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Wadjet Eye Unavowed - Dave Gilbert's RPG-inspired urban fantasy game

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by Crooked Bee, May 27, 2015.

  1. Alpan Educated Patron

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    I haven't gone back for a replay yet, but I've been listening to the OST. Thomas Regin really outdid himself this time, it's a perfectly fine album to listen to on its own. I'd embed some links to it but there aren't any from what I could see on YouTube.
     
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  2. rashiakas Savant

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    What a great game this is. Totally recommended.
     
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    Yatzee's review reminded me that we have an SdveAdven game forum. So, is it worth checking out? The art style looks just the way a traditional adventure game should look.
     
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    Don't be fooled by the looks. There are barely any puzzles. Basically, if you enjoyed non-combat parts of AoD, you'll like it. If you didn't, you won't.
     
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  6. SerratedBiz Arcane

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    That's the thing. Game is beautiful, writing is good, characters are interesting - puzzles are so basic to the point of barely being puzzles at all. Every item that you find is basically going to be used within the next 5 minutes of exploring and the amount of hotspots in any given screen ranges between 1-3. As an adventure game, it's more akin to Dear Esther than to the Lucasarts or Sierra games of old. That is, puzzles are there to justify the 'game' aspect in what's otherwise an animated, graphical novel.

    I liked it and I finished it but I'd hope that this is not the trend that adventure games will take in the future.
     
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  7. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    I don't really agree about its looking beautiful. The character sprites are kinda derpy, the FX like fireballs etc look cheap as hell, and the backgrounds are so smudgy. I don't like the rusty colour palette either.
     
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  8. Big Wrangle Scholar

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    Congratulations you just described the classics.
     
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  9. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    [​IMG]

    Try again.
     
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  10. Big Wrangle Scholar

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    Derpy sprites, a cheap looking sun, and smudgy clouds? Check. :smug:
     
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  11. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    "Old adventure games had bad art" is the new "old adventure games consisted of nothing but illogical puzzles." The classics were (and are) beautiful.

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  12. ItsChon Liturgist Patron

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    Fucking mogged.
     
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  13. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    Also, regarding special effects, here are just a few that I remember, all done under super tight space constraints:



    (Watch through the transformations.)
     
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  14. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    By the way, this is no slight to Ben Chandler who (1) is a great artist and (2) reveres the classics.
     
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  15. Big Wrangle Scholar

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    Well in that case I certainly wouldn't have loved Primordia much.
    Nah, don't worry, I was poking fun at Roxor's reductive "technically true" statement and poor example in responce. I geniunely think Gabriel Knight has great aesthetics to this day.
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  16. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    so many big words in big quotation marks that ultimately say nothing
     
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  17. Big Wrangle Scholar

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    You sure you wanna lecture me about that?
    Anyway, you got me. I was under the impression you were making fun of technical limitations, my bad.
    :hero:
     
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    Brooklyn or da Bronx, I forget which.
     
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  20. V_K Arcane

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    Me: Finally, at least some dissenting opinion.

    Me:
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    :what:

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    This is just too much for me. Holy fucking hell.
     
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    It's astounding that they manage to operate a computer by themselves with all that retardation.
     
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    I feel like this is the kind of disappointment our grandparents must feel when they look at us, unable to work 90 hour work weeks in a factory from the age of 11.
     
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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2018/09/20/what-works-and-why-story-structure-in-unavowed/

     
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    Happy 20th birthday, Fallout 2.

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