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open a shell, find a pearl ... pretty much my experience with Bright Memory ( https://store.steampowered.com/app/955050/Bright_MemoryEarly_Access/ )

i bought the early access on STEAM for 7.25chf to see it's from a "one man studio" using UE

bloody hell that's one gorgeous game and the gameplay is neat tutorial is straightforward and it's not even the full game
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after being warped to another world/planet, awestruck for a moment ...
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hard wake up call by the first monster encounter (after 2 more standard wolf ) a... lion with a turtle back and a Dilophosaurus (those who saw the original Jurassic Parc will understand although i should say : "like a frilled neck lizard" instead ... JP was not accurate on that point :laugh: the Dilo was more a mashup than a true to the fossil model ) "collerette"
and then weird "zombies" soldiers? oh boy...
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semi "RPG like" elements good good ...
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voice acting is amazing (Eng CN or JP)

best thing ever i saw on STEAM : part 2 Bright Memory : Infinite will be free for anyone who bought the early access ... damn! that dev deserve a lot of credit and praises

oh! and it use, not that i care about, freaking RTX...
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now i am baffled :laugh:

it's actually also a mobile game on playstore (and Applestore also )

luckily the PC version look graphically better and the controls are well polished, not "just a port" by all means
I picked this up about 6 months ago on GOG. I too was amazed at what 1 person has done. Combat is fluid, controls reasonable, looks great and it is fun! The dev has made many updates and. Is committed to all the people who have tried out his EA. I can’t wait for the rest!
 
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Just started Broken Sword 1 Director's Cut, haven't finished this yet and seems that my saves are gone :laugh: I guess I'll put some coffee and spend the morning playing this (it's 6.17am here)
 

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Trying out We are the Dwarves, on sale at GoG for $1.25, looks like a bit of fun :)

edit: Ok, played about 25 minutes this morning, before I decided I'd rather watch the 3rd episode of Picard heheh :) My thoughts:

The directions are a bit... scattered and incomplete as well as inconsistent. In one cut screen designed to show you how to pause the game, you must press "pause" to progress. That's what the directions say. "You can pause the game to blah-blah-blah and blah-blah-blah. To continue press pause". Not "press space to pause and unpause", just "To continue press pause". Fortunately, "space" to pause is pretty universal, but in the second stage, the only way to continue is to "repair your armor at least two levels". There's a small cut scene before that that shows you a space on the map where you can both gather all the dwarves to repair their armor as well as save the game, but it doesn't tell you how. The same descriptor that shows on everything else "clickable" pops up and says "Character" and "Save". You must click Character, and then double click the bars on your armor to upgrade/repair them. Took several minutes to figure it all out, and was mildly annoying...

After leaving the second stage, I decided Picard was a better choice for my remaining 35 minutes before work. I'll try again this eve, as I believe the game has moved me to control the second of the three dwarves. According to a play-video, you'll control three dwarves with three different skill sets, individually as well as part of a group. One is primarily melee barbarian-style, one ranged with shotguns, and one stealth who smoke-bombs his way across the map in the shadows. The first was the shotgun, I'm looking forward to the stealth, I think. More thoughts later :toast:
 
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I picked this up about 6 months ago on GOG. I too was amazed at what 1 person has done. Combat is fluid, controls reasonable, looks great and it is fun! The dev has made many updates and. Is committed to all the people who have tried out his EA. I can’t wait for the rest!
well, there is a semi controversy on how he used assets from others and didn't give credit but he made amend for it, and that's what Infinite will be, he hinted about hiring someone for design and helps on Infinite but the exceptional thing is, he will grant the Ep2 free for all EA initial buyers.

all together it feels like a tomb raider (for the history background setup and a bit on how Sheila looks ) Devil May Cry (combo and combat rating system) Titanfall (for the dynamic of the combats) all that pieced up together in a First Person Shooter done with a more than enough execution.
 
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Completed main story, all 12 memories and 120 shrines of Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (vanilla version, no updates, no dlc)
It took me exactly 160 hours of pure fun and awesomeness. I spent a lot of time on LoZ and I don't regret a single picosecond. BotW is the most beautiful and awesome LoZ game ever and one of the most beautiful games made for Nintendo.



Final boss Ganon is surprisingly easy. I expected to die a lot but nope, got him first go. Didn't lose a single heart. On the contrary in Twilight Princess HD I died zillion times, it's embarrassing.



