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15-08-2013, 12:31   #31
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Well, like always, pure gold CD Project RED.
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15-08-2013, 13:47   #32
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https://twitter.com/Aga_Szostak/stat...10779929538560

So they got Charles Dance as a voice actor, sweet
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I loved the original game. Never got into the second one in the same way, and doubt I've completed half of it. One thing that disappointed me was the removal of the rhythm-based combat, which I had liked. I also never got drawn into the story in the same way.

I was seriously impressed with the storytelling from the start with the first one and the ambiguous decisions that you are faced with. I think it was the Of Monsters and Men quest in chapter 1 that first made me notice the quality it had in that regard. It has wow factor really. I liked the chapter structure as well, which added to the feel of being immersed in a story for me.

The novelty of the game was a lot of the appeal for me. Things are a lot more interesting the first time you experience them, than when you are faced with the same basic concepts over and over again. Obviously with any sequel it is different to offer the same feeling of novelty as with an original game - especially when trying to maintain what made the first game appealing too.

The sequel lost some of its uniqueness I think. It seemed more influenced by other highly successful games, a bit more mainstream - less focused on its own particular world and stories. Reproducing elements of the original and mixing them with more generic features I guess. An awful lot of fuss was made about the graphics. Again the wrong thing to be trying to wow people with I think. I didn't think the graphics were that special in any case [and I did play at max settings]

I hope that trend doesn't continue with the third instalment. The removal of the chapter structure doesn't bode well in my mind. Neither am I excited by the game world being bigger than Skyrim. It suggests they are focused on the wrong things. They aren't making the sequel to Skyrim.

The level of investment plays a part of course. Has to be a focus on return on investment. Safer bet to go with proven formulas and what appeals to the broadest range of buyers. Have to be brave to be too different with big budget titles. Compare the level of diversity in games in the 80s and 90s, when budgets were much smaller in general, with the homogenisation of games now.

So yeah. My attitude is that it will be a dead space 3-esque crapfest. Hopefully I'll be happily surprised though.

[Not that I've played Dead Space 3, but I'm willing to take the general comments on it as true.]
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Very good and in depth write up of the game by Eurogamer, well worth reading.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...a-next-gen-rpg
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got lost in that review and several other link offs
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28-11-2013, 17:55   #36
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When is it out?
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28-11-2013, 21:18   #38
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No release date yet. Id say Jan/Feb? It looks like the dogs bollox anyway! Can't wait.
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28-11-2013, 21:22   #39
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No release date yet. Id say Jan/Feb? It looks like the dogs bollox anyway! Can't wait.
when i was reading about it, it seemed like it was hinting at the second half of the year.
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28-11-2013, 21:33   #40
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yeah I'd say 3rd quarter next year
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28-11-2013, 22:52   #41
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Loved the 1st one, couldnt get into the 2nd one...

Mehish on this one as in i wont play it until i finish the 2nd one.
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28-11-2013, 23:02   #42
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I'd say i only enjoyed the 1st one, whereas i absolutely loved the 2nd. Much improved in pretty much every way imo. Fantastic game, and can't wait for the 3rd installment.
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used to love 2 as well until I played dark souls, now whenever I try and replay 2 the combat just feels awful and I never get far
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Have you tried it recently with the combat enhancement mod? I've not tried it, but it's supposed to be excellent (though i doubt it'll ever compare to Dark Souls).
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I tried twice to get into the first one, but couldn't. I may have to give it another go.
People always talk about the choices etc and it really appeals to me, I just wasn't enjoying the story that much at the start.

How many hours do you have to put in before it really kicks off ?
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