PlayDead’s Inside Makes Us Feel Weird

Firstly this game kind of just crept up on us. Our Inside imminent release senses didn’t tingle until we bumped into reviews of game. It is receiving many positive reviews and some even calling it a master piece. So we decided to buy the game and play it for ourselves.

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The game doesn’t take any time to introduce the characters or what is going on in its world. Instead it asks the player to find out for themselves. You take control of a nimble pre-teen boy running from unknown forces that seem to want to kill us (we think). They are not afraid to shoot you or send their dogs on you. At this point we know that something is very very wrong in this world. The queue of what we think are humans being hurried into trucks to be taken somewhere is another reminder to the player to just keep running.

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You do eventually escape your pursuers and are met with some quite nice puzzles that tickle your brain. Regardless though many questions arise. Why are we (humans) being shipped of somewhere. Who are these oppressors, why did they kill all our live stock ( well most ), who is this boy we are controlling, why is he on the run, why was he not captured like everyone else. There is also the matter of why all the other captured humans walk around like a bunch of zombies. We at one point actually control a few with a weird head device (shiver). Kind of reminds us of the parasite bugs from limbo. We are going to do posts on each episode we play through on our YouTube channel. Please do join us on this journey on what we think is going to one of the best games of this year. Here is part 1:

 

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Quantum Break is AWESOME (opinion)

Yeah, yeah the game got mixed reviews. Some liked it, some disliked it and apparently not many loved it. I think a review said it perfectly by saying “There is nothing like it and there probably won’t be again”. Here is why:

Art direction

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The art direction is great but not because the characters and environments look detailed. It’s because of the effects that are applied to them. For example when a fracture happens (time literally breaks ) everything becomes well… broken. Lets just say the pictures do it no justice. In motion everything looks pretty crazy. We really wonder how Remedy managed to create this effect.

Sound design

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Now we think the sound design of this game greatly complements the art direction. The way the sound clipped and cracks when you use your dash power. The bass drops that accompany your time freeze bubble. There is this crazy scene where a massive broken ship comes down on the main character. A time fracture happens which creates a volatile environment of breaking metal that reverses back and forth on your path. The sounds you hear in this scene are just ear melting. Watch the scene here

TV Show

Now leading up to the release we were confused on how they were going to tie a game and a tv show together. The show itself is actually pretty interesting. The style we feel has this modern feel like what you would expect from shows like person of interest. If you take it as seriously as it asks you to, we feel you would enjoy it.

These are just a few points we feel makes this game worth while to check out. You can find our playthrough here. Thanks for reading and keep being awesome