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Thread: The Immersive Sim thread

  1. #26
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    Registered: Jun 2004
    Location: Los Santos
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeshibu View Post
    What criteria is Bioshock not meeting?
    I'd say BioShock 1 boiled the player choices down to which weapon would you like to use - not unlike other shooters where you can choose between the assault rifle or the shotgun, with BioShock 1 it was this ability or that ability. Some times you can combine 2 abilities. It's still somewhat I-Sim-esque because you didn't need to kill everything that moved.

    BioShock 2 had 2 guns akimbo, which was an improvement on 1 and moved the series back toward I-Sim a slight bit. The levels were better too. But somehow that was more panned by critics and players.

    BioShock Infinite abandoned any pretense of trying to be an I-Sim. There were no story choices or player choices - it's kill all or no progression.

  2. #27
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    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo

  3. #28
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Looks like this will involve none of the original developers and have different gameplay from any previous Bioshocks, so... yeah, just cashing in on the name since Ken is done with the series.

  4. #29
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    Registered: May 2004
    Smells like another one of those live service games.

  5. #30
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: Land of the crazy
    Sounds like it's going to be part open world, part shooter, part RPG. Maybe something like Outer Worlds or CP2077.

  6. #31
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    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Maupertuis
    Neb shared this video in the hype thread:



    And Subnautica is unquestionably an immersive sim, by virtue of wordplay.

  7. #32
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Added Ctrl Alt Ego.

  8. #33
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Added Heir Obscure and Fallen Aces.
    Last edited by Nameless Voice; 13th May 2021 at 19:26.

  9. #34
    New Member
    Registered: Jun 2020
    Hey my dudes, as mentioned in the thread, Peripeteia does not have a ttlg thread but I'd like to share with you our updated demo
    https://shodanon.itch.io/peripeteia/...a-demo-is-here
    hopefully some of the critique I saw posted before was addressed. If no, please feel free to throw your thoughts at me.

  10. #35
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Location: Los Santos
    Added to wishlist! So happy for Indie I-Sim!

  11. #36
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Has anyone here played Brigand: Oaxaca?

    Brigand: Oaxaca is a highly difficult post-apocalyptic RPG/FPS set in Mexico. Emphasis is on challenge, a branching story with multiple endings, and total freedom of action (kill friendly characters, rob stores, jump across rooves, etc.).
    One steam reviewer describes it as "Crackhead Deus Ex". Also it's on -50% sale right now. Someone's gotta play it and report back!

    not it

  12. #37
    El Pato
    Registered: Jul 2000
    Location: Under your fingernails.
    A wild Mexican suddenly appears.

    Hmmmm...interesante.

  13. #38
    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    Written by one guy in DarkBasic. Yikes.

  14. #39
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Added Teardown.

  15. #40
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    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: flapping in the wind
    B:O is definitely interesting and definitely janky. It says something about the game that every Steam achievement except one is classed as "rare", since few people presumably do much more than launch it once. There's a constant feeling that you have to sort of work with the game in order to not break it, although 10 hours in I'm not sure anything has actually broken as such. There does seem to be multiple ways to accomplish tasks, and there are several factions that you can associate with which I guess can change how you do things, but I'm not sure how meaningful the differences are.

    I do think it's a pretty interesting game to poke around in, but also a bit of a pain to actually play. Most of that is probably thanks to the fact that even though it looks like crap (which I'm fine with) it also runs like crap (which I'm less fine with), presumably due to some shortcoming of DarkBASIC. At any rate I'd say it's worth a few bucks for people with a high tolerance of low production values, and as it happens that's exactly what it costs, so there you go.

  16. #41
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    • Moved Deathloop, Filcher, and Cruelty Squad to the new released section.
    • Updated Neverlooted Dungeon and Ctrl Alt Ego trailers (previous ones had been taken down.)
    • Updated Athanasia entry to reflect that the sci-fi theme has been cancelled, and the game re-tooled to a dinosaur-focused survival horror.

  17. #42
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    • Moved Ctrl Alt Ego to the "Released" section, as it's now out on Steam.

  18. #43
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    • Added SCP: Fragmented Minds (currently on Kickstarter.)
    • Added trailer for Athanasia.
    • Added Child of Lothian.
    Last edited by Nameless Voice; 2nd Aug 2022 at 17:10.

  19. #44
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2002
    Location: Maupertuis
    Thanks for keeping this thread updated! I just used it as a reference in a conversation with someone who had trouble thinking of any recent non-Arkane immersive sims.

  20. #45
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland

  21. #46
    Level 10,000 achieved
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Finland
    Nice! Corpus Edax seems to have a lot of meat on its bones already.

    Teardown got released btw!

  22. #47
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    Right, I'll move that.

    You'd probably like how the player appears to sneeze in one of the clips from the Unnamed one. Reminded me of Skin Deep.
    I didn't include the clip because it's not on YouTube.

  23. #48
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    • Added HEXCRAFT: Harlequin Fair (released)

  24. #49
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    This thread's a great resource. Thank you for your efforts, NV!

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