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The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« on: July 28, 2021, 08:29:23 AM »
...and originally a Skyrim mod:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/874260/The_Forgotten_City/

The creator put this together while writing his own historical novel set in an ancient Roman city, with the help of Philip Matyszak, an Oxford historian and ancients specialist. I've read some of his books on the ancient Greeks.

Just released but the few reviews on Steam right now are 'positive' and the online buzz is very good.

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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2021, 08:43:50 AM »
Nice find Gus....!   :)

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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2021, 08:45:05 AM »
Looks very cool.  :clap:
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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2021, 08:46:21 AM »
I just bought it, couldn't resist. Fired it up for a few minutes to poke around and adjust a few tech items and for a game put together by one guy it is really extremely polished.
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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2021, 09:02:20 AM »
Oooo!  Neat!

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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2021, 09:42:58 AM »
I'm very tempted....
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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2021, 09:50:52 AM »
I just bought it, couldn't resist. Fired it up for a few minutes to poke around and adjust a few tech items and for a game put together by one guy it is really extremely polished.

Once you've had time with it give us a mini-review of some sort.  Is it a stand-alone game or do you have to up Skyrim first?

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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2021, 10:02:40 AM »
Standalone!
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« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2021, 11:41:04 AM »
Standalone!

Nice...and tempting.  :o

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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2021, 12:05:09 PM »
I could not resist it's siren song.
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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2021, 04:11:08 AM »
Is the player character locked as a woman?
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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2021, 05:44:54 AM »
I havenít had a chance to start it up yet but I think I recall reading that the playerís character is customizable, like at  the beginning of Skyrim. Donít quote me, though.
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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2021, 06:16:49 AM »
I havenít had a chance to start it up yet but I think I recall reading that the playerís character is customizable, like at  the beginning of Skyrim. Donít quote me, though.

I read a steam review stating that the character is female and they donít tell you that until after you select a name and generate the character. Please confirm if this is true.
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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2021, 07:45:46 PM »
^I chose a male but I don't think it really has any bearing on the story. I played for about an hour tonight and the game is very text heavy, it's mostly based on dialogues and puzzles. It has a very strong Roman flavor and an equally creepy undercurrent. Some guys here may like it and some most definitely will not.









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Re: The Forgotten City - RPG Set in Ancient Rome...
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2021, 05:40:14 AM »
Gus...so, it's not Skyrim set in ancient Rome? Correct?