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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 17:36 
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I've had it on my wishlist for ages, but I'm waiting for it to be a fiver.


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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 17:37 
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Bearing in mind that I loved Dear Esther, I reckon I'd love this too.


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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 17:38 
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It seems pretty Marmite, I might just give it a try.

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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 17:44 
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I think you have to put yourself in the correct frame of mind and give yourself over to it. I started it and stopped pretty sharpish because I thought it would be a quick game to blast through, before I moved onto the next game.

Therefore its sedate pace grew increasingly frustrating and I decided I couldn't be arsed with it. I think if I'd allow myself to just go with the flow then I'd have loved it.


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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 17:48 
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I think you have to put yourself in the correct frame of mind and give yourself over to it. I started it and stopped pretty sharpish because I thought it would be a quick game to blast through, before I moved onto the next game.

Therefore its sedate pace grew increasingly frustrating and I decided I couldn't be arsed with it. I think if I'd allow myself to just go with the flow then I'd have loved it.

Thanks Findus, that makes sense.

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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
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I'd give it a go. It's non-taxing and you can get through it in around five hours (probably less if you know about the run button (R2!)), and it's lovely to look at and listen to.

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In fact I did, last night.

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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 17:53 
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I think if it were VR, it'd be awesome because the world design is great, and the slow pace more resembles a correct pace for VR than any typical first person thing.

Everything else though...


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 17:55 
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Yeah, it's a bunch of arse. Maybe it's because I live in Shropshire so I can see that kinda shit (magic sparkle guffs and world-ending events notwithstanding) just by going outside, I don't know.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 18:47 
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Bearing in mind that I loved Dear Esther, I reckon I'd love this too.

I loved Dear Esther. This is meh.

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I enjoyed it, like I mentioned elsewhere, just wandering about all over the place and finding all the little story snippets. Very relaxing. And I loved the music.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 20:01 
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I genuinely don't think I've noticed the music.

It Is lovely to look at. I am a bit disappointed to hear that there is a linear story per person, I was just wandering about enjoying it, but if I've missed important bits, I'm not sure I can be assessed to replay.

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I genuinely don't think I've noticed the music.

Find the church.

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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
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Oh Yeah.

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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
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Did Jazzy play play it?

Did Jazzy like it?

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I did play it. I think it was just the right pace for me last night. I got stuck at the church though so gave up and went to bed.

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£6 in the Steam Sale. Yoink!


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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
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I don't think I'd pay for it. I got bored.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2016 19:06 
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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
I don't think I'd pay for it. I got bored.

Sounds perfect


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DavPaz wrote:
Goddess Jasmine wrote:
I don't think I'd pay for it. I got bored.

Sounds perfect

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I hope you enjoy it obviously. I don't think I have much patience at the moment. :)

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Goddess Jasmine wrote:
I don't think I'd pay for it. I got bored.

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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 14:02 
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I actually got this installed and running last night. It's really pretty, once you turn off the god awful motion blur effect.

I might squeeze an hour's play in tonight. Right up my alley, this


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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
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Squeeze in three more hour's play and you'll have finished it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 14:17 
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Grim... wrote:
Squeeze in three more hour's play and you'll have finished it.

That's my month's gaming sorted!


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If you don't find the run button, it'll take 3 hours and 2 minutes more.


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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
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If you don't find the run button, it'll take 3 hours and 2 minutes more.

:D

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It really, really will.

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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 21:50 
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Loving this. The Church "ending" was haunting


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Loving this. The Church "ending" was haunting

Keep watching.

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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 22:13 
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Finished it! Thoroughly lovely experience. The music was top notch.


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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 15:00 
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Playing through this now. Apologies for the necro bump.

I never even knew it existed. Mostly because at the time it launched I didn't have a PS4. Then a few days ago a guy on a bike forum posts some pics of the "Weasel" BMX which is obviously a Mongoose parody. So I bought it for PC, now that it exists.

At first I started getting a bit frustrated. It's slow, very slow. I also hadn't worked out that the orbs show you where to go, once you are done exploring and feel lost. This helped immensely.

I love it. Spotted Merle Dandridge immediately (well, heard) and then noticed Charlie, Billy Boswell :D I've found it utterly captivating. Most probably because of the timing (playing a game about a supposed virus every one thinks is the flu, quarantine etc) is a bit surreal but the experience has been amazing. After playing Doom Eternal a bit recently it's just what I needed. The visuals are stunning too. In the scene in the caravan park with the rain etc I had to rub my eyes because it looked so realistic. And yeah, when the music kicks in its a real delight.

I think I am on the last chapter now. I have been taking it slow and making sure I find everything I can, so have been doing a chapter per night.

If you haven't played this and decide to (on a PC) then one tip I will give is that the mouse indicator is pretty off putting. At first I was trying to copy the pattern below, figuring it to be like some sort of hack sequence like lock picking in FO games. It's not. You should ignore the pointer and just tune it in until it becomes smallest, then hold it there.

Stunning "game". Not sure I would call it that, it's more of an experience.

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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 15:33 
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I might have another "run" through this. All through my first go I was waiting for a jump scare or something horrible, especially when going upstairs in the houses. I reckon it'd be quite nice now I know there are no surprises.

I'll check if there's a speed mod for it though


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 17:22 
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The only annoyance I've had with the speed is when it deliberately slows you down. I would imagine it's to stop you finding everything too quickly.

I was shocked when Alyx got a bit ratty lol. I'm so used to her being Alyx that I expected her to be continually cheerful.

I'll push on tonight.

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DavPaz wrote:
I'll check if there's a speed mod for it though

There's a run button.

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 Post subject: Re: Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 19:58 
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haha I thought you guys were joking :D

I will have to dig into the PC controls for that. I did wander off into a field the other night and was pissed I had to backtrack.

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Grim... wrote:
DavPaz wrote:
I'll check if there's a speed mod for it though

There's a run button.

That takes you from Captain Tom Moore on his walker to Prince Philip going for his midnight piss!


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PostPosted: Sat May 16, 2020 21:13 
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hahahaha yeah I wasn't terribly impressed, but it was faster :D

Just completed it. What a wonderful experience. The music at the end is astounding too, really gave me goose bumps :)

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