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Author Topic: Kenshi anyone here playing it?  (Read 94 times)

oggsmash

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Kenshi anyone here playing it?
« on: February 22, 2021, 01:15:34 AM »
   This is a game I just heard about maybe a month ago.  It is an RPG, but also a bit of a civilization builder and a RTS game.  Its deep and addictive, and I was wondering if anyone here has played it on the PC.

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Re: Kenshi anyone here playing it?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 10:07:48 AM »
I tried.

But I really didn't like the interface - it's very cumbersome and makes everything more difficult than it would have to be. It tries to be both a party-based RPG and a strategy survival management game at the same time - but those two genres would require very different UI approaches to have a good UI.
I also didn't like how randomly you can get rekt by just about everything - forcing you to spend many hours in the early game basically only doing boring crap because at least hauling stones back and forth and attacking dummies won't get you killed.

The late game might be more interesting, but I never really got there - if a game isn't interesting from the start, I usually just don't bother further with it.

It was quite disappointing as I followed the game since way back when it was still using the Ogre engine.
There's some hope that Kenshi 2 will fix some of my criticisms, but who knows if that ever comes out.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2021, 10:11:11 AM by TheSHEEEP »

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Re: Kenshi anyone here playing it?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 02:32:23 PM »
I spent some time playing Ark a few years ago, so it made me somewhat immune to the boring stuff.  I think trying kenshi with a few mods (for me, the training mod and sparring mods are HUGE time savers) might help a bit as well.  The hauling stones is dull, but in the starting area its very easy to set that on auto while you run about with another character, or set it to run while you do something else.  I have characters get to 40-50 strength very fast doing that. 

  Toughness is the tough one, forgive the pun.  Even with 50 str and dex and defense and melee attack around 50 you will go down a bit easy in fights with crowds.  Toughness takes a bit longer to train too, once you get around 40 though, the character with it starts to look a whole lot more like a hero. 

   I dont mind the zero start for a character, but I do see where it may not appeal to people.