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The Random Adventure Game News Thread

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

  1. WallaceChambers Learned

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    3rd entry in the Opus series of space themed adventure games was recently announced.

     
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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Strap Yourselves In Shadorwun: Hong Kong
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    Maybe old news, but just noticed - Crystal Shard (Heroine's Quest, Tale of Two Kingdoms)





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    I guess it's mainly for people who like Skutnik's art. Looks like a Samorost type of game, without inventory puzzles.
     
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  5. WallaceChambers Learned

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  7. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    RPG Wokedex 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 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    The Digital Antiquarian doesn't like The Dig: https://www.filfre.net/2021/07/the-dig/

     
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  8. Sceptic Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Divinity: Original Sin
    And since nobody like him, balance is thus restored.
     
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    i'm not a fan of the skeleton puzzle but don't you see that it's an alien turtle each time you try to assemble it and fail, and even get a preview of how the full skeleton is supposed to look just a moment before starting the puzzle

    also, to shit on the writing, visuals and voice acting in the dig proves that you are not a human bean

    "at times", the dig oozes atmosphere from start to finish you goddamn fraud
     
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  10. infidel StarInfidel Developer

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    Strap Yourselves In
    Okay, that was strike three. First he shat on Lovecraft, then on Zelazny, and now this. I don't care what else he has to say.
     
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  11. oasis789 Arcane

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    Tried the Mind Scanners demo, which gives you 3 cases to diagnose and treat. My impression is that the totalitarian dystopia worldbuilding seems interesting, and the game interface is very tactile with the button pushing and dial turning. But the minigames are kind of annoying and feel a bit too abstract, like I'm just matching patterns. Silicon Dreams seems much better.
     
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    Took you this long? Someone else originally pointed it out, but the dude played a Star Trek text adventure on Apple II or C64, complained that the back of the box, showing a simulated DOS screenshot, was inaccurate. Surprised that he took a shot at Zelazny though, doesn't seem like something he'd get points for, unlike Lovecraft or Bradbury. Isn't Zelazny someone only a genre reader would know?
     
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  13. infidel StarInfidel Developer

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    Well, I'm a patient guy, what can I say. The whole post was like "I've read him when I was young and stupid, and he was awesome, and now I'm old and wise, and my tastes are refined. So I've re-read him and he's shit. And muh wife agrees." Something like that.
     
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  14. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    RPG Wokedex 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 Pathfinder: Kingmaker
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  15. WallaceChambers Learned

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    Huh. I guess someone thought Hero-U was successful enough to imitate.
     
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  17. whocares Learned

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    What the fuck, bros.

    Gibbous was second only to Deponia among the modern Lucas Arts-likes. And while uneven at times, it showed great promise. But instead of glorious incline tempered by experience, this thing now looks thoroughly popamolized with binary choices, controller prompts, and some weird dress up minigame.

    And ho-ly fucking shit, that protagonist is an eyesore. We know for a fact these guys can into good art. Even in the trailer, the backgrounds and the NPCs look pretty decent, making the hero, in all her Calarts shame, stand out that much more.

    Staying true to the Transylvanian motiff, it's like the devs were bitten by a californian at some point, and turned into werecucks. Truly, no place is safe from the unrelenting tide of soy.

    :negative:
     
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    Huh. I didn't realize it was by Gibbous devs. Well, let's hope at least that spellcasting will involve pointing and clicking rather than dialog choices.
     
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  20. Mr. Underhill Stuck In Attic Developer

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    Hey guys, thanks for the share. Leaving aside the codex-standard edgy comments, Near-Mage is very much a point 'n click adventure, the button prompts are for the alternate way of playing it via direct control (if you've played Brok's prologue, that's exactly how it works, it was weird that we implemented the same exact thing without ever discussing it). It has an inventory, but instead of objects you'll have spells, which you can craft yourself, and whose use leads to different outcomes. And if you're bothered by the default mohawk and an undercut look Illy has, there'll be tons of ways to customize your look to your heart's content, as you can see in the trailer. Not saying it's an adventure-RPG hybrid exactly, 'cause the RPG DNA spliced in is pretty light, but we're taking a lot of inspiration from games like FFIX and Chrono Trigger.

    We'll reveal more about how the whole system works when we launch the Kickstarter. Making Gibbous a very traditional p&c was a lot of fun, but this time around we wanted to put our own spin on the formula. I hope it'll click with at least some players :) If you've played Gibbous you'll know not to expect brain-melting puzzles, but rather an emphasis on characters and atmosphere.
     
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  21. WallaceChambers Learned

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    Info from a July 11th PSblog entry:
    More from a July 29th PSblog entry:
     
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    Is this the spiritual sequel to this?

     
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    I've been hearing about quite a lot of cat-centered games recently. Now that's purre :incline:
     
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    I'm scare for lil kitty come home to snuggle me pls
     
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