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Old 11-24-2012, 12:50 PM   #1
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Very poor value.Would not reccomend

I picked this game up for 75% off, and I feel sorry for the people who paid full price.I really liked the scenery and atmosphere, but 1 hour gameplay for a $10 game? I am not angry, I only spent $2.50 and I did enjoy the experience.But I find it very funny how avidly people defend this game, It had a great atmosphere and a interesting plot but we should not use these points to explain away the complete lack of content.It was like watching a Movie, except with very poor story telling and very little content.If you wish to play this "game" just watch a walkthrough on youtube, you will be getting the same experience for free.

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:33 AM   #2
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It boils down to each individual person's definition of value and what exactly they expected to get out of the experience.

If you were expecting to get hours of play time, yeah, you'd be disappointed. If you were expecting to have a ton of mechanical enjoyment, again, you'd be disappointed.

Personally I knew exactly what I was getting for my $10 and I happily payed that on launch day. Why? Because what this game represented was an indie-game shot across the bow to Epic Games, Infinity Ward, and DICE.

How's that you ask? Because if this game were successful, which it was, then the single thing that would be proven is that gamers care about story.

I'm perfectly happy shelling out 10 bucks to send that message, even if it doesn't end up influencing those developers.

I see it like funding a Kickstarter like Star Citizen in the sense that you're telling the industry what you want.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:18 AM   #3
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Not sure what the OP is wittering on about - lack of content? What?!? There's tons of content and it has excellent replay value.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:00 AM   #4
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I 'played' it and just thought: 'damn why can't Skyrim look this good'.
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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Not sure what the OP is wittering on about - lack of content? What?!? There's tons of content and it has excellent replay value.
Agreed. I just replayed this game on Hardcore difficulty and the dictionary use is OFF-THE-CHARTS. I seriously have no idea what the protagonist is rambling on about this time.

In-fact I suspect the game switched to a different language. Hmm..


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I 'played' it and just thought: 'damn why can't Skyrim look this good'.
Agreed. I just loaded up Crysis 3 and 1 at the same time and I quickly opened up Dear Heather because I was starting to miss awesome static 2d grass sprites tech from source tech along with blurry texture shader model 9.0 which makes everything look ten times futuristic. So futuristic that it feels like you are going back in time.

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
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1,76€ now.
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Old 03-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #7
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It's a wonderful experience. Not for everybody, though.
If you've got an open mind, and are willing to be taken on a journey, it's well worth the money.
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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I can totally understand why tons of people felt bambozooled when they bought this game.

I paid 10 bucks and was satisfied with my purchase, but yeah, I'm not going to recommend it to people.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:12 AM   #9
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It's a great game, but too short.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:15 PM   #10
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Too short? It has great replay value.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:30 AM   #11
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1 hour? i spent like 5 hours on it exploring everything.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:49 AM   #12
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Guys. If you're gonna rush through it searching for the end you're gonna be dissapointed of the shortness of the game. It's the small details that make this game worthwile.
Example 1:
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In the first level, going on the upper path you will find a cave. Sometimes there is a light coming from the cave across that says, in morse code: S D A M A S C and an interrupted U letter. Putting the S at the end you get Damascus, a name repeated many times across the game.

Example 2:
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Sometimes, walking around the island you can see human-like shapes standing on the cliffs, or see reflections. At first, I thought I see a human figure going inside the bothy(second level). I said to myself: It must have been an illusion or something. After searching the Wiki I found out that it was real, there are some ghosts wandering around the island.

Example 3:
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In the last level, when you get to the underwater highway, looking around and walking a bit around, you will find a hospital bed, hinting that you are playing as Esther and the whole island was an illusion. The narrator also tells you: "today I...", that's what people usually do, they talk to relatives in coma about what they did on that day. Also, if you fall from a great height you hear "Come back..." and get teleported back on top of the hill, hinting that you(Esther) almost died(probably had a heart-attack). Also, you hear "come back" at the end of the game, but you don't get back on top and you hear the heart-beat sound, hinting that this time your heart failed.

If you took the time to read all the spoilers and still think Dear Esther isn't worth playing, exploring even the tiniest part of the island, then you have a problem. It's all about the secret messages included in the game.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #13
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I tell my students to make a demo like this when they apply at studios.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:33 PM   #14
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I loved it. Deep, moody and thought provoking, what's not to like!
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:29 AM   #15
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I tell my students to make a demo like this when they apply at studios.
Do you also give them two years to refine the graphics? That's about how long it took Robert Briscoe to perfect the wonderful visuals that you see in Dear Esther.
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