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#52 Feb 12 2012 at 9:53 AM Rating: Decent
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Really?

Even with max smithing, the stuff I can craft is rarely better then the stuff I found unless I'm doing something wrong...or I'm really lucky with my drop.
#53 Feb 12 2012 at 9:55 AM Rating: Good
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Sagecraft is my only 'craft' as I mostly drop points into stealth/lockpicking. The second Warsworn area has some decent socketed gear for sale.
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#54 Feb 12 2012 at 11:21 AM Rating: Good
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Currently trying the PS3 version demo now. It might just be that I'm used to console gaming, but I definitely feel like the control systems are better for this version.

Will KoA allow for mods?
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#55 Feb 12 2012 at 11:35 AM Rating: Good
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Not sure, but it'll cost less sooner on PC than console. Smiley: lol Could just use an XBOX360 controller w/ your PC.
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#56 Feb 12 2012 at 12:03 PM Rating: Good
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How fast do PC games normally drop in price? Because PS3 version is on sale for 45 now. My tax return was bigger than I expected it to be, so I might actually be able to budget it in right now. :P
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#57 Feb 12 2012 at 12:15 PM Rating: Excellent
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Depends on the game. Skyrim only hit 25% during Steam's big Christmas sale and just went to 33% this past week with the mod utility.

On the flip side, Duke Nukem went 75% off pretty rapidly.

KoA is $50 for PC at Amazon right now. If you're interested in getting the PC version, $5 shouldn't matter too much. If you don't care one way or the other and want to play now, I'd go with the PS3 (assuming it's locally available -- I'd pay the $5 over waiting a few days for shipping).
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#58 Feb 12 2012 at 12:23 PM Rating: Good
Demo is pretty fun. I like the zippy rogue moves with daggers. I'm at the point now where they give you 45 minutes to explore. I should probably just pony up at this point.

The fate card system for class bonus and name looks pretty cool. Think I spent about 20 minutes just reading all the class combos.
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#59 Feb 12 2012 at 12:29 PM Rating: Good
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Oh, right. Well, I don't know how soon it'd be lower than $45.
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#60 Feb 12 2012 at 2:52 PM Rating: Good
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Really?

Even with max smithing, the stuff I can craft is rarely better then the stuff I found unless I'm doing something wrong...or I'm really lucky with my drop.
Most of my crafted greens tend to be better than my dropped purples, or at the very least comparable on damage/armor with stats more customized to my playstyle. If you want to take it really far(and I've done so one time since I'd already failed 4 times on getting the chest part needed to make a good chestpiece), you can save scum to make sure you get the piece you want when you salvage.
#61 Feb 12 2012 at 3:20 PM Rating: Good
I was going to break down and buy the game. But the Steam service is down and it won't add it to my account...

Things I like so far from demo:

Playing with a 360 controller on PC. Always nice to break up my repetitive wasd 1234 injuries from MMOs. Game works smooth with controller.

Cool combos and mashy action fun.

Pretty forest world.

Magic and staff use seems epic.

Things I don't like so much:

Camera is too close to my character. No option in demo to fix that.

Voice acting and animation is pretty weak after just coming from SWTOR where is it very strong. My guy does not talk back accept in text.

I still plan to buy it as soon as Steam lets me.



Edited, Feb 12th 2012 1:21pm by Shojindo
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#62 Feb 12 2012 at 3:52 PM Rating: Good
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I only played the demo, so I don't know how applicable this is to the full game, but:

Coming from Skyrim, I found the world very stifling. Didn't like being walled-in at all.
#63 Feb 12 2012 at 4:19 PM Rating: Good
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I found that I liked it. It's a really nice midpoint between other RPGs and Skyrim, imo. Very open world with a LOT of sidequests that can take you all over. But, at the same time, enough cohesion that you won't end up chasing butterflies for 3 hours.

The $45 deal is over already, apparently, but I can still get it for $51 from Amazon. I figure I'll just go for it. Worst case scenario, I don't eat breakfast for two weeks.

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The fact that a professor just removed two books from their Syllabus after the bookstore never ordered them helps, too. :P

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#64 Feb 12 2012 at 4:25 PM Rating: Good
I got it to work now. DLing as we speak. /joy
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The $45 deal is over already, apparently, but I can still get it for $51 from Amazon.

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#66 Feb 12 2012 at 5:43 PM Rating: Good
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Worst part about this game is that there are so many cool weapons in it, with so many cool combos for each type, but I rarely switch away from my Chakrams. I only switch to my Faeblades on some troll fights where I need to get up close and move around a lot.

