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Lotus Prince Let's Play: Penumbra Requiem - Part 1

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Well, this sure is a strange turn of events. After the events of Black Plague, we wake up in some sort of strange chamber, and we need to escape. The strange part is that our method of escape seems to be some sort of dimensional gateway. Well, that's okay; whatever lies on the other side can't be worse than the situation we're in, right?

 Special thanks to Sylex for the awesome title card!

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  • Deep_Thought
    Deep_Thought Thursday, 31 January 2013

    That looks different... not really scary, but much closer to my own idea of a fun game. This whole area almost feels like a set of an Indiana Jones movie (or a Tomb Raider game, I guess) and you can do such great puzzles with a setup like this. I am really looking forward to what the game has in store, as the other two already did a great job with the puzzles and those had to work with pretty mundane setups for them. With magic portals and ancient machinery I really have high hopes^^.
    Also, I'm somewhat confused about why Philip wants to kill the Tuurngait. I mean I get that the whole affair was traumatizing and certainly reason enough for wanting to kill someone, but on the other hand the hive mind seems to have a pretty reasonable goal and wanting to be left alone certainly doesn't seem like an unreasonable demand, right?
    I also didn't really understand why his father killed himself... guilt would be my best guess, but that would be another reason for his son not to kill the Tuurngait, I'd say.
    Anyhow, really looking forwart to this.

  • Lotus Prince
    Lotus Prince Thursday, 31 January 2013

    Yeah, the plot got straight-up confusing, there.

    That said, the puzzles in this game are REALLY well thought out. :-D

  • loa
    loa Thursday, 31 January 2013

    I guess the typing was from the perspective of howard.
    Maybe he killed himself because he realized that he's being brain washed by something there's no getting away from.
    If the tuurngait wants to be left alone, why doesn't it use its zombies to get rid of all traces and seal all entries to the mine?
    What exactly is being accomplished by making phillip come to the mines?
    If the tuurngaits goal truly is to be left alone for good, this doesn't make much sense.

  • Lotus Prince
    Lotus Prince Thursday, 31 January 2013

    I think the typing might've been from Philip. Howard specifically said to stay away. Nothing is really accomplished by bringing Philip to the mines, but that was never the intent. Philip took it upon himself to go.

    This game takes us to some strange places.

  • DeathsHead419
    DeathsHead419 Thursday, 31 January 2013

    An interesting start. Seems the game devs have gone full on Physics-Puzzle game for the moment. Still wondering about the "useless" stuff (the upper pathway over the cameras, the extra three blocks across that weird tub place), but, perhaps it just something you missed.

    Time will tell.

  • Lotus Prince
    Lotus Prince Thursday, 31 January 2013

    It's full-on physics for a long time, actually.

    I suspect that the upper pathway probably had the "strange artefact." Each level has one, and I missed the first level's artefact, so I'm guessing that that's where it was.

  • Keveak
    Keveak Friday, 01 February 2013

    Certainly is a different mood entirely from the previous games. Reminds me a bit of the Tuurngait's tests in Black Plague, except older and less bright. Maybe you are in a construction that was made when the Tuurngait interacted with humans in Greenland and shared knowledge with them? :)

    On the two buttons you pressed, I think they might have caused the reflective thing that the beam hit to send it on to the wall and thus open the way to the portal. That, or they activated the portal itself, but both would explain why they did not seem to do anything new. ^_^

    As for the three random ones, maybe you were supposed to use the mattress to help slide them onto the construction thing in case you needed them for weight? :3

    All in all, a great first instalment that leaves me curious as to what is going on, if Phillip is going mad, who build and painted this place, if Phillip is hallucinating, why the Tuurngait would send you there, what the state of Phillip's mind is now, and what the new voice-with-a-walkie-talkie means for us. Keep them coming! ^_^

  • Lotus Prince
    Lotus Prince Friday, 01 February 2013

    I don't know where I am, but the locations keep changing. It gets bizarre.

    You're probably right about the reflective surface. Actually acting the portal only requires picking up the requisite number of keