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#547322 - 09/15/09 01:48 AM Re: Heaven [Re: Darleen03]
Mad Offline
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Here's what I tacked onto the end of a thread by Mordack on the Discussion Board yesterday :

Well about 30 minutes ago I started Heaven - just to get a taste, really - and find it to absolutely be one of the most weird games I've ever come across !!

I've made significant progress already, in just 30 minutes, but only because I've been led around by the nose ....
Click to reveal..
and the little compass
.... NOT because I have much idea about what I'm actually doing lol

Maybe by the next time I report back I will be more "au fait" with things. Who knows think

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Now is my "report back" time and I'm just about to uninstall the game after which I will take it over to the Trading Post.
Nowhere near finished but I've had enough yes

For me this is not an adventure game, it is more a guided tour through some (admittedly) beautiful scenery - with evangelistic style speeches delivered to me by my guide at strategic points.

[I'm quite sure plenty of people will enjoy the experience but I'm afraid I'm not one of them duh]


Edited by Mad (09/15/09 01:52 AM)
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#547365 - 09/15/09 06:29 AM Re: Heaven [Re: Mad]
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Thank You , Mad

That's why I always would like a developer to give us the opportunity to play a Demo first.

It would certainly save us a lot of aggravation & money.
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#547450 - 09/15/09 12:15 PM Re: Heaven [Re: Darleen03]
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How many people would have bought it if they'd played a demo?

Originally Posted By: Darleen03
If a Game has no Substance...Like Inventory & Adventure searching...Then Its just a puzzle game with alot of "EYE CANDY"...

Maybe you shouldn't insult puzzle games by considering this as one of them.

Originally Posted By: oldmariner
Rather than straight forward puzzle presentation found in games they used subtle clues and then led you through them.

I don't consider something like that to be a puzzle game. You're not using your mind to find solutions. Where's the puzzle?

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#547454 - 09/15/09 12:24 PM Re: Heaven [Re: Jenny100]
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
How many people would have bought it if they'd played a demo?


Not Many !!! duh

Puzzle games are "Wonderful" But developers should state that...This game was perceived to be an "Adventure Game" Very deceiving... headscratch
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#547467 - 09/15/09 01:01 PM Re: Heaven [Re: Darleen03]
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It's no more a puzzle game than it is an adventure game. As a game, it's incomplete. There's more to any kind of game than graphics and listening to someone tell you what to do.

From what I can tell, the "story" consists of this guy dying when his spaceship wrecks and having his grandmother (who for some reason wants to look like a Barbie doll in front of her grandson) walk him through maybe 4 or 5 "puzzles" he has to solve to get into Heaven. Something about that plotline just strikes me as profoundly silly.

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#547470 - 09/15/09 01:13 PM Re: Heaven [Re: Darleen03]
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Jenny, since you brought it up I suppose I have to clarify my meaning.

"Originally Posted By: oldmariner
Rather than straight forward puzzle presentation found in games they used subtle clues and then led you through them."

You have to consider this a puzzle game if you accept it as game at all. You have to solve puzzles to get to the next level. The issue here is the object may be clear, raise sunken island, though you may not know it is a sunken island, you may think it is a bridge. But how to do it is far from clear.

What I was trying to illustrate is the puzzles are not straight forward they are not clear in either their intent and even the parts required to solve it. Therefore they were required to include hints and a guide to lead you through them.

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#547471 - 09/15/09 01:16 PM Re: Heaven [Re: Jenny100]
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I find it very interesting..That on their website it clearly states "This is an Adventure Game"

But gives no description of game play at all.. think

I agree , Jenny...The plotline is silly..

But, Then again I really don't pay to much mind to story..As much as I do the gameplay.
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#547482 - 09/15/09 01:32 PM Re: Heaven [Re: Darleen03]
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How can you have an adventure game without a story ??

The whole point of an adventure game for me is to unravel the story via the puzzles grin

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#547489 - 09/15/09 01:39 PM Re: Heaven [Re: Mad]
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What I meant , Mad was...

I can take any kind of story...BUT...The game play is most important...

Every game has to have an objective or some kind of ending, but without the adventure & substance & interaction with people, & Inventory...The game to me is worthless grin
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#547498 - 09/15/09 01:42 PM Re: Heaven [Re: Darleen03]
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Darleen03 ....

I've gone over to the Discussions Board to participate in your new thread, now smile
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