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Posted by TyCobb

In before Patrick haters appear.

Posted by amir90

First, I guess not.

Posted by Atwa

poor thomas. 

Posted by Tiy

Is that the same voice actor from Dear Esther?

Posted by A_Dog

Ryan and Patrick indie trifecta is complete.

Posted by m16mojo2

Christ! 3 f******* QL's of endless Patrick babble!

Posted by BeachThunder

Don't worry, Thomas, I'm a single-coloured rectangle too.

Posted by DreadMorrison

@m16mojo2: Chill, Winston!! It's only Tricky...

Posted by Flacracker

It is fine if Patrick wants to cover these games... Get someone else besides Ryan for three quick looks. Ryan then Jeff then Vinny.

Posted by Maginnovision

@m16mojo2: Actually, I thought the McPixel quicklook showed some HUGE progress by patrick in limiting the babble and showing us some games.

Posted by picklecannon

So many quicklooks today! I love me some indie games.

Posted by eccentrix

So my Scoopy Sense was accurate in predicting three games I'd never heard of meant Patrick.

Posted by SmilingPig

I know that I will get a load of shit for saying so but as far as I am concerned there is no justifying that game, it looks boring as shit.

Let’s face it, some people will thinks that just because it’s "Indie" it’s the greatest game of all time, well you’re wrong.

Posted by bko

Show video of game, everyone talks about Ryan and Patrick.

Stay creepy, community.

Posted by bko

@SmilingPig said:

I know that I will get a load of shit for saying so but as far as I am concerned there is no justifying that game, it looks boring as shit.

Let’s face it, some people will thinks that just because it’s "Indie" it’s the greatest game of all time, well you’re wrong.

No, I'm not wrong. I just think differently than you do.

Some of us are tired of running to cover, popping out of cover to shoot three guys who are popping out of cover at specific intervals, running to the next cutscene and repeating the process ad nauseam across seemingly every big budget game. But if you still enjoy that garbage shit, you're not wrong to do so. Free country!

Posted by Unavailable

@Tiy said:

Is that the same voice actor from Dear Esther?

Oh god, I knew it sounded REALLY familiar. It's a bit more upbeat though, but the guy definitely sounds similar.

Posted by MoeB

I logged in to say that Patrick is not very good at what he does.

Peace.

Posted by Marokai

@TyCobb said:

In before Patrick haters appear.

People like you clutter up comment threads more than actual Patrick haters.

Posted by SmilingPig

@bko said:

@SmilingPig said:

I know that I will get a load of shit for saying so but as far as I am concerned there is no justifying that game, it looks boring as shit.

Let’s face it, some people will thinks that just because it’s "Indie" it’s the greatest game of all time, well you’re wrong.

No, I'm not wrong. I just think differently than you do.

Some of us are tired of running to cover, popping out of cover to shoot three guys who are popping out of cover at specific intervals, running to the next cutscene and repeating the process ad nauseam across seemingly every big budget game. But if you still enjoy that garbage shit, you're not wrong to do so. Free country!

I am tired of that stuff also but c’mon that game as no challenge unless you are fruit fly.

Edited by Kteven

So you are a glitch in a program being debugged while Danny Wallace talks....is this the new assassins creed?

Posted by mrpandaman

@bko said:

@SmilingPig said:

I know that I will get a load of shit for saying so but as far as I am concerned there is no justifying that game, it looks boring as shit.

Let’s face it, some people will thinks that just because it’s "Indie" it’s the greatest game of all time, well you’re wrong.

No, I'm not wrong. I just think differently than you do.

Some of us are tired of running to cover, popping out of cover to shoot three guys who are popping out of cover at specific intervals, running to the next cutscene and repeating the process ad nauseam across seemingly every big budget game. But if you still enjoy that garbage shit, you're not wrong to do so. Free country!

I agree with one of you.

Posted by bko

@SmilingPig said:

@bko said:

@SmilingPig said:

I know that I will get a load of shit for saying so but as far as I am concerned there is no justifying that game, it looks boring as shit.

Let’s face it, some people will thinks that just because it’s "Indie" it’s the greatest game of all time, well you’re wrong.

No, I'm not wrong. I just think differently than you do.

