The Daily Grind: Are you going to play Project Gorgon’s early access?

People, I am frustrated. But in a good way.

With the activation of RIFT Prime, the release of LOTRO’s Northern Mirkwood, and now this week’s launch of Project Gorgon on Steam early access, my MMO dance card is beyond full. Yet I cannot fathom ignoring Gorgon, as I’ve been waiting years for the game to get to a point where it is ready for full-fledged adventures. With this release, I think it is there.

So I will be playing with bells and whistles on, and I think Eliot might too, especially after his effusive praise of the game in his Choose My Adventure series. It’s such a quirky and fun title in the vein of Asheron’s Call that has a lot of us on staff rooting for its success.

But what about you? Now that the early access barrier has been breached, will you be trying out Project Gorgon to see if it’s worth the fuss?

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drivendawn
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drivendawn

Yup

ultorius
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ultorius

i dont understant why play a game released in 2018 that looks and runs like that instead of the old games that its trying to emulate.

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rafael12104

Yes, indeed. I’ll play in early access. I won’t dive in “whole hog”, as we say here, but I’ll I will play a little here and a little there to keep things fresh. And in that sense the 30 bucks is worth it, for me. It is a game that will keep me returning for a bit of fun.

I look forward to continuing to watch the evolution of the game.

MagmaFist
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MagmaFist

Definitely, if I can get them to send me a link for the Steam access since I donated to their Kickstarter ages ago. I haven’t received anything yet and haven’t for a long time.

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Dug From The Earth

I tried the free “demo build” a month ago, or whatever tech alpha name they were calling it. It felt really rough around the edges as a game engine goes, and the game play was really dull and grindy starting out. Combat was clunky and felt awkward. It definitely had that throw back feel to older mmorpgs like Asherons call, rather than feeling like a much more modern mmorpg. I havent decided if thats a plus or a negative for the game yet however.

The video on steam seems to show off a much newer build of the game than I got to try, the devs should think about offering a 2-3 day trial for it, especially at that rather high early access price they are asking for.

JoeCreoterra
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JoeCreoterra

The Gorgon client is using Unity.

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Dug From The Earth

Wow… ive seen much better (and much worse) implementations of that engine.

This one seems to fall somewhere right on the average “meh” level.

JoeCreoterra
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JoeCreoterra

Most things are not engine defined… i.e. art/shaders, etc make up the visual look, with the exception of small teams using the default systems and shaders, but it’s generally always dependent on your source art. You could make it look exactly the same in UE4, it really comes down to them having a single artist.

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A Dad Supreme

No. I just can’t do the “Early Access” for games like this.

I think it’s more prudent to give a wider berth between early access and time for a game to “season up” for me.

So many of these either crawl or collapse after a bit, so it usually boils down to time and money wasted.

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Joseph Meyer

I’m excited for their Steam release although I am a little worried that the entry price is a bit high. Best of luck to the team!

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Mikka Hansen

Nope, I forgot my rose tinted glasses at home, and have zero interest in an old school MMO

Nibbana
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Nibbana

Oh yes I am! I love this game. Can’t wait to level Druid up until I can be a bird in the sky.

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Robert Mann

I like some of the ideas, even if there isn’t a ton of newness there in terms of anything other than odd implementation. That said, likely minimally if I do play, as there are other games I am loving right now for their innovation in single player or multiplayer but not MMO land.

As for the criticisms… I don’t mind lower graphics as long as they work, which the ones here do, I don’t mind having choices, which thankfully the game offers without overloading you on abilities with each choice too badly (and since you only use 2 skills, swapping on the fly is easy, and all that it’s not really terrible hotbar bloat,) and invisible walls are no worse to me than artificial looking cliffs or whatnot blocking out everything but the one path to the next area.

For those wondering if they would enjoy, if you don’t mind those criticisms, enjoy tab target hotbar MMOs, and don’t mind not having everything leading you around by the nose (you have to explore, talk, learn, etc. somewhat on your own in the game, as there’s really not some sparkly line showing you where to go and what to do, but they do give you some hints) then you might.