GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.
GB Reviews Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games GB Annual Game Lists GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

GB @ witter

About Us
Walkthroughs free games galore Independent Games World of Adventure Patches Game Publishers & Developers GameBoomers Store
The Adventure Shop Big Fish Games Homepage
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
#274482 - 02/05/08 11:23 PM Penumbra:Black Plague
Terroulini Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 24
Loc: Greece
For those who like playing horror-adventure games Penumbra:Black Plague is the ultimate game of all.The story in Black Plague picks up after the end of the first game(Penumbra:Overture,which offered first-person shooter controls along with an exploration mechanic that made for a compelling and frightening quest)with series lead Philip(that`s you)waking up in a dank and dirty cell somewhere with the sound of torture coming from somewhere close by while still trying to figure out the mystery surrounding the disappearance of his father.Upon inspecting the room, he discovers that he is not the first person to be held there,as there are several clues scrawled out on the walls in order to give him hints on how to escape from the room and survive on the outside.
The game is based on physics,requiring you to use the mouse cursor to mimic an action almost like twisting it around to open doors,unscrewing screws,grabbing the lid of a box and pushing the mouse up to open it,holding a leaver and use a circular motion on the mouse to turn it,actions you`ll have to make throughout the entire game.You’ll also be required to move objects and obstacles out of the way by lifting them and putting them elsewhere.
To make things that little more eerie you're not alone for a lot of the game,however your companion isn't a comforting comedy sidekick, instead it's a voice in Philip's head called Clarence.
Despite the rather gentile name Clarence has the unsettling ability to change your perceptions,causing you to see and hear things that aren't there.As if things weren't spooky enough,now you can't even trust your own senses.Sequences where Philip has to strap on a gas mask,limiting vision to a tiny section of the screen, forcing you to plunge into darkened areas of the unknown with flashlight,flare,or glow stick,make for some very horrifying experiences. Combine that with the harsh rasps of breath through the mask's filter and scratches in the mask's see-through plastic and it's even more affecting, even if the wall textures make you think you've downed a handle of vodka.Oh, and as with any game like this, do not play it in a bright room. Turn off the lights and make sure you're alone – it's better that way(if you dare!!).

Publisher:Paradox Interactive
Developer:Frictional Games
Release Date:15/2/2008 US,most Europe
Edited by Terry
Sources IGN,Gamezone,Play

Top
#274508 - 02/06/08 01:27 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: Terroulini]
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Hi Terry --

Our reviewer concluded after playing the first Penumbra game that these games are more stealth/action than adventure titles. So I'm copying this over to the Dark Side forum.

EDIT: Hmmm. I just read in this article that Black Plague has eliminated the combat elements in the first game, and is more of a traditional adventure experience.

Maybe this thread should go back to Adventure Discussion???

Top
#274519 - 02/06/08 02:13 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: Becky]
nickie Offline
Grand wizard of high mucky muck
Adept Boomer

Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 13453
Loc: Texas
It does appear that combat has been taken out of the mix, and this sequel is now all adventure, so back to you Becky! grin

For some screenshots click here.

For the developer's community forum, including technical help, click here.
_________________________
"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Top
#274527 - 02/06/08 03:03 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: nickie]
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Thanks nickie!

Welcome back, Black Plague! evil

Top
#274651 - 02/06/08 08:53 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: Becky]
looney4labs Online   content
GB Reviewer Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 42088
Loc: Alabama
rotfl
_________________________
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras

Top
#274669 - 02/06/08 09:30 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: looney4labs]
Chief Offline
Staff
Adept Boomer

Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 10475
Loc: Québec
Just to help evil The site WorthPlaying has it as an Action/Adventure game

And here are Four Trailers to help you decide what the game should be. duh

Chief wave




Top
#274705 - 02/06/08 10:49 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: Chief]
Darleen03 Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 12/13/03
Posts: 14687
Loc: Northeast NJ
Thanks Terroulini

The screenshots looks good...The interface with the hand thing looks neat...

So glad its an adventure !!!

I will be watching for this & a review...
_________________________
Luv Dar


GameBoomers
"Games Are More Enticing Because Of Our "MaG"nificent Efficient Radiant Site"

Top
#274714 - 02/06/08 11:07 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: Darleen03]
Terroulini Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 24
Loc: Greece
Glad you like it guys.Right now I`m playing Episode 1 and trust me if Black Plague is half as good as this one,I`m sure you`ll love it!!

Top
#274718 - 02/06/08 11:13 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: Terroulini]
misa Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 1372
Loc: PA, USA
Terry, have you played Fahrenheit? If so, how do the controls in Black Plague compare to Fahrenheit as it sounds similar (control-wise).

Top
#274723 - 02/06/08 11:23 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: misa]
Terroulini Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 24
Loc: Greece
You`re right misa the controls in Fahrenheit were magnificent,it must be actually one of the best games I have ever played but every now and then a new game pops out with something new to give.We will have to wait and see if Black Plague is as great as they say it is! duh

Top
#274728 - 02/06/08 11:29 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: Terroulini]
BrownEyedTigre Offline
The Sassy Global Moderator PR Liaison
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 64455
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
InteractCd will be getting this game in and it will be up for preorder soon, in case anyone was wondering.

Ana wave
_________________________
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Top
#274730 - 02/06/08 11:33 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Terroulini Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 24
Loc: Greece
Good to know,thanks Ana thumbsup wave

Top
#275657 - 02/08/08 11:30 AM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
marie Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 1732
Loc: Indiana
I just saw the game on the GoGamer site and they have it for preorder for $49.90, way to pricy for me. frown Marie


Edited by marie (02/08/08 11:30 AM)

Top
#275669 - 02/08/08 12:02 PM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: marie]
Sneaker Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 09/19/07
Posts: 32
Loc: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The demo is out now and 133 MB large.

http://www.penumbrablackplague.com/site/demo.php

Top
#275674 - 02/08/08 12:09 PM Re: Penumbra:Black Plague [Re: Sneaker]
misa Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 1372
Loc: PA, USA
Thanks Sneaker! I'm downloading the demo right now. I've had Penumbra Overture sitting on my shelf for quite some time. I think with the upcoming release of Black Plague I'll finally play Overture to see how it is.

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >


Who's Online
Key: Admin Global Mod Mod Staff  )
17 registered (misslilo, Draclvr, flotsam, colpet, Cue, Jenny100, InlandAZ, BobH, oldman, 1 invisible), 99 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Newest Members
Gey, Moonbat, kooker1957, ctillis, GreenBoat
8496 Registered Users