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yeah, okay. it's half off on steam. people on youtube have run it on my video card on lower resolutions with minimal problems. let's give it a shot

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okay, i have the resolution cranked all the way down to 720px and all graphical settings at Low. there are some blurry textures and everything has jagged edges, but ultimately it's workable, which: nice

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what wilds my shit out is: there really wasn't any need for the game's minimum settings to be this high. i'm not really seeing anything that absolutely couldn't be done in the engine Dishonored 2 ran on, outside of mmmmaybe a few lighting effects. but i guess you need to sell the big fancy graphics cards in order to get the big fancy publisher money

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speaking of Dishonored: there's a few pieces of furniture reused from D2 in this, which is wild? specifically the big fork-backed dining chairs you see everywhere in Karnaca. idk if this is supposed to be A Story Reference or just a little time-saver; hell, i wouldn't have noticed it myself if i hadn't been playing D2 literally JUST last night, lol

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ANYWAYS: cool game. GREAT writing. excited to play more! hopefully my computer doesn't burst into flames or anything before i finish it, lol

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even on Super Doodoo Shit Mode graphics, this game's art style fucking rules

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this is from an area of Blackreef that's literally an entire disused boat drydock renovated to be a showcase for weird-ass psychedelic Seventies art installations. the whole thing is extremely "what if you lived in the weird immortal toga people's estate from Zardoz, only everyone was dressed better and heavily armed"

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ALSO we got our first crash! woooo. happened RIGHT as i killed the "first" "boss" Wenjie for the "first" time, forcing me to replay the entire level. considering there's no saving mid-mission-- the whole permadeath thing ensures that you absolutely can't save-scum-- this may pose something of a problem

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the wild thing is that this ABSOLUTELY must've started as a Dishonored game, but halfway through either Bethesda demanded they Jazz It Up A Bit, or they just got sick of shithead players like me who took every level in Dishonored as a challenge to be as quiet, non-lethal and save-scummy as possible. this game BEGS you to give up on the concept of stealth, and that's really causing me to reconsider my playstyle

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BREAKING NEWS!!! deathloop’s main guy fucked the burnt out rockabilly guy while they were on the island together and I NEED to see some fucking fanfiction of this STAT

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Frank Spicer is very difficult to kill. you can only merk him after getting through his club, a vault of a building that restricts you from using powers or extra lives. while you’re crawling through this club, ghostly handwritten messages pop up everywhere detailing some of the times you shared together, and when you get close to Frank he croaks you a heartbroken ballad from his bulletproof recording booth. it is both ludicrous and terribly, terribly sad

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The whole game’s tone is so weird. The island has some dark history to it that none of the Eternalists give a shit about— they’re just there to drink and fuck and shoot each other, over and over, infinitely. You, Colt, are trying to break the loop and get out to the outside world, but to do so you have to kill a SHIT ton of people, some of whom (like Frank and Juliana) you share a personal connection with, with the intention of ultimately KEEPING them dead. For freedom.

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And Colt is fine with this, zero hesitation whatsoever. The game also goes out of its way to rub its gaminess in your face— there are TWO murderous LARPs going on in Updaam, Frank talks about how orgasmic it is to squeeze off a round at someone, and grunts try shit like leaving a giant present in front of your apartment, then shooting you with a sniper rifle. I’ve never seen a game that has this much… contempt with the very idea of action gaming, while still being a fun action game

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OH ALSO THE ONLINE THING: it’s fun as fuck. incredibly tense. after fifteen minutes of cat and mouse I thought I’d gotten away from a Juliana by hiding in my Dorsey Square apartment and standing stock still, listening to her stomp around and mumble in frustration outside, only for her to sneak up behind me and stab me LITERALLY in the back. then she teabagged my corpse. and like, she EARNED that teabag!! so awesome.

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UPDATE: this is maybe the game where I’ve felt the most real and palpable fear from the quality of outfit my opponent player has had. If Juliana is wearing her default outfit, you probably have a chance against her. If she’s donned up in, say, the Eartha Kitt style catsuit and utility belt, you’re gonna fucking die

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Losing my little Magic Upgrade Bean currency is, like, whatever, can always get more, but the real fear of dying to Juliana is losing progress. Deathloop’s lead tracking system is very useful for scatterbrained bitches like me, but it also makes clear how much the loop mechanic is really just set dressing for a fairly traditional linear immersive sim with sixteen levels and a BRUTAL checkpoint system. Die in the afternoon, and get ready to replay the levels you did that morning

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This isn’t, like, a hard complaint, it’s the shape of the game itself. But oh my god, you learn to do Morning Shit really fast

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also minor loose thoughts pulled from discord re: The Overall Vibes Of This Game

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i think the game Arkane Lyon specifically wants to make is a game where you platform around an intricately detailed village and use letters, recordings, knickknacks and ephemera to piece together the truth behind the village's eerie secrets. but if there's one genre that makes even less AAA money than immersive sims, it's walking sims, so Bang Bang Fucking Bang, Baby

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@irisjaycomics in the future, there are only two TV channels: eye and spiral

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@BestGirlGrace listen, if i have anything to say about it, yes

@irisjaycomics I can only strive for the mental fortitude to purchase a game half-off on Steam, and then ACTUALLY start playing it immediately. I am in awe.

@victoriadouglas well, i'm a big Dishonored fan, and also i wanted to be able to return it within a two-week window of purchase if it ended up not running on my computer. which, hey, it CAN run on my computer! sort of! so no worries!

@irisjaycomics if the formula ain't broke, don't fix it! I remember it didn't run so well on PC at launch, but if it's running well on *somewhat-old* graphics cards then I'll have to pick it up. Beats trying to find a PS5

@victoriadouglas yeah. to be clear i'm running it on a GTX 970 with all the settings cranked to low and a max of 30FPS, so don't expect it to look awesome or anything, but for half-off right now it's worth a shot

@irisjaycomics 970 twins! I've been slowly watching games start to hang on it, but it's still a good enough card for my creative work so I'll make the gaming work best I can in the meantime.

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