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Old 03-16-2012, 04:27 AM
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That was great. Loadsa 'spolsions and stuff. Y'know?

I like the highlighting of the enemy you're aiming at. Nice touch.
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:43 AM
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Can't wait for Alpha!
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Old 03-16-2012, 04:46 AM
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Awesome video! The game is really shaping up to be quite amazing.

I love the look of the fire-spewing from the pets. The spell effects all look amazing, and the environmental art and texturing is perfect. The monsters and animations all look fantastic as well.

One thing I feel is that the cooldown timer for skills isn't always prominent, especially when the skill is almost ready (this always bothered me in Titan Quest too). It might be nice if skills that are ready for use have a slight highlight or glowy border or something.

I also found that the health bar was easy to see when I was not focusing on it, but the green energy bar, being much thinner, was kind of hidden underneath it. Maybe the energy bar could go where the area name currently is, and the area name could just show up in smaller text somewhere when the minimap is enabled?

Another small nitpick is that much of the video is quite hectic without much information about what the skills being used are, or what their effects are. I found that during my first viewing, I had difficulty knowing what to focus on, considering the dozens of monsters all getting hit by various pets, spells, and debuffs at the same time. When things become more finalized down the line, it'd be great if a video like this came with a little bit of commentary, describing the play style of the mastery, some of the more fun or interesting skills shown, and maybe some inside jokes or history behind a feature. Is it too early to hope for occasional dev diaries?

Also, the green poison/acid splash effect on the ground doesn't seem to be affected by environmental shadows, which makes them seem too bright in certain spots (0:57 and 2:32). Is this intentional, or just a limitation of the engine?

One last observation; the colors that stand out the most to me are red and green (skill icons, health/energy, and many spell effects). It seems almost like Christmas. Hmm... will the alpha be our Christmas present?
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:13 AM
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Fantastic. It has crates! One at the start, one at the end, and a few in the middle. Perfect. You did an excellent job highlighting the combat and how fast and dynamic it is. The perfects also appear more reactionary than what I recall with Titan Quest which is excellent.

And... you levelled up!
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:15 AM
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Another small nitpick is that much of the video is quite hectic without much information about what the skills being used are, or what their effects are. I found that during my first viewing, I had difficulty knowing what to focus on, considering the dozens of monsters all getting hit by various pets, spells, and debuffs at the same time. When things become more finalized down the line, it'd be great if a video like this came with a little bit of commentary, describing the play style of the mastery, some of the more fun or interesting skills shown, and maybe some inside jokes or history behind a feature. Is it too early to hope for occasional dev diaries?
I agree with this. I understand being so early still in development, Medierra, you probably don't want to talk about features that may or not be cut in the final release. However it will be nice once the game shapes up that we do get some commentary of what is going on.
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:29 AM
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*Adjective with exclamation!*

*Over-excited comment about fast-pacedness!!*

*Exaggerated promise of how many times I'll watch the video!*

*Short paragraph nit-picking what isn't finalized!*

*Shameless butt-kissing for more content*

*Pointless comparison to D3!*

*BIG words describing pretty skill colors!*

*Fake commitment to advertise game to friends!*

*Dreamy prediction of Grim Dawn overtaking the internet!*
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:35 AM
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The most important question: Have you sent a link to all the press that are interested (such as Rock, Paper, Shotgun and the like)?
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:37 AM
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*Adjective with exclamation!*

*Over-excited comment about fast-pacedness!!*

*Exaggerated promise of how many times I'll watch the video!*

*Short paragraph nit-picking what isn't finalized!*

*Shameless butt-kissing for more content*

*Pointless comparison to D3!*

*BIG words describing pretty skill colors!*

*Fake commitment to advertise game to friends!*

*Dreamy prediction of Grim Dawn overtaking the internet!*
LOL! Totally nailed it
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:18 AM
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Very nice video: great environments, good music, graphics look nice when everything is moving.

Not sure I am fan of those lightning bolts falling from the skies though.
On another note, I was so much hoping for the skilltree to appear when you hit the new level, but I guess that will be for other screenshots/videos (maybe those skilltrees are not finalized yet!).
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:34 AM
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Very, very nice! Thank you medierra! I'll sleep well tonight after getting this fix of Grim Dawn

I think my favorite part is the summoning effects. It goes so perfectly with the Occultist theme, and makes good sense.

Looks like the video's getting lots of love in the YouTube comments. But who, WHO could possibly dislike it enough to give it that 1 dislike?! Do they just hate games in general and go around disliking every video about games?

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That was great. Loadsa 'spolsions and stuff. Y'know?

I like the highlighting of the enemy you're aiming at. Nice touch.
Haha, I watched the entire video without noticing that highlighting once. After reading this comment, and rewatching a few moments of it, I noticed it very clearly, but it's certainly not intrusive at all.
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