Underrail alpha demo available

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by WorstUsernameEver, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    We've previously talked about Underrail, a post-apoc indie turn-based RPG which doesn't look like it's straying far from the formula of the original Fallout titles, but now we can actually play an alpha build demo and make up our minds on what's available so far.

    I haven't had the chance to finish the download (578 mb) yet, so if any of you has already played the demo, please let us know your impressions.

    Thanks, RPGCodex.
  2. TaapLuup

    TaapLuup First time out of the vault

    May 11, 2010
    Looks promising from the game play video.

    Will definitely be downloading this and giving it a shot.
  3. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Just installed it and ran it. I can't comment on more than that though as clicking "New Game" just locks up the program. :|

    EDIT: A-ha! Someone on RPGCodex recommending running it as Administrator and that seems to work. ::breathes sigh of relief:: :p

    EDIT^2: Character creation system is very similar to SPECIAL. So I kind of feel right at home so far. :p
  4. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    Please, more info ASAP, Monkey.
  5. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Some quick impressions based on playing very little of the opening area:

    1. Unlike SPECIAL, you can't decrease an Attribute lower than 3 which does limit the builds a bit IMO.
    2. You also can't increase a skill during creation higher than 15. You are given 135 skill points to spend. It does list what I suppose is an effective skill level in brackets next to your actual skill level. Picking certain feats increases the number in brackets, not the points you put into the skill.
    3. You can also select 2 feats. These are special skills that you have to activate to use I guess. Though there do seem to be some passive ones like Snooping where it'll increase your Perception by 3 for purposes of spotting secret doors and the like.
    4. The graphics are the typical Fallout isometric viewpoint. The graphic style reminds me of Crusader:No Remorse a bit. It's a pretty clean look, though not particularly detailed, which is fine since it's an indie game and all.
    5. There is a field-of-view fog-of-war which I suppose is based on your character's perception. Things aren't in view past a certain distance. For instance, there's a character at the back of this large common area and I don't seem him until I get close enough and he's within my field-of-view.
    6. Based on a conversation with an NPC, there is a location in the game called "The Hub". :p

    That's all I got so far. Haven't really done any of the story yet though I have arranged a side mission with a shadowy-looking NPC. :p

    EDIT: There are also Psionics. To use them requires training. Just had my first training session. Was interesting. :p

    And that's all I have time to play for now. Got other stuff to do.
  6. Makagulfazel

    Makagulfazel Adept Bungler of Things Orderite

    Jun 14, 2007
    Uh ohhhhhhh. Dark Souls just came out on PC, but I will get to this soonish. The gameplay video he released a month ago or so looked great.
  7. Viliny

    Viliny Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 19, 2008
    indoor areas remind me of another world.
  8. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Seems interesting. For some reason the first thing I thought when seeing the graphics was "hi-res X-Com".
  9. TheGM

    TheGM The voice of reason

    Aug 19, 2008
    ...........Another World?

  10. Stevie D

    Stevie D Vault Cornwall my ansome

    Jan 25, 2004
    Vibe reminded me of Future Wars, from whey back in the day. Intriguing piece of work.
  11. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I would play this IF I had a computer. I do really like the looks of this game.
  12. PainlessDocM

    PainlessDocM Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 5, 2010
    Same here, pretty big compliment to the developers IMO 8-)
  13. Dragula

    Dragula Stormtrooper oTO Orderite

    Nov 6, 2008
    Yeah but it's unplayable so you have plenty of time to try this demo out.
  14. robveers

    robveers First time out of the vault

    Oct 30, 2011
    i tried the demo and liked it. clean and simple graphics, falloutish gameplay, fine atmosphere.
    pc and npcs don't have voices but maybe this is better. just reading is fine.

    i think an old-school rpg is coming. i wish it won't be a linear adventure.