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#1 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 16:04

http://www.deadlightgame.com/

I got it from a friend of mine, and I am liking it.
Reminds me of Limbo and Shadow Complex, thought not as great as Limbo though.
Anybody else digging it?


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 16:24

As a 2D platformers enthusiast, I'm looking forward to play this game asap....

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 00:26

I seen some reviews aa while back and they were a bit average. Might wait until the next price-drop.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 00:29

I played and beat it on the XBox 360. I enjoyed it for being different, and it had a few pretty good ideas, but the controls were a tad clunky for my liking. They wind up being adequate, I just prefer a bit more precision. The 2D platformer Outland comes to mind as a platformer with very similar type game mechanics but more precision overall. Still, was a good game despite the controls not being the tightest. Took about 4-5 hours to play through it.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:02

It's available on Steam now for 15% off until November 1st: http://store.steampo...com/app/211400/

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:52

I seen some reviews aa while back and they were a bit average. Might wait until the next price-drop.


To me, it doesn't mind: I've played and enjoyed games that scored so low you normally had to ignore them for preserving your mental health :-P

I played and beat it on the XBox 360. I enjoyed it for being different, and it had a few pretty good ideas, but the controls were a tad clunky for my liking.


It's classical 2D platforming, Prince of Persia and Flashback alike. It's the perfect way to "platform" in 2D, for me :-P

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:09

To me, it doesn't mind: I've played and enjoyed games that scored so low you normally had to ignore them for preserving your mental health :-P


I agree. Sometimes games are better than critic impressions might lead you to believe. I just use reviews as a general guide.


I think some critics suffer from deadline stress; they grind play-throughs and become resentful of a game they feel like they "had to play" for work, then give it worse score than they would have had they simply played it at their own pace for leisure or fun.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:12

Only been playing it for ~a day now or so off and on in small doses. Comparing it to the original Prince of Persia is fair.. haven't gotten too far into it yet, but so far its pretty good. Not my favorite by any stretch (more of an RPG fan) but it's entertaining for sure. One of the very few games I'll whip out the 360 controller for.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:24

I played and beat it on the XBox 360. I enjoyed it for being different, and it had a few pretty good ideas, but the controls were a tad clunky for my liking. They wind up being adequate, I just prefer a bit more precision. The 2D platformer Outland comes to mind as a platformer with very similar type game mechanics but more precision overall. Still, was a good game despite the controls not being the tightest. Took about 4-5 hours to play through it.


I really enjoy Outland, but I got stuck on the second boss and kind of lost interest.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 16:01

I really enjoy Outland, but I got stuck on the second boss and kind of lost interest.


I will not lie, that boss was a HUGE pain in the ass. So much so, I wound up deferring to a YouTube video after a good 1-2 hours of not beating it.
I eventually lost interest though later on in the game. I had stopped playing it for a few weeks for whatever reason, went to revisit it, and was totally lost as to what I had done up until that point. So as much as I liked Outland, I did not beat it.


It's classical 2D platforming, Prince of Persia and Flashback alike. It's the perfect way to "platform" in 2D, for me :-P


Absolutely agreed. It is how platforming games should be in my opinion. 3D platforming games are just not good. 2D is the way they have to be. I am a huge fan of the genre going all the way back to Pitfall on the Atari 2600

As I said this game is good, it was good enough for me to see it through and beat it, but the controls were a tad imprecise. There are "triggers" involved that mean the difference from making a long jump to not making it, and it just seemed like at times those triggers did not kick in when they should. So led to a bit of frustration. Still, a game worth checking out, especially if you do like 2D platformers.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 18:40

As I said this game is good, it was good enough for me to see it through and beat it, but the controls were a tad imprecise. There are "triggers" involved that mean the difference from making a long jump to not making it, and it just seemed like at times those triggers did not kick in when they should. So led to a bit of frustration. Still, a game worth checking out, especially if you do like 2D platformers.


Heh, you have just described the gameplay mechanics for Prince of Persia. And considering how much I love playing PoP to this day, I should feel at home with Deadlight :-P

#12 Johannes Reinders

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 17:18

Hello, i have made a complete blind playthrough the last days. It's kind of like a let's play but without the commentary, so pure gameplay.
Would love some feedback regarding quality etc.

I will probably also upload a playthrough of Mark of the Ninja soon.

Here is a link to the playlist: clicky



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