Unlocked/bought Dark Link tunic. It increases movement speed at night and makes all NPCs freak out.



It took me a long time to unlock shrine in the snowy area but I won't spoil t here lol



I found only 300/900 korok seeds and I'm yet to install/play dlc. Unfortunately there isn't postgame so technically 'beat Ganon' mission can't be completed. Luckily I saved right before the final boss so I can explore Hyrule one more time and find all seeds then back to Ganon again. I never watch/read walkthroughs so I have no idea how long will it take.
Anywho I said it before and I'll say it again Xenoblade Chronicles X and BotW are the most beautiful Nintendo games. I don't know when and how but I will play Xenoblade 2, Xenoblade remake and BotW 2 (when they're out). Just can't wait.
 
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It's 1:36 A.M. local time. Finally finished Witcher 1. Neutral playthrough. Though my heart went out for the oppressed non-humans I gotta fight the real enemy, the monsters. Though Witchers are meant to be saving humans from monsters that doesn't mean I should support racism against non-hans.

Saved as many accursed people as I could (prnicess Adda, Abigail, Alina, Celina, Vincent Meis from the top of my head) Though I kinda feel bad for sparing cannibal gramps in the swamp. I thought I could kill him later even if I said I'll spare him.

I'd make the worst witcher ever. I swear I didn't even took out my sword after maxing out Igni sign character level. Just fire, fire, fire everything. Works against humans, works against non-humans, works against fish-prople, works against vampires, works against undeads, works against ghosts. Igni is like swiss army flamethrower. Not to mention it's quick af instead of drawn out battle with sword.

Can't wait to start playing Witcher 2 tomorrow.
 

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Probably going to buy Wolcen tonight thru Steam, waiting for New World in May. Probably play the new expansion in Div2 the first week of March. Sorta like the flame thrower spec, up close and personal.
 

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I'm back to playing Rimworld because I am a glutton for punishment.
 
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Back to Grim Dawn... Again. Dervish as another take on the good old spammy poison build and its yet another level up in every way :)

God this game is good.

Level 71 and just half decent gear...

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Azur Lane Crosswave finally out (duh ... got to wait till 1hrs after real release, which was around 7pm for me, because i was at work) pre ordered it last Monday hehe


fun and well made (story are narrated in a VN model) fleet selection screen, contestant intro start of battle and well well well S rank total victory :laugh:
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the photo mode is a neat feature ahah ... but typical me ... i add 3 Kansen (Shipgirl in AL ) but i end up taking more pictures of the Nagato battleship (1944) displayed as a static part of the background
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Yep, a Nagato-class battleship for sure .... i almost hesitated with a Kongo-class battlecruiser (but the single smokestack and the secondaries placement did clearing my doubt )


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an excellent time killer, from PS4 reviews it's often put as a cons that it's a bit short, but no matter, knowing the publisher behind, can expect some extensions later (at last i hope ahah)
 
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Just completed the main story of Final Fantasy XV, there's still few sidequests and DLCs left. And superbosses. :oops:

Azur Lane Crosswave finally out (duh ... got to wait till 1hrs after real release, which was around 7pm for me, because i was at work) pre ordered it last Monday hehe


fun and well made (story are narrated in a VN model) fleet selection screen, contestant intro start of battle and well well well S rank total victory :laugh:
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the photo mode is a neat feature ahah ... but typical me ... i add 3 Kansen (Shipgirl in AL ) but i end up taking more pictures of the Nagato battleship (1944) displayed as a static part of the background
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Yep, a Nagato-class battleship for sure .... i almost hesitated with a Kongo-class battlecruiser (but the single smokestack and the secondaries placement did clearing my doubt )


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an excellent time killer, from PS4 reviews it's often put as a cons that it's a bit short, but no matter, knowing the publisher behind, can expect some extensions later (at last i hope ahah)
Anime girls are always a positive thing. :)
 
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LOL, that is too funny!
like seriously. It could be a story about a fire mage who burns everything in his sights instead of a witcher who is proficient in both blade and sorcery and I wouldn't mind.

Let me tell you my strat when fighting a god (Doban or sth). I'm trapped in a 4x4 temple room with this god. I have to avpid him cause hr's literally one punch man. Only way to kill him/his religion us to thin out his battle-priests. luckily each wave consists of him calling two of them as his side-kick.
And what do I do to fight against this horrendous 3 on 1 gangbang? Run circles around them avoiding attacks and blasting Igni fire. Two Igni strike and both of the priests out.

