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#122761 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26914 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 10:43 AM

The Gothic voice acting is also top notch


Also, Gothic 1 (2001) was one of the first of these type of RPG's to standard-ize and normalize RPG's actually having full-blown voice-acting, even before Oblivion (2006) did this.

 

Heck, G2 only came only a year later (2002).

 

Morrowind (2002) certainly wasn't full-blown voice-acted; only certain stuff.

 

Back then, you were lucky if some main quests and mainly a few lines in "important" side quests actually had any sort of voice-acting in these huge RPG's with tons of story, narrative, writing, dialogue, lines, choice/decision-making, and things of that sort.

 

Games like NWN, BG1, BG2, PST, IWD, etc etc - they weren't full-blown voice-acted.



#122762 Souffrir   Eternally Training CAG CAGiversary!   5767 Posts   Joined 8.8 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 04:32 PM

Also, Gothic 1 (2001) was one of the first of these type of RPG's to standard-ize and normalize RPG's actually having full-blown voice-acting, even before Oblivion (2006) did this.


That sounds like a good reason to hate the Gothic series, actually. Bring back text boxes!

#122763 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26914 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 08:02 PM

That sounds like a good reason to hate the Gothic series, actually. Bring back text boxes!

When done right - i.e. w/ great and different voice-actors everywhere - I do think that voice-acting in a RPG can really enhance a game, as seen by some of the great BioWare RPG's (i.e. DAO, DAI & ME Trilogy).

 

Though, there have been some great CRPG's in recent memory which had no voice-acting, but their writing was great - like say Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun Dragonfall.

 

I don't always think full-blown voice-acting's necessary - as games like SR Returns and SR Dragonfall prove it can work, old-school style, with none.

 

And I'm even fine w/ NWN1's approach of some important lines, moments, and scenes get voice-acting - and most stuff don't. 

 

In some ways, sometimes it's good when there's little to none voice-acting, as dev's can probably just add more choices & options in decision-making to flesh-out quests whenever they want & feel like it, w/out the need of say also then having to spend $ to call some voice-actors in to then voice it.

 

So, yeah - whatever works. [shrug]

 

We've really came a long way in the voice-over work stuff dept., since Gothic 1.



#122764 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6253 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 08:29 PM

The voice acting in ELEX was quite good, really added to the story imo.

#122765 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   7121 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 09:05 PM

The worst is the games with the one word or short phrase voice lines that get repeated over and over again and don't match what's being said in the text. Octopath, Wargroove. Stuff like that. Hate it.

#122766 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   6253 Posts   Joined 18.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2021 - 09:26 PM

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#122767 INMATEofARKHAM   Looking for my padded cell CAGiversary!   6092 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 04 August 2021 - 03:38 AM

The worst is the games with the one word or short phrase voice lines that get repeated over and over again and don't match what's being said in the text. Octopath, Wargroove. Stuff like that. Hate it.

Shepard.

#122768 blueArcana   Congratulations CAGiversary!   1194 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

blueArcana

Posted 04 August 2021 - 05:42 PM

Wrex.



#122769 HakurenKyo06   Duane Follower. CAGiversary!   1943 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

HakurenKyo06

Posted 04 August 2021 - 10:10 PM

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#122770 Neuro5i5   pʎslǝxıɔ CAGiversary!   10609 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 04 August 2021 - 10:34 PM

Really, Commander?



#122771 JSweeney   ... CAGiversary!   11402 Posts   Joined 18.2 Years Ago  

JSweeney

Posted 05 August 2021 - 01:34 AM

Minion!



#122772 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3348 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2021 - 02:39 AM

(reads last few posts)

 

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#122773 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26914 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2021 - 03:19 PM

Epic Game Store:

 

Free Games Page - https://www.epicgame...n-US/free-games

 

Free Games for This Week:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Minit

Free Games for Next Week:

  • Rebel Galaxy


#122774 eulogywerd21   Jesus wept CAGiversary!   3821 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

eulogywerd21

Posted 05 August 2021 - 04:36 PM

 

Epic Game Store:

 

Free Games Page - https://www.epicgame...n-US/free-games

 

Free Games for This Week:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Minit

Free Games for Next Week:

  • Rebel Galaxy

 

"WTF, Tim-berly Sweeney!?" - Someone who actually purchased Minit and/or Rebel Galaxy between the last time they were freebies and now.



#122775 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11285 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2021 - 05:14 PM

I had thought Rebel Galaxy had been a freebie before especially since they made Rebel Galaxy Outlaw a timed Epic exclusive.  Anyway, from the "y u no wen" department, it has been included in numerous dirt cheap Fanatical bundles over the last year.



#122776 psunami   0118999881999119725.....3 CAGiversary!   3904 Posts   Joined 17.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2021 - 05:24 PM

I had thought Rebel Galaxy had been a freebie before especially since they made Rebel Galaxy Outlaw a timed Epic exclusive.  Anyway, from the "y u no wen" department, it has been included in numerous dirt cheap Fanatical bundles over the last year.

