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Dear Esther:

Jonah Falcon
Coming out on Steam on Feb 14.

Jonah Falcon
 2 Bur, Mon, 6th Feb '12 10:14:13 AM from Flyover Country Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Lord of Castamere
I'm interested too.
Instead, I have learned a horrible truth of existence...some stories have no meaning.
I don't know.
It better end with everyone getting shot repeatedly, with Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek playing in the background.

But in all seriousness, that looks really interesting. The world looks amazing, too.
And to say I was nervous...
it wouldn't be quite enough.
 5 That One Guy Named X, Mon, 6th Feb '12 10:32:33 AM from     Arica, Chile   
O_O
Damn, that looks great.

edited 6th Feb '12 10:32:51 AM by ThatOneGuyNamedX

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 6 Evi I Paladin, Mon, 6th Feb '12 10:41:42 AM from Burlington, ON Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Some Guy Or Something
Y'know, I hate these kinds of trailers. I know absolutely nothing more about that game than I did prior except that it is apparently a thing.

Could someone actually tell what the hell this thing is? I refuse to justify this kind of advertisement to research myself.
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" -Enlong

"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" -Enlong again.
World's Best Powered Armor
[up] Agreed. Where's the information on the gameplay? What IS the gameplay?
 8 totlmstr, Mon, 6th Feb '12 10:50:11 AM from California Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
[up] This mod is more conceptual than a regular mod. It's designed as more of a storytelling mod than others out there. And it has a lot of Scenery Porn.

You can find the older version of the mod online. I'm waiting for this one to come out, as I have played Korsakovia (which I recommend downloading first) before, oh boy.

Here's the older version of Dear Esther. And here's Korsakovia.

edited 6th Feb '12 10:53:33 AM by totlmstr

Lord of Castamere
I actually liked that the trailer was different than usual. Like I said in The Witcher thread today I hate te trailers that consist only of epic sounding music with characters don't pseudo-badass things and don't show anything else. I prefer conceptual trailers like this or trailers based on the story. One can know the gameplay by looking at preview/review videos or whatever.
Instead, I have learned a horrible truth of existence...some stories have no meaning.
 10 Tarsen, Mon, 6th Feb '12 11:06:44 AM from somewhere or another. Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Hmmm~
I hate te trailers that consist only of epic sounding music with characters don't pseudo-badass things and don't show anything else

oh sure, but you like trailers consisting of beautiful music with landscapes doing nothing and dont show anything else but a bunch of words describing how awesome this thing is, but not what this thing is.. thats so much better =O
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 11 Bur, Mon, 6th Feb '12 11:10:54 AM from Flyover Country Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
From what I can tell the trailer doesn't look too far off from the game itself. The site says it's a ghost story, and it involves you exploring the area in first person and hearing bits of letters to a woman named Esther.

edited 6th Feb '12 11:11:09 AM by Bur

Jonah Falcon
It's a first person adventure game. Simple as that. Makes me think it's like that indie game The Path.
Jonah Falcon
 13 feotakahari, Mon, 6th Feb '12 11:36:21 AM from Looking out at the city
Fuzzy Orange Doomsayer
Actually, it makes me think of that indie game Dear Emile. (Though I suppose that at least had a form of survival gameplay.)

edited 6th Feb '12 11:36:37 AM by feotakahari

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 14 Mukora, Mon, 6th Feb '12 11:43:36 AM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
Uniocular
Yeah, I gotta agree with hating these sorts of trailers. They tell me absolutely nothing about the game.

Still... it looks beautiful.
Jonah Falcon
Actually, this trailer tells you everything about this game. :D
Jonah Falcon
 16 Mukora, Mon, 6th Feb '12 11:59:38 AM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
Uniocular
So it's just a bunch of walking around listening to some old British man talk?

... That doesn't sound fun.
 17 Bur, Mon, 6th Feb '12 12:04:38 PM from Flyover Country Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
 18 Mukora, Mon, 6th Feb '12 12:11:13 PM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
Uniocular
See, to me, those are one in the same when it comes to video games.
Jonah Falcon
Ever heard of adventure games?
Jonah Falcon
 20 Evi I Paladin, Mon, 6th Feb '12 12:35:37 PM from Burlington, ON Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Some Guy Or Something
I can't help but get the feeling that this game isn't helping the whole "story vs. gameplay" discussion. That this game lacks gameplay almost entirely kind of reinforces the misguided belief that story comes at the expense of gameplay. Ugh, wonderful.
"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA" -Enlong

"Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" -Enlong again.
 21 Mukora, Mon, 6th Feb '12 12:43:56 PM from a place Relationship Status: Love is an open door
Uniocular
@Jaf: Yes. But I wouldn't describe them as "Walking around while an old British man talks, " if that's the comparison you're getting at.

And the trailer does nothing to imply this is anything like an adventure game.
 22 Tarsen, Mon, 6th Feb '12 1:16:40 PM from somewhere or another. Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Hmmm~
"walking around while an old british man talks"

...so this game is The Stanley Parable ?
Pro Tip: Spiders are not technically insects, but actually skeletons made of congealed hate.
[up]Pretty sure it's by the same maker, so yeah.

Unfortunately I have to give this game the completely unfair comparison to Myst because of similarities. You guys are better off tracking down Myst.
 25 Rocket Dude, Wed, 15th Feb '12 4:36:38 PM from AZ, United States
This hat doesn't fit!
I have to wonder why thechineseroom wanted to make this a paid game.
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