on 09-05-2012 09:50 PM
I've spotted this on the store and am intrigued by it.
However I'm undecided as to whether or not to take a punt and purchase it - knowing nothing about it.
Anyone picked it up? what made you go for it and the end result are you happy/was it worth it?
09-05-2012 10:16 PM - edited 09-05-2012 10:20 PM
Thinking the same myself. Its by the same people behind Linger in the Shadows so its like an interactive experience but more immersive.
EDIT: IGN say its only 90 minutes in length but the game certainly warrants a second playthrough to see the different choices you could have made and their respective ramifications.
on 10-05-2012 09:54 AM
As a Move game I can't recommend it.
The Move controls are sluggish and imprecise to say the least, I realise the game is supposed to be dreamy/trippy/whatever but the game feels like a dismebodied hand mounted on the front of a tank where you constantly find you have to reverse and try again to do the simplest things.
on 10-05-2012 01:50 PM
Yeah I see Gamecentrals review this morning. Just their pros & cons was enough to decide it for me.
In Short: The visuals are amazing but the game's moral quandaries are impossible to care about without any context, let alone any decent gameplay or controls.
Pros: Superbly crafted visuals and atmospheric music. Some imaginative set pieces and moral choices.
Cons: Horrible controls and laughably silly motion controls. Illogical puzzles and little that could be classified as real gameplay. Obscure storytelling seems more lazy than enigmatic.
Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/898674-datura-re
on 10-05-2012 09:54 PM
Dude, you really gotta make up your own mind. This isn't a traditional game and you need to treat it as such. If you loved Linger in Shadows, you're much more likely to appreciate the approach with this one. The trailers are a good representation, I'd say, and if you're in the right frame of mind- sleep-deprived, for example- it will gel in a freaky, hallucinogenic kind of way.
The motion controls aren't all that bad, minor grievances at times but make sure you select if you're right or left-handed. Let me tell you, it's really awkward if you choose the opposite...
As for 'illogical puzzles', I can't honestly say I dilly-dallied for much of the game. All made sense to me... Well, excusing parts of the story in true Linger in Shadows style.
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