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Author: Follow_Freeman
Posted: February 07, 2018 (05:19 PM)
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From the same developer who gave us this game, which is somehow even worse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpsYXGdEYmw

Great review that has the reader feel the same discovery of awful poor Joe went through in this strange game on a strange engine; I guess Unity doesn't have a monopoly on bad garbageware FPS games on Steam. I think this review has encouraged me to review a Unity gem soon...


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer (Mod)
Posted: February 08, 2018 (03:48 AM)
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Oh man, that Face of Hope game looks exactly like Remaining in a dream. Even the menu is the same.

Surprisingly, there are a few good games that were made with Unity. Unfortunately, there are so many awful to meh ones that seeing Unity after launching a title has become a bad omen. However, this easy game maker doesn't seem like it could yield anything more than abysmal. I'm pretty sure I played a few horror games made with that same engine, and they were pretty bad/borderline unplayable. (I want to say White Mirror and AMOK also used the same engine, or at least similar ones).

Thank you for reading!


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Author: Follow_Freeman
Posted: February 08, 2018 (05:12 PM)
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Thanks! And thank you for the entertaining read in this and the other reviews you linked! If the topic interests you, a YouTube fellow named DXFan has a great video titled "The Worst Steam Library Ever" that gives a comprehensive understanding of various low-cost engines misused for these garbageware games.

However, Unity is used in plenty of good games if one knows where to look. Ori & the Blind Forest, Cuphead, Furi, and Inside are some well-known successes which used Unity for much of their development, and there are many low-cost gems to be found, too (such as many games in this bundle: http://store.steampowered.com/app/351490/Intergalactic_Bubbles/). It's a shame there are so many awful games made on the engine, but maybe getting the word spread for some great ones will change things.

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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: February 08, 2018 (05:48 PM)
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From what I've read, Unity is a great tool that is accessible to a wide variety of developers. So some of those developers use the tools to make great things, because they have the resources and the talent and sometimes also the experience. Other developers, lacking one, most or all of those things, produce rubbish. And of course, it's the rubbish people tend to remember. So Unity has a bad reputation it doesn't really deserve. If I ever were to make a proper game myself (doubtful), I would probably want to try Unity.


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"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto on secret doors to another world

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