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Luther10 11-11-2010 01:32 PM

Omg, the leaked version is in full english, native english version maybe, because even the installation is in english.... Months before official english release uk/us, and this is already floating around the net. I can't even imagine how this will have an effect on sales...

atyinbox 11-11-2010 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Idrisguitar (Post 563117)
im a character animator. and from the videos the walk cycle looks like something i did as a first attempt at uni, not very impressive.

either they couldn't afford to hire a specialised character animator, or they have terrible HR but yeah id have to say its not up to proffessional standards.

but even i wouldnt; let it spoil the game, somethign like that is trivial when compared to the story/soundtrack/puzzle design/ etc.

Ok, I'm waiting for you to play it and get to the sequence where she tries to eat and drink. You'll laugh out loud.

DREAMWEB 11-11-2010 01:55 PM

Is sad to read only complaind about the animations. I really don't care, this is the Jane Jensen game we (or some of us) wait for 11 years! Fortunetly I readed 2 great novel from her in the meantime. We can look at other more important aspects of the game such as puzzles and story and tor that we need to FINISH the game! .
For better animations I can continue playing Mass Effect 2, Gears of War, etc, and other great games, this adventure is about other elements.

The sad thing is the "adventure gamers" only can see the bad animations.

AND PLEASE, don´t spoil parts of the game, may of US are still waiting to play it!

Roper Klacks 11-11-2010 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by atyinbox (Post 563128)
Ok, I'm waiting for you to play it and get to the sequence where she tries to eat and drink. You'll laugh out loud.

The worst in that is not even the animation but the awful eating sounds she makes, and she makes them while talking :D

rayvio 11-11-2010 02:53 PM

I've just finished chapter three and I'm really loving the story now. you can tell it's from the same mind as Gabriel Knight
not going to give any spoilers though, but I am most definitely not disappointed. graphics be damned (and they're really not that bad), the gameplay and story are there in spades
now, should I get some sleep or go back to playing? stupid question, playing it is :P

dekaneas297 11-11-2010 03:14 PM

The animations are TERRIBLE. Sam walks like a robot and NOT in a feminine way (:crazy:). I have a great difficulty with hotspots. The background graphics look wonderful. I can't tell for the story it's too soon for me.

Neptin 11-11-2010 03:23 PM

Looks like everyone is playing the pirate copy :crazy:

Tramponline 11-11-2010 03:28 PM

I'm sorry to be a pest, but to clarify this once and for all!

Would anyone of you who has actually bought the original German release and is playing it please confirm this:

The ORIGINAL, official release includes the following:

+ German text/ German voice acting
+ English text/ English voice acting

+ German manual
+ German box art
?

Thanks a lot in advance

Terabin 11-11-2010 04:27 PM

Will someone from Adventuregamers be reviewing the dtp release? Or will we have to wait for the mamba release?

millenia 11-11-2010 04:30 PM

About 30 mins into the game I can't get all the whines at all. The game looks and feels great. Yes,the animation isn't superb but seriously it doesn't even bother me. I like the characters and the surroundings, the plot hasn't opened up really yet but looking forward to it.

Ashok 11-11-2010 05:25 PM

Yeah I agree with the above poster, if I wanted to play a game with great GFX I'd just go play Mass Effect 2 or Crysis. But Ms. Jensen's games are all about the story, and after just beginning Chapter 4, I'm really enjoying the plot thus far.

Ya, an adventure game with Mass Effect 2 gfx would be IDEAL, but that would require a massive budget. And then again, Gabriel Knight 3's 3D engine looked pretty craptastic too from what I recall, and it wasn't the end of the world.

diego 11-11-2010 06:07 PM

I agree - i won't say no to a good graphics but if that means no story, and especially, in course of the lately events - no puzzles, well then, no thanx, give me AGS style children graphics anytime.

Heavy Rain graphics are incredible, and in it's own term - it's not a bad game at all. But i wouldn't like if the whole adventure gaming would come to this. Back in 90's adventure games were mainstream which meant good graphics AND good puzzles/story. Now, fast internet and "casuality" happened and things are looking slightly different, but i think the story and puzzles are somewhat more important than graphics in AG recognition in these "troubled times".

Bout 11-11-2010 06:11 PM

Just got the game german version where is the map?
 
I need to find a map in the game to get progress.

Thanks for helping.

Roper Klacks 11-11-2010 08:38 PM

I'm really loving the cutscenes, they are very well made. As a matter of fact i would have prefered that the actual game had that kind of graphic novel look than the realistic it has.

Despite the technical limitations, i'm really enjoying it. The story is classic Jane Jensen, it really picks up after the third chapter, and i love how she mixes the supernatural with facts (like all GK games).

Its a pitty the developers were so afraid to do close up's on the character faces during dialogues. They are well modeled and i think it it would give a more dinamic and cinematic look to it. Lost Horizon wasn't a technical wonder and did that pretty well.

millenia 11-11-2010 08:49 PM

I'm only a third in on the 3rd chapter and this is clear 5/5 so far. Anything that might be wrong or bad is so minor that I don't even pay attention to it. I just like everything about the game so far. Totally worth waiting.

About the map, you should get it automatically when you enter a point where you can leave. Then you can access it by pressing M, clicking the star icon on the top left or just exiting an area.

Kolzig 11-11-2010 10:42 PM

It's quite depressing to see so many people commenting who are clearly playing a downloaded pirated copy of the game...

teme 11-11-2010 11:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Kolzig (Post 563162)
It's quite depressing to see so many people commenting who are clearly playing a downloaded pirated copy of the game...

Depressing, yes. Surprising, no. It's obvious that after years of waiting people want to play the game as soon as it's available. The only way it's available in most countries is by downloading a pirated copy. That's such a shame, I think almost all people in this topic would have already bought their official version if it was available in stores or some official download service. Releasing the game in different areas at different times is a huge mistake nowadays (especially when there's nothing to localize).

inm8#2 11-11-2010 11:56 PM

I can't believe people are playing this game. It's out. Wow. Never thought I'd see the day.

I can't imagine how hard Jane Jensen has worked to fight for this game's release. I hope everyone downloading it will buy the game as well.

rayvio 11-12-2010 12:03 AM

well I've already paid for my pre-order (I was rather annoyed at the time to be charged in advance, something unusual for a pre-order) through mamba-games so once the game is released it'll be in my mailbox anyway. in the meantime I'd rather avoid a repeat of what happened to me with GK3 when it was so talked about that it was almost impossible to avoid spoilers that ruined some of the surprises later in the game for me

and incidentally, I'd say Gray Matter is a game well worth the price tag

Bout 11-12-2010 12:10 AM

Not a good game so far 6/10:
 
No atmosphire no ppl around in the start you can walk 20-30 minutes without doing anything untill the lady is coming out the kitchen.
The animation is very bad graphics is old dosent fit for 2010 and yes adventure games in 2010 should have a great graphics. Even king quest 7 have a better graphics.


I suggest everyone play book of unwritten tales or perry rhodan my top best games.
Graphics animation smooth dialoges make the games.

Book of unwritten talesi s a very long game the best ever game.
And perry rhodan is alos a very long game and one of the best ever games.


This is how a good adventure game should be like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9ecibU9G6c


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