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Frogwares' The Sinking City - that other Cthulhu game

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by himmy, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Please start a thread in General Gaming about how all games should be first person perspective. Please.
     
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    You sound triggered. I have no particular issue with OTS-perspective games although I don't play them often, but this ultra-cinematic style of the player character occupying the entire left-hand third of the screen feels genuinely unnatural to me.
     
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    note [​IMG] in this case does not mean (autism) but "I AM TRIGGERED"
     
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    https://pcgameexaminer.com/2018/06/22/e3-2018-unravel-mysteries-and-your-sanity-in-the-sinking-city/
     
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    https://www.well-played.com.au/how-...rging-its-own-unique-lovecraftian-experience/
     
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    I finally read both of the above tldr articles.

    My summary of the important takeaways:
    * Doubling down on no handholding, no quest markers etc. Read street signs by looking at them like a human being.
    * Insanity effects and wobbling screens when monsters appear. Do you fight? Run? Hide? You gotta do something because whether they're hallucinations or not they can kill you.
    * Protagonist is a predefined guy but his personality is kinda up to you. Different dialogue options and moral decisions.
    * You can fight a lot if you want, but enemies are obstacles and not goals in themselves mostly. If you can sneak past or avoid them altogether when getting to your objectives, that's fine.
    * That said, there are tons of guns, grenades etc. so it seems like Rambo playthroughs are supported.
    * Open world means exploration will be rewarded with lore items and treasures etc., but the missions (main and side) are all handcrafted and focused, you're not supposed to just blunder around and "find your own fun" and missions are never fedexes or garbage kill 10 xyz. No procedural quests.
    * All new detective mechanics "which should work great with our open world". No details.
    * Release date March 21st 2019.
     
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  8. Deathsquid Learned

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    Sounds very exciting. I am absolutely sure I will suck at this game because 3D adventures are something I'm traditionally horrible at but I am definitely gonna give this one a try.
     
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    FWIW you can hopefully enjoy it anyway. One of the devs was talking about Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments which allowed you to get answers partially correct or even wrong yet continue forward with the main story. So if you are bad at finding all the clues you may be able to say, "Fuck it, this man wasn't murdered, he tied his own hands behind his back and fell backwards onto that sledgehammer. A clear case of suicide! Moving on!"
     
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    Oh yeah, C&P, would you say it's worth giving it a shot? It sounded like a pretty cool concept but I'm looking at the price tag and being like "Well this sounds great but I usually suck at these, so maybe I should wait for a 99% discount first..?"
     
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    Down to $15? Absolutely, I think it's a brilliant detective game. Note that the next one Devil's Daughter is not as good, I don't recommend it.
    Then again some other guy I recommended C&P to for the sale didn't like it, so grain of salt and all that.
    Just remember, don't use spoilers and don't accuse your first suspect right away. I didn't know how to play at first so screwed up the first couple cases. Keep investigating until you're sure.
     
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    Are there time limits or anything of the sort?
     
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    Wait there are 2 version of that troll smiley now? The one with $ and the one with jew gold? Or i just realized it and it was there all along?
     
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    Guess witch one was first.
     
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    I remember there was only teh jewtroll one
     
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    OK, that caught me off guard. Disturbing!
     
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    I'm glad there's only one clear gunshot in the trailer. Low emphasis on action is important for a good horror experience.
     
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    Btw, happy birzzzday, HPL. :love:

     
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