HIGH Oozes creativity from every irreverent pore.
LOW Isn’t that much different from other VR “experiences”.
WTF “These shiny pages are mounting a heavy assault on my classified areas!”
HIGH Has the same charm and wit of the first Costume Quest
LOW Controls for the PC version were not well-optimized
WTF The clown's face in battle.
HIGH Surprisingly deep, satisfying mech customization for an XBLA title.
LOW Realistically, I'm never going to get a full squad of four together.
WTF Double Fine made this? Really?
Here's the full interview with Greg Rice, producer at the great indie studio, Double Fine Productions! If you're not already aware, Double Fine is the home of gaming legends Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert. Their past console successes include Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. Their more recent games include the downloadable wonders Costume Quest, Iron Brigade, Happy Action Theater, and Stacking!
….Oh yeah, and they raised millions on Kickstarter in mere days to fund their upcoming adventure game; and don't you know that Greg had a huge part in this!?
Thanks for watching, and enjoy!
HIGH Discovering new possibilities in each environment.
LOW Might not appeal to traditional game players.
WTF Recreating the end scene from Terminator 2 with a lava-flooded living room.
It's unclear if Grim Fandango creator Tim Schafer intended to change the way games are financed or not, but his latest venture could have long-lasting repercussions on the hobby we all know and love.
HIGH Crashing a flaming zeppelin into the enemy stage at the end of a long battle.
LOW The aforementioned long battle.
WTF Pardon me, but I think about a third of the story has gone missing.
After completing Brütal Legend, there were several pictures of the development team on screen as the credits rolled. The people on view all looked like nice, upstanding, hard-working citizens of the game dev community. As these snapshots appeared, I felt an intense wave of something approximating some kind of bizarre guilt because actually having faces attached to the game made Brütal Legend's failure somehow more tangible. More terrible.
Tim Schafer is a brilliant guy and I have tons of respect for him, but he's just been off lately. I don't care what anybody says, Psychonauts was a big bag of fail to me, and although Brütal Legend is better, it's still not anywhere near what it could've been. In fact, I'm not even really sure what it is.
HIGH The world is metal.
LOW Almost everything else isn't.
WTF "Everybody thinks I'll betray them someday. Now gasp as I betray you!"