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  • Mohammad AlHuraiz 12:42 pm on November 21, 2012 Permalink
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    @redswir1 I really need to get around playing Gemini Rue, yeah they’re making a game, looks excellent too. They got a nice tutorial for sprite work on the same page as Primordia, really looking forward to what they’re making.

    On the note of Point & Click, I finally got around to finish Indiana Jones & the Fate of atlantis, it was among the first point and click games I’ve ever played and probably the reason why I got into them, gonna listen to the squadcast since the game is pretty fresh in my head right now.

    (yeah, I’ve gone MIA for a while, been busy with plenty of stuff, and I might just pop up every now and then as usual).

     
  • RedSwirl 2:54 am on November 21, 2012 Permalink
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    Huh. I didn’t know the Gemini Rue guys had cooked up another game:

    Oh, and the main character is the dude who narrated Bastion. They’re trying to get the game greenlit and say that anyone who buys the game from their website will get a Steam key in the event it does get greenlit.

     
  • RedSwirl 3:55 am on November 30, 2011 Permalink
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    Anyway, AMD finally put out some drivers that’ll let RAGE actually goddam run on my system they way it’s supposed to. Actually thinking about starting over now, and I’d actually enjoy it a second time around. It’s that good. I started it on hard as well and am seriously considering Nightmare.

    I still got the following in my house and untouched/unfinished however:
    Zelda
    Skyrim
    Rayman
    Halo Anniversary
    Mario 3D
    Gemini Rue
    Deus Ex Missing Link

    That’s just the main stuff. Still need to do some dungeon defending, and somehow Modern Wardare 3 manages to keep pullin’ me back in. I actually did the campaign for a second time and am more enthralled with survival than multiplayer.

    Oh, and one of the Steam Achievements for Gemini Rue… I’m not gonna tell you, but if you haven’t played it yet, at the very beginning walk back to the starting area after having talked to the hotel clerk. I still need to find the other three…

     
  • bowlisimo 12:46 am on March 7, 2011 Permalink
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    Ok guys, if any of you were the least bit interested in Gemini Rue, I’m going to say go ahead and try it. It’s not “OMG game of the year out of nowhere 2011!”, but it’s easily a quality point & click adventure that I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend, especially if you like sci-fi/noir that’s heavily inspired by Bladerunner (among other things – I mean, at one point you’re basically doing Esper photo analysis like Rick Deckard) and of course, old school adventure games.

    Considering that the story was written by a student and that it’s low budget indie, I liked where the plot went, even if it’s not too tough to guess where things are going to end up, but there’s a nice twist or two that might catch you off guard. It lightly explores the idea of memory erasure and what makes you, you, without getting too pretentious and introspective. It makes its point and then gets you the hell out of there.

    The presentation of Gemini Rue is worth mentioning, looking somewhere pre-The Dig, with lovingly crafted nostalgic chunky sprites and beautifully painted and pixelated backgrounds, both brought together by Nathan Pinard’s moody score that would make Vangelis or maybe more Thomas Newman proud (though I really wish it had played more often).

    Gemini Rue only falters a bit with some of the voice acting, which is just good enough most of the time, and with some of the pixel hunting. In that regard, I found it easy enough to follow the game’s logic and only got stuck once or twice. Thankfully, you can switch back and forth between two main characters whenever you want, and the areas aren’t so large that you have to aimlessly go back and forth scratching your head. Also, you NEVER have to combine shit “rubber ducky” style. Pretty painless, compared to some adventure games, if you ask me.

    Anyway, I’m a sucker for this kind of sci-fi, but I think if you give it a chance, you’ll enjoy it as time well spent, and then when you’re done there’s a developer commentary built in. Not bad.

    (oh and FYI there are a few totally random voiced anime characters (like from Cowboy Bebop) hidden in this game)

     
  • impynickers 4:50 pm on March 4, 2011 Permalink
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    Wow, Gemini Rue definitely seems like the genuine article. I imagine I would have payed full price for it in the 1990’s. Its voice acting is certainly better than I would have expected, and its style seems quite well executed so far. I am loving it.

