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Review RPG Codex Review: ELEX!

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. CreamyBlood Arcane

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    Standard operating procedure for newfags. Jump into a thread and ask questions that have been explained and talked to death a few pages back. Jump into a thread and post a link to some 'breaking news' or a video that was already posted a few pages back, sometimes twice again already by other retards that don't know how to read. Or in this case, comment on a review *that you haven't even read*.

    I don't understand kids these days.
     
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  2. hello friend Arcane

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    What was his question?
     
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  3. Gecos Educated

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    I enjoyed Elex a lot more than DOS2. Maybe I'm getting old but that's the truth.
    Also, strangely, with all the idiocy and sometimes very cheap deaths, Elex overall still annoyed me less than DOS2. There - said it.
     
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  4. Make America Great Again Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    redding is teh hard

    you are not alone
     
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  5. Zerth Learned

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    Derailing towards offtopic for a quick question. What's so shit about DOS 2? I haven't played it yet; but popular belief seems to regard it as the revival of TB crpgs.
     
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    I don't hate it as others do, but the armor system badly needs to go. The same goes for the numbers bloat as you level up. This was handled a 100 times better in the first game. Unique items become worthless very quickly, or they are already worthless when you find them. Randomized loot is slighlty better than in the first game, but the numbers bloat means that you have to swap them out constantly to stay effective. It also means that it is not easy to take on enemies that are much higher level than yourself. I'm a stubborn bastard and fought higher level enemies anyway, but in general, I wouldn't advise it.
     
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  7. Make America Great Again Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    A lot of really questionable design decisions that for the most part are total shit, very few improvements/good additions compared to DOS1, general ergonomics are terrible, game structure is stupidly gated and linear when at a glance it seems "open", it's more or less "combat encounters - the game" (even moreso than DOS1), but said combat encounters are not very fun, which heavily undermines the game's purpose.

    Who knows, maybe one day I'll write it up too. But that would require finishing the game and I'm really not looking forward to that at all (my playthrough that I've abandoned roughly around the release of ELEX was somewhere in the middle of the game and it left me bored/frustrated out of my skull).
     
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  8. Zerth Learned

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    The only 'divinity' game I have played so far is 'Divine Divinity', so that's my line of comparison. I really liked DD, because of the quirky writing, interesting combat encounters and also u can pretty much roam anywhere without being too limited by main story progression. DOS 1 turned me off mainly because I'm not quite fond of party-based rpgs similar to NWN or Dungeon Siege, even less if they're more like Diablo where you waltz across narrow passages killing off mindless swarms of enemies chargint at you over and over. Thus I didn't bother to even try DOS 1.
     
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  9. Rpguy Savant

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    Not to mention divinity 2 should have remained as early access until 2018, it had so many freaking bugs on release ( and still has quite a lot ) that I too gave up on it and switched to elex , finished it and now I'm back to it again just to see that a lot of the old bugs are still there...
     
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  10. JDR13 Educated

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    You meant D:OS 2 right? Divinity 2 is a different game altogether.
     
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  11. Rpguy Savant

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    Yes divinity original sin 2.
     
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    I think Larian need to focus on adding more of the Ultima/Gothic simulation mechanics. Not having NPC schedules + Day & Night Cycle for D:OS3 would be a wasted opportunity - no excuse a third time around. Especially when Swen keeps naming Ultima 7 as core inspiration, meanwhile Gothic 2 still remains the closest to capturing U7 in spirit.

    The inventory management was a nightmare in both D:OS games as well, amplified if you played solo - designing the games for co-op was a bad idea.
     
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  13. fluent Arbiter Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    Maybe I wasn't feeling gaming much at the time but D:OS2 was boring to me. It felt like more of the same formula I've seen before. Saw the crazy inventory, kind of cramped map and then a crocodile cast a water spell on me. Uninstalled.

    It also felt like every enemy was the same with every trick in the book. It was too much.
     
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  14. Serious_Business Best Poster on the Codex

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    No fucking way, DOS 2 brings something new to crpgs. Risen, I mean Elex, is the same old shit. I mean I like Gothic like the other guy, but I don't know how anyone can tolerate this nonsense without yawning all night. We've played this crap before. We don't need to go over it again. If we did we'd play Gothic 2. Why bother with some shitty action game. Play Dark Souls instead. Or yeah, Darth fuckhead, play Battle Brothers instead. On Ironman this time, you little fuck. Fuck you
     
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    such as?
     
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  16. Stokowski Arcane

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    Where are the children? Where are the babies? Why aren't people making babies to sustain the population? Where are the pregnant women? Is no-one down to fuck? Is it because there is only one face model for all the female characters and none of the men find her appealing? Have they all gone gay because she's not attractive to them? Won't gay societies die out because of a lack of babies? Even the Spartans made their gay-raised soldiers marry women and make little baby Spartans. Why is beer more valued than pussy? Why does the lonely guard in the forest beg you to help him obtain some ... female company? No, he wants beer. Another forest guard pretends the trees are his girlfriends. Are the trees more attractive than the one female face model in the game? Has the beer made everyone love trees? Is the beer making everyone gay? Has beer poisoned all the children and killed them? Does everyone speak like a robot from the accounting department because of the beer? Or is that a side-effect of blue-balls? Or being German? Usually beer consumption facilitates fucking. Is the beer not powerful enough to produce the beer-goggles effect that will allow the men to find the one female face model more attractive than the trees? Is it so powerful it instantly causes brewers droop? Is there Elex in the beer? Oh God! There's Elex in the beer! AARRRRGGGH!!
     
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    My biggest complaint is that it's too big and open, and just too much infodump and lack of reactivity. Those issues don't seem to be featured in the review but otherwise I think it is pretty accurate.
     
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  19. Make America Great Again Nihiliste Arcane Patron

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    Really wasn't expecting this to be good. Now looking forward to playing it
     
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  20. fantadomat Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck Edgy

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    Great review about a great game! Only thing that i kind of disagree is the last bit about the size. I did find it prefect for my taste,i would liked to see some more content but i take it that they were running out of time. Also Gothic 3 does have a lot of content in it.
     
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    Both Elex and G3 needed to be considerably smaller. That would mean less chomp chomp for the brain's MMO-centre, but more quality and better pacing.
     
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  22. fluent Arbiter Possibly Retarded The Real Fanboy

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    I love the size of the world, but also the scale. It feels huge. Yet the most important thing is that it never feels procedurally generated or randomized, either. So when a world is that huge and still feels handcrafted, that is what RPG devs should be aiming for.
     
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  23. Elex Educated

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    armor mechanics!
    what? play the game: at some point one of the two female companion will jump at jax and basically rape him (he litterally have no idea what female want).
     
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