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#1 Aug 03 2011 at 1:25 AM Rating: Decent
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Has anyone played it yet? I don't remember seeing any threads here about it. Not gonna lie, it's making me wish I had a 360. I can't wait until they bring it to PS3. I'm sure it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I find the idea tantalizing.

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#2 Aug 03 2011 at 2:10 AM Rating: Good
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Looks entertaining. I do hope the environments themselves are dynamic in that they change without the player having to do anything beyond setup.
#3 Aug 03 2011 at 3:40 AM Rating: Good
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I'm excited for it, but I'm also stuck waiting for an eventual PSN release. Hopefully it'll be this fall.

Allegory wrote:
Looks entertaining. I do hope the environments themselves are dynamic in that they change without the player having to do anything beyond setup.


I believe that they're supposed to be in a constant state of flux. I know that there are some scripted events, but I'm hoping that a nice random factor is in there as well to keep things fresh.
#4 Aug 03 2011 at 5:55 AM Rating: Good
Does look neat. I may end up buying it off steam for the PC.
Reminds me of Black and White, but in this game you just change the land and you don't really inter act with the beings.
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#5 Aug 03 2011 at 8:42 AM Rating: Good
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Oh, this looks cool! Comes out next month on the PlayStation Network.

This'll keep my mind off the fact that my husband will be gone and I'll be all alone.

Oh, and Sandinmygum, your avatar is like the background on my home laptop, 'cept it's the candle instead of the match.
#6 Aug 03 2011 at 9:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Steam says $14.99? Is that right? Seems mighty inexpensive.
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#7 Aug 03 2011 at 9:37 AM Rating: Good
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Steam says $14.99? Is that right? Seems mighty inexpensive.


'Tis correct. It's just a downloadable on the consoles, too (which are typically at or below $20).
#8 Aug 03 2011 at 10:00 AM Rating: Excellent
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My system is only minimum spec in some places (processor mainly; i3-530) but I might give it a shot for fifteen bucks.

The TF2 mask is hella-ugly though Smiley: laugh
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#9 Aug 03 2011 at 10:55 AM Rating: Decent
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This video has more gameplay in it. You'll see things like:
-a volcano slowly forming, which will eventually get big enough to actually be a threat that you need to deal with.
-ANOTHER volcano slowly forming in another area.
-tsunamis coming through.

I think I heard earthquakes can happen too, but it doesn't show them in this level.
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#10 Aug 03 2011 at 4:57 PM Rating: Decent
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I thought about picking it up, but it's basically a puzzle game with interesting graphics. While I do enjoy puzzle games, I don't like to spend very much money on them since they have limited replay value. I'll probably pick up From Dust when it's half the price.

On the topic of XBL games though, they've got a pretty good lineup this summer. I'm thinking about picking up Bastion and I'm a bit tempted by Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.


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#11 Aug 17 2011 at 11:34 PM Rating: Excellent
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I believe this has released now. Anyone play it? Is it all that and a bag of chips?
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#12 Aug 18 2011 at 2:56 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm a little over half way through the single player campaign. I like the art in the game, and from the designs I get a feeling of similarity to that of Team Ico. There isn't much of a story to be had, but it isn't teh kind of game meant to have one or requiring one.

When it comes to the gameplay, for a sandbox style game it feels fairly limiting. While you can pick up stuff from anywhere and put it anywhere, there aren't that many types of things to pick up and move. There is primarily dirt, water, dirt, lava, and dirt. Also dirt. If you hadn't guessed, you mostly just manipulate dirt. The problem with this is that you can't form it in anyway, you can just pile it up. You can't shape it, you can't dig through it. You can only change the relative local elevations. At least for the campaign thus far, water hasn't been very important beyond growing plants for bonus missions. You can pretty much make a puddle with it, and that's all. Lava cools to become rock, so it's just dirt that doesn't wash away with water.

The levels have been pretty easy, and most of them just boil down to "make a dirt bridge." There are a few variances beyond that, such as being able to maybe divert a stream that is washing away your dirt bridge, but the tools and puzzles are so imprecise that while you might be able to think of a clever way to reach your destination, most anyone could power through it with enough dirt.

I haven't' done any free play yet, but I imagine it being a more limited version of a kid in a sandbox with a hose.
#13 Aug 19 2011 at 11:25 AM Rating: Good
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I have purchased it and messed around with it a little before my laptop ran out of juice. My wonderful puppy dog chewed the cord while I was at work, so I have no way of charging it up until I receive a new cord from Amazon tomorrow.

