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Gloomwood - Thief-ish stealth-horror game by New Blood Interactive

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Morgoth, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. FEDSMOKER herksmoker fedfucker Patron

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    this looks.. alright but i don't like the cartoony aesthetics of the enemies. that works against the game's atmosphere and totally clashes with the Thief-like art design
     
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    That getup is coming back in style. If this had come out last year, it would now be lauded as prescient.
     
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    the plague doctor look has been run into the ground since the early 2010s
     
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  4. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    This looks better than DOOM Eternal.

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    Being exactly like Thief would be boring. I skipped around the video, but it looks like a thing I will very much enjoy whichever way it leans. Gimmie.
     
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    Next-gen immersion.
     
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  9. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Also eavesdrop:

     
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    This is the best Thief 2 asset flip I've ever seen! :D

    No hard feelings, I'm excited for the game, it's just that... well, you can see...
     
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    Graphically it feels like someone put Thief 1/2 assets to Thief 3 engine.
     
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  13. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    New Blood honcho plays the game:



    Gameplay starts around 7 minutes.
     
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    This is Oshry, isn't it? Only he is so unhinged.
     
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    The game looks nice... but man, those textures are still terrible. Beyond Thief 2 terrible, and vanilla T2 has some terrible, bland textures.
     
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    I kind of like the aesthetic. It strikes a balance between being interesting looking and not being unfunctional. Games like modern THIAF are oversaturated with detail to the point where you can't tell what is interactible and what is not and developers are forced to highlight interactibility in obvious (map markers) and not so obvious ways (the infamous contrastic paint on objects you can climb), making the world less believable and more gamey. Environment readability is hugely important in immersive sims. The only other game that strikes this balance is Dark Mod.

    Some normal maps and beveled hard edges would go a long way though.
     
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  17. Child of Malkav Savant

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    So, Thief 4? Right?
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    Right. Ok, good talk.
     
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  18. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    It looks like Thief, but the maker likes to compare it with Shock 2 or Deus Ex. But we'll see once we get to play the demo.... soon.
     
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    Oh ok, I see.
    So
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    Thief 4
    Got it
     
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