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Posted By IzzyGraze

Wish I wanted this game. I love Resonance and Gemini Rue but I'm not a fan of Crispin and the sense of humour in this game. Plus the story seems kind of boring so far.

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Edited By Rox360

Man, this game's style is amazing. Both the way it looks and the way it sounds, with that lonely, desolate... hang/handpan/steel drum thing tapping away. That's a fantastic sound for this environment, metallic yet organic... It's also great to hear Logan again, I love that he's getting around!
 
Yep. Not a huge point-and-click adventurer, but the setting and style of this really makes me want to see more. The "primitive android" was the last straw. I'll have to get it at some point.

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Posted By sambean

Pixels and post-apocalyptic robots, nothing can go wrong.

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Edited By emilknievel

Some of the artstyle really reminds me of H.R. Giger

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Posted By SatelliteOfLove

The android one looks like Parkour Robot from Gunnerkrigg Court.

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Posted By fisk0

@posh said:

anyone catch the dialogue in the game where he says "giant bomb"? that's in a few games. feels deliberate

It's likely deliberate, yes. After GB did a QL of Gemini Rue their sales skyrocketed (at the time it wasn't out on Steam, GOG or Gamer's Gate, so it had to be purchased directly off the Wadjet Eye site), the developer created a account here and gave away discount codes for the game in the forums. So they very clearly know about Giant Bomb, and GB's coverage probably helped them quite a bit financially.

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Posted By gbrading

Wadjet Eye have got the throwback look of early 1990's adventure games down to a fine art. Same voice actor as Azriel in Gemini Rue.

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Posted By marblecmoney

This game looks pretty cool. I think I'm gonna have to pick it up.

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Edited By Superfriend

Hey, remember when you indie kids complained about "brown" shooters?

This game is so fucking brown, it´s not even funny. Also, it suffers from Monkey Island 2 syndrome, in that the backgrounds appear to have been much higher res- and at some point and they scaled them down to 320x240.

Looks like a solid adventure game though. I´m craving for one of those, but Gemini Rue let me down soooo hard. Didn´t like it at all.

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Posted By coaxmetal

heh. yeah Crispin is kinda like Morte

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Posted By Mercanis

Human-worshiping robots that can't recognize a human skeleton? My interest is piqued.

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Posted By super2j

LOL. "nay you are not worthy' says the human obsessed robot.

(dialogue option that Vinny has not clicked): I am also a humanist

Vinny:"ok I give, no clue"

oh well. I guess he recording video is a different mindset, I just know he is probably gunna figure it out in a sec.

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Posted By ack

@Laivasse: yeah that bummed me out pretty hard, the bad endings are pretty cool at least.

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Posted By geirr

All I can think of is Kevin from The Office when I hear the protagonist speak; it's almost eerie.

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Posted By Suigyoken

Oh man I just saw Tom there and I'm grinning too much.. I wonder if they also have a Crow cameo?

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Posted By rmanthorp

Brad: That's my secret Vinny, I'm always tired!

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Posted By Icecreamjones

Fuck yeah Logant Cunningham. Seems to keep showing up in these little adventure games.

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Edited By Laiv162560asse

I completed this earlier and found out that there are quite a few different endings to the game. Apparently I'd locked myself out of a couple of the 'good' endings and some back story, due to what seemed like a fairly inconsequential decision I'd made within the first hour (and at the time, I didn't even know there was a choice). Seems like pretty stupid design to me.

Other than that I enjoyed it, but it left a bad taste. This is not the kind of game I replay for multiple endings and ever-so-slightly different branching pathways. It just means I'll probably never know what I missed.

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Posted By Tupacalypse

@billyhoush said:

Wish this was out on mac cause I'm too lazy to bootcamp.

@billyhoush: this sums up my life sometimes.

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Posted By dropabombonit

They didn't ask the biggest question. Will this game leave you feeling indifferent?

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Posted By jacksukeru

I'm not super into these point and clickers. The stories can seem pretty fun but they're kind of slow and it always sucks when you get stuck. That said if I were to play another one it would probably be this, I liked Machinarium so I guess I'm into postapocalyptic worlds starring robots.

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Posted By ack

I immediately went and bought this game and now I'm up way to late, thanks giant bomb!

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Posted By Winternet

So let's get this straight: Does Wadjet Eye just make great games?

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Posted By billyhoush

Wish this was out on mac cause I'm too lazy to bootcamp.

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Posted By Gerhabio

I didn't like how they went through the game like they hated it.

Too many attempts at using the torch.

Oh, well. I still enjoyed the QL.

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Posted By ep

I'm sure it's been said before, but who doesn't love a good Brad/Vinny QL?

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Edited By HerbieBug

That is an fantastic art style. Really digging the look of this game.

Too bad I hate point and click adventure games with burning fiery passion.

