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Offline Castruccio

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Out of Eight Review is Up
« on: April 22, 2012, 06:11:40 PM »
Hi guys, it looks like the first review is up.  Out of Eight gives it a very respectable (and rare for them) 7/8. 

http://www.outofeight.info/2012/04/valley-without-wind-review.html


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Re: Out of Eight Review is Up
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2012, 06:24:36 PM »
Second review, actually -- but definitely awesome on both. :)

The first was here: http://www.smoothtown.net/2012/04/review-valley-without-wind.html


On Out of Eight, AI War got a 6/8 and Tidalis got the very rare 8/8.  Definitely pleased with the 7/8!
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Re: Out of Eight Review is Up
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 06:25:16 PM »
Very nice ;)

Let's hope the 1 negative is solved with the first expansion
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;P I still think there must be some way to do a story in procedural worlds. Just because nobody did it right yet, does not mean it is impossible. It is just not possible with run-of-the-mill solutions.
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Re: Out of Eight Review is Up
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 06:28:01 PM »
Second review, actually -- but definitely awesome on both. :)

The first was here: http://www.smoothtown.net/2012/04/review-valley-without-wind.html



A nice review, but their criticism of the music at smoothtown is absurd.  AVWW has some of the best music of any game to date.  I know people who don't even play games who like the music for this one.

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Re: Out of Eight Review is Up
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2012, 06:29:52 PM »
I still think there must be some way to do a story in procedural worlds. Just because nobody did it right yet, does not mean it is impossible. It is just not possible with run-of-the-mill solutions.

I quite agree.  It's just not a casual or a small undertaking.  Making this game PLUS procedural story at the same time proved impossible.  Doing the game itself, and then procedural story as part of an expansion later... it's plausible, at the worst.  We were more or less in the position of being able to do both halfway or one really well, so we chose to focus on the game at the expense of the story elements we had at one time had ambitions of doing.

Where it will go over the next years largely depends on what players are most interested in, and what we can come up with in terms of ways to overcome challenges that nobody else has really solved before (to my knowledge).
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Re: Out of Eight Review is Up
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2012, 06:30:55 PM »
I must agree, the music tracks in AVWW are some of my favorite of all time. But it's still a 4/5 so yay. Glad to see AVWW getting good reviews.
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Re: Out of Eight Review is Up
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2012, 06:31:40 PM »
AVWW has some of the best music of any game to date.  I know people who don't even play games who like the music for this one.

I'm not in any position to be an objective judge of that, but I certainly agree it's an awesome soundtrack.  Taste varies widely, of course, but it's certainly one of my favorites even after so long of hearing it over and over...
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Re: Out of Eight Review is Up
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 08:27:51 PM »
I think the soundtrack ranks up there with Cave Story and Final Fantasy VI.