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  1. jiminator

    jiminator Capt Obvious

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  2. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ard as it Gets

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    I'm now much less interested after hearing that the studio dropped the optional uncensored patch...I don't see what legal issues that would cause as it's not the version of the game that's being shipped and it's an optional download...them stating that the censored footage is only a few seconds in total sounds like BS...sounds like them trying to save face and hyping up the game (which is understandable)
     
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  3. MacLeod

    MacLeod [H]ardness Supreme

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    Not sure about this one. I do like horror type games but the survival aspect I'm not always too keen on. I couldn't get into Alien Isolation because of that. Sneaking around was fun for a while but it got old pretty quick. I guess it's my lack of attention or something but I need a little action to keep me interested.

    Ill definitely check out some reviews and game play videos tho. It does look pretty promising.
     
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    Skull_Angel [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah, I enjoy artists' interpretations of twisted realms, but censorship normally neuters anything that comes into mainstream-media, it's off-puting. Right now I'm wondering what these clips are that had to be censored without needing to change anything else; it has to be a smokescreen unless they used icons in those scenes.
     
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  5. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    Game releases at 17:00 CEST according to Kickstarter, which is UTC +2. That is 11:00 EDT.
    According to what I've heard they only needed to change the camera angles at certain parts to avoid showing the detail of female genitalia. Out of all the things in this game, god forbid we get exposed to female sex organs. And of course, penises are A-okay. Whatever it was, we'll see what it was in the video they're releasing tomorrow.
     
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    Lateralus More [H]uman than Human

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  7. jiminator

    jiminator Capt Obvious

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    1 hour, but no code yet :(
     
  8. delita

    delita [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yeah I've watched a couple of streams now....I'm not really sure what to think. I haven't really seen anything that makes me think it's worth paying for.
     
  9. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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    It just depends on the person....

    If you're like me and you've read Inferno, Paradise Lost, Screwtape Letters, and Hellbound Heart many, many times etc.

    Then, this is really fucking cool!! lol

    Even if it ends up being a walking simulator with a few jump scares, I don't care.

    I'm in this one for the aesthetic. Period.
     
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  10. Comixbooks

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    Seen this review on Steam giving it a thumbs down gamma issues always kinda irk me.


    0.8 hrs on record
    POSTED: MAY 29
    I'm really disappointed after finally playing agony:

    Cons:
    - The lighting is too dark, I had to crank the gamma up to even walk about the levels
    - Controls are clunky, and your character moves wayyy to slow
    - Character can sprint for about 2 seconds
    - The people are shiny and unrealistic due to poor specular maps on models
    - UI feels like 1990s games
    - Did I mention the generally glitchy movement?
    - Definitely censored

    Pros:
    - Excellent level design, feels like you're truly in hell
    - Overall graphics are excellent
    - No performance issues on my GTX 1060
    - Game is disturbing, as expected
     
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    delita [H]ard|Gawd

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    And "definitely censored" is a huge con if you were one of the many people that are probably in it for the shock value and weird sexual demon stuff.
     
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  12. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ard as it Gets

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    even with the trailers the game didn't look all that great to me from a pure gameplay perspective...it's all about shock value nudity and violence which is fine but not when it's the main selling point with no story or interesting gameplay mechanics...and then the developers blatantly lie about only having to censor 'a few seconds'...BS!
     
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    w35t [H]ard|Gawd

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    Man I really wanted this to be good. I need something new in the horror genre =(

    Probably will still pick it up but I just don't know at this point...
     
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    delita [H]ard|Gawd

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    Wait for the bargain bin or someone to mod it to make it even more graphic. I'm sure it'll happen. As it stands, the game itself is apparently garbage, the lighting its terrible, the controls are wonky, the character movement is bad, there's nothing this game has to offer besides genital physics.
     
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  15. merlin704

    merlin704 The Great Procrastinator

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    Meh. I was interested but now not so much. I'll wait for a "Let's Play" video.
     
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    I'm still getting a feel for the graphics environment. Some areas have less contrast than others but that could be just haze in some parts. I spend more time staring at the main menu than in other games.
     
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    welp, its a weird game. not sure I understand it or know what I am doing. just ran a few minutes, as I am currently doing dark souls remastered. There appear to be a lot of secrets though. It may be interesting.
     
  18. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    Here is the video showing the cut content. It goes without saying, but I'll warn you anyway: It is very NSFW and maybe NSFL for some people.

     
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    merlin704 The Great Procrastinator

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    Removing all that is fine. It added nothing to the game other than shock value.
     
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    I didn't see a legal reason for any of it to have been removed. Some grotesque and excessive, yes; I mean 50 Shades and it's sequels made it to theaters (the writer had no knowledge of the kink community, consensual acts, and wrote a stalker/abusive relationship series, and the second movie is basically a porn flick), but for some reason butt physics are too much (who's played any of the DoA series?)? The children looked more like deformities than anything else. The rape/sex scenes were pretty poorly done though; if they were supposed to be graphic, it's only because they showed genitals touching... Even after the removal of all of that, it's not something you want little Jimmy to play...

