1. Post #41
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    January 2006
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    Fighting over opinions :geno:
    You know what I don't get? I love this mod, ever one seems to hate it. But when they do the same thing in Korsakovia, every one loves it because they threw in a shitty combat element.
    I know right.

  2. Post #42
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    January 2005
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    It's an entirely new style of poetry. A style that uses new game technologies to tell a story. It is art, and it's got to be one of my all time favorite mods.

    Edited:

    It must be painful to be so dense as to not understand any of what's happening in this mod.
    Or maybe your standards are so low after years of horrible videogame plots that anything remotely ambitious seems like the next Tolstoy.
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  3. Post #43
    Dennab
    March 2009
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    th89 why is your name two letters and a number?

    But yeah this game was released without any sort of play testing at all by the creator so yeah.

  4. Post #44
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    July 2010
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    In chemistry, Th-89 is an isotope of Thorium with a mass number (in amu/atomic mass units) of 89. This means that the amu of both the neutrons and protons add up to be 89. Neutrons and protons both are 1 amu. However, Thorium has 90 protons because its atomic number is 90, so Th-89 must have 90 protons and -1 neutrons. This may be a reference to one of several things: the idea of negative mass, exotic matter, the idea that dark matter or antimatter have negative mass, or the old Unobtanium joke since there is currently no known way to have negative mass.
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  5. Post #45
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    September 2009
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    Fighting over opinions :geno:
    You know what I don't get? I love this mod, ever one seems to hate it. But when they do the same thing in Korsakovia, every one loves it because they threw in a shitty combat element.
    No, you're completely wrong. This is the ONLY thread I've ever seen of this mod where people DISLIKE it, any thread before this has been full of "omg its so amazing!!!"
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  6. Post #46
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    July 2009
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    I always thought the man threw himself off a cliff at the end.

  7. Post #47
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    October 2009
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    The visuals of the game were pretty nice, I gotta say.

    But the story itself was confusing as fuck, to me.
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  8. Post #48
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    September 2005
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    People need to understand that the story is supposed to be incoherent.

    The idea is for you to think about it and come up with your own conclusion afterwords.

    The simple fact that you didn't understand the story doesn't make it a bad story.


    Anyway it was a great mod, just the mapping and the level design were pretty awful. It's a shame such a great narrative was bogged down by such poor game design. In any case the remake should be amazing, I can't wait.
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  9. Post #49
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    July 2010
    74 Posts
    bit slow, but the music was nice. you can download the soundtrack from the moddb page.

  10. Post #50
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    July 2009
    4,162 Posts
    In chemistry, Th-89 is an isotope of Thorium with a mass number (in amu/atomic mass units) of 89. This means that the amu of both the neutrons and protons add up to be 89. Neutrons and protons both are 1 amu. However, Thorium has 90 protons because its atomic number is 90, so Th-89 must have 90 protons and -1 neutrons. This may be a reference to one of several things: the idea of negative mass, exotic matter, the idea that dark matter or antimatter have negative mass, or the old Unobtanium joke since there is currently no known way to have negative mass.
    In chemistry, Th-89 is an isotope of Thorium with a mass number (in amu/atomic mass units) of 89. This means that the amu of both the neutrons and protons add up to be 89. Neutrons and protons both are 1 amu. However, Thorium has 90 protons because its atomic number is 90, so Th-89 must have 90 protons and -1 neutrons. This may be a reference to one of several things: the idea of negative mass, exotic matter, the idea that dark matter or antimatter have negative mass, or the old Unobtanium joke since there is currently no known way to have negative mass.

    I don't really care which one of those it is, it's a pretty awesome name unless it means that his name is Theodore and he was born in 1989.
    Please tell me if I interpreted your name wrong, TH89!
    You just copied my post word-for-word! You could have at least quoted me. :saddowns:
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  11. Post #51
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    July 2010
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    Or maybe your standards are so low after years of horrible videogame plots that anything remotely ambitious seems like the next Tolstoy.
    Hey, you rated me funny.
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  12. Post #52
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    September 2009
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    Or maybe your standards are so low after years of horrible videogame plots that anything remotely ambitious seems like the next Tolstoy.
    It's one of the only games I've played that had a story being told all the way through it and it had such beautiful music that really caught my attention. It's not like most mods that I've played.

    Edited:

    Anyway it was a great mod, just the mapping and the level design were pretty awful. It's a shame such a great narrative was bogged down by such poor game design. In any case the remake should be amazing, I can't wait.
    Though I do agree somewhat with this.
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  13. Post #53
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    September 2010
    14 Posts
    My explanation for the contrast in people's opinions about this mod:
    Science and art are normal to each other forming something like the complex plane. The experience in one of them wouldn't be useful in the other one. Purely scientific and logic analysis are unable to evaluate anything art related just like purely artistic experience would never help in solving a scientific problem.

  14. Post #54
    Snoberator
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    January 2005
    5,509 Posts
    But that's not really true

    Edited:

    I also don't really get how it pertains to someone's opinion of this mod

  15. Post #55
    back space's Avatar
    September 2010
    14 Posts
    But that's not really true

    Edited:

    I also don't really get how it pertains to someone's opinion of this mod
    What I meant was that purely technical analysis of this mod (or anything art related) wouldn't help nor hinder you evaluate the art it was aiming for. The players who concentrated on expecting technical features from the mod were vastly disappointed, while the ones concerned with its atmosphere and storytelling found it unique. I don't think I was the latter though.
    The mod may represent a new form of art (which I and some others failed to appreciate), but as a mod its gameplay was very dull, none in fact.

