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After THQ Nordic released the RPG 'Silver' on Steam with Linux support back in June last year GOG now have the Linux version too.

About the game:

Silver is the European answer to JRPGs, which were very popular at the time. With eye-candy in the form of pre-rendered 2D backgrounds, manga-inspired character design, and console-style gameplay, it introduced PC gamers to a new genre. This game is very unique on PC as there are only a few such titles on this platform, so if you feel like trying a different approach to role-playing, then this is a title for you!

Features:

  • Form your party from a cast of interesting and diverse characters, each with their own unique traits.
  • Gripping story and polished gameplay combine to make a “simple” RPG that’s still a lot of fun.
  • Unique combat system with real-time, fast-paced action--you assume direct control over one of the characters, and the rest of your team fights on their own.

While it's an interesting game, the Linux release suffers from a troublesome graphical glitch. Whenever you hit someone, a square appears that I assume should show blood or some other effect. Instead, it basically makes them go transparent so you see whatever is behind them. It's weird, it doesn't exactly look good and it's been an issue now for well over a year since the re-release.

With that issue in mind, I hesitate to say it's playable. It doesn't break the game, but it doesn't look good either.

Find it on GOG now.

5 Likes, Who?
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omer666 31 October 2018 at 2:52 pm UTC
I got a refund twice because of this glitch. Really sad, as I do love this game.
Arehandoro 31 October 2018 at 3:31 pm UTC
I might get it nonetheless, the game is great and was one of my first games bought with my own pocket money hahaha.
stan 31 October 2018 at 8:42 pm UTC
Unfortunately it’s impossible to get an idea about what the game is from the comments on GOG, and I can’t find a gameplay video of it on youtube.
whizse 1 November 2018 at 11:46 am UTC
stanUnfortunately it’s impossible to get an idea about what the game is from the comments on GOG, and I can’t find a gameplay video of it on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Noa6d-Rro_8
Nanobang 1 November 2018 at 12:21 pm UTC
Weird. I couldn't remember this game being released, so I did a quick search at Steam, and nothing came up acually called "Silver." Silver Frame, Silver Tale, Silver Island, Silver Grapple, Silver Bullet: Prometheus, (and on the web: Silver Creek Falls (Chapters 1,2, & 3)), but no just Silver. Do you suppose it's a regional thing?
razing32 1 November 2018 at 2:01 pm UTC
NanobangWeird. I couldn't remember this game being released, so I did a quick search at Steam, and nothing came up acually called "Silver." Silver Frame, Silver Tale, Silver Island, Silver Grapple, Silver Bullet: Prometheus, (and on the web: Silver Creek Falls (Chapters 1,2, & 3)), but no just Silver. Do you suppose it's a regional thing?
Steam search is a mess for me also recently .


QuoteWith that issue in mind, I hesitate to say it's playable. It doesn't break the game, but it doesn't look good either.

Well , in the strictest sense of the word , it is playable.
Let's go with the wine rating and say "Silver" ?


Last edited by razing32 at 1 November 2018 at 2:02 pm UTC
Lakorta 2 November 2018 at 2:17 pm UTC
NanobangWeird. I couldn't remember this game being released, so I did a quick search at Steam, and nothing came up acually called "Silver." Silver Frame, Silver Tale, Silver Island, Silver Grapple, Silver Bullet: Prometheus, (and on the web: Silver Creek Falls (Chapters 1,2, & 3)), but no just Silver. Do you suppose it's a regional thing?
This would be it's store page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/606680/Silver/
Does that link work for you?
Nanobang 2 November 2018 at 3:15 pm UTC
Lakorta
NanobangWeird. I couldn't remember this game being released, so I did a quick search at Steam, and nothing came up acually called "Silver." Silver Frame, Silver Tale, Silver Island, Silver Grapple, Silver Bullet: Prometheus, (and on the web: Silver Creek Falls (Chapters 1,2, & 3)), but no just Silver. Do you suppose it's a regional thing?
This would be it's store page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/606680/Silver/
Does that link work for you?

Yes! Thanks for that. I've added it to my wishlist!
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