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#1 Edited by Cloud_imperium (14291 posts) -

Kevin finally finished his review for PC exclusive Divinity : Original Sin and it is another AAA game of this year .

Here is the review , where he gave it 9/10 . Well deserved score from what I've heard so far . Can't wait to try it for myself in coming week .

Review

Thoughts .?

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#2 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium said:

Kevin finally finished his review for PC exclusive Divinity : Original Sin and it is another AAA game of this year .

Here is the review , where he gave it 9/10 . Well deserved score from what I've heard so far . Can't wait to try it for myself in coming week .

Review

Thoughts .?

I only played about 3hrs but it definitely deserves an 8-9.

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#3 Posted by Maddie_Larkin (7431 posts) -

Given it 58 hours so far, and the fact that I am not tired of it yet speaks volumes.

It deserve to get a rating in that areacode, it is an impressive game, that keeps giving me those childish ourbursts of glee while I chose m way of doing Things. And it is really good in co-op.

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#4 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@Maddie_Larkin said:

Given it 58 hours so far, and the fact that I am not tired of it yet speaks volumes.

It deserve to get a rating in that areacode, it is an impressive game, that keeps giving me those childish ourbursts of glee while I chose m way of doing Things. And it is really good in co-op.

29hrs and im still in the first town/map doing side missions (co-op playthrough). Best RPG i've played in years, takes me back to my Fallout days

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#5 Posted by PredatorRules (11944 posts) -

Personally I really like the combat, less on the lore side - good thing I co-op with a friend that does love all that lore.

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#6 Posted by garem300 (25 posts) -

@Cloud_imperium:

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#7 Posted by illmatic87 (17931 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

Kevin finally finished his review for PC exclusive Divinity : Original Sin and it is another AAA game of this year .

Here is the review , where he gave it 9/10 . Well deserved score from what I've heard so far . Can't wait to try it for myself in coming week .

Review

Thoughts .?

I only played about 3hrs but it definitely deserves an 8-9.

only 3 hrs?

What a casual.

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#8 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

@illmatic87 said:

@FelipeInside said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

Kevin finally finished his review for PC exclusive Divinity : Original Sin and it is another AAA game of this year .

Here is the review , where he gave it 9/10 . Well deserved score from what I've heard so far . Can't wait to try it for myself in coming week .

Review

Thoughts .?

I only played about 3hrs but it definitely deserves an 8-9.

only 3 hrs?

What a casual.

Yeah it's called having a busy life, lol...

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#9 Edited by Maroxad (14514 posts) -

I can easily see why this game got a 9/10. Easily the best RPG I have played in ages. The game has already proven to be profitable for the devs as well, so here is a hoping that Larian makes a new game using the same engine (with maybe some slight modifications), and improve on an already great formula.

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#10 Edited by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@FelipeInside said:

@illmatic87 said:

@FelipeInside said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

Kevin finally finished his review for PC exclusive Divinity : Original Sin and it is another AAA game of this year .

Here is the review , where he gave it 9/10 . Well deserved score from what I've heard so far . Can't wait to try it for myself in coming week .

Review

Thoughts .?

I only played about 3hrs but it definitely deserves an 8-9.

only 3 hrs?

What a casual.

Yeah it's called having a busy life, lol...

Nah, it means that he values sleep more than it deserves.

Sleep is overatted. :P (and this coming from a guy like me that I sometimes work for like 15-17 hours per day xD)

"No rest. No mercy. No matter what."

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#11 Posted by PcGamingRig (7383 posts) -

I will definitely be picking it up at some point.

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#12 Edited by SerOlmy (2343 posts) -

Not what i was hoping personally. The combat is really tedious and the story is like an episodic TV show, no overarching narrative beyond some obscure catastrophe. I'm hoping Eternity will be better.

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#13 Posted by jer_1 (7451 posts) -

Damn fine game, and a great review! 9 is a good score for this little gem.

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#14 Edited by kozzy1234 (35966 posts) -

Damn amazing game, the combat is the best in an rpg in ages, you actually have to think and strategize with the combat. Take not devs, this is how you do proper combat in an rpg and not the usual left mouse spam.

Got 160 hours spent on it in beta,alpha and not full version, can see myself putting in atleast another 160 with a coop game or two and also the user made mods.

