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The Random Adventure Game News Thread

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by Jaesun, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Lightstep Chronicles, sci-fi "text-based point-and-click adventure" game with cool 3D visual? Developer has been making almost exclusively hidden object games, but this seems quite a different thing:



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    And on the other side...

    From Beyond Prologue, a horror adventure inspired by NES ports of MacVenture games:



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    https://adventuregamers.com/articles/view/36604

     
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    https://adventuregamers.com/articles/view/36608

     
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  4. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    In retrospect it should not be surprising that the game was something of a miracle that almost didn't get made.

     
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  5. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Poland's Myst clone Schizm series is getting a third game, from the lead designer of the original games:



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    Published by PlayWay, the Polish publisher that has been releasing things from sholvewares, meme games, to curious and interesting-looking games (like Thief Simulator, House Flipper, and Car Mechanic Simulator)
     
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  6. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    For some reason they've removed the content of store page. Revealed too early? Or was this an unofficial or fake game by an impostor?

    :hmmm:
     
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  10. toro Arcane

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    Well, Vera can suck my small dick. I'm sick of female protagonists ... in the beginning it was funny but now they are everywhere. Like mental diseases.
     
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  11. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Hey, now it's officially announced. So this is actually a thing:

     
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  12. iqzulk Savant

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    wait
    what
    whyyyyyyy???

    Not that I don't like me some Gaudi-like visual goodness. But. But!
    You see, I did complete REAH, some of Schizm 1 (I have a nice rant about one of its puzzles somewhere on these forums), completed Schizm 2 and Sentinel/RealmsOfIllusion. I actually liked Sentinel's concept and Schizm2's art direction quite a lot. Haven't played or seen Sexmissiya through. For better or for worse.
    Here is the deal, through. These games play nothing like Myst or Riven or Obduction. They play like 7th Guest. The puzzles are pure loopy fucking nonsense mini-games that are there - oh no, not so much to waste your time, although they do waste quite a lot of your time - but, like. As if they are there to make you perplexed and make you say "what the actual FUCK?". The logic doesn't compute, ever, with what the puzzle is depicted to be in the ingame world. Oh no, they, the puzzles, are doable, for the most part. Less doable in REAH and Schizm, more doable in Schizm2 and Sentinel. Regardless. The whole time you are playing either of those games is you being perpetually like
    whhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    It's like a Myst version of Deadly Premonition or something.

    Yeah, come to think of it, that's probably the closest to interactive surrealism I recall ever encountering in games. Including nonsensical shit like Blue Ice or Mortalus. Nonsensical doesn't equal surreal, you see. Although Mortalus is so thoroughly awful it breaks into surreal territory too. And, well, Harvester approaches it from a completely different angle (pretty much non-interactive one, that is), whatever, not the point. THIS shit, when you really think about it, is so utterly unexplainable and absurd - while having been made with OBVIOUS massive amounts of care and effort - while even being more or less playable ! - it DOES deserve a place in gaming history or at least history of so-called "Myst-clones" (in visuals only).

    Oh man, Roland Pantola, huh? The madman himself. What do you know, third Schizm is a thing. My reaction? I am not pleased, I am not displeased, I am just utterly perplexed and dumbfounded. Exactly like in the games themselves.

    P.S. Actually, part of aforementioned Sentinel's concept I admitted to have liked, is that the puzzles in that game ARE framed as timesinks used by the main antagonist to give the main protagonist time to think about different matters altogether. And that's the closest the puzzles in all four of those games ever get to making at least some amount of sense in the context of the game. Maybe even to slight Sentinel's detriment, actually.
     
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    This looks promising:



     
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    https://adventuregamers.com/articles/view/36702



     
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