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Title: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on September 07, 2017, 01:36:26 PM
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PARTICIPANTS:
singlebanana
GrayGhost81
Crabmaster2000
EngineerMike
Pam
douglie007
zophar53

CHECKPOINTS
Week 1 - October 1st - 7th - Chapters 1-2
Week 2 - October 8th - 14th - Chapters 3-5
Week 3 - October 15th - 21st - Chapters 6-8
Week 4 - October 22nd - 31st - Chapters 9-10

Due to the multiple endings, I know that some participants may want to play through more than once. However, let's keep the discussions limited to the checkpoints to avoid spoilers.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - ???
Post by: Duke.Togo on September 07, 2017, 06:55:24 PM
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Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - ???
Post by: Wempster on September 07, 2017, 08:09:54 PM
Is this evil.....within something?


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - ???
Post by: singlebanana on September 08, 2017, 07:26:10 AM
Is this evil.....within something?

It is not. It's simply just evil. Like the fruuuuu-its of the dev-il.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - ???
Post by: GrayGhost81 on September 08, 2017, 07:39:33 AM
Finally!
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Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - ???
Post by: Duke.Togo on September 08, 2017, 08:45:23 AM
Fruit Ninja? That is evil to make people play that.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - ???
Post by: singlebanana on September 08, 2017, 09:14:12 AM
Fruit Ninja? That is evil to make people play that.

Wow, so close!  Alright, I'm just going to spill the beans, it's Farmville. First mobile game FTW. Can someone send me corn?


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on September 09, 2017, 11:11:28 AM
Game announced! Who's coming with us?


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: Crabmaster2000 on September 09, 2017, 07:53:44 PM
I'll do another play through. I had a blast the first time and it's been long enough that I'll be rusty enough. I'll have to be careful when I open my autographed copy though......


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: EngineerMike on September 10, 2017, 02:26:32 AM
Im also going to try and dust off my autographed copy. I beat this once. I will play again.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: Pam on September 10, 2017, 07:00:29 AM
Niiiice.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: douglie007 on September 11, 2017, 12:40:48 PM
Guess What! I will play.... do I even have to tell you by now :)


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on September 12, 2017, 07:15:26 AM
Niiiice.

I know this is one you played not too long ago. Are you playing or just adding some commentary?  Either would be great!


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: Pam on September 12, 2017, 09:46:59 AM
Niiiice.

I know this is one you played not too long ago. Are you playing or just adding some commentary?  Either would be great!
I'll play it again. I don't think I ever managed to save everyone.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: zophar53 on September 15, 2017, 09:25:39 AM
I'll play through this again. Played it when it came out with my then-girlfriend and.....I have thoughts. Sign me up!


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: douglie007 on September 30, 2017, 04:36:27 PM
How many ending could you get on this game?


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on October 02, 2017, 10:15:23 AM
Checkpoints are now up in the initial post. Good luck surviving.........if you choose to do so. :)

CHECKPOINTS
Week 1 - October 1st - 7th - Chapters 1-2
Week 2 - October 8th - 14th - Chapters 3-5
Week 3 - October 15th - 21st - Chapters 6-8
Week 4 - October 22nd - 31st - Chapters 9-10

Due to the multiple endings, I know that some participants may want to play through more than once. However, let's keep the discussions limited to the checkpoints to avoid spoilers.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on October 03, 2017, 08:57:06 AM
How many ending could you get on this game?

I'm not really sure about the definitive answer to this question, but I know there are lots of them.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: douglie007 on October 05, 2017, 12:31:51 PM
Wow, I have not had time to play this at all this week.  I also am facing a dilemma.  My niece started the game, and has not finished it... should I start a new game and loose everything she has done. or finish it, and replay it.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: russlyman on October 06, 2017, 01:35:47 PM
This game was the reason I bought a PS4. I played it at my buddies house and was hooked.


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Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: douglie007 on October 10, 2017, 01:45:06 PM
We so far, I have killed everyone I could in the first 3 chapters...


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 10, 2017, 01:51:03 PM
We so far, I have killed everyone I could in the first 3 chapters...

YES! I had the same impulse with these A-holes and was waiting to see if anyone else felt the same.  :evilhappy:


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on October 11, 2017, 09:18:02 AM
We so far, I have killed everyone I could in the first 3 chapters...

