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Posted by SleepyDoughnut

I think the most apt word to describe this game is "dope"

Posted by Bad_Haggis

There must be a market out there for trippy music visualizer you "play", but it's not for me.

Posted by FreedomTown

@Bad_Haggis said:

There must be a market out there for trippy music visualizer you "play", but it's not for me.

I'd rather play Dungeon Fight Live : Fall of Hendon Myre for 360...shudder

Posted by billyhoush

Silly Brad: So is this game based off Tempest?

Hipster Dev: NO NO I never played Tempest...well I know everything about the game but never actually played it.....we based this game off some obscure indie Japanese game...yeah yeah that's it.

Boss Producer Vinny: Brad what the fuck are you doing? Describe the gameplay AND MAKE A QUICK LOOK!!

Posted by Korosuzo

@mutha3 said:

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.

Yep. Same.

Posted by Glees0rz

I almost went deaf because the audio was so loud at the beginning of the video... Not cool.

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Posted by ShiftyMagician

@mdnthrvst said:

>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.

Thank you. I was starting to lose hope that there was hardly an intelligent soul in that massive sea of confused posters.

Game looks really interesting and will definitely pick it up a little after the Steam sale. Hope it comes to PC though but good on the developer for getting it to work at 1080p 60fps.

Posted by Deusx

Shawn is such an angry hipster.

Posted by beepmachine

So everyone here can complain about Brad's playing constantly, but if someone is just trash talking him in a video, they're a dick?

Anyway this would be great on vita. Small screen sure, but I think playing it with earphones would make a great experience/horrible nightmare.

Edited by MarkWahlberg

@mdnthrvst said:

>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.

If you watch someone do the exact same thing repeatedly for 20 minutes, yeah, you can usually figure out what they're doing. Doesn't mean the explanations they gave weren't weirdly vague and not actually about how to play game.

This Quicklook was like having a friend show you a new game, except he has to play it for you because you're doing it wrong. Doesn't seem particularly interesting, either, but maybe playing it makes it feel more substantial.

Posted by PrivateIronTFU

This guy sounds like Dan Harmon.

Posted by pocketfudge

This guy sounds like a complete asshole.

Posted by Cryotorched

@tindrum: word

Edited by nickux

So sad to see all the angry comments going on here. After following the dev on Twitter for awhile I feel like I can say he seems like a really nice guy. Maybe he's just nervous about being recorded or maybe he's not the smoothest talker out there (I mean, think about it, he just spent the last 4 years developing a video game by himself!) but cut the guy a fucking break. I'm not trying to be the Dyad defense force here, I just can't stand to see the Giant Bomb community gang up on somebody like this (See also: Patrick). Also, does nobody see the irony in saying the guy you don't even know "sounds like a complete asshole" makes YOU sound like a complete asshole?

Oh well, the game looks pretty crazy but is not necessarily to my taste. I've never really enjoyed the games that derive part of their fun by being extremely difficult (Super Meat Boy, Trials, etc.) That said, it's a triumph for what's basically a one-man band.

Posted by GalacticGravy

I still seriously don't understand what the game is. What are you doing? Why? How?

Posted by doe3879

Coming from someone who don't usually like QL:Ex, this is interesting. Even tho the compression and "non render" video player made the video a mess.

Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish
@PsychoPenguin said:

Vinny tries to get Brad to say what is going on right in the beginning but he just says "I dunno, I'm just hitting left and right on the d-pad." And then just moves on as if that explains everything. Brad seems to always do this whenever he's asked what he's doing in a game his first response is always "I dunno..." and he has to be prompted to explain further.

Yeh, Brad probably isn't the best choice for games with difficult-to-grasp concepts. Then again, If Ryan did it we'd be stuck in the menus for half the QL, and if Patrick did it we'd end up knowing more about Shawn McGrath and the indie scene than the actual game. If Vinny did it we'd get some funny racist jokes. Choice is clear. 
Posted by Carryboy

@CaLe said:

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

WOW, this comment is immense.

Posted by ajamafalous

Man, 4 minutes in and this guy is already my favorite developer ever.

Posted by CharlieCon

Does anybody know if this game has a Colorblind Mode? Certain shades of purple/blues and green/yellow are indistinguishable to me, and that first level Brad plays in the video has me worried. Are there two colors in that level? I hope I'll be able to play this :(

Posted by Patman99

@dennisthemennis said:

So everyone here can complain about Brad's playing constantly, but if someone is just trash talking him in a video, they're a dick?

Anyway this would be great on vita. Small screen sure, but I think playing it with earphones would make a great experience/horrible nightmare.

That's what I think. While I buy most good downloadable games, I keep on thinking how great they would be on the Vita or 3DS. Games like Spelunky would be a great travel game or even a game to play when you have 5 or 10 minutes of free time.

Posted by MeatSim

This is your mind on drugs!

Posted by kre8havoc

I still don't know how the fuck to play this game.

Posted by Devil240Z

Wasn't sure about it at first but by the end of the QL I was interested in trying it out.

