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Author: Nightfire
Posted: July 04, 2017 (01:47 PM)
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I can tell that you weren't into this game by the way you wrote this article. It feels like you were just going through the motions here, just as I imagine the developers were going through the motions while making it. A pity; it looks like the potential for a good game was lost here.


placid like acid

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: July 04, 2017 (04:50 PM)
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Funny thing, since I've done this game and reviewed it, I was interested in what Joe had to say and, yeah, a lot of things rang true to my memories. Especially the never-ending third dungeon of infinite office space. It looks better than the average XBox 360 indie RPG, but at heart is no better than average. I've played worse ones, but I've played far better ones, too (THANKS ZEBOYD!!!).

EDIT: After reading mine again, I did get amused by how I hadn't played any of the Mass Effect games yet, so I had no clue how certain elements (in particular the stat allocation screen) were ripped from there. In fact, Mass Effect isn't even alluded to in my review. Understandable at the time, but it makes me chuckle with a bit of chagrin now.


I'm not afraid to die because I am invincible
Viva la muerte, that's my goddamn principle

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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: July 04, 2017 (06:58 PM)
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What a weird game to stack reviews on....

Three and counting!


For us. For them. For you.

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Author: bwv_639
Posted: July 10, 2017 (02:50 PM)
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Your conclusion made me think... of a game, that makes you drowse — but dreaming dreams you wouldn't otherwise.
If they are to be sleep-inducing, why not make them dream-inducing too?

Tides of Numenera is one such.

"I realize that a lot of my complaints are superficial."

They didn't look so to me.




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