Fighting legendary crab monster from hell? Run behind pillars and roast the crustacean.
 
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I like how my character in Skyrim is coming along this time.

I play fast and loose with light armor/dual-wielded maces and daggers, also pushing non offensive/defensive stuff like alchemy and sneak up, so my level is high for my overall stats and so are the enemies. I only have a couple of perks in armor... and that's all I CAN have lol. Often I fill that in with strategy, but when I know I can get it done quickly charging in direct, I can/will do that. Often when going through dungeons that are already long without creeping around for hours using my bows/daggers/poisons/invisibility potions... Falmer dens namely... just because they're blind doesn't mean sneaking through those massive ruins doesn't take forever. That or tight concentrations of mid-level enemies.

It's a versatile and effective way to play.

As long as I move quick enough to stay on the offensive, even big head-on conflicts are resolved quickly. The dual maces with dual speed boosting perk and bone-breaker cutting through 25% armor, along with maybe a necklace and ring boosting 1h damage makes for a potent offensive combo, dropping the highest normal enemies in 2-3 power attacks and making bosses doable with a stamina potion or two if I strafe effectively. My smithing is level 60 or so with high-level fortify smithing potions and two pieces of enchanted smithing gear. I took the dwarven perk on the heavy side early, strictly for making use of the abundance of dwemer ingots to cheaply level it - could've saved it for advanced armors or worked towards glass, but I don't need to and it would've taken longer. Maybe at some point I'll switch to heavy armor just to rock that bitchin ebony gear again.

This makes my Elven gear just good enough to weather a small handful of 2h power attacks while still surviving constant arrow chips and the occasional 1h flank. All without any enchantments (I haven't put anything into it - as tempting as the evil triad of alchemy/smithing/enchanting is to break everything with. :ohwell:)

Meanwhile, being light armor and favoring stamina over health, I can execute many power attacks without stopping and still sprinting. So I really do have to be quick, but that's where my offense also is very strong. I literally run through pummeling the weaker enemies with one-shots (super satisfying with maces hehe.) Clean out shitty bandit camps like nobody's business.


Where there are only a couple mid-level enemies, I flip that over. I have the double-usage poison perk (apply poison once to get 2 poisoned swings) and 6x 1h sneak stab boost (soon to be 15X dagger-only - god-tier perk that will kill almost any enemy with an iron dagger.)

So I drop an invisibility potion, poison a dagger with a lingering damage health paralysis, dispatch the first foe with the sneak/poison and after being detected by the other, hit em with the second poison shot, subduing if not leaving them to die a few seconds after being paralyzed. I mean... once you get alchemy up to lvl 80 with all of the boosting perks it is a VERY powerful poison that can be made from ingredients growable at your Hearthfire stead (canis root, imp stool, mora tapinella) - I think I'm getting 10 seconds of paralysis with 20 points of damage for each second paralyzed, 200 points of damage on top of a completely defenseless enemy is major... think of the power attacks you can stick in a whole 10 seconds. Daggers are great for that because you can cover a lot of distance and pull off a lot of power attacks. Also keep in mind that 200 total damage ignores armor and natural defense completely! It's stupid unfair.


That's why I always exploit the crap out of alchemy. You can get salmon roe (jumping salmon in the river rapids by Riverwood) and histcarp immediately, and by around level 9 you can easily have the Hearthfire plot with the fish hatchery, giving you a huge supply of waterbreathing ingredients - 6 potions every 3 in-game days. You ain't even gotta build much of a house to get the hatchery. Salmon roe is special... it literally makes the waterbreathing potions last 12x longer and be 15x more valuable - meaning just one or two will level you up once...all the way to 100, as they quickly begin to value in the 1000's of septims each as you rapidly-power level and grab yer perks. I don't even have alchemy-boosting gear. Who needs it when I'm already almost to level 100? Annnnyyway.


If there are more or they are spread out, the paralysis poisons are also super-handy for semi-stealthy offensive archery... carrying just 20 gives me 40 highly lethal arrows, each capable of either killing the enemy outright with a sneak blow, or immobilizing them until they die of the creeping poison... or giving me time to execute the sneak-poison double-tap without them ever having a chance to see me (all they see is the sky, being on their backs!) I can stay largely undetected with no sneak perks or gear this way.

