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Beyond a Steel Sky (Beneath a Steel Sky sequel)

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I had seen this YT review, but the person didn’t sound like they played many adventure games, so I was looking for another perspective.

But the impressions from the FB group sound concerning though the game might play better with keyboard and mouse / gamepad.

In any case I am definitely waiting for a proper Adventure Gamers review before buying, because it sounds like there might be some deal breakers.  It’s too bad, because I replayed the original BASS earlier this year in preparation and that game still holds up extremely well.

     
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TheLongestJourney - 30 June 2020 10:37 AM

I had seen this YT review, but the person didn’t sound like they played many adventure games, so I was looking for another perspective.

But the impressions from the FB group sound concerning though the game might play better with keyboard and mouse / gamepad.

In any case I am definitely waiting for a proper Adventure Gamers review before buying, because it sounds like there might be some deal breakers.  It’s too bad, because I replayed the original BASS earlier this year in preparation and that game still holds up extremely well.

As far as the control that’s what they said they didn’t like the way it controller on an iPad or phone but they think it would control a lot better with a mouse and keyboard. it might be great who really knows so far

     
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Yes, I’ve read as well that some people aren’t impressed by the touchscreen controls, so I’m not jumping on doom and gloom yet.

But, what comes in the lack of impressions, perhaps Apple Arcade hasn’t found that many gamers to begin with. Empty platforms rarely stem impressions.

     

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I’m playing it right now. Probably around third of the way or something like that. I liked the first BASS, but I haven’t played it in ages. I wouldn’t call it spectacular, but I am enjoying it quite a lot so far. Controls are OK (mouse and keyboard), puzzles are good, but quite easy at least so far. Characters are interesting and the story does keep you wanting to find out more and keep going. There’s a bit of humor/silliness (If I remember, the first BASS had a similar vibe) despite a serious subject matter. Art Direction maybe not my absoulte favourite, but it’s definitely not bad.

I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone. Oh, it’s also quite buggy. I encountered two bugs where character would get stuck, I couldn’t progress and had to reload an earlier save, there’s also tons of clipping, characters floating, bad pathfinding etc. They really need to polish it before wider release.

And music and voice acting are actually pretty great IMHO.

That’s about it, I’m excited to see where it goes and how it ends.

     
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Apple Arcade is NOT a good deal to me. You pay 5 dollars a month to have access to a relatively small collection of games. If you quit, you loose the games.

What Apple is trying to do is get people like me to do Apple Arcade by making games exclusive to the service. I will always buy my games because I will go back years later and replay them.

I have already complained to Apple about this. Nothing would please me more than to have the service fail.

This and a couple of other games would have been day one purchases for me. Now I may never get to play them.

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I enjoy playing adventure games on handheld systems- PS VITA, Nintendo DS and ipad mini.

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Mikekelly - 30 June 2020 03:19 PM

This and a couple of other games would have been day one purchases for me. Now I may never get to play them.

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Don’t worry, Beyond should come to Steam in July. I think there might be some truth in the comment I read recently, the only reason Apple wants first release titles in their Arcade is to ensure they won’t come out on Android. The other is keeping customers married with Apple systems, obviously.

     

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I’m not strictly against AA’s 5 eur a month “play what you want” deal, as I’m rarely replaying games nowadays. My problem is, there’re very few games on AA that interest me at all. Lots of casual time wasters and very few titles with some actual substance. Most of good ones are payed titles anyway. Which is just ok, I guess.

     

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Revolution Software revealed in their YouTube stream that the Steam release is on the 16th of July.

     

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