Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Locked thread
Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007




Never Alone (or Kisima Inŋitchuŋa) is a cooperative two-player platformer. You can play it single-player, but it's not as much fun. So I decided to play it with my sister (Salixia). We're pretty bad at it, but we're having fun.

The game is based on a traditional I˝upiaq story, with one player controlling the human character, Nuna, and the other controlling her companion, an arctic fox (or weasel as Salixia would have it). As you play, you unlock educational videos, but I won't be including them because that feels more like ripping off a documentary than a let's play. Also, I played part way through solo before starting this, and the game tracks collectables between playthroughs, so the ones I got are missing from these videos. So at least for a while you won't see any of the "you just unlocked a video" notifications.

We haven't finished the game yet, but I have a few episodes worth of footage recorded, so I'm planning to put out one episode per week. But I am phenomenally bad at sticking to a schedule with let's plays, so we'll see.


Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Qbn3LOElBI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF6Mq0GywbE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRevuKz5B5Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLnwdOSzwIA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0I1NaLDezM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Dzcp2St5Qc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxkjeVTyLJw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZOwKXQ3PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOOS8jwAKgI

Tiggum fucked around with this message at 07:11 on Aug 17, 2017

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

some plague rats
Jun 5, 2012
Probation
Can't post for 37 hours!


You're not really selling this

Kangra
May 7, 2012



I'm really happy to see this LP! I've been hoping to see a co-op run of it, as I played it on my own and that is tough at times.

This game did almost everything right but tune the mechanics. It's kind of unfortunate, really, as you have to be willing to put up with that to enjoy the rest.

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.



Games Idiot Court Jester


Kangra posted:

I'm really happy to see this LP! I've been hoping to see a co-op run of it, as I played it on my own and that is tough at times.

This game did almost everything right but tune the mechanics. It's kind of unfortunate, really, as you have to be willing to put up with that to enjoy the rest.

My experience of Never Alone was forcing my way through the lovely gameplay (it gets worse) for the good videos.

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Kangra posted:

I'm really happy to see this LP! I've been hoping to see a co-op run of it, as I played it on my own and that is tough at times.
From what I played (I don't really know how far off finishing it I was) there are a few things where co-op definitely makes it easier, but it mostly worked pretty well, I thought.

RBA Starblade posted:

My experience of Never Alone was forcing my way through the lovely gameplay (it gets worse) for the good videos.
I've actually enjoyed what I've played of it.

Anyway, here's part two. We don't get any better at the game but we're a bit more relaxed, and I think that makes for a better video. Things start to improve from here on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF6Mq0GywbE

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Part three is here! We get chased by a polar bear again, and solve a couple of puzzles without understanding how we did it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRevuKz5B5Q

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Part four and we kind of know what we're doing now! Kind of!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLnwdOSzwIA

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


You wouldn't believe how many deaths I edited out of part 5.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0I1NaLDezM

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Well, this is an unexpected development.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Dzcp2St5Qc

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Oh god, the terrible man is back!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxkjeVTyLJw

Kangra
May 7, 2012



These parts (especially the section up in the trees) are where the difference between single-player and co-op are really noticeable. Even with the occasional squabbling, it's a lot more fluid than moving each side separately while the other just sits there.

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Kangra posted:

These parts (especially the section up in the trees) are where the difference between single-player and co-op are really noticeable. Even with the occasional squabbling, it's a lot more fluid than moving each side separately while the other just sits there.

The chase section seems like it could be a real problem in single-player, what with the fox needing to move the obstacles aside so the girl can get past.

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


Wait, we have to fight a giant now?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VZOwKXQ3PM

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Tiggum
Oct 23, 2007


The final episode!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOOS8jwAKgI

  • Locked thread