today.

[I was asked a day or two ago as to whether I wanted Steam or GOG - although the link I was actually sent today takes me to a "backerkit" address.]

So hoping it's for the DRM Free version !! wink


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Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156464
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I think this game looks good and I like this sentence I saw in the description: "Most combat is optional for those who prefer a pure adventure game"

I'll have to keep an eye it and what players say about it.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: oldbroad] #1156466
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Yes, I think it's possible to get through the game with very little combat - which made me wonder if this game could be included as part of Adventure Game Discussions. I wasn't sure, though, so I started a Darkside thread.

I hope your game is DRM-free, Mad. Looking forward to hearing what you think of the game!

I'm quite excited about this release. I loved the Quest for Glory games. I have also met and talked to Lori Cole before, because she and her husband live in the same area that I do, so it's fun times. happydance

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156467
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"I hope your game is DRM-free, Mad. Looking forward to hearing what you think of the game!"

I found PDF manuals and stuff, Marian, but no "GOG" game key. Apparently that hasn't been sent to me .... yet smile


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Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156469
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Hopefully soon. wave

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156495
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Thanks Marian! wave

Sounds like an action-adventure game with a puzzle solving story mode, fits in with the Darkside stuff. grin


Now, I just wish that game makers would understand that linear skill leveling, turn based combat and a fantasy theme does not an RPG make. *sigh* I'll jump off my soap box now...head first lol


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Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1156498
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I really think this game is more of an adventure game than anything else, but the small part of it that isn't compelled me to put it in the Darkside forum. Time will tell what genre most players consider it to be. wave

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156557
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Originally Posted By: Marian
Hopefully soon. wave


Got my GOG code today, Marian, and have download the game plus manuals etc. bravo

However, I won't be playing it just yet as it appears a patch is expected to be released in a few weeks. So I will wait for the patch grin


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Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156561
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Thanks for letting me know, Mad. I didn't know about the patch, but that's not surprising that there is going to be one. It seems like a lot of folks are playing it on Steam without problems, but not a bad idea to wait for the tweaks and improvements. smile

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156565
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According to the patch info, there is a "game stopping" bug that needs to be rectified - so maybe the folks already playing the game haven't encountered it yet whistle


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Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156566
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Well, I do know that the game has many paths to the end - and some people have played through the whole game without coming across that - so apparently it is something that not everyone will encounter due to having taken a different path - but nevertheless I am very glad to know about it and I hope they can get it patched ASAP. Thanks for keeping us posted. wave

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156567
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Oh, well. Good news then. That every player won't get stopped in their tracks !! hamster


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Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156568
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I just found this on their Kickstarter update:

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There are some errors in the game books, a few dialogues and game events that could use tweaking, and at least one known "game-locking" bug.

(If you see a plaque labeled "Pyoter," it's best not to click on it. There was a bad line of code that freezes the game.) We will also keep a close eye on player reports and feedback over the next few months.


I think what they mean by "game-locking" is that the game freezes up. If so, that's not fun, but it's nowhere near as bad as "game-stopping." wave

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156572
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Glad to hear you received your GOG code Mad! Hopefully, you'll be able to play the game in the not too distant future.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: oldbroad] #1156573
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I just read that there is a possible achievement in the game to get through the whole thing without killing anyone, so it seems that the combat doesn't really have to be a component of the game unless you choose to make it such.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156597
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Oh .... I translated "game locking" as "stopping play".
Is that not the case, then ?? headscratch

But being able to complete the game "without using combat" might attract more buyers yes


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Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156634
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Game locking means that the screen locks up/freezes, but I can see why you interpreted it the way that you did. Most designers don't bother to mention such problems, at least not that I recall.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156726
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Originally Posted By: Marian
Game locking means that the screen locks up/freezes, but I can see why you interpreted it the way that you did. Most designers don't bother to mention such problems, at least not that I recall.


Oh, I'm grateful to them that the problem was mentioned, Marian, but I won't be playing the game until the patch is available laugh


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That sounds good to me, Mad. smile

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156819
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I remember my outrage when I came across actual combat in one of the old Quest For Glory games! What??? Fighting??? But ultimately it was those very minor encounters that allowed me to feel safe buying my first RPG, which was Baldur's Gate.

It's nice to see these old game styles being recreated.


No fancy-pantsy Elven dagger-twirlers. Just tough guys.
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Same here, hagatha !! laugh


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Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156862
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Great game indeed - already finished my first playthrough.
But why 'The Darkside'? It is not an action-adventure game: you can even complete it without any combat.
And the battles are turn-based anyway, like in 'Quest for Glory', so I would rather call it a pure adventure game smile

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Iurii, in the past we always put the previous Quest for Glory games in the Darkside forum, and that's why when this game was released I put it here. It does indeed sound like Adventure Game Discussions would also be an appropriate forum for the game.

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Generally, a game that contains combat in any form, even if it is optional, is usually directed here to the Darkside forum - That includes games with turn-based battle. Many classic RPG's are defined by that style of play. There are also "Darkside" style games that contain a Story Mode, allowing an individual to take part in the game, but avoid combat.

Personally, I would simply term games that fall out of the usual classifications as hybrids. In recent years there have been departures from what would be considered "pure" game genres and the foundational game definitions (yes, they did exist) are becoming less adhered to.

Adventure gamers are more than welcome to discuss those hybrid games here, we don't bite. Well, maybe just a little. evil


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