Or, if hitting one will give me away to another, I can drop into slow-mo eagle-eye zoom to hit the other with the second paralyzing arrow and chip at them both with 10 whole seconds to work it out, if I ever need to (rare - they usually go down.) It doesn't matter if they detect me at that point - Elven bows/arrows are some of the best and don't require too much in the way of archery skill or perks. And if others elsewhere get a hint in the process, I've just gotta squeeze out the kills in time to drop an invisibility potion and either stay still or pull away. Or re-dip the poison and try for #'s 3-4 with slow-mo (vantage usually isn't good enough, though.) Usually the lingering damage gets them in under 5 seconds - I watch the two die while others nearby angrily bumble over their seized-up bodies trying to figure out what is happening (they are actually autistic - they see an arrow and they look where it hits instead of where it came from - just like how when you point to something, an autistic person might look at your finger instead of what you're pointing at.) Hell... sometimes I let their paralyzed foes bait them and just make a pile as they line-up one by one :pimp:

This is where I'm at with my ranger-style build right now. Not bad for level 30, I think. Not massively OP, but dynamic and capable. Really not fair, used right. I still get caught up sometimes, though. Going to make that last step to master difficulty very soon. Never legendary, though. That's just tedious.


I gotta say though... I'd forgotten how bad melee follower AI is! Seriously, man... the scripting and animation melee AI's is horrible :/

It's all good until I'm on a quest that sticks me with melee followers and I want to do the first strategy. The others are fun and incredibly practical, but time-consuming for large areas with not much elevation. So I'm right in the mix and I'll see both my health and my opponents is low - with no others in range to flank before I can get my work done. I know for certain that I have PLENTY of time to get the killing blow in and potentially skip popping to the menus for a health potion - I hate doing that. I carry a bunch around, but probably only use one every 3 major runs, unless there's a real boss fight/dragon.

Problem is... when a follower happens to be right behind me (where I can't see,) one of two things happens. First, the wonky collision causes what should be a direct power-attack death blow to the enemy to instead meet my stupid-ass follower, leaving me wide-open while it finishes. The second, even more annoying is when my follower kill-steals me from back there with their cheesy crit animation... which is dickish enough, but what really makes it suck is that MY death blow gets rendered irrelevant the moment their drawn-out animation starts... meanwhile the blow I would've at least staggered is a split-second from landing on me (it isn't often stopped by my follower's kill-move because it's already a couple seconds too late,) so I catch the lethal retort that never would have occurred just to watch my follower slay the enemy right as my character falls to the floor.

Happens way too often for me to think nobody testing the game wouldn't have been driven mad by it. And it's really just a matter of the priorities set in the scripted animations. What it should do is let my kill-swing land, killing the enemy, while letting the follower flail around like they're doing something. It's not a limitation... just an oversight. I dunno... am I the only one this happens to regularly?

I usually prefer magic-using followers for this reason. Serana's awesome just because of that. She will mostly cast ranged spells while I jump into the fray and actually winds up being helpful a lot of the time, without getting me killed once per dungeon! And when she does melee, it's a dagger, so even if she is faster she doesn't have enough range to get between me and the enemy.

My general solution? Drag the melee followers right into the fight and dip out to collect all of the loot in the area while they duke it out with all of the enemies in the room. Hopefully when I'm done it's time to loot all of the enemies. I'll only confront the enemies coming right at me. And as I go along take some potshots with my arrows to steal my follower's kills. And if I happen to accidentally strike my follower with a stray arrow or two, maybe even downing them... oh well!

If I know I'm passing through a lever operated door to a place with a lot of enemies, I lead the follower back a bit and shut the door on them while I charge in, and just pray they don't teleport onto me before I get my kills!

I'mma teach yall some next-level Skyrim combat tricks, here!
 
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I'd make the worst witcher ever. I swear I didn't even took out my sword after maxing out Igni sign character level. Just fire, fire, fire everything.
It's kinda like crossbow in W3. If not for that miraculous contraption, I wouldn't beat Deathmarch.
Try higher difficulties.

