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Old 2017-04-07, 18:27
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Rate 2dark here

= Good game.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ = "Meh.." game.
= Not really enjoyable game.
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2017-04-08, 13:56
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too be honest I did not play it. I am not so interested in a horror game, gimme LBA or something upbeat
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Old 2017-04-08, 14:09
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I started playing it. It's been "nice" for as far as I've gotten. Haven't gotten far enough to really tell how good or meh it is.
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Old 2017-04-08, 16:06
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I think it was a decent enough game. For the first few levels it was pretty enjoyable, then after a while it became kinda dull like Quetch said.
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Old 2017-04-08, 21:17
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Didn't play much. I can say I like it to play on the PS4 more than on PC.
Main thing I dislike is the gameover and checkpoints. Sometimes a small mistake is fatal, but overall it's a good game with a lot of action.
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Old 2017-04-09, 05:55
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They say that smoking is bad for you on the instructions / help page, and I thought they just meant real life (which they did). But, then I thought to myself, "Will that actually kill Mr. Smith?!".
Apparently, I've smoked (saved) the game several times and have been fine - he's not even that loud when he's gotta cough from it.

I've never smoked in life nor will I ever... So I think I'm well on my way.
Uh what??
I haven't played the game yet so this bit is kind of confusing to me, can you actually smoke in-game?
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2017-04-09, 08:54
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The only way to save the game is to smoke a cigarette. It cigarettes did that in real life I would probably be a heavy smoker. (never touched a cigarette nor will I ever as well!)
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Old 2017-04-09, 18:16
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Oh, right. Hehe. Well... not so politically correct but original idea nevertheless. Fred is full of weird ideas since Alone In the Dark and those (up to this day) enigmatic puzzles with no head or tail of a logic. (never touched a cigarette either! nor will)
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2017-04-09, 19:58
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Oh man you guys are so cool! Way to go for not giving in to peer pressure and not smoking
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This is work of higher intelligences, who take other, esoteric and psychological sciences into account than we are normally used to even consider, numerology being one of them, because everything for them is ritualistic and everything is meant for a deep programming of our psychological state. One day witchcraft and science will collide.
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Haven't played yet.

As for smoking; remember they are French :P [/stereotype]
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As for smoking; remember they are French :P [/stereotype]
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What'd you think about the game, SpaceGuitarist? What'd you give it?
I haven't played it yet.

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But, this post has just earned my respect towards you. Thank you, Reek!
I've never heard something so meaningful and inspirational from you!
I'm quite certain he was being sarcastic...
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2017-04-11, 03:32
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WELL.

Finally got to play it. Just finished the first 2 levels.

Hmm.

I can't quite bother myself to detail all the why's it is not so appealing as it could be and everything it lacks... should suffice to say though that it is 8% of the greatness that was Alone In The Dark (damn, that game was so good). This voxel engine looks so good though, and the soundtrack is top notch and very much adequate... BUT as a game itself, in providing fun - it just doesn't make it, it promises to do so by giving a lot of elements, but then does not quite deliver it.

EDIT: Regarding level 2 did anyone try to...
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Deliver the cake thru the dumb waiter to Sylvia? I thought of doing this only after she was dead.
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2017-04-11, 09:49
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I haven't played it yet.


I'm quite certain he was being sarcastic...
... Do you think Quetch might have been as well ?
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This is work of higher intelligences, who take other, esoteric and psychological sciences into account than we are normally used to even consider, numerology being one of them, because everything for them is ritualistic and everything is meant for a deep programming of our psychological state. One day witchcraft and science will collide.
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Old 2017-04-11, 17:30
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*back ontopic*

PHEW

I made it.

I finished the game.

All 3 possible endings (it's worth it).

It's rather exciting!!

So what can I say? I'd say the game still has many flaws, many inconveniences, many aspects that will annoy you, with repetition and bad AI situations (why isn't there a shortcut for reloading?), it could get better in many aspects - but after you get used to all of that, and brave onwards level 3 or 4 things start to get ENJOYABLE and you actually start caring for the plot and characters (unfortunately the game ends just then, when things start to get fun). Level 1 was a bad decision to start the game with because it is pretty dull, it should have been redesigned... if I wasn't so interested in it and just casually tried level 1 to see what the game is like I'd definitely stop playing it, whereas the last levels are really well thought-out.

