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Posted By SpicyRichter

Can anyone post a link to Patrick playing the game jam version? I can't find it

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Posted By Edmundus

This looks gripping, I wonder how many chapters there are? Also I'm curious if that torture really goes on for 20 days, if so that could get really stressful.

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Edited By Luck702

Jesus, this game is engrossing.

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Posted By theimmortalbum

$9 on Steam. Pre-ordered. The Ludum Dare version looked rad, but this is just awesome.

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Posted By thebigJ_A

@john1912 said:

It always surprises me that people will take the good or morale route more often then not in games. I LOVE to cause trouble, and usually do the most dickish things possible just to see the result. I like it for the shock value, and do things I wouldnt in real life. Its just surprising that A LOT of people emotionally connect with the game enough to do the morale thing. I would think the baser instincts would come through.

Ok, once is a typo, twice means you actually think it. So, just to help, the word you want is "moral". No 'E'.

"Morale" is something else. :)

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Edited By Abendlaender

This seems interesting but also really repetitive. If you really have to keep doing that for 20 days, that's getting kinda boring. I don't know about this.

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Posted By Matoyak

This seems interesting but also a too repetitive. If you really have to keep doing that for 20 days, that's getting kinda boring. I don't know about this.

Yeah...when I buy this game, first thing is a google search for whether it actually lasts 20 days...and if so, next question is "do I guide some parts of it, or just play it on easy?".

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Posted By KaDoom

What I wouldn't give for an actual Endurance Run of this game. I wonder how far Vinny could endure.

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Posted By BluPotato

This looks really cool. I'm down for it!

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Posted By fusionista

i really hope that i will never be taken hostage by vinny. He shot a poor old man in the leg, and then let him bleed to death, although a med kit was reachable. Cold Vinny. Ice Cold. :D

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Posted By white

Well. I knew torture wasn't pretty but Jesus Christ!

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Posted By Red_Piano

I like the idea to some extent, but it just doesn't look like my kind of game really, wish it was!

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Posted By Dave_Tacitus

Watch Gods!

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Posted By Bunny_Fire

Watch Gods!

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Posted By Tsuchikage

Wow, that's an interesting game! I was on edge the entire Quick Look.

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Posted By Wemibelle

@john1912 said:

It always surprises me that people will take the good or morale route more often then not in games. I LOVE to cause trouble, and usually do the most dickish things possible just to see the result. I like it for the shock value, and do things I wouldnt in real life. Its just surprising that A LOT of people emotionally connect with the game enough to do the morale thing. I would think the baser instincts would come through.

I have never and will never enjoy being a dick. I've had friends who like to fuck around and mess things up in co-op situations, and it's always drove me nuts.

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Posted By Uberjannie

I Didnt get HTML5 to work for this video.

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Posted By LiQuid3600

Vinny why did you do that?! Jesus Christ!

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Posted By Neon25

Hm, I must be misunderstanding or missing something, but why would you ever provoke? They just seem to always hit you when you do that, wouldn't that time be better used to "think" all the time?

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Posted By Jackalol

@neon25: Provoking seems to only affect one guy, whereas thinking will get them both fucked up.

Also this game looks rad as fuck and I'm preordering on Steam right now.

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Posted By buzz_clik

Gives me a very I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream vibe.

I was totally thinking the same thing!

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Posted By singing_pigs

It looks like I might have the same problem with this game as I did with the Ludum Dare version. The fact that it's that hard is interesting, but it just drags on for so very long. I guess maybe that's the point, I just don't think I have the patience.

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Posted By beatnik11

It seems like a really interesting game but I cant handle watching the torture. Also, I really hope that level is not 20 days, that seems like way too much to slog through

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Posted By GearSol

God dammit Vinny, fucking dammit. Why did you have to think that final time at the end?

I had a feeling that that was gonna happen...

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Posted By Sessh

That ending was hilarious, just not for Jack of course.

Probably gonna give this a shot, even though I agree with people that all the scenarios just seem to drag on for a bit too long.

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Posted By axlvandamme

I must be the only one who has absolutely no interest in these retro looking games. Are we so bored of great looking and playing games we need to revisit the NES days?

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Posted By deathfromace

I must be the only one who has absolutely no interest in these retro looking games. Are we so bored of great looking and playing games we need to revisit the NES days?

Not the only one but I and many others still enjoy them so we are glad they are still being made.

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Posted By Zabant

I must be all sorts of damaged because this did nothing for me in the ways of making me feel uncomfortable.

I'm all "Huh, that's a cool mechanic"

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Posted By carg0

note to self: never get taken hostage w/vinny...

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Posted By PerfidiousSinn

Tooth-based torture is definitely the worst. I'll take hammer shots to my knees before I take the ol' "rip out teeth with pliers" routine.

