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Everything Is Your Dad in This Dad by the Sword Trailer

This trailer goes places. Strange, terrifying places.

Jun. 23 2015

Posted by: Alex

77 Comments

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Okay, what the fuck was that?

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Edited By juhoz

What.

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So that's a thing, I guess.

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Uh... Okay!

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You were not lying... terrifying places. Delicious Summer food dance party!

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Sold, I'm in.

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uhm?

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Edited By sweep  Moderator

Hotdogs.

Let's do this.

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Finally, a normal game.

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Wanna meet that dad.

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I need to play this game.

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So dadly.

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Taking a page from the Tim and Eric playbook. Ok.

I saw a dude get kicked by a disembodied foot - was this game made by Arkane?

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I don't think that part where he exploded was real.

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I played this at PAX East.

All the sword movement is 1-to-1 mouse controlled. The opening room made you pick a lock by stabbing the tip directly into the lock, even that felt like a goddamn accomplishment with how the sword works. Fighting was hard, but pretty fun, and involved strategically getting rid of enemy armor and positioning/flanking enemies. Neat stuff.

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I think I liked this.

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That game looks shit. The trailer on the other hand was truly wonderful.

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Next up on AdultSwim...

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Considering it ran at about 5 fps on the computer I had at the time, I played quite a lot of the Die by the Sword demo. That was a slightly less silly version of this. You could still beat monsters about the head with their own limbs, though. Or yours.

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Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Game.

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This seems like an in-joke gone too far. And now I really want a Die by the Sword sequel.

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I still cant decide if this is genius or terrible.

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Neal Stephenson's sword game is looking weird...

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2015, year of the Dad!

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This needed to be at E3 on some live-stream conference.

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@icarusfoundyou: What ever happened to that thing? Is that even still happening?

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I frickin loved Die By the Sword. Pretty excited about this dumb thing. I hope they get that lopsided feel into it enough to be silly without completely encumbering the gameplay.

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@cloudymusic: My roommates and their company Sunday Month are also working on Dadquest. So, yeah. Dad's are a thing

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My dad's a pretty cool guy. I bet this game is great.

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@junpei said:

@icarusfoundyou: What ever happened to that thing? Is that even still happening?

Nope, they ran out of money after making a not-very-good prototype. IIRC some partial refunds were given to backers (evidently on Stephenson's dime).

The lesson is historical accuracy and sim realism are not necessarily any fun.

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Yet another hyper-realistic game?

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If only there was an emoticon for the face I'm making.... smh

@_@

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Game looks alright. Trailer is pretty awful.

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Smokin!

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This guy really knows how to sell it. Less telling me what I sould want and more showing me what I do want please!

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The bestest.

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I don't feel safe anymore.

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Hi son.

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Ok, you've got my attention.

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yes

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Who wants to be the greatest dad ever?

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The gameplay seems like it could be interesting. Shame the rest of the trailer anti-sold me on it.

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I don't know about the gameplay but I certainly enjoyed this trailer.

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As a Dad I am glad that my son was not in the room when I watched this trailer.

He's much to young to know the truth about being a Dad.

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Seriously? My dad has that sword.

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Well that was pretty great.

Game looks aight, too.

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Paging jeff green.

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I mean... I guess...that is one way dealing with a lack of gameplay b-roll.