Gray matter: official site / hype / marketing and publishing - Page 16 - Adventure Forums
You are viewing an archived version of the site which is no longer maintained.
Go to the current live site or the Adventure Gamers forums
Adventure Gamers

Home Adventure Forums Gaming Adventure Gray matter: official site / hype / marketing and publishing


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-21-2009, 05:09 PM   #301
Senior Member
 
Kazmajik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 418
Default

I'm glad to see a new trailer! Anything new at this point is most welcome. Yes, the style reminds me of the cut scenes from Gabriel Knight 1 and also from the graphic novel intro to GK3. Very mysterious.

I'm already sold on the game, but I wonder what kind of impact the trailer would have on someone who knows nothing about the game?
Kazmajik is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 08:28 PM   #302
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 331
Default

Loved the music and yes it sounds like GK, the GK3 novel intro you mentioned is right. But 2010 with no gameplay bits....
nomadsoul is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 09:03 PM   #303
Senior Member
 
ozzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Germany
Posts: 726
Default

2010? Gray Matter is officially the Duke Nukem Forever of adventure games then.

On the plus side, Robert Holmes soundtrack is as great as always.
ozzie is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 09:07 PM   #304
merely human
 
Intrepid Homoludens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 22,309
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lucien21 View Post
Cheap trailer.

Take some concept art pan slowly past it with some moody music.

Tells me nothing apart from this game is no where near finished if they can't even put in game shots in the trailer.

Unless those were ingame cutscenes in which case....LAME.
Right? It struck me as something that a 1st year design student would put out. It drips of cliches, and it looks like it was just slapped together the night before the deadline. Nothing original or creative about it.

In the end one term that floated in my head was "artistically lazy".

Another term was: FAIL.
__________________
platform: laptop, iPhone 3Gs | gaming: x360, PS3, psp, iPhone, wii | blog: a space alien | book: the moral landscape: how science can determine human values by sam harris | games: l.a.noire, portal 2, brink, dragon age 2, heavy rain | sites: NPR, skeptoid, gaygamer | music: ray lamontagne, adele, washed out, james blake | twitter: a_space_alien
Intrepid Homoludens is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 09:08 PM   #305
Senior Member
 
3rdFloor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Montréal
Posts: 290
Default

The music in the new trailer is just the official website's looping track we've been hearing for years. It is a beautiful piece, but I was hoping to hear something new this time.
3rdFloor is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 09:19 PM   #306
tsa
Playing character
 
tsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 7,472
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ozzie View Post
2010? Gray Matter is officially the Duke Nukem Forever of adventure games then.

On the plus side, Robert Holmes soundtrack is as great as always.
Why don't we just consider this game dead? We all know what happened to Duke Nukem Forever.
tsa is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 09:24 PM   #307
Senior Member
 
ozzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Germany
Posts: 726
Default

I agree. Especially, since like with Duke Nukem Forever, we seem to see less and less of the game. The last trailer showed at least some gameplay. Which was nothing more than the main characters walking through rooms, but still.
ozzie is offline  
Old 08-21-2009, 09:26 PM   #308
tsa
Playing character
 
tsa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 7,472
Default

I was just going to say that. The new trailer not only looks unprofessional, but it also seems to show that progress on the game has been going backwards during the last two years.
tsa is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 02:35 AM   #309
Senior Member
 
AndreaDraco83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,684
Send a message via MSN to AndreaDraco83
Default

I can assure you that the game is in the final stage of production. So, no: it won't be the DNF of adventures. With this being said, I don't know if the trailer is a "concept trailer" or if the cutscenes from the game will look this way.

EDIT: Scratch that. I've just been informed that, with other tweaks and twitches, this graphic novel style will indeed be the one used in the actual game.
__________________
Top Ten Adventures: Gabriel Knight Series, King's Quest VI, Conquests of the Longbow, Quest for Glory II, Police Quest III, Gold Rush!, Leisure Suit Larry III, Under a Killing Moon, Conquests of Camelot, Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist.

Now Playing: Neverwinter Nights, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box

Last edited by AndreaDraco83; 08-22-2009 at 02:46 AM.
AndreaDraco83 is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 05:14 AM   #310
Spoonbeaks say Ahoy!
 
