Without reading any spoilers I gathered from the NeoGaf thread that the plot, characters, dialog, and music is ridiculously insane and awesome in an ironic way. I'm always attracted to odd games and for 20 bucks it's worth it to me. If anyone else has played this or given it a chance what did you think?
I ordered this on Amazon
Bought it, played it and finished it the other day. Loved it through and through. I would definitely recommend this title (as well as recommend not paying much attention to the IGN review). It's a pretty long game too, took me about 14 hours to finish (didn't complete all the side quests).
I have it, a few hours into it. I really like it somehow. It's oddly enthralling and super enjoyable. The insanity makes it even more worthwhile. For sure worth a try, and no way a 2/10. It's a low budget game so the visuals aren't great, but I like most other things about this game. It has a lot of heart and takes a lot of chances which I think makes up for the lack of polish.
It's quirky as hell and almost hard to dislike since it does a little bit of everything. If you're a fan of Twin Peaks/Eraserhead/David Lynch surrealism, b-movie cheesiness, Japanese awkwardness, meme-inspiring shit-eating grins and offbeat humor you'll dig it. I originally got it just for the irony and so I could laugh at it but I eventually found myself playing for hours without realising.
Someone pasted a video on here about a part in the game the other day. The story looks like it could actually get interesting, and the music was kick-ass. I'm surprised at the music actually.
I REALLY want to find this game when it gets cheap, and I know it will.
I don't wanna upset anyone here. I don't know that I will, but I just thought I would throw that out there before I said that I never take any stock in anything that IGN says. Not really sure why. I've always kinda seen them as the Maxim magazine of game review sites. The fact that they have a "resident hot girl" who is best known for licking a PSP doesn't really do much to help.
Still, a 2.0 is pretty damning regardless of where it's coming from. But fuck that. Twenty bucks + Twin Peaks = Guaranteed Sale!
About twenty years ago, Nintendo Power told me that I would be getting a Twin Peaks game for the NES. This isn't exactly what I asked for, but it will do.
" It's quirky as hell and almost hard to dislike since it does a little bit of everything. If you're a fan of Twin Peaks/Eraserhead/David Lynch surrealism, b-movie cheesiness, Japanese awkwardness, meme-inspiring shit-eating grins and offbeat humor you'll dig it. I originally got it just for the irony and so I could laugh at it but I eventually found myself playing for hours without realising. "I 2nd all of that. This game's a little like that god-awful movie you found on cable at 2 AM that you've watched 50 times over with friends, reveling in whatever headspace the developers were in.
Wow there were a lot of rude people in this thread calling the game crap without actually having played it. I think it appeals to a certain audience and graphics be damned. I'm gonna go back to playing it now because I'm having a blast with the story and game mechanics. Also it has some of the most amusing cut scenes I have ever seen.
" It's quirky as hell and almost hard to dislike since it does a little bit of everything. If you're a fan of Twin Peaks/Eraserhead/David Lynch surrealism, b-movie cheesiness, Japanese awkwardness, meme-inspiring shit-eating grins and offbeat humor you'll dig it. I originally got it just for the irony and so I could laugh at it but I eventually found myself playing for hours without realising. "I'm a fan of "good video game", does it have any of that in it?
It is a good game, once you get past the unpolished nature of it and if you can tolerate a bit of jankiness. If you can't, and none of what I said about the game appeals to you in the slightest, then skip it. If you're even vaguely interested I say give it a try. I really have no idea how IGN gave it a 2/10. It's not broken, which a score like that should be reserved for. It has quirks, has a generally unpolished look and feel, but it really excels in some areas. Most unique and engrossing game I've played in a while.
I had some extra GS credit thanks to some choice bargin bin buys that I sold for more than I paid for... picked it up. I really enjoyed Twin Peaks on a weird, ironic level. So long as the game isn't broken it sounds like I might put up with it for its weirdness. And at 20 dollars I'll be fine if I get 4 hours in and get some laughs out of it. Yeah, I could have bought a good game, but I've played so many of those lately, a terribly shitty game can be nice to make you appreciate them a bit more.
It definitely is not great; it fails on most levels of technical execution, but if you have the patience for it (4 hours is nowhere near enough) then I doubt that you'll find that you've wasted your money. I'm glad to see that the price point got some people to pick up a game that would've fallen off of my radar, at least, otherwise.
And to the guy who beat it in 14 hours - how did you do that? I'm ten hours in and not quite yet done with Chapter 2 pt. 2!
The IGN video of driving purposely makes the game look more boring. During the entire drive in the video there's a prompt for the characters to start talking and that's some of the best dialogue in the game.
" all of what people are posting is changing my mind. I just looked at the trailers, vehicle scene, graphics and voice acting and facepalmed without even giving it a chance. I love crappy horror movies. "
The review also mentions that you can't control the camera, can't move while aiming, and can get stuck with low ammo and heath and have to start the game over. All of which are wrong.
If you have low health and ammo and save yourself into a corner you're doing it wrong. The game's really not that hard at all. And part of this guy's profession is playing games? Jesus Christ.
"The review also mentions that you can't control the camera, can't move while aiming, and can get stuck with low ammo and heath and have to start the game over. All of which are wrong. "
He had to have played this game for like an hour and then just stopped. I find it hard to believe you can complete the game without figuring out that you can move while shooting and control the camera.
Reviewers focus way too much on technical issues. Everyone bitches about games not getting the cultural or artistic recognition that films command, but then the reviews read like a product review for a cellphone. Shadow of the Colossus is hailed by many as one of the greatest examples of art creeping into video games, and it has numerous technical flaws.
Why can't the reviewers say the same things people are saying here: that the game is campy fun, enjoyably cheesy, etc.? Why do they have to focus on some prepackaged set of criteria of what a game should include or not include? Why can't a game have perfect imperfections like every other art form? It really seems like the gaming communities and developers are lapping the gaming media in these areas.
I don't know, I remember back when I would get excited to read the new reviews from EGM every month. I trusted them, they seemed more honest than they do today. I'm sure some of that's because I was a kid, but even factoring that in, it still seems like things are different. I've pretty much given up on reading game reviews.
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