Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival

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PostConan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by jawafour » Tue May 15, 2018 12:28 pm

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Title Conan Exiles
Format PS4, XBO, PC
Launch 8 May 2018
Developer Funcom
Publisher Deep Silver


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Conan Exiles is an open-world survival game set in the brutal lands of Conan the Barbarian. Survive in a savage world, build your kingdom, and dominate your enemies in brutal combat and epic warfare.

Start with nothing but your bare hands and forge the legacy of your clan, building anything a small home to gigantic fortresses and entire cities. Wage war using swords, bows, siege weapons, and even take control of giant avatars of the gods and lay waste to enemy cities.

Explore a vast, seamless world full of challenge and opportunity. Hunt animals for resources, slay monsters for treasure, and delve deep underground to discover the secrets of ancient civilizations.


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> Official website: Click
> Wikipedia: Click


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> Official launch trailer

> Official "Your journey" trailer

> Opening gameplay (PS4 version)

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by jawafour » Tue May 15, 2018 12:38 pm

I'm downloading the game today and hope to give it a go this evening. I'm ready to battle and survive :toot: .

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by NickSCFC » Tue May 15, 2018 12:43 pm


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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by OrangeRakoon » Tue May 15, 2018 12:46 pm

Isn't this the survival game where you start completely naked?

Or was that some weird modded version I happened to see

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by jawafour » Tue May 15, 2018 12:53 pm

NickSCFC wrote:Metacritic 74... Yeah think I'll pass

Because 74 means "awful" nowdays?

OrangeRakoon wrote:Isn't this the survival game where you start completely naked?

Or was that some weird modded version I happened to see

I believe that you do; apparently you can set "body part" sizes as part of the create-a-character stage, too. I suspect this is offered just to grab a bit of attention for the game.

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by NickSCFC » Tue May 15, 2018 12:54 pm

jawafour wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Metacritic 74... Yeah think I'll pass

Because 74 means "awful" nowdays?


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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by jawafour » Tue May 15, 2018 1:00 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
jawafour wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Metacritic 74... Yeah think I'll pass

Because 74 means "awful" nowdays?


Not awful, just completely average.

I don't use Metacritic as the sole factor when looking to buy a game. Sure, it gives a useful overall view of the general quality of the game, but not much about whether I will enjoy it or not. For example, God of War has been handed numerous accolades but the game setup and play just doesn't appeal to me. I read reviews, look at vids, and think about the style of gameplay. I can forgive graphics and bugs if I enjoy the style of game.

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by Gemini73 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:02 pm

Exiles is far from awful. Then again I prefer to play the games I want to play, not what Metacritic tells me to play. ;)

“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here".
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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by NickSCFC » Tue May 15, 2018 1:09 pm

jawafour wrote:I don't use Metacritic as the sole factor when looking to buy a game. Sure, it gives a useful overall view of the general quality of the game, but not much about whether I will enjoy it or not. For example, God of War has been handed numerous accolades but the game setup and play just doesn't appeal to me. I read reviews, look at vids, and think about the style of gameplay. I can forgive graphics and bugs if I enjoy the style of game.


Fair enough, but a lot of people like me have busy lives, we don't have time to play several games a week/month and we can't try every game either, so review scores are the only way to judge overall.

This is basically why I have to be very selective when it comes down to what I buy.

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by Photek » Tue May 15, 2018 1:09 pm

Nick have you ever liked a game that didn't score highly in Metacritic?

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by Gemini73 » Tue May 15, 2018 1:09 pm

jawafour wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:
jawafour wrote:
NickSCFC wrote:Metacritic 74... Yeah think I'll pass

Because 74 means "awful" nowdays?


Not awful, just completely average.

I don't use Metacritic as the sole factor when looking to buy a game. Sure, it gives a useful overall view of the general quality of the game, but not much about whether I will enjoy it or not. For example, God of War has been handed numerous accolades but the game setup and play just doesn't appeal to me. I read reviews, look at vids, and think about the style of gameplay. I can forgive graphics and bugs if I enjoy the style of game.


This. If I paid much attention to video game "journalists" I would not have enjoyed as many games as I do. For example, OneChanBara Z2 Chaos 57%, Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair 64 ‰ respectively on Metacritic and yet two of my favourite games.

