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Gaming The Void Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 14 Nov 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/pc/2009/11/14/the-void-review/1

    We take a look at The Void - a surreal life-after-death strategy adventure game from the developer of Pathologic. Borderline incoherent, but totally wonderful, The Void screams innovation and uniqueness in every aspect - but is it any good? We find out.
     
  2. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    creative exploration and daring must be rewarded, i shall pick this up and look forward to sinking my teeth into something unique. :)
     
  3. bogie170

    bogie170 New Member

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    Looks ok, i'll give it a go, where can i get it from?
     
  4. thehippoz

    thehippoz New Member

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    I liked the grudge.. but chewing on barbed wire sounds like more fun
     
  5. TWeaK

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    If it gets onto a Steam weekend deal I'd probably pick it up. £17.99 seems a little bit pricey, and I'm a sucker for Steam deals. Although, I can somewhat understand the pricing given the amount of work that it looks has gone into polishing the game and getting the art just right.
     
  6. Sheiken

    Sheiken Wat?

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    That looks very eerie, but in a refreshing and different way...hmm, I might have to try this one out!

    Btw: "Harvesting Colour is the simplest way to built resources" -> builD
     
  7. ano

    ano 8-bit Bandit

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    "those of you who’d be interested in a game like this already know who you are."

    The ultimate reviewers' cop out? Honestly if you're going to be so bloody lazy as to tag this at the end of any remotely non-genre specific game review just say so and I'll get my coat rather than waste my time reading.
     
  8. SBS

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    QFT.

    £14 delivered from Powerplay Direct/eBay.
     
  9. Constructacon

    Constructacon Constructing since 1978

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    EDIT: Never mind previous comment.
     
  10. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    You guys took lots of screen shots of this game... i got up to 25.
     
  11. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I'll be interested in reading your review then
     
  12. mute1

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    I'm glad you reviewed this, Joe. I was on the point of suggesting it, after you had reviewed the two Tale of Tales games.

    As for "those of you who’d be interested in a game like this already know who you are" - that's far from a cop-out. It's very true. I bought this a couple of weeks ago. What sort of game this is should be obvious if one reads the rest of the review. One sentence at the end, which is completely justified, hardly makes it a waste of time. Does one need to be told what to buy?

    Next thing, someone will be criticising Joe's writing style (how many times have I seen that over the years). Perhaps some people ought to stick to IGN and the likes.

    (And yes, it can be purchased cheaper from eBay, etc)

    Also, there is an official torrent of extras created by the developer, who are worthy of praise for a great deal. They even tried to engage with those who pirated their game (I can't say that I would be so moderate).
     
  13. general22

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    It's great that you review these kinds of game Joe, while I haven't gone and tried out any of these games it's good to see and read about these innovative games.
     
  14. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I like these sort of games, has anyone played Dyson?, This reminds me of that :D.
     
  15. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    I'm not interested in the intensity of FPS nor the social aspects of MMOs, so I might get this. I miss getting lost in games, but don't miss getting stressed out and occasionally dreaming about them
     
  16. ano

    ano 8-bit Bandit

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    Jog on, I'm not the one holding myself out as a reviewer am I? If you want the inheritance and capital gains tax consequences of making an appointment of the capital value of a trust fund then I'm your guy.
     
  17. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    maybe i'll pick it up just to support this kind of thing... i'm not sure this is my kind of game, but who knows? i've never sleepswimmed in honey before.
     
  18. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    :blush:

    Re-reading that paragraph, that's a criticism I fully accept. It's far better to 'show, not tell', so I should show those people that this is a game they'd like, rather than just tell them.
     
  19. Journeyer

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    Oh crap!
    So many games to play with so little time to do it.

    Still slashing my way through Dragon Age, and I need to get MW2 as well, and now this. I guess I need to hire an assistant or something - time is certainly at a premium these days.

    However, I will pick this up and play it when I find the time to do so.
     
  20. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    The game sounds intriguing, albeit perhaps too difficult to get in to...

    By the way, I believe it's "ham-fisted" and not "hand-fisted". :)
     
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