Other Pendulo games was VERY GOOD, but Yesterday is TERRIBLE!
In previous 4 games by Pendulo every action was animated and voiced, UI was classic for genre, you can save anytime, can go anywhere with fully animated route or can skip wlaking animation by doulbe clicking. Тow in Yesterday nothing animated or voiced, you just reading text like "i tried to pull the crap and it did-not move", every action you perform just make things spawn in your face, every click on hotspot makes character magically "Teleport" right next to item or place, also you can not even save in this game, the only save option is to quit the game... which is really stupid in cases you want to try something out in game and then reload old save if it doenst work, now you need to QUIT GAME TO SAVE it, THEN RUN IT AGAIN, THEN TRY THINGS, THEN QUIT GAME AND RUN IT AGAIN... THATS STUPID GAME DESIGN CONCEPT... also there are tips everywhere, for stupid idiots, and you cant even turn them off (like you can in Next Big Thing) and they always in front of you like a candy in front of hungry kid, oh yeah if forgot about dialogs... WHERE THEY ARE?????
Yesterday feels like it was dumbed down and oversimplified to kids and idiots, despite the setting of game is for adult people, it treats people like a brainless kids and lazy asses who want to finish game in 2 clicks in less then 2 hours without even turning on their brains for a second.... seriosly? U cant even see fully animated walking or action in this game, you cant select between SEE\INTERACT actions (i mean beforу you click in items), you cant select dialog options, you cant properly save in this game, cant turn off all the tips... this game feels dumbed down, unfinished, rushed and simply dissapointing.
I hope next Pendulo game would return to roots and will have gameplay, ui, and features just like Runaway 1-3 or Next Big Thing, otherwise i wound not pay for dumbed down and not fully animated quest like Yesterday.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013