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Last chance to buy 'Sword Coast Legends'

Craig234

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May 1, 2006
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Developer out of business, it'll be removed for sale on 12/31, it's now 67% off on Steam for $4.94.

Metacritic only 61 but lots of positive reviews by players.
 

BSim500

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Developer out of business, it'll be removed for sale on 12/31, it's now 67% off on Steam for $4.94. Metacritic only 61 but lots of positive reviews by players.
It could be completely free and I'd still pass. It marketed itself as a modern D&D game (particularly a new NWN) and ended up a dumbed-down poor-mans "hybrid" ARPG that didn't remotely resemble anything D&D / NWN like and has since been abandoned still rife with bugs. Ultimately the devs went out of business for a reason. As for reviews, I have tried the game myself in the past and negative reviews (almost half on both Steam & Metacritic) like...

- "The game would be decent if it wasn't so overwhelmingly buggy. Randomly losing the ability to interact with the environment is a pretty big deal when you have to reload in order to click the door. they should have fixed by now given that the game is almost two years old."
- "Had fun until a quest bug stopped me from progressing (Heart of Stone quest)"
- "Constant getting stuck in terrain, fps drops, disappearing mouse, disappearing NPC's"
- "Bugged at the main quest. NPC I need to talk to isn't appearing and since the game has only one save slot (WHY?), it's now broken and unplayable"
- "Party AI is so bad it's virtually broken. Companions randomly don't respond to commands"
- "controls suck (there's no way to quickly go to a specific character you want, you have to tab cycle through all your party"
- "Supposed 'D&D' magic system is just ARPG timed cool downs which take so long to cool down, each battle ends the same - you fire them all off once at the start then end up spamming simple attacks until someone dies from hitpoint attrition"
- "If you're looking for a spiritual sequel to Neverwinter Nights, Baldur's Gate, or any of the other D&D RPGs many people will fondly remember, stay away from Sword Coast Legends."

... are all spot on accurate. Save your money and go buy Pillars of Eternity, Divinity Original Sin 1-2, or just fire up NWN again and grab a few Epic mods instead.
 

Craig234

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Fair enough - clearly has a lot of flaws - some like it a lot. These guys tried a new genre after Nintendo stuff IIRC. Too bad, sounds like what they had described could have been fun.
 

Borealis7

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i'm one of those who really liked it! single player only, played on Hard difficulty and it was tough until about lvl 5 but from that point on it's smooth sailing. i didn't encounter any game breaking bugs, really nothing serious.
if you didn't get past lvl 5 or the first chapter, you can't say you've really experienced what this game has to offer. i will keep recommending this game to anyone who likes party based RPGs, sure it's no BG2, but it was fun.
 

Paladin3

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Mar 5, 2004
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I wanted to like it and was trying to play through until I got to a broken quest and couldn't progress any farther in the game.
 

shortylickens

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Jul 15, 2003
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I still havent seen anything as good as Baldurs Gate.
And from the looks of it, I never will.
 

TheVrolok

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I often wonder if it's simply nostalgia, that I was the right age at the right time when BG hit; or the series was just the GOAT?
 

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