Posted by Bravestar

my brain hurts

Edited by Trilogy

I've never really been into these kinds of games. It's cut from the same cloth as rez, frequency, amplitude, child of eden, ect. The only one of those games that I ever liked was adiosurf and that rested fully on being able to import your own music. If you couldn't do that in adiosurf then I would lump it in with the others. Maybe it's just the hipster developer in this quicklook but I'm getting this, "yea man its just like...do whatever you want ya know? What is this game, you ask? What is anything, man? Maybe those orbs are enemies and maybe they're your friends. Maybe those orbs are you."

I'm being a bit too cynical about but it kind of rubs me the wrong way. More power to you if you're into this stuff though.

Posted by pekarn

After having watched over 30 minutes of this I still don't understand what you're actually trying to do in the game.

Posted by big_jon

I don't really understand the appeal to these games.

Posted by dagas

yeah...I think I'm going to stick to play Yakuza on my PS3 thanks. But cool game/visualizer thing.

Posted by IClavdivs

"I've actually never played Tempest."

"No. This is nothing like Tempest,"

Fuck this hipster d-bag.

Posted by ajamafalous

After finishing this QL you guys are all the worst people. Game is clearly fucking explained throughout the video.

Posted by bunnymud

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

Choice is clear.

Vinnie it is!

Posted by Kevino13

They didn't do a great job explaining anything, but by half-way through the video, I kinda understood what the hell was going on. I still don't know what the dev was doing differently than Brad to do better, but whatever. Then they played a remix level... If the video was just 30 min of that, it would've been the greatest thing ever.

Also, just cause he doesn't have a name for the orb things, that makes him an asshole? C'mon guys, cut the guy some slack.

Edited by mavs

@IClavdivs said:

"I've actually never played Tempest."

"No. This is nothing like Tempest,"

Fuck this hipster d-bag.

He says two things that are factually true and that makes him a hipster? Torus Trooper is the obvious comparison even if you've never heard this guy talk about his game. Check it out, it's free and ~6MB.

This game is actually slower than Torus Trooper.

Posted by Undeadpool

@IClavdivs said:

"I've actually never played Tempest."

"No. This is nothing like Tempest,"

Fuck this hipster d-bag.

Define "Hipster" for me as you've used it here. The game really looks NOTHING like Tempest, besides the tunnel format.

Posted by kindone

Looks like something I will pass on, but great for fans of that kind of game. Also, anyone else notice how genuine the developer sound throughout the video? He actually felt comfortable and precise when talking about his game which is a rarity in this industry for "guest" stars.

Posted by Skanker

@IClavdivs said:

"I've actually never played Tempest."

"No. This is nothing like Tempest,"

Fuck this hipster d-bag.

You must have missed when he said he knows what Tempest is and how it plays. You should pay more attention next time maybe.

Posted by MmaFanQc

@IClavdivs said:

"I've actually never played Tempest."

"No. This is nothing like Tempest,"

Fuck this hipster d-bag.

more like torrus trooper, btw dont go call someone a "hipster" when you obviously doesnt know what your are talking about.

Posted by NarficAcid

@IClavdivs: You know that knowing what "I Claudius" is would make some people call you a hipster right?

Posted by Shovat

Considering I do not take illicit substances my interest in this game waned after the first minute of this video.

Posted by tyler1285

Game looks kind of boring and the music irritates me. This is gonna be a divisive game.

Posted by mrcraggle

@Trilogy: You're being very cynical. I didn't get that vibe from this guy at all. People are all too quick to just label someone as a hipster because they're the new thing to hate on.

Posted by kerse

seems cool

Posted by Slab64

@IClavdivs said:

"I've actually never played Tempest."

"No. This is nothing like Tempest,"

Fuck this hipster d-bag.

Agreed. His entire reasoning for this not being similar to Tempest? "It doesn't have lanes." Alright, buddy...

Posted by porr

i wonder what dropping acid and playing this for 8 hours straight would be like.

Posted by Psychohead

I loved Torus Trooper, so when he name-dropped that, I got kinda excited.

After finishing it though, I dunno... This game... Eh. Maybe when you actually play it, there's something there. Watching it, it just looked like (as Brad mentions) a WinAmp visualizer.

As for the dev duder, he was more confusing than offensive to me. Like, for example, he mentions this game has aspirations of an esport, but I honestly wasn't sure if he was joking or not. The idea is laughable, but his tone seemed genuine? I dunno.

I fear this game has left me indifferent.

Posted by bko

@IClavdivs: @IClavdivs said:

"I've actually never played Tempest."

"No. This is nothing like Tempest,"

Fuck this hipster d-bag.

INTERNET ANGER

Edited by Trilogy

@mrcraggle said:

@Trilogy: You're being very cynical. I didn't get that vibe from this guy at all. People are all too quick to just label someone as a hipster because they're the new thing to hate on.

That's fine. I still think he's got a bit of a hipster attitude. I don't hate him for it. I don't even know those guys outside of this quicklook. It doesn't matter because my point was focused on the game itself rather than the developers showing it off.

Posted by BenderUnit22

Having a hard time understanding anything that's going on in this video.

Also, "Line 'em up", totally a Starcraft 2 reference.

Posted by clank543

Looks pretty damn cool. I'll pick it up tonight!