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Author Topic: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer  (Read 1554 times)

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Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« on: November 28, 2012, 12:59:57 PM »

Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams continues the Giana tradition of ripping off games (in this case, the world-switched mechanic is ripped from vaunted indie classic, TIME FCUK) Play as Giana and... Giana, I guess, as you rescue your sister Maria that looks just like you (I was so baffled by the plot that I thought I was controlling two different characters, one of which was kidnapped but was also with me somehow?)

The art is pretty good if repetitive, the music is pretty good. The level design is atrocious. It's so starting-level you can smell the acne of the game design pregrad they got to make it for pennies on the dollar. Sparse enemies in some areas, long stretches of instant death traps without checkpoints in others, and infuckingterminable stretches of terrain where you will be doing nothing but dodging left and right and clicking the world-switch button to grab the correct color of gems like some demented Ikaruga.

Oh, and the difference between dimensions? Some doors are open in one and not the other. And vice versa.

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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 01:40:11 PM »

so does this mean Eversion 2 is back on?
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 04:01:12 PM »

I have to thread quite a fine line here. There is a shitload of recent alternate-world games. Maybe work the action up a bit, and the puzzles up a bit.

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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 05:14:39 PM »

Eversion 2 should have bosses
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 06:46:29 PM »

nothing but bosses

and at the end you have to turn into a dark thing to save your love

also put in a horse

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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 07:19:41 PM »

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nothing but bosses

Zara is not Treasure

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also put in a horse

Zara is not Team Ico
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2012, 07:43:14 PM »

and at the end you have to turn into a dark thing to save your love

zara is not team ico
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2012, 08:03:13 PM »

Actually niku...
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I think he's close enough.
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2012, 08:32:58 PM »

Needs hats.
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2012, 08:40:56 PM »

Zara is not Valve/Blizzard/every fucking game company now
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2012, 09:08:28 PM »

What is Zara?
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2012, 09:20:55 PM »

That's not just a man!
That's Zarra!

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For whatever reason I cannot link to 2:29 where the quote is. Fff.
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2012, 07:41:07 AM »

this thread did not go the way I meant it to

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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2012, 08:26:31 AM »

There are lots of alt-world games

There are lots of subjective physics games

But how many let you flip worlds and gravity?

I'm totally helping.
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2012, 08:29:44 AM »

Or one where flipping worlds affects the legions of tiny minions that follow you around, like the tasks they can do change depending on eversion level.

Also, more penguins.




Totally helping.
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #15 on: November 29, 2012, 09:20:24 AM »

I do have something planned for two-player mode.

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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2012, 03:54:19 PM »

Eversion 2: Extremersion, "The Evert Son"
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Re: Don't Hate The Game, Hate The Developer
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2012, 05:06:16 PM »

Well, the obvious new feature for Eversion 2 [spoiler]would be to allow the player's avatar to also evert to solve puzzles[/spoiler]. But that kind of spoils the true ending.
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