For $15 I'll give a game a try. Its a month of Eve's subscription or a cheap meal or however one converts their money into time into entertainment. I don't drink coffee or go to Starbucks so I can't use that as an evaluation. He likes it and it seemed interesting so, sure, why not?
I probably should have read the "about". I haven't even done it as I start to write this. Because, why not? I'm prone to just trying things to try them. I know the game is not Eve and its not space and its not spaceships. But I like Video games.
Anyone ever played Limbo? Its a fantastic, fantastic spooky puzzle that is so simple and elegant that it has a surrealism that I can't even begin to explain.
Anyway, I got the game and waited until today to settle down and play it. The download servers were okay. I have a ridiculous connection recently upgraded to 300/70 FiOS by my husband. It cheerfully tests out what download servers can do. It still took a bit to download this game. Not a big deal, but if your connection is slower, set it for over night or while out.
I started the game up. The graphics are kind of hand drawn and kind of well rendered. I have directx 11 installed and the resolution cranked all the way up. I can't say I am super impressed with the facial movements and such. But its far from terrible.
There are different domains to choose. I asked Nosy where he was and picked the same so that I can stalk him easier in the future. You then pick one of the three factions. I chose the Asian (Japanese(?)) one. The character creator is simple but allows for enough customization to let you feel like a Special Snowflake in a Blizzard.
Once I entered the game it became the land of Endless Cut scenes.
I don't like visual movie/video media much. I like games because I am controlling them. Watching things doesn't do it for me. The Secret World put me through many cut scenes. Then my character had a lesbian encounter. When the other chick crawled into her lap I was like, "Unexpected."
After the girl on girl action it gives a mild intro tutorial mode that is a memory. Okay. Once done with that the chick kicks you out without even a kiss and off you go to train your power. This wasn't overly clear as well. It turns out there are guns, hand(sword/punching/something) and magic powers. I didn't notice the other two because the guns are right behind the contact. Thankfully, I run around and quickly discovered magic. I then learned that the doors leading you out tell you that there are other things to try. Nice of them to realize that their layout is terrible.
I spent a minute fiddling with my powers. It looks like you can remap your selections with ease. I think. I'm not really sure. I decided on elemental magic. I was leaning towards blood magic but the slurping pools of blood you throw got creepy pretty quickly.
So you run off, wind up finding some kind of secret magical portal area, have more cut scenes, and get sent off on your first... mission? I really have no idea what is going on. They've told me I'm special and stuff happens and I have to go deal with it cuz they told me to and they are more special. That's what I understand so far. I'm ready to gank them all and go explore. None of them are overly interesting. I keep finding golden honey combs that tell me to press U to access and give some quote that I don't get that then vanish. Collectibles or achievements or something?
Sliding down the tree was fun. I ran off to my mission and got, yet another cut scene. Sigh. Then I decided to write this and was disconnected for being idle. I'll keep chewing away at it for a while and see how it goes.
Edit to Add:
- I have two Eve windows open on my other screen. Hahahah, I'm way to addicted to not play and chat at all.
- If you play a guy character do you get a homosexual cut scene instead of a lesbian one?