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Expeditions: Viking Release Thread

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by Infinitron, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Starwarsgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I'm replaying this right now. It's much improved from when it was released, greatly enjoying it. The atmosphere is really superb, I just fucking love the idea of these games. Roleplaying in historical settings is awesome. And I love the "split" in the campaigns. It's great when you get finish up the first part and head across the sea. Such a cool thing.
    Next game though... please look at the looting system again because as of right now, that is easily the worst part of Expeditions: Viking. Just mindlessly clicking all the containers and taking everything feels completely out of touch with the rest of the game. I mean, you don't have to take absolutely everything in Ribe but it's all there, right in your face with no consequences if you take it (well, unless you mess with the few containers marked as owned). Those beautiful areas deserve so much better.

    Also, I don't have a save handy anymore but I had one crash with this latest patch. When you're entering the tomb in that village area far to the east of Ribe. I chose to sacrifice 3 thralls to gain entrance. And at the end of the sacrifice dialogue (I think my final choice there was "My thanks" or whatever) the game crashed. However, it managed to autosave there as well so I didn't have to replay a whole bunch of stuff.
    But still, maybe something to look into there.
     
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  2. Mark Richardgender: ⚧ Savant

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    Hell yeah, can't get enough historical fiction. I imagine it requires a lot of research on the developer's part to achieve such a level of authenticity. If you haven't played it already, check out Expeditions: Conquistador. A major historical figure vanishes and you're left to fulfil his role.
     
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    Patch 1.0.7 is up for beta testing, for those interested. Instructions here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/445190/discussions/0/1519260397795228935/

    Additions worth mentioning is Iron Man, an additional difficulty slider that increases enemy equipment and armour, being able to tilt the camera, combat speed slider, steam workshop support and highlight all toggle.
     
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    Aaaaand finished my replay. Great game, much more enjoyable now than it was on release. Just a lot more stable, the "surprise round" does a lot to take some of the frustrations of combat away, the changes on how to cap out skills are good, resource management/healing injuries while camping feels a bit more balanced. As I said before, my biggest annoyance about the game is the looting system which feels odd and a bit of a timewaster.

    I opted into the beta right before I finished the game. I have to say that being able to get up on the palisades for the fight where Skjern is attacked made the fight a *lot* easier than I rememberd it (maybe I remember it wrong though, not sure) but it's fine. Just makes sense.

    Great stuff.
     
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    Looking forward to play the release version of 1.07. Ironmode from the getgo, baby!
     
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    Here it is: http://steamcommunity.com/games/445190/announcements/detail/1443828274233431923

     
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    Thank you guys at Logic Artists so much for addressing all these issues!

    For any codexer who's been thinking of getting this, now would be the time. I feel the game has been sadly overlooked by many here because of it's slightly shaky release.
     
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    It's been overlooked because of a crowded marketplace of "ageless" and time consuming products, as well as possible (though understandable) miscalculations, like "now" being the time to make a Vikings game (because Vikings are the "in" thing).
     
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    Expeditions Viking is definitely my game of the year. Can't say when the last time was I went for a third play-through in a row in a game. :salute:
     
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    It's overlooked by codex because all the threads are hidden in this subforum. People would be much more aware of the game if it was in general rpg discussion
     
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    Definitely my GOTY.
     
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    The game was pretty bad on release and that made a lot of people lose interest I guess. I want to go back to it soon since you all say it's now in a good condition

    *I had a game not too far in, should I restart? Ideal difficulty?
     
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    why are people always so hesitant to begin anew? it's nice to begin a new playthrough
     
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    For some people it's time. I haven't had time to play an RPG since Christmas last year.
     
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    I really like the game - I haven't finished a game in a long time. A long, long time.
     
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    If they make an "Expeditions: Crusader" I will throw my money at them and do free marketing around the clock with everybody I know.

    Yeah, I know they will add female crusaders and stuff like that to cuck it up a little but I don't care. The format of the game is perfect for telling a story in the period between the first and second crusade.
     
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    Hell, I'd happily pay for that, not to mention Expeditions: Heart of Darkness and Expeditions: Silk Road.

    Maybe not so much for Expeditions: Round the block in Detroit.
     
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    I might just have to replay this, I loved it the first time around.
     
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    one of the most patrician periods of the whole of humanity tbh
     
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    GameBanshee review: http://www.gamebanshee.com/reviews/119999-expeditions-viking-review/all-pages.html

     
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