Looks great !
Comes out 1/23/13
Looking forward to this since it is created by Ron Gilbert. A good adventure game is well overdue. Hope this doesn't disappoint.
Looks great !
I had some credit already at GMG, so with the GMG25-XTYYZ-POSL1 code already knocking it down to $11.25, I took it down to like 7 bucks. Going to play it tomorrow and I'll give some first impressions.
Pretty interesting game so far, definitely has humor.
You switch between three different characters you choose from the group they showed, and use them as a team to navigate through it.
Hmm, codes doesn't work for me
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Yeah, sort of.
Each character has its own ability, but there's part of the Cave only they can create access to, because its designed to delve into their specific lives.
For example, the Hillbilly can hold his breath underwater, so there's a point where only he can swim past and access, which leads to his area. I'm using the Knight, Adventurer, and Twins. So the Adventurer has a grappling hook, and she uses these snake head mounts to swing across. So she allowed access to one area, which was a pyramid and revolved around her storyline.
So its likely I'll have to play the game over with three different characters to try out their areas.
I'm downloading this now from Steam. If there are any puzzles I hope they aren't too hard, I don't feel like thinking right now.
Decent game. I've played through it on every character now and seen all of their areas. I think the game has two faults though: One, you can't call all your characters to you, which results in having to run through areas repeatedly. Though, considering how certain areas work (particularly the twins and time traveler), it would likely result in getting stuck if it was in. It's not really as big of an issue as reviewers have make it out to be since there are a lot of places that will automatically regroup characters (usually in the places it'd be most annoying if it didn't), but it can get a little old to have to be running multiple characters through certain areas after a few play-throughs.
Which brings me to the second fault: The game is very repetitive. Each character has a unique area in The Cave, but that's less than half of a play-through. The rest of the cave is about 5 or 6 areas that you must do every time you play through the game. Since you have to do three play-throughs to see every character's unique area and five play-throughs if you want to see every ending (each character has a good and bad ending), it gets really, really old. Even worse, which characters you have with you at the time changes these puzzles very little, if at all.
That said, I do still enjoy the game. It has a good sense of humor, the puzzles are fun, and the stories are entertaining to see play-out. I just wish the characters' abilities came more into play outside of their unique areas allowing the non-unique puzzles to have multiple ways of being solved, especially if having certain combinations of characters created new solutions.
The reviews I've read said that the game's selling point is the multiple character story line and re-playability. Unfortunately, you have to run each character one by one to get through and area. Also after you beat the game, you have beat universal puzzle levels before you get to the character specific story line areas. Is this true? Is it a deal breaker?
And yes, like I said, each run features several universal puzzles you must beat on each play-through. Whether or not it's a deal breaker for you depends on how much it's going to bother you. Once you do a puzzle and figure out the solution, you can get through these areas fast. Most of the universal puzzles are shorter than the character specific ones anyways, but again, the minecart puzzle is particularly bad in this regard.
It sucks that you have to run the mines over, the rest aren't too bad.
By the way, there's also Good endings for each character...
Not sure I want to bother getting them all though, given that most of the play will be pretty repetitive.
Pretty slick game, though I'm only an hour or so in.
I used this code today to knock $3 off at GMG: GMG20-PJFEW-Y16HK
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