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The Long Dark [Official Site] is a beautiful game and it's due for a full release tomorrow, come check out their launch trailer. The release will also finally feature the first two episodes of the story, in addition to the already highly polished sandbox mode.

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I'm really looking forward to giving it a go, as I've loved the sandbox experience, but I'm usually much more of a story-based game player. The trailer certainly makes it sound good, gave me tingles watching it.

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wintermute 31 July 2017 at 10:57 am UTC
That's nice, they named it after me

I'm really looking forward to this.
TobiSGD 31 July 2017 at 11:21 am UTC
I will believe it when I see it. We had a launch trailer already for the story mode back in 2015: http://hinterlandgames.com/the-long-dark-story-mode-teaser/
Liam Dawe 31 July 2017 at 11:47 am UTC
TobiSGDI will believe it when I see it. We had a launch trailer already for the story mode back in 2015: http://hinterlandgames.com/the-long-dark-story-mode-teaser/
You really think they will suddenly pull it a day before release?
Ehvis 4 years 31 July 2017 at 11:50 am UTC
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TobiSGDI will believe it when I see it. We had a launch trailer already for the story mode back in 2015: http://hinterlandgames.com/the-long-dark-story-mode-teaser/

No reason to doubt an announcement made a few days before the release. The linked video is a teaser, not a launch trailer, so not the same thing.
Zelox 31 July 2017 at 12:05 pm UTC
Story hype!

TobiSGDI will believe it when I see it. We had a launch trailer already for the story mode back in 2015: http://hinterlandgames.com/the-long-dark-story-mode-teaser/

They will leave EA and release "chapter one" in the story along with it.
They game is far from done so in a sence they are probably still in EA.
But the core mechanics for the game are there.
TobiSGD 31 July 2017 at 12:43 pm UTC
liamdawe
TobiSGDI will believe it when I see it. We had a launch trailer already for the story mode back in 2015: http://hinterlandgames.com/the-long-dark-story-mode-teaser/
You really think they will suddenly pull it a day before release?

Who knows? They promised a released of Story Mode in early 2014, then it was shifted to end of 2015, then it was shifted to spring of 2016. In spring 2016, they finally were fed up with people asking them for a release date and why once again there was a promise but no release, and they shifted to "when it is 100% done, we won't tell you release dates anymore".

I bought the game for the story mode, yet they failed to release over and over again.

So, yes, I have a perfectly fine reason to say "I will believe it when I see it". I wouldn't even be waiting for this, if Steams refund policy wasn't "oh, you are waiting more than 14 days for the promised story mode, sorry, we won't refund a game you own for such a long time".
Samsai 31 July 2017 at 2:59 pm UTC
TobiSGD
liamdawe
TobiSGDI will believe it when I see it. We had a launch trailer already for the story mode back in 2015: http://hinterlandgames.com/the-long-dark-story-mode-teaser/
You really think they will suddenly pull it a day before release?

Who knows? They promised a released of Story Mode in early 2014, then it was shifted to end of 2015, then it was shifted to spring of 2016. In spring 2016, they finally were fed up with people asking them for a release date and why once again there was a promise but no release, and they shifted to "when it is 100% done, we won't tell you release dates anymore".

I bought the game for the story mode, yet they failed to release over and over again.

So, yes, I have a perfectly fine reason to say "I will believe it when I see it". I wouldn't even be waiting for this, if Steams refund policy wasn't "oh, you are waiting more than 14 days for the promised story mode, sorry, we won't refund a game you own for such a long time".
There's a lesson to be learned here, I'd say. Don't buy something that isn't out.
Shmerl 31 July 2017 at 3:07 pm UTC
Good, without story mode it was somewhat lacking.
Eike 31 July 2017 at 3:31 pm UTC
ShmerlGood, without story mode it was somewhat lacking.

I'd be interested with full story mode, but it only has parts of the story at the moment, it seems...


Last edited by Eike on 31 July 2017 at 3:43 pm UTC
stan 31 July 2017 at 4:10 pm UTC
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I’m disappointed it won’t release with the full story, but on the positive side it looks like it’s more polished than a couple text boxes giving you objectives. The trailer is overly dramatic though… Keeping it warm in my GOG wishlist for now.
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