The GWJ CRPG Club - Games 3 & 2 In Progress

Grim Dawn
Torchlight
Mass Effect 1

imbiginjapan wrote:

Well, some early leaders here... It looks like my original candidate is the Jill Stein of the group.
With that in mind, I'll pump the tires of some front runners...

Arcanum, Baldur's Gate, MM:VI

The Ralph Nader of the group thanks you for your support

Godzilla, don't forget to level up those of us who finished Pillars in the OP
I need my gameification of games fix

My votes:
Dragon's Dogma
Darkest Dungeon
Grim Dawn

A'ight.

I'm voting for:
Alpha Protocol
Expidiotions Conquistador
Icewind Dale

Alright, please sign me up for Grimrock 2, Dragon’s Dogma, and Baldur’s Gate.

Dragons dogma
Grimrock 2
Darkest dungeon

pyxistyx wrote:

Godzilla, don't forget to level up those of us who finished Pillars in the OP
I need my gameification of games fix

And those of us who have finished both games but aren’t even on the list

With the Steam Sale going on right now, lots of these games are on sale. For instance saw Grim Dawn on the front page for $7.49

ok...

Darkest Dungeon
Torchlight
Star Wars: Knight of the Old Republic

Cheers.

I'll update the voting in a couple of hours. Busy couple of days at work, but I'll have time shortly.

Redherring wrote:
pyxistyx wrote:

Godzilla, don't forget to level up those of us who finished Pillars in the OP
I need my gameification of games fix

And those of us who have finished both games but aren’t even on the list :)

Thanks for the reminder! I was planning to update the main thread leveling and missing names at the end of the month, but I can do so sooner than later.

Voting Update

Could this be the month Baldur's Gate overcomes its runner up status? Newcomer Darkest Dungeon and a strong run by Vampire are keeping things all uncertain. With a good amount of voting left to go, pretty much anything is in the mix.

Baldur’s Gate EE - 8
Darkest Dungeon - 7
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines - 7
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura - 6
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - 5
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen - 5
Alpha Protocol - 4
Icewind Dale - 4
Jade Empire - 4
Might & Magic VI - 4
Torchlight - 4
Expeditions: Conquistador - 3
Grim Dawn - 3
King’s Bounty: The Legend - 3
Legend of Grimrock 2 - 2
Planescape Torment - 2
Mass Effect - 1

Candidates
Alpha Protocol ($14.99) (13-26 hours)
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura ($5.99) (29-71 hours)
Baldur's Gate EE ($19.99) (31-87 hours)
Darkest Dungeon ($7.49 - Sale) (51-101 hours)
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen ($29.99) (38-111 hours)
Expeditions: Conquistador ($19.99) (27-32 hours)
Grim Dawn ($29.99) (21-116 hours)
Icewind Dale ($19.99) (33-51 hours)
Jade Empire ($14.99) (15-34 hours)
King's Bounty: The Legend ($6.99) (34-72 hours)
Legend of Grimrock 2 ($23.99) (22-40 hours)
Mass Effect 1 ($19.99) (17-43 hours)
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven ($9.99) (53-98 hours)
Planescape: Torment ($19.99) (31-62 hours)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ($9.99) (29-46 hours)
Torchlight ($14.99) (14-42 hours)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines ($19.99) (23-40 hours)

Sorry for the post spam, but congratulations to our new Level 2 members:

steinkrug, pyxistyx, Clumber, and Redherring!

And likewise, a round of welcoming applause to our new Level 1 members:

Sorbicol, Shadout, Cronox, and imbiginjapan.

All eight members have completed Pillars of Eternity and leveled up! Details in the first post.

Godzilla Blitz wrote:

Could this be the month Baldur's Gate overcomes its runner up status?

Nooooo we're already playing an Infinity Engine (inspired) game!

Jade Empire
Planescape: Torment
Dragon's Dogma

Jade Empire
Alpha Protocol

I’m voting for Jade Empire, Alpha Protocol and Mass Effect 1.

Godzilla Blitz wrote:

Sorry for the post spam, but congratulations to our new Level 2 members:

steinkrug, pyxistyx, Clumber, and Redherring!