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#15 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

@Coseniath said:
@FelipeInside said:

@illmatic87 said:

@FelipeInside said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

Kevin finally finished his review for PC exclusive Divinity : Original Sin and it is another AAA game of this year .

Here is the review , where he gave it 9/10 . Well deserved score from what I've heard so far . Can't wait to try it for myself in coming week .

Review

Thoughts .?

I only played about 3hrs but it definitely deserves an 8-9.

only 3 hrs?

What a casual.

Yeah it's called having a busy life, lol...

Nah, it means that he values sleep more than it deserves.

Sleep is overatted. :P (and this coming from a guy like me that I sometimes work for like 15-17 hours per day xD)

"No rest. No mercy. No matter what."

ehh... don't know why my playing time has become a conversation but here goes:

I sleep around 5-6 hours per day. I work full time about 10 hours a day or more depending on workload. I sometimes work weekends. I also have to work from home at occasions. Also, Original Sin isn't the only game I'm currently playing, hence why I haven't been able to play more. I only purchased it about a week ago as well.

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#16 Edited by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@FelipeInside said:

I sleep around 5-6 hours per day.

Incoceivable!!! Spending so much time per day on an overrated action.

:P

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#17 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

@Coseniath said:
@FelipeInside said:

I sleep around 5-6 hours per day.

Incoceivable!!! Spending so much time per day on an overrated action.

:P

But sometimes I dream.... and that's like playing a Virtual Reality game in super High Def !!!

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#18 Edited by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@FelipeInside said:

@Coseniath said:
@FelipeInside said:

I sleep around 5-6 hours per day.

Incoceivable!!! Spending so much time per day on an overrated action.

:P

But sometimes I dream.... and that's like playing a Virtual Reality game in super High Def !!!

:O

Dont forget the 60 120 (it will be 3d!! :P) FPS too!

:P

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#19 Edited by Gogoplexiorayo2 (189 posts) -

@Coseniath: Im even more lazy. I sometimes sleep for 12 hours a day. And btw i currently have no job haha!

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#20 Posted by illmatic87 (17931 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@illmatic87 said:

@FelipeInside said:

@Cloud_imperium said:

Kevin finally finished his review for PC exclusive Divinity : Original Sin and it is another AAA game of this year .

Here is the review , where he gave it 9/10 . Well deserved score from what I've heard so far . Can't wait to try it for myself in coming week .

Review

Thoughts .?

I only played about 3hrs but it definitely deserves an 8-9.

only 3 hrs?

What a casual.

Yeah it's called having a busy life, lol...

Too busy being upset at Argentina losing the World cup I see...

>:[

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#21 Posted by uninspiredcup (24912 posts) -

Pc gamers are currently buying more copies of Elder Scrolls Online (it now sits atop steam at double the price with microtransactions and day1 dlc along with sub fee).


"master race" should just be called "race" from now on I think.

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#22 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

Pc gamers are currently buying more copies of Elder Scrolls Online (it now sits atop steam at double the price with microtransactions and day1 dlc along with sub fee).

"master race" should just be called "race" from now on I think.

That's because it's got like a 40% off special on the Steam release.

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#23 Edited by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -
@illmatic87 said:

Too busy being upset at Argentina losing the World cup I see...

>:[

Now that's harsh.... you hurt my feelings. I'm gonna go back to my WC corner and cry again :(

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#24 Edited by uninspiredcup (24912 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Pc gamers are currently buying more copies of Elder Scrolls Online (it now sits atop steam at double the price with microtransactions and day1 dlc along with sub fee).

"master race" should just be called "race" from now on I think.

That's because it's got like a 40% off special on the Steam release.

It's 50% off. Still (with that cut) £25.99 Taking into account the Imperial Edition, it's £41.99. With Divinity Original Sin (full price) £29.99.

The cattle hoarding goes well.

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#25 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@FelipeInside said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Pc gamers are currently buying more copies of Elder Scrolls Online (it now sits atop steam at double the price with microtransactions and day1 dlc along with sub fee).

"master race" should just be called "race" from now on I think.

That's because it's got like a 40% off special on the Steam release.

