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Quick Look: EX: Hack 'n' Slash

Double Fine sticks a USB drive into a turtle so that it replicates itself 256 times. Business as usual!

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Apr. 25 2014

Cast: Brad, Vinny

Posted by: Drew

In This Episode:

Hack 'n' Slash

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Excited for this =)

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LOVE the art style. Double Fine knows good art.

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MeAuntieNora  Online

Cool idea. Curious how its executed for a full game though.

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Neat background art. Makes me want to watch some Samurai Jack.

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That wizard has a serious Rusty Venture look going on.

What an interesting concept. The problem is that I've found a lot of recent Double Fine games have very interesting concepts, but they usually elicit a " neat! " response from me while playing, rather than " this is awesome! "

As usual, I will likely end up playing this, but I can't help but feel like I moderately appreciate these games because I've played so many other games and appreciate quirky variety.

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art-style looks good

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Edited By Corevi

@viking_funeral: I was thinking of THE MONARCH! also from what they are saying this teaches you how to break DRM, which sounds dangerously close to illegal.

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I'm so happy this made it out of Amnesia Fortnite. Great concept.

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It's Brad Muir!

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This looks INCREDIBLE!

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It looks a lot cooler than people were giving it credit for earlier. Definitely looking forward to this one once its finished.

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This looks rad, I'll definitely be checking this out.

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Leave it to Double Fine to make innovative games while being accessible, can't wait for release.

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Hack-sword, that's pretty genius

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Wow!

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That wizard is definately the protagonist after they change their own variables to evil.

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interesting looking game

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awesome concept will be watching this one

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That castle track brings me back to Amnesia Fortnight watching them make the prototype. I hope Raz' laughter as well as his art is in this somewhere.

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Really cool concepts. Hopefully the design stays fresh until the end

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This is amazingly cool. The fiction of the game, eh, it looks alright if a bit generic, but the mechanics, oh man, it's far between I've been as genuinely surprised and awestruck! This is great. New types of (mechanical) narratives for a new world!

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Ohhhhhh "HACK" n Slash. I get it. I see what they did there. Looks awesome!

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One of the best concepts I've seen in a while. I can see some really, really cool stuff coming out of this by the more programming-inclined players.

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Shouldn't this be Unfinished EX if the game is still in Early Access?

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Edited By Thiago123

@meauntienora said:

Cool idea. Curious how its executed for a full game though.

Yea, I can see going through the menus getting tedious several hours in. Great concept though, and I like the engine's visuals similar to Broken Age.

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Kinaesthetics (Is that enemy attacking? Did that hit land? Does movement and attacking of player and enemies feel satisfying?) look like they are not quite there yet, but maybe that’s something that can be improved. That’s the only persistently negative thing I noticed when looking at footage of this game (but maybe it feels better when you actually play).

Even if that’s not improved, though, this game is just fascinatingly cool.

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seems like a cool idea, the games looks SUPER boring tho :(

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Fascinating game, can't wait to see how far it goes and what the player can learn about coding playing through it.

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So this is basically Cheat Engine - The Game.

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Huh, this actually looks really awesome.

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looks awesome. Unfortunately as far as early access goes I feel like given the linear nature i'd rather pay for the finished experience as I dont see it being something I could play through more than a few times.

That said I'm happy to pay early access and let it marinate. Paying to play test it for them though - not keen.

Double fines art and character design continues to be some of the best in the industry.

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@zurv: This is exactly where I am. The idea sounds really creative and cool but the game itself looks incredibly boring and not fun at all. I think they should tone down the hacking elements so that you don't have to go through a bunch of menus for literally everything.

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This looks great! I really really hope it holds up over the course of a whole game.

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Double Fine QLEXes are the only QLEXes worth watching.

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I'm a L33T h4xZ0r!

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Very cool concept. I may try this, although, early access. May wait for full release.

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Looking forward to speed runs of this. Imagine all the glitches and bugs to exploit without actually "breaking the rules".

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This looks potentially fantastic.

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Really neat idea for a game. Definitely interested in checking this out.

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Oh my god, this looks gorgeous and super interesting.

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Somewhere at Double Fine, the person who worked on the story is screaming "WTF!? Skip kinda thru this?!"

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Wow... This looks really cool and interesting. Way more developed than the Amnesia Fortnight prototype. Hope it's executed this well all the way through!

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Holy shit, this is kinda brilliant. I love odd concepts like this.

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Fix those layering issues with the art! :P

Looks really cool. The thought of giving modders tons of control is scary.

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Oh hey I remember the fortnight demo of this last year I think.

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Double Fine QLEXes are the only QLEXes worth watching.

It is known.

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I love Double Fine as much as the next guy, but I'm only 2 minutes into this video and I'm getting a real Deadmund's Quest vibe. I cannot continue.

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Happy to finally see the game in action. If they deliver on all the stuff further in the game it should be awesome.

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Way into this.

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This looks awesome.