Disco Elysium

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ok I know this forum is more or less moribund but I can't hack it around Serious Gamers, I can't, but I happened to hear about this game called Disco Elysium and it intrigues me. Mostly because I thought it might actually involve disco, which it seems not to? But it sounds interesting anyway. Some kind of Estonian no-combat RPG, this seems kind of up my alley honestly... I don't know how I feel about the Chapo Trap House cameos but they are cameos at least?

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Saturday, 30 November 2019 21:12 (eight months ago) link

it seems like a game for people who like the Meaningful Dialogue Choices part of crpgs and wish they'd throw everything else away to focus on that

ciderpress, Saturday, 30 November 2019 21:25 (eight months ago) link

me personally i don't care about Meaningful Dialogue Choices but I do enjoy walking simulators and the style of the game intrigued me. so i took a chance and i'm enjoying it so far! it reminds me of Gate's version of Saturday Night Fever.

Agnes Motörhead (rushomancy), Monday, 2 December 2019 14:33 (eight months ago) link

does look cool actch

YOU CALL THIS JOURNALSIM? (dog latin), Monday, 2 December 2019 15:19 (eight months ago) link

it reminds me of Gate's version of Saturday Night Fever.

dang now i want in

adam, Monday, 2 December 2019 15:23 (eight months ago) link

It has it's own thread! So yeah 20% at the moment, due to it winning an award, if yer interested

Ste, Friday, 13 December 2019 13:05 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Man someone finally got round to making that video game with 'good writing' huh

It also has the prettiest title screen to date

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Monday, 6 January 2020 19:56 (seven months ago) link

it seems like a game for people who like the Meaningful Dialogue Choices part of crpgs and wish they'd throw everything else away to focus on that

― ciderpress

Well, I know that's meant to be disparaging but it's pretty much me, yep, and the more I read about this the more desperate I am to play it.

emil.y, Monday, 6 January 2020 20:03 (seven months ago) link

The text is as advertised, but the game also looks great. Some of the character animations are very funny.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 6 January 2020 20:21 (seven months ago) link

Man someone finally got round to making that video game with 'good writing' huh

What's with the scare quotes?

Camina Burana Drummer (Leee), Monday, 6 January 2020 22:56 (seven months ago) link

its good writing in the sense that it's super adaptive without showing a lot of seams. i'm not a huge fan of the style

ciderpress, Monday, 6 January 2020 23:29 (seven months ago) link

i don't know what that means

bidenfan69420 (jim in vancouver), Monday, 6 January 2020 23:31 (seven months ago) link

What's with the scare quotes?

― Camina Burana Drummer (Leee), Monday, 6 January 2020 22:56 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Idk just that a lot of games touted to have good writing do not

I was fully ready to find DE grating or too self-conscious but I'm frequently quivering with mirth at some of the dialogue options it offers you, and the skills-as-internal monologues thing is handled well

Dadjokke (Sgt. Biscuits), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:53 (seven months ago) link

its good at adapting to your dialogue choices and stats without being obvious about whats going on behind the curtain is what i mean

ciderpress, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 01:01 (seven months ago) link

I liked the writing a lot more as a low int high physical character. Which I think is an achievement.

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 10:25 (seven months ago) link

MINOR SPOILER MAYBE

the v pretty title screen is the view the shooter would have had of martinaise

the ghost of tom, choad (thomp), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 10:25 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

this game rules

rumpy riser (ogmor), Wednesday, 8 July 2020 14:03 (one month ago) link

yep

Mordy, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 14:06 (one month ago) link

Still waiting for PS4 version ;_;

emil.y, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 14:07 (one month ago) link

Still waiting for it to go on sale, but I very much look forward to my first playthrough.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 8 July 2020 15:55 (one month ago) link

Hardcore!

rumpy riser (ogmor), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 15:48 (three weeks ago) link

Hardcore to the mega!

rumpy riser (ogmor), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 15:48 (three weeks ago) link

Internally coherent!

rumpy riser (ogmor), Tuesday, 21 July 2020 15:48 (three weeks ago) link


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