It's 50% off. Still (with that cut) £25.99 Taking into account the Imperial Edition, it's £41.99. With Divinity Original Sin (full price) £29.99.

The cattle hoarded goes well.

You need to realize (and respect) that different people have different tastes.

Some gamers are put off by hardcore RPGs like Original Sin. And also, Elder Scrolls has a HUGE following. I remember when I tried it people loved it cause it was just Elder Scrolls.

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#26 Edited by uninspiredcup (24912 posts) -

@FelipeInside said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@FelipeInside said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Pc gamers are currently buying more copies of Elder Scrolls Online (it now sits atop steam at double the price with microtransactions and day1 dlc along with sub fee).

"master race" should just be called "race" from now on I think.

That's because it's got like a 40% off special on the Steam release.

It's 50% off. Still (with that cut) £25.99 Taking into account the Imperial Edition, it's £41.99. With Divinity Original Sin (full price) £29.99.

The cattle hoarded goes well.

You need to realize (and respect) that different people have different tastes.

Do the majority of pc gamers (on this board or otherwise) respect the tastes of people buying DLC or EA micro-transactions?

The consumers supporting this pretty clear cash grab will spill over to me directly as publishers being opportunistic assholes, will copy-paste.

As someone who predominantly uses steam because I don't buy into origins £49.99 - £59.99 bullshit (and no I don't want to shop around and for over a decade haven't had too) it pisses me off immensely. It willbecome standard. I have about as much respect for these people as dog dirt on the side of the road, pretty much like the publishers really.

Publishers are more or less outright saying "hey, we think your fucking idiots". Nobody is exactly proving them otherwise.

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#27 Edited by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@FelipeInside said:

@uninspiredcup said:

Do the majority of pc gamers (on this board or otherwise) respect the tastes of people buying DLC or EA micro-transactions?

The consumers supporting this pretty clear cash grab will spill over to me directly as publishers being opportunistic assholes, will copy-paste.

As someone who predominantly uses steam because I don't buy into origins £49.99 - £59.99 bullshit (and no I don't want to shop around and for over a decade haven't had too) it pisses me off immensely. It willbecome standard. I have about as much respect for these people as dog dirt on the side of the road, pretty much like the publishers really.

Publishers are more or less outright saying "hey, we think your fucking idiots". Nobody is exactly proving them otherwise.

I'll answer from my point of view and personal opinion:

DLC: it's basically the new EXPANSIONS. I don't agree with Day1 DLC. I don't agree with DLC costing $15 and giving you 2 new maps and 2 old maps redesigned. I don't agree with paid DLC giving you a few more extra costumes or whatever.

I do however agree with DLC when there is actual content there that expands the story or has a side story. For example Alan Wake DLC (which was paid), but even better Alien Isolation DLC which is free if you pre-order.

With DLC you have to look at it from the same point as expansion back in the day. Some expansions were great and worth it, some weren't.

Micro-Transactions: tough one but I would only agree with them if they were purely fun or cosmetic. Ones that give you extra XP or other in-game boosts are a no-no in my books.

Saying that, someone can buy a game without supporting the DLC. I've always played the COD games but never bought the DLC.

As for standard, you are saying it WILL, I am saying it ALREADY is standard. But we only have the impatient new generation of gamers to blame for that. Those same ones that will put down $120 for Early Access. Things that developers wouldn't even dream of charging 20 years ago. If everybody stopped supporting these schemes, then developers would stop offering them for a fee.

Don't know why you differentiate Steam and Origin though. They are basically 2 shops that do the same thing.

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#28 Posted by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@gogoplexiorayo2 said:

@Coseniath: Im even more lazy. I sometimes sleep for 12 hours a day. And btw i currently have no job haha!

12hours!!! Thats too much! You are loosing a thousand hours of gaming each quarter/season!!! haha :P

Well currently I can't work either cause of medial meniscus injury which requires surgury :/.

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#29 Edited by Renevent42 (6654 posts) -

More than deserved. Game is getting good reviews everywhere (professional and players alike)...and most of the bad reviews, what little there is, seems to be from casual plebs who can barely make out what to do and need their hands held like little babies.

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#30 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

How's the combat? I'm not usually a fan of turn-based combat but it wouldn't keep me from buying it if it's done well.

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#31 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

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How's the combat? I'm not usually a fan of turn-based combat but it wouldn't keep me from buying it if it's done well.

better bring you A-game for tactics and strategy, because it will eat you alive over a single wrong move. Because of that I love it. No hand holding

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#32 Posted by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@wis3boi said:

@BSC14 said:

How's the combat? I'm not usually a fan of turn-based combat but it wouldn't keep me from buying it if it's done well.

better bring you A-game for tactics and strategy, because it will eat you alive over a single wrong move. Because of that I love it. No hand holding

Oh, about combat. I saw action points. Is it like Fallout 1 and 2?

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#33 Edited by Maroxad (14514 posts) -

@Coseniath It is turn based, it involves action points and potions without cooldowns.

However you can control every party member, the game does not involve firearms or targetting of body parts, and involves usage of special skills, of which nearly every active skill in the game is actually useful. The game also involves a lot of elemental combining, which both archers and mages can take advantage of.

Edit: Forgot to mention that weather also impacts the game, with some skills performing differently dephending on the weather. Rain combined with Ice Lance or Chill is extremely good.

@wis3boi said:

@BSC14 said:

How's the combat? I'm not usually a fan of turn-based combat but it wouldn't keep me from buying it if it's done well.

better bring you A-game for tactics and strategy, because it will eat you alive over a single wrong move. Because of that I love it. No hand holding

Depends on how overpowered your party is. :P

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#34 Posted by soolkiki (1783 posts) -

I need to stop reading these threads. I can't buy it yet! And my backlog is HUGE! D:

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#35 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

@Coseniath said:
@wis3boi said:

@BSC14 said:

How's the combat? I'm not usually a fan of turn-based combat but it wouldn't keep me from buying it if it's done well.

better bring you A-game for tactics and strategy, because it will eat you alive over a single wrong move. Because of that I love it. No hand holding

Oh, about combat. I saw action points. Is it like Fallout 1 and 2?

yes, and it has flanking, attacks of opportunity (a la XCOM if units move within reach of you and you have the skill), plus environmental effects (dont stand in water when someone casts lighting at you, dont stand in poison when getting hit with fireballs, etc.). It's a lot harder than fallout

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#36 Edited by Coseniath (3183 posts) -

@wis3boi@Maroxad: Thank you both :)

@wis3boi said:

It's a lot harder than fallout

A lot harder than Fallout 2?? Thats great! :D

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#37 Edited by Maroxad (14514 posts) -

@Coseniath said:

@wis3boi@Maroxad: Thank you both :)

@wis3boi said:

It's a lot harder than fallout

A lot harder than Fallout 2?? Thats great! :D

I wouldnt say it is a lot harder per say... BUT, there are a lot more mechanics to think of. More mechanics means more possibilities for errors, errors that may very well result in someone's death. Like Wiseboi said, environmental effects, a lot of status ailments, weather, Spells hindering or boosting one another, like midnight oil+flare. Right now my party of 3 is dealing with foes 3 levels higher than them, and I go through each encounter without any casualties. So no, the game is not really that hard.

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#38 Posted by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@Maroxad said:

I wouldnt say it is a lot harder per say... BUT, there are a lot more mechanics to think of. More mechanics means more possibilities for errors, errors that may very well result in someone's death. Like Wiseboi said, environmental effects, a lot of status ailments, weather, Spells hindering or boosting one another, like midnight oil+flare.

Well this for me looks like an advantage rather than a chance for failure. This means a hell lot more strategic options :D.

I really love turn based games. From HOMAM to Final Fantasies and to Fallout series <3 (and a lot otehrs like Lords of Magic etc etc...)

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#39 Edited by Maroxad (14514 posts) -

@Coseniath said:
@Maroxad said:

I wouldnt say it is a lot harder per say... BUT, there are a lot more mechanics to think of. More mechanics means more possibilities for errors, errors that may very well result in someone's death. Like Wiseboi said, environmental effects, a lot of status ailments, weather, Spells hindering or boosting one another, like midnight oil+flare.

Well this for me looks like an advantage rather than a chance for failure. This means a hell lot more strategic options :D.

I really love turn based games. From HOMAM to Final Fantasies and to Fallout series <3 (and a lot otehrs like Lords of Magic etc etc...)

