Anyone bought Deadlight? Impressions so far...

#1 Edited by Jeust (10737 posts) -

If you bought the game, what are your impressions?

I'm thinking about buying.

#2 Posted by Murdouken (709 posts) -

It's thoroughly ok. The storytelling is poor, the writing is bad and the voice acting isn't very good at all, but the core gameplay of Prince of Persia style platforming is well executed and feels really nice when you pull it off. People have been saying that it is short, and while it is true that the actual game is maybe only 2-3 hours long, that doesn't include deaths or anything and I personally have died absolutely loads of times. I've spent 2 hours in it according to the counter but I know for a fact that I've spent nearer to 4.

#3 Edited by Rafaelfc (1381 posts) -

I'll second Brad's opinion. this game is alright up to a point, there are many moments where the game controls are not up to the task they ask of you... and it takes a LOT of trial and error to get through.

#4 Edited by Jeust (10737 posts) -

@Rafaelfc said:

I'll second Brad's opinion. this game is alright up to a point, there are many moments where the game controls are not up to the task they ask of you... and it takes a LOT of trial and error to get through.

I noticed. I'm in the beginning trying to jump into a ladder, and for the life of me I can't. I always end up short of the ladder. It is frustrating.

update: I missed the sprint information.

#5 Posted by Redbullet685 (6052 posts) -

All of this "Its alright" talk really bums me out. I was really looking forward to this. Well, looks like I won't be buying any of the SOA games this year. Easily the worst year out of the 5 SOA's.

#6 Edited by Jeust (10737 posts) -

I like the game. I've played one hour and a half, and I'm liking it. The controls seem sometimes a little finicky, but till now they get the job done. The story is barebones, but it is presented in cool ways.

#7 Posted by maskedarcstrike (701 posts) -

I bought it today and I've already beaten. At times it had moments where it really visually impressed me, for instance when your running through houses in the suburbs of seattle. At other times it's just man.... It has some of the most awkward and at times inappropriately funny cutscenes that I've seen in a while. There's one graphic novel cutscene in the latter half of the game that is just so god awful awkward with the voice acting.

#8 Posted by TOA_Doom (70 posts) -

It's great at the start, then good, then kind of ok...it's just generally downhill after the first hour or so, and the ending is really terrible.

#9 Posted by Cincaid (2958 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

All of this "Its alright" talk really bums me out. I was really looking forward to this. Well, looks like I won't be buying any of the SOA games this year. Easily the worst year out of the 5 SOA's.

Could not agree more (though I did bite the bullet on Tony Hawk and bought that). But hey, Dust: An Elysian Tail might still take us by surprise...it better, damnit.

#10 Posted by Redbullet685 (6052 posts) -

Seems like PSN's PLAY 2012 is better than SOA this year. I'm definitely going to get Sound Shapes, and CS:GO probably since that seems good. Oh, and I'm not sure what Papo & Yo is, but it has a cool look to it and I've heard good things. Aaaaaand, lets just forget about that The Expendables 2 Videogame.

Usually XBLA has a better lineup than PSN, but doesn't seem like it this year.@Cincaid said:

@Redbullet685 said:

All of this "Its alright" talk really bums me out. I was really looking forward to this. Well, looks like I won't be buying any of the SOA games this year. Easily the worst year out of the 5 SOA's.

Could not agree more (though I did bite the bullet on Tony Hawk and bought that). But hey, Dust: An Elysian Tail might still take us by surprise...it better, damnit.

And maybe Dust will be cool, I just haven't seen anything on it other than some screens. And I will say that Hybrid was cool, which I can say from playing the beta. I just don't think I want to buy it at $15. Still, seems like the best SOA game.

#11 Posted by Murdouken (709 posts) -

@Redbullet685: Dust looks interesting. Screenshots don't do it justice, you really need to see it in motion. The animation in that game is absolutely absurd.

#12 Posted by Rafaelfc (1381 posts) -

@Jeust said:

I like the game. I've played one hour and a half, and I'm liking it. The controls seem sometimes a little finicky, but till now they get the job done. The story is barebones, but it is presented in cool ways.

Let me know how you feel about the game after going through the third act. I think the game isn't terrible or bad I quite like it overall, but it's overly frustrating in spots. Or maybe I just had different expectations based on the names I heard thrown to associate with this game (out of this world, flashback)

#13 Posted by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

Seems like a game I wanna wait on a discount for, or wait till it gets to Steam and then goes on sale eventually, but I'm intrigued. Anybody know if there are any plans for an eventual Steam release? I know it's a Summer of Arcade title, but a lot of that stuff's gone to Steam.

#14 Edited by ComixZone (92 posts) -

As mentioned above, there are a lot of scenarios in which the controls simply get in your way. The game is mildly entertaining, the story is laughable - seriously, there is some near (original) Resident Evil quality voice acting/writing in this game.

...I picked up Expendables 2 at the same time, and as janky as that game is - I've had more fun running around as Sly Stallone than I have with Deadlight.

Deadlight is a solid 6, I'd recommend you spend your $ elsewhere.

#15 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1180 posts) -

If you like the Prince of Persia, Another World, Flashback etc and/or Zombie you cant go wrong. Having fun with it although as everyone mentions the controls could be better and sometimes its a little hard to see something that will kill you because of the art style but just respawn and try again with no lasting issues. Looks great, plays OK, just ignore the story/writing and your good.

#16 Posted by Jeust (10737 posts) -

@Rafaelfc said:

@Jeust said:

I like the game. I've played one hour and a half, and I'm liking it. The controls seem sometimes a little finicky, but till now they get the job done. The story is barebones, but it is presented in cool ways.

Let me know how you feel about the game after going through the third act. I think the game isn't terrible or bad I quite like it overall, but it's overly frustrating in spots. Or maybe I just had different expectations based on the names I heard thrown to associate with this game (out of this world, flashback)

I agree with you. I liked the game a lot too, but the ending part was just punishing and frustrating. I had to ace each of the hazzards laid and be quick about it. I've seen more insane last levels, but I didn't appreciate the difficulty to them.

I actually liked the ending twist, although it was a little confusing, as

Randall Wayne called the girl at the end his daughter name, what made me confused about wether she was really his daughter or not.
#17 Posted by Alkaiser (366 posts) -

I think my favorite thing about this game is how Seattle doesn't actually have a subway.

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