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  • mikew1985 16 Aug 2012 10:42:47 12,584 posts
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    I agree the dialogue and voice acting are absolutely abysmal and embarassing but the game seems quite good so far.

    Hopefully the cutscenes and voice over interludes are much less frequent later on.
  • evilashchris 16 Aug 2012 14:53:30 6,953 posts
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    The voice acting is brilliant by the standard of XBLA games, and the art style reminds me of



    This is a GOOD thing people.

    Edited by evilashchris at 14:55:49 16-08-2012

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  • spindle9988 16 Aug 2012 15:08:55 3,485 posts
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    Is this 1200 points? If so I think I will be tapping up the joint account tonight
  • lucky_jim 16 Aug 2012 15:10:39 5,252 posts
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    Yep, it's 1200. I expect it'll be a regular feature in sales over the coming year, but I'm perfectly happy to pay full-whack for a game I enjoy this much.
  • spindle9988 16 Aug 2012 15:11:33 3,485 posts
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    @lucky-jim

    Thanks mate. I am going to download this straight after work
  • Deleted user 16 August 2012 18:50:53
    Coming straight from guardian heroes I thought the trial was pretty terrible. Nice visuals but otherwise no.
  • DiSC0_JeRk 16 Aug 2012 19:14:33 131 posts
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    Heh just found Super Meat Boy in a hidden chest.
  • LeoliansBro 17 Aug 2012 09:02:34 43,130 posts
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    So, played some more of this last night. I have to admit, for all the grating voice acting (especially Dust) and the terrible style choice with the artwork, there is a solid game under there.

    I guess I'd describe it as Castlevania for socially awkward virgins. Which is odd because I'd normally describe Castlevania as 'Castlevania for socially awkward virgins'. But if you can treat the endless boring cutscenes as a bargain basement Fire Emblem derivative and endure them, there's fun to be had here.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • RedSparrows 17 Aug 2012 09:27:12 21,959 posts
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    I got the trial: really liked the combat and things, but the characters put me off a bit. I'm not quite as angry as LB, but Dust reminded me of a guy from school: a romantic/goth, who thought that because he exhibited his emotional depths he was somehow in possession of both greater knowledge and greater 'honesty' than anyone else, when in fact he was just an arrogant idiot who wrote the most excruciatingly sexual poetry (flames, swords, the apocalypse in an orgasm, etc) and read it out in English.

    Totally unfair, but it put me off buying it at 1200.

    Stupid, I admit. But that and the voices didn't sway me. Will give it another shot.
  • mikew1985 17 Aug 2012 09:27:37 12,584 posts
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    I've just been reading the text, skipping the voice acting and its fine.
  • BigDannyH 17 Aug 2012 09:31:32 26 posts
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    The art style was the first thing I was drawn to, quite different to most things out there. Surprised to see so many people hating on it.

    I can see why people might find the voice acting annoying though, fortunately it's totally skipable. I don't mind it though and I'm liking Fidget's occasional 4th wall breaking.

    So far I'd say it's well worth a tenner.
  • Deleted user 17 August 2012 11:05:16
    LeoliansBro wrote:
    Right, having slept on it and tempered my initial thoughts on this game with time and reflection, here's where I've got to:

    What the fuck is this Weeaboo Japfag Furry bullshit on my Xbox!

    If you don't see anything sexual in the animals, ask why your (mysterious, cool, high-school aged heroic alternate persona which would totally be you if you only lived in feudal pretend-Japan in a world of rabbits) character is so hot under the collar that a girl ignored him. Ask why the blacksmith flirted with him and then your sassy spunky female sidekick (that you'll always be more friends with even though she's totally hot and tons of guys want to bang her and she's probably asked but you said no) teased you about it.

    It's Persona-level wish fulfilment for awkward adolescents who are still years away from fucking some whale's bellybutton and skipping home thrilled that finally they hawd real sex with a girl. But with rabbits. You get to be this amazing brave (rabbit) hero who is special (just like you always knew you were!) with an entire (rabbit) village in his debt trying to win the affections of any one of a number of (rabbit) girls while accompanied by a fucking Powerpuff girl ginger catratbat modelled on thw worst excesses of the Shrek Puss-in-Boots cute face.

    Combat system is fine in a Conan sort of way.
    What are you on about, played the trial and there is nothing sexual in there at all. You must have a bit of a sick mind to he honest.
  • Deckard1 17 Aug 2012 11:16:02 27,038 posts
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    Ruh oh
  • LeoliansBro 17 Aug 2012 11:26:06 43,130 posts
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    Please.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Blerk Moderator 17 Aug 2012 11:42:19 48,225 posts
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    To be honest, I didn't perceive anything 'sexual' or 'emo' about it either. It just looked and sounded like a kids cartoon and I judged it as such.

    Perhaps the mistake is that some people are approaching this like it's a game specifically for adults whereas I always figured it was family-friendly fare.
  • Deleted user 17 August 2012 12:04:31
    The way Leo described it I was expecting the helper to have three breasts of something. It's just a furry animal who has big eyes. None of the enemies, none of the dialogue.
  • LeoliansBro 17 Aug 2012 12:12:14 43,130 posts
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    I just prefer my wish-fulfilment to have less flirting with animals.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Blerk Moderator 17 Aug 2012 12:12:27 48,225 posts
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    It's no more sexual than Sonic the Hedgehog. And nobody ever thought about shagging Tails, did they?

    Did they?

    :(
  • toythatkills 18 Aug 2012 00:27:15 158 posts
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    UKR probably did
  • Deleted user 18 August 2012 09:33:18
    Had another go at the trial on Tough and it's definitely a more considered game as a result. What's stopping me from taking the plunge is CS:GOs imminent release.

    Edited by AdamAsunder at 09:37:57 18-08-2012
  • Deleted user 18 August 2012 10:00:55
    How much is cs?
  • Deleted user 18 August 2012 11:14:27
    I think it's 1200pts. I don't know what you get for your dollar though or whether there are any additional payments for maps etc....
  • Deleted user 18 August 2012 11:17:44
    As it's by Valve I'm assuming/hoping 1200pts is all you pay.

    Anyway, Dust. It shall stay on my Harddrive at least. It's something I'll probably buy at a later date. The mechanics are enjoyable, very Dishwasher like in the combat and I don't find the aesthetic all that repulsive. Not to my taste sure but I'm not getting all this furry hatred. Back in the nineties almost everything was a talking animal and noone made a sexual link to it. Apart from maybe Gex, he was quite obviously a deviant.
  • Deleted user 18 August 2012 11:33:16
    Getting CS:GO on consoles is missing the entire point of the game.
  • Deleted user 18 August 2012 13:49:45
    Eh?
  • Deleted user 18 August 2012 15:05:07
    What, in my blindly obvious statement, do you want clarifying?
  • Deleted user 18 August 2012 15:17:03
    What is the entire point?
  • Deleted user 18 August 2012 15:32:34
    Yes it was obvious. My question was more out of exasperation. You're obviously one of those pc elitists.

    By playing the game on console I will still be very much privy to the point of the game, which is shooting people with imaginary guns. I have no problems doing the same with all other Valve games I enjoy on console.

    Edited by AdamAsunder at 15:34:32 18-08-2012
  • BinaryBob101 18 Aug 2012 15:33:35 22,277 posts
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    Why are you discussing this shit in the Dust thread?

    Beautiful tender beings.

  • Deleted user 18 August 2012 15:38:58
    I mentioned CS GO as a reason for not buying this yet.

    That incited some flagrant fanboyism.

    Didn't mean to deviate off topic but it irked me.
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