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Empyre: Lords of the Sea Gates - steampunk RPG set in flooded New York

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by LESS T_T, Jul 13, 2017.

  1. Lacrymasgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Are they new in the industry? If yes, how did they make a whole game all hush-hush, with, I assume, no budget and literally announcing it 3 months before release?
     
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    http://www.empyrethegame.com/news/empyre-story-trailer-released



    https://www.gamasutra.com/view/pres...ates_Surges_Forth_with_a_New_StoryTrailer.php

     
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  3. MRYgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    The marvels never cease with this game.

    (1) "original story penned by renowned writer/comic artist Paul Noth, a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine, where his work has appeared regularly since 2004." A lot of his cartoons are really funny: https://twitter.com/paulnoth?lang=en I particularly like the duck-rabbit Wittgenstein ones.

    (2) "By 1889, New York's population had exploded to over 5 million, making it the largest city the world had ever known." London's population in 1891 was 5.6 million. :D (Not sure what it was in 1889 since there wasn't a census for that year, but....)

    (3) Shouldn't it be "borough-states" not "city-states"?

    The whole thing feels like it came from an alternate reality itself. Honestly, I'm kind of excited.
     
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  4. daveydgender: ⚧ Learned

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    I'm intrigued by the setting, but 'tis too bad the combat sounds like shitty RTwP.
     
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  5. LESS T_Tgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Some previews on small sites, sound not good. Yeah, it was apparent from the trailers this isn't a pretty or polished game but even more...:

    http://cogconnected.com/preview/empyre-lords-sea-gates-preview/

    http://www.gamingtarget.com/article.php?artid=17222

     
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    https://www.heypoorplayer.com/2017/09/17/empyre-lords-sea-gates/

     
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    Spotted this on the site that interviewed Hannah Williams from Whalenought: https://www.indiegraze.com/2017/09/14/interview-empyre-lords-of-the-sea-gates-john-randall/

     
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    Uh, this is out I think:

     
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    http://www.empyrethegame.com/news/we-are-officially-launched

     
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  11. Hereticgender: ⚧ Learned

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    And just like that, the game is out.


    Not sure why they didn't turn on antialiasing for the new trailer footage or why they didn't show more of the gameplay, character screen, inventory...

    Anyway, if it's not too bad, I might try it out once it goes on sale.
     
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    Looks cool but $30 is too much to jump in blind.
     
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    Alright team who's going to be first...
     
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  14. YES!gender: ⚧ Hi, I'm Roqua

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    So far so so. There is no chargen and should be. You choose between 4 pregenerated characters that all are very not very optimized. It would be way better without stupid twirly 3d cameras. When will people get their shit together and demand fixed camera and no wasted filler 3d spin shit for kids?

    Chardev is decent. Combat is bad like all rtwp systems. This one reminds me of the UFO series (aftermath, afterlight, etc). Dialogue is a bit weird since the dialogue appears on the character icon on the upper left of the screen, the person talking to is on the right, and any dialogue responses are in the center bottom.

    The controls are a bit off and must be recorded for an uncivilized keyboard as it decides the I selected is something else, but still works for what it is on civilized keyboards. For instance the game things f5 is f6 and f9 is f10, but f5 and f9 work when set but display the other value. ZXC are right, something like k for v, and b is right. Just as an example. There are also some display issues for rebound keys. But all these interface issues are minor.

    As for the content so far, the char dev system has promise. I wish there were more equipment slots but the items and itemization isn't bad. The first area before the first mission did not have a shop I could find, but had a vending machine with one consumable I could buy. I could not sell to the vending machine.

    My first companion was forced on me for the mission as his specialty is needed for it. I would far prefer to make my own party. So far the story has been the central theme, as well as the setting.

    This isn't my type of game for the most part, but I do not plan on returning. I can't exactly explain why I like it but I do. I do not feel gipped at $30 and feel completely this game is way better than any console focused game ever made, but way worse than my favorite rpgs which have the correct focuses and mechanics I like.

    You can tell a small team really pored a lot of love into this and only a huge dick would pirate it. Buy it now or wait for a sale. This isn't shit for retards and kids, but is aimed at what this site calls a "storyfag" or settingfag with decent and more in-depth systems to satisfy real rpg fans.
     
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    I just played it.Sadly the combat is shit,also the resolution is shit and the font is shit.I have to poke my nose in the monitor to read some of the shit in the game.After hour of play i decided to quit because my eyes were bleeding.
     
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    How is Sherlock Holmes neo-Victorian? How about...Victorian?

    :hmmm:
     
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