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Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« on: July 07, 2014, 01:57:18 AM »
Just found this game coming soon simply called Crawl. It has got to have one of the best trailers ever that really made me want to play the game.

http://www.powerhoof.com/crawl/

The voice over work on the trailer is just great and the best part for me. The game itself looks pretty cool. But  I just thought thr trailer itself was worth mentioning and sharing.

Not that much info about it. I couldn't tell if it had any rl elements, so I put it here. If it does turn out to have more rl elements, maybe the thread could be moved.

Anyways, check it out. Awesome trailer.

It's on steam greenlight too.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2014, 01:53:51 PM by Legend »

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 06:00:01 AM »
Wow, that is an amazingly badass trailer, and very well done.
This might be the game I buy this year ;)

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 07:52:03 AM »
It looks boring action multiplayer game and "8-bit" pixel graphics tell about lazy developers, because less pixels is easier to do. It's so pixelated that it's different to tell what the stuff is. I didn't see anything interesting in this game.

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2014, 10:44:30 PM »
Hmm, it's hard to tell from the trailer how good it is, but it has my attention. I tend to like pixel art, though admittedly that's mostly nostalgia.

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2014, 11:40:43 PM »
I would not expect many roguelike elements here, since a roguelike fan probably would not call a game "Crawl"...

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2014, 12:13:38 AM »
Yeah, I doubt it has many rl elements and I can't find that much info detailing the specifics of gameplay. The game itself looks at least fairly fun. My intention was mostly to point out how fun I thought the trailer was. The trailer is interesting in the voice over work and how it tries to describe the gameplay through a narration.  Though, admittedly, it kinda fails at really depicting the gameplay properly.

I do believe there is some sort of bot ai from what I gathered in order to let the game be played single player.

Still, I just thought it was fun and wanted to share.

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2014, 09:00:49 AM »
The game itself looks at least fairly fun.

I guess it is. I sometimes forget that younger players haven't experienced the original era of 8-bit (or 16-bit) games. For older players those new retro games offer nothing but sad memories of wasting youth playing crappy computer games.

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014, 12:27:19 PM »
I would not expect many roguelike elements here, since a roguelike fan probably would not call a game "Crawl"...

Well, this is the non-roguelike section of the Temple!

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2014, 02:20:12 PM »
The game itself looks at least fairly fun.

I guess it is. I sometimes forget that younger players haven't experienced the original era of 8-bit (or 16-bit) games. For older players those new retro games offer nothing but sad memories of wasting youth playing crappy computer games.

I hope you're not assuming I'm a youngsters? In my 30's and grew up in the 8-bit to 16-bit era of console and computer games. First system I had was a 2600. First computer was c64.

 Anyways, I know these guys don't truly replicate 8-bit or 16-bit styles. It's just pixel art. A lot of these games that use pixel art try to say they are 8 bit, when it really isn't.

I think shovel knight comes closest of the recent bunch, but still uses an extended color palette I think.

But that doesn't mean they don't still have their charm. And usually when mostly try to replicate the gameplay of earlier games, which I think most succeed at. Volgarr the Viking is a pretty good example as well as shovel knight.

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2014, 04:38:51 PM »
I will go on record as saying that the trailer was fun and cute. The voice over reminded me of a cross between Vincent Price and Sinistar.

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2014, 05:38:10 PM »
I hope you're not assuming I'm a youngsters? In my 30's and grew up in the 8-bit to 16-bit era of console and computer games. First system I had was a 2600. First computer was c64.
Don't you know that Krice was born an old man, like any Finnish goblin? :)

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2014, 07:49:56 AM »
And usually when mostly try to replicate the gameplay of earlier games, which I think most succeed at.

Most if not all early platformers (and most games in general) were extremely dumb and had poor gameplay. It was accepted by players who didn't know anything better. Then again, you can't blame developers when they simply try to create something that sells. Casual players have changed the scene, because they are the kind of players who accept re-makes of old crap no matter how much it sucks.

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Re: Crawl (not dcss) Best trailer ever!
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2014, 09:45:00 PM »
It looks pretty cool; in my head I'm imagining a sort of roguelike-flavoured Smash Bros.  Their release date slippage .gif is pretty neat, too.
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