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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by CuriousOyster » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:54 am

Got this for Christmas, looking forward to playing it :datass:

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Qazwsxedc » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:26 am

CuriousOyster wrote:Got this for Christmas, looking forward to playing it :datass:

Same... I bought it last night from Shopto for about £15. But given that I also have a few other games to play in the meantime, I think that the game might end up sitting on the backburner.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by CuriousOyster » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:36 am

Qazwsxedc wrote:
CuriousOyster wrote:Got this for Christmas, looking forward to playing it :datass:

Same... I bought it last night from Shopto for about £15. But given that I also have a few other games to play in the meantime, I think that the game might end up sitting on the backburner.


Yeah I've got too many games also but only got like two PS4 games so I will batter through it to get use of me new console. Plus girlfriend loves horror movies/games so can stealth play it with her :slol:

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Qazwsxedc » Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:59 pm

CuriousOyster wrote:
Qazwsxedc wrote:
CuriousOyster wrote:Got this for Christmas, looking forward to playing it :datass:

Same... I bought it last night from Shopto for about £15. But given that I also have a few other games to play in the meantime, I think that the game might end up sitting on the backburner.


Yeah I've got too many games also but only got like two PS4 games so I will batter through it to get use of me new console. Plus girlfriend loves horror movies/games so can stealth play it with her :slol:

I've got a feeling that my copy is going to remain shrink wrapped for a very looooooong time.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Hikerholic » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:40 pm

On chapter 7 now and whilst I'm pretty drawn into I am finding the overuse of the scare jumps a little bit grating. Weird how I have only opened on trophy as well which seemed to open quite along time after the event it was awarded for.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:31 pm

Got this for Christmas and played through an hour or so so far. Really like it already, I was worried that all the characters was going to be a bit overwhelming and they would all turn into human shaped personality vacuums as I made the same choices I would make for all of them. They seem to have very quickly set up some strong personality traits though so I'm already thinking in a 'how would x person act in this situation'.

Walking around is a bit clunky and the dialogue is way too quiet but they're not big issues so far.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by CuriousOyster » Sat Dec 26, 2015 1:43 pm

Gobble Gobble wrote:Got this for Christmas and played through an hour or so so far. Really like it already, I was worried that all the characters was going to be a bit overwhelming and they would all turn into human shaped personality vacuums as I made the same choices I would make for all of them. They seem to have very quickly set up some strong personality traits though so I'm already thinking in a 'how would x person act in this situation'.

Walking around is a bit clunky and the dialogue is way too quiet but they're not big issues so far.


Same boat as you so far, only about an hour in. Really enjoying it, finding the characters less annoying than thought I would.

Game looks stunning in places, mountains are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing how it plays out, intentionally causing friction already 8-)

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by ITSMILNER » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:19 pm

This is my GOTY this year, every PS4 owner should be giving this game a go especially now its dropped in price. Well worth the £18.49 I paid for it

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Captain Kinopio » Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:05 pm

It's a bit odd, there's something about the movement or the way the game presents itself that feels off. Makes me feel a bit queasy actually, at least I think it's the game. I don't really get the point of the totems to be honest, they don't educate you to make a decision one way or another but rather just show you a little clip of something. I guess they unlock that past story thing too.

Anyway here's some of what's happened to me so far...

Was trying to keep everyone alive and cop off with one another, wanted Mike and Jessica to get it on but I think my spooking her caused her to drop the phone which seemed to lead to her being dragged away. I chased after her taking all the shortcuts like a true action hero but it didn't seem to make a difference because when I found her she dropped down an elevator shaft to what I presume was her death.

Chris and Ashley I was also trying to get together but after things went south after the seance there didn't seem an opportunity and when Ashley got kidnapped and tied up with Josh I didn't want to make a choice but initially picked Josh because it forced me, then after that I refused and it just picked Ashley leading to Josh's grizzly death :dread:

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Bertie » Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:19 am

Stick with it. I quite like that there are no saves. I also found out afterwards that some decisions make no real difference, but others do (hence the butterfly effect symbol).

