Ah man… I’ve been waiting for this game for a week now…
I mention that because I’ve been let down a few times after waiting a while for a game (high expectations and all that)
Before I start a a review, I want to report a couple bugs:’
There’s a couple errors in the Dusk romance path. She will still show you the gadget in her chest later in the game, before the final act, even if she’s already shown you during the romance path. Additionally, this struck me as fairly major, there is abug that sends you to protect Gatsby if you select the “Protect Dusk” option. As in the “choice” will read “Protect the hostage, you have to protect Dusk at all costs” but the very next page will feature a confused Gatsby wondering why you’re busting into his room. If I had to surmise, it’s a coding issue.
Not sure if it’s possible but if this could be passed on to the author, I think it could enhance the game greatly.
As far as the game itself goes, it’s fantastic work. Good depth of characters and immersion, as well as a well-designed array of character options for customization and control. The concept is quite interesting, and the writing tone hits the perfect note to immerse the player in the game world.
The first two acts of the game develop at a perfect pace, establishing all the necessary pieces for an endgame third act. However, the last couple chapters develop in a slightly unfocused manner (though I likely have a compromised view due to the aforementioned bug altering the game experience). I particularly admired the frequent foreshadowing of future events; they evoked that “I knew it!” feeling when my suspicions were proved correct.
The Final Battle, however, was a masterfully executed set piece. Honestly the best I’ve read since Blogia.
All in all, a promising entry into the CoG library (and I’d like to extend a personal congratulations to the author)
It’s not, you should email bugs to firstname.lastname@example.org, screenshots helpful. Just reading through this, though…I don’t think it’s a bug. It looks like perhaps a misreading on your part/slightly obscure phrasing on the part of the author.
Aw man. I’m not hugely into Steampunk but I loved this game. Assuming it’s even Steampunk. Feels more pulpish to me, with some extra etiquette and brass fixtures thrown in which clearly isn’t a bad thing.
Anyway. The main story was good but the Epilogue was perfect in every way. That really made the game for me.
Meh. I’m not a fan of steampunk or machines powered by magic (or anything that isn’t oil). Even though I did a full playthrough and managed to do most of the quests I don’t feel like doing a test because it’s going to be very subjective.
If I had to give it a note… Dunno, anywhere between 11 and 16. Because as I said I am not apt to note it this time.
While it may not be the right place, it’s definitely not a misreading, you choose to protect Dusk, and it jumps you to “Protect Gatsby’s” Scene instead, afterward the villain comments that they thought you’d be running to protect Dusk or defending your HQ. You are unable to make that choice as it stands on that path. I’m thinking of putting my playthrough on hold until it’s fixed, since that’s kind of huge.
As it turns out, there’s a character named “Lady Morrigan” that you meet pretty early on.
Guess what i named my character?
Yup, Lady Morrigan, after the Irish War Goddess.
Boy was that awkward.
It was so weird i restarted the game and just went with “lady tempest”
I know, right? Stuff like that happens sometimes to me too - maybe games need a check on this, if for nothing else other than making a comment about it (of anything from humorous to ‘duelistically’ nature and so on, fitting the game).
Do enjoy the game, though, albeit I did pursue a doomed romance first time (not a RO, it turned out, ack, my poor heart!). Certainly was different, which is nice - life, variation and the spice must flow and all that. Or, er, something.
I have to say that this is now in my list of favorites, I really enjoyed the story, loved the powers and absolutely loved Dusk (soooo glad I could propose at the end to her ) Now that the bug with her is fixed the only thing that feels off for me was when my brother shows up at the end (I chose the alien origin) it doesn’t really seem to read like we’re siblings during that conversation. That little thing aside though I thought it was wonderful and really really hope to take up my mantel again in a sequel