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Vampyre Story New Trailer

The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
edited September 2007 in Games and Technology
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Adventure games aren't dead. They're undead.

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    Well....that looks horrible.

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  • schmadsschmads Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Well, I'm a sucker for point-and-click adventure games, and I get a sort of new Sam & Max vibe from this. My concern is that what really makes or breaks this style of game is the writing and setting. It seems an interesting setting, but the comedic timing and humour in the trailer seemed a bit iffy, so I'm not sure. I'm going to cross my fingers and likely buy it regardless, so long as it isn't reviewed as completely horrible.

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  • MachismoMachismo Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Wow! This game looks amazing!
    The art just looks slick as hell. In action, it just makes me smile. Like Psychonauts, but as an adventure game.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Aside from the awful narration I really enjoyed the trailer. Unfortunately there really wasn't any solid info concerning the game at all, except that it has some amazing background art, which you could tell from any screenshot anyway.

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  • MachismoMachismo Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    This game has been in development for a long time. Like several years now. Good to see it coming out soon.

    It appears that the backgrounds are both prerendered and 3d. A nice mixture allowing some depth as needed.
    After watching the trailer, I'm thinking "Grim Fandango" I doubt it could be THAT good, but still.... maybe.

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo We are only now beginning to understand the full power and ramifications of sexual intercourse Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Ouch that trailer was terrible. A shame too as it looks pretty (aside from the character models).

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    hasn't this been in development for exactly 756 years?

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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Well, they found people who can draw. Now they just have to fire everyone else and find some people who can write.

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Priscilla!!! Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I think it's still too soon to say they don't have people who can write yet.

    They do need to fire the narrator though.

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  • IShallRiseAgainIShallRiseAgain Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    It wasn't so bad. They just hired a shitty narrator, he was probably only hired for the trailer.

    The non-narrator dialogue was pretty solid, and seems to be at least the quality of old lucasart's game.

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  • apotheosapotheos Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2007
    The trailers job is to entice me to buy the game. I think it means something when the lions share of it is crap.

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The narrator seems like he had some kind of weird voice filter on his dialogue.

    That said, I'm really looking forward to this. Though, after this season of gaming madness, I will probably semi forget about it again, so I hope it makes that early 2008 date.

    I also kind of wish this game was hand-drawn 2D.

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  • Radioactive HamsterRadioactive Hamster Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    OK the narrator was terrible but that trailer still gets me very excited. I've been waiting for this game to come out forever and I can't wait till it launches.

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  • hambonehambone Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    apotheos wrote: »
    The trailers job is to entice me to buy the game. I think it means something when the lions share of it is crap.

    Great go crap up a thread that cares.

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  • LavaKnightLavaKnight Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Wasn't it completely animated (as in non-3d) originally? Maybe it was a placeholder, but the colors were a lot more vibrant in screens I saw, and the art looked nicer to me.

    Still, it's a classic adventure game with a good staff, so it should turn out pretty well.

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Wow - really mixed reactions which I can't quite understand. Even the voice over isn't *that* bad. Looks really good to me, fingers crossed on this one.
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  • Dirty DrawersDirty Drawers Lord of the undie world Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    I liked the animation and environment. The narration, script, jokes, voice acting and anything else that tried to make this remotely alive had some serious suckage to it. That narrator is by far the worse.

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  • brynstarbrynstar Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    LavaKnight wrote: »
    Wasn't it completely animated (as in non-3d) originally? Maybe it was a placeholder, but the colors were a lot more vibrant in screens I saw, and the art looked nicer to me.

    Still, it's a classic adventure game with a good staff, so it should turn out pretty well.

    Yes, see, I recall this as well. I remember it looking much more like Curse of Monkey Island at one point. I will have to see if I can find some of those old screens somewhere, to see whether we are crazy. :)

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  • RookRook Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    It was originally 2d, then they quickly moved to the same engine that was used for syberia with a plan for cell shaded characters. I like the new look, it's very corpsebride/nightmare before christmas.

    I can't help but think they should have got this guy to do the VO though. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VthsQVsXwEg

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  • SwashbucklerXXSwashbucklerXX Swashbucklin' Canuck Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Heh, with the buildup you guys gave it, I thought the narrator would be much worse.

    I agree that it's a poorly designed trailer, though. It'd be nice if they'd actually, y'know, spent a few seconds with the main character.

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