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The Random Adventure Game News Thread

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

  1. oasis789 Arcane

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    It isn't just watching the train wreck in slow motion, it's seeing the antecedent chain of causality of the accident.
     
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  2. oasis789 Arcane

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    Here are my impressions of indie adventure Rakuen:

    Rakuen is an 8 hour or so rpgmaker style adventure developed by Laura Shigihara, best known for composing for Plants vs Zombies and To The Moon, the latter of which is what this game resembles most. The player takes the sick kid protagonist and his mom on a magical realism quest to a fairytale world full of colorful cartoon characters, while trying to resolve the issues of his hospital neighbors and their parallel world counterparts. Along the way, you explore dreamscapes and solve various puzzles (nothing too advanced), and if you're so inclined, find collectibles. As expected, the art and music are very well done, way above the standard rpgmaker fare. The writing succeeds at its sentimental melodrama, though some bits felt a bit heavy-handed, and the story is fairly straightforward/conventional fare, don't expect an Undertale surprise or anything. All things considered it was pretty charming, though I can't help but feel like I'm not really part of its target audience.
     
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    This is Falda. According to the banner image below, she's supposed to be Icelandic.

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    From left to right: Falda, Felix, The Student, Vitaly, Katsu

    She could pass off as 1970s Scandinavian, but not Icelandic, because of three reasons:

    # Icelandic women rarely had such hairstyles.
    # Icelandic women rarely dressed like she does.
    # Falda isn't an Icelandic name!

    Except for the slight possibility that her name refers to her being someone else than she claims to be, it's just made-up baloney. A game that concerns itself so much with languages and the cultures they come from should pay more attention to details like these.
     
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  5. AetherVagrant Learned Patron

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    Damn I used to have the mousepad that this came with. Got it from a friend in 7th grade whose mom wouldnt let him have the game so I had to "stash" the feelies at my place and make him some installation disks titled QFG or some other shit. The story is one of my all-time favorites to the point where I wrote a fanfic sequel that got me disqualified from a local writing competition for violating their rules on violence and sexual assault.
     
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  6. Boleskine Arcane

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shadowknightsstudio/the-lighthouse-2

     
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    interesting
     
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  9. V_K Arcane

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    Not really an adventure game - basically, each day you can pick one action, and you have to do them in a right sequence to get the "good" ending. There was a series of flash games with similar mechanics some years ago - Cube World, CubeRPG etc. - but those were slightly more complex as each action changed the state of the world, giving you some clues as to their right order. Here it's just trial and error, more or less.
     
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  10. Boleskine Arcane

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    http://www.pcgamer.com/how-maniac-mansions-verb-object-interface-revolutionised-adventure-games/

     
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  11. MRY Prestigious Gentleman Wormwood Studios Developer

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    The interface was not only revolutionary but Legendary, you might say.
     
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