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|02-12-2013 10:11 AM|
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|Skuzzlebutt||Thank you both for your spoiler free replies.|
|02-10-2013 09:56 PM|
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|02-10-2013 08:31 AM|
I am going to go ahead and buy it because of good reviews. I don't want to watch any vids and spoil the story.
Can anyone who has played tell me if this is kid safe? I have a 4 and 6 year old that love watching me play games, but I keep them away from violence or scares. If anyone can give me an OK for kids or NOT OK, without spoiling the story, it would be much appreciated.
|02-10-2013 05:40 AM|
Thank you for that link; while I think the visuals are nice, I now know that this is just not 'for me'.
|02-09-2013 11:32 PM|
If you wanna see what it's like without spending the $1.38 first there are full walkthrough videos available on youtube (given the limited interaction it's basically like playing the game) and if you like what you see you can pay the $1.38. Also helpful if your computer is a piece of crap that can't run this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVicEud
|02-09-2013 10:55 PM|
I tried it and it's definitely not for me. Wandering around in a game without direction is actually one of the things I enjoy least about video games. I was under the impression that the direction was going to be something more along the lines of "the Walking Dead" but without interacting with anything.
It seems like a pretty wide open world and a person reads to you from a diary when you reach specific points on the stage by 'eventually wandering into it'. It's neat for what it is if you are into this type of stuff and if you are $1.38 is a pretty good price.
|02-09-2013 09:07 PM|
|Idaho||Thanks for the contribution kennyminot, you're right. While I usually prefer to spend my time at the computer shooting stuff in the head and driving cars way too fast, every now and then I like to do other things like read books. This game was a neat compromise between a poignant story and a game. I'd say it was certainly worth my time.|
|02-09-2013 08:54 PM|
It is interesting that the main argument spawned by Dear Esther involves "whether it's a game." Personally, I don't find it much more involved than the adventure games from the 80's, where the only "game" elements were typing complicated things like "grab rock" and then finding the wall with a missing rock. For me, the fact that you are allowed to explore the environment is enough to consider it a "game," but the argument is absurd anyways because whether or not it is a "game" has no bearing on whether it's "good."
And Dear Esther is excellent. While it's relatively short, it provides you with a compelling world to explore, complete with a haunting soundtrack and gorgeous visuals. I found the narrative to be moving if a bit predictable at moments.
Interested to see what the designers came up with for the Amnesia game.
|02-09-2013 08:38 PM|
|baphomet58||This isn't a game, and this isn't art. Don't waste your time on gaming hipster crap.|
|02-09-2013 08:04 PM|
This is a great game for people who hate games. You *walk* around an admittedly pretty landscape listening to a disconnected story that doesn't have much to do with anything. You don't touch anything, solve anything, eat anything, shoot anything. You can't lose. I might suggest investing in a nice screensaver as opposed to playing this game. Also, it's short.
Good price though, if you've got to play, it's worth the price of a cheeseburger I suppose.
|02-09-2013 07:34 PM|
|qrychefan||This has been freakin' me out each time I view the board. My name is Esther. Not seen a lot. My first thought wAs I really irritated someone to get my own thread.|
|02-09-2013 07:30 PM|
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