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Conarium, Lovecraftian horror game from Zoetrope inspired by At The Mountains Of Madness

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by Jaesun, Aug 13, 2015.

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    If you turn on the closed captioning he says "Among all the canary, Harvey is the most..."
     
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    In the youtube description:

    "Two days ago, Frank most probably could have reached the intended time period. Among all the Conarionauts, he is the most – how should I say it? – hmm, gifted."
     
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    Oh, conarionauts, k. Didn't notice the dialogue was written there also.
     
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    Coming out on June 6th!
     
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    Trailer doesn't look terrifying in the least but hopefully it'll be good.
     
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    Their other games weren't terrifying either. But the atmosphere was very Lovecraftian.
     
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    Gamersyde has a mini review and a few gameplay videos:
    http://gamersyde.com/news_our_verdict_on_conarium-19160_en.html





     
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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    3-5 hours...
     
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    What's the connection between this studio and The Long Journey Home devs? There's an NPC in TLJH that you can select for your ship named "Zoetrope".
     
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    oh never heard it before.
     
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    Looks like a fun walking sim for a slow Humble Bundle evening.
     
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    At that size I'll be waiting for it to go on sale for 5 bucks or less. Preferably one buck.
     
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    Shit.... 3-5 h???? Iirc darkness within took me ~10 hours and I didn't even find most of the secret easter egg stuff. Did they seriously make such a short game or did the popamole reviewer just breeze through the game with a walkthrough without even stopping to read any documents?
     
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    I would say it depends how much you have to do for the different endings, if the replay value is high enough it would be ok. Darkness within didnt have multiple endings or am I remembering that wrong?
     
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    I haven't bought it. Not in the mood right now, sorry.
     
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    Steam reviews seem to agree that the Lovecraftian atmosphere is top-notch but that the game is too short and too easy. Darkness Within 2 had different endings IIRC. But it came down to a different choice in the last five minutes. So nothing that would warrant a replay. Finding more of the (hidden) clues is a bigger incentive.
     
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    Cheap, easy, and out of my life? What's not to like?
     
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    And with large percentage of positive reviews.
    I mean, who doesn't?
     
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    So, I bit the bullet and finished it.

    My playtime clocked at 4h according to steam, but that includes me alt-tabbing and watching a youtube playthrough.
    Not that the puzzles are hard (in fact, they are very easy), but game journal got bugged (that particular puzzle required me to align something according to the drawing that I couldn't see).
    The key bindings and gamma level settings also reset once during the level transition.

    Otherwise it's meh/10. Short, predictable story, nice visuals, extremely linear walking sim.
    The lore is just straight dumped on the player and people not familiar with Lovecraft might wonder what's what, as there are hardly any explanations for the symbolism.

    On the plus side - the ambience is nice, and the game was relatively bug free (apart from the settings resetting issues) for me.

    It kind of reminded me of the very first Penumbra game.

    I'm not that familiar with asset stores, but it looked at times like Solus Project (Unreal Engine); and this "horror" walking sim, that had something to do with the paintings, and which name eludes me at the moment, as I'm slightly inebriated (but it was made with Unity).


    Darkness Within is better, and Call of Cthulhu still superior as Lovecraft games go.

    So - 1 dorraru bundle fodder it is.

    EDIT: Also - no FOV slider.
     
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    Don't know I can justify 17$ for 4 hours
     
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