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Game News Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones demo now on Steam

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Zed, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. Zed Codex Staff

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    Tags: Cultic Games; Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones

    Brighten up your mid-week blues with the news of Free Entertainment! in the shape of a demo of Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones. You can download it from Steam by navigating your internet browser to the product page (or search for the game in the Steam client).

    We have covered Stygian before, but here's a short blurb to refresh your memory of what it's about, plus a new gameplay trailer:



    Delve into a role-playing game of horror, loss and madness set in the strange worlds of HP Lovecraft. Stygian: Reign of the Old Ones offers a mix of rich role-playing and turn-based tactical combat, represented in an illustrative visual style. Can you find salvation in a dead world?​

    Thanks, catfood!
     
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  2. thesheeep Arcane

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    No thanks.
    I'll save myself up for the real deal, ointment, towel and all.
     
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  3. kether Barely Literate

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    hm.demo looks both disturbing and promising and maybe even cthulhian.music and ambience is acceptable. graphic with some kind of sick cuteness. why not give a chance.
     
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  4. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    I certainly am experiencing "horror" and "madness" from the "loss" of the Oxford comma.

    Game looks great aside from that missing punctuation.
     
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  5. aratuk Savant

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    Just played the demo through to the end. No bugs, no problems with the Mac version.

    The Gorey-esque art style is great! A+
    Narration is a little too omniscient sometimes — don't need to be told that Dismal Man is "enigmatic" when that's obvious. The writing can be a little purple, but it's mostly good. I agree with MRY about the Oxford comma.
    I like the character creation system. Eight different "archetype" classes each having three optional subtypes.

    Looking forward to this. Glad I backed on Kickstarter.
     
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  6. Chaotic_Heretic Magister

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    Thanks Zed for bringing this to our attention; unlike a certian news jew who is only obsessed with ineptile and ohshitian.

    More importantly is this turn based aratuk ?

    It is turn based.

    As always; no TB = no buy for crpgs is a policy i hold with the utmost precedence.

    Will go for the demo this weekend.
     
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  7. Kyl Von Kull Scholar

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    Great old ones be praised, it's a real RPG! I almost pissed myself with glee when I saw all the drugs on offer at the pharmacy. Although using narcotics to manage my character's sanity hits a little close to home. I feel like I won't have to role play very hard: nihilism + laudanum = a fun weekend, even in Cthulhu town.
     
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  8. Jrpgfan Savant

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    dat art and dat soundtrack.

    This game is shaping up nicely. Too bad it's not coming out this year.

    Is their site offline or is it only here?
     
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  9. Van-d-all Novice

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    As proven time and time again (eg. new Planescape) good combat is an essential element of good RPG, but at the same time being simply able to beat the shit out of your adversaries isn't overly Lovecraftian so I'm on the fence with this one.
     
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  10. Gaius maximus Scholar

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    i played a bit and liked what i saw so far,deep character creation with lots of classes-subclasses,intricate sanity system,resource management/tight economy.
    i found the battles (at least the lunatics in the bank) not so hard as the loading screens implied they will be.
     
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  11. Florian Gheorghe Savant

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    not only the soundtrack and art is amazing but also the sound FX. Listening to footsteps and creepy seldom shouts really adds to the overall mood. I do wish we would have an option to increase the font.
     
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  12. catfood AGAIN

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    You and me both, brother.
     
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    this is looking p incline tbh
     
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    GOG version or bust, Im not dealing with obnoxious steam DRM unless I really have too.
     
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    Codex 2014 PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
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  16. Iluvcheezcake Learned

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    Tried the demo and am enjoying the shit out of it. Played as a aged occultist mesmerist, really, REALLY liked it. It scratched that Secret World itch nicely too :)
     
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  17. Poos Arcane

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    dl'ing this now

    nice and small 599mb download thank you jesus

    report back later
     
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  18. aratuk Savant

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    Very early days. Doubt much balancing has taken place yet, since the final game isn't supposed to come out until 2019. As for Lovecraftian,
    Show Spoiler
    you're only fighting other humans in the demo, anyway.


    The demo points out there's a mechanism to escape from battle, which might come in handy if you're up against anything too nonhuman.

    On this note, however, it would be nice if they did away with the "hold ALT to reveal all interactable objects" hand-holding feature.
     
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    Pixel hunting isn't gameplay.
     
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  20. Poos Arcane

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    all the pre-made characters are WHITE MALES

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  21. aratuk Savant

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    YMMV, and I don't think necessary things should be too annoyingly hidden, but to me it seems appropriate that there are greater rewards for those who are thorough and observant, than for those who aren't. There's definitely a balance to be struck, but highlighting everything interactable is not a form of handholding I enjoy.
     
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  22. lukaszek Magister

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    played demo, this is awesome.

    One issue I have are constant loading screens which await key stroke...
     
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  23. Iluvcheezcake Learned

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    Agree on the loading screens
     
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    anyone saved enough cigarretes to buy one of the rifles?
     
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    Why is there a non-disclosure agreement in the EULA? Is that normal?
     
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