The game has potential. Don't get me wrong, but I do have potential concerns and caveats. Some of it's based on my reading feedback from the beta participants and so forth. Reddit threads and so forth.
Mostly concerned about combat (looks clunky) and being stuck looking through helmet holes at times. Stamina system and how the combat actually works (hit boxes, hit detection, etc.) Up in the air.
A lot of that realism stuff is actually why I was so interested in it to begin with, aside being historically accurate.
A little concerned about the combat, and for exactly the same reason. Clunky. I don't think that's a realism issue, but rather a European thing. All of these European RPG's have really clunky combat; Bound By Flame (France), ArcaniA (Germany), and The Witcher (Poland). That's I guess part of their charm, that European clunkiness.
I could be shocked but I don't see the next CDPR and Witcher 3 on this. The combat looks clunky and awful. I don't care if that's janky European or not. Absolutely hideous. It makes Witcher 3's intitial launch combat looks like the best of AC in contrast and at least they refined that.
Arcania was utter shit of the lowest order. Ugh.
I was able to gut my way through Elex and if you've ever played a Pirhana Bytes game you know what's that's about. That combat is almost better than what I see here and believe me that's saying something.
I thought Arcania: The Complete Tale was pretty fun and the combat mostly decent. But then I only paid $3 for it.
Getting a game for cheap as hell will really help your enjoyment.
I want to get this, but I know it wouldn't be something to crack my rotation for quite some time, and it's probably something that will be on sale for half off in the Xbox or PS store before long. Pre-order has been cancelled.
Last Edit: Jan 20, 2018 11:43:54 GMT -6 by Sandman
I'm still getting this, but I've pushed it away from being a day one get. And the only reason for that is because I've gotten too wrapped up in Dragon's Dogma again, and a quest to get the platinum for it, that I know I won't get around to it for a while.
It'll probably be $20 cheaper in a few months anyway, so win-win.
The game is set in 14th century (?) Bohemia. What "people of color" do they think were there back then, these ignorant fools.
Apparently, to these people, Europe has always been racially diverse with lots of prominent Africans running about in positions of power, knights, etc. According to the be BBC, the blonde hair, blue-eyed Achilles was actually a black guy. Kinda like that Beowulf miniseries they did that had black Earl's running around Denmark and Indian women as blacksmiths.
It's not "cultural appropriation," because whites (Europeans) have no culture.
Last Edit: Feb 11, 2018 11:32:00 GMT -6 by Patriot