89 Comments
  • 89 results
  • 1
  • 2
Posted by Morningstar

2D Portal?

Posted by 49th

Cool idea, someone should make a 3D version of this.

Posted by familyphotoshoot

2indie4me

Posted by Village_Guy

Is this the one with the gun that shoot those entrances that allowed you to quickly travel between locations... what was they called, teleportation devices?

Posted by two_socks

GHOST DREW ON THE MIC.

Posted by stalefishies

Man, they just totally fucking ripped off that one gun in Darksiders.

Posted by adam1808

@stalefishies said:

Man, they just totally fucking ripped off that one gun in Darksiders.

This.

Posted by Soviet666

Indie stuff is getting boring very fast. Another game that could and should be made in Flash and distributed free on Kongregate or something like that.

Posted by TehChich

Is there another quick look going on in the background?

Posted by DeviTiffany

The best part of the video is the fact that you can hear Vinny and, I think Drew, talking in the background.

Posted by Abendlaender

Oh God, I'm hearing voices...

Edited by civid

Oh great, a somewhat gimmicky, pixelated 2D puzzle/platformer with a Super Metroid map. Seems about as exciting as a new COD game -.-'

And I love how Jeff almost every time he's sitting in on puzzle game-QLs he never has seen before, he knows the solution quicker than Patrick and Brad xD

Edited by freakin9

Suddenly feeling like Heroin is a good option.

Posted by Grnd_Lb_Knt
Posted by Mathey

Ow my brain

Posted by Soap

I met the guy who made this, it probably shouldn't effect my purchasing but he was such a normal humble dude that I'm getting it (plus it looks raaaad)

Posted by doe3879

So much explaining my head is going ZZZZZZzzzzz

Posted by Neurotic

Something something cake something something science.

You get the idea. If I wanna play a game with portal puzzles, I will play Portal. I don't think I need this.

Posted by algertman

Oh look, bit art. Wake me when it's over.

Posted by Andy_117

@civid said:

Oh great, a somewhat gimmicky, pixelated 2D puzzle/platformer with a Super Metroid map. Seems about as exciting as a new COD game -.-'

And I love how Jeff almost every time he's sitting in on puzzle game-QLs he never has seen before, he knows the solution quicker than Patrick and Brad xD

Eurgh. Agree. So agree. I mean, I love indies, and I will defend them til the day I die, but... honestly. They have the capability to make no-strings-attached, unique, original games with a purpose and a style, and they... make 2D platformers. And then when a genuinely good indie 2D platformer comes around like Closure, or a genuinely good pixel-art game comes around like Jamestown or They Bleed Pixels, and the reputation is sullied by cheap rip-off titles. It disappoints me, because indie dev scene could be so much better - and has the capability to be truly fresh! But all the freshness is leaped on and ripped apart and then games that are actually fresh are late out of the gate. This happened with FEZ - when it was announced, it was really quite unique! Then by the time it was announced enough games had ripped off FEZ that it ended up in a pool with rip-offs of itself. Bleh.

Posted by okand

Was pretty painful to watch Patrick go through the portals in the wrong order three times in a row.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

It sure is a Quick Look of a puzzle platformer.

Edited by bhhawks78

2d pixel indie puzzle platformer.

Longest name for the most overmade type of game.

At this point I can't imagine actually caring about a game like that.

This is the type of thing that would be cool for 5 min on a free flash games site in 2003

Posted by Phatmac

I'd rather play MariO than this. I'm really turned off by pixel art. It isn't cute anymore, it's just boring.

Posted by thirteenyahs

Man. For a second there I thought Brad took the controls on this one.

Posted by pornstorestiffi

So much hate in the comments, i'm afraid users on Giant Bomb has synchronized their PMS, better get them maxi pads out bros.

Posted by fuzzypumpkin

shush Vinny, ya loud mudafucka

Posted by Nikz

The term "indie games" should just be called "2d pixel indie puzzle platformer." from now on. :(

Posted by mbr2

People complaining about the art style and game type have never created something themselves. Y'all need a reality check.

