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Thread: TEARDOWN

  1. #1
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland

    TEARDOWN

    Teardown released into Early Access today.



    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1167630/Teardown/

    I've played a couple hours of it and I can tell ya it's goooooooood. Surprisingly more story-heavy than I expected too. You run a demolition company and start taking jobs from shady characters and pretty soon you're facing a life of crime. As a one-man heistcrew you'll spend usually 10-30 minutes planning out your missions on location, and then execute them in 60 seconds. It's quite unlike anything else I've played. Oddly enough the game it most reminded me most of while playing was Monaco.

  2. #2
    Moderator and Priest
    Registered: Mar 2002
    Location: Dinosaur Ladies of the Night
    That does sound cool. I'll check it out.

  3. #3
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland


    Gone in 60 seconds, baby!

  4. #4
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    This game is selling insanely well. It's been out a little over 24 hours and already has 1692 reviews on Steam.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: melon labneh
    I wasn't able to 100% the painting mission (only got 6) and I just had to look how people are doing it. Goddammit, I'm not thinking with portals.


  6. #6
    SubJeff
    Guest
    That looks ace!

  7. #7
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Ahahahaha 0.1 seconds left on the clock! Amazing.

    I did that one yesterday and only managed to get 5 of them, despite my best efforts.

  8. #8
    If you fail, do you have to repeat all of the set-up, or can you re-run it repeatedly?

  9. #9
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2002
    Location: melon labneh
    You have one save slot which you will overwrite as your strategy takes shape. You can revert at any time, so you can really use it to optimise your approach and try several alternatives.

  10. #10
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Still heistin' like a smooth criminal!


  11. #11
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Under 25 seconds on the racetrack!



    It is possible to get under 20 seconds if you start modifying the track and doing fancy car-switching maneuvers, but this is a pretty good clean run.

    And yeah I also found that the car is noticably faster if you remove the spoiler. It's hard to remove more than that without significantly damaging it tho.

  12. #12
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    I did it, I completed the TEARDOWN.

    These are the last couple missions before the final mission:




    The final mission (which ends on a "To Be Continued" since this is still EA) was unexpected and delightful and I'm not gonna spoil it.

    This was a good game tho! They've managed to wring a good bit of variety out of this very impressive tech sandbox. Any good heist story is as much about the set-up as the execution, and that's true here as well, and it really delivers on that heist-feel.

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    How difficult is it? Is it one of those games where getting through the levels isn't necessarily all that difficult but you can always try to get better, faster, more creative?

  14. #14
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    I think except for the Fine Arts mission mentioned earlier ITT I've managed to get all the objectives quite easily. It's quite slow and ponderous. As long as you think things through in the planning phase, you don't need Amazing Gamer Skillz to get through the execution phase.

  15. #15
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    I haven't really thought about Teardown in a year, but it keeps expanding and evolving in interesting ways. Here's a trailer for the next big update:



    That snow looks VERY snowy.

  16. #16
    Moderator
    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    I thought I posted in this thread earlier. Anyway, I've been playing a lot of this over the last few weeks. It's great! I like that it's actually really laid back for most of it while you're setting up a run, or some of the missions that are just flat out simple destruction missions. You can take your time & solve the thing like a puzzle of your own making.

    And even when you do get to the run parts where there's the time pressure & frantic running & jumping... it is intense & you get a rush, but actually by that time it's not really frustrating. You usually have a solid plan worked out by that point (that works well within the time limit), you start at your own pace, if you fail you start over without missing a beat, maybe tweak a few things to make it go a little smoother, and after a few practice runs, you'll even get the muscle memory to fly through it.

    The guy that designed this thing really had some good thinking about how to pace a game to keep it fun.

    And of course the whole kind of absurd tone, storytelling, atmosphere, offbeat humor, all of that is great.

    Three cheers for it from me.

  17. #17
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Playing Teardown again, just did the (revamped) Fine Arts mission, only one so far I haven't been able to perfect. Managed to steal 4/6 paintings. It's fun looking up on YT later how the pros do it, this was a good vid, including bits of the setup as well:


  18. #18
    El Pato
    Registered: Jul 2000
    Location: Under your fingernails.

    Ah, what a fun game! I finished it a while back, and streamed it on Twitch fully. Got all the objectives on all missions, including the fine arts one and side missions. Good stuff. <3

  19. #19
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Finished Part 1 (again). That finale is as epic as ever!

    On to part 2, and the new content I haven't played yet!

  20. #20
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Ok I'm a few missions into Part 2 now. The introduction of robots turned a few of the levels into stealth missions, which works okay in this game, I guess, tho it's not where its strengths lie. After a few more exotic mission types I was glad when the game got back to its bread and butter: a regular 60 second smash n grab mission in the mall. This one was fun.



    Oh and that HURRICANE level, holy shit! I tried to look it up on YT but instead found this vid where someone modded hurricane windspeeds into lots of levels and... wow. It's rare that a game's visuals make my jaw hit the floor any more these days, but dang.


  21. #21
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Location: Switzerland
    How big and complicated are the levels? Or, to put it differently, is this a game that can easily be played in relatively short sessions of 15-30 minutes?

  22. #22
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    I'd say it's ~30min per mission. 29min of planning, 1 min of executing the plan. Of course you can quicksave at any time and return later.

  23. #23
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland

    New Teardown DLC is a HOOT

    Folkrace just dropped yesterday and I spent many hours with it last night and this morning.



    This one puts you in the role of an amateur racer who funds their hobby by doing crimes and heists and odd jobs on the side. The whole progression-structure feels very Wreckfest but the actual races are more Flatout 2, but with everything being destructible. I love this. It's been a while since I played anything that felt like it was made specifically for me, but this is it.



    edit: btw, man, I've heard people saying google search sucks these days, but the only times I've really felt it is when trying to search for old ttlg threads lately. I put in "site:ttlg.com teardown" and this thread DOES NOT show up. I had to use the forum search.

  24. #24
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2001
    Location: Somewhere
    the horror

  25. #25
    Brethren
    Registered: Apr 2000
    Location: Cathedral Row
    That's weird, it came right up for me. 1st result, top of the page.

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