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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #40 on: February 06, 2013, 01:15:01 PM »
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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #41 on: February 06, 2013, 06:47:21 PM »
Ah. I must have been confused about the timing. I was thinking it was before the vision.

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #42 on: February 06, 2013, 08:26:45 PM »
My thought on episode 2, to quote one Dr. Gallagher: "This is an interesting one."

Such a well-designed plot with some clever twists and an awesome new feature to go with Erica's powers.  ...Regrettably, that's all I can think of to say, without going into spoilers.  So...

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #43 on: February 06, 2013, 09:01:26 PM »
Thank you Jack! No worries, Melissa's singing was supposed to not be very good :)

Yeah, I love twisty stories where nothing's really what it seems. I'm glad people are enjoying the story of Episode 2 and how it unfolds!

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #44 on: February 07, 2013, 12:49:34 AM »
One thing that bothered me a little after a while now is how useless the Cellphone is. I started to think this after I tried to look at the texts that "Oracle" sent. And then I realised- I couldn't. There's no Inbox.

"Well, bummer" I thought. But then I remembered that the phone has a lot of stuff you can't use. Sure, there's "Hint" and "Note" that are quite useful, but there is a lack of things to play around with.

- "Web Search" has some categories that can't find anything. (Would have been nice with some content)
- "Calendar" was used for a puzzle in Episode 1, but now I can't even open it in order to see which year or month Cognition is supposed to take place in.
- "Music" was used to set the ringtone in a puzzle. What if you still could do that, and when Erica got a phonecall, your selected ringtone played.

And then my original point. An Inbox so you could see the texts "Oracle" sent. And hey, why not put some old texts in there to. Like from Scott! We knew next to nothing about him. This could be a way to get a feel of his character.

It's mostly nitpicky and useless stuff. Just throwing it out there!
There's so many movies/games/books/comics that I don't know where to start!

Well, better start with the classics and work my way forward...

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2013, 12:06:06 PM »
I played through Episode 2 a couple of days ago, and wow! I loved the first episode, but this was quite the step up!

I wish the polish in this episode would also be in Episode 1 - and I hope you'll actually go back to polish it after all episodes are out, and release a nice, so that the first episode will be on par with the later ones. Eye movements, animations, etc. were really great, and I thought the story was superb!

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... I guess I also could've just written, "this girl ain't gonna take no s*** from nobody!" ;D

There's not much critique to give on this episode, I think. There were a couple of smaller things, like when Erica walks up the stairs to Joey's place, it looks a bit unnatural. She looks a bit stiff, and the angle she's walking at makes it look like her balance would be off a bit, so I was almost waiting for her to fall down the stairs every time. :P

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And last of all, I thought the dialogue between the two policemen at the end felt a bit too unnatural. A bit forced, kind of.

But that's all, and half of it's nitpicking. ;)

I loved the last puzzle, by the way! It really made sense, plot wise, and I felt it was quite intense as well as perfectly gruesome!
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And that makes me really interested in knowing what comes next!

Great work! :D


Edit: I did miss her biting her lip, though. She did that a lot in episode 1. I found it to be a nice quirk. xD
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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #46 on: February 15, 2013, 12:08:24 AM »
Just finished episode 2 myself and I really agree with Guyra on this.
Everything looks better, yet some animation still looks weird, like the stairs outside Joey's place and the animation when Erica exits Davies' office.
That's just my personal opinion, though.

I really enjoyed the last puzzle, although I must admit:
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I also encountered a bug:

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All in all, this was a great episode and it was fun seeing this new side to Erica.
I'm really looking forward to the next one. :D

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #47 on: February 15, 2013, 01:11:49 AM »
and the animation when Erica exits Davies' office.
Oh yes, that one ertainly caught my attention, as well.

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #48 on: February 15, 2013, 07:06:00 AM »
And last of all, I thought the dialogue between the two policemen at the end felt a bit too unnatural. A bit forced, kind of.

You can only imagine what was suggested at one point. NE-E-E-E-E-E-EEIGH!

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2013, 08:16:39 AM »
Guyra: your new avatar is AMAZING.

dpolsrod: Thank you! Yeah, that glitch during the quiz is one that snuck past us. Saving is supposed to be disabled for the entire quiz section, but after release and a number of people reporting this issue, we found that it becomes re-enabled if you look at the Wise Monkey folder, and then that problem with the final question occurs. Glad you didn't have to go too far back!

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #50 on: February 15, 2013, 06:24:26 PM »
Guyra: your new avatar is AMAZING.
Haha, thank you! xD

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2013, 02:09:36 PM »
I second that, love the Avatar :P

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2013, 03:24:02 AM »
Haha, I'm glad! xD

This is now my avatar on all forums I'm on. :P

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #53 on: February 21, 2013, 09:20:38 AM »
Haha, I'm glad! xD

This is now my avatar on all forums I'm on. :P

so I'm guessing that means no has any idea just what that avatar is about? :P

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2013, 09:28:47 AM »
Well, over at AdventureGamers they probably know, but otherwise, not so much. :P

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #55 on: March 07, 2013, 12:54:18 PM »
I have a thing against pointy objects aiming to eyes (that should be enough explanation ha ha) but it turned it into a really intense and unexpected puzzle for me!    9/10

McAdams...he is, of course, unsmokable! (as we say in my country). At the same time, he reminds me of my boss. The only difference is that if he sees someone laying on the floor, he would just say "get up and bring me some coffee". So, for realism    8.5/10      I really want to see more of him in the next episodes. I think it has potential to make it 10/10!    Besides, if there is an option to push him down a stairwell it becomes a 11/10  :P

The pace never slowed down! even when there were moments we could calm down and think things through, it felt like you were wasting time..(Melissa..shut up.. :rofl:)    9/10

It felt strange without a partner. John has been out of everything through most of the game so far..I really want to see more of him..but I know that he is going to step up sooner rather than latter so I'm not troubled by that

Can't wait for the next episode!

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #56 on: March 07, 2013, 01:24:50 PM »
thank you for your awesome support :D

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #57 on: March 07, 2013, 04:17:27 PM »
You are all more than welcomed and besides, you all deserve it.

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #58 on: March 07, 2013, 05:50:00 PM »
Thanks so much!! :D

Hehe. I liked making McAdams unlikeable but still having good points to make to Erica. :)

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Re: Episode 2: Feedback and Thoughts
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2013, 06:52:14 PM »
Totally! is the kind of relationship where everything goes back and forth. It creates consistency within the story and in terms of character progression. It already did to some extent! after all..he is the first one there if you drink the coffee (I really need to try that with my boss now that I think about it..). McAdams = the grinch  ;D
 

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