Deadlight

Probably saving it for Dust. Or just saving it period. This has been a really lackluster Summer of Arcade, so who knows. I did play a little of the Hybrid beta, and while it was a neat concept and seemed well executed, it didn't suit me personally.

I'll decide in two weeks when I try the Dust trial to decide. If nothing else Deadlight is on the list of stuff I'll buy when they put it on sale for a week.

They talked about this on GiantBomb's latest podcast. It sounds like the length of the game is open to misinterpretation. Brad reckons he played for an hour on his first go but the display showing his time played in game said 14 mins or so. When he finished it said a little over 2 hours. He sensed that the game was recording the characters time. I.e. the time it would have taken the character to complete the game with no deaths or replays. That's the good news. The bad news is that Brad felt the game took a turn after their quick look and got a lot less fun to play.

Blind_Evil wrote:

Probably saving it for Dust. Or just saving it period. This has been a really lackluster Summer of Arcade, so who knows. I did play a little of the Hybrid beta, and while it was a neat concept and seemed well executed, it didn't suit me personally.

I'll decide in two weeks when I try the Dust trial to decide. If nothing else Deadlight is on the list of stuff I'll buy when they put it on sale for a week.

I am usually pretty meh on the Summer of Arcade as a whole. Other than the year that had Castle Crasher I don't think I have ever bought more than two of them (I think I got them all that year) and this year is looking like two max (Deadlight and Dust since I wasn't impressed with Tony Hawk even though I loved the original).

Rykin wrote:
Blind_Evil wrote:

Probably saving it for Dust. Or just saving it period. This has been a really lackluster Summer of Arcade, so who knows. I did play a little of the Hybrid beta, and while it was a neat concept and seemed well executed, it didn't suit me personally.

I'll decide in two weeks when I try the Dust trial to decide. If nothing else Deadlight is on the list of stuff I'll buy when they put it on sale for a week.

I am usually pretty meh on the Summer of Arcade as a whole. Other than the year that had Castle Crasher I don't think I have ever bought more than two of them (I think I got them all that year) and this year is looking like two max (Deadlight and Dust since I wasn't impressed with Tony Hawk even though I loved the original).

This is pretty much where I am as well. Deadlight seems like a solid maybe. Dust:AET looks promising. I get a weird SotN feel from it, so I'm kind of excited.

Awesome! It looks like Deadlight is now available for the PC. My 360 bit the big one, so I was bummed about not being able to play this one.
It's out on Steam right now for $12.74.

Deadlight has a really solid style, and it's generally nice to look at.

That's the only compliment I'll give it.

Gameplay, story, pacing, writing, they all feel mangled in some way. Several - too many - trial and error puzzles decided to hop into bed with tedious checkpoint placement. The combat feels survival-y at first, and that's great, but after a point it only served to frustrate me. The dialogue is good old fashioned bad, and the story becomes entirely predictable halfway through, if not earlier, which only aids in highlighting the irksome way it's being told.

The entire thing ends on the most clichéd monologue I think I've ever heard come out of a video game character.

Looks like I clocked in at about 3 hours, but it felt like I was playing my life away. Honestly, the vehemence with which I came to despise this is completely out of character for me.

I don't recommend buying it.

Interesting seeing the comments from July thinking this would never come to PC, or that it would and it would be super cheap on Steam.

It's currently up for voting for a flash deal (50% off, $7.50?) and I was curious if it was any good. Sounds like... meh.

From the reviews on the steam forums it sounds like a horrible laggy console port.

It is also half price on xbla today. I just grabbed it!

Baron Of Hell wrote:

From the reviews on the steam forums it sounds like a horrible laggy console port.

I just finished it today on PC, I didnt encounter any issues or lag. The game is a bit short but it tries to do something interesting. Definitely worth a few dollars and a few hours. Dont think I will bother with nightmare mode or 100% game completion on this one though.

-T

Just purchased this today on XBLA and im enjoying it so far. I'm about an 1+ into it.

There is a lot of detail on the environments in my option. Great lighting and the rain and weather effects give it a creepy vibe. The combat could use a little tweaking and sometimes the controls when interacting with objects (especially ledges when you have zombies all around you) aren't quite there. The voice acting is passible and doesn't necessarily take away from the game. The story so far seems a little cliche with the whole "individual trying to find his family" plot, but im not complaining.

I think it's a must have for Zombie lovers and with the 600 point sale they are having on XBL, it's a win/win