tarotpupicus

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  1. I don't like how they treat their games like afterthoughts and their customers like a piggy bank they can always dip into now. Enough is enough for me. Won't be buying more DF games.
  2. GRIM FANDANGO REMASTER COMING

    Such good news. This and the new Zelda were the only things that really have me excited from E3.
  3. 4 Hours to Complete Act 1... really?!

    Probably like 1% actually enjoy puzzles that extreme. I mean sorry that that's you, but still. I'm super happy with this Act. I'm thrilled actually, having finished it. Makes me feel good to support creative stuff like this.
  4. Dear DF, what's the ETA?

    Like any software company can ever pin down a digital release to the second. It's much more complicated and depends on other companies like Steam too.
  5. Zero Punctuation review of The Cave from Yahtzee Croshaw

    Fair enough. Yahtzee doesn't mention the overall darkness in tone or nice graphics which I found fun, but he does bring some good points about depth of character content. In general it's starting to seem like DF isn't just making short games, but they're abandoning almost all of the dialogue depth of games like Psychonauts or Grim Fandango that people might be looking for. I mean honestly I'd give games like The Cave and Stacking a low score for skimping on dialogue that could have made them diamonds, although Costume Quest is a little bit better. I just hope DF's focus doesn't continue to be mostly graphics, because it's cool and all but having more writers and good voice work are something a lot of people are hoping for too.
  6. Is this an adventure game?

    Nope. It's a platformer/puzzle game. The lion's share of what makes an adventure game from conversation trees to non-linear exploration aren't present. Is it a little bit reminiscent? Yes, but it's definitely not a classic adventure game.
  7. You ever heard of The Twilight Zone and that kind of stuff? You don't need an uncommon lesson in that genre. It's more about the ride so to speak, but they talk about lessons to make the narrator more interesting.
  8. The Caveat of The Cave

    I'd have to agree. The Cave is cool but I wish they'd finished polishing it. Several low reviews note the same issues: http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/the-cave/critic-reviews I hope DF works on this one more and patches it.
  9. Thoughts on playing The Cave

    pros: -humor - nice graphics/animation - something different - funny story approach very "Tales From The Crypt" tongue in cheek which games never do that I can think of cons: - your characters don't speak and narrator rarely does, felt quiet for a DF game - platforming is what I would consider poor for a platformer / rather clunky - movement is extremely slow with no recourse except the 'kill yourself to respawn thing' which respawns you in the wrong direction a good 75% of the time Overall I'd say to be honest I was hoping for a wee bit more polish and depth. It's nice but could have been amazing.
  10. has the PC version been delayed

    Having the same issue where steam doesn't install any files whatsoever but just goes right to Play... after you hit Install. Then you can't play because the exe is missing. Verifying doesn't do anything. ok to fix this: delete the install you have in steam. then close steam. restart steam, then reinstall The Cave. this took me two steam restarts for some reason so might not work right away.
  11. Course I agree with DF being on there. But no ArenaNet? They're crazy.
  12. Black Lake - Prototype Reactions

    Holy smokes is it good. They did all that graphics work in just days? Amazing. It's one of the most beautiful things I've run on my PC. Hope it becomes a game.
  13. Is it really an adventure game?

    Maybe, but I think it's more that you just have to wonder if the classic adventure elements won't feel constrained in a sidescroller. Course I'll end up buying it anyway but I hope there's a good amount of dialogue and red herring items and things like that.
  14. Is it really an adventure game?

    Really curious about this as well. I mean looks can be deceiving but it sure seems to be the genre of game like The Lost Vikings or Trine... platforming with puzzles.
  15. Sweet! I mean there are some tools out there for adventure games but they're never ones made by a real game developer. It would be really cool if this works out and everyone can use 2HB.