Can't wait to start playing Witcher 2 tomorrow.
I'm about halfway done with Witcher 2. Looks good in 4K maxed out (minus ubersampling). Nearly done with catching up and getting missed couple achievements.
Next step - beating campaign on Insane.
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am I the only one this happens to regularly
yap.
this doesnt happen to me as i dont use pets :)
my play usually is: on the way to riverwood fully clear embershard mine -> get all loot. sell everything that is not used and get all ingots/ore. clear black falls barrow sell all loot and get all ingots.
go to whiterun and kill dragon at the watchtower. sell loot get all blacksmithing mats from traders. craft equipment if i miss anything. store all materials in the house. full clear fort greymoor. sell loot and get mats.
small drinking contest for fast ride to markarth then deep into the dunmer city. get all dwarven metal i see. once i've left the ruins with 2800/400 weight. back to whiterun and craft dwarven gear till bs is lvling up
ride to major cities and trade dwarven gear for ebony. craft ebony weapons and kill some daedra for harts (or buy it if you are lucky).
full daedra armor with axe and mace with cold and fire chant and ebony bow with ancient arrows (endless supply from the borrows) so i dont have to lose my breath to cheace pesky archers/range casters.
hit everything in the game like freight train.
dragon???
no problem
just land your ass to the ground so i can fill up my supplies of dragon steak for next week.
 
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Playing Wolcen at the moment. Already finished Act 1 in beta so now I'm just rushing through it again, wanna see that new content as soon as possible.
So far the game is good. A bit clunky but with a good base to improve upon.
 
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@ShurikN beat me to it


That's why I am here, to post the "no commentary" first part of Walcen.
I was angry at the CEO of the company when he announced that will postpone yet again the release. It was supposed to be January. This game has been in testing for almost 3 years and more. Felt like it will never be released.

There is no commentary from me this time, just the first cutscenes, skill tree, abilities, inventory, npc's and fighting style. A pretty clear idea for someone if they consider purchasing this.
So far, this looks and feels good. Will keep you guys posted in the months to come. I will be finishing all 3 Acts of the story in co-op.

***On another disappointing note, cyberpunk 2077 got pushed back AGAIN... for September 17 2020.
 
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like seriously. It could be a story about a fire mage who burns everything in his sights instead of a witcher who is proficient in both blade and sorcery and I wouldn't mind.

Let me tell you my strat when fighting a god (Doban or sth). I'm trapped in a 4x4 temple room with this god. I have to avpid him cause hr's literally one punch man. Only way to kill him/his religion us to thin out his battle-priests. luckily each wave consists of him calling two of them as his side-kick.
And what do I do to fight against this horrendous 3 on 1 gangbang? Run circles around them avoiding attacks and blasting Igni fire. Two Igni strike and both of the priests out.

Fighting legendary crab monster from hell? Run behind pillars and roast the crustacean.
Haha sounds like my TW3 adventures. My staple was Aard secondary and Quen's shield... indestructible and constant knockback and stagger. Some battles would surely take a while :D No need to aim nothing, just hold and release buttons :p

@ShurikN beat me to it


That's why I am here, to post the "no commentary" first part of Walcen.
I was angry at the CEO of the company when he announced that will postpone yet again the release. It was supposed to be January. This game has been in testing for almost 3 years and more. Felt like it will never be released.

There is no commentary from me this time, just the first cutscenes, skill tree, abilities, inventory, npc's and fighting style. A pretty clear idea for someone if they consider purchasing this.
So far, this looks and feels good. Will keep you guys posted in the months to come. I will be finishing all 3 Acts of the story in co-op.

***On another disappointing note, cyberpunk 2077 got pushed back AGAIN... for September 17 2020.
Dayum. Path of Exile inspired passive tree, nice picture... definitely looks good!

Playing Wolcen at the moment. Already finished Act 1 in beta so now I'm just rushing through it again, wanna see that new content as soon as possible.
So far the game is good. A bit clunky but with a good base to improve upon.
A new 'Grim Dawn' then? Or not quite?
 
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A new 'Grim Dawn' then? Or not quite?
Combat wise it's really hard to explain. Sometimes it works flawlessly, sometimes you wish you were dead. Needs more polish.
Skills and skills customization are cool, brings just enough depth without getting too POE with complicating things. Itemization is fairly good for now. Crafting look quite neat, but that one I'll have to test more in the endgame.
There are no classes, only that big ass skill tree. And your play style and skill selection (and weapon selection) determines the "class".
It's not like any other ARPG in those terms, so I can't really compare it to anything.
 