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Edited By bybeach

Nope.

I think it is pretty well done, and the graphics prevents it from being too ..graphic. But there is a element of something, though perhaps confined in the potential, I am wary of. Depends on the person, does it not?

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Edited By ripelivejam

@axlvandamme said:

I must be the only one who has absolutely no interest in these retro looking games. Are we so bored of great looking and playing games we need to revisit the NES days?

Not the only one but I and many others still enjoy them so we are glad they are still being made.

if done right it's terrific. it can be very artfully used. i also really dig the style of Risk of Rain. it also kind of leaves more to the imagination, which with games like this can be a plus.

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Posted By falling_fast

this looks great. thanks vinny and alex.

that ending, holy shit heh

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Posted By Matt_Man

Oh dear God that ending! The dangers of 1 click too many. Ugh.

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Posted By floomp

I like the idea to some extent, but it just doesn't look like my kind of game really, wish it was!

Yeah, I liked what I saw of this game up until the torture level. The idea of a turn-based "bad decision simulator" sounds good, but the torture scene, even if it's pixel art, is too much for me.

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Posted By AdequatelyPrepared

This game looks great, though I'm a bit wary of the fact that they seemed to have the whole 'charge something up so that you have a better chance of executing a different move' in both of the first two scenarios. It's an interesting mechanic, for sure, but it may keep all of the scenario's feeling very samey, regardless of what is occurring.

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Edited By zagzagovich

This looks exactly like I want it to, a bit worried the undercover cop aspect will make it less interesting but still very much looking forward to picking it up.

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Posted By Chumm

I must be the only one who has absolutely no interest in these retro looking games. Are we so bored of great looking and playing games we need to revisit the NES days?

No old games ever looked like this, nor played like it. Low-resolution does not necessarily equal retro. In this case, as with a lot of low-res "pixel" games, it's about working within an aesthetic constraint to create something that looks and plays way more interestingly than an Unreal engine cover-based shooter or any number of other "great looking and playing games" that bore the piss out of some of us.

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Edited By AssInAss

And bought.

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Posted By SemiNormal

I must be the only one who has absolutely no interest in these retro looking games. Are we so bored of great looking and playing games we need to revisit the NES days?

I think pixel art (or other minimal styles) can work well because your imagination can fill in the blanks and can actually work to the game's advantage. In much the same way that a painting can be more visually evocative than a photograph.

Besides which, it's not as simple as choosing between pixel art and photo-realistic visuals. It's not like flipping a switch, you're talking hundreds of thousands if not MILLIONS of dollars for that amount of art generation, and in some cases (the recent Flashback remake), the result is something that looks completely bland and unoriginal.

Granted, I can see how using pixel art can be seen as being the lazy way out. There are other minimal art styles that could achieve the same minimalist feel but still look great.

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Posted By ehyehasherehyeh

@john1912: It may surprise you that a lot of people are quite nice, all the way down, not just as a cover for "baser instincts". We are social animals, so our baser instincts include a lot of teamplay and empathy. Also, account for the skew in demographic where people who care about fictional characters are a lot more likely to play games where that is given some relevance.

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Posted By darkjester74

I somehow knew coming in Vinny would QL this...

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Edited By Red_Piano
@floomp said:

@red_piano said:

I like the idea to some extent, but it just doesn't look like my kind of game really, wish it was!

Yeah, I liked what I saw of this game up until the torture level. The idea of a turn-based "bad decision simulator" sounds good, but the torture scene, even if it's pixel art, is too much for me.

Are you the type of person that thought Spec Ops: The Line was super disturbing? I've never been able to detach myself from reality enough to be disturbed by a video game, there are a few scenes in movies and videos that genuinely made me feel uneasy or uncomfortable, the ankle breaking scene in Misery for example and there's a video out there of a realistic recreation of civil war surgery that had me queasy.

But video games just can't do that for me, especially not something that looks so far and removed from reality like this.

Personally I just don't like the trial and error sound of the game, that sort of gameplay loop has never appealed to me, I would rather it let me make my decisions and live with them, not give me a game over screen.

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Posted By gyozilla

Can anyone post a link to Patrick playing the game jam version? I can't find it

He played it here!

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Posted By ManlyBeast

@deathfromace:

You young whipper snappers are so soft these days.

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Posted By MeatSim

Insert Jim Ross screaming "As god is my witness, he is broken in half!!!" at the end of this for perfection.

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Posted By The_Nubster

Forty three minutes long, huh? Can anyone say if this spoils too much or not? I definitely want to play it myself, and I may just wait until I'm finished with it before I watch this.

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Posted By ptys

Gosh, for once I'm a fan of the pixel art. This is some pretty dire stuff.