Ascovel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Poland
Posts: 1,053
Default

I don't know why so many people got obsessed with the idea that Gray Matter's eventual release was ever uncertain. Lets face it, all the time we see releases of adventure games that were up to 10 years in the making. Why not release something that will make profit, even if took years to complete?
__________________
A Hardy Developer's Journal - The Scientific Society's online magazine devoted to charting indie adventure games and neighboring territories
Ascovel is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 05:53 AM   #311
Senior Member
 
3rdFloor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Montréal
Posts: 290
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AndreaDraco83 View Post
I've just been informed that, with other tweaks and twitches, this graphic novel style will indeed be the one used in the actual game.
Well that's good news! While I'm not exactly sure this "animated sketch" style worked for the trailer, it sure would be awesome for cutscenes or cinematic sequences.
3rdFloor is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 08:02 AM   #312
Senior Member
 
ozzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Germany
Posts: 726
Default

I think it's a cheap technique to save money, so I'm not impressed.
And pushing the release date back again and again doesn't make the release very certain. Especially since you don't get to see much of the game.
This trailer was nothing more than some concept sketches with music that was already on the website for eternity.
I wanted to see more of the game, not less.
If the game is nearly finished, why do they show something that suggests that they just started production? The answer maybe very incompetent marketing, but I'm not sure.
ozzie is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 08:36 AM   #313
Senior Member
 
AndreaDraco83's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Italy
Posts: 2,684
Send a message via MSN to AndreaDraco83
Default

Unfortunately I don't have an answer and I can't even say for sure that this trailer wasn't improvised just for the sake of showing something at GamesCom. But that the game is in the final stage of production is true.
__________________
Top Ten Adventures: Gabriel Knight Series, King's Quest VI, Conquests of the Longbow, Quest for Glory II, Police Quest III, Gold Rush!, Leisure Suit Larry III, Under a Killing Moon, Conquests of Camelot, Freddy Pharkas Frontier Pharmacist.

Now Playing: Neverwinter Nights, Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
AndreaDraco83 is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 10:11 AM   #314
Senior Member
 
inm8#2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 569
Default

I hope all the Duke Nukem Forever similarities don't follow through to the end.

Gray Matter could be the mother of all adventure games!
__________________
***Read the bolded part***

"You ever wish you could just follow your instincts, live for the moment?" - Gabriel Knight

Now playing - Legend of Grimrock
Need to finish - The Whispered World
Finished - Botanicula, The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Up Next - A New Beginning, Monkey Island 2 Special Edition
Anticipating - Asylum, Bracken Tor, The Last Crown
inm8#2 is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 10:58 AM   #315
Banned User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 784
Default

Except Duke Nukem Forever isn't dead or cancelled.
kadji-kun is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 12:00 PM   #316
Senior Member
 
ozzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Germany
Posts: 726
Default

Actually, Duke Nukem Forever is dead.
It's true that Take 2 assigned the project to another team. But it started over from scratch, so it's not the same game.
ozzie is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 01:32 PM   #317
Banned User
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 784
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ozzie View Post
Actually, Duke Nukem Forever is dead.
It's true that Take 2 assigned the project to another team. But it started over from scratch, so it's not the same game.
No it hasn't. Take-2 is doing a totally different game with the Duke Nukem franchise.

http://gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=23681

3d Realms didn't close. Something everyone misunderstood. They had to let go of the development team due to budget cuts. It's not canceled or dead, but this will set the game back some time.
kadji-kun is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 05:12 PM   #318
Codger
 
rtrooney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 1,080
Default

Jane makes too much money on her Oberon games projects to give a hoot whether Grey Matter ever hits the streets.
__________________
For whom the games toll...
They toll for thee
rtrooney is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 05:55 PM   #319
Senior Member
 
ozzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Germany
Posts: 726
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kadji-kun View Post
No it hasn't. Take-2 is doing a totally different game with the Duke Nukem franchise.

http://gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=23681

3d Realms didn't close. Something everyone misunderstood. They had to let go of the development team due to budget cuts. It's not canceled or dead, but this will set the game back some time.
Right. I guess Duke Nukem Forever is undead then.
"Some time" may also mean "for eternity".

Last edited by ozzie; 08-22-2009 at 07:23 PM.
ozzie is offline  
Old 08-22-2009, 08:14 PM   #320
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,773
Default

I thought the trailer was decent. Atmosphere and mystery a-plenty, but I agree it might not be the greatest introduction to the game for those who know nothing about it.
D.C. is offline  
 



Thread Tools

 


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.