YES! I had the same impulse with these A-holes and was waiting to see if anyone else felt the same.  :evilhappy:

So I finished the first two Chapters last night.  I didn't manage to have anyone die (except in the intro, which I assume is a given) and I'm wondering if anyone could have died in those chapters, or do deaths not start occurring until Chapter 3.  Seems to be quite a lot of buildup and no real game play for me at this point.

While I think that this is a beautiful game and I really dig the atmosphere, there is something that just does not feel right about the controls.  I hate that my scope of each area and the space is limited. I'm so used to being able to look around and move in a 360 fashion and I'm perplexed as to why movement is so restricted. Also, why is there no run feature?  Oh, I see, press L1 to walk only slightly faster................geez.

I know that I am griping a bit here, but I am actually enjoying this game a lot and can't wait to play some more tonight.  I the decision making process, the quick QTEs, and the possibility of multiple outcomes. The psychology sessions are pretty unsettling and I was not prepared for Peter Storemare, dude's head is creepy enough on its own.  Having just watched our RF Gen monthly movie, "Brainscan," this game is really screwing with my head (for those who have watched/played both, you probably know why).

I have to be honest, I don't mind the characters or find them annoying like a lot of you do. Going into this game and discussing it in the past with Shawn on the podcast, I expected to hate them, but that's not the case for me.  As some of you know, I watch A LOT of horror films, and as a result, I find these overtly, stereotypical characters pretty much the norm.  The a#@hole, the b#$ch, the jock, the fool, the imbalanced (probably "red herring"), the dumb blonde, the "true" lovers, the nerd, and even who I predict is "the final girl," are all common tropes and fill those predictable roles.  Yeah, we're not breaking any new ground here, but that's kind of the point, and where the genre has been since the late 70s, and especially the blockbuster slashers of the early 80's.

Anyway, I'd like to hear more of everyone's thoughts on this game, since we have arrived at the first checkpoint DEADline.  


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: douglie007 on October 11, 2017, 09:48:52 AM
It may have been chapter 3 that the dying started.  But I'm not that far, I hope to get to the end of the 2nd check point on time. But really the only one I don't like is Emily.

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Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: Pam on October 11, 2017, 10:31:12 AM
So, I love this game. I even dedicated an episode of my podcast, Media Mavens, to it. I don't *hate* (or love to hate) any of the characters, but the one who does bother me is Chris. He's such a stereotypical "nice guy". I really enjoy the game's opening and the mystery it sets up, and I also really like how at times not making a decision is something that can drive the story forward. I really love the QTE's though I find holding the vibrating PS4 controller still really difficult. That's where most of my failures happening on my first playthrough.

When I played first I wasn't sure how much choice there actually was.
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. But there are definitely different scenes based on some actions. The first time I played I had Mike be kind of a dick to Jess, and this time I had him be really supportive to Jess and a bit combative towards Emily. Their scene in the cabin played out very differently. 


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on October 19, 2017, 07:24:17 AM
Just wrapped up the game last night.  I have to say that I was really disappointed in my ending, which had a nothing to do with the game's story, but because the only two people who survived were the two characters that I despised the most! I was so disappointed that I immediately played Chapter 10 again to flush out a different ending.

I have to say that I really enjoyed the QTE parts of this game, though I'm not sure there was any negative impact for messing them up in many places. However, there are some places where failing a QTE will result in your characters' death and because you're not ever sure of which events these are, there is always an incentive to do your best (unless you are GrayGhost and are trying to kill everyone...).  I have to say though, the places where you have to "be still" can be a bit ridiculous and I failed a few of them in the last Chapter.  Not sure how sensitive these types of events are, but I might have been sitting too close to the TV (dead controller on charger) or my hand tremors worked against me.

It's been a while since some of you have checked in on this thread, so I'd like to hear about how everyone's progress is going and thoughts on the game.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: Addicted on October 19, 2017, 11:47:33 AM
Just a heads up for anyone who wants to join Best Buy has this game for $15 and $12 with GCU:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/until-dawn-playstation-4/8539004.p?skuId=8539004&ref=199&loc=FKSJxY2VJAk&acampID=1&siteID=FKSJxY2VJAk-PikOydAOcDKY5yUiRl0LBw


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: RedDawg50 on October 23, 2017, 06:46:45 AM
Finished it up last night. Only had two to make it out.
The story really started to get out there at the end.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on October 23, 2017, 07:32:59 AM
Finished it up last night. Only had two to make it out.
The story really started to get out there at the end.

