Deadlight Review

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Deadlight Review

An empty husk of an adventure.

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That's really disappointing to hear. I was looking forward to this game more than anything else in the lineup this Summer.

Oh well. I trust you Susan. You saved me some monies. :)

Well that's unfortunate. It does look very nice. The motions of the character reminds me a lot of Limbo.

Hope ya get to play some better games.

Damn bought this before I heard this review.

Glad I heard the review because I love the palette of the game and general feel of it looking at the screens.

Dammit. When i saw some clips of it on YouTube, i got really interested. When i heard it wasn`t coming to the PC, i was disappointed. But still, i was kinda hoping it`d be a really damn awesome game. It did look very cool and interesting, platforming+zombies, fun for all!

Those first few lines of text from this review even made my excitement greater. And then i got hit with that line about the game not being very neat. That was quite the blow indeed...

Now i am a bit sad. But i guess IŽll live on. Still, a real pity...

Do you have more compelling evidence that Randall is a jerk than him saying someone's little sister could have gotten everyone killed?

The character you play is being a jerk is also the reason I could never play Two Worlds (2). I can't care that someone's sister has been kidnapped/is still kidnapped if his brother is a douche. You also don't have the enthusiasm to make the character succeed if you don't like him.

DVS BSTrD:
Do you have more compelling evidence that Randall is a jerk than him saying someone's little sister could have gotten everyone killed?

His entire demeanor throughout the game. He's bitter and jaded and constantly negative. Which, as I said, makes sense, given that it's the end of the world and all, but that doesn't make him a sympathetic character.

Jesus, everyone. Play the demo and decide for yourself. I hate reading robotic,sheep-like responses to reviews sometimes. "Thank god you made up my mind for me, I was actually interested in this game until you told me what to think!" Then try the damn demo and then decide for yourself.

Susan Arendt:

DVS BSTrD:
Do you have more compelling evidence that Randall is a jerk than him saying someone's little sister could have gotten everyone killed?

His entire demeanor throughout the game. He's bitter and jaded and constantly negative. Which, as I said, makes sense, given that it's the end of the world and all, but that doesn't make him a sympathetic character.

so he grumbles as much as Max Pane? yughh

BiscuitWheels:
Jesus, everyone. Play the demo and decide for yourself. I hate reading robotic,sheep-like responses to reviews sometimes. "Thank god you made up my mind for me, I was actually interested in this game until you told me what to think!" Then try the damn demo and then decide for yourself.

I loved the demo I played at E3, which was the very beginning of the game. In snapshot, the game is great, but it doesn't hold up over the long haul.

But absolutely, people should decide for themselves. I don't pretend to speak gospel truth. I just share my experiences.

BiscuitWheels:
Jesus, everyone. Play the demo and decide for yourself. I hate reading robotic,sheep-like responses to reviews sometimes. "Thank god you made up my mind for me, I was actually interested in this game until you told me what to think!" Then try the damn demo and then decide for yourself.

There are definitely games as well as movies I will go see regardless of what a critic has to say which I can assume from you're response you have done as well sometime in the past. But there are cases like this one where I prefer not to give it a try because the game doesnt spark my interest enough to sit down and play. I'm happy knowing Susan sacrificed her time so that I would'nt have to and I'll take her word for it.

Susan, you rock!

I can't say I'm surprised. Decent visuals aside the trailers did not pop for me. In fact I was reminded of the old Terminator game for the Genesis, with all its clunky gameplay and out-of-place jumping puzzles.

The style of the game (both comic cutscenes and ingame graphics) looks great, but that's no good if the gameplay and story don't hold up.

scarab7:
Damn bought this before I heard this review.

I am curious, what do you think of the game?

I played the demo and loved it. I think I'll go with IGN with this one.

That's too bad since it actually looks really cool. By the looks it reminds me of Outland which I loved, but I really can't stand when main characters try to be awesome by being grumpy jerks, which is why I will probably never play Max Payne 3 or the Prototype series. If these guys were real people everyone would think they were dicks and not associate with them, so I would feel dumb if I payed money for the privilege listening to their complaining.

The style and gameplay looks a lot like a cross between Limbo and Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock. That is to say, one parts good and three parts god-awful.

But there's so much black and darkness... it looks like it would be really hard to distinguish between player character, zombie (sorry, "shadow") and NPC (if there are any at all.) At least Limbo's colour scheme complimented the gameplay, this just looks confusing. Plus, Limbo kid had the common decency to shut his big yap!

Susan Arendt:

BiscuitWheels:
Jesus, everyone. Play the demo and decide for yourself. I hate reading robotic,sheep-like responses to reviews sometimes. "Thank god you made up my mind for me, I was actually interested in this game until you told me what to think!" Then try the damn demo and then decide for yourself.

I loved the demo I played at E3, which was the very beginning of the game. In snapshot, the game is great, but it doesn't hold up over the long haul.

But absolutely, people should decide for themselves. I don't pretend to speak gospel truth. I just share my experiences.

I'm sure he wasn't implying that, but I do agree people need learn to form their own opinions of games. or atleast consult multiple sources.