It certainly does mean more strategic options.

That both you and the enemy can use to gain the advantage. Makes things more interesting. Much like you I am a huge fan of Turn Based games, so elegant and allows for a lot of complexity without overwhelming players.

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#40 Posted by FelipeInside (28482 posts) -

@Coseniath said:

I wouldnt say it is a lot harder per say... BUT, there are a lot more mechanics to think of. More mechanics means more possibilities for errors, errors that may very well result in someone's death. Like Wiseboi said, environmental effects, a lot of status ailments, weather, Spells hindering or boosting one another, like midnight oil+flare.

Well this for me looks like an advantage rather than a chance for failure. This means a hell lot more strategic options :D.

I really love turn based games. From HOMAM to Final Fantasies and to Fallout series <3 (and a lot otehrs like Lords of Magic etc etc...)

Go back to sleep... :P

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#41 Edited by Coseniath (3183 posts) -
@Maroxad said:

It certainly does mean more strategic options.

That both you and the enemy can use to gain the advantage. Makes things more interesting. Much like you I am a huge fan of Turn Based games, so elegant and allows for a lot of complexity without overwhelming players.

100% Agree :D.

@FelipeInside said:

Go back to sleep... :P

I... must.. keep my... eyessss... open!

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#42 Edited by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

whats the learning curve like?

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#43 Edited by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

Answer me...>!!!!omg11one!!

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#44 Posted by -wildflower- (2997 posts) -

@BSC14 said:

whats the learning curve like?

I didn't find it that difficult. If you've played older RPGs you shouldn't have much of an issue. Hell, even if you haven't played older RPGs or turn-based games, it still isn't that hard. Take your time, talk to everyone (with a name), experiment with your powers, and explore the world.

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#45 Posted by verbalfilth (4938 posts) -

started playing this yesterday.

To be honest, I've been wavering off the gaming lately. Not too many interesting games out there, but this just brought it all back.

Aside from the Souls series, this is one of the few RPGs that has come out in the past few years that makes me feel fuzzy inside.

Its a great game that can stand comfortably alongside the giants like Planescape, Baldurs gate, Arcanum etc.

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#46 Posted by BSC14 (4187 posts) -

worst combat music ever....reminds me of Nintendo

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#47 Edited by Maroxad (14514 posts) -

@-wildflower- said:

@BSC14 said:

whats the learning curve like?

I didn't find it that difficult. If you've played older RPGs you shouldn't have much of an issue. Hell, even if you haven't played older RPGs or turn-based games, it still isn't that hard. Take your time, talk to everyone (with a name), experiment with your powers, and explore the world.

Speaking of experimenting with powers. Several powers combined in ways the spell descriptions made absolutely no mention of. Which I actually like, since it means I am rewarded for actually thinking about what the spells actually mean (and do), it also means the game does not insult my intelligence like what WoW's "Use this after X" or "This skill is great for Y". I discovered several very effective skill combos that the game never told me about just by using that little thing known as common sense.

I suppose most don't mind it either, unless you are this guy (NSFW)

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@BSC14 said:

worst combat music ever....reminds me of Nintendo

I disagree, it certainly beats anything from Jeremy Soulless.

Edit: that isn't the morrowind theme.

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#48 Posted by -wildflower- (2997 posts) -

@Maroxad said:

I suppose most don't mind it either, unless you are this guy (NSFW)

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What a complete and utter dumbass. I'm surprised he can figure out how to turn his computer on or put phonemes together to create speech.

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#49 Edited by Renevent42 (6654 posts) -

Just FYI that guy in the video is a fairly well known troll/idiot and constantly releases these kinds of videos about various games. I recognize his voice and have seen him on multiple forums with his idiotic videos trying rabble-rouse. There's usually a cycle of him getting thrown off the forums, then creating new accounts, and then eventually people are spared from his moronic ramblings after he finally gives up.

The guy is likely a troll desperately seeking attention, but I think it's also possible he's just pretty dense and has ADD/Aspergers or something.

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#50 Posted by bussinrounds (2830 posts) -

All I had to hear was that turds voice for 2 seconds and I shut off that vid.

IWD soundtrack was better than Morrowind.