Yep.  Back in June of '19 Rebel Galaxy was a freebie.  



#122777 inm8num2   The result is quite fresh and quality. CAGiversary!   3348 Posts   Joined 9.8 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2021 - 05:47 PM

 

Does that mean Foxhack will have to boycott Focus Home Interactive? :p

 

edit - oh boy...

 

Dotemu Wants To Make Games Based on Terminator, Conan, And Other Nostalgic Action Franchises



#122778 An Orange Cat   Pet My Fur CAGiversary!   1570 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

An Orange Cat

Posted 05 August 2021 - 06:17 PM

I'm glad Plague Tale is a freebie. I never got around to it on Gamepass and heard it's really good.

#122779 Tibor   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   347 Posts   Joined 12.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2021 - 06:49 PM

Yep.  Back in June of '19 Rebel Galaxy was a freebie.  

I think I got it for free on GoG 3-4 years ago during the Christmas sale giveaway.



#122780 Blade   This is the way CAGiversary!   15343 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2021 - 09:33 PM

I think I got it for free on GoG 3-4 years ago during the Christmas sale giveaway.

 Yeah, that's the real free. These EGS giveaways are more like America free.



#122781 Foxhack   Bad Hombre CAGiversary!   8838 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 05 August 2021 - 11:19 PM

 

Does that mean Foxhack will have to boycott Focus Home Interactive? :p

 

edit - oh boy...

 

Dotemu Wants To Make Games Based on Terminator, Conan, And Other Nostalgic Action Franchises

If Focus Home was able to buy DotEmu it probably means they were bleeding money, despite having a massive hit with Streets of Rage 4. DotEmu did not develop it on its own. It was developed by DotEmu, Lizardcube and Guard Crush (engine), and I'm pretty sure DotEmu didn't do that much to begin with.

 

That said I hope Focus Home will force DotEmu to stop releasing games in half-finished conditions and actually do some QA on their stuff. I can dream, no?

 

As for DotEmu wanting to do all those franchises... as long as they don't do anything and let other studios handle the work, who cares. All of those games will vanish a year or two after release, anyway.



#122782 Ex~   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1092 Posts   Joined 13.5 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2021 - 12:39 AM

I have Plague Tale free on PS4 too, but glad I don't have to plug in my PS4 to play now.



#122783 Master Miguel   Tired CAGiversary!   1504 Posts   Joined 8.7 Years Ago  

Master Miguel

Posted 06 August 2021 - 02:42 AM

I'm glad Plague Tale is a freebie. I never got around to it on Gamepass and heard it's really good.


I played through it on gamepass and enjoyed it. The gameplay loop gets fairly repetitive pretty quickly, but the different locations and environments liven it up enough that it didnt bother me too much.

#122784 blueArcana   Congratulations CAGiversary!   1194 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

blueArcana

Posted 06 August 2021 - 02:56 AM

 Yeah, that's the real free. These EGS giveaways are more like America free.

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#122785 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26914 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2021 - 12:48 PM

I know some of you probably saw on the front page of CAG...

Greedfall [base-game] (Steam) is $11.99 on NewEgg w/ promo code EMCEAEX39.

 

Be aware, if you have to get this game now & without its DLC...

...Greedfall base-game [Steam-version] is cheaper on DLGamer for Steam-version for $9 straight-up (with no coupons).

 

Link for $9 Greedfallhttps://www.dlgamer....greedfall-53035



#122786 MysterD   40 Year Old Birthday Toaster (Oct. 25th 1980-2020)) CAGiversary!   26914 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2021 - 03:50 PM

Embracer Group (fka THQ Nordic AB) buys out 3D Realms...and 7 other companies for $313 million USD:

https://www.ign.com/...ctic-duke-nukem

 

 New Embracer Studios

  • Deca Games
  • 3D Realms (maker of DN3D and other FPS's, back in the day)
  • Crazy Labs
  • Ghost Ship Games (maker of Deep Rock Galactic)
  • DigixArt
  • Easy Trigger
  • Grimfrost
  • Slipgate Ironworks


#122787 BreadNiblets   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1503 Posts   Joined 10.2 Years Ago  

BreadNiblets

Posted 06 August 2021 - 04:58 PM

Looks like I could be here a while:

 

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#122788 Mooby   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   11285 Posts   Joined 10.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2021 - 05:19 PM

2400 baud modem!



#122789 Revanex  

Posted 06 August 2021 - 05:31 PM

Blackjack of Strip is free until tomorrow.

 

https://store.steamp...kjack_of_Strip/

 

Please don't judge me. 



#122790 BMXJouster   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1487 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 August 2021 - 06:03 PM

Ultima Underworld 1+2, Syndicate Plus and Syndicate Wars is FREE on GOG until September 3rd:

 

https://www.gog.com/...d_and_syndicate







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