To be fair, it has many positive things, I mean, you can really see A LOT of effort has been put into it, they were not lazy in doing this game, the artwork is well detailed, not to mention the lushful orchestral soundtrack. Rather, it seems they just took many bad decisions along the way in the game's mechanics and also parts of the plot (the excessive clichés that are simply not so funny even if it's meant to be a parody of the clichés themselves). I mean, this comes straight out of the creators of the LBA series (Fred AND Yael), the most original universe I have ever played on, every dialogue, species, places, items, etc. was filled up with wondrous creativity, intelligence and a certain charm and 2dark falls so short on this, everything is cheesy and stereotypical. The player is left unsure whether to take the game seriously or not (?). It is humorous but then it also tries to be scary, it is cartoonish but also gory. Maybe this is a new way of doing things but it just "doesn't feel right". The voxels engine is what makes the game shine out, keep it within Fred's trademark quality standards of innovation, so to say. I very much admired the modelling of some characters.

Then there's some inconsistency. The dialogues/clues sometimes contain the only piece of information that is vital to understand a very interesting part of the story (which is left unexplained most of the time), but then they can also be for the most part completely boring and useless to the game's plot. Sometimes you have an overload of items which you really don't need at all and then when you really need certain items they are impossible to find and that forces you to die-retry-die-retry breaking your fun and free falling into frustration. And... puzzles, so few of them... but you can't also go just blazing guns, so it's neither hardcore action nor a brainy kind of game... as for stealth - this they got right for the most part; the lighting system is a delight. BUT, when you're about to hit someone and that yellow glow doesn't show, you think, damn why is this so hard? if the enemy moves a milimeter you lose the yellow glow and it means reload the game again because Smith is pretty much useless in any real combat if he fails his sneak attack.

Conclusion...

It still "doesn't hold a candle" for Alone In The Dark. (pun intended)
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2017-04-12, 01:48
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MrQuetch, hey, for Sendell's sake, edit your post and DO PUT what you wrote to me in spoiler tags !! Those are highly dangerous spoilers !!

Now, to answer you...

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1st ending - where you are caught and die with a shot from your daughter, it counts as an ending because well you die without really having much choice, it's an entire cutscene
2nd & 3rd endings - the two you already know
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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MrQuetch, hey, for Sendell's sake, edit your post and DO PUT what you wrote to me in spoiler tags !! Those are highly dangerous spoilers !!
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CRAP! My apologies! I don't know how to do that! Next time I'll pay more attention.

Now my smilies work....
Oh. My. God.

You STILL haven't edited the thing out?? you might be ruining the gameplay of a lot of people who read this thread and haven't played the game yet.

And I don't mean to be rude but, you are a programmer and you don't know how to use basic internet forum functions????????? such as edit a post? or put spoiler tags?

Ok here's how: go back to that post, click EDIT button on bottom right corner of the post. There, you can now EDIT it.

Now surround it with spoiler tags. Like this:

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[SPOILER] your message blablabla [/SPOILER]
If you can't do this then at least delete what you wrote before other people have their fun ruined.
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I did it for him, didn't play the game sooooo
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Although this is the internet (for which it's difficult to understand emotions / expressions), I am sure - I mean it. So, you should be sure (or at least hopefully for my assurance towards you)

Perhaps we just got off on the wrong hand in the beginning. If you're on my good side then I'll be on you're good side.

Again, my apologies. But thanks for the words. Have you played the game yet?

Maybe I'm a 'purist' or try to be as clean as possible, but I guess when I saw you make a disturbing comment (somewhere in the past) it kind of ticked me off.
Yeah no shit. This is like the third or fourth time recently you start writing weird shit about me completely unprovoked. You come across as pretty obsessed dude.
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This is work of higher intelligences, who take other, esoteric and psychological sciences into account than we are normally used to even consider, numerology being one of them, because everything for them is ritualistic and everything is meant for a deep programming of our psychological state. One day witchcraft and science will collide.
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It seems CPY managed to crack the game.
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