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People News Colin McComb has joined Larian Studios

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, May 16, 2018.

  1. Zed Codex Staff Patron

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    hope it's not another divinity game they'll be working on, not that I have very high hopes regardless
     
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  2. Bladderfish Augur

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    Fuck. One has to wonder about Swen's sanity here. I love the Swen, but McComb's only game as a lead was a commercial and critical disaster. I played all the way through it, hoping it was going to be good, but it wasn't. It was 4 out of 10 material. Unworthy of its predecessor.

    Why employ the guy whose only true test was, at best, mediocre?

    And even though I agree that DOS2 had some SJW nonsense in it, there wasn't so much that it was ruined the game. Torment was the opposite.

    Still, everything dies, I guess.
     
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  3. Crescent Hawk Savant

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    Told you to never trust Belgians. They are second only to Sweden in Europe. And lets be truthful here, all Larian games have shit stories, signs were there, look at fucking Dragon Commander absolute dogshit political drama.
     
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  4. Zanzoken Erudite

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    I agree with this but at this point it's kind of like being the tallest midget, isn't it? The mid-major studios who participated in the Kickstarter cRPG renaissance have all failed. Larian may have failed the least but I am not really itching to go play D:OS again, or try its sequel.

    Anyway, I guess we'll see if Swen knows what he is doing. It appears he is going "all in" for a third time now by expanding the studio so much. You have to wonder though why he would bring in McComb and the other dude after Numanuma failed so spectacularly.
     
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  5. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    Best non indie rpg developer in the west is still CD projekt, they shit all over the meager efforts that larian and obsidian managed to release.
     
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    I'm sure he'll feel right at home.
     
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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 BattleTech A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    From Colin's blog: http://colinmccomb.com/its-official/

    So he's not moving anywhere.
     
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  8. ScrotumBroth Scrotal Projection Patron

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    Major butt hemorrhaging incoming.

    What are the chances he used "work" instead of "game" on purpose?
     
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  9. baud Learned

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    Or perhaps he's just been hired because of his contacts with other journalist? So that Larian's game get good coverage by game "journalists". I remember that games with writers from RPS tended to get good coverage on RPS, when I was still getting news there.
     
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  10. Zeriel Arcane

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    I'm not sure I'd still call CDPR an RPG developer, to be honest. They're moving more towards action games with RPG elements. Maybe once upon a time that would have still earned them the moniker, but considering even Call of Duty has "RPG elements" now, I'm not so convinced.

    I agree about the quality of their games, though.
     
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  11. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Cipher

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    I disagree. I think the best CRPG are those constrained in some fashion by an already established game and rules. These people always think they can design their own system from scratch and while it sometimes works its mostly ends up being a colossal waste of time and resources. I think we could have more good games if studios were not always trying to also create an entire RPG system and world and lore with every game they make. I would have preferred some studios simply making AD&D modules using the ToEE engine or infinity engine the last 15-20 years over what we have instead. We would have dozens of good games instead of a handful IMO.
     
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  12. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Cipher

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    jesus, is that the same guy in all the pictures? I guess so, right? wtf
     
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  13. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Cipher

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    I guess, I really wanted to Like DoS and DoS 2 but they are truly fucking awful. The much celebrated combat is gimmicky and way overdone in that it completely breaks immersion for their to be constant barrels of acid or poison or whatever all over the god damn world.... in every nook and cranny their are these unexplained barrels of chemicals and shit. It would have been interesting if they existed a couple or three times in specific battles, but the way it was done was really annoying. I could not believe people thought it was good design.

    Not to mention the other horrible design aspect of collecting pieces of string, and balls of ear wax or insect gonads to complete my baking and sewing kit. God its fucking tedious as fuck. I could not take more than 15 hours of it.
     
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  14. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Cipher

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    I don't know..if he is an English speaker he used the word work instead of game because otherwise the sentence would make little sense (or mean something completely different, at best)
     
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    There would obviously be a full stop after game.

    The point is, he's proud of the work, but not (vocally) of end result, which is the only remotely interesting bit in otherwise generic statement.
     
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    Sven and his god damn schemes. :lol:
     
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  17. Zeriel Arcane

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    If that was legitimately his plan it would be pretty retarded.

    "Let me hire a bad writer to get favorable coverage from a website with MAYBE an influence of 10k purchases."

    He could get better results by writing a single check to a Youtuber.
     
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  18. DeepOcean Arcane

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    NumaNuma writing with D:OS 2 gameplay design?




    Oh Father, why did you forsaken me?
     
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  19. Grauken Mapmaking AI Patron

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    D:OS 2 writing with NumaNuma gameplay wouldn't be much better

    now, TOEE gameplay with PST writing I could get behind
     
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  20. DeepOcean Arcane

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    When Larian is done gentrifying RPGs, I will miss Bioware.
     
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    I would prefer neither. How about nuking fantasy generic shit out of the orbit and doing any other thing, just for a change.
     
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    Adam Smith is a shit sjw writer now? Damn, what happened after The Wealth of Nations??? =/
     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Bubbles In Memoria Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Rule-sets can be easily adapted, Cain did it with GURPS<S.P.E.C.I.A.L. Bigger concern is for the lore/setting, it's just extra baggage. Everything you write needs to be approved twice so that it's "canonically sound" - pain in the neck for writers.
     
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  24. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Cipher

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    then just use open source D20
     
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  25. holla_cabezas_de_mierda Cipher

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    there are all sorts of RPG's being made nowadays. Yeah, most of them suck, but that is not much of an argument for these people to keep making up their own shitty RPG systems. I just think making a good game is already hard enough. To add also creating an entire RPG and world to go along with it seems to make it that much more difficult. Yeah once fallout happened, what else?
     
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