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Edited by Zaxex

20 minutes in. Still don't know what's going on. I think I need to play it to figure it out.

Looks cool though, and the developers were pretty insightful.

Edit: Only on PS3 :(

Posted by CptBedlam

Too crazy for me, couldn't watch the whole thing....

Posted by sixpin

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that doesn't seem to get what the deal is here. This just looks like a visualizer with trippy music that you interact with. That's not something I need. If there is actually compelling gameplay going on here, maybe it just wasn't shown very well. It is nice to see more indie stuff and original titles that aren't just "Shoot Dudes 4: The Subtitle," but I feel like this is just a bit out there for my tastes... maybe. I can't really tell.

Edited by Antihippy

Took awhile, but I think I got the gist of it.

Basically the goal is to go through this tunnel and either avoid or activate/lance those "enemies"/nodes, though there seems to be some variation, where activating them would create a path where you need to go on.

Looks rad though. Might get it.

Posted by Vigorousjammer

My eyes actually hurt after watching this video. Maybe it's because i'm watching a compressed video version, but man... I don't think I'd be able to take more then a few levels of this game at a time.

Still, though... looks fun :)

Edited by Duffyside

@Silverbrand said:

Oh good, so it's not just me. This game might be amazing and innovative, but since at no point was it even slightly actually explained what was going on.....I have no idea.

A serious exaggeration. They explained how the game works pretty well, but the game is so crazy to look at I understand that it's hard to keep up, even if it is in the end pretty simple. Match colors. Boost. Don't hit things. Done.

Also, to all the people saying the developer is a dick; he's the guy Brad talked happily about on a recent podcast on how he talks shit as you play, and Brad was more than cool with it then. It's all in good fun. Chillax.

Posted by Undead_Fiend

I imagine this is what the inside of the LHC looks like

Posted by HatKing

The best decision I ever made was to not pay attention to the beginning of this Quick Look. What the fuck is happening???

Posted by Humanity

@Duffyside: I watched for 15 minutes and don't remember them explaining what is going on then I just started zoning out and skipped ahead cause it was just a winamp visualizer with people talking over it.

Edited by HouseOfWolves

This game is psychedelic! It should be on Vita.

Posted by DexterKid

This game looks like I'm seeing into my own psyche!

I would definitely check it out but unfortunately my PS3 is YLODed, and I don't plan on buying a new one. So I probably wont play this unless it comes out on PC or something.

Posted by spokkeh

I hesitate to say it, but this just looks like a really fucking gimmicky game to me. I understand the design behind it, but I feel like it's been done before and I'm just really uninterested. What's special here?

Posted by dekkadekkadekka

Boring.

Posted by Matterless

I'm peaking.

Posted by churrific

I feel that itch to learn this game and be a monster at it. Seizures be damned.

Posted by Lone_Villain

They did a horrid job at explaining what was going on in this game...And as for the sound design? It sounds like a hall of slot machines.

Posted by sergeantz

@Duffyside said:

@Silverbrand said:

Oh good, so it's not just me. This game might be amazing and innovative, but since at no point was it even slightly actually explained what was going on.....I have no idea.

A serious exaggeration. They explained how the game works pretty well, but the game is so crazy to look at I understand that it's hard to keep up, even if it is in the end pretty simple. Match colors. Boost. Don't hit things. Done.

Also, to all the people saying the developer is a dick; he's the guy Brad talked happily about on a recent podcast on how he talks shit as you play, and Brad was more than cool with it then. It's all in good fun. Chillax.

Oh, he was the one that Brad was talking about? I never really got the dick impression from him. I actually thought it was pretty funny how he was digging into Brad about his playing. It looked like it was all in good fun, and it's not half as bad as the way the comments sections for all videos (including this one, I'll bet) end up being.

Posted by charlie_victor_bravo

Looks like another boring and shallow indie game with a douche developer behind it.

Posted by hollitz

I don't even know what I'm looking at.

Posted by mosespippy

That was interesting. Now I'm going to change my screen to negative and watch it again.

Posted by Darknezz

Got 6 minutes in, and despite Vinny's efforts, still have no clue what the fuck is going on, what Dyad is, or what I'm looking at.

Posted by DerekDanahy

Just to echo everyone else: I have no idea what the fuck is happening. And I have a headache.

Posted by buttle826

I literally didn't understand a single thing that was happening on my screen

Posted by triviaman09

I watched that QL and still have no goddamn idea what is going on in that game.

Posted by SnowyPliskin

heh?

Posted by damswedon

So what is this game?

Posted by eccentrix

I knew it'd be this type of game. They're the only ones to use neon. Also, I like that guy.

Posted by Wonloong

Kinda am curious of who this girl is that they talked about.

Posted by sawtooth

wooo

Posted by Phished0ne

I love the look, its just a shame the gameplay doesn't do anything for me.

Posted by LikeaSsur

From what I can tell, you have to....I don't know, man. If this game doesn't have a good tutorial, it's going to lose a lot of good word. This game is too crazy for me.

Posted by nickux

@Wonloong said:

Kinda am curious of who this girl is that they talked about.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

The hell am I even looking at?

Posted by Phatmac

So uhh,, what happened?

Posted by buft

light and sound, you've made it!

Posted by CaLe

It's got a good metacritic score and that's all I need to know.

Posted by JackSukeru

That one developer guy was hilarious.

The game looks far too busy for my taste though.

Posted by paulunga

Meh, I'm not much of a Tempest fan, so I'll probably skip this one. Also, it totally looks like Tempest.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

Well, I managed to make it all the way through the quick look without learning how the fuck to play the game. Can't tell whether it was my fault or not.

Posted by coaxmetal

haha Shawn McGrath owns

Posted by mdnthrvst

>literally everyone whining and being idiots

You shoot the orbs but can't hit them. If you shoot two orbs in a row you "hook" them and that gives you lance energy as well as creating one of those lane things, which you can ride on to speed up.

I learned all of that from this Quick Look. Jesus, people.

Edited by DarkbeatDK

Liking a controller because of it's "symmetry" is interesting.

So let me get this straight... You hold down the left trigger to aim and right trigger to shoot, right?

Is it the Circle button you use to go into cover?

Posted by ScreamingFist

While I am still not exactly sure how you play this game, it does look intriguing.

Posted by Krelwy

i love when people ask whether they're allowed to swear or not.

Posted by ultra2extreme

Im pretty sure i just had a stroke

Edited by FreedomTown

Whoever was talking to Brad during this...the developer of this game? Yea....fuck him and don't have him back.

More bad games getting more attention then they deserve. Wish I could live in hard-on Indie land.

Posted by mutha3

I turned off this QL 15 minutes in because I was getting bored, and I feel like I now know even less about Dyad than I did before watching this.

Posted by Wonloong

@nickux said:

@Wonloong said:

Kinda am curious of who this girl is that they talked about.

Hats off to you, good sir. She does indeed look rather happy in that video.

Posted by Chet_Rippo

SO TRIPPY

Posted by Poppduder

@algertman said:

"Its not tempest! It's this other game you never heard of. Look how indy I am. Fuck!"

Yeah, this guy is a dick.