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Author Topic: Game with ecosytem  (Read 3393 times)

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Game with ecosytem
« on: December 30, 2022, 03:28 AM »
I stumbled across this video.. These games that seem simulation-based seem so intriguing:
https://www.youtube..../watch?v=GMx8OsTDHfM


https://store.steamp...p/312520/Rain_World/

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Reviews don't seem so good.

I'm not sure I would play the game myself but I'm quite curious to watch more videos on it.

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Re: Game with ecosytem
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2022, 04:16 AM »
Reviews don't seem so good.
No?

94% of the 396 user reviews in the past 30 days are positive.
92% of all the 7,044 user reviews are positive.

Unless it's one of those games where it's widely just a meme to leave a positive review, I'm not sure I'd agree with your assessment.

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Re: Game with ecosytem
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2022, 05:29 PM »
After watching it I would have to say it is not a game with the most complex ecosystem. Interesting but that's about it.

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Re: Game with ecosytem
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2022, 06:28 PM »
To me it looks very compelling, like the designer captured something quite extraordinary in terms of creating an emotionally compelling world where it feels those creatures are alive and real.. I'm glad to hear the reviews are more positive than it seemed at first.

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Re: Game with ecosytem
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2022, 06:50 PM »
After watching it I would have to say it is not a game with the most complex ecosystem. Interesting but that's about it.

Agreed. I felt like the guy was saying a whole bunch of stuff in the game was unintended/emergent interactions, but it looks to me like it was all designed to behave the way it does. Very interesting to see and learn about, but far from "the most complex ecosystem" in any game.

Thanks for sharing the video, mouser. I enjoyed watching it and learning more about the game, even if I disagree with the basic premise of the video.

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Re: Game with ecosytem
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2022, 07:27 PM »

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Re: Game with ecosytem
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2022, 07:38 PM »
Oh. Sorry I did not mean to say anything negative about it. It looks interesting and possibly fun to play, just the fact is that it is not a game I am drawn to.

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Re: Game with ecosytem
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2022, 04:13 AM »
Some reviews that focus on some negatives:
https://www.polygon....ws-ps4-playstation-4
https://www.rockpape...om/rain-world-review

Ah. You were talking about reviews by games journalists. I'm not surprised they didn't like it. ;D