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Age of Decadence - Review @ GameBanshee

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Oct 26, 2015.

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    [​IMG]In their review of Age of Decadence, GameBanshee aren't too thrilled about the game an feel it is very much a failed experiment.

    The Age of Decadence has value in a post-Kickstarter world because it does what no other crowdfunded RPG has done: it toys with the very structure of the genre. Sure, it wears its inspirations on its sleeve, but it's ultimately its own thing.

    However, the problem with experiments is that they don't necessarily all give good results, and The Age of Decadence is very much a failed experiment.

    Sure, it's a game that has much to offer. It includes a completely optional sidequest that can only be found by repeatedly perusing the services of a town healer and allows players to confuse stone demons by using the demon's own logic against it. It even offers an entire story path focused on the study of history and its practical applications.

    But its praiseworthy elements don't quite work together in concert and the game ends up feeling schizophrenic as a result.

    Unfortunately, it just doesn't quite work.​
     
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