Choice of Rebels: Uprising — Lead the revolt against a bloodthirsty empire!

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#30

Well, I just sinished two playthroughs (but I’ll admit I skimmed a lot of writing the second time) and it was great, as the beta was. It’s certainly more polished, with less bugs, the writing has, consistently, proved to be stellar. I have already sung XoR’s praises many times, and I don’t feel like I need to do it again, but I’ll drop a thought for the final launch:

I think this is the second best game CoG has ever released, and if it were a bit better, it’d be as good as Choice of Robots.

Also, playing it made me realise that Kalt is a really interesting character, and that the Helot path is good. But I still like the Hector-Calea-MC dynamic too much.

And I’d like to ask some questions to @Havenstone:

1.Since I always custom name my canon characters: Aristos usually use Greek names from Classical Antiquity and the Byzantine period, right? And a Helot’s surname usually reflects their profession, like Reaper, Skinner, Thresher, Sower and so on?

2.You once mentioned that the Halassurqs are heavily based on the Turkic peoples of Central Asia, but are they visibly different from most citizens of the Hegemony, like the Shayardenes? Can someone like the MC, from a backwater town, point a finger at someone and say “Oh, So and So looks like a Halassurq”?


#31

Had a cool error playthrough. Shut down my phone before finishing chapter 1 and it saved my values for traits and stats but let me replay the chapter.

Must have been caught before because while I ended up with impossible traits, it handled the stat problems very elegantly. It ended up setting me at 2/1/0 using my original choices rather than boosting me to the 2/2/1 I was trying for.


#32

In my experience mages are basically plektoi snack packs.


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Choice of Rebels-Uprising Help/Hints
#35

I hope you don’t mind me asking, but can you PM me the guide ot get those stats?


#36

Well, of course. We oppressive aristocrats have to stick together against the lower orders and conquerors alike.

As for the Plektoi, if the enemy don’t know you’re a Theurge, then you can defeat them all with just your own blood…

@augustus27: After the next patch I’ll cook comething up and post it in the other thread. My current strategy’s specifics involve working with and around a bug that I’ve already reported, and I’ll want to adjust the specifics.

EDIT: Guide’s up.


#37

I’m gonna put the lacconier pretender(?) on the throne just for you, little buddy


#38

I wouldn’t have expected anything else from you @Sneaks. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

And, yes, pretender is probably the right word, since they’re probably nothing more then the puppet figurehead of an Hallasur funded conspiracy and terrorist organization. :money_mouth_face:


#39

As a huge Robots fan myself, second-best is what I was aspiring to. :slight_smile:

You’ve got the naming conventions right, and Halassurqs (like Nyrs) are paler than your average Erezziano or Shayardene. Someone in a backwater town in the Rim couldn’t tell a Halassurq from a Nyr, but they’d know they weren’t from around here.


#40

I actually think it is the best Choice game I’ve played to date, Choice of Robots was very well written, but I guess ultimately too predictable and a bit lacking in the romance department (which I think is that author’s main weakness in his other game too, but then I tend to value romance fairly highly) for me.

Well the helot still has a dynamic with Hector and Calea and some male helots can if they wish significantly expand their dynamic with Calea in future games it seems.
My canon mc hates both of them, Calea for (ab)using for her cruel games and then taking away his friend and likely first Crush Dann and Hector, well Hector where to begin. For my mc Hector is the living personification of (almost) everything that is wrong with Shayard and the Hegemony. The latest blow has of course been that his second crush, Ganelon turned out to have been one of Hector personal little torturers all along.

True, but then most characters in the series, at least the mayor ones are interesting. Though again I’d say for a relatively minor character Ganelon really had a huge impact in shaping my mc. Hector too of course.
The mc’s dad in his own way was interesting too, still a bit sad that he had to die.

If I recall correctly aren’t Shayardenes are of mostly Mediterranean complexion, I suppose the Erezziano are as well.
Hope @Havenstone does a codex for those lore details with the next game, when it becomes more and more critical for our mc’s to get to know more of the world too as we get further and further from their backwoods, backwards homeland.


#41

How do you rate the romance on this one? Based from what I mostlt read here, the story is fascinating and the gameplay is challenging at beat.


#42

Except with Breden there really isn’t that much yet, though you can, I believe (try to) snog Simon as an Aristo. From what we have seen thus far I think the romance is above average for a CoG title whose main focus isn’t romance or dating. I give the author extra credit for really trying to listen to not only mainstream gay people like me, but also far more unconventional ones such as Laguz during development and I think the game, characters and certainly the romances ended up better for it and I hope that trend continues into the next installments of this series, when presumably romance among other things may start to have a much greater impact on the mc’s story.


#43

You can also bounce with Kalt/Kala.

And romancing de Firiac isn’t aristo-exclusive - it’s just going to be a slow burn because de Firiac is devoutly religious and firmly aristocratic, particularly in their views on sex.


#44

Thank you for your insights @Ramidel and @idonotlikeusernames . Will probably pick this up before the price increase.

Been busy with other stuff that I haven’t tried the demo yet and I’m looking into the people’s experience so far before I buy it. XD


#45

Yeah, I know. I finally managed to get Simon’s cute confession with my main helot mc, it required the counter-intuitive choice of standing and fighting the Hegemony. Or rather I think the fact that it caused Zvad to leave so I could promote Simon to deputy. Seems the boy liked that, is that correct @Havenstone .
Oh and one other thing I can’t believe I’ve never asked but some people in the game call Simon specifically “young Simon” does that mean he’s the mc’s age or a couple of years younger actually. Say 18 to the mc’s 20?


#46

I thought his Father was named Simon as well and I was sure our MC was 15 at the Rebellion’s start … but idk, I might have head-cannon that, trying to rp a Joan-of-Arc type of character.


#47

Just finished the game. Fantastically well written, up there with Guns of Infinity and Choice by Gaslight. Quick question though, did I miss a load of scenes with Ciel? Ending chat: I only really interacted with her during the Bleys scene, then having the option to have her come with you at the end seemed completely out of nowhere. Or is it just a hint that she’ll be getting more developed in the sequel? (Which I now cannot wait for!)


#48

@Havenstone What are the long term implications for defeating the army? I got a really big one for example nearly 400 soldiers and I think we ended up killing 8 theruges and 3 hounds. What percentage of the Archon’s forces does that represent? Would this action raise to the level of being named a significant battle?


#49

Primarily reputation and morale, proportionate to the size of the army you broke. It’s a major embarrassment for the Archon, but it won’t put a significant dent in her military capacity; she keeps pretty sizeable forces mobilized outside the major cities and along the Abhuman border.

You’ll have an opportunity to put a potentially meaningful dent in the latter at the end of Chapter 5. :slight_smile:


#50

I feel like the 8 theruges is a fairly significant number. I realize the Hegemony is fairly yuge with tens if not hundreds of millions of inhabitants but it must be a fairly steep pyramid given how many people are not subject to harrowing and how many need to use it. There are only 9 folks in the ruling “cabinet” for example. How many Theruges roughly speaking serve the Archon?