The AIAS Game Maker’s Notebook: Returnal with Harry Krueger

1 : Anonymous2021/07/07 15:25 ID: ofl4ot
The AIAS Game Maker's Notebook: Returnal with Harry Krueger
2 : Anonymous2021/07/07 15:37 ID: h4d4drg

Amazing game! Got my plat yesterday.

ID: h4d9hs1

Well done you, I just finished Act 2 and I feel amazing. Genuinely one of my proudest completions.

Now starting the end game Act 3 stuff.

ID: h4dd16m

Keep going and have fun!

3 : Anonymous2021/07/07 15:25 ID: h4d2pzv

“Ted Price chats with Housemarque's Harry Krueger about their recently released game Returnal. Together they discuss how Housemarque embraced an organic creative process, what effect their gameplay design decisions had on the procedural construction and combat, keeping the arcade spirit alive, and about the challenge of randomness”

4 : Anonymous2021/07/07 15:28 ID: h4d33i9

I just bought this game a week ago, and its increeedible.

ID: h4d4qb2

Have you been able to get very far? I can't get past the 3rd biome.

ID: h4d9dz7

If you're struggling, what I did was, go through B1&B2 from start to finish, proper grind, and get your health up a massive chunk, this will help like you won't believe.

Rushing to B3 is asking for trouble.

I spent around 2 hours before hitting B3, I then strolled through it and took down the boss. Prior to that I was 0/2 on the boss and maybe 5 deaths in the Biome itself.

ID: h4diazg

Another tip is to just casually play a night or two and just use weapons that aren't ranked up - just focus on killing everyone and leveling them up. You'll get more level two unlocks/perks and generally have better guns so when you DO commit to a run, you'll have better perks. Perks can make a HUGE difference.

It's one thing that bugged me about people claiming the games too hard and it sucks losing progress (I don't mean you) - because really any time you play with a new perk, you are still making progress... It's just not immediately apparent.

When you melt a boss with a leveled up, full auto rocket launcher you'll see the benefit.

ID: h4dn9op

The electron driver gun is incredible as it lets you spray and run/dodge while still doing dmg.

I did not start using this gun until Biome 5, but once I started using it hard for me to use anything else

5 : Anonymous2021/07/07 17:39 ID: h4dl1z7

Completed Act 1 - 2 a month ago without dying to a single a boss (Astronaut artefact wink wink lol). I really need to jump back in again for the platinum and the conclusion to act 3.

Even after getting the platinum for Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Returnal still might be game of the year for me. I’m a big fan of Sci-fi especially dark/horror Sci-fi like Alien, Event horizon, Sphere, Interstellar to name a few. So the atmosphere really sold it for me.

ID: h4dmmyo

I loved Returnal but the story went nowhere. Not sure why people call it Act2. There’s literally the end credits and the cutscene. Yes there’s a “secret cutscene” but I just looked it up on YouTube. It felt like a way to just inflate the game length. Really the game was just two parts not a 3 act structure. Just get pretty deflated that the story is just a choose your own meaning because we didn’t want it to make sense.

Was a 10/10 that went to a 7/10 overall for me. Gameplay is incredible though, easily one of the tightest playing games ever.

ID: h4dun8u

Couldn't agree more, I really thought there was going to be some kind of cool alien mystery, like the final boss at the end was some kind of crazy near god like being that lives outside of time who planted all those little clues in Selene's life to lead her to Phobos so she could fulfill some purpose it needed outside help for, and it like fucked up her whole life because all she wanted to do was find out the answer about what was calling to her, then she gets to the planet and gets stuck in the time loop and starts going completely bat shit insane.

Instead it's just a weird childhood trauma story about some characters that are based on a greek myth drip fed to you in a way that makes it seem more interesting. HM excels at gameplay, but they need to hire some new writers.

ID: h4dob4w

I’ve only done a total of 4 runs, so I assume there’s still a lot more lore/story to uncover or unlock. Selene failed “ascension” in part 2 and was deemed unworthy, so I thought there would be an Act 3 to resolve this.

6 : Anonymous2021/07/07 15:28 ID: h4d30yw

This will be a good listen while I look for that DAMN sixth Sunface fragment!

ID: h4d3jt7

Which biome? They literally will all spawn once you fulfill the requirements and 100% gaurantee you just have to look in the right area (which always spawns) for each biome.

ID: h4d3oet

The final underwater one, I found the others with relative ease but finding this one has cost me three cycles.

7 : Anonymous2021/07/07 16:00 ID: h4d7jed

Great episode

8 : Anonymous2021/07/07 20:12 ID: h4e63xi

I wish this was with Freddy not Harry


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