(UPDATED) Dear Esther - Official trailer p1 (out Feb 14th)

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by Cal » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:37 pm

I love this game. Finally, someone makes me a game where I can just slowly walk around looking at stuff, listening to a story being told. Gorgeous. It's not really a game at all...it's just a strange, melancholy, ambient experience.

Some screens I took from the earliest part of the game...

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by Brerlappin » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:23 pm



Just put this together..some location spoilers i guess if youve not finished it yet
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by Lotus » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:34 pm

This Dan Pinchbeck guy...anyone know anything about him?

EDIT: found some info...he is who I thought he was. Did some work with him a few years ago.
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by Cal » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:58 pm

77mins, start to finish for me, this very afternoon, over one slightly extended lunch hour.

Lovely experience, very sad and poetical, quite beautiful to look at throughout. Will give it a while, then go through it again. Apparently the experience can alter subtly between playthroughs.

£6.99 is a lot for what was delivered. I'd say this is a 7.5/10. Unusual. Unique. But not a game.
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by Ord » Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:05 pm

Perhaps it's because I'm a bit of a M.R. James fan, and ghostly figures on a rugged coastline have always kind of freaked me out but when I came to this scene -
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I have to admit it put the gooseberry fools right up me far more than anything like Amnesia or the other usual staple of "horror" games.
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PostRe: (UPDATED) Dear Esther - Official trailer p1 (out Feb 14t
by Winckle » Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:48 am

Cal wrote:77mins, start to finish for me, this very afternoon, over one slightly extended lunch hour.

Lovely experience, very sad and poetical, quite beautiful to look at throughout. Will give it a while, then go through it again. Apparently the experience can alter subtly between playthroughs.

£6.99 is a lot for what was delivered. I'd say this is a 7.5/10. Unusual. Unique. But not a game.

Did you deduct a point for a lack of an easy mode?
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by Rog » Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:10 pm

Just played through. Hour and a half on the dot. Nice piece of storytelling even if the first act does outstay it's welcome. Nothing that I wouldn't expect from this type of thing though. The price is definitely too high but from reading about they weren't confident of repaying the indie fund. Luckily they have already been able to pay them back so this should hit a decent price in the next sale. Pick it up once it's sub-£4 for sure.

Took some screens for the screenshot thread and a video of the first section so people can get a taste of what it is.
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by Crimson » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:10 pm

Steam servers are being gooseberry fool, taking ages to download this. :x
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by Brerlappin » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:05 pm

The Crimson Clown wrote:Steam servers are being gooseberry fool, taking ages to download this. :x


I was trying to install Alan Wake from a backup on my strawberry floating hard drive and it kept telling me steam was too busy :fp:

Changed location to Ukraine and it worked. strawberry floating stupid.
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by Crimson » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:04 pm

That was really enjoyable. The mid to late stuff looked incredible.

Ord wrote:Perhaps it's because I'm a bit of a M.R. James fan, and ghostly figures on a rugged coastline have always kind of freaked me out but when I came to this scene -
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I have to admit it put the gooseberry fools right up me far more than anything like Amnesia or the other usual staple of "horror" games.


I spotted another two ghosts. Freaked me out.
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by 1cmanny1 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:19 am

This game looks like my cup of tea. How large is the file?
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by Fade » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:29 am

Wish I could play this =(
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by Rog » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:06 am

Fade wrote:Wish I could play this =(


It will run on almost any pc.
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by Crimson » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:30 am

1cmanny1 wrote:This game looks like my cup of tea. How large is the file?


About 1.5gb.
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by Fade » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:42 am

Rog wrote:
Fade wrote:Wish I could play this =(


It will run on almost any pc.

a 512 ram office computer?
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by 1cmanny1 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:51 am

The Crimson Clown wrote:
1cmanny1 wrote:This game looks like my cup of tea. How large is the file?


About 1.5gb.

Is this a standalone thing, or is that on top of half life 2?

Edit: Answered my own question. 8-)
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by Rog » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:41 am

Fade wrote:
Rog wrote:
Fade wrote:Wish I could play this =(


It will run on almost any pc.

a 512 ram office computer?


I said PC not ancient relic.
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by Rog » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:48 am

Looking on the steam forums and there are a lot of things there that are easy to miss.

The only ghost I saw was the one on the cliff edge before you get to the antenna. Turns out that is one of many. Lots of grim reaper appearances. These are taken from the thread here: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/s ... ?t=2548306

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The next one apparently rotates between this guy, death and esther.

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The antenna ghost rotates as well but someone has kindly captured them all.

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As well as these sightings they've collected shots of the items found throughout the island that relate to the plot and broken down all the symbols painted around.
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by Something Fishy » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:03 pm

I played the source mod last night. Was interesting so i will grab this when a bit cheaper.
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PostRe: (UPDATED) Dear Esther - Official trailer p1 (out Feb 14t
by Hulohot » Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:21 pm

On my playthrough I only saw one, near the end by the candle and even that I wasn't sure. Didn't realise there were so many sightings. :shock:

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