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Comment on Shades of Black article:
chrissie chrissie
Aug 22, 2015

Perhaps a fair review but ‘different courses for different horses’ as I really loved the game & far more than previous ones which I’ve enjoyed none-the-less!
One of Mikael’s ‘trademarks’ in his games seems to be lots of expansive derelict buildings to search which are personally my bugbear & there was only the one less expansive derelict house in this game (to my joy) with many alternative & unusual locations to explore instead!
To disagree, I did think that the dominatrix fitted into the story quite well to portray as subtly & inoffensively as possible the mind-set of the ‘villain’ without going down the path of making this game X-rated!
Yes, I do agree that occasionally you didn’t know what to do next but I found the hint system helped without leading you by the hand & overall found Shades of Black to be an excellent game in that I was completely hooked from start to finish.
The only downside was that I had to restart the game (on being completely hooked & forgetting to save) when I encountered a slight bug where on combining items in the inventory if you accidentally double-click the screen will ‘freeze’ & the only option is to go back to an earlier save which I didn’t have when it happened!


Comment on Shades of Black article:
after a brisk nap
Aug 21, 2015

Hah! I visited that sun-cannon tower in Ă…tvidaberg just a few weeks ago, and thought it would make a great location for an adventure game. While first-person puzzlers aren’t my cup of tea, using real Swedish location photos (though in some cases obviously photoshopped) has always seemed to me like a really cool distinguishing feature.


Comment on King's Quest: Chapter 1 - A Knight to Remember article:
syn syn
Aug 19, 2015

the game looks like it might be pretty fun but geez i hate cartoon style graphics.  i completely lost interest in monkey island series after they went the cartoon looking route after i think the 2nd one.  it just seems too childish, i wish they went with a more serious look influenced by like kq5/6.  it just seems too kiddie looking to me. also grahams voice is terrible. what is with wanting to make main characters wimpy and whiney.  it sorta worked with roger wilco i guess, but graham was always more serious like when they started to show him in vga /etc.  shrug.


Comment on Alum article:
kamil950
Aug 17, 2015

You can buy this Alum with other games for 1.99$ (before price increase) +potential VAT in the Indie Gala Monday Bundle 73 .

https://www.indiegala.com/monday


Comment on Bunker: The Underground Game article:
Jackal Jackal
Aug 16, 2015

What assumption? What inheritance? The lack of voice acting is a negative—for this game—in the reviewer’s opinion. Full stop. Whether that’s a consensus view is irrelevant. My point was merely that for the many who care about such things, they’ll be thankful it’s clearly listed. Those that don’t are free to ignore it, just like any other pro/con in every other review.

If you disagree that this particular game would be better with voice acting, by all means volunteer that viewpoint. (Would require playing it, of course.) But you’re objecting on some sort of misguided principle. It’s a perfectly valid criticism of any game, regardless of a developer’s limitations. Nothing cheap about it. But we do, out of respect for developers, note such limitations where we feel they exist.


Comment on Bunker: The Underground Game article:
Tad Tad
Aug 15, 2015

And for many more it holds no baring on a game. Yes, it should be mentioned, but to inherit it automatically as bad seems rather assumptions on the reviewers part.


Comment on Anna's Quest article:
mataku
Aug 15, 2015

Excellent voice acting? really? i thought the majority of the acting, especially for the main character, was bland and almost amateurish. Only young Winfriede’s VA sounded like she had some actual emotion in her performance. Made me wish we played more of the game as her instead of the pupil-less Anna.


Comment on Bunker: The Underground Game article:
Jackal Jackal
Aug 14, 2015

The review text duly notes that this is a solo effort and that the lack of voice acting is understandable. But if it’s a lesser end result because of it, it’s our obligation to say so. For many people, no voice acting isn’t just a negative, it’s a deal-breaker.


Comment on The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna article:
incometrader
Aug 14, 2015

I especially loved the puzzles in the star room as they require you to master some of the more advanced mechanics.

Surprisingly the recording device is only used once and mobile platform never used not that I’m complaining.

Like the original game I used a walkthrough for the stars only as the actual puzzles are all solvable without and only one puzzle needed several revisits.


Comment on The Talos Principle: Road to Gehenna article:
Antrax
Aug 14, 2015

Great review and I’m super impressed by your play time. I consider myself an experienced puzzle gamer and 9 hours in, I’ve completed the normal puzzles and 2 stars. Kudos.


Comment on Bunker: The Underground Game article:
Tad Tad
Aug 12, 2015

Hm, not sure you should really say no VA as a bad. This is clearly a game by one person or a small team at most. Not every game can or should have voice acting nor can they afford it. As such, it feels like a cheap complaint to make.


Comment on King's Quest: Chapter 1 - A Knight to Remember article:
coasternd
Aug 10, 2015

You can’t die from pushing the rock in the wrong direction, but Graham does comment on pushing it in the right direction.


Comment on King's Quest: Chapter 1 - A Knight to Remember article:
tsa tsa
Aug 10, 2015

Can you still die from pushing the rock while standing at the wrong side? I so hated that!


Comment on King's Quest: Chapter 1 - A Knight to Remember article:
Burge
Aug 10, 2015

A lot of people’s love of fantasy was born out of playing the King’s Quest series and in turn multiplied the popularity of The Lord Of The Rings movies.


Comment on King's Quest: Chapter 1 - A Knight to Remember article:
zane
Aug 9, 2015

This is the most promising episodic title of the last 10 years. If they can keep pace with this episode i imagine it will be the best episodic “season” ever. It has the QTE that players fear and bemoan… but it does it right, not sacrificing any exploration or puzzle solving to QTE. It has it all, and its all woven together with an entertaining story.



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