And likewise, a round of welcoming applause to our new Level 1 members:

Sorbicol, Shadout, Cronox, and imbiginjapan.

All eight members have completed Pillars of Eternity and leveled up! Details in the first post.

Yaayy!
Do we roll for HP or get max?

*Legion* wrote:
Godzilla Blitz wrote:

Could this be the month Baldur's Gate overcomes its runner up status?

Nooooo we're already playing an Infinity Engine (inspired) game!

Well, I nominated a non-isometric game, but alas the tide was against it pretty quickly.

Jade Empire
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines
Alpha Protocol

I know everyone is voting for the next game, but I wanted to ask... Having never played any Shadowrun games, should I start with Shadowrun Returns or jump straight to Dragonfall? I've heard Dragonfall has some nice improvements, but can/should it be played without playing Shadowrun Returns first?

cheesycrouton wrote:

I know everyone is voting for the next game, but I wanted to ask... Having never played any Shadowrun games, should I start with Shadowrun Returns or jump straight to Dragonfall? I've heard Dragonfall has some nice improvements, but can/should it be played without playing Shadowrun Returns first?

Dragonfall is a great self-contained story. I don't think you'd be missing much if anything. Even being only vaguely familiar with the Shadowrun world I found it satisfying.

imbiginjapan wrote:
cheesycrouton wrote:

I know everyone is voting for the next game, but I wanted to ask... Having never played any Shadowrun games, should I start with Shadowrun Returns or jump straight to Dragonfall? I've heard Dragonfall has some nice improvements, but can/should it be played without playing Shadowrun Returns first?

Dragonfall is a great self-contained story. I don't think you'd be missing much if anything. Even being only vaguely familiar with the Shadowrun world I found it satisfying.

Thanks. I think I'll give Dragonfall a shot.

To be honest, I think I'd have to sit out another Darkest Dungeon play through. I loved everything about it, especially the oppressive atmosphere, but something about these flowchart maps just seems strange. I'd be happy playing any of the other top 6 nominees.

I suspect the writing is on the wall for its prospects in this one, but put a vote in from me for Legend of Grimrock 2.

I just wanted to throw out a "THANKS" to Godzilla Blitz for coordinating all this madness. Appreciate your time and efforts.

Voting Update

Quick update...

Vampire surges to a three-way tie with Jade Empire and Baldur's Gate at the front of the pack. Alpha Protocol and Darkest Dungeon are only a vote off the pace, and several other games are still in range. Still lots of time and votes out there, with a good three days left of voting.

Baldur’s Gate EE - 8
Jade Empire - 8
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines - 8
Alpha Protocol - 7
Darkest Dungeon - 7
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magic Obscura - 6
Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen - 6
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - 5
Icewind Dale - 4
Might & Magic VI - 4
Torchlight - 4
Expeditions: Conquistador - 3
Grim Dawn - 3
King’s Bounty: The Legend - 3
Legend of Grimrock 2 - 3
Planescape Torment - 3
Mass Effect I - 2

Candidates
Alpha Protocol ($14.99) (13-26 hours)
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura ($5.99) (29-71 hours)
Baldur's Gate EE ($19.99) (31-87 hours)
Darkest Dungeon ($7.49 - Sale) (51-101 hours)
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen ($29.99) (38-111 hours)
Expeditions: Conquistador ($19.99) (27-32 hours)
Grim Dawn ($29.99) (21-116 hours)
Icewind Dale ($19.99) (33-51 hours)
Jade Empire ($14.99) (15-34 hours)
King's Bounty: The Legend ($6.99) (34-72 hours)
Legend of Grimrock 2 ($23.99) (22-40 hours)
Mass Effect 1 ($19.99) (17-43 hours)
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven ($9.99) (53-98 hours)
Planescape: Torment ($19.99) (31-62 hours)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic ($9.99) (29-46 hours)
Torchlight ($14.99) (14-42 hours)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines ($19.99) (23-40 hours)

Godzilla Blitz wrote:

Vampire surges to a three-way tie with Jade Empire and Baldur's Gate at the front of the pack

While everyone else plays Vampyr, we play Vampire let's goooooooo

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Who is going to win?

My votes:

Jade Empire
Alpha Protocol
Dragons Dogma