Who's picking up Greedfall this week? Could be a sleeper hit coming from Spiders!

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#1 Posted by DaVillain- (37989 posts) -

Despite Spiders games are a hit or a miss, I did enjoy Technomancer & Bound by Flame and Spiders are more BioWare than BioWare nowadays to say the least. Greedfall is Spiders best looking game to date and looks to be using a different engine to go with it.

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#2 Posted by I_P_Daily (12516 posts) -

Its a wait & see for me.

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#3 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31585 posts) -

I think it looks really dope. I like the setting and the fact you can have cloaks on every character.

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#4 Posted by freedomfreak (51267 posts) -

Pricedrop.

I like these developers, but their games are mediocre.

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#5 Posted by HitmanActual (1035 posts) -

Not sure. Interested but not sold...yet.

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#6 Posted by madrocketeer (6662 posts) -

Reviews, then maybe sale.

Looks like something BioWare would have made... ...10 years ago. Bittersweet.

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#7 Posted by Nirgal (51 posts) -

Well Larian was very average until they made divinity. Maybe spiders needs a kickstarter or something...

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#8 Posted by Litchie (24303 posts) -

If it turns out fun, it looks like one of those games you get when it's like 50% off.

I've never played any of their other games for the reason that they look average / meh.

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#9 Posted by uninspiredcup (34917 posts) -

The developers record is spotty, it's a wait and see.

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#10 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10543 posts) -

Open world plus RPG. will suffer from bad combat and gameplay in general.

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#11 Posted by I_P_Daily (12516 posts) -

@ghosts4ever: Open world = equals crap to you.

So never take ghosts advice anyone, especially about open world games or Doom as he knows nothing.

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#12 Posted by I_P_Daily (12516 posts) -

@ghosts4ever: Open world = equals crap to you.

So never take ghosts advice anyone, especially about open world games or Doom as he knows nothing.

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#13 Edited by watercrack445 (1823 posts) -

In 10 years time(2030), Spiders will become an AAA studio just like how CD Projeck Red became an AAA studio. I'm pretty sure of it.

So, that means they can at least fit 2 to 3 games during that timeline.

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#14 Posted by PernicioEnigma (6119 posts) -

Something looks off about the gameplay I've seen. I'm keeping an eye on it though and hope it turns out good.

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#15 Edited by uninspiredcup (34917 posts) -

https://kotaku.com/greedfalls-detailed-role-playing-cant-make-up-for-its-u-1837994750

Sort of temped to pick it up now out of sheer pettiness.

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#16 Posted by with_teeth26 (9618 posts) -

definitely looks interesting

i'll probably get it on sale

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#17 Posted by mrbojangles25 (44352 posts) -

Technomancer was pretty cool, it's like a poor man's Mass Effect. They also did Of Orcs and Men which was pretty interesting, to say the least; not sure if I'd call it a good game, though.

Hmmmm I'll say "maybe" as far as whether or not I am buying it.

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#18 Edited by mrbojangles25 (44352 posts) -
@uninspiredcup said:

https://kotaku.com/greedfalls-detailed-role-playing-cant-make-up-for-its-u-1837994750

Sort of temped to pick it up now out of sheer pettiness.

Same. Talk about white guilt hahahhha

Technomancer was pretty damn misogynistic, too; sounds like this one is also a little alienating? Maybe these guys just have an axe to grind haha.

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#19 Posted by The_Stand_In (1077 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

https://kotaku.com/greedfalls-detailed-role-playing-cant-make-up-for-its-u-1837994750

Sort of temped to pick it up now out of sheer pettiness.

What a shit article. It's a bad game because of the colonial setting it tries to emulate? I mean it is called GreedFall after all... What did she expect, the colonials were going to pick pretty flowers with the locals?

Then she complains about HER inability to make decisions that would piss other factions off and complains that maintaining the status quo is disgusting... Then don't! Choose what you think is right, lady! Don't just make choices that don't make other people mad...

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#20 Posted by Archangel3371 (28511 posts) -

I’ll pass. Looked into it and it just didn’t really strike my fancy plus I have way to many other games that have my interest right now.

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#21 Posted by DragonfireXZ95 (25508 posts) -

It's downloading right now. Got it for 42 bucks, so thought why not. Need something to pass the time till Cyberpunk hits. Lol

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#22 Posted by madrocketeer (6662 posts) -

SkillUp has reviewed the game:

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And so has ACG:

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SkillUp thinks it's neither good nor bad, just average. Pros: graphics, voice acting, RPG system, combat has some flashes of brilliance. Cons: meh story, meh characters, unbalanced combat, bugs, copy-pasted environments.

ACG likes it, though. He does say it has a bunch of issues.

Sounds like a flawed game with unfulfilled potential.

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#23 Posted by Ghosts4ever (10543 posts) -

@i_p_daily: semi open world are best but most open world are crap. Just look at franchise that gone open world like mafia 3, mgs5, etc. They lost charm.

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#24 Edited by BassMan (10643 posts) -

It has potential, but not not something I would play any time soon. I may add it to the backlog in the future when it is cheap. Not a high priority title for me.

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#25 Posted by Random_Matt (4317 posts) -

Probably when it is a bargain bucket item, off topic but what the hell has happened to Biomutant?

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#26 Edited by KungfuKitten (26790 posts) -

This is giving me some Dragon's Dogma vibes. Can't wait to try it, but I also have to wait... because I'm saving money for some awesome stuff.

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#27 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31585 posts) -

@Random_Matt said:

Probably when it is a bargain bucket item, off topic but what the hell has happened to Biomutant?

Still in development, I believe they showed it off at Gamescom.

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#28 Posted by Ten_Pints (3902 posts) -

@KungfuKitten: They're masterworks all, you can't go wrong.

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#29 Posted by R4gn4r0k (31585 posts) -

Reception is positive so far: positive reviews on Steam and I saw it had more players in-game than Gears 5 on steam did.

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#30 Edited by mrbojangles25 (44352 posts) -

@BassMan said:

It has potential, but not not something I would play any time soon. I may add it to the backlog in the future when it is cheap. Not a high priority title for me.

Probably when the Steam winter sale comes this year.

*I caved, bought it, downloading know. I'll let you guys know how it is haha

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#31 Posted by WitIsWisdom (5357 posts) -

Very good chance I pick this up on or near launch. Almost guaranteed I get it at some point.

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#32 Edited by mrbojangles25 (44352 posts) -

I've spent a couple hours with Greedfall today, plan to do another hour tonight.

I'm wrapping up what I guess could be considered the "prologue" part of the game, and so far I am very happy with it.

It suffers from that European, small studio roughness (poor facial animations, bad writing, and terrible English voice acting...if you've played Risen, Gothic, Demonican, and so forth you know exactly what I mean!), but I also find that a bit endearing because it means it's shortcomings aren't covered up with a AAA-budget sheen. It makes it more genuine, more diamond-in-the-rough.

At it's core it's a really fun game. Good RPG mechanics, lots of different ways to go about solving situations, lots of dialogue.

I've already managed to piss off all but one of the factions (so far I've encountered three), but that's OK because the faction I am cool with are basically the Merchant Marine and they're awesome.

*Played it some more, this game is pretty awesome. They've taken my favorite approach to level design, which is to create large, but instanced, areas to explore. So instead of having one dull but huge open world, they instead have medium-sized chunks (that are still quite large!) but a lot more detail to them. It's pretty great.

It's a good looking game too!

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#33 Edited by mrbojangles25 (44352 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

https://kotaku.com/greedfalls-detailed-role-playing-cant-make-up-for-its-u-1837994750

Sort of temped to pick it up now out of sheer pettiness.

The reviewer took things way too far. Yeah, the game shares some similarities between actual historical events, but a.) they're different enough, and b.) I think that's the point. Is it remeniscent of early native american slaughter, and vice versa? Yes. Is it disrespectful? No. Do I like to answer my own questions? Sometimes.

After playing it for a few hours I've sort of got the general gist of it, and the influence (i.e. this faction likes me, this faction doesn't) gained or lost from doing things is incorporated well. Most everything feels like a morally grey (my favorite color :D ) choice, because you are either doing something terrible for the greater good, pissing off one side to benefit another, ruining life for everyone because you feel sorry for the underdog, and so on and so forth. You can't make everyone happy, and I love that.

The reviewer totally missed the point, and in fact misinterpreted the whole aspect of the game by referring to it as the "status quo". Not the point, reviewer. The point is to rock the boat!