Does seem atleast 5 of the above posters accept it as bad, luckily not all

Hmm, I see the Limbo comparison now, but for some reason I found myself comparing the whole concept to Shadow Complex, which was an excellent game. So rather than use my mountain of MS points for this, I'll just wait and play Shadow Complex again.

I am disappointed in how they are throttling the Deals of the Week to keep people from spending MS points on anything but Summer of Arcade. I'd be less disappointed if they actually had some compelling entries coming out weekly, but offering up 1 piece of DLC for a year old game each week is still pretty pathetic.

I played the demo and honestly, it wasn't a terrible game, just a game that could be better. I probably wouldn't spend 15 dollars (1200 ms points) on it. It looked good and after seeing a couple early videos of it, was hoping it would be, but like Susan said there are other games that have done it better.

BrionJames:
I played the demo and honestly, it wasn't a terrible game, just a game that could be better. I probably wouldn't spend 15 dollars (1200 ms points) on it. It looked good and after seeing a couple early videos of it, was hoping it would be, but like Susan said there are other games that have done it better.

Man , the demo doesnt mean shit . There plenty of games that seem shit by the demo (darkness 1 , SPEC OPS : the line) but turn out to be awesome .
Many seem to enjoy , the game , so you could too .
To me it seems unremarcable , just like Limbo for example .Style over substance .

Susan Arendt:
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I expected to hear one of your "You must must must play this game, it's amazing!" that has yet to steer me wrong in the past few years. Think I'll take your "avoid" recommendations on the same grain of slightly salty truth that I take your positively gushing ones.

Susan Arendt:
Deadlight Review

An empty husk of an adventure.

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Could you recommend any of the other Summer of Arcade games to play instead? I did like the look of this when I first saw it and enjoyed the demo but I think I was expecting the rest of the game to evolve over the course of it like Limbo did.

Stalydan:

Susan Arendt:
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Could you recommend any of the other Summer of Arcade games to play instead? I did like the look of this when I first saw it and enjoyed the demo but I think I was expecting the rest of the game to evolve over the course of it like Limbo did.

Not a Summer of Arcade title, but have you played Walking Dead? Brillllllliant. Spelunky is also excellent, if you enjoy superheated roguelikes, which I personally don't.

Susan Arendt:
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An empty husk of an adventure.

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How long would you reckon the game is Susan?Other reviews I've read all seem to vary wildly when it comes to game length with some clocking it at 2hrs while others say it's 6-8hrs long

Susan Arendt:

Stalydan:

Susan Arendt:
Deadlight Review

An empty husk of an adventure.

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Could you recommend any of the other Summer of Arcade games to play instead? I did like the look of this when I first saw it and enjoyed the demo but I think I was expecting the rest of the game to evolve over the course of it like Limbo did.

Not a Summer of Arcade title, but have you played Walking Dead? Brillllllliant. Spelunky is also excellent, if you enjoy superheated roguelikes, which I personally don't.

I haven't actually. I really like the comics but not interested in the show so I was very cautious about getting it. Plus I saw the Jurassic Park game that Telltale did and was a bit sceptical about some of the other downloadable games after that.

MetalDooley:

Susan Arendt:
Deadlight Review

An empty husk of an adventure.

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How long would you reckon the game is Susan?Other reviews I've read all seem to vary wildly when it comes to game length with some clocking it at 2hrs while others say it's 6-8hrs long

Depends on two things: how much you look for the collectibles and how much you fail. Under the right circumstances, you could easily breeze through the game in two hour, but I think three or four is more realistic.

Honestly, it looks good.

Sure it might not be as good of a stylish, 2D, platform puzzler as Limbo, but that's hardly a criticism.

Susan Arendt:

MetalDooley:

Susan Arendt:
Deadlight Review

An empty husk of an adventure.

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How long would you reckon the game is Susan?Other reviews I've read all seem to vary wildly when it comes to game length with some clocking it at 2hrs while others say it's 6-8hrs long

Depends on two things: how much you look for the collectibles and how much you fail. Under the right circumstances, you could easily breeze through the game in two hour, but I think three or four is more realistic.

Ok cheers for the info.Reckon I'll wait until this inevitably goes on sale at christmas before picking it up

Mygaffer:

scarab7:
Damn bought this before I heard this review.

I am curious, what do you think of the game?

Pretty much the same things the review said. Bad script/voice acting, it's about evenly split between the two with the story. What really bothered me was the controls. They try for intense running sequences that you can easy out run, but then your character hangs on a ledge for too long for some reason despite being next to the floor. Worst of all is the entire game is short and not worth the cash.

Judging by the video, this game seems to have more in common with the original Prince of Persia than with Limbo. PoP also drew complaints about its controls, but that was just due to the fact that its character controlled differently from what you'd expect from other platformers than it being genuinely bad, and once you get used to it the controls become second nature. I'm wondering if the same might be true for Deadlight, however as I don't have an XBox I can't check for myself.

I, for one, love this game and I can look past its flaws easily.

I don't think it can be compared with Limbo as easily as some of you do.

What I suggest to everyone is to try it out , either demo or at a friend who owns it.

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