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Soulblight - A Throwback to the Literal Meaning of RPG a Previews at MMORPG.com

SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
edited September 2016 in News & Features Discussion

imageSoulblight - A Throwback to the Literal Meaning of RPG a Previews at MMORPG.com

As I traversed the area around me, I noticed a tick that formed in me, causing my mind to wander. It was no longer about getting out of here alive, I was suddenly more concerned with whether or not I carried an even number of items or not.

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  • waynejr2waynejr2 Member EpicPosts: 7,768
    "The developer presents the game as a throwback to the literal meaning of the RPG,". Sounds like marketing bs without sufficient explanation of what they mean by it. Too weasel wordy for my taste.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,889
    I'm always a little dubious when a studio makes "one true" claims as if everyone else is doing it wrong and thankfully they're doing it right.
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  • EpicJohnsonEpicJohnson Member UncommonPosts: 83
    Just what is the Literal Meaning of RPG?
  • SlivverSlivver Member UncommonPosts: 26


    Just what is the Literal Meaning of RPG?




    Role Playing Game
  • barasawabarasawa Member UncommonPosts: 598
    One of the few times (if not only time) I've seen a Greatsword described as "incredibly effective at range". Most descriptions would have said something more like extended reach instead of range, since range is usually reserved for any type of projectile or beam, basically anything out of melee.
    Sorry, but I find it funny. ;)

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  • WizardryWizardry Member LegendaryPosts: 16,643
    No video,the author does not have a single thing to show us,how can we take this article seriously?
    Answer is we don't.
    I don't want developer videos,i don't want a writer working for the developer either.If someone feels we need an article on said game,then i want to hear from a person that is truly passionate about that game.Examples of those not to consider are those playing 10 different games a week,hopping all over the place ,game to game,you are NOT passionate about said game.
    A person paid to visit developer booths is not someone that can give us true heart felt moments about games.

    If someone asked what is wrong with this sight,it is an EASY answer,there is VERY little passion for gaming,most everything comes off as an agenda to make money.You know what friends do or fellow gamer's?They talk about games they truly like or figure worth mentioning to each other,they don't randomly look for some game they don't really care about just because it is possible income.

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  • blueturtle13blueturtle13 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,892
    edited September 2016
    I have been impressed with the Polish gaming culture and scene like CD Projekt, Techland,11-bit studios, so I will keep my eye on this one. I like that the game does present a role play mechanic into the game by things like your character being OCD or having some type of disorder and having to manage another layer of play with your character besides just stat and gear management.
    One of the things I really liked about The Darkest Dungeon was the mental stress your characters were put under. It added a layer of roleplay that immersed me in the game and experience.

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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,889
    Arcanum has a personality system that offers buffs/debuffs. Most of them have tradeoffs. They add a benefit and then a disadvantage. That's what the role-play mechanics they describe remind me of.
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  • AeanderAeander Member LegendaryPosts: 4,996
    It sounds interesting except for procedural generation. How about instead of making random maps, we go back to making good maps? Crazy idea, I know.
  • SavageHorizonSavageHorizon Member RarePosts: 3,416
    Torval said:
    I'm always a little dubious when a studio makes "one true" claims as if everyone else is doing it wrong and thankfully they're doing it right.

    BioWare and swtor comes to mind. 




  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,737
    edited September 2016
    That top down view makes everything seem basically 2D - your character is basically a circle, and NPCs are circles because the camera is straight down from birds eyeview


    If they would have done an isometric cam the game would have depth and feel 3D, I think the 2D top down nature will be offputting for many.

    Most are probably looking at the screenshot posted and don't realize that's a player character standing in the middle.
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