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Combat wise it's really hard to explain. Sometimes it works flawlessly, sometimes you wish you were dead. Needs more polish.
Skills and skills customization are cool, brings just enough depth without getting too POE with complicating things. Itemization is fairly good for now. Crafting look quite neat, but that one I'll have to test more in the endgame.
There are no classes, only that big ass skill tree. And your play style and skill selection (and weapon selection) determines the "class".
It's not like any other ARPG in those terms, so I can't really compare it to anything.
I see it as a combination of PoE and Grim Dawn, in what I watched. That Skill tree looks awesome; PoE's skill Forest always amazed me. But, I did see they pulled it off GoG for some reason, which means I'll not be chasing it for a while. Still, gameplay does look amazing. Hope they get bugs sorted and move it back to GoG soon :)
 
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Combat wise it's really hard to explain. Sometimes it works flawlessly, sometimes you wish you were dead. Needs more polish.
Skills and skills customization are cool, brings just enough depth without getting too POE with complicating things. Itemization is fairly good for now. Crafting look quite neat, but that one I'll have to test more in the endgame.
There are no classes, only that big ass skill tree. And your play style and skill selection (and weapon selection) determines the "class".
It's not like any other ARPG in those terms, so I can't really compare it to anything.
Hmm shame, Sounds more like an on-rails action game with RPG elements than a serious ARPG then. The simplified and overly polished menus did give a hint of that. I think too light weight for my taste..

It will be a mistake to turn this thread into a light-discussion about a single game, so i feel the need to say more.
I am also still playing PUBG Light and Dark Souls 3 (back at it hard in the pvp). The pvp in DS3 is like nothing else, the only reason this game keep taking me back.
"Just like" the poor excuse for a finished game that is Wolcen, DS3 also has no class. Yes, you can choose something in the beginning, and that means almost nothing because the game never holds your hands so you can go bananas with the build...making it amazing and incredibly versatile - super fun when you encounter people in pvp.

More on Wolcen subject, wait until they fix this game, if ever.
Like I mentioned previously this was in the making and available to the public until late 2016. 4 years and now finally released it is a buggy mess. Played a few more hours today.
Steam authentification issues, if you try to enter game 20 times it will let you, until it decided to kick you out of the game session and take you offline etc etc.

The skill tree that was mentioned as you can see in my video is small. Actually very small and not al all versatile. Same skills passives that keep repeating them selfs over and over until your character becomes so op that killing mobs and bosses is just too simple.
After 5 hours of gameplay I am at the point with my mage that you do not need to dodge hits, just stand still and press 2 buttons to watch everything die around you.

Bugs everywhere at every single turn, outdated graphics that even at high specs don't really look good and many more.

On the bright side, I have played everything that it is out there. This is a new title, not so expensive to purchase that you can co-op with.
Warhammer Chaosbane was a letdown, but it was not buggy, Actually a very well polished game.
Wolcen is kinda like Chaosbane except, after 4 years, borderline unplayable.
Glad we got Wolcen out of the way then :D
 
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It will be a mistake to turn this thread into a light-discussion about a single game, so i feel the need to say more.
I am also still playing PUBG Light and Dark Souls 3 (back at it hard in the pvp). The pvp in DS3 is like nothing else, the only reason this game keep taking me back.
"Just like" the poor excuse for a finished game that is Wolcen, DS3 also has no class. Yes, you can choose something in the beginning, and that means almost nothing because the game never holds your hands so you can go bananas with the build...making it amazing and incredibly versatile - super fun when you encounter people in pvp.

More on Wolcen subject, wait until they fix this game, if ever.
Like I mentioned previously this was in the making and available to the public until late 2016. 4 years and now finally released it is a buggy mess. Played a few more hours today.
Steam authentification issues, if you try to enter game 20 times it will let you, until it decided to kick you out of the game session and take you offline etc etc.

The skill tree that was mentioned as you can see in my video is small. Actually very small and not al all versatile. Same skills passives that keep repeating them selfs over and over until your character becomes so op that killing mobs and bosses is just too simple.
After 5 hours of gameplay I am at the point with my mage that you do not need to dodge hits, just stand still and press 2 buttons to watch everything die around you.

Bugs everywhere at every single turn, outdated graphics that even at high specs don't really look good and many more.

On the bright side, I have played everything that it is out there. This is a new title, not so expensive to purchase that you can co-op with.
Warhammer Chaosbane was a letdown, but it was not buggy, Actually a very well polished game.
Wolcen is kinda like Chaosbane except, after 4 years, borderline unplayable.
 
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