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Offline Celdur

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Papers, please.
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:33:39 am »
this just came out on steam
and its really really good.

its pretty addictive for a game about paperwork, and it always keeps you on your toes.
its also pretty challenging and ****.

oh, and it has 20 different endings, if anyone cares. and not the "choose your ending at the end" kinda thing too, there's a lot of bad ends and decisions you make without even knowing they are decisions. so that's pretty cool.

and i guess it also has some deep bull**** that makes you think about moral choices and how your ****ty communistic life can affect them. but who cares.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QP5X6fcukM" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QP5X6fcukM</a>



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Re: Papers, please.
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 02:09:55 am »
Yeah its a cool game. Looks and sounds great and really pulls you into the role of a put-upon communist bureaucrat.

I'm just trying to feed my family! :{
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 04:49:19 am »
I've been playing this a lot. It's a great testament to the idea that it's execution and not premise that makes a game good.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 06:18:47 am »
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2013, 07:21:39 am »
Haha, yeah, he just does not give a **** no matter how many times you have him dragged off.
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Re: Papers, please.
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2013, 09:41:09 am »
Played the old demo version a fair amount. How's the full version stack up and will I want to go back into it?

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2013, 09:45:35 am »
Full version is great. A lot of little mini stories play out, there's an overarching plot too. Like Celdur said there are decisions you don't know are decisions and its all achieved organically through game mechanics instead of arbitrary Red/Blue/Green button pushing. The complexity of the core game mechanics ramps up pretty nicely, with various new documents, rules, and booth features being added, including a drawer for confiscating passports and a rifle to shoot terrorists with.

Also there are 20 endings (a lot of which are variations of each other but still pretty good!), a branching timeline save system that allows you to reload from any day and make different choices, and three different variations of 'Endless mode'. 

So yeah, I'd say its worth a buy.
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2013, 10:11:25 am »
So yeah, I'd say its worth a buy.
Or, put it on your Steam Wishlist so you don't forget about it, and wait for it to show up in a Humble Bundle :P

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2013, 08:20:02 pm »
I just played the demo. It was harrowing in a good way, gameplay wise. I may consider buying it in the future, (though not at the moment).

Technically I played the demo two and a half times. My first attempt ended with my family dying and me falling into debt. My second full attempt, I was able to keep everyone alive through the eighth day.

I am curious what the alternate endings are.
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2013, 11:46:10 am »
Will get it one day. Looks like one of the wacky sort of arty games I like.  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 09:21:44 pm »
I have had this a while.

It gets ridiculously specific and time consuming to start getting people across. Like. They don't joke when they say being able to use space to activate inspector mode is an upgrade rather than wasting the time to click it.

Ridiculous. But I get it since that's the point of the game (I would imagine part of the joke is the huge bureaucracy that you are forced to conform to).

I like it but its a bit more stressful than I would want out of a game.
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