    All in all, tired of this kind of censorship. You don't want your children to play it? Pay attention to what they do and have access to, it's your job as a parent/guardian.
     
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  21. jiminator

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    Eh, child killing has been mostly banned for quite some time in video games. The rape scene.... someone would probably raise a stink about it and get their game nuked from some platform. The "art" is just not worth the trouble. I'll agree though the butt physics is stupid, unless it allowed for more revealing views than intended.
     
  22. D4rkn3ss

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    hey, why the fuck they deleted that shit, it was awesome!
     
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  23. Comixbooks

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    When the demon walks backwards that is just good physics I can't wait to goto Hell if that is the case.
     
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    wonder what this 4gb update is all about...
     
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  25. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    They turned the game into easy mode because people were complaining that it was too hard and confusing. They said they're going to bring back the original difficulty as Hard mode in a later patch.
     
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    Kind of amazing how fast they are putting out patches and the types of changes they include.

    We are coming back to you with the freshly released patch. Thanks for bringing your awesome reports in such detailed manner. It helps us to direct our works at the most important issues. Check out the list of changes which are introduced in today's update:


    - Fixed a significant number of collision problems with the floors
    - Fixed collision problems that might force the player to get stuck in many places
    - Reduced the number of enemies in Mind Maze, The Pit, Fractal Forest, and Mushroom Mind
    - Added new Martyrs in key places so that the player doesn't need to backtrack too much - Some puzzles got removed so the progression should be more fluid
    - Changed difficulty of a few puzzles that caused confusion
    - Changed the way of obtaining the 3rd level of soul skill which also caused confusion
    - Fixed a few streaming problems that could cause the player to get out of the play area
    - Part of the 4th chapter environment got changed to make the progression easier and more fluid
    - Changed enemy patrol routes in some places
    - Added additional effects to "teleports" and some other events
    - Fixed a few issues with secret chambers
    - Fixed issues with golden statuette placement
    - Fixed many issues with the fire damage
    - Fixed some background animation glitches
    - Fixed scripting issues that could force a player to get stuck
    - Fixed a problem with exploding bodies that caused a big FPS loss
    - Polished lighting.

    We already started working on the next patch. It's going to include for instance a Hard mode which will bring the previous difficulty level back. Also, we work on further improvements regarding lighting.
     
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  27. Lateralus

    Lateralus More [H]uman than Human

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    I finally watched the video. LOL, man that was some f'd up shit. I'm thinking it's a buy for me, just not sure what price I'm willing to jump in at yet. Good grief, I might need some sort of therapy session after playing this hahaha.
     
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    w35t [H]ard|Gawd

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    I can tell you this at least, the first couple hours are heavily sedated in comparison.
     
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    I can't seem to re-enter the Desert of Light. I died there without getting a checkpoint so that puts be back in the previous map, the Chaos Temple. And that's all fine, I'm used to that in the game in general. Except I can no longer make the jump onto the ledge at the end area of Chaos Temple which launches you into the Desert of Light. Maybe I'm doing the jump wrong. In spirit mode the ledge is blocked so I can't even fly onto it. If anyone knows of another way back in or how to do this jump the right way.

    Edit: Nevermind, I can just restart the whole level and it should fix it. Dang.
     
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  30. jiminator

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    censored will be back

     
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  31. Comixbooks

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    The centerfold edition
     
  32. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    Nice to see they took my advice and bypassed the publisher :cool:.

    I think that they will gain back some good will by giving it to early adopters for free or almost free. I know a lot of Kickstarter backers were extremely pissed by the censorship announcement at basically the last minute.
     
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  33. jiminator

    jiminator Capt Obvious

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    Based on all the "additional" content to be added it does seem like a lot more was cut from the game than what they stated. that being said I am still fine with the kickstarter results. This developer, unlike many others has always maintained an active communication channel and that goes a long ways towards generating good will.
     
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    5gb update today, wonder what all that inludes...
     
  35. jiminator

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    Welp, does not look good for the company
     
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  36. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ard as it Gets

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    the cynic in me is thinking that they used the unrated aspect to get people hyped about the game when there was never any unrated build to begin with...first they stated they had some legal issues preventing them from releasing it...then they said that the unrated footage was only a few seconds...then after Steam changed their policy and allowed all content to be released the developers started talking about financial issues etc...sounds completely shady to me...I'm glad I never fell for the hype and bought this
     
  37. merlin704

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  38. MavericK

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    I watched the censored footage...it was almost comical, really. Just seemed to attempt to be shocking for the sake of being so.

    I don't really think it being there or not has much bearing on the game (if it's a decent game in the first place, that is...I haven't played it).
     
  39. zamardii12

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    Mirror? It's not working for me.