#14 Aug 19 2011 at 11:43 AM Rating: Default
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People are ****** OFF about how they've handled the PC release, though. They had announced that it WOULD NOT have online-only DRM (besides a one-time required authorization), even if launched through Steam. That alone was a breach of ToS on their part, so anyone who bought the game is guaranteed a refund if they want it.

They also launched the game with a 30 fps cap, without support for anti-aliasing, without the ability to play it windowed at the highest resolutions, without DirectX 11 support, etc. Not to mention that it's filled with glitches.

Understandably, pc gamers are ****** off. They have enough issues only ever getting console ports, but to get ports without ANY effort put into it?
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#15 Aug 19 2011 at 4:05 PM Rating: Good
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Tempted to buy this game then get a refund. Free game.

It likely won't work out, but might be worth a shot for some lulz.
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#16 Aug 20 2011 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
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Since it requires always-on, I'm guessing you'll lose your access.
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#17 Aug 20 2011 at 3:15 PM Rating: Good
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IDrownFish wrote:
Tempted to buy this game then get a refund. Free game.

There are less convoluted ways to get the game for free.
#18 Aug 21 2011 at 8:00 PM Rating: Good
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Allegory wrote:
IDrownFish wrote:
Tempted to buy this game then get a refund. Free game.

There are less convoluted legal ways to get the game for free.


FTFY.
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#19 Aug 21 2011 at 11:18 PM Rating: Good
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You're really going to try and moral high horse me when you just suggested buying and immediately returning the game in an attempt to fast one Ubisoft?
#20 Aug 21 2011 at 11:46 PM Rating: Default
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It still would have been a legitimate way to get the game that the company chose to provide. He'd be completely within his rights to do so. Which he probably wouldn't have been able to do anyway, because they likely thought of that. If, however, they were offering full refunds AND you got to keep the game, there would be absolutely nothing wrong with taking advantage of that.

They are offering the refund because they violated the rights of their customers by lying about the state of DRM. It has nothing to do with the game itself (which is also absurd).

The pirates, on the other hand, are the ones that led to the mess in the first place.
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#21 Aug 22 2011 at 8:36 AM Rating: Decent
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
It still would have been a legitimate way to get the game that the company chose to provide.

In the same way that bringing your own bug to a restaurant is a legitimate way to get a free meal.
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The pirates, on the other hand, are the ones that led to the mess in the first place.

Heh, only partly. If every single pirate disappeared forever tomorrow, DRM would not.
#22 Aug 22 2011 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
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Allegory wrote:
You're really going to try and moral high horse me when you just suggested buying and immediately returning the game in an attempt to fast one Ubisoft?


Yeah, not really. I was just wondering if it was possible to legally get a free game off this. Morals had nothing to do with it.

It's a lot more funny to me if they messed up and I get a free game off of it than me downloading a pirated version.
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#23 Aug 22 2011 at 5:19 PM Rating: Default
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Allegory wrote:
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It still would have been a legitimate way to get the game that the company chose to provide.

In the same way that bringing your own bug to a restaurant is a legitimate way to get a free meal.


You suck at analogies--these are COMPLETELY different.

In this case, the company provided a product that had an issue with it, and you the consumer are due a refund.

By bringing your own bug to the restaurant, you create an issue.

If this was a case of snapping the disc in half and then trying to claim that it was shipped that way, I'd agree with you. But it's not even remotely that.

The company is providing a faulty product, and are thus offering refunds to anyone who wants one. Whether or not those customers get to keep the game is ENTIRELY the company's decision.

It is, in NO WAY, you cheating the company.
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#24 Aug 22 2011 at 11:17 PM Rating: Decent
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This is a stupid conversation, but it's a perfectly apt analogy.
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In this case, the company provided a product that had an issue with it, and you the consumer are due a refund.

No, in this case, you were sold a perfectly acceptable product, pretended there was an issue, and so got to eat your cake and have the money you paid for it too.

Idrownfish suggested buying the game, playing it without issue, and then returning it for effectively get a free game. That's exactly like buying a meal, eating it without issue, and then complaining at the end for effectively a free meal. There is no faulty product here.

#25 Aug 23 2011 at 6:10 PM Rating: Good
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Except that it is a faulty product. That's the whole point.
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#26 Aug 23 2011 at 6:19 PM Rating: Good
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It'd strike me as disingenuous, personally.
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