<SPOILERS>Praise one thing in the game

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<SPOILERS>Praise one thing in the game

Post by Ixnatifual » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:02 am

The rule of this thread is to home in on one specific detail in the game you'd like to praise. I'll go first.

The one thing I'm going to praise is moving forward. Why does moving forward in Legend of Grimrock deserve praise? Because there's just something really satisfying about the slick motion and accompanying footstep sound that occurs when you press the forward key.

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Re: Praise one thing in the game

Post by podbelski » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:38 am

I absolutely love auto-pickup feature of thrown rocks, knives, axes!

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Re: Praise one thing in the game

Post by Bargeral » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:42 am

You have hands. You have to manipulate objects in the game by pickiug them up and using them in your hands. And even spells require you to use your hands. No abstraction like selecting items in a menu. And no wimping out with a quick slot for a spell - you want to cast magic, you have to use your hands.

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Re: Praise one thing in the game

Post by glyn_ie » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:44 am

Graphics quality.

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Re: Praise one thing in the game

Post by Disasterrific » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:48 am

The dungeon design: So many great puzzles and set-pieces. It's great to have that sense of exploration and discovery, and they still came up with a whole bunch of cool new ideas too!

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Re: Praise one thing in the game

Post by Darklord » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:20 am

Blueberry Pie! :P

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Re: Praise one thing in the game

Post by Goffmog » Fri Jun 29, 2012 12:37 pm

It's a lot like Dungeon Master :)

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Re: Praise one thing in the game

Post by PeyloW » Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:58 pm

The puzzle balance. They are just hard enough to border on frustration, making the reward for solving them all the greater.

This can not be repeated enough, balancing puzzles is hard. If you created them you know the answer and you are the worst judge if it is obvious or impossible. An extra tip of my hat to the game testers for this as well.

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Re: Praise one thing in the game

Post by LiamKerrington » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:32 pm

The thrilling atmosphere ... *snip* The mosaic *snip* of things end up in the sophisticated and awe-inspiring atmosphere of this game.

edit: I have reduced the explanation. Now make up your mind, WHY I like the atmosphere ...
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At the end of my first time with "the Legend of Grimrock" - played on default-party, hard, old-school mode:

My first time

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Re: Praise one thing in the game

Post by Ixnatifual » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:15 pm

LiamKerrington wrote:The thrilling atmosphere ... emphasized by incredible monsters, the moody environment, the terrific noises the creatures of doom do, the well done challenge on level "hard" of the gamme ... This mosaic or puzzle of things end up in the sophisticated and awe-inspiring atmosphere of this game.
You've failed me for the last time, Liam Kerrington.

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