Spate is a surreal experience set in a world that seeks to draw the player into its reality. Spate is a dark, brooding, and beautifully crafted emotional journey that is seen through the eyes of a struggling addict.
Vásárlói értékelés: Többnyire pozitív (262 értékelés)
Megjelenés dátuma: 2014. márc. 27.

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Spate vásárlása

 

Értékelések

“Metacritic - "Spate is heavily focused on what it can best deliver: story and atmosphere.”
8/10 – Eurogamer

“Metacritic - "If you loved Limbo, Dear Esther or Gone Home, you will definitely love Spate."”
8.5/10 – SpazioGames

“The variety and uniqueness of the game’s world is truly a joy to encounter.”
5/5 – Gizorama

Jellemzőlista

  • Visuals - Artist Eric Provan, previously of Jim Henson, Walt Disney, and Sony Animation, has created an unforgettably surreal steampunk world. Layered with rain, symbolism, and atmosphere.

  • Narration - Fully narrated by award winning Voice Actor Jack Bair

  • Story - Join the detective on a missing persons case that brings him to the mysterious X Zone islands. He hopes to uncover some of the island’s mysterious, but is finding it increasingly difficult to battle his own pain; the death of his daughter and his growing alcohol problem. Will he succumb to the impending madness?

  • Secrets - Discover tons of hidden content and easter eggs

  • Alternate Endings - Which path will you chose to take?

  • Drink - Take a swig of absinthe at any point in the game. Side-effects may occur.

  • Soundtrack - Enjoy the haunting handcrafted score by award winning composer Mike Raznick

  • Controls - Fully tested with Xbox360 controller and Logitech Gamepad F31

A játékról

Spate is a surreal experience set in a world that seeks to draw the player into its reality. Spate is a dark, brooding, and beautifully crafted emotional journey that is seen through the eyes of a struggling addict. Created by former Disney & Jim Henson artist Eric Provan, this artistic game is a story about one man's struggle and descent into madness. Fueled by absinthe hallucinations and haunting memories, Spate delivers a deliciously eerie adventure as the main character deals with the tragic loss and grim reality of the death of his daughter.

Rendszerkövetelmények

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual-core recommended)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 7600, ATI X1600 or better. Preferably with Shader Model 3.0
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz CPU (Quad-core recommended)
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Video card with Shader model 3.0 support.
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Leopard 10.5.8, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu, Mint
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz CPU (Dual-core recommended)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Video card with Shader model 3.0 support.
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Hasznos vásárlói értékelések
5 emberből 5 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1.9 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: augusztus 6.
Press X to drink.

Basically, you are Christopher Walken and you're slowly losing your mind from drinking too much absinthe after the loss of your daughter. A brilliant set up for a story and nothing more needs to be said about that.

Spate is a nice little platformer that you should have no trouble finishing in around 2 hours. There aren't really any enemies to speak of in the traditional platforming sense; Spate is more about platforming and then interacting with characters and objects. Does that make it a puzzle platformer? Not really, no. I wouldn't call anything I came across in this game a puzzle, and to be honest the controls didn't feel particularly tight so it wasn't particularly good as a platformer either, but since nothing too much is expected of you it doesn't really matter that much. In terms of gameplay Spate isn't sounding that good on paper, but it still somehow manages to be a good game.

There are a few things that make Spate a bit special. Being able to drink a seemingly unlimited supply of absinthe as you navigate through the world adds an extra element I haven't seen in many games. The effects of the absinthe warp the screen and environment around you. It makes jumping a little floatier and can affect how some environmental objects function too. While drinking isn't really necessary, you'll find yourself doing it often just for the hell of it. Just like in real life ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)

What really goes a long way towards making Spate a good game is the fact that it has well thought out audio. The moody string instrument soundtrack adds to the atmosphere of the dark and deranged art style. Spate is narrated by a Christopher Walken sounding man - it's actually Jack Bair, but I've not heard of him before now. Just image someone that sounds a bit like Christopher Walken. The only thing I wish was done differently in Spate is that they could have voice acted the dialogue as well as the narration. Having a well done narration (although Jack Bair lacks emotion in some parts where he's meant to be quite upset) makes it seem quite jarring when dialogue appears and it is text only.

I played the game through using only my Xbox 360 controller and it worked very well. There aren't many buttons required, but controller support was good.

I'd recommend Spate based on the art style, the drinking effects, and the narration/music - although it only just scrapes in on the recommendation line for me. Spate is a fairly simple little platformer, but it shows a lot of promise and I look forward to seeing more games from Eric Provan - Ayyo Games.

6.5 out of 10 - Would press X to drink again.
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7 emberből 6 (86%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1 személy találta viccesnek ezt az értékelést
1.4 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: május 2.
Simple and beautiful game. It feels a little depressing, but i love it.
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3 emberből 3 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
1 személy találta viccesnek ezt az értékelést
1.3 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 26.
This game is great when it comes to atmosphere, platforming, and being surreal as all hell. As you further progress through levels you see things grow more weird and that you have visions of your lost daughter also you got a bottle of absinthe that makes things REALLY fukn weird.

Est. time to complete - 1 to 2 hours
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3 emberből 3 (100%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
0.7 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: július 5.
Gorgeous visuals. Nothing else.

PROS:
-Great visuals.

NEUTRAL:
-Controls are just barely ok. For a few parts that have actual platforming, they are not tight enough and result in some frustration.

-Absinthe (and alcohol in general) aren't psychadelics. Not really to the gameplay, but a cheap cop-out to use alcohol to make the game "socially acceptable."


CONS:
-Walking simulator: the level design is pretty much as bad as it can get. Huge stretches of just walking to the right (some have narration, but lots are just in silence).

-Nothing happens. I played for about 40 minutes and all he does is mention his dead daughter, his exwife, and the drink. There is no character development or anything resembling a story; he just keeps mentioning them over and over.
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4 emberből 3 (75%) találta hasznosnak ezt az értékelést
2.0 óra a nyilvántartásban
Közzétéve: április 25.
Midecore at best. Good visuals, slightly above average story and boring gameplay that made slighty better with the drink.

All in all, average game so buy it on sale only.
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