Just bought this, what am I in for?
it's definitely one of the rpgs ever made
>>3067132not an rpg
>>3067136>has everything that makes an RPG an RPG>IT'S NOT AN RPG THO GUYS I SWEARyou people are such faggots
>>3067143in what way is this an rpg
>>3067144Oh no, I'm not the one making the claim here buddy.Burden of proof is on you and your faggotry. Tell us why it ISN'T an rpg.
>>3067131a great game that has one act too manyenjoy it while you can
>>3067131Ifan is the canon protagonist and he says GAY RIGHTS!
>>3067146>almost two hours later>still no response el em ay oh
>>3067131Very poor writing, lots of gimmicks and exploding barrels, but it's fun with friends.It's baby's first cRPG.
>>3067131Either take a mage or fighter party. Shield mechanic is idiotic.Party of two (lone wolf) is easy mode (and more fun). Con and wits are trap stats, never above min req. Str for fighters, it mages, ignore the rest.
>>3067216IMHO their humor is unique. Had a giggle or two. However it is slapstick level and doesn't go to well with the serious tone of the game.
>>3067131A 10 out of 10 masterpiece.
>>3067305The story blew dick
>>3067290It's not even slapstick level. It's that one stand-up comedian that does silly voices to desperately get a chuckle from a crowd and it's not working.
>>3067378I liked some parts. I do agree, it's rather bad than good.
>>3067131Combat is fun. Just play and do what you want. Game's not too tough once you figure it out. Don't listen to all the jackasses telling you "X, Y & Z is bad". You have a ton of freedom to do what you want in the game and just about any play style will work. The biggest hurdle is learning it and getting out of the beginning zone. I would recommend activating the crafting and herbalism giftbags. They both add quite a bit.
>>3067211and so the prodigal son returns>play as one of our shit-tier OC characters bro >b-b-but you can make your own custom version with it's own name! >you ARE the void sucker, sucker of void, on your holy quest whether you like it or notside quests where you get to find an old woman's pan don't make a choose your own adventure into an rpg
>>3069137> A-a game is not an RPG if i have to play with the backstory a writer gave me instead of the backstory i wanted to make myself!You self inserting OC creeps are so pathetic. WHy does it bother you so much when your character is given a backstory? 99% of RPGs out there have a forced backstory on your character, even Baldur's Gate did that. Were you seriously that desperate to make your own 15 year old half elf half goddess half dragon raped whore that when you saw DOS2 basically forces you to play one of the origins you had a meltdown?Why do you feel the need to play your shitty OCs so bad? Any of the DOS2 origins has a better story than anything your pathetic ass could come up with, specially since i'd stake my life on the fact you probably shove one of your fetishes on the backstory of your female self inserts.
>>3069144by this logic call of duty is an rpg
>>3069169your cope is showing
>>3069144Not that anon, but: because I choose to.
>>3069215That's fine but don't pretend your choices are the standard for the genre
>>3069215>because I choose to.Well, thankfully, 99% of RPGs out there don't let you "choose" your mary sue trans self insert backstory. So your choices are to either fuck off and deal with the fact RPGs are not your trans safe place, or grow up and realize that playing a role doesn't mean you get to decide how much of a little girl and how many times you were raped by Orcs and if the game doesn't let you fulfill your fetish then it's not an RPG.Maybe you're better off joining the 41% instead of getting mad a videogame gave your character a backstory instead of letting you write your fetish porn.
>>3069169Call of Duty offers no roleplaying tools. No dialogues, no interactions, the core gameplay doesn't revolve around assuming the rle of the protagonist, instead, it's just a shooter, and even story mode is about having a cutscene and being dropped in a place to shoot NPCs.Every single RPG out there offers roleplaying tools, be it in the shape of dialogue, choices, character customization, class customization, etc.
>>3067216>>3067290>>3067378>>3067379The humor in this game is just boomer fantasy humor. Imagine if those few parts in the Baldur's Gate games got extended to the entire game, that's Larian's writing.Larian in general is just very old school. They're Ed Greenwood style coomers, with all the good and bad that comes with that. That's why I think its rather fitting they're working on a Forgotten Realms game.
>>3069226and the less of these tools it offers the less of an RPG it isRPG is a spectrumwhen people say x is not an RPG, what they really mean it's not as much as an RPG as ythe line is arbitrary you draw it lower, other people might draw it higher
>>3069169by your logic almost no vidya rpg series is an rpg. Baldur's Gate Neverwinter NightsIcewind Dale Dragon Age KotOR Planescape TormentElder ScrollsFalloutShadowrunDivinityThe WitcherDragon's DogmaTyrannyPillars of Eternityand probably more I'm forgetting, all not rpgs according to you
>>3069236correct except for dragons dogma.
>>3069235>RPG is a spectrumIt's not anon. A game is not more or less of an RPG because it let's you roleplay you're a woman and write your rape fetish backstory. Please kill yourself.
>>3069245You're a very mentally ill troll, i wonder what happened in your life that you go into internet forums to try and bait a fight, how sad must you be.
