The demo for this game is pretty amazing.

#1 Posted by Dietomaha (104 posts) -

It's available on Steam now. Possibly one of the best-made demos I've ever played, while simultaneously explaining almost nothing about what this game is. Highly recommend it!

#2 Posted by NicksCorner (410 posts) -

Good to hear! I played through the original mod and loved it. I will not play the demo as I want a total spoiler free experience when it is released :)

#3 Edited by bogusdd (26 posts) -

I think I heard that the demo content is completely seperate from the game, so it won't spoil anything

#4 Edited by Milkman (16483 posts) -

Good to hear! I played through the original mod and loved it. I will not play the demo as I want a total spoiler free experience when it is released :)

The demo doesn't feature any content from the main game.

It's also amazing. Everyone play it. Right now. Do it. Go.

#5 Posted by tumbell (13 posts) -

You guys should also watch the special version made for adam sessler. that was really good.

#6 Posted by Baillie (4026 posts) -

I thought it... bad?

#7 Edited by Noblenerf (301 posts) -

Thoroughly enjoyable. A real game, for sure.

#8 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

I thought it was unfunny and dumb. It was a guy yelling "look how clever I am." Over and over and yet never actually being clever.

#9 Edited by Noblenerf (301 posts) -
#10 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

@noblenerf: sorry I don't get it, not a hipster.

#11 Posted by Maajin (1052 posts) -
@jz said:

I thought it was unfunny and dumb. It was a guy yelling "look how clever I am." Over and over and yet never actually being clever.

That part where he starts reminiscing things that didn't happen and starts describing things too complex for an indie game to render was pretty clever.

#12 Posted by Butler (384 posts) -

@jz: I thought it was pretty clever to put out a demo and not follow the pay for early access routes. I'm so sick and tired of that model and any game that actually comes out with a demo beforehand gets a few points in my book.

And 8.

#13 Posted by Milkman (16483 posts) -
#14 Posted by Giganteus (171 posts) -

@jz said:

@noblenerf: sorry I don't get it, not a hipster.

Damn. I have to admit, that's pretty clever.

#15 Posted by JZ (2125 posts) -

@butler: well actually I do applaud him for that, early access is the dumbest thing ever.

Hey wanna pay money for a broken pile of crap that might be a game in like two years?

#16 Edited by JZ (2125 posts) -

@giganteus: well the wall joke is the prime example. I'm pretty sure it was just a joke, but on worth playing patrick started spouting all this bullshit about it being a commentary on our society man. I'm pretty sure it was just "ha I made you run into a wall."

#17 Edited by ThePhantomStranger (353 posts) -

@jz said:

@giganteus: well the wall joke is the prime example. I'm pretty sure it was just a joke, but on worth playing patrick started spouting all this bullshit about it being a commentary on our society man. I'm pretty sure it was just "ha I made you run into a wall."

It was a joke. Patrick saw it as a joke about how stage demos tend to have embarrassing glitches. Considering a lot of the jokes also had heavy links to specifics within the game industry it makes sense. I just re-watched it and I heard no commentary about our society....man.

#18 Edited by CornBREDX (4754 posts) -

Actually it explains everything about what the game is. I guess if you haven't played the source mod, though, it would seem like random nonsense that has nothing to do with an actual game.

Silly you, for thinking that haha

#19 Posted by Sogeman (862 posts) -

Actually it explains everything about what the game is. I guess if you haven't played the source mod, though, it would seem like random nonsense that has nothing to do with an actual game.

Silly you, for thinking that haha

this, it explains the game perfectly but you only know that in hindsight ^^

It scratched all the itches as the mod, loved that thing. Definitely will get it, though when it is on sale. No time right now and AA5 is out a week later.

#20 Posted by steelerzfan101 (270 posts) -

Yeah I just got done playing it a little while ago. It pretty much blew my mind. Not what I expected at all!

#21 Edited by CrazyBagMan (834 posts) -
@jz said:

@noblenerf: sorry I don't get it, not a hipster.

Weird since I get the most hipster vibe from you than anyone else here.

#22 Edited by Flacracker (1575 posts) -

What demo? All I got was some 8 game.

#23 Posted by notdavid (815 posts) -

I hope this is indicative of how linear the full release is. One of my biggest problems with the mod was that it required multiple playthroughs to even begin to grasp how great it was, resulting in seeing the same beginning over and over again. The demo was far more clever in how it funneled you through the narrative.

#24 Posted by StarvingGamer (7918 posts) -

That was neato.

#25 Posted by sissylion (679 posts) -

Continue to be really taken aback by how much people seemed to enjoy the demo. A lot of stuff I don't like is mostly just "this definitely isn't for me," but man, I thought the whole thing was insufferable.

#26 Edited by Cybertification (197 posts) -

@notdavid: The best thing that happened to me with the mod was showing it to my dad, I told him that he had free will, meaning he didn't have to follow the narrators orders, he answered with "But Stanley doesn't".

Making the game too linear would remove the feeling of disobeying the narrator, or doing as he tells you and seeing what the game has to say when you do as he says.

#27 Edited by ch3burashka (4992 posts) -

@bogusdd said:

I think I heard that the demo content is completely seperate from the game, so it won't spoil anything

A few games do that, and I appreciate it every time. I imagine it sucks to make content that doesn't actually get used in the final product.

#28 Posted by Tru3_Blu3 (3181 posts) -

8

#29 Posted by joshwent (2051 posts) -

@maajin said:
@jz said:

I thought it was unfunny and dumb. It was a guy yelling "look how clever I am." Over and over and yet never actually being clever.

That part where he starts reminiscing things that didn't happen and starts describing things too complex for an indie game to render was pretty clever.

Well, unless the point of that was to make me feel almost positive that the main game would assuredly NOT make me feel those things either, then... it worked.

We're in a post-modern world. We've already deconstructed. A game about games about choice about whatever is just pointless. And this was pretty unfunny to boot.

I'll still hold judgement for the actual game, as this was clearly a separate thing, but I came away feeling like I just watched something trying desperately to say nothing at all. Trying so, so hard.

#30 Posted by Noblenerf (301 posts) -

@sissylion: @joshwent: What would you do to improve the demonstration? Perhaps there is still time to fix it, broaden its appeal.

Spoiler tag when necessary, for those that haven't played the game.8

@notdavid: The best thing that happened to me with the mod was showing it to my dad, I told him that he had free will, meaning he didn't have to follow the narrators orders, he answered with "But Stanley doesn't".

Making the game too linear would remove the feeling of disobeying the narrator, or doing as he tells you and seeing what the game has to say when you do as he says.

Whoa. Whoa.

Your father is incredible - he's silenced a lot of questions/criticisms I have with certain games.

#31 Posted by sissylion (679 posts) -

@noblenerf: I just thought that the whole thing was insufferable. A one-note joke that plays for half an hour. I'd say it was actually a pretty helpful demo, though, because where I was first considering checking out the game because of all the buzz around it, I now know that I definitely shouldn't waste my time/money on it.

#32 Posted by Pie (7035 posts) -

Yeah I thought it seemed a little try hard and not very good and I normally really enjoy your more "pretentious" games. I thought the original mod was alright but I couldn't see what they gain by making it a full release and still don't. I hope to be pleasantly surprised but ehhh

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