I also found once you'd seen a few totems they them start to mean a few things, and you know what you need to do going forward.

Fun game, gets a bit tedious towards the end.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Captain Kinopio » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:02 am

I don't like jump scares but I can tolerate them in the right scenario so the amount there are in this game I don't find to bad. However that cheap strawberry floating gooseberry fool it pulled with the exorcist face popping up in Chris and Ashley's plot linewas pathetic and unnecessary.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Bertie » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:32 am

Gobble Gobble wrote:I don't like jump scares but I can tolerate them in the right scenario so the amount there are in this game I don't find to bad. However that cheap strawberry floating gooseberry fool it pulled with the exorcist face popping up in Chris and Ashley's plot linewas pathetic and unnecessary.


I think they reduce a little as you get towards the end of the game, as some of the intrigue gets solved.

Emily is a bitch, her, and a few others really annoyed me.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Frank » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:20 am

Bertie wrote:Emily is a bitch, her, and a few others really annoyed me.


Was trying to find the "eurgh, unfollow" gif but I can't, so have this instead.

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She's the worst person ever at the start but she gets much better as it goes on :wub:

Although after that bit I really wanted her to die

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Captain Kinopio » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:56 am

It's a darn site creepier and darker than I anticipated. I thought it was going to just be some teen slasher thing but some of the stuff as it progresses :dread:

I predicted the maniac from the start and even after he died thought it was still him so they didn't do a great job concealing it, but I can't help but think there must be an accomplice.

I assumed I'd had a couple of people killed already but they keep cropping up alive so goodness knows what you have to do.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by KjGarly » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:01 pm

I've held off buying this but for £15 on Shopto I can't refuse that price.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Captain Kinopio » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:34 am

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo


This is so good.

Story is excellent.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Bertie » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:37 am

Gobble Gobble wrote:It's a darn site creepier and darker than I anticipated. I thought it was going to just be some teen slasher thing but some of the stuff as it progresses :dread:

I predicted the maniac from the start and even after he died thought it was still him so they didn't do a great job concealing it, but I can't help but think there must be an accomplice.

I assumed I'd had a couple of people killed already but they keep cropping up alive so goodness knows what you have to do.


I won't spoil who can die when, but there are some useful guides. Great to look at in hindsight. Some of them are very obscure too.

Regarding annoying Emily and my end of game review:
emily got all grumpy at the end of the game at Matt for leaving her, even though he was hanging from a spike through his face

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:26 am

Good strawberry floating gravy that was awesome.

The end...

Jessica died unfortunately as I made the mistake of running with Matt. Losing Jessica, Chris and Mike were really body blows, I felt personally responsible for each one. The characterisation was so good and it puts you in their feet in a way only games can do, losing each one had a real blow (Ashley died as well but that had less impact on me). In the end I also felt guilty for letting Emily live as she was nothing but a bitch throughout. My only real saving grace as the director of events was that Sam and Matt made it through, though the fact the former was responsible for the death of two of her friends makes me feel less good about that.

It got really bloody dark in those last few hours too.


Absolutely brilliant experience and one that I'd highly recommend to everyone, might just jump to the top of my GOTY list.

Definitely going to give it another run through and make some different decisions.


The only flaw for me were some inconsistencies in what was going on and maybe a slightly lacklustre payoff for a couple of the characters. But maybe I just didn't see the best endings.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Bertie » Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:10 am

It really is very good. The last few hours are awesome with a brilliant finale.

I didn't lose as many as you first time through, but I intend to replay a few times more at some point.

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PostRe: Until Dawn (PS4) - Gaming's equivalent of Cabin in the Woods
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:54 pm

Surprised this is such a small thread to be honest, though I suppose the nature of the game makes it difficult to talk about it freely.

Really hope lots of people pick it up now it's dropped in price a bit (though it is absolutely worth the full price), don't know anyone who has played it that hasn't loved it so hopefully it sold really well.

Is a sequel on the cards?


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