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Outward is still one if my favorite RPGs this gen
Man, thanks for the tip! Not played Outward yet.
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Absolutely love Outward and cant wait for Greedfall!
Gonna definitely pick up Outward — looks like my cup of tea!
Remnant is also a pleasant surprise and it was only $40. I'm a big supporter of mid tier gaming, as long as it has mid tier prices.
Suggesting only AAA games deserve a full $60 price tag is dumb.
As good as Remnant is, it is clearly a bit janky, doesnt have the full production value, reuses a lot of the same assets. Technomancer is the same way. And I'm not saying that cant go full price, but I'm saying it's certainly not as appealing, and the issues of lower budget RPG's may impact your viewpoint of the title if you had to pay full AAA pricing. Remnant is great, but at $60 I'd complain a bit more on those issues I listed above.
Mid-tier products shouldn't charge premium prices. That's just common sense.
Those are just janky, but there are solid mid tier RPGs and games too. Divinity original sin II Surge 1&2 Kingdom Come Deliverance Then we got mid tier games outside the RPG realm like Yakuza 0 Sniper Elite 1-4 Vermintide 1&2 Shadow Warrior 1&2 Nier Automata And even the Dark souls series that all fall into AA/mid tier territory you're saying dont deserve to have a $60 price tag simply because enough money wasnt spent on them
I wouldn't call anything on that list "mid-tier" or AA.
@blufox755 Well AAA or AA isnt an opinion, all these games have little to no marketing, made with half the amount of people at a fraction of the cost of a AAA game, I.E. mid tier games. Just because its good doesn't make it AAA, they are just good mid tier games
Dear god this site is really starting to be populated by people who cant accept facts. AAA and mid tier is determined by how much funding is put into a game, thats just a fact. Some can pull of better games than others on the same budget. AA/mid tier is not determined by a level of lacked polish or jank, its budget, plain and simple. Hellblade is a mid tier game, ninja theory have even said so MANY MANY times, still looks as good as a AAA game, but it isnt. You people are really going to sit there and tell me the 505 Games published Sniper Elite 4 had just as much money and marketing behind it as say anthem? Or Battlefield V? 505 Games has always been a mid tier publisher. Oh and Warhammer Vermintide? Its literally published by a mid tier publisher (THQ Nirdic) who quite literally, publically said they are a mid tier publisher and aim "to bring the mid tier back to the video game industry". And if Yakuza 0 isnt mid tier why did it launch at $40 with the explanation being it was a smaller project? These are facts, and somehow you're going to look at facts and disagree? I dont understand you people
Outward, Technomancer, Kingdoms of Amaleur and Kingdom Come are gems, and they're personally the good kind of b-tier RPGs. Not a big fan of both Risen 3 and Bound by Flame, although I can definitely say that Risen 3 is a better pirate rpg than Raven's Cry. And as for Greedfall? Definitely excited for it. Hoping it will be the devs' magnum opus.
Elex is pretty decent, but extremely difficult at first until you level up a lot and get better gear. I died countless times from the start. Just stick with it and keep doing quests, often times running away is necessary.
Really enjoyed ELEX. I liked its verticality and there were so many cool monsters as well. Good RPG!
I’m hoping greedfall turns out to be a good time-killer rpg, seems like it may have a nice balance of rpg and melee mechanics during battles/fights.
The original Nier was amazing for all of these reasons.
The nice thing about many of these games is they require very little investment. The older games especially can be picked up for under $10 on Ebay and many are part of streaming services like Gamepass or PSNow. I feel more relaxed playing some of these games because I don't attach the expectations to it in the same way I would with a full priced $60 game.
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