  16. Post #56
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    January 2005
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    But gameplay and visuals aren't technical aspects.
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  17. Post #57
    I'M A MASSIVE FAGGOT AND LOVE COCKS
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    June 2007
    4,991 Posts
    Smart deep people mod

  18. Post #58
    pod
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    August 2008
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    The voice-actor was amazing. He kinda sounds like an older Daniel.
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  19. Post #59
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    December 2008
    3,712 Posts
    I liked this mod, to me it was like an interactive poem, but more interesting due to music and visuals put together. Somehow I felt relaxed after I finished playing it.

  20. Post #60
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    February 2008
    505 Posts
    i really want to play the remake
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  21. Post #61
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    January 2005
    6,261 Posts
    This mod has a lot of great qualitys that keep the player moving forward, with it's strange telling of what happened on the island that is almost a mess that leaves it open to interpretation. But there were a few problems like the odd level design that has lead me to areas that i wasn't supposed to go to (but the remake probably would fix that) and the low voice in which i had to turn the sound up. Overall, this is definately work checking out if you're into atmosphere that doesn't necessarily have the best stories of most well told stories.

    TL;DR A few minor problems like odd level design in a few places and low sound on the voice, but it's atmospheric and engaging even though it's not the best told or the best story.

    The version that's out = 7/10

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  23. Post #63
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  24. Post #64
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    rwsfjaikeuhdnuahbJBAJBFASBHDHADBAHIAJSHAGAHAHAHAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA THEY'RE SELLING THIS?!?!
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  25. Post #65
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    December 2008
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    This is ridiculous! I mean, first of all, it's a singleplayer mod, not a multiplayer mod, so they're not going to be constantly updating it! Second, they hyped this a lot to make it a commercial mod. And third, they came out of the fucking nowhere with this!
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  26. Post #66
    It'll look pretty but be a pile o' shit
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  27. Post #67
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    January 2005
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    Is everybody pissed at this being a commercial mod or something? I can't even tell what's going on
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  28. Post #68
    Is everybody pissed at this being a commercial mod or something? I can't even tell what's going on
    You can't put sparlkes on a pile of crap and expect it to be desert

    Edited:

    But i'm not fussed over it being a commercial mod, I do have the choice to play it/download it afterall.
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  29. Post #69
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    June 2010
    813 Posts
    Considering that Robert Briscoe has put in two years of his own time to bring the original mod up to commercial standard? Not to mention that the original creator, Dan Pinchbeck, has sought out to have the music reorchestrated, the story further refined and expanded, and new narration recorded?

    I enjoyed the concept of the original Dear Esther, despite the numerous flaws within the game itself. But having followed Briscoe's development blog over the past couple of years, I'm certain that the redeveloped version will be worth the commercial release. They deserve every cent of their time on this remake.

    You folks have to remember, the mod you experienced is NOT the mod that is getting the commercial release. Don't knock the new one until you've tried it.

  30. Post #70
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    January 2005
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    Plus Briscoe is a professional game developer, if I was a career developer and had the chance to sell my own game I'd be all over it. Great resume material.
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  31. Post #71
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    May 2008
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    How come I can only find soundtrack and a PDF file on moddb?

    Edited:

    Downloading it off filefront/gamefront instead

    Edited:

    You can't put sparlkes on a pile of crap and expect it to be desert

    Edited:

    But i'm not fussed over it being a commercial mod, I do have the choice to play it/download it afterall.
    You know... There are people who would consider crap desert.

    Edited:

    Plus Briscoe is a professional game developer, if I was a career developer and had the chance to sell my own game I'd be all over it. Great resume material.
    I agree with this.
    If I ran into a job interveiw and could boast "I have a game that sold a few thousand copies" I bet that guy would rather hire me than the developer who has a calculator in his portfolio.
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  32. Post #72
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    July 2009
    4,104 Posts
    Just finished the mod for the first time. I really did enjoy it, although I'm still very confused over some parts. I must say, that I was also very creeped out in some areas, mainly when you first enter the caves, and the    music becomes distorted.   

  33. Post #73
    Stay Rusty
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    April 2005
    11,624 Posts
    I think the remake just got released

    http://www.moddb.com/mods/dear-esther


    but what's this desaru thing
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  34. Post #74
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
    12,770 Posts
    I just get circular links
    it brings me to here from modb
    http://www.desura.com/mods/dear-esther
    then you click download now and get this
    http://www.desura.com/mods/dear-esth...-now-on-desura
    then click download now and get this
    http://www.desura.com/mods/dear-esther

    Edited:

    wait you click this guy
    http://www.desura.com/mods/dear-esther/play

    Edited:

    and then you install desura, which at this point is NOT a virus!!!

  35. Post #75
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    April 2005
    11,624 Posts
    Apparently it's not the new one uhhh that was rather misleading.

    The moddb page even had the release date changed to say today, and that article had a video of the new version attached to that release article.

  36. Post #76
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    February 2005
    1,631 Posts
    Fuck you Desura

    It should've been obvious that it was the old one, it was like a 200mb download

  37. Post #77
    churboi austin
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    October 2007
    12,770 Posts
    installing the game now, which at this point I think is the 09 version and not the remake but time will tell!

    Edited:

    yeah it's not the new one man fuck oh well rate me optimistic
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  38. Post #78
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    The desura website is really nice looking
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  39. Post #79
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    September 2006
    2,957 Posts
    Couldn't get into Dear Esther, the remake looks more promising. I'll play it mostly for checking out the amazing visuals I've seen so far.

  40. Post #80
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    April 2009
    11,200 Posts
    I'm a giant vagina, I couldn't finish it it after a week because of the black shadowy figure that just fucking STOOD there. :ohdear:

    Edited:

    I'm a giant vagina, I couldn't finish it it after a week because of the black shadowy figure that just fucking STOOD there. :ohdear:
    http://www.facepunch.com/threads/966...her?highlight=