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.
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출시 날짜: 2014년 3월 27일

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Spate 구매

 

평가

“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

특징 목록

  • 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

게임에 대해

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.

시스템 요구 사항

PC
Mac
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
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5명 중 5명(100%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
1.7 시간 기록
좋은 스토리와 연출, 매력적인 아트와 사운드를 가지고 있는 게임이지만

게임에 제일 기본이 되야하는 게임성및 완성도가 많이 부족하다.

캐릭터의 조잡한 에니메이션, 어색한 충돌처리, 잦은 버그들이 이 게임을 상용게임수준이 아닌 대학생졸작수준으로 보이게 만들며,

게임성은 사실 플랫포머게임으로써 그렇게 나쁜편은 아니지만, (그렇다고 훌룡한 편도 아님)
게임하다보면 정말 아무것도 안하고 그냥 5분정도 동안 하염없이 걷기만 하는 부분이 자주 나오는데
이 부분은 정말 지루하기만하고 왜 넣었는지를 모르겠다. 그렇다고 스토리에 뭔가 힌트를 주는 부분도 아니고
정말 아무것도 없이 걷기만하는데 게임하다가 살짝 졸았음.

그런 부분만 빼면 전체적으로 게임성은 재미없는편은 아니지만 그렇다고 재밌다고 하긴 말하기 힘들다.

정가주고 사기엔 좀 아까운 게임이고 세일하거나 번들로 뜨면 그때 구매하는게 좋을거같다.

플레이 타임은 내가 게임못하는편인데도 엔딩보는데 2시간도 안걸림

아 그리고 마지막으로 폰트를 왜 그딴 폰트를 사용했는지 의문이다. 지렁이 꼬불거리는 폰트 극혐
게시 일시: 2014년 6월 3일
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46명 중 33명(72%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
1.4 시간 기록
As someone who helped kickstart this game I have to say I am pretty disappointed in it. While the art is beautiful and the story is alright, the gameplay is virtually non-existant. The movement is too slow and of the 84 minutes it took me to complete the game, probably half it was spent just pressing right and literally nothing else. Some of that was to allow you to hear the exposition without distraction, but far too much didn't even have that.

This really should have been a short film rather than a game.
게시 일시: 2014년 4월 4일
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21명 중 17명(81%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
2.7 시간 기록
The game is actually an art experience. The gameplay is casual but carefull because you get easily distracted by the amazing graphics. The music fit perfectly the atmosheres.

This little journey is worth each penny of it.

I played it on gnu/linux, the only little thing I did not like: the game did not run with the radeon open source drivers.
게시 일시: 2014년 4월 27일
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9명 중 9명(100%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
1.4 시간 기록
Before I start this game review I will tell you a little bit of info about the game creator Eric Provan.

Mr. Provan has a lot of experience in animation since he worked at Walt Disney Studios, Jim Henson's Creature Shop & Sony Animation so artistically he knows what he is doing but anyways I'll try my best to explain the highs & lows on this little game.

Spate is a steampunk themed run & jump platformer that surprisingly tells a good story (It also has a badass narrator) about alcohol addiction or the fact that any drug can make you see crazy ♥♥♥♥ but be aware the game does more storytelling than actual gameplay so I'm just telling you now in case you are thinking of buying it (Think of it like Dear Esther meets a platformer). Mike Raznik's haunting/lonely orchestra soundtrack is one of the best videogame soundtracks I have ever listened too in a while with steady perfection with the violin, cello, bassoon & the oboe with a sprinkle of some vocals added in the mix (Give a look at his music it's ♥♥♥♥ing awesome http://mikeraznick.bandcamp.com/ you won't regret it). Artistically it's like being in a horror museum with weird content like a green vulture head with orange stripes for example so if you like weird art Eric Provan is your guy (I have no words to say how amazing the artstyle is).

I'm not going to explain the story much because I suck at explaining stories but I will say that it involves a depressed dad (Detective Bluth) who lost his wife through his absinthe addiction & his daughter is dead so it's just an idea of what some of the story is. The biggest con I can give this game is the option menu because it really doesn't offer much besides rebinding your controls for example & the gameplay might be a turn off for most people because of how simple it is. (I finished the game in 1 hour & the game tries to be more interesting with the use of side effects from drinking absinthe, using a cannon or driving a submarine but the gameplay feels boring/bland to be honest)

Overall this little game delivered amazing music, a good story & some kickass art so I hope you can support Mr. Provan's 1st game.

Additional Notes:

I'm going to promote some of Eric's inspirations for making this game so make sure to check them out. (Here is his IMDB profile if you don't believe he worked in the film business http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2846786/ & honestly anyone who has a history of working with films automatically gets money from me)

http://www.syfy.com/creatureshop

http://www.waltdisneystudios.com/

http://www.sonypicturesanimation.com/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/48000/

As much as I hate IGN I'm also going to show you Eric's Game Boss award as a bonus http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AljUclbAYKY&feature=
게시 일시: 2014년 6월 5일
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17명 중 13명(76%)이 이 평가를 유용하다고 평가했습니다.
0.8 시간 기록
Spate... If I was asked to give a list of examples of how to make a so-so atmospheric platformer, I wouldn't hand over Spate, because that would imply that this game was good enough to even be considered "only" mediocre. No, Spate is the epitome of what people who hate the genre believe it is: creepy/trippy backdrops to make up for a dearth of actual gameplay elements.

Spate is the story of a detective who ventures to an supposedly uninhabited island that was once the scene of a mass disappearance of its citizens, and is now covered in a layer of fog and precipitation. His goal is to find some missing entrepreneur, but that quickly resolves itself to make way for heavy handed existential talk of him losing his daughter. You really begin to feel for the good detective when transparent photos of his deceased daughter are superimposed in the background. It looks as terrible as it sounds, but sounds nowhere near as terrible as the voice actor who portrays our detective. More often than not, Detective Hevyhans sounds like one of the more hilarious Christopher Walken impersonations littering youtube. It's as if the actor who portrays him truly means to do his best to destroy any remaining potential for solid exposition, at least any that the highschool level monologue that runs ad nauseam fails to deal with.

Levels typically consist of overly long straight and narrow pathways, and occasionally these turn into overly long platforming segments where the platforms barely differentiate in height, size, or distance from each other. And don't worry, equally mediocre jumping controls complement these mediocre jumpways. Some areas introduce more puzzling elements, and I don't mean that they in any way promote thought on the part of the player. An early example of puzzling elements include machinery (usually controlling buzzsaws) that may try to throw a wrench in your plan to move rightward. There is no rhyme or reason to their inclusion in the game, and they don't even match with the surrounding scenery. So why are they here? Likely because someone played too much LIMBO whilst developing Spate.

Another puzzling addition to the game is the inclusion of a "drink" button. This lets you take a swig of absinthe whenever you please, because your daughter's dead, which twists the world a bit, adding oddities like eyes to trees and giant floating fish in the sky. It also allows you to jump really high, because absinthe is apparently a very powerful hallucinogen, now. From what I've played, there's no point to the function, other than to break up the monotony of moving right for minutes while nothing happens. I've never needed the high jump, and the "hallucinogenic" effects wear off in a matter of seconds unless you smack the "drink" button between every couple of breaths.

Spate does do one thing right. It gives me an even higher appreciation of games that absolutely nail the whole atmospheric bit, like LIMBO. I remember first playing LIMBO years ago, thinking how easy it would be to make a similar game. After all, how difficult could such a minimalist experience be to create? If Spate is any indication, I clearly gave the creators of LIMBO far too little credit.
게시 일시: 2014년 6월 8일
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