Machinarium (in Off-topic)

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 16 2009 8:12 AM EDT

Machinarium has finally been released.
Also, after reading John Walker's comments on Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, I may have to get that too. ;)

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 19 2009 7:26 PM EDT

*cough* Rather incredible game we're talking about here, fellas.

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] October 19 2009 7:41 PM EDT

Looks lame.

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] October 19 2009 7:44 PM EDT

I can honestly say that I am not impressed with it. All they are doing is copying a gaming style popular with free online puzzle games in an attempt to make a profit. And now, all those people who put out these type of games -before- Machinarium was released will be treated as if they are copying this game.

So, I won't be paying for this.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 19 2009 7:50 PM EDT

Point-and-click adventure games have been around a _lot_ longer than the web.

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] October 19 2009 8:19 PM EDT

I wasn't talking about Point and Click. My comments were aimed at the robotic style of games like Machinarium is based upon.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] October 19 2009 8:22 PM EDT

I tend to dislike this kind of game (reminds me of Myst, and I hated that because...well it just didn't have the right dose of gore and explosions, I can be primitive sometimes) but musically and graphically, it looks awesome. I may grab it next time I'm having a beer or two.

I just watched the demo I don't want to play but I want to see and listen, though. If today was pay day I'd already have downloaded it.

Demigod October 19 2009 8:50 PM EDT

The pics remind me quite a bit of this:

And I won't be paying for it. I'm sure it's a great game, but I couldn't even finish the Sam & Max episodic releases without losing interest. And I was a huge fan of Sam & Max Hit the Road back in the day.

iBananco [Blue Army] October 19 2009 9:05 PM EDT

Reminds me an awful lot of Hapland.

BHT October 19 2009 10:25 PM EDT

Looks terrible.
I could NEVER see myself playing this "game".

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 20 2009 10:22 AM EDT

I've given it a spin, and it's great. Some frusturating puzzles, but nothing too bad.
It's in the vein of Beneath a Steel Sky.
Also, no comments on my second link?

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 20 2009 10:22 AM EDT

Frustrating, even.

Demigod October 20 2009 1:02 PM EDT

I didn't mention the second link since I'm not too familiar with it. However, if you're looking for a decent puzze game, try looking at Evidence: The Last Ritual. It's a horror-style investigation game -- I say style, since the game is not scary, just dark.

The unique aspect of the game is that you have to search the web to follow in-game clues. You might find a clue in the game that leads you to google a name or location, and the first links that appear are actually hosted by the developer... the meta-game approach is much like "Pron," if you're familiar with that lovely, lovely puzzle.

You can probably find the game for dirt-cheap... or free, if you're a swarthy pirate.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 20 2009 2:53 PM EDT

Thanks Demi, I'll have to look at that. (Although, I'm a bit cautious of any game called "Pron".)

PearsonTritonRaveshaw October 20 2009 3:08 PM EDT

Dreamfall was such a great game. It was like an interactive movie in a way, but the story was very moving. I played it through at least three times. I recommend it to anybody who loves a good story.
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