>>3069226you can pick your gun in call of duty. that's half of divinity right there. you know I'm right cuz the only person arguing with me keeps bringing up orc rape
>>3069253> NOOOO DON'T CALL ME OUT ON THE FACT MY OCS ALL HAVE MY PORN FETISH SHOVED INTO THEIR BACKSTORY NOOOODude. I've seen the characters you guys play when a game gives you total freedom. You guys play as a woman EVEN IN STARDEW VALLEY. You're sick in the head. Seek help.
>>3069226>>3069235Having 1% white DNA doesn't mean your ethnicity is white, you should have at least 90%, speak the language, and grow up in that culture. Same with RPGs, even sports games like FIFA and NBA have way more character customization, better progression mechanics and systems than 'JRPGs' and 'cRPGs', but that doesn't make them RPGs at all.An RPG is quite simple really, the world is the most important because having a poorly made one or having none at all will affect everything else (this is where 'JRPGs' fail, they don't know what world-building is and stick to superficial tropes for marketing reasons only), second is the systems and mechanics which should compliment and fit the context of that world (this is where goyslop action-adventure games fail) and give the player the suspension of disbelief or else it becomes disjointed and feel game-y. The last is player agency, which of course, decides the quality of RP.
>>3069263alright beaner (I can tell) I'm gonna take a "wild guess" here. You're a shin megami tensei main, but you think you only play it for the rpg aspect. well guess what: you're wrong. have you ever played divinity? the game was written by matt mercer's bull, that's all there is to it
>>3069282I don't touch ANYTHING japa. Anime is for trannies. If it was up to me, i would grab a hammer and smash the head of every single dragon ball fan.
>>3069288so what, you're an onlyfans lobbyist instead? jackin's jackin, no matter the color. but allow me to enlighten your soul with my radiant being. divinity is not an rpg, and not just because they took out little lamplight amigo. If anything it's a tactical tabletop-like, much the same as hearthstone. In fact I'd be willing to say it's less of an rpg than hearthstone is, because hearthstone leaves room for imagination at least. >"what role you playing, son?" ah jee dad right now I'm fane, the skeleton! but i'm not the fane they think I am! My fane uses ICE MAGIC, and sometimes I'll even start encounters with said ice magic. so I guess you could say I'm playing the role of fane, the ice mage. Oh yeah, and that rat on the ground? I can even talk to him, and he'll even say stuff back. It's like I'm really there
>>3069169Kill yourself faggot
>>3067131Fire Fire (and Necrofire) every fucking where.
>>3067131Lots of bullshit unless you can out-bullshit the bullshit the game throws at you. Abusing bullshit is the only way you'll beat this game, and healing is not as valuable as other games. Take pet pal.
>>3069288least insecure western rpg fan
>>3069217>>3069224Maybe I missed the first half of the quote chain I was hopping into. I meant “I choose to play with a custom party and not the retarded origin characters/companion NPCs (if they happen to be shitty)”. If I’m self-inserting, it’s as a lawful good human male paladin who’s on a quest to go kill a bunch of evil shit, with a party of lawful good do-gooders.It’s ok to have a character with a predefined backstory e.g. TNO fromPlanescape, $CHARNAME from bg1, geralt from Witcher, etc. it’s how you roleplay within that framework that counts.
>>3067131interesting act and a half, then gets boring. some lovely graphics. not very well balanced
>>3069169>by this logic call of duty is an rpgit is
>>3067131>you get all the skills you'll ever use early into the game, so you can expect 10-15 hours of figuring out the optimal skills and combos and another 30-40 repeating them ad nauseam>the terrain manipulation is pretty good, but the game wants you to keep repeating the same few broken skills every fight>completely retarded physical ad magic armor split >equipment progression and scaling is just like an MMO, expect grinding and resetting for the same gear but with higher numbers every few levels >story and characters are about as well written as you'd expect from a social studies college group pen and paper campaignit's shit, solid 6/10
I have just started this game and can't even get the tutorial.I mean, I guess I can "win" the tutorial, but I don't "get" why are things happening.Im in a ship full of prissoners, but Im told "hey, wake up sleepy, get upstair later" Im not supposed to be wandering around, but Im let to do whatever. I kill a guard, but no one checks anything. Im given the option of telling some boss what I did, I have no Idea if I should want to or not. Am I the good guy or the bad?There has been a killimg on the ship and all the prissoners are let loose? What? And they worry for the dead prissoner? And each individual prissoner is more powerful than the whole crew, except for a small necklace? Doesn't make any sense. Then the witch/killer says she will kill me and kills every other person except me? This whole story makes less sense than Diablo 3 story.
>>3070387Depends on pov.Officially bad, as government/religious sect sees you as bad.Later you can become villain or folk hero depending on your actions.The prisoners are soUrcerors (not sorcerors), lore wise they are very powerful.Yeah, story is cluster fuck, but I still had fun.Will never replay though, as item management is atrocious, despite gameplay OK.