Yeah, the story is pretty wild, but kind of fun playing two different stories.

Shawn and I did our podcast about the game last night, so expect that around the middle of next month.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: douglie007 on October 23, 2017, 10:22:58 AM
I have just started chapter 9 with Mike.  I have a guess of the ending.  I believe that the creature is the Hannah, and she ate some of her dead sister, and transformed.  that's why Josh was not killed and was dragged away.... That's just what I guess.  I don't know if that should be spoiler, because I could be way off.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on October 23, 2017, 10:29:38 AM
I have just started chapter 9 with Mike.  I have a guess of the ending.  I believe that the creature is the Hannah, and she ate some of her dead sister, and transformed.  that's why Josh was not killed and was dragged away.... That's just what I guess.  I don't know if that should be spoiler, because I could be way off.

I think at this point, theories are okay to discuss. Let us know when you are finished Doug and we can discuss the full game, spoilers and all. I think everyone is pretty much finished.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: Pam on October 24, 2017, 12:18:49 PM
Will traded the PS4 for a Switch. So... I guess I'm done playing, but I've played it twice already.


Title: Re: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: douglie007 on October 24, 2017, 12:48:05 PM
Will traded the PS4 for a Switch. So... I guess I'm done playing, but I've played it twice already.
Did you get a different ending? Good and bad?


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on October 24, 2017, 03:07:39 PM
Will traded the PS4 for a Switch. So... I guess I'm done playing, but I've played it twice already.

EVIL WILL!!

Somehow I saved the two characters that I hated most .... Emily and Mike.  Of all the "possible" endings, my understanding is that there are truly only three. (1) everyone dies, (2) everyone lives, and (3) some combination of people living and dying.  The only thing that really changes is how many police interrogations you get to view.  Also, there is apparently a way for Josh to die.

Curious to hear who everyone else saved.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: Pam on October 25, 2017, 12:54:23 PM
I did one ending where I killed everyone, and one where everyone but Chris survived.

I've never gotten Josh to survive. Apparently the trigger for that comes during the scene where Sam is running away from the psycho (in a towel). I've always been caught during this scene, but if you don't get caught you get access to a personal item of Hannah's that you need to save Josh.

Maybe one day.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 25, 2017, 01:29:02 PM
Well, I definitely spouted some inaccurate sh*t on the podcast the other night, then.

I thought it had to do with the collectibles. We had a hard time even figuring out (on the air, mind you) the difference between Josh "Lives" and Josh dies.

Rich had Josh "live" without even trying, I guess. Josh definitely didn't survive my playthrough.

Only Sam, Matt and sweet, sweet Emily made it through mine. 


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: Pam on October 25, 2017, 02:21:21 PM
Well, I definitely spouted some inaccurate sh*t on the podcast the other night, then.

I thought it had to do with the collectibles. We had a hard time even figuring out (on the air, mind you) the difference between Josh "Lives" and Josh dies.

It is collectible related - i think you need all the Twins Story collectibles, and then one last thing in the area just before he (can) die.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: GrayGhost81 on October 25, 2017, 02:28:36 PM
Ah, I see! Now I don't feel so bad. Thanks!


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: singlebanana on October 25, 2017, 02:47:21 PM
I have still never seen a Josh lives ending, besides Josh living in errrr....well you know what form.  Is there one where he makes it out unscathed?

I did not survive the towel scene, but I did find the watch and journal in the room immediately before where you find him. In one review, I understand that finding these two items is the only way to save him from a "true" death. If there are only two possible endings for him, then the towel scene does not matter.


Title: Re: October 2017 Playthrough - Until Dawn
Post by: douglie007 on October 26, 2017, 08:46:40 PM
Well I finished with 3, Matt, Chris and Sam. This was not bad. I am not a fan of horror games but I handled this one ok lol I just can't sleep right after playing it.