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INSIDE - Dark Oppressive Puzzle platformer

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Morgoth, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    Limbo had great ideas and a cool art style, but it was quite boring (the puzzles, while well crafted, weren't really entertaining) and the complete lack of story (fuck, at least gimme some lore informations!) was a huge con.
    This one seems pretty much a copy-paste. Funny, since it took SIX years of development :lol:
     
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    Child Murder with Precision Jumping and Puzzles 2: The Recoloring. Where are the SJWs when you need them? Oh wait, the kid is white and male. It's perfectly okay then. :troll:

    Looks cool. Hopefully it won't be as short as Limbo.
     
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    Well, pretty much every review says that it is 3-4 hours long :M
     
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  5. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    This made me chuckle:
    http://steamcommunity.com/id/drfitz/recommended/304430/


    Either way, I bought the game but I'm holding out for more rainy/colder days and/or when I feel shit and depressed to set the correct mood for a playthrough.
     
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  6. tet666 Augur

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    Not only is it a depressing 3h indie at 20€ (i can watch 3 2h+ movies here for that price....) no they also had to include shitty Denuvo (first indie title using it as far as i know), skip.
     
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    Sounds like a fitting Limbo sequel then. :troll:


    :decline: Thanks for the warning. I'll wait until/if it's released on GOG then.
     
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  8. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    Never had issues with Denuvo.
     
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  9. Villagkouras Cipher

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    There are ways to play Denuvo games for 1$.

    So, this game. First of all, I love Limbo, so I am into this kind of games.

    Inside is fucking awesome mechanically. I loved every single second of playing it. I haven't seen better animations in any game of this kind, the atmosphere is great. It's a bit easy, for me easier than Limbo, but some riddles and their set pieces are something to be experienced.

    Moves are so smooth and fast, it puts all other platformers to shame.

    I will definitely play it again.

    Too bad its plot and ending are the equivalent of Lars Von Trier movies and everybody will hate it for this, except these illuminated persons that get everything and think that only them are worthy for these kind of things and we are the uncivilized and uneducated plebs. If you play it, prepare to hate the endgame and ending. I didn't mind, I laughed in the endgame actually, but I'm sure you're gonna hate it.

    I hope Playdead won't make another 6 years to make another game, they're extremely talented.
     
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    It may fill you with hope to know that John Walker, one of the most reliable quality gauges of our times, has expressed a strong dislike for the game.

    https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2016/07/07/inside-review-pc/#more-380697

    "That’s the other really odd part of INSIDE: you get to watch a small boy be brutally murdered an awful lot. In Limbo there was something horrifying about this tiny wisp of shadow being eviscerated on spinning blades, but it was abstract, detached. INSIDE is simply watching a cartoon kid get brutalised over and over. And you’re made to watch – no skipping a death scene to start over here – sit still and watch the man’s hands around his throat as his body goes limp. Cheers."

    Seems neat. Too bad it has denuvo...
     
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    Looks like an interesting diversion. Would pay one dorra.
     
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    Fuck me nobody show this Walker arsehole a fuckin horror movie, sensitive little pussy'd die o fright. Wonder if hes sufferin ptsd from playin war as a kid? Someat seriously wrong wi folk who can't tell reality from obviously virtual, heavily stylised stuff.

    Game looks alright, probably pick up when price matches duration. Got Tull's Inside from Benefit LP playin in me ead now, fuck.
     
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    The murder scenes last a second or two and most of them aren't that brutal. Unless he is totally incompetent and dies in every occasion presented which is an achievement.
     
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    To be fair, while he appears to be sightly upset about it, like any middle class boring do-gooder should be, he isn't as hilariously outraged as he can sometimes be.
    I have little doubt that the rest of his review is perfectly inept nonetheless.
     
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  15. Villagkouras Cipher

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    From the RPS review:

    Obviously this guy doesn't have a clue what he played.

    You never die from an unexpected, cheap fall. You can drown, but only if you don't pay attention that the kid tries to breathe 5 TIMES underwater before dying. You see dogs and men from a distance before they kill you, you have some seconds to think and act, which is fairly obvious most of the time.

    For the bold part:

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    This creature never tries to rip your throat or even kill you. On the contrary, it tries to save you.


    If you don't want to look at the spoilers, I'll just say there is not throat ripping at all, he obviously didn't pay any attention.

    I agree that this is a weak part in the game, at least after the inital change of pace. But this section is 15 minutes long TOPS, not a thing that goes on and on and on.
     
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    This game feels more like an artsy walking sim than an actual puzzle platformer. The puzzles are just way too easy, to the point of being a non-issue completely.

    Nice atmosphere though, and I liked the exploration twists (for lack of a better word).
     
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    Just tore through this in a matter of hours. I know Another World set many precedents when it was released back in the day, but is there a need to copy every single damn one of them in modern-day homages?

    The biggest gripe for me is, as has been mentioned, the ending. The story is so loose that there's no point in trying to understand what's going on, it's just better to roll with it and play along. Then the ending comes along and it's just like in Another World - you got this far, now you're just left there wondering what happens next, but the game's ended so you never get to know.

    The animation (especially in the ending) is top-notch, so they get props for that. In fact, I'd recommend the final part of the game just for the sheer :prosper: of it all.

    But beyond that, this is further proof that Denmark cannot into gaming.
     
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    Played it. Liked it. I think most people should be aware by now of what they're getting when they buy a game like this. It's made by the Limbo devs and is another 2D platformer in a wave of artsy 2D platformers. Obviously it's not going to be maddeningly difficult or a revolutionary gaming experience, but that doesn't keep it from being good, simple fun. The art really elevates it to another level. It's really, really good. The controls are also decent. I died once due to my character doing something I didn't want him to do, and controlling the zombies and the

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    was sometimes a bit of a hassle, but I've certainly had worse.

    And yeah, the ending is a cock tease. I suppose there could be some deep reason as to why it ends when (and how) it does, but I'm not sure I know what it is. Everything just sort of stops. I have heard, however, that there is

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    a secret ending if you smash a bunch of orbs that are scattered around throughout the game. Funny that. I didn't even know they were there. Maybe I'll go back and look for them, but I actually kind of hate platformers with hidden content, as looking for it kills the pace completely, especially in a fast paced game like this. I remember the Sands of Time trilogy having the same problem.


    All in all, I'd give this 7/10. Maybe wait for a sale or something.
     
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    The secret ending is as much of a mess as the regular ending.

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    If you smash all the orbs, a new area becomes accessible on the farm. Down there you'll find one of those mind-control helmets hooked up to a computer, and a big, fat power cable coming from the wall and going into the computer.

    Yank the cable from the wall, and the computer system goes dead...along with the boy, who just lies there.


    Strong implications abound...but they don't really tell us anything.
     
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  20. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    Finished it.

    Holy shit.

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    Never thought I'd get to play as kingcomrade and feel pity for it.
     
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    So what's the story.
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    You were never free to begin with, all of your journey was to be part of the thing. Seeing how employees towards the end help the thing, it could be part of their plan for you to escape or they were also mind controlled by the thing.


    The whole mind control thing and using or freeing of slaves reminded me of the Oddworld games.
     
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  22. The best use of Unity3d engine yet. Well optimized and polished. Some epic coding.

    I loved the atmosphere at beginning and that ending parts with destruction. Some genius ideas, too bad game could be much better, especially in the middle.

    8/10 a must play.
     
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  23. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/...uman_skull_to_create_the_sounds_of_Inside.php


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    "Fabulous"
     
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    great game.
     
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  25. Morgoth Arcane Patron

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