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Less Interactivity than before?
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RyuRanX Offline
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Less Interactivity than before?

I just saw a few gameplay videos from Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and I'm wondering why there're way less interactivity than their previous games. You can't seem to grab or open/close most of the objects around the house!

I noticed the same change from Penumbra to Amnesia: The Dark Descent. Why the change? Is it a design decision, budget constraint or what?

09-01-2013 11:22 PM
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Geoff Offline
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RE: Less Interactivity than before?

It's interesting, truly. I wonder, what sort of objects can't be picked up that could be in TDD? Some objects were pointless anyway (oh hey a saw that I can throw around!).
09-01-2013 11:33 PM
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Cuyir Offline
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RE: Less Interactivity than before?

Sort of agree with Geoff.

As long as I can play around with doors and slam them into my face while running away i'll be fine.
09-01-2013 11:38 PM
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Paddy™ Offline
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RE: Less Interactivity than before?

(09-01-2013 11:38 PM)Nuits Grace Wrote:  As long as I can play around with doors and slam them into my face while running away ...

Hahaha oh man, if someone can make a mod which causes you to take a tiny bit of damage when that happens, or at least a comedy "thud" sound effect, Amnesia would be replayable for all eternity.

PDP mentioned in a tweet that most objects in the game aren't moveable because of the nature of the inventory-less puzzles.
09-01-2013 11:45 PM
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Geoff Offline
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RE: Less Interactivity than before?

Since I've only played TDD and watched plenty of it, not having an inventory is going to be strange. I mean, when looking at the game at face value, there are many changes from TDD.

No oil/tinderboxes. No inventory. No sanity I believe?

Can't wait to play it though, see how it compares to TDD.
09-01-2013 11:52 PM
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XDamienDaKillaX Offline
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RE: Less Interactivity than before?

I thought at first there was less interactivity in the beginning due to it being his house, and I'd doubt he would want to wreck his house. Also, I'm sure everywhere we go he has been, therefore maybe he remembers that fact and doesn't want to throw everything around... however I believe that is a good excuse to agree with the true reason, which is not having an inventory.
09-01-2013 11:59 PM
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Dagrocks Offline
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RE: Less Interactivity than before?

Maybe the whatever the point in the House is will just be part of the intro?
09-02-2013 12:13 AM
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maarten12100 Offline
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RE: Less Interactivity than before?

(09-01-2013 11:45 PM)Paddy Wrote:  
(09-01-2013 11:38 PM)Nuits Grace Wrote:  As long as I can play around with doors and slam them into my face while running away ...
PDP mentioned in a tweet that most objects in the game aren't moveable because of the nature of the inventory-less puzzles.
That makes no sense since:
Without an inventory you should have more or the same freedom to take objects and move them around otherwise you would directly know what to do with a puzzle.

Penumbra though had a little bit too much since the handling was still a bit crooked.
Spoiler below!
(that part where you have to put boxes onto on another to get into that hole)

(09-01-2013 11:59 PM)XDamienDaKillaX Wrote:  I thought at first there was less interactivity in the beginning due to it being his house, and I'd doubt he would want to wreck his house. Also, I'm sure everywhere we go he has been, therefore maybe he remembers that fact and doesn't want to throw everything around... however I believe that is a good excuse to agree with the true reason, which is not having an inventory.

I pretty much wrecked his ship's cabin for Philips Angel
(This post was last modified: 09-02-2013 02:09 AM by maarten12100.)
09-02-2013 02:07 AM
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Potato Offline
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RE: Less Interactivity than before?

I kinda dislike the limited interactivity. That's one of my favorite things about TDD to be honest, even if the interactions with some objects were pointless, I really loved the showcase of physics and the interaction with the world. From the gameplay videos so far, it looks like you're walking through a museum where there's a 'no touching' policy, rather than your own mansion.

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09-02-2013 03:41 AM
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GrAVit Offline
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RE: Less Interactivity than before?

Is it just me or did TCR remove like a crapload of gameplay elements from the game? I really hope they've something good to come back with.

09-02-2013 07:04 AM
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