Still haven't decided if I want to go Might/Sorcery or Finesse/Sorcery. Finesse gear has damage stats while Might gear has block efficacy. I rarely use the shield block, though. After I got my +15 health drain Chakrams/Faeblades, I haven't had survivability issues, except against some of the bosses that tend to one-shot me.

Faeblades can lock down a troll for the entire fight, which is hilariously OP. Chakrams are just insane when the mobs begin to clump up. Tried a bow and staff, but they were pretty meh. Definitely love the greatswords, though, so I might just to back to Might and switch out my Faeblades for a huge *** sword. And Quake.
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#67 Feb 12 2012 at 5:51 PM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
The $45 deal is over already, apparently, but I can still get it for $51 from Amazon.

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I'd give you a gold star, but I think you have enough already.

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Worst part about this game is that there are so many cool weapons in it, with so many cool combos for each type, but I rarely switch away from my Chakrams. I only switch to my Faeblades on some troll fights where I need to get up close and move around a lot.

Still haven't decided if I want to go Might/Sorcery or Finesse/Sorcery. Finesse gear has damage stats while Might gear has block efficacy. I rarely use the shield block, though. After I got my +15 health drain Chakrams/Faeblades, I haven't had survivability issues, except against some of the bosses that tend to one-shot me.

Faeblades can lock down a troll for the entire fight, which is hilariously OP. Chakrams are just insane when the mobs begin to clump up. Tried a bow and staff, but they were pretty meh. Definitely love the greatswords, though, so I might just to back to Might and switch out my Faeblades for a huge *** sword. And Quake.


I'm planning to go Finesse/Sorcery, with more invested in the former. I'm more interested in seeing what kind of utility spells exist (haven't actually done any research though, since that tends to be an obsession of mine with these sorts of games. But then I spend more time planning than playing, and part of the fun of KoA seems to be finding your own class as you go).

I honestly kept forgetting I even had the shield in the demo, too. Would roll way more.
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#68 Feb 12 2012 at 6:23 PM Rating: Good
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Downloaded the whole game, then Origin decided that it wasn't willing to install a game downloaded from Amazon. So now I'm downloading it again through Origin. Smiley: glare
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#69 Feb 12 2012 at 7:26 PM Rating: Excellent
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#70 Feb 12 2012 at 7:28 PM Rating: Good
Welp I found a mod to fix the camera and let me zoom out to non claustrophobic. Not sure of it's safety yet though so I will hold off recommending it until I test a bit more.
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#72 Feb 13 2012 at 7:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
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#73 Feb 13 2012 at 12:33 PM Rating: Good
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Im chuggin right along in this game. I think im level 9 or 10 now and holy cow do I love the combat. I changed it from normal to hard and have been getting killed a few times when i get too many trolls or those other big guys on me. Sounds about right for difficulty. Some of the battles for the measly side quests are pretty **** epic, i wonder what the main story line is like. :D

Feels like ive put a lot of time in (save says 20 hrs, some was afk) and have only fully completed 2 of the little areas in Dalentarth. Wow!

I'm trying to keep as much a mystery as I can, i.e. not looking every little thing up, but i'm having a hard time with Alchemy. I dont care for experimenting to find the recipes and have found very few recipes from vendors in my time. And once ive made them I never use them except for healing potions. So i respecced and took all my points out of it in favor of sagecrafting, lock picking and merchantw/e. The extra money i make from vendoring i can use to buy potions. problem solved.

I'd give the game a 9 out of 10. I with i could zoom the camera out a smidge and I wish i could tone down the movement sensitivity of the left stick. Aside from those issues I think it's a masterpiece.

#74 Feb 13 2012 at 1:50 PM Rating: Good
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My main gripe with the combat is a lack of a lock-on target system (unless I'm missing something). I'm thinking how many games do it where if you lock onto a target, the camera will keep your character in between it (the camera) and your target, which helps when you're rolling around a lot or if you kite a large group and want to get the camera in a good position quickly.

Some of the attack sequences by groups of enemies are brutal. While I hate dying, I do love that I can ***** up and get knocked around, almost as if they are working together.
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So i respecced and took all my points out of it in favor of sagecrafting, lock picking and merchantw/e


Might seem useful at the beginning but mercantile is pretty useless. You make so much money just by selling all the crap you get that you don't need any boost.

Take detect hidden instead and you'll easily double the gold and loot you find. I have over a million gold right now and nothing to spend it on.

Same for lockpicking, you can pick any lock at any level. Just carry a bunch of lockpick and you'll never have any problem with locked chest.



#76 Feb 13 2012 at 2:19 PM Rating: Good
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The games sound so similar that sometimes I forget this isn't the Skyrim thread.
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