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Posted by Brake

Pretty much sold on this based on this QL. The price seems appropriate, too (on Steam at least).

Posted by JJOR64

Looks amazing.  I think I'm going to pick it up.

Posted by ProfessorEss

I was interested before, I'm much more interested now. 
 
Looks fun, and made for an entertaining quicklook :)

Posted by ProfessorEss

...oh shit, it's out today.

Posted by allenibrahim

Looks really simple, but well done. Might pick this up. Never played Zeno Clash.

Posted by Scotto

I'm actually less interested in this game after seeing this QL. It looks like the maps get to a point where the rock is more of a chore to control, than actually fun. Patrick and Ryan were constantly coming to a dead standstill, and lumbering their way around obstacles. It just doesn't seem particularly fun.

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Posted by Slaker117

Dammit Ryan, why did you wait so long to deploy? You could have had him!

Posted by musclerider

Looks more fun than I expected.

Posted by thebigJ_A

You know it's a strategy game when you're choosing between cows and catapults.

Posted by Dangerlove

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Posted by Scotto

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This is about the tenth time I've had someone on this particular website point it out, as though it's worth commenting on.

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Posted by megajew

This game is going to rock.

Posted by NoelVeiga

So... somebody made Odama again. Without the voice control.
 
Ok. I can get into that.  

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@crusader8463 said:

I really want this game, but I just got this gut feeling the PC version is going to control like complete shit. Anyway, here's hoping for a TNT of this game.

Zeno Clash was a PC exclusive for 6 months, so I doubt it.

I hope so. Just jaded on that kind of stuff on smaller games like this as the last dozen or so I bought were unplayable mess with a KBM. Really don't feel like throwing away another $10.
PCs use 360 controlers.... this "controls on pc will ruin the game" argument is about 6 years overused
I play games on PC because I despise playing games with a controller and prefer a MKB. This "Herpa derp! Just plug in a controller you idiot! It's fine for me so why can't it be fine for you?" argument is about 6 years overused.

FACT: Some games control better with a gamepad. If you can't deal with it then don't play those games, rather then blaming a bad port instead of your inflexibility.

I always quote Super Meat Boy on the PC. "The first guy to say keyboards are better than controllers gets shot in the face". If an indie darling says so, it must be true. 
 
I play as many PC FPSs as I can on controllers. For what it's worth. Deus Ex is the current one, which gets extra brownie points for having flawless swapping between both schemes.
Posted by Valru
 PC Version comes with exclusive trollface bonus rock.
Posted by BisonHero
@beard_of_zeus said:

My only complaint so far is that your defenses don't do nearly as much damage as I think they should, sometimes it feels like it just comes down to whoever finishes 3 runs down the mountain first, and that you want to mainly cause the other player to waste time by knocking them off rather than trying to damage them with catapults and such.

I think that's the point. There's few situations where you could totally destroy your opponent's ball, but if you wear it down effectively with catapults and other obstacles, it does significantly less damage.
But yeah, a huge portion of the game is focused on doing the best speed run of the course possible. The game is offensively focused, so if you go into it expecting the tower defense portion to be deeply engaging, you might be disappointed. It sorta does come down to whoever finishes 3 runs down the mountain first, and how effectively you can do that before your opponent.
Posted by Spekingur

That splitscreen action was actually very fun and intense to watch whilst the singleplayer wasn't really as interesting.

Posted by ICryCauseImEmo

I get such a big Monty Python vibe from this game's art style.

Posted by gorkamorkaorka

That large tower on the right is the Tower of Babel.

Posted by Jayzz

Cmon DAVIS, skeeball was pretty cool.

Edited by Erkenbrand

Can't wait for this to come to the PC; looks like a blast. Thanks for the quick look, guys.
 
Edit: It's out on the 7th? Sweet!

Posted by BisonHero
@crusader8463 said:
I play games on PC because I despise playing games with a controller and prefer a MKB. This "Herpa derp! Just plug in a controller you idiot! It's fine for me so why can't it be fine for you?" argument is about 6 years overused.
That thinking is so completely flawed. Expecting all input methods to be equivalent as long as the developer tries hard enough is absurd.
At best, maybe this game could have some kind of trackball/trackpad support to control the direction of the rock. The only way for a mouse to have any control over the rock would be to force an overhead perspective, and then let you move the cursor around the ball and have the ball move towards the cursor. But the developers may not want that perspective on the gameplay, or want there to be a cursor on the screen while rolling.
 
