I must admit I am not a fan of the first part and I've tried the unfinished second one with some reservations. Buy hey, now I just can't wait for a final release! Of course, it is not everybody's cup of tea. There is sex, lots of it. Unlike ADWR, it cannot be completely avoided, although you can skip everything that is forced or non-consensual - run from it or fade to black. There's a nasty rape scene - an important part of the plot. But! There is also romance (still not completed) and three wonderful guys to choose. An elf, a paladin and a bad boy. An the paladin is not boring and pompous, the elf has commitment issues, and the bad boy is not so bad at all. And they are all sexy smexy, believe me. What do you guys think? Have you tried the first part and maybe the second too? How do you feel about it?
Va’esse deireadh aep eigean, va’esse eigh faidh’ar.
Played the first part a long time ago. It was decent but it felt a bit to linear for a replay. Then I played an older version of the second part alpha and it was pretty fun. It was really buggy, lots of cut off conversation parts and tons of glitches, but it was a fun experience. Tested the newest version of the alpha tonight. Am quite impressed by the amount of new content the creator added. Loved the theater and graveyard quest. And the add ons to the romances made them feel a bit more fleshed out. The playthrough petered out when I reached the slums, since that part of the story is where the more darker elements start to be more prominent and it's not really my cup of tea. I found the beginning more fun and silly (even if there plenty of dark things here and there) so my enjoyment kind of stopped once it got darker. But I do like the side characters in the later parts and I did like the ending, it was kind of weird, but awesome.
As for the romances, I did like the new content with the paladin and ranger. In the older version I "romanced" the "bad boy" and back then found him the most endearing characters of the three. Even with his funky nicknames and the fact that I wouldn't want him within 100 kilometers would find his manners quite unattractive in real life. He just felt the most honest of the lot, in his weird, icky ways.
In summary, the main story isn't really my cup of tea (I prefer coffee), but love, love, love the side quests. I also really like the little side things the game has. Like participating in a riveting sermon from a priest of Torm or gathering ingredients for a brew. And I am curious to see how the whole thing looks when it's finished.
Last Edit: Aug 24, 2015 14:43:21 GMT by Lingz: Edited because I am a sneaky snake. And trying to blunt the words, because I did like the module, even if I had issues with it.
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