New Double Fine game!

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by rcorporon, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
  2. AskWazzup

    AskWazzup Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 21, 2008
    Sounds fascinating :lol:
     
  3. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    I don't know.
    I mean, Brutal Legend was awesome because of the setting and everything around it, but the gameplay was pretty much shit. I don't know if this is going to be any better.
     
  4. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 12, 2008
    Only parts I found to be shit were the RTS parts when I played it, those were not good as RTS and they also made me want PC port even more due to frustration of handling them with a gamepad.
    I can't see why would your dislike of BL would make you doubt this upcoming game so much though, seems to me like a very different type of game. Or do you think it will have RTS elements too?
     
  5. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    The non-RTS gameplay was completely uninspiring, though the setting made it good.
     
  6. Multidirectional

    Multidirectional Mildly Dipped

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    Doesn't exactly sound like "shit", more like "nothing great". And I would agree with that, setting is most of what game has going for it.
     
  7. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Brutal Legend was basically God of War meets Pikmin.

    Yet a lot of people complain and go "It's an RTS, FUCK NO I DON'T LIKE THINKING!".

    You know, despite the fact that there wasn't really any real management other than 'GO', 'STAY HERE' and 'FACEMELTER!!!!!!'

    That being said (and this not being the Brutal Legend thread) Costume Quest does look like it will be entertaining in a charming sort of way.
     
  8. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    This is pretty much every Double Fine production in a nutshell. Great ideas, poor execution. I have no idea why people get so excited about their titles either. Schafer floating on reputation I guess. Kind of like Molyneux but without all the bullshit.
     
  9. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Out of curiosity BN, why do you feel about Mr Schafer like that?

    I though Psychonauts was done well for the most part.
     
  10. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    A bold statement about a company that has made TWO games...

    Psychonauts was an amazing third person platformer, and Brutal Legend was just kind of "meh."

    And for every Brutal Legend Schafer makes there are a Grim Fandango or a Full Throttle.

    And comparing Schafer to Peter Molyneux is shameful.

    EDIT:

    Some new info here:
    http://kotaku.com/5610202/at-last-a-different-kind-of-retro-game-an-intelligently-childish-one
     
  11. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    Really? coz Molyneux has only bombed twice so far too. It's just more of a "cool thing" to mock Molyneux, while Schafer gets a free pass. That's how it works. Everything is fine saying it about Molyneux based on two games. But Schafer? Nyooooo!!!

    It didn't take me more than two games to see a pattern for Obsidian or Troika. It's not that hard.

    How do I feel about Psychonauts?

    It was very wonky tho. Third person platformers are a genre with a lot of inherent handicaps and Psychonauts doesn't always handle it well. My love of the game comes from its writing. The gameplay is what comes between the creativity at best. It's not the worst, but would it even be worth looking at without said creativity? No.

    Now I'm sorry, but I just don't deify any developer. Not Molyneux, not Schafer, not Cain. I don't refer to the EA BioWare VPs as "the doctors". I just don't buy into this shit. I judge games, not people.
     
  12. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3Q4y4MnXRI[/youtube]

    New trailer.

    Looks good. Robot Unicorn = instant awesome.
     
  13. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    This reminds me a lot of Psychonauts. Color me excited.
     
  14. Unkillable Cat

    Unkillable Cat Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 5, 2004
    ...was that the Robot Unicorn?
     
  15. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    What age group is that intended for?
     
  16. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    Who cares... it has Soundwave and a robot unicorn. I'm in.
     
  17. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Was mildly intrigued (if only because I enjoyed Psychonauts), but then I saw it was for consoles only.

    Disgusting.
     
  18. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    I am a huge fan of Schafer, and so of course I'm looking forward to this game. But Double Fine? That's a different story. They are highly capable developers given their small size, but honestly it's unfair to rest everything they do on Schafer's shoulders. He's a great writer with an incredible creative spark, but he's simply not responsible for everything in his games and when it comes to quality of execution, far more of that depends on Double Fine than Schafer himself.

    Considering all of the legal problems that Double Fine were going through during Brutal Legend's production, it's actually surprising it turned out as well as it did. Making games is far more than a matter of technology and concept, and everything from the coordination of a team, to budget, to time available, to marketing can enter the equation. It's not an excuse for a bad game, but when there's so many things that can potentially go wrong, I think it's unreasonable to expect every game from a single developer has to be a masterpiece.
     
  19. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 31, 2008
    I agree, but Double Fine has a decent track record, for me. I loved Psychonauts and I didn't mind Brutal Legend, so they're batting a thousand in my books.

    I love Schafer as a developer though, and the man hasn't ever really let me down when making games, so I'm stoked about this new one, despite not being on PC.