Some of us are tired of running to cover, popping out of cover to shoot three guys who are popping out of cover at specific intervals, running to the next cutscene and repeating the process ad nauseam across seemingly every big budget game. But if you still enjoy that garbage shit, you're not wrong to do so. Free country!

I am tired of that stuff also but c’mon that game as no challenge unless you are fruit fly.

I'll take an easy game that tries something different and dares to be weird over another soulless boilerplate cover shooter any day.

Posted by Humanity

The puzzles seem incredibly boring. Having to do the swap to get the square block up was bad enough with just two of them but with three blocks it was almost unbearable to watch.

Edited by Draxyle

Not enough here to grab me, but the visual design is pretty darn slick.

Thanks for all the indie stuff, Bryatrick!

Posted by JillSammich

@Unavailable said:

@Tiy said:

Is that the same voice actor from Dear Esther?

Oh god, I knew it sounded REALLY familiar. It's a bit more upbeat though, but the guy definitely sounds similar.

Sounds more like the guy from The Stanley Parable.

Posted by Oginam

@bko said:

@SmilingPig said:

@bko said:

@SmilingPig said:

I know that I will get a load of shit for saying so but as far as I am concerned there is no justifying that game, it looks boring as shit.

Let’s face it, some people will thinks that just because it’s "Indie" it’s the greatest game of all time, well you’re wrong.

No, I'm not wrong. I just think differently than you do.

Some of us are tired of running to cover, popping out of cover to shoot three guys who are popping out of cover at specific intervals, running to the next cutscene and repeating the process ad nauseam across seemingly every big budget game. But if you still enjoy that garbage shit, you're not wrong to do so. Free country!

I am tired of that stuff also but c’mon that game as no challenge unless you are fruit fly.

I'll take an easy game that tries something different and dares to be weird over another soulless boilerplate cover shooter any day.

I thought games like Super Meat Boy, N+ and VVVVVV were boring at first, but puzzle games have a way of becoming more complex very quickly and justifying their initial tedium (a.k.a. tutorials).

Posted by Maginnovision

This looks so boring. Why not just get to the meat of it, why would you force the player to do 5 minutes of block swapping jumping, that's not a puzzle as much a way to stretch the game out. There is a reason Portal was good, and it wasn't because you had to take all the time in the world just to walk to an exit mindlessly, it was because in almost every instance it was all laid out for you waiting to solve it. This is another instance, for me, where indie games are considered good or interesting because they're indie.

I'm sure it gets more complicated, at least I hope so, but it still looks SO BORING.

Posted by CrazyBagMan

@Marokai said:

@TyCobb said:

In before Patrick haters appear.

People like you clutter up comment threads more than actual Patrick haters.

No one said anything about clutter except you. Quit being an idiot.

Edited by Marokai

@CrazyBagMan: I do not have enough limbs and appendages on my body to count the amount of times I've read "God, these comments suck, why do I read them, they should just get rid of the comments" because of some long extended argument caused by someone either responding to, or pre-empting, obviously incoming critical remarks.

A couple people walk in, bitch about Patrick or whine about something they always whine about, and then inevitably you get a million brown nosers who feel the need to drag it into something it doesn't deserve to be. If the side that hates the bitching doesn't want to read thread pages of senseless arguments then they shouldn't provoke or be reactive to them. There's more anti-Patrick bitching than actual Patrick bitching. I don't see how the former is at all more enjoyable to read than the latter.

Posted by mnzy
@SmilingPig said:

@bko said:

@SmilingPig said:

I know that I will get a load of shit for saying so but as far as I am concerned there is no justifying that game, it looks boring as shit.

Let’s face it, some people will thinks that just because it’s "Indie" it’s the greatest game of all time, well you’re wrong.

No, I'm not wrong. I just think differently than you do.

Some of us are tired of running to cover, popping out of cover to shoot three guys who are popping out of cover at specific intervals, running to the next cutscene and repeating the process ad nauseam across seemingly every big budget game. But if you still enjoy that garbage shit, you're not wrong to do so. Free country!

I am tired of that stuff also but c’mon that game as no challenge unless you are fruit fly.

Those were the first levels of a puzzle game. They are usually easy.
Posted by TehChich

I like this, it's charming. c: Games don't always have to be challenging to be enjoyable.

