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Development Info Eschalon: Book III Announced

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Jason, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    Tags: Basilisk Games; Eschalon: Book III

    <p>And by <a href="http://basiliskgames.com/the-first-book-iii-teaser-unveiled" target="_blank">announced</a>, I mean just <a href="http://basiliskgames.com/eschalon-book-iii" target="_blank">this picture</a>. But there's a big 'III' and a guy with a sword and everything.</p>
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  2. tindrli Liturgist

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    Great to know that someone is actualy make RPG!! :salute:
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  3. UndetectedButthurt Savant

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    Sounds cool bros. I won't play it 7 times like DA2 though.
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  4. Heresiarch Liturgist

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    Book I sucked and Book II sucked even moar so I bet Book III can suck your titties dry
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  5. Elwro Arcane Patron

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    Hopefully Eschalon III has more content than II... and no poems. I liked both previous games, looking forward to this one.
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  6. Fowyr Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Good news. Both books was OK games.
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  7. laclongquan Arcane

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    The man still dont understand the key to marketing rpg!

    Where's my titties? Where's my chicks? A muscle male? Who the fuck care? A asexual silhouetted figure? Who double fuck care?
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  8. turn_based_fanboy Educated

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    Yeah and no marlin manson and blood fountains :decline:

    And WTF at 20$ for indie game?
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  9. asper Cipher

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    Well, at least it's a RPG.
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  10. ortucis Scholar

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    What that pic doesn't show is someone yelling in the background..

    "LOOKOUT HE'S GOING TO JUMP"

    *crowd claps*
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  11. Einhander Novice

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    Cant Wait..Enjoyed the first 2 and there is nothing else coming out that is "RPG" these days.
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  12. Unkillable Cat Arcane

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    Graphics don't exactly impress me, but the poem sure does.

    Let's just hope he doesn't go overboard with poems because of this.
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  13. Dyskolos Scholar

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    I've been pretty happy with I and II. They're far from perfect but still a great effort combined with best intentions. I'm really curious as to what he'll do after III, whether he'll keep churning out pleasantly cliched throwbacks or grow a bit more adventurous in setting and particularly combat. I expect the former for safety's sake but its worth hoping.
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  14. Konjad Dwarf Patron

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    Beautiful picture. Beautiful series.

    :love:
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  15. Virtual Vice Educated

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    Hopefully the developer will learn his lesson from Book II.
    I mean if he is not able to adjust his engine to allow for faster movement speed, he should at least be wise enough this time around to make content and locations more compact as in Book I, so that movement speed becomes a small nuisance instead of the gamekiller that it was in Book II.

    I do hope the developer presents something more well rounded with Book III, for the indie rpg's reputation sake at least, I know his games have a particular focus on combat, stats and finding ways to reach locations, and the game is pretty solid when it comes to these aspects.
    Still a bit of proper NPC interaction, a less linear main plot and maybe a couple of factions would be welcome additions in my opinion. As it is now the game world and characters are underdeveloped aspects to say the least. Everything beyond NPC traders and trainers, and the occasional plot relevant NPC that is there just to tell you where to go next is just decoration.
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  16. Blackadder Prestigious Gentleman Magister

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    I thought he was going to do a Blob game at some point? He mentioned it a few times now.
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  17. Serious_Business Magister

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    Derpi game, Dragon age is better :smug:
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  18. easychord Scholar

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    Here's a thought for you. Quality, almost bespoke, games for a specialist market should cost more than mass market titles. That price is very generous. Even with a market as cranky as RPG gamers, if we would be willing to spend $80 the quality would improve. And that would be a very reasonable price in adjusted terms compared to some of the classics from the 80s.

    Example: http://www.matrixgames.com/products/372 ... .1941-1945

    But, codex would be, lulz, looks worse than Metro 2033, not worth $5.
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  19. Elwro Arcane Patron

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    @easychord, I'm pretty sure that was a joke.
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  20. easychord Scholar

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    Consider that a practice telling off if true but there is an outside chance that someone reading it will be enlightened by my highly original argument.

    :M
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  21. Lightknight Scholar

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    I'll buy it as long as there are no aliens, or some obscure dungeons named "Motherfuck"
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  22. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    Yes he did. Honestly surprised that we are now up to III and no mention of it yet. Not sure if that means "Well Eschalon sold ok, but only enough to entirely work on that series" or "The second game is still in the works, but it's at a slow progress". I haven't snooped on his forums in a long while though...
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  23. Blackadder Prestigious Gentleman Magister

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    What is the joke here?

    He is correct.

    We have people here that have paid full price for Dragon Age 2 and so on. They then proceed to whinge and whine about the game, and declare it the worst game in history. You want to bet that they will do exactly the same thing with the next turd in a tiffany box that pops up?

    Yet none of the people in question would pay the current price of a supposed AAA for an indy that included many of the aspects that are ranted about in these forums. Why? Because of the graphics.

    While I do not like all of the Matrix list, they need to charge these prices when creating games for such a small market. A market that really should be smaller than a market for old school CRPG's, or even C&C style CRPG's albeit with lesser graphics. Matrix caters for the hardcore crowd of wargamers. Since the site has been selling games on there for years now, and the devs there continue to put these games out, I would argue the system is working. You won't find these games on steam sales and other rubbish though; strictly for the connoisseur of wargames.

    Unfortunately, while this really is needed for CRPG's, it won't happen while many seem to need a certain standard in graphics in order to pay these prices. Sad but true.

    I think Computer role playing gamers need to decide what aspects are important to them, and how much they are willing to pay for the privalege.
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  25. torpid Learned

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    It's gaming addiction -- they simply must buy an AAA game even though they know that it'll be mediocre at best. Graphics and hype do work. For all the knowing mockery of casuals and retards being suckered into playing these games, a lot of people on the Codex fall prey to the same temptation. The same thing is going to happen with Skyrim.
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