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Despite only a handful of reviews (average review score 4/5), it is in the top list of games being played by Steam even though the people most likely to buy this type of game got it for free as a non-Steam game (so it won’t count). 

I think it’s safe to say that Fallen Enchantress is the start of a beautiful new fantasy game world.


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on Nov 10, 2012

TorinReborn

Quoting Lord Xia, reply 19Also, consider how different things are after FE's release than they were at WoMs release.  Massive difference. The forums back then were exploding with legitimate complaints, vile rants, asking for refunds, and it didn't go away for months.  What do we have with FE, a pretty general recognition that the game is good, a few minor bugs here and there being reported, and some balance ideas being batted around, even the complaints are pretty mild or an issue of preference.  It's been nice.Yes, this forum has less people bashing FE then 2k forums have people bashing xcom. And all the people bashing Bioware on DA2 or ME3 forums..

 

Heh, the difference being that DA2 was a massive departure from DAO and ME3's ending after 120+ hours of gaming just felt too short. I think gaming companies never wrote papers in University, the conclusion must be substantive and is a large part of the paper.

X-com is a terrific game with a few bugs, don't know what people are complaining about other than a $5 DLC that basically lets you colour your armor and gives you a new hairstyle or something.

FE isn't getting the same complaints as WoM did but is that because the people that left WoM behind haven't come back to try FE? I don't know.

on Nov 13, 2012

Viperswhip

Quoting TorinReborn, reply 26
Quoting Lord Xia, reply 19Also, consider how different things are after FE's release than they were at WoMs release.  Massive difference. The forums back then were exploding with legitimate complaints, vile rants, asking for refunds, and it didn't go away for months.  What do we have with FE, a pretty general recognition that the game is good, a few minor bugs here and there being reported, and some balance ideas being batted around, even the complaints are pretty mild or an issue of preference.  It's been nice.Yes, this forum has less people bashing FE then 2k forums have people bashing xcom. And all the people bashing Bioware on DA2 or ME3 forums..

 

Heh, the difference being that DA2 was a massive departure from DAO and ME3's ending after 120+ hours of gaming just felt too short. I think gaming companies never wrote papers in University, the conclusion must be substantive and is a large part of the paper.

X-com is a terrific game with a few bugs, don't know what people are complaining about other than a $5 DLC that basically lets you colour your armor and gives you a new hairstyle or something.

FE isn't getting the same complaints as WoM did but is that because the people that left WoM behind haven't come back to try FE? I don't know.

 

I know of people that are checking out Elemental. I haven't heard anything bad yet from them.

on Nov 15, 2012

Viperswhip
FE isn't getting the same complaints as WoM did but is that because the people that left WoM behind haven't come back to try FE? I don't know.

Nope, it's because FE is way better than WoM was. I played WoM and didn't like it, but I'm enjoying FE immensely.

on Nov 15, 2012

I've been watching some Let's Plays of FE, and while it does appear to be miles and miles better than EWoM, I still feel as though it's missing something...

 

Can't quite put my finger on it, but I think I will have to wait it out a bit and see what the next round of patch/expansion brings.  I think the reality may be that Dominions spoiled free movement for me.  From what I have noticed (and this was the same 'problem' in GC2) the AI simply cannot handle free movement.  Now, Dom3 clearly is a beast of a different color, and has it's own bugaboos, but the province based movement with potentially massive battles appeals to me so much more than fast stacks of 3-6 units running rings around the AI.

 

But, my mind's not quite made up yet.  I've just come to appreciate node or province based map design for games of this ilk, and I fear it's going to take one hell of an effort from a free movement system to draw me fully back in.

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