JinTypeNoir wrote:wow, thanks for the input!
someone already mentioned Shift series, Shift Extended on PSP. but thanks- will mark this game as a series, not a single title only.
Intelligent license - besides one video on youtube, which, I gather, was recorder in B+W, other media I saw about it was in colour (plenty of colours judging by screens)
(heh, but first time when I saw the video I thought - hehe, now I know from where Catherine got its puzzle gameplay's roots)
I am now cagey of adding really old games to the list as it is a bit easier to put more contemporary games into paper, because, if not specifically mentioned it's a tad harder to find out if the game was supposedly meant to be in B+W or because of the technical limitations. (that's just this time is not the case for the study). But thanks - as I checked Fool's Errand anyway!
And I am bad at finding those old Japanese games you mentioned.
Will add N+ and Kingdom Hearts 2 (Steamboat Willy seems to be a popular reference), as the former one was discovered by myself today when I went through all of the XBLA games (490 of them XD)!
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pinebear wrote:wow! thanks a bunch! (hehe, judging by the list, all of your input and today's visual checkup of all the XBLA titles would fill in for half of the list)
May have been posted in one of the other response threads, red, but there's a category list on Giant Bomb which may give you some ideas
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If I remember correctly, nearly all Project Zero games regularly use a black & white filter to place focus on certain ghostly apparitions.
Also, the prelude of the first game happens entirely in black & white.
"You see it too? For me, it's always like this..."
(Angela Orosco - Silent Hill 2)
hmm - dunno what to do with these findings of today from XBLA's marketplace :
-Outland (and you mentioned it today too) - well, black is there, but it is so colorful I don't think it would qualify, as it is not at its foundation "B+W + colors", but all together at the same time and no "white" part in sight.
- Insanely twisted shadow planet- same for this - it has a foundation of black (whole shadow planet thing being as a an environment and an enemy at the same time), but no mention of "white" part,which is basically replaced with all the other colors.
- War of the Worlds - well, this one of 3 is more closely to the idea of B+W (let's just call it like that) as a foundation but adding some colors on top of it, but still not sure.
PS. I am not including Ikaruga 'cause well- it's gameplay is based on collecting light (bluish) and dark (redish), and not exactly B+W. Love that thing (concept), but this thing I am doing is more about visuals and interpreting B+W visual theme into gameplay (deBlob/Saboteur - world from gray colorless into full of color etc., or game going gray when certain things happen - like HP is low in some L4D, or time freeze feature of Timeshift/Fable ) in one or other way or purely cosmetically (visual filters for RE5/Uncharted etc.).
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Haven't seen Home uses orange and black but I guess it still qualifies if you're doing that kind of research.
JayIG has a short description of three of them (disclaimer: I worked on ButaVX).
Line Rider was a huge hit a few years back (the main character's scarf was red though).
Edit: Just remembered Hero Core myself but I've heard good things about them.
There was one other horizontal shooter done in black and white that I can't remember the name of, I'll probably remember it in a few days.
(I actually wrote this post a few days ago but forgot to post it, heh.)
Edited by ray at 12:48:04 11-11-2012
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Wot no World of Warcraft? The game goes into monochrome when you're dead and have to walk back to your corpse to resurrect. During which time you're meant to be in the "spirit world", you can only see the scenery and other ghosts, all in B&W.
Currently playing: Standing In A Car Park Simulator 2013
Let's see, Uncharted goes monochrome near death, Fatal Frame III goes monochrome when you are close to an enemy that will kill you if you touch her near the game's end, and Dead Island uses monochrome with highlighted red zombies during Fury mode.
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The wiiware game Bit Trip Beat reverts to black and white while you underperforming/close to death.
Looks like when a game imposes monochrome on you, you are in danger of dying/losing, when you intentionally invoke a mode that's monochrome, it's associated with heightened ability. In both cases enemies and important objects may be coloured. If everything is just plain monochrome, it makes things harder as enemies and objects are harder to distinguish from the background. It's a simulation of 'blacking out', where senses are diminished. But when objects and enemies are coloured, it's actually easier to discern thing-of-note from background-clutter, hence perceptions are heightened rather than diminished.
There. I want co-authorship
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There was a level in Plok that was black and white.
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The intro to one of the races in the latest Need for Speed starts in black and white before becoming colour. Another starts red and black.
Edited by sickpuppysoftware at 13:19:41 15-11-2012
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