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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Thursday 20 June 2013
Today’s scene is from Haunted (2011). It is nice to occasionally play games that are completely 3D now and then, but I don’t really have any strong feelings about this game either way. I enjoyed it for what it was, but I don’t think I will ever replay it.
The game does fall prey to that excessive “bloom” lighting effect or whatever it’s called which makes things look like they are glowing (not pictured above). It’s a horrible affliction that has plagued 3D games of all genres for years now. Developers always overdo that stuff. Don’t even get me started on depth of field and motion blur in many modern games…
Anyway, this game’s gimmick involves using the special skills of all the various characters you get to control throughout the game, one of which is pictured in the scene above in which you are confined to a fishbowl and need to find a way to escape.
After Avatar made all the money in existence, it was inevitable for games to focus heavily on DoF.
Developers always overdo that stuff. Don’t even get me started on depth of field and motion blur in many modern games…
Heh, the Mass Effect series had options in the menu for these (thus you could disable them).
Turning off bloom, motion blur and film grain makes for vastly better visuals. I wonder why those studios can’t see that too.
Now playing: Blade Runner (post-CPT) | The Witcher: Enhance Edition (on hold) | Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (on hold) | Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)
Recently finished: Whispers of a Machine (CPT) - 4/5 | Beneath a Steel Sky (CPT) - 3/5 | 3 in Three - 3.5/5 | Puzzle Gallery: At the Carnival - 2.5/5 | The Fool’s Errand (replay) - 3.5/5 | The Dig (replay) - 4.5/5 | Return of the Obra Dinn (CPT) - 4/5 | Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity - 3.5/5 | League of Light: The Game (CCPT) - 3/5 | realMyst: Masterpiece Edition - 2.5/5 | Contradiction - 3/5 | Tex Murphy: Mean Streets - 2/5 | The Last Express - 3.5/5 | South Park: The Fractured But Whole - 4/5 | Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (replay, CPT) - 5/5