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The game has an interesting concept (except I’m not sure about a talking dog) & engaging graphics. It has now been released & at a price in excess of what I normally pay so hope it’s worth it. Is anyone else going to try the game?  Smile

     
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Are you kidding me? I talk to my dog all the time, and Beamer responds as best he can. That’s what made me comment on it in the “new games” post on the front page. If you can suspend belief for My Brother the Rabbit, a talking dog should not be much of a stretch.  Smile

     

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rtrooney - 06 April 2019 09:14 PM

Are you kidding me? I talk to my dog all the time, and Beamer responds as best he can.

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Haven’t played it myself, but I watched Dodger do a multi-hour stream of it. There were things about it she loved, but the movement was so finicky it was almost a deal-breaker, some background characters looked like cardboard and the stream was ultimately cut off by a savegame-breaking bug.
So mixed at best depending on what you’re willing to put up with. Maybe wait for patches and/or a discount on this one.

     

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chrissie - 07 April 2019 07:47 AM
rtrooney - 06 April 2019 09:14 PM

Are you kidding me? I talk to my dog all the time, and Beamer responds as best he can.

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I see an update that it released on Steam. I didn’t see a cost, but it would need to be reasonable if that’s the only place where it’s available.

     

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I’m so sad and angry at the same time. The game is pretty well made, but has a huge flaw that makes me angry in every game that should have been great!

The story is good, graphics look very nice. The voice acting and music I have nothing to complain about. That’s all great. The only thing I would have to complain about should be the walking/traveling mechanics. It is very slow, there is no fast travel and your character follows often the weirdest route to get to the location you clicked. I really wished this was my only complaint though.
What really ruined the game for me is the broken auto save system. You have no option to save the game where you want, so there are only autosaves. Sadly enough the autosave file kept being corrupted for me. So every time I started playing the game I had to start a new game. One time I even got a message saying the file was corrupted and it gave me three options: Start a new game, start from a chosen chapter or end the game. None of which I was able to click. There is also not a menu or option to be found where I could choose a chapter to begin with. On two occasions the save game wasn’t corrupted, some other bugs occurt. In one, all characters weren’t anywhere to be found. Even after a restart and a reboot it didn’t work. The only thing to do….start from the beginning again. The second, I had to look at a few paintings, but the option to look at the paintings didn’t come up. The only thing I was able to do…..you are right….start the game again from the start. It was enough, I can’t play the game again and not wasting my time anymore. It doesn’t happen often, but I’m going to ask for a refund. I really hope the devs can and will fix these problems soon, for now the game is too broken to be played.

     
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I ran into several game breaking bugs attempting to go through this. Otherwise the game was still janky in spots but I was getting through it and enjoying the story. Until there’s a patch of some sort I’m not wasting my time with it anymore.

     
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Well, the game is $26.99 on Steam. That’s supposedly a 10% discount. Since I couldn’t find an original price, I guess I’ll just have to take Steam’s word for it.

Certainly not an outrageous price, but truly outrageous for a game that, based to the two mini-reviews above, doesn’t play well.

The only positive review of the game was one I found on culturevultures. There was no mention of any game-breaking bugs. Makes you wonder if the reviewer was playing the same game.

     

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rtrooney - 09 April 2019 12:47 PM

Well, the game is $26.99 on Steam. That’s supposedly a 10% discount. Since I couldn’t find an original price, I guess I’ll just have to take Steam’s word for it.

No, it wasn’t cheap even with a discount & the exchange rate’s terrible at the mo Cry

rtrooney - 09 April 2019 12:47 PM

Certainly not an outrageous price, but truly outrageous for a game that, based to the two mini-reviews above, doesn’t play well.

The only positive review of the game was one I found on culturevultures. There was no mention of any game-breaking bugs. Makes you wonder if the reviewer was playing the same game.

I haven’t had time to start playing yet but it does look as if there were a few initial problems. But, the good news is that the developers are listening & seem to be on the case releasing updates as required!  Thumbs Up I was never crazy about download sites like Steam but the automatic updating is a positive in my mind.  Smile

     
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I’ve played for about 15 mins & so far finding the animation quite choppy but guessing that my PC is not up to the specs needed!
Otherwise the graphics are nice & the voice-acting is okay. My biggest bugbear is the lack of option to disable the onscreen objectives which inflict on the player a ‘step-by-step guide’ to playing the game which I find infuriating & condescending!  Angry

     
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chrissie - 16 April 2019 09:18 AM

My biggest bugbear is the lack of option to disable the onscreen objectives which inflict on the player a ‘step-by-step guide’ to playing the game which I find infuriating & condescending!  Angry

I do not recall seeing that in the video playthrough link that Harald B recommended.

I really like the idea of the game. But I just can’t bring myself to buy it until the bugs have been worked out. One of the game’s designers was interviewed in the front page article about the gaming show in London. I’ve not had a chance to read it yet.

     

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rtrooney - 16 April 2019 12:44 PM
chrissie - 16 April 2019 09:18 AM

My biggest bugbear is the lack of option to disable the onscreen objectives which inflict on the player a ‘step-by-step guide’ to playing the game which I find infuriating & condescending!  Angry

I do not recall seeing that in the video playthrough link that Harald B recommended.

The objectives do appear on that video playthrough on the left hand side & are obviously less noticeable & therefore intrusive when observing rather than playing the game.

There is an icon below the portraits which opens up a journal where you can view the objectives if you want to so there’s really no need for the feature to be in your face as well. 

 

     
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You’re not convincing me that this is a great game.

     

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