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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Matador » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:56 pm

I still liked the floaty feeling it had, though. Also, sliding down the sand was great fun. But again, I really wish that it explored It's mechanic, even if, at the end, there were a bunch of other players there together to sing/fly together to the top of the mountain.

This is what happens when you spend all your budget on art direction and software engineering and not on game design.
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:19 pm

Yeah I think mechanically it was great fun, it's a good game and I think definitely worth the price to pay for it, also seriously, it's fucking gorgeous. But I feel like all this talk of it's emotional resonance just seems.. manufactured. Like it places you in this giant wide open desert that;s actually just a narrow corridor through invisible walls. Every time it makes you feel an emotion seems cold and manufactured and manipulative. Like the joy of discovery you get isn't from actually exploring and finding shit, but rather from it guiding you into a specific bit for something the game is telling you "Now you need to find this bit"
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Matador » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:43 pm

The whole experience leaves the player in a passive role. There's maybe one "Puzzle" in the entire game, and even that was made to introduce you to the mechanics.

The interaction with other players in the game was minimal, and that worked really well. I liked that you could kind of lead other players minimally, or you could follow. I don't think the other players ever separated themselves from me. I also felt like I could prompt them to "Sing" when I liked. I think if there was voice chat it would ruin the experience.

I just wish that another players presence mattered more than "Oh my, another player."
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Ben » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:51 pm

I rekon if the game had been a big open world the other players would have mattered more. A massive open world would have conveyed the whole lonliness thing a lot better wich would have made the addition of someone else matter far more to me, as it is though there was no real sense of lonliness cause it was just a small platforming game level.

Also hidden shit that could only be accessed with two people would have been super keen.
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Matador » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:46 am

Spent the time between my last post and this one playing Journey. I ran into a player with a golden robe and spent the rest of the game with them. They pointed out a bunch of the hidden glyphs. Pretty fun, though I wish I knew how you get that robe. Curious, mostly.

Edit: turns out it's linked to a trophy called Transcendence. after that, you have to go to the chapter select screen to get it.

Next time I play, I plan to spend more time in the desert just flittin' around. There's no reason I have to play the game the way the devs want me to.
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby eitlobsaboo » Fri Mar 16, 2012 1:21 am

Saw this on Dualing Analogs..
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It's actually not a bad idea.. well for certain levels anyway.. find a large candy and BAM! pac-man suit! Would love to have it in the special levels of SM3DL.. Man those Boo's are annoying.. not as bad as that phantom Mario tho.. I hate that phantom mario.
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Jim North » Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:24 am

Matador wrote:I think if there was voice chat it would ruin the experience.

Of course it would. Have you met other people on the internet before? They're assholes.
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Ben » Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:35 pm

Of course it would. Have you met other people on the internet before? They're assholes.

Fuck you shit head!
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Jim North » Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:16 pm

Ben wrote:
Of course it would. Have you met other people on the internet before? They're assholes.

Fuck you shit head!

I AM OFFENDED THAT YOU SAID THAT! YOU SHOULD BE BANNED! NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO HAVE FREE SPEECH BUT ME!
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Matador » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:25 pm

I agree! Ben everyone from the Internet! I demand that no one ever insult someone ever again!
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Jim North » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:13 am

See, Penny Arcade knows what we're talking about.

This validates everything ever in my life.
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby eitlobsaboo » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:45 pm

Sooooo I boot up eshop again and I find a new demo: Rhythm Thief & the Emperor's Treasure.


Get Rhythm Heaven and have it make babies with Professor Layton and that's what this is. SOLVING MYSTERIES WITH DANCE.
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Jim North » Sat Mar 24, 2012 11:13 am

Huh. That's weird. I was playing Star Trek Online, logged out, and then suddenly awoke to find myself in a dark room.
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby Matador » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:04 pm

Just got a 3ds. Look me up under Nomnisang.
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Re: Ultimate Gaming Madness

Postby eitlobsaboo » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:35 am

Matador wrote:Just got a 3ds. Look me up under Nomnisang.

How do you do that? Doesn't it go by friend code? Mine is 3780-9041-5272 btw,.
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