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User Info: pothocket

pothocket
4 weeks ago#1
Weird to finally see this game out. Some screenshots were teased long ago but then nothing.

But now it's here and initial reviews a very positive: https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/9paw0r/the_return_of_the_obra_dinn_review_thread/

Anyone else picking this up?
http://www.koalastothemax.com/?aHR0cDovL2kuaW1ndXIuY29tL3pnMGpYWDcuanBn

User Info: drukenbastard

drukenbastard
4 weeks ago#2
definitely, papers please is one of my favorite games. need more unique gems like this!

User Info: arleas

arleas
4 weeks ago#3
The best thing about this developer is that he produces interesting works... I'm not a fan of the 1 bit color art style but I feel like the rest of the game will probably make me forget about the art style if it doesn't make me appreciate it more.
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User Info: solosnake

solosnake
4 weeks ago#4
reminds me a little of the last express. Looks decent, but the kind of game you really need to be in the right mood to play
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solosnake
4 weeks ago#5
Also has 100% steam rating currently

https://store.steampowered.com/app/653530/Return_of_the_Obra_Dinn/
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User Info: Voxwik

Voxwik
4 weeks ago#6
My nephew actually told me about this like a year and a half ago. I didn't know it was from the Papers Please developer.

User Info: pothocket

pothocket
4 weeks ago#7
I tried it for a bit, just to test it out within the refund window, and it's pretty neat. Yeah the art direction is kinda weird at first but it works because a lot of the game is spent examining moments frozen in time. So those old school shading techniques that seem odd when first seeing them in motion kinda fit in with those scenarios. It's hard to put into words but I spent an hour with the game and the graphics blend in with the tone of the game as a whole. It works.

So I'm just getting into it but the gameplay is a logic puzzle where you have to figure out how each of the 60+ crew members die. Even though you can visit the moment in time they died and see what killed them that's only part of the puzzle because you need to know their name too. The in-game journal for tracking this stuff is very well done, well organized.
http://www.koalastothemax.com/?aHR0cDovL2kuaW1ndXIuY29tL3pnMGpYWDcuanBn

User Info: pothocket

pothocket
4 weeks ago#8
Oh yeah, and it lets you choose what type of "monitor" the graphics are trying to emulate. Like default is Macintosh, I think, and there's also Commodore and IBM and a few others I can't remember
http://www.koalastothemax.com/?aHR0cDovL2kuaW1ndXIuY29tL3pnMGpYWDcuanBn

User Info: chandl34

chandl34
4 weeks ago#9
It's got some really cool visuals. I didn't realize it was the Papers Please dev. I'll probably pick it up then.
... even on Earth Mode.

User Info: arleas

arleas
4 weeks ago#10
pothocket posted...
it lets you choose what type of "monitor" the graphics are trying to emulate. Like default is Macintosh, I think, and there's also Commodore and IBM and a few others I can't remember


Well that's cool. I'm not really a fan of the old Mac Classic 1 bit color, though if they do too good of a job of emulating it, I can't imagine the Commodore and EGA/CGA graphics is going to look much better.

Still it's nice they give you an option.
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