Mice are good for camera movement in first- or third-person or overhead views, or for issuing commands while in those views, but are less practical for direct character movement.
Some games need analog controls, for precise movements, in such a way that a mouse is not ideal. For example, any game where you control a sphere (this game, Super Monkey Ball, etc.), or any driving game ever, is severely limited when using a standard KBM setup.
 
Specific controllers exist for a reason. They've been making flight sticks, racing wheels, and gamepads with 1-2 analog sticks for PCs for years, because there are games that require analog precision, and not in a way that a mouse can really replicate.
Posted by Jayzz

Looks like an AWESOME split screen game.

Posted by Tarsier
@Scotto said:

@Dangerlove said:

@Scotto: You can clearly see your user name above your post. Why did you feel the need to sign off at the end?

What is it with Giant Bomb users, and constantly feeling the need to comment on the fact that I sign my posts? It's a habit I picked up from years of signing posts on Usenet, and it's completely harmless, so get over it.

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Posted by UberExplodey

damnit Kessler.

Posted by MrBubbles

this game looks awesome i hope they do a TNT for it or maybe a scrub league, yeah i think a head to head scrub league would be awesome and this looks like a great game for it.

Posted by MEATBALL

Looks like a lot of fun in split screen.

Posted by Ronald

I think Patrick may in fact be a Rock of Ages hustler. He roped Ryan into thinking he knew nothing about how to play, and then places his defenses in the perfect positions to cause maximum frustration and has an almost flawless run the last time, hitting the shortcuts with precision.

Posted by mrpandaman

@Tarsier said:

@Scotto said:

@Dangerlove said:

@Scotto: You can clearly see your user name above your post. Why did you feel the need to sign off at the end?

What is it with Giant Bomb users, and constantly feeling the need to comment on the fact that I sign my posts? It's a habit I picked up from years of signing posts on Usenet, and it's completely harmless, so get over it.

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Posted by BRNK

@mrpandaman said:

@Tarsier said:

@Scotto said:

@Dangerlove said:

@Scotto: You can clearly see your user name above your post. Why did you feel the need to sign off at the end?

What is it with Giant Bomb users, and constantly feeling the need to comment on the fact that I sign my posts? It's a habit I picked up from years of signing posts on Usenet, and it's completely harmless, so get over it.

This is about the tenth time I've had someone on this particular website point it out, as though it's worth commenting on.

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Posted by zombie2011

I thought this was going to be really dumb, and i was right but in a good way.

Posted by jay35

the more i watched the more interested i got. looks kinda cool.

Posted by crusader8463
@BisonHero said:
@crusader8463 said:
I play games on PC because I despise playing games with a controller and prefer a MKB. This "Herpa derp! Just plug in a controller you idiot! It's fine for me so why can't it be fine for you?" argument is about 6 years overused.
That thinking is so completely flawed. Expecting all input methods to be equivalent as long as the developer tries hard enough is absurd. At best, maybe this game could have some kind of trackball/trackpad support to control the direction of the rock. The only way for a mouse to have any control over the rock would be to force an overhead perspective, and then let you move the cursor around the ball and have the ball move towards the cursor. But the developers may not want that perspective on the gameplay, or want there to be a cursor on the screen while rolling. Mice are good for camera movement in first- or third-person or overhead views, or for issuing commands while in those views, but are less practical for direct character movement. Some games need analog controls, for precise movements, in such a way that a mouse is not ideal. For example, any game where you control a sphere (this game, Super Monkey Ball, etc.), or any driving game ever, is severely limited when using a standard KBM setup.  Specific controllers exist for a reason. They've been making flight sticks, racing wheels, and gamepads with 1-2 analog sticks for PCs for years, because there are games that require analog precision, and not in a way that a mouse can really replicate.
When you move around the rock it's a third person game. It wouldn't be hard to allow you to use WASD to move forward/side to side and use the mouse to turn the camera for finer directional control.
 
As for the whole racing.fighting game thing, I hate those genres so I never play them and have no opinions on them one way or the other. The problem I have is when people stand on top of a hill and proclaim their gamepad is the superior way to play games and anyone who thinks otherwise is a jack ass for having a different opinion then them. I prefer to play games with a KBM, and outside of the above mentioned genres I have never had a problem using it to play any of the games you listed as needing a gamepad to play "properly". I got from start to finish of SMB using the keyboard and never once felt like I needed a gamepad to play it "properly". People are confusing "I don't like to play games with a KBM because it feels wrong for me." with "it's impossible to play a game with a KBM. Therefor everyone should have to use a gamepad."
 