    In other news, been going through piles of old games trying to find the perfect old school PC multiplayer experience. I have been coaxing friends into LANing, or using Hamachi to play old games with varying success. System Shock 2 co-op is great when it doesn’t crash. Not so bad if you remember to save every 30 minutes. Diablo 1 has a newish mod called Awakening. It adds tons of new enemies, equipment, and scenarios to the game. It is extra tough though, so people need to work together.
    Has anyone in the squad used Hamachi? With patients there is a whole new world of old school multiplayer to be experienced.

     
  • bowlisimo 3:45 pm on March 4, 2011 Permalink
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    Intrigued, so far, by Gemini Rue. I don’t know if the Shivah was like this, but it’s really quite an unabashed 1990’s style adventure game in every sense with very few 21st century creature comforts. Most notably, it’s got that “our way or the highway”, I can’t just search the dead body, I have to kick it first to turn it over, logic that you either follow along with perfectly or just sit there going “wut?” at. To its credit, up to this point it has been more of the former.

    As I’m only an hour or two in, the jury is still out on whether or not the Philip K Dickian plot, which is still unclear to me, will turn into something great, but I will say they’re doing a nice job with the settings, especially on Barracus, one of the first locations, which has that perpetual, moody Bladerunner rain soaking everything to the bone.

    It’s also interesting that once you get to a certain point, you’re able to switch back and forth between two main characters in two completely different locations at your whim, but I haven’t delved far enough to see how this plays out.

    Oh, and game needs to play its music more, that and Azriel Odin sounds a little like Alec Baldwin.

    @beige You get into this yet?

     
  • RocGaude 6:48 pm on March 3, 2011 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo Right on. Your link seems broken, though.

    Get Gemini Rue here.

     
  • bowlisimo 5:47 pm on March 3, 2011 Permalink
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    Didn’t realize this, but Gemini Rue is from Wadjet Eye games, the same guys who made The Shivah (subject of the first Squadcast that I totally passed on).

     
  • Shingro 3:00 pm on March 3, 2011 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo Wow, good catch, the style really brings me back to the days of The Dig and whanot. Will check out.

     
  • unmanneddrone 2:01 pm on March 3, 2011 Permalink
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    @bowlisimo I think Gemini Rue is prime Squad material. Absolutely amazing ambience! Anyone from either the Sierra or LucasArts adventure heritage camps will love it.

     
  • bowlisimo 5:46 am on March 3, 2011 Permalink
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    @beige Pretty eclectic soundtrack. It started out like Linkin Park and now it sounds like… so long and thanks for all the fish? mixed with something else (that’s really killing me, I can’t identify it). What are the standout tracks to you?

    Also, @unmanneddrone posted about this a while ago, but Gemini Rue a really awesome looking sci-fi adventure game, is now available. PC Gamer liked it, and when someone in the comments says “I’m several hours into this game, and it has me entranced and immersed better than all the millions of dollars put into high-end graphic bigbudget titles have managed to achieve.”, I can’t not investigate it.

    It’s 15 bucks and there’s a demo, I think I’m going to try it.

     
  • unmanneddrone 9:33 am on July 2, 2010 Permalink
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    Folks, just wanted to drop this off here before I head off for the weekend. Straight up, this looks like a squad mission to paratroop into when it gets released. A lovely little independent sci-fi noir adventure game known as Gemini Rue. Looks great! See you folks on the other side of the weekend, hope you have a good one.

    http://bit.ly/aLggxB

    “…Gemini Rue is a neo-noir, full length point ‘n click adventure game, encompassing a dual narrative. It follows the story of Azriel Odin, an ex-assassin, trying to bring down the notorious crime group, the Boryokudan, and the story of Delta-Six, an amnesiac patient who must escape his imprisonment before he loses his identity. Gemini Rue features traditional adventure game elements, such as puzzle-solving, dialog systems, and more, but also incorporates more unorthodox features, including an action system, and an investigations system. Gemini Rue was a winner of the Student Showcase Award in the 2010 Independent Games Festival chosen from more over 190 entries.”

     
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