Romans or Celts?

AuthorTopic: Romans or Celts?
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Which is better?

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Law Bringer
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Let's see, one side consists of blood thirsty savages that kill everything in sight and the other strip down and paint themselves blue.

Celts are better because they get the full range of magic. It's pretty hard to play the game as pure fighting Romans that just use items.
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i did feel celts were were both more powerful and more interesting.

melee fighters are just so mechanical.

battle disciplines in A5 were a good step to make melee more interesting, even if quite a few of them were not very useful.
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Secondly, is there a good way to customize the party, or should I just let it be what it starts with? I'm used to Geneforge, which has, in my opinion, a much simpler Character Generation

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I've almost finished the game as Celts. Is it worth replaying as Romans? I get the impression that the two parties are sort of playing alongside each other simultaneously with occasional crossover going on, so playing as either side will show the story from their perspective. And that's pretty cool, I guess.

On the other hand, it's kind of boring to play a buncha zealously patriotic soldier-drones and have the game constantly narrate your emotional reactions (something that bugged me loads about Geneforge). For a style that focuses so much on projecting your own identity into the characters, it really kind of limits that ability. I dig Romans and everything, but the prospect of fighting to destroy entire races of crazy-cool nutjob druids and ancient faerie people and other awesomeness for the glory of Emperor Nero leaves me somewhat cold.

Now, if it had been Julius Caesar...
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Playing is the Romans is still enjoyable. There are a few perks. For one thing, it is much easier to play a Roman singleton in N:R than a Celtic one.

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On Normal it's much easier. On Torment it's much harder and in fact practically impossible.

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Nero and the elite that upheld him were not so different from the Unseelie Court, powerful and inhuman. That's what I found cool about playing the Romans: damnation whether you did or you didn't, and the only thing the legionaries could really believe in was the Legion. You're not doing anything for Nero, you're not doing anything for Rome. You're doing it for the Legion, which serves Nero and Rome because that's what Legions do.

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Law Bringer
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On torment it's easier to play a Celt singleton because you can summon wind warriors and use the high level Nethergate spells to kill everything. Romans have to skip a few things or use up key potions.
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Yet, when beginning with the romans it's easy, while the celts have a problem punishing those goblins.

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Makes sense.

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