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SOMA (Frictional Games)

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by Morgoth, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Don Peste Arcane

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    Do you think Firewatch would have benefited from sections where you had to run and hide from a monster (or some kind of lurking entity?)?
    I'm usually not interested in that kind of games (checkpoints + unarmed player + invincible enemy), but there are dozens of them, so some people must be (specially Youtubers)... And some titles are considered very good: Amnesia, Alien Isolation, etc.

    Whatever you choose, after Soma, you might want to try this:
     
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  2. Ivan Arcane

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    Firewatch had a fantastic moment I'll never forget.: there's an instance in the game, I don't remember the details, where you get the feeling that you're being stalked. There was so much tension in that moment, it's something that I won't forget. It leads up to you being knocked out eventually. But yeah, that was a great moment in an otherwise satisfactory title.
     
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  3. Ivan Arcane

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    WTF? Hell no, what the hell? Play it as it was intended.
     
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  4. Wunderbar Learned

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    it was perfectly fine in normal mode.
     
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  5. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Yeah. I'll need to replay the first couple hours since it can't be switched mid-game, but I'm finding it unsatisfying to be able to laugh off enemies when they catch me. Thanks for the input friends.
     
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  6. Ninja Destroyer Arcane

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    I finished the game, when it didn't have safe space mode and overall while sometimes you could die it was normal. If you finished Thief you shouldn't have a problem. Building tension with some tight sections here and there was excellent and without it SOMA won't be so fun. Good luck on your journey.
     
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  7. Sore Loser Educated

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    From playing amnesia and penumbra I knew that monsters will probably not really be as scary because of simple ai, which you could outrun or exploit easily, but when I started Soma i've tried to "forget" about it, i've tried to take the game seriously, immerse myself into it. And I actually succeeded (at least partially) at that, this really improved my enjoyment of the game, there were some tense moments. Soma's gameplay is very basic, but with that attitude I actually kinda liked it. Also different types of monsters have slightly different behaviour, you won't know what to expect when you'll first meet a new monster.
     
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  8. Morgoth Arcane

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    This is quite revealing. The next project is about one year away from release.
     
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