Anyway, this whole debate started from me just saying that I hope the game has competent KBM controls on the PC and isn't just another indie game that can't be bothered to throw in some functional KBM controls and expects you to use a gamepad. Whether anyone reading this likes to play games with a KBM or a gamepad I really couldn't care less.
Posted by Olivaw
@mrpandaman said:

@Tarsier said:

@Scotto said:

@Dangerlove said:

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What is it with Giant Bomb users, and constantly feeling the need to comment on the fact that I sign my posts? It's a habit I picked up from years of signing posts on Usenet, and it's completely harmless, so get over it.

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Posted by Grillbar

get that game on steam or psn right now mister cuz i wanna play it

Posted by TyrellOCP
@mrpandaman said:

@Tarsier said:

@Scotto said:

@Dangerlove said:

@Scotto: You can clearly see your user name above your post. Why did you feel the need to sign off at the end?

What is it with Giant Bomb users, and constantly feeling the need to comment on the fact that I sign my posts? It's a habit I picked up from years of signing posts on Usenet, and it's completely harmless, so get over it.

This is about the tenth time I've had someone on this particular website point it out, as though it's worth commenting on.

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Edited by MisterMouse

troll face and forever alone boulders are DLC. 
 
is it a "rock"ing good time?

Posted by eezo

The music reminds me of the music in Bully, for the record, Bully was awesome!

Edited by Romination

THIS GAME LOOKS GREAT 
 
and the sound design is soooo sooothing. the period music, the sound of the rock and the fire, it's all just... ahhhhh...

Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish

Completely into this. 

Posted by Red12b
@mijetman said:
@mrpandaman said:

@Tarsier said:

@Scotto said:

@Dangerlove said:

@Scotto: You can clearly see your user name above your post. Why did you feel the need to sign off at the end?

What is it with Giant Bomb users, and constantly feeling the need to comment on the fact that I sign my posts? It's a habit I picked up from years of signing posts on Usenet, and it's completely harmless, so get over it.

This is about the tenth time I've had someone on this particular website point it out, as though it's worth commenting on.

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-Spartacus
Posted by Fattony12000

DEEPLY WRONG! DEEPLY WRONG!

Posted by TheMasterDS

This looks great, I love me some Marble Blast, and while this could be a lot more complex than that, as long as I get to roll down a hill as fast as I can I'll be happy.

Posted by Duffyside

@Red12b said:

@mijetman said:
@mrpandaman said:

@Tarsier said:

@Scotto said:

@Dangerlove said:

@Scotto: You can clearly see your user name above your post. Why did you feel the need to sign off at the end?

What is it with Giant Bomb users, and constantly feeling the need to comment on the fact that I sign my posts? It's a habit I picked up from years of signing posts on Usenet, and it's completely harmless, so get over it.

This is about the tenth time I've had someone on this particular website point it out, as though it's worth commenting on.

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-Scott

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-Spartacus

-NO I'M SPARTACUS

Posted by AndrewB

Goddamn this game looks like pure genies. 
 
Will buy!

Posted by WebScud

The Quick Look sells another game...

Posted by Red12b
@Duffyside said:

@Red12b said:

@mijetman said:
@mrpandaman said:

@Tarsier said:

@Scotto said:

@Dangerlove said:

@Scotto: You can clearly see your user name above your post. Why did you feel the need to sign off at the end?

What is it with Giant Bomb users, and constantly feeling the need to comment on the fact that I sign my posts? It's a habit I picked up from years of signing posts on Usenet, and it's completely harmless, so get over it.

This is about the tenth time I've had someone on this particular website point it out, as though it's worth commenting on.

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-Scott

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-NO I'M SPARTACUS

-Na-ah I am said Spartacus 
Posted by Red12b

Game looks awesome and this has been one of the best QL's in a while 

Posted by thekingoftoilets

...Balls of Steel

Posted by triviaman09

Am I the only one mildly annoyed by the way Patrick says "attributes?" It seems like he says it like the verb when it's the noun...

Posted by DrStrangepork

This game is weird, wonderfully wonderfully weird. I approve.