• Dear Esther - incredible single player mod
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I'm not going to read any of the reviews or watch the videos - don't want to spoil the experience at all! Also - less than 2 hours left!
[QUOTE=joh;34694989]I'm not going to read any of the reviews or watch the videos - don't want to spoil the experience at all! Also - less than 2 hours left![/QUOTE] I'm gonna buy this the instant it becomes available.
Damn it steam, I want it NOW! "This game will unlock in approximately 1 hour" has told me that for the last 2 hours :(
Downloading right now.....
Bought and am now downloading, from the trailers, this looks like it was worth my £7
Bought it.
It's finally out! Too bad I'm swamped with work today, otherwise I'd buy it right now.
Bought it. Gonna play for a while before bed. Really looking forward to it! :)
ACCQUIRED. Now to Download! Hoping to read your impressions later guys. [QUOTE=vuu;34696310]It's finally out! Too bad I'm swamped with work today, otherwise I'd buy it right now.[/QUOTE] That's why Steam mobile was created :P
I hope he releases some kind of statistics of how many people bought it release day and what not.
Is it worth the money ?
Just bought. Can't wait to see this. EDIT: The price was only 7.99€, 2€ lower than expected. Anyone knows why?
who got it posts screens please?
[QUOTE=C4rnage;34697533]who got it posts screens please?[/QUOTE] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/58860844/2012-02-12_00072.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/58860844/2012-02-12_00075.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/58860844/2012-02-12_00076.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/58860844/2012-02-12_00077.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/58860844/2012-02-12_00078.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/58860844/2012-02-12_00025.jpg[/img_thumb]
Just finished, definitely lived up to my expectations. The parts I found the most memorable was the [sp]hallucination of the road[/sp] in the caves, and the improved animation in the ending cutscene. The graphics look even better in gameplay, there's a whole lot of detail on everything. Now I'm debating whether or not to get the soundtrack.
Most emotionally involved I've ever been in a game. Really incredible.
Well that was... different. First of all: It's not really a game. On the sliding scale from film to game it's one notch away from the film end. There's no interaction with the world, you can't jump or crouch, you can't even run. (Not criticisms, just describing it.) There are no puzzles or anything you would usually associate with the word 'game'. That it is on a game engine and you control where to look and when to move are the only game elements. It's 100% atmosphere and narrative, occasionally creepy. There's a little exploring but it's basically just "go down this path or go down that path" choices, not free-roaming. You're channelled down specific paths. Actually reminded me a bit of Half Life 2: The Lost Coast, except with all the gamey bits removed and replaced with poetry. And also it looks about 1000 times better. It's a visual experience more than anything... the screenshots and trailer don't do it justice. Apart from anything else it's an incredible Source engine tech demo. Anyone who says this engine outdated should "play" this. Some incredible vistas from the cliffs looking down to where you were just exploring. More impressive than anything I saw in Crysis or Skyrim for example, maybe not in terms of shaders and polygon counts, but in terms of aesthetic beauty. At 75mins it's a short film (where not much happens), but £7 is about the price of a cinema ticket so it was worth it imo. If you like visual poetry or tech demos I guess.
[QUOTE=Jaxe42;34698804]Well that was... different. First of all: It's not really a game. On the sliding scale from film to game it's one notch away from the film end. There's no interaction with the world, you can't jump or crouch, you can't even run. (Not criticisms, just describing it.) There are no puzzles or anything you would usually associate with the word 'game'. That it is on a game engine and you control where to look and when to move are the only game elements. It's 100% atmosphere and narrative, occasionally creepy. There's a little exploring but it's basically just "go down this path or go down that path" choices, not free-roaming. You're channelled down specific paths. Actually reminded me a bit of Half Life 2: The Lost Coast, except with all the gamey bits removed and replaced with poetry. And also it looks about 1000 times better. It's a visual experience more than anything... the screenshots and trailer don't do it justice. Apart from anything else it's an incredible Source engine tech demo. Anyone who says this engine outdated should "play" this. Some incredible vistas from the cliffs looking down to where you were just exploring. More impressive than anything I saw in Crysis or Skyrim for example, maybe not in terms of shaders and polygon counts, but in terms of aesthetic beauty. At 75mins it's a short film (where not much happens), but £7 is about the price of a cinema ticket so it was worth it imo. If you like visual poetry or tech demos I guess.[/QUOTE] What you just said is 100% accurate
What Jaxe42 said, although I really think $10 was pushing it I honestly don't think it was worth that much for what it was.
Seriously that was one of the best games ( if you even call it that) that I've ever played.
I wouldn't call it a game, more like an interactive story. It was really nice to walk through.
The caves were breathtaking. I nearly shed a tear. I especially liked the ending cutscene, if you can call it that. Very emotionally gripping.
Just played it. It is a very rich experience - the visuals and story telling is excellent. It's about an hour in length but the experience of playing it is amazing. As already said - the visuals are amazing: I found myself unable to resist taking loads of screenshots. They are [url=http://steamcommunity.com/id/joh/screenshots/?tab=&showdate=0&filter=app_203810]here[/url] if anyone wants to have a look. If you liked the mod - you will love this. If you haven't played the mod and don't mind playing a game simply for narrative and beauty, even better: check this out. If you didn't like the mod - you probably won't like this: unless graphics make a game for you and visuals were the only thing stopping you liking the mod. Overall, the game is an excellent experience - I would recommend checking it out. For me, it was easily worth the price.
[IMG]http://www.1337upload.net/files/janniaproppeja.png[/IMG] Creepy props. Ghost_001 -006 Has anybody seen those ingame?
More than worth the €8 for a unique, really powerful experience. The second run through is just as good so remember to do that.
Just bought it. 160 KBs connection. time to play the waiting game.
[QUOTE=oskutin;34700184]Creepy props. Ghost_001 -006 Has anybody seen those ingame?[/QUOTE] Saw something walking along the path near the shipwrecks on the beach, as in the first game.
Thought I saw a figure up on a cliff path at one point but nothing there when I investigated.
I would like to see pic with one in it.
Reading the reviews for this, (especially the Destructoid one, which I find the comments for hilarious) make me weary of buying this. I'm just not sure it's really worth it to be honest. I bought the path, and was quite disappointed with it, and this seems just as ~ARTSY~ as that. I realize that it's an interactive story, rather than a conventional game. But, why should I [i]buy[/i] it if I already have the original mod (which I loved) and other (and seemingly better) interactive stories like The Stanley Parable.
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