106 Comments
  • 106 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
Edited by adamazing

Lucius? More like Luscious!

Edited by Flubagalub

I hear this game is about a lovely young lad who gains special powers on his birthday! Like goofy telekinetic powers that allow him to hug his mommy all the way from across the room! And the power to purge mean thoughts from people's minds, and make them only think silly, happy thoughts about puppies! Sounds like a delightful fun-filled romp for the whole family!

Posted by Salarn

Looking forward to this one.

Posted by algertman

HAIL SATAN!

Posted by G24S

"HE MUST DIE, MR THORN!!"

Posted by Ruckus_inc

movie, yes. game... well i guess it could be cool.

Posted by ChernobylCow

66666666666666666666666666666666

Posted by MEATBALL

I quite like the ol' Patrick and Brad combo on Quick Looks.

Online
Edited by Chtasm

The player is Satan since you're the one controlling Lucius. YOU COULD'VE JUST STOPPED PLAYING! /specopstheline

Posted by wemibelec90

I flipped to a livestream of this a few days ago as I was finishing my own stream. Within a few seconds, they stumbled upon a scene with a pair of adults...wrestling vigorously. My jaw hit the floor.

Posted by SlashDance

That house is HUGE !

Posted by Knite

The telekinesis works fine, i'm not sure what Patrick is doing to make the thing fly across the room.

Posted by RadicalWall

I wish they'd plan out these quick looks better. They're probably not doing these games justice.

Posted by beef_melody

Nice idea, looks like it coulda done with more time in the oven though.

Posted by CapnChaos

It annoys me to no end when people don't read instructions, but then can't figure out why things don't work right.

Posted by matti00

I really like the idea of this game, but I'm not sure I'm willing to pay nearly £20 for what seems like quite a simple premise. I can't really see it being a very long game either.

Posted by ammahoela

@CapnChaos: you reed instructions?!? ;p

Posted by probablytuna

Oh this should be good.

Posted by scarycrayons

@CapnChaos: Agreed. That telekinesis tutorial part was particularly painful in this video!

'I'm going to ignore what it says on the screen, flail about with my mouse, and guess absurd things like it putting objects in my inventory when the screen is showing the opposite happening. Must be a fault with the game, it's so very unclear!'

Posted by Sessh

I really like the setting, might play this.

Posted by Y2Ken

Dude that Piano kill is FUCKED. Man. Interesting game, does seem very guided and fairly janky though.

Posted by GeneralBison

@CapnChaos said:

It annoys me to no end when people don't read instructions, but then can't figure out why things don't work right.

Yes, thank you. It's been happening a lot on Giant Bomb lately. I love the guys, they're still one of the best gaming sites around but my god are they dumb sometimes! Sure, I know, they're not really committed to the games since they go through so many, but it pains me every time they get perplexed by something that's right in front of them the whole time (in plain English!)

Posted by xbob42

@CapnChaos said:

It annoys me to no end when people don't read instructions, but then can't figure out why things don't work right.

Ditto. They should be paying MORE attention than me, not less!

Posted by RabidBadger

My favourite part was when that dudes head blew up.

Posted by punkycrisps

I really feel like Patrick and Brad want this to be waaaay better than it actually is.

Posted by Phatmac

This game creeps me out.

Posted by DukesT3

Wonder how long Fox News/right wing christian nuts will get all over this game.

Online
Posted by HighPriest

Unfortunately, the forums chatter on this game seems to indicate that it in fact does not open up in any meaningful way, just continues along the same tutorial-ish sort of path the QL shows. A shame but this game might still be worth picking up at a heftier discount somewhere down the line.

Also Patrick is probably far further into it than he thinks - it might be pretty short.

Posted by Residentrevil2

I like the idea, but the game could use some work.

Posted by hussatron

That detective kind of sucks at his job.

Posted by Scrawnto

@adamazing said:

Lucius? More like Luscious!

If you download the file, it does start "vf_lucious". Pretty close.

Posted by Krullis

Profile name: 666

I see what you did there...

Posted by NightHarlequin

The game is very linear it's not like hitman at all. The story is interesting though and that keeps me playing.

Posted by TheBrainninja

@GeneralBison: Well, I think there are better ways to do tutorial text pop-up than putting them in the subtitle area; I certainly don't focus on that area of the screen while I'm playing, and I didn't notice it in the video for the longest time.

It's a design challenge to make tutorials both clear and unobtrusive, and some games do it better than others - I don't think it's really good enough anymore to just slap some text on an edge of the screen. Or at the very least, I can't blame someone for missing it. That's one of the things devs learn from playtesting, right? More playtesting means more layers of polish on things like tooltips, and I think lacking that polish is the primary thing that makes some games "janky," as they say. It isn't so much a condemnation as an observation.

Don't get me wrong, the player obviously has to bring some things to the table - but some of the blame for things like this should be laid at UI designers' feet.

Posted by RedRocketWestie

@NightHarlequin said:

The game is very linear it's not like hitman at all. The story is interesting though and that keeps me playing.

The run animation is identical, though.

Posted by GeneralBison

@TheBrainninja: Personally I've never had trouble with a game's tutorial or help text. Just the sort of thing that really gets on my nerves when I watch Quick Looks, it's a nit-picky thing I know. I'm gonna shut up now

Posted by coaxmetal

its always hard to watch patrick try to play games

Posted by MankMachinery

Not reading tutorials seems to be commonplace at the Bomb.

Posted by CaLe

RPS did a Wot I think a while ago. It wasn't exactly a glowing endorsement for the game if I remember correctly.

Posted by LarryDavis

@scarycrayons said:

@CapnChaos: Agreed. That telekinesis tutorial part was particularly painful in this video!

'I'm going to ignore what it says on the screen, flail about with my mouse, and guess absurd things like it putting objects in my inventory when the screen is showing the opposite happening. Must be a fault with the game, it's so very unclear!'

[The piano has 1/2 inch bolts.]

*Patrick tries to use a screwdriver on it*

Posted by polarzombies

I like how original this game looks. Straying away from the usual 2d inde platformers.

Posted by RVonE

@Riboflavin said:

its always hard to watch patrick try to play games

What's hard about it?

Posted by coaxmetal

@RVonE: he is really bad at figuring things out. Even in non puzzle games.

Posted by Rasgueado

Wait a minute... the narrator is named "McGuffin?| That's... actually pretty funny.

Posted by iseemonsters

@Rasgueado: I was just reading through the comments to see if anyone else noticed that!

Posted by Asger

The look of this game reminds me of Deadly Premonition. The washed out colors and the characters faces.

Posted by JackSukeru

Oh I see! This game has child murder.

Posted by Animasta

@Riboflavin said:

@RVonE: he is really bad at figuring things out. Even in non puzzle games.

that complaint is leveled against all of the other members frequently why are you singling out Patrick

Posted by AlexanderSheen

@LarryDavis said:

@scarycrayons said:

@CapnChaos: Agreed. That telekinesis tutorial part was particularly painful in this video!

'I'm going to ignore what it says on the screen, flail about with my mouse, and guess absurd things like it putting objects in my inventory when the screen is showing the opposite happening. Must be a fault with the game, it's so very unclear!'

[The piano has 1/2 inch bolts.]

*Patrick tries to use a screwdriver on it*

Reading?! *fart noises* Reading is for pussies!

Posted by AngelN7

Man when did people got so anal about everything? is not like they were trashing the game but the comments make it sound like something so much worse... I think the time is finally here where I also stop looking at the Giantbomb comment section.

  • 106 results
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3