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Posted By daedelus

I feel like if they are going to make it low rez, they should throw a stylized filter on it like in Lone Survivor, I'd like to play this game but I know without a button to highlight what is clickable I'd miss something that blends in and just get frustrated and stop playing.

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Posted By floofmania

excellent subheading

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Posted By mrcalifonte

Looks like a game id enjoy after playing the walking dead

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Posted By mrbubbles

i really like adventure games like this and the voices are pretty awesome sounding so i'll get this

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Posted By macker33

@Icemael: yeah, looks like an amiga game.

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Posted By Dasdude

LOGAN!

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Posted By Jazz_Lafayette

This game seems pretty cool, potentially, but the amount of pixel-hunting in this quick look was savage. I don't know if I should encourage that kind of design with a purchase.

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Posted By Icemael

Reminds me of Beneath a Steel Sky with the brownness and the snarky robot sidekick built by the main character.

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Posted By Milkman

I don't think I have the patience for this kind of adventure game anymore.

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Posted By BBQBram

I'm not into adventure games but I should at least watch this on YouTube or something. The art really appeals to me. The zany robots, not so much, but the premise is cool. I'd be interested to see where the story goes.

@BaconGames said:

I just wish that Logan's voice wasn't so similar to Rucks in Bastion. Unless Logan doesn't have much of a range as a voice actor and/or that's what the devs wanted anyway. Sad because it's the one thing that sticks out to me. The voice of Crispin is also a past Wadjet Eye voice (he was in Gemini Rue at least) but the writing and delivery is fresh enough that I'm loving his character. Haratio just feels too much like it's a Logan in a booth rather than the character. Then again, there were some spots where the character worked just fine so maybe it's a question of getting used to it. That or it's doomed to be an inconsistent experience for me.

I agree, but to be fair, Rucks' accent was way thicker than Horatio's. They both sound gritty and the general tone of the voice is the same, but then again it does fit the character here and goes well with the dystopiab surroundings. There's some sound design stuff going on, to make him sound robotic I suppose, that's making the voice sound way deeper than it actually is.

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Posted By buzz_clik
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Posted By posh

anyone catch the dialogue in the game where he says "giant bomb"? that's in a few games. feels deliberate

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Posted By SpunkyHePanda

Was "bugs and glitches!" just used as an interjection?

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Posted By LaszloKovacs

@evanbower said:

@august said:

@evanbower said:

@Sooty said:

@mrfluke said:

i think another premium feature should be "adventure time with vinny" (yes not based on the cartoon :p) in which we watch vinny and brad play through these adventure games.

please no more lazy content locked behind a premium subscription.

Hmm.. you don't sound like a satisfied customer. Sucks that you have no choice but to pay for it.

Look man he didn't join Giant Bomb just to watch some guys play video games!

haha, If he's anything like me he came here for one thing... hardcore nudity!

Giant Bomb is your number one source for Naked Cartoon Pussy (TM).

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Edited By bacongames

I just wish that Logan's voice wasn't so similar to Rucks in Bastion. Unless Logan doesn't have much of a range as a voice actor and/or that's what the devs wanted anyway. Sad because it's the one thing that sticks out to me. The voice of Crispin is also a past Wadjet Eye voice (he was in Gemini Rue at least) but the writing and delivery is fresh enough that I'm loving his character. Haratio just feels too much like it's a Logan in a booth rather than the character. Then again, there were some spots where the character worked just fine so maybe it's a question of getting used to it. That or it's doomed to be an inconsistent experience for me.

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Posted By Benny

Logan Cunningham up in this piece!

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Posted By MeatSim

In the future snarky people on the internet will be replaced by actual snarky robots.

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Posted By apglazer

Game is fantastic! Roughly 2 hours in. I did have to check a walk-through a couple times since I was confused on the objective/didn't pixel hunt hard enough, but nothing major. The story is starting to open up and I'm reeeeally into where it's going. I dig Crispy's banter as well, so that's a plus for me :D

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Posted By Wikitoups

"A Shrine That thing is a Giant Bomb!"

BOOOOOOMMM Drop Mic QL Ovar!

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Posted By Rodiard

Brown: The Adventure Game.

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Posted By StriderJ87

This is a breath of fresh air. I'm sold completely on this game, and I'm not usually an adventure game player.

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Posted By TekZero

So excited for this game.

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Posted By evanbower

@august said:

@evanbower said:

@Sooty said:

@mrfluke said:

i think another premium feature should be "adventure time with vinny" (yes not based on the cartoon :p) in which we watch vinny and brad play through these adventure games.

please no more lazy content locked behind a premium subscription.

Hmm.. you don't sound like a satisfied customer. Sucks that you have no choice but to pay for it.

Look man he didn't join Giant Bomb just to watch some guys play video games!

haha, If he's anything like me he came here for one thing... hardcore nudity!