Hmm, was updating my progress for a while but me being a lazy noob never realized I can write progress posts as well ;p
So in this week:
FINALLY finished Tyranny - very mixed feelings. Almost everything about this game is perfect beside one thing, but this one thing is major and almost ruins it. Game has awesome climate, lore and story. World is well crafted and quite unique. Dialogues, many many consequences, using your stats in dialogues etc are also one of the best I’ve seen - basically you could replay game 3-4 times and see almost nothing of the same stuff. Game also gives a lot of unique mechanics, while most of other oldschool isometric RPGs are basically clones of BG/PT/ID stuff, here we get many new ideas, like levelling equipment, reputation system that is finally meaningfull, factions that actually matters, creating own spells and many many others. So why do I have problem with it? One word. PERFORMANCE. Game doesn’t look too impressive graphically-wise (I’d say it’s uglier that PoE, Original Sin or new Torment) yet it runs like total crap. Even with such graphics it can stutter, locations are small yet they load forever, even if you enter small room it will be loading for like 2-3 minutes, any bigger map like small village will be loading 4-5min and with small locations you can imagine theres lots of loading (this small village will have 5 houses you can enter, so going there will be like 10-15mins apent on loading houses, 20-30 min loading village up each time again, so you spend 30-45 min on loading screens for one village you otherwise would fully explore in 15-20min…) Not to mention loading savegame if you screwed sth up. If not for these loadings i would be playing Tyranny all the time, because of them I have enough after 3h (meaning 2h game, 1h waiting for loading screens), get frustrated and quit. Luckilly locations in Act II and III don’t have so many sub-locations so not so many loading times (but as you fight more bosses more loading times forloading save file when you die). If Obsidian optimised game correctly Tyranny would be the best isometric RPG on Steam, as it is it’s not even in top 3 beside it’s massive potential.
Got bad karma ending in Karma. Incarnation 1 - Loved artstyle and animation, gameplay-wise it was ok, yet some portions required clicking basically everything on screen. I intentionally was going for bad karma ending to see what happens and that was a bad choice. You see - in this game you cannot save at all, it autosaves when you quit it. And bad karma ending brings you back to beggining to do whole game once more (and since no saving you cannot load), which is kinda stupid as all puzzles are the same and playing again qould feel like a waste of time. Also it’s supposed to be only episode 1 and ep 2 is unlikelly to come. Still worth playing just for how amazing and unique it looks thou - just don’t go for bad karma ending ;p
Completed 100% Highschool Romance - I played Highschool Posession from same dev before and loved it. Highschool Romance has more plot, more options and routes, more CGs, but personally I prefer Posession. Simply because I didn’t really like any of the girls in Romance and if you don’t like any girl in VN it’s not gonna be great. But it’s personal preference, for someone who didn’t like girls in Posession this may be much better :>
Now starting to play another long game - Phantom Brave PC :>