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Posted 08 August 2009 - 01:39 PM
Posted 08 August 2009 - 02:32 PM
Original post by Mybowlcut
I just played it then. The dialogue is well done and all the effects like the grass being trodden on and shot, the light on the guy's face as he fires his gun, etc. I agree with everyone about the atmosphere, as well. I think the darkness and silence suits the subject matter well.
Unless there is some deeper meaning, I'm pretty sure I understood all of the plot, except one thing... Why was Eddie saying to Mike that it was like the old days? Was it just Eddie being derranged? Because I thought that Mike was the soldier that saw Eddie in the final scene? I also felt killing Eddie was too easy; he didn't put up much (if any) of a fight for a war veteran.
It would be cool if the relationship between Eddie and Mike went into greater detail so that killing him would have been more satisfying - not that killing Eddie after what he did wasn't satisfying already, but if Mike's plot was less uneventful and drawn out (it was quite a long chase), I think it would add heaps of extra playing time to the game. The premise behind the game is clever, and I think you could have milked it more and the game would be considering longer.
One minor problem that I felt the game had was the abrupt level transitions; there is a fade in to the next level/scene but not a fade out from the one you're currently in and it feels a bit unnatural. That was the only problem I think the game had, other than that it's very well done.
But you can see why people would pass judgment without playing it, right? I watched the youtube video before I played it and hence I formed my opinion after seeing that, and so will a lot of other people.
Posted 08 August 2009 - 03:18 PM
Quote:That would make a lot of sense, because I never saw those scenes, although I did notice that Mike dies when I shot Eddie.
Original post by choffstein
! WARNING, SPOILER BELOW !
My understanding is that Eddie is Mike. Notice how Eddie brought the girl to Mike's apartment. It was 'like old times', despite the fact that it was just Eddie in the War. Note how when you shoot Eddie as Mike, Mike dies (or at least, he did for me). Note that when Eddie dies in the War, the sprite of Mike is shown. Notice that after playing as Mike, a scene is shown where the girl gets into Eddie's cab. Eddie and Mike are one in the same ... I think.
Posted 08 August 2009 - 03:47 PM
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