Posted by Xymox

Sold.

Steam release? Please?

Posted by JillSammich

@TehChich said:

I like this, it's charming. c: Games don't always have to be challenging to be enjoyable.

This. Botanicula was a game that was super easy, and yet really enjoyable.

Although, I do agree that from this QL, it seems like the gameplay would get rather tedious. I would get tired of lugging the little guy around everywhere. That part with the steps just seemed like it would be annoying.

Posted by householddutch

Looks like a nice chill sorta puzzle game.

I like QLs of games I'd never look at my self.

Edited by Sooty

@bko said:

@SmilingPig said:

I know that I will get a load of shit for saying so but as far as I am concerned there is no justifying that game, it looks boring as shit.

Let’s face it, some people will thinks that just because it’s "Indie" it’s the greatest game of all time, well you’re wrong.

Some of us are tired of running to cover, popping out of cover to shoot three guys who are popping out of cover at specific intervals, running to the next cutscene and repeating the process ad nauseam across seemingly every big budget game.

What does that have to do with anything? Games don't have to be indie to be different to the horde of cover based crap, so I don't see the point in that statement here. I'd rather play Gears of War than this shit and I don't even like Gears of War. It's shit.

Posted by Lokno

Reminds me of the whale scene from Hitchhiker's Guide. May pick this up, love the lighting.

Posted by DaXyro

@SmilingPig: Everything about your post is accurate. Call of Honor: Black Gears is also boring as shit, but a game where shapes jump with simplistic puzzles isn't good either. Basically most indie and mainstream games are shit, which makes me sad inside.

Edited by Jetpaction

It;s funny, because apparently this previously was a free web-based game before it turned into this full release game with a price tag. You can play an online version of this game at e.g. http://www.freegamesjungle.com/thomas_was_alone.html

It looks like an earlier version of what is shown here, as there's no music or sound.

edit: As Patrick already mentions at the start of the QL. I missed that the first time.

Posted by Charles4U

That voice really sounds like Danny Wallace, i.e. the British guy from Assassins Creed

Posted by thebunnyhunter

some crazy quicklooks today

Posted by aspaceinvader

music sounds very like its from bit trip runner

Posted by Ehker

I never get games like these, but now looking forward to getting this one tomorrow. Thanks for heads up on these cool games, Patrick!

Posted by Goblin

I love me some Lost Vikings or "Maya the Bee & Her Friends" for GBC... but from what they showed, this game just looks tedious.

And all the fading to white is fucking obnoxious.

Posted by SAKUNO

This game was definitely made by a graphic designer. Some smooth ass fonts going on there.

Posted by Owlright

Hm. Seems like this could have benefited from Patrick getting a bit farther in the game and having more complex puzzles to showcase before doing the quicklook. Mostly all I'm seeing here is swap swap make some stairs swap swap and a kind of nice concept, which doesn't really convince me of anything.

Do like the soundtrack though. Would love to have that as background music while I'm writing essays or something.

Posted by beard_of_zeus

This Friday has been a day of weeeeeird games getting Quick Looks...not that I'm complaining :)
 
I like a lot of the trappings of this game, but the "stacking different sized dudes in different configurations over and over" seems like it could get repetitive very quickly. Maybe the challenge ramps up and/or they introduce new mechanics, who knows?

Edited by gbrading

Thomas Was Alone is so indie it isn't even on Giant Bomb! Probably is now (yep I checked it is), but not when the put up the video.

Is this game narrated by Danny Wallace? Really like the look of this, the humour is very Douglas Adams-esque.

P.S. Just looked on the game's website: It is Danny Wallace!

Posted by EvilMonk3y

@gbrading: Yes it is Danny Wallace (the Brit from Assassin's Creed 2 and up for those who don't recognise the name).

Game and music look great, will be picking this one up.

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Posted by paulunga

This looks so pretentious that I just can't condone it. Especially since the gameplay itself doesn't seem to be anywhere near Braid-quality. Pretty clear pass.

Posted by JackSukeru

Wow, 5 minutes in and I'm completely sold on the presentation at least, not sure if the continuos stacking will hold up throughout the game but I'm very willing to find that out first hand.

Went and watched the trailer on the website, even more sold!

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