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The Random Adventure Game News Thread

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

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

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

     
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    The interface was not only revolutionary but Legendary, you might say.
     
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    Oh god, Andy Serkis' own studio is now aping after the Telltale Games schtick:


     
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    It makes sense, since Telltale's success was all about getting the licenses and not about creating good content themselves, that the license granters would decide to cut out the middleman.
     
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    This reminds me more of that game on PS4. Until Dawn? Yeah, I think that's the name.
     
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    https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/list_of_selected_projects_vg2017.pdf

    Daedalic received €150,000 from Creative Europe for a game called Superlatent. It's 17% of the total budget. It's not certain whether this is an adventure game or not, but I guess it's safer to assume it is.

    Anuman Interactive (publisher of Syberia 3) also received €150,000 (8%) for a game called Blacksad The Price of Fame. It's an adventure game based on the comics, apparently already announced but not mentioned in Codex as far as I can search.
     
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    Wow, I wasn't aware of that, a proper Blacksad adventure game could be awesome.
    I'm undecided about their choice of Pendulo as the studio to make the game, at least they do make proper adventure games, but the only one I've played from them was the first Runaway and it was boring, actually even more because of the setting and story than because of the puzzles themselves, so wait and see.
     
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    Adventures of Bertram Fiddle: Episode 2 released.

     
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    Bought it, played for 1 hour (almost done with it) and then I refunded it.

    It's another Broken Age. Painted visuals, some interesting ideas but utterly boring. NPC interaction is limited and simplistic. Completely linear without any replay value.

    I refunded it because it's not a game. It's not even a visual novel, it more like a pointless presentation about some shit I don't care to understand atm. I simply don't want to support the developers in creating more of this shit.
     
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    "Clay-punk"?
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    The developer released a short horror adventure called Octave in 2016:

     
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