If your game buying decisions are purely based on Metacritic then you're doing yourself a disservice. Not only that, but it also shows a level of 'gaming snobbery' which is a pet hate of mine.

Anyway, dragging things back on topic.

Jawa, get that first shelter built quick as sandstorms are killers.

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by Photek » Tue May 15, 2018 1:14 pm

I'll be getting this if my mates are on board, it has been on Xbox Preview for months now, I could have bought it well cheap over xmas. :(

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by NickSCFC » Tue May 15, 2018 1:19 pm

Photek wrote:Nick have you ever liked a game that didn't score highly in Metacritic?


I really don't think that I have, I've been gaming since the NES days and back then it was mainly due to whether my friends recommended it or I liked the look of the box (:fp:), then around 1993 I started reading magazines and looking at reviews and it's probably helped me avoid getting some right stinkers for my birthday/xmas.

There have been a few games that have reviewed well that I didn't really enjoy, browsing through the first 3 pages of http://www.gamerankings.com/browse.html the only games/series I've played and didn't really like have been Elders Scrolls, Fallout, COD, Minecraft and Zelda, I can see why they're rated highly but they just weren't for me.

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by Photek » Tue May 15, 2018 1:31 pm

Well yeah there's lots of games that score highly on metacritic that I didn't like, I tend to take that site with a pinch of salt.

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by NickSCFC » Tue May 15, 2018 1:32 pm

Photek wrote:Well yeah there's lots of games that score highly on metacritic that I didn't like, I tend to take that site with a pinch of salt.


We all know why that is ;)

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by Photek » Tue May 15, 2018 1:35 pm

Nick, not everything is a console war...

You admitted you don't like game that scored well on Metacritic... it's tiring this gooseberry fool.

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by jawafour » Tue May 15, 2018 1:44 pm

Guys, this chat is probably now in danger of veering away from the topic. From this point, let's keep the discussion about Conan Exiles here.

Gemini73 wrote:...Jawa, get that first shelter built quick as sandstorms are killers.

Okay - when I start off I'll work out what materials I need to build one.

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by Gemini73 » Tue May 15, 2018 2:00 pm

jawafour wrote:Guys, this chat is probably now in danger of veering away from the topic. From this point, let's keep the discussion about Conan Exiles here.

Gemini73 wrote:...Jawa, get that first shelter built quick as sandstorms are killers.

Okay - when I start off I'll work out what materials I need to build one.


I don't want to put any spoilers in here, but with your first shelter, (and after you've gained a couple of levels), head north away from the river and to a more rocky area where hyenas and deer roam. It's also away from other humans who can be tough in numbers. You can deal with said humans later.

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by Preezy » Tue May 15, 2018 2:19 pm

First I've heard or seen of this game, but I'm a mega fan of the original Conan film and will purchase this blindly on the assumption that it's a tie-in for the 1982 movie, and that Arnie has done the voice acting and also James Earl Jones as Thulsa Doom. I'm also assuming that if I buy the digital deluxe copy that Crom will bless my steel and allow me to enter Valhalla. Physical copy-buyers will be cast out of Valhalla and made to work the Wheel of Pain until they die.

Can't wait :mrgreen:

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PostRe: Conan Exiles | PS4, XBO, PC | Barbaric open-world survival
by jawafour » Tue May 15, 2018 7:37 pm

Okay... I've started the game!

Had a few problems at first; I tried the Online option but couldn't join a server. It seems that people set up their own servers and most of them are password protected. I tried joiing two that weren't but with no luck.

Anyway - then I realised that the best way to start is probably through single / co-op option. You get an opening cinematic and then you create your character. Yes, you can set endowment / breast size and the animations are ridiculous :fp: :lol: .

Starting the adventure, it's a little unusual as you are - literally - stark bollock naked. It's intriguing as you don't really get any guidance at all; you are dumped in a wasteland and it's up to you to clothe, arm and feed yourself. You have to work out the controls and commands and this makes a change from usual.

Forty minutes or so in and I like it. It seems that the more you learn about the game, the more your options open up. Oh, and the music is pretty epic.


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