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Information Paper Sorcerer Released

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Crooked Bee, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Tags: Paper Sorcerer; UltraRunawayGames

    Paper Sorcerer, a Kickstarter-funded game inspired by Wizardry 4 and Shadowgate, has been finally released today. All those who pre-ordered it should have received a download link in their inbox, as I did this morning.



    Paper Sorcerer is a stylish single player turn based RPG focused on strategy, party-building, and environmental puzzles. Fight with the skills and spells you've learned in a battle system that emphasizes strategy over grinding. Assemble a party of monsters and dark creatures to fight alongside you. Explore and solve environmental puzzles to unlock secret paths and find extra loot! A double-sided adventure, an RPG with adventure game elements.​

    The game's also up for purchase for $5 or 3,83€ (Windows, Mac or Linux) over at the Ultra Runaway Games website: www.ultrarunaway.com

    This will of course be overshadowed by the Grimoire Super Demo release, but it's still nice to know Cleve isn't the only person who continues to be inspired by Wizardry too. I haven't yet had the chance to give the final version of Paper Sorcerer a try, so I can't really offer any impressions. The early demo that I tried a few months ago was a bit too simplistic though.

    Thanks to Marquess Cornwallis for reminding me to post about this.
     
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    Hopefully this will change soon.
     
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  3. eric__s ass hater Developer

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    Awesome. I missed the boat on contributing to this game but have had my eye on it for a while. It looks fantastic and I'll check it out soon.
     
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  4. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    I'm sure it's a playable game, but releasing it so close to the Grimoire demo will absolutely murder its sales numbers.
     
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    Codexers aside, does anybody know what Grimoire is at all? I don't think Grimoire will have an effect on anything.
     
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    This looks sweet as all hell. Checking it out.
     
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  7. LeJosh Savant

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    I couldn't not buy the game at £3.

    Downloading right now.
     
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  8. Mortmal Arcane

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    145 mo estimated download time 53 min..... They could have allowed us a little more bandwith .
     
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    Awesome! Somehow I missed the KS campaign and never heard of this before but it looks pretty sweet! Payment is processing right now.
     
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  10. skyst Savant

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    This looks great. I also completely missed it on Kickstarter, unfortunately. Anyone have some first impressions?
     
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    Make a save right at the start, I died and you can't skip the intro movie.

    There are 4 difficulty levels, easy normal hard and 1980s. Trying out 80s mode and I got steamrolled by the first guy, 4hp left and my minion died after fighting the guard then you have to fight 3 of them... that's what killed me.

    You get to pick a minion and there's a lot, I'll edit this post when I see them again.
     
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    You can't invert Y-Axis. Oh god. This is going to be fun.
     
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  13. theSavant Erudite

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    Never heard of it, but watching the video I'm impressed with the style. Another proof of "necessity begets ingenuity", showing how even low budget fundings can produce polished products.
     
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    FIVE DOLLARS!?!?

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    Good lawd, that's... actually a decent price :D
     
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    That's just generally good advice. I even do that for adventure games and turn-based stuff.
     
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  16. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Is that also a decent price for a game sold on GOG.com? ;)
     
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  17. JudasIscariot Arcane Patron

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    That's not for me to say :P
     
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    Completed two first major areas ("Blocks" as the game calls them) and so far it's been a pretty fun blobber, though more of a Lands of Lore than Wizardry kind - i.e. not too deep but with loads of character. Wizardry influence is largely contained to the premise (evil wizard escapes a prison with the help of his summons) and overall game structure (dungeon + menu-based town).
    Its strongest points so far has been unique art style, equally unique setting (an enchanted book that serves as a prison for various villains), and good level design (though levels themselves are rather small). Weakest point - a somewhat JRPGish character system (level-ups are automatic, but you can customize your characters with additional training in town). Combat is decent, with a large arsenal of different combat skills providing for different tactics, but nothing exceptional.
     
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  19. oasis789 Arcane

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    Plenty of indie titles on GOG priced at $4.99:
     
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  20. Crooked Bee wide-wandering bee Patron

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    Sounds like more customization than the actual Wizardry 4 had. :M

    (Automatic level-ups were actually there in Wizardry 1-5 already and are by no means "JRPGish". They were also random which was actually really cool!)

    What about puzzles and secrets? I remember the demo area that I played being basically a corridor devoid of any puzzles or tricky situations whatsoever.
     
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    So far - some secret doors, one to three inventory puzzles (depending on what you count as such), all strictly optional and none too hard. Block 3 is promised to have some illusionary walls, let's see how it turns out.
     
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    Not interested in this, this is just a complete eyesore, I certainly will never stare at this for hours on end. What was he thinking? It's like the FPS from ex-Monolith guys, only the Monolith guys had enough sense to remove it.
     
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    Funny, it's the art direction that initially drew me in. Something about the hand drawn style and party attack animations make me all hot and bothered. Download just finished - eating lunch then having at it! :bounce:
     
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    On the one hand, I completely understand where you are coming from as I thought the same thing when I saw it was all in beige. On the other hand, speaking as someone who played for hours on the old black and white gameboys etc, I think I could get used to it if the RPG systems are interesting enough.
     
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