Posted by ajamafalous

Man, watching Patrick repeatedly do the wrong thing over and over again was pretty frustrating.

Posted by CaLe

I hope this is successful for the person who made it and all of his hopes and dreams come true.

Posted by LikeaSsur

@mbr2 said:

People complaining about the art style and game type have never created something themselves. Y'all need a reality check.

So we need to do something in order to have an opinion about it? I need to host a podcast before I rate another one 2 stars? I should build a car before I say one is poorly designed? Should I teach a class before evaluating a teacher? Must I create my own OS before I complain about Windows Vista?

Hopefully, you see how your logic quickly falls apart.

Posted by wwweh

Jesus Patrick get it together.

Posted by Skanker

This game was actually pretty tough when I played it. It's pretty good, so I'm not sure why people are crapping on it. Sure, there's a lot of indie 2D platformers out there, but not a lot of them are metroidvanias. This game is and it's a pretty good one.

Posted by LarryDavis

It's painful watching Patrick constantly mess up those big/small portals. And basically everything else.

Posted by eccentrix

Man, people hate this game.

Posted by chilibean_3

Seems like a well made little game.

Posted by SpunkyHePanda

I'm starting to think Patrick doesn't know what "risk/reward" means.

Posted by Anthony

@mbr2 said:

People complaining about the art style and game type have never created something themselves. Y'all need a reality check.

The Giant Bomb guys have never made a game and they bitch about games all the time. They actually do it for a living.

Posted by Flacracker

What the fuck did they do to the bumper? Why does the chung chung sound sound like it is overlapped 50 times? They said they were changing it; the color is nice but the sound is shit.

Posted by tyxja

Is the description to this video a Sliders reference? That just makes my heart tingle with joy.

Edited by patrickklepek

This is always the slightly frustrating part about featuring games like this on Giant Bomb, and the reason I sometimes question whether it's worth it. Gateways isn't trying to be anything particularly revolutionary, it's just a fun, simple game with some familiar but tweaked mechanics made by an incredibly small team. I decided to share Gateways with the audience in case they like those kinds of games and might want something similar for awfully cheap. Instead, it's just a torrent of comments ripping down the game without talking about it within context, and that can be pretty disheartening.

Not trying to be a jerk, and I know plenty of you do enjoy these--only providing some of my own feedback on what's been an observation over a number of different Quick Looks regarding games in a similar category.

Staff
Edited by galloughs

INFURIATING to watch Patrick repeatedly screw up the shrink/grow portals

Edit: And if you want a 2d Portal with a twist, try Mari0. Complete recreation of the first Mario game, except Mario has a portal gun. And even better, it's free.

Posted by Camosid

@patrickklepek: I don't comment a lot on quick looks or even use the forums much, but I really appreciate having these types of games featured. Don't stop just because a bunch of internet commentators think they are too good for something that may be a little cliche in the indie game genre. The game looks neat and I had written it off until I saw the sort of Metroid format and denotation of where puzzle were. I actually might check this game out now.

Edited by waldy

@stalefishies said:

Man, they just totally fucking ripped off that one gun in Darksiders.

+1!

looks pretty cool, might get it.

Posted by galloughs

@patrickklepek: If that's the response to Quick Looks like these, then maybe don't do them for games like this anymore?

Posted by Milkman

@patrickklepek: Don't stop looking at these types of games. People on video game forums are generally the most hateful, judgmental and unpleasant people you can find. Catering to such a stupid audience is frustrating but there are a lot of us out there that do appreciate it.

Posted by vonFlampanker

@patrickklepek: It's worth it, at least to me. I've got a job and a family and I'd never find out about games like this (for good or ill) without a reliable source for previews/impressions. There just aren't enough hours in the day. Please keep 'em coming.

Posted by bobafettjm

@patrickklepek: A lot of us that do enjoy them I think just don't comment on them. I say keep doing what you do.

Posted by DarkShaper
@patrickklepek: I don't very close attention to the indie scene and quick looks like these have been great at exposing them to people like me. 
  • 89 results
  • 1
  • 2