2 things about V.2


#1

Thanks for Kudos 2 the game is great but 2 things.

  1. It keeps crashing on me (I noticed Im not the only one). I have gotten up to an hour without it crashing so far, just installed 1.2 and crossing fingers.
    2.Can the characters get married? Is there a way to add this in or is it to late? A lot of people get married in their twenties and I really was hoping you would include this in the new one…

Thanks


#2

Waves Hellllloooo Stella!

If you read through the forums you’ll see a number of people have requested/mentioned the ability to get married, but cliff didn’t put it in. Keep an eye on the K2 mods forum as I’m sure there’s likely to be some brave soul who’ll add that feature :slight_smile:

Wayno, with pizza and pie and pizzapie


#3

I think he’s too one man to do somethings. I think he should have concentrated on being more creative. For example I don’t want an alternative Kudos 1; I want a Kudos 2. Look at this
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is free to download as patch 1.4 and it offers

* Superior dialogue and cutscenes - The developers have re-recorded and rewritten more than 5000 lines of dialogue, while adding more than 200 gesture animations to make characters behave more believably in dialogue and cutscenes.
* Enhanced inventory - The new inventory system makes item use and organization less complicated by introducing a separate sack for any alchemical ingredients, as well as a simple sort-and-stack function. 
* Technical improvements - Greatly reduced loading times, greater stability, improved combat responsiveness, faster inventory loading, and more.
* Character differentiation system - To add more variety to NPC and monster appearances, we've added a new character differentiation system that randomizes the appearance and colors of dozens of in-game models.
* The Package - The Witcher: You'll also get: Multilingual game disc, D'jinni Adventure Editor, Two new adventures offering 5+ hours of gameplay, Official Soundtrack, Music Inspired by The Witcher album, Making-of videos, Official game guide, Map of The Witcher's world

I only played the demo; are these more than what Kudos 2 offers over 1? If not it's probably because he's a lone wolf.

#4

So what are you saying exactly? That he should work on a project for a year and give it all away for free? The Witcher sold over 1.5 million copies retail upon it’s initial release (making far more money than the developers expected), and although The Witcher: Enhanced Edition is available for those who bought the original as a free download, it’s also available in stores and has been selling very well due to good word of mouth about the original. Somehow I don’t think it’s remotely reasonable to compare Kudos 2 accordingly. What’s the man going to live on? Fresh air and the hope enough new people buy the game? When a good night out can leave you with not much change from £100, £12 for a more polished, slicker enhanced version of Kudos seems like a pretty reasonable price imho.


#5

Of course not. He should do whatever he wants. If he wants to sell it for £12 it’s ok. Free? no. I never meant a free patch; I know he can’t do it and I should have said it. What I mean to do is to show people what other game devs are doing and ask if Kudos 2 has done more in their opinion. As for my opininon of the game; I’d rather buy Titan Quest Gold for £5.89.

The New Kudos would be in stores too even if it was free to those who own Kudos 1.


#6

Lordarod… your argument doesn’t hold water. If you’re not sure about how you feel about a game, download the patch BEFORE you shell out the cash.

The Witcher and Titan Quest Gold are two totally different types of games to Kudos… Kudos is actually designed to appeal to Legacy-playing Sims players (and there are a lot of them)… I know, I’m a Sims player and have been for a long time. And that’s a massive market. They’ll quite happily shell out large amounts of cash for a realistic and interesting simulation. The games you mention make me suspect that you’re one of those players who’d be telling me that I don’t play “a real game” and that I’m a “casual gamer” despite the fact I spend a bloody fortune on my Sims games and treasure the disks. If you don’t like Simulations and you’re obsessed with RPG’s like the Witcher, this is likely not the game for you… so next time you might want to download the demo before you shell out your cash.


#7

You might want to read my post before replying :smiley:
I love Sims, I have all of them except stuff packs. My sim just graduated from literature major yesterday and wants to be a rock god :smiley: I love Democracy 2 and Rock Legend. I feel Cliffski didn’t do enough this time.
Like I said I didn’t shell out my cash because I didn’t like the Demo. I found it too boring and expensive. I really don’t like Titan Quest that much. But with the original and expansion together for £6; I’d rather buy that. Not even Cliff’ski can please all. I found the improvements were too minor. You still can’t get married for example.


#8

You never mentioned playing Sims… and you’re totally wrong if you think it’s not different enough. Firstly, when you go out to the casino, you’ve got the interaction where they’ve got the chance to bet and you’ve got the machine in front of you. Secondly, we’ve finally got a bit of an inclination whether the friends will be interested in the outing or not, which is a major issue with the original Kudos… several people I talked to had major trouble keeping friendships in the original Kudos. Even I struggled with it… The whole thing has a lighter, breezier feel. You’re still going to have the same basic principles behind it as the first game… This version of the game breaks the game up more, which is easier on the eye.

And Cliff’s already said somewhere here he’s looking at including Marriage he just has to code it safely (or did I read that wrong)

If you want to go play RPG’s go play RPGs… The only other available choice for people who’re interested in simulations is Sims, and I for one have no interest at all in having Securom pollute my pc again, and I’m not the only one.


#9

New features:
Different events at work -> Each career has it’s own work events that are specific to your career
Performance affects work days now, so being good at the job actually directly affects how your day goes.
Customizable avatars -> The player can choose their own avatar from tons of different combinations
Work clothes -> People with office jobs change into a suit for work, and everyone wears sunglasses if they buy them :smiley:
New UI -> The entire user interface is reprogrammed and designed from scratch
Restaurants -> The player now chooses individual menu items, all of which affect the character in different ways
Birthday Parties -> Each year culminates in a birthday party which raises or lowers your spirits based on your popularity
Better NPC AI -> The friends have far more sophisticated AI than before, making more intelligent decisions regarding socializing
Gossip -> Friends will now gossip about events such as bands and plays and museum exhibits, tipping off the player as to when to socialize where
Personalities -> There are more personality types for friends in this game, such as extravert, honest, optimistic, persuasive
More Character AI -> Extra characteristics have been added to the players character such as optimism and extravert
New MiniGame -> The minigame for playing video games is entirely new, and the gambling game is entirely new.
Dynamic Background -> As time passes the background dynamically changes to show sunsets and stars at night.
Alcohol effect -> The background goes wobbly as you get drunk
Dynamic UI -> When it’s winter the UI changes to blues and whites rather than summers warm oranges.
Widescreen support -> Final build adjusts dynamically to 1280x768 for widescreen PC’s, especially laptops.
Faster game -> The game moves quicker now, with less days in a month to make the full 10 year game quicker and more activity-packed.
Positive attitude -> A lot of the games variables and content has been reworded an designed to be more upbeat and positive.

There are also some new social activities, solo activities, books and things to buy, plus more text variety and probably more I can’t remember.