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People News Colin McComb and Gavin Jurgens-Fyhrie have left inXile

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, May 10, 2018.

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    As long as Colin is just a writer it should be fine. Can't imagine that Sven would hire him as project lead after TToN bombed so hard.
     
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  2. Murk Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I'm not sure what type of effect Colin would have, but if it's able to bring the bizarre bipolarity of 2cute4u puns + murder-rape-golem-dungeon of D:OS2 down a notch, I think it'll be a net positive.
     
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    Larian - Proudly bringing on the bad writing singularity.
     
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    But that is what makes it so fun!

    You can actually tell the Ultima influence here. In Ultima 7 you can speak to a talking horse one moment, then stumble upon a druid sacrificing a baby on an altar the next. In Divinity games you can talk to a cute doggy one moment, then stumble upon a mountain of corpses at the edge of a blood red river the next. I love those kind of tonal shifts.
     
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    I don't hate them, but they are a jarring shift. I think it can be fine in limited doses, but it's kind of just everywhere. If the game had an overall more somber tone, and I thought it was going to given the "apocalypse approaches" premise of what's going on, it would be fine. But it's still this cartoony lolpunlol game. It could be that they never really refine the presentation, so the edgy stuff comes off jarring and hamfisted instead of a natural escalation of events. I much more prefer the fairy-tale like surrealness of things in Divinity 1 than the strange 180 OS2 provides.
     
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    Larian? More like Hilarian, amirite?

    Also, McComb is a perfect fit for them. Anywhere else he could be a potential liability, but writing for Larian - he can't do any damage even if he wanted to. It's almost like a match made in heaven.
     
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    lol you lying pos, you read every word and in your mind's eye you saw the truth: that I am right and none of you pencil dick losers can counter it because it is the absolute truth.
     
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    dropping in to say you all still fucking suck
     
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    Sup Drog.
     
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