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Gaming World of Goo

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 12 Oct 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/gaming/2008/10/12/world-of-goo/1

    It's big, gooey and reeking of unusual charm. What is it? It's Joe's latest plaything, the World of Goo. Based on the popular experimental game, Tower of Goo, World of Goo fuses a Lemmings-style gameplay with an icky, but adorable art style and the result is bloody fantastic!

    :eeek:
     
  2. Guest-16

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    I played this all yesterday and it's worth every-single-penny. Truly awesome game, very addictive, chapter 4 got the most laughs from me :D
     
  3. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    There is one good thing about the lack of high profile games, bit-tech finds the time to review games people otherwise never heard of, go small game studios, this is your chance:thumb:

    Nice review, sounds like a decent game and at that price I'll give it a try.
     
  4. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Goo?

    Looks fun, and at that price, it'd be rude not to.
     
  5. sinkhead

    sinkhead Pleh

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    Played through it fully, and I've been going back trying to get the 'OCD' scores. In a level, go on the menu, and click 'OCD' to see that level's goal. Some are time-based, some are on the number of moves, or simply the amount of Goo collected. It's quite satisfying to see the level icon hold up a little white flag to you, surrendering once you've thrashed it with your OCD score!
     
  6. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    Nice review, and it's available on Steam in a day or so!
     
  7. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    If i read this name elsewhere I would think this was a "porn movie"
     
  8. n8dude

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    I'll definitely be buying this game because of the lack of DRM :)
     
  9. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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    Thank you. It's nice to know that my world is rated so high.

    Although next time Joe's round, I do wish he'd wipe his feet when he comes in and that he learns to stop leaving coffee stains on the sideboard. ;)
     
  10. Hamish

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    yeah, October the 13th Valve Time™
    which means the 14th in > 50% of the world :p
     
  11. pimlicosound

    pimlicosound New Member

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    Good review and the game looks interesting. I agree with the posters above, it's always nice to hear about the small games that lack the hype.
     
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  12. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    N'ah, he meant to say "of" instead of "have", it's cos he iz down wiv da kidz.
     
  13. Hamish

    Hamish New Member

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    uh ok, so i did the first level, build a tower to the pipe
    got the tower to the pipe, got 11 of 4 goos into it
    now it just sits here? its not doing anything and there doesnt seem to be anyway to progress to the next level :\
    am i just being retarded or is something broke?

    also, no way to set resolution within the game? had to go dig up config file to get it out from 800x600 :\

    edit: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=735224
    well... thats a) annoying and b) really ****ing dumb
    how can you support no res other than 800x600, this is 2008, what the ****
    also a little odd it wasnt mentioned in bit's review? :\
     
  14. dmak

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    so steam or wii.... hmmm hard choice :(
     
  15. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Why? The game looks good and is built for the res it's displayed it. You can maximise it and have it run and look fine or you can have it in a window like I did and have it easily hidden from the boss. If a game suffered because of a low res then we might mention it, but this isn't the case for what is essentially a casual game.

    When you get the required number of goos through the pipe a big lever should pop down. I don't know why you aren't seeing it.
     
  16. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!
    Can you put it in a window? Or it has to be full screen?
     
  17. Hamish

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    you dont think its an issue you cant change the res at all? or that it starts 800x600 fullscreen and unless you happen to know that alt+enter switches between windowed/fullscreen you're basically stuck like that
    Actually i think the game does suffer from being at such a low res, its much nicer to play at a sensible resolution

    i couldnt see the lever cos i had switched the res up to 1680x1050 windowed and the lever was appearing off-screen, not sure how/why that would happen seeing as thats a wider resolution than standard but it must be how its written and thats why they only support 800x600
     
  18. Guest-16

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    Nope, it scales really well. I do wish it would play windowed though.

    Some of the later missions require a screen of a set size to focus the gameplay.
     
  19. Hamish

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    alt+enter to go to windowed, it looks great at high res, it just chops off vital parts of the screen if not at 800x600, at least on my machine :\
     
  20. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    holy mother of gandalf......... this game is so awesome rofl................. just burned 6 hours on it last night and just barely past chap1...

    well, i do re-do some of the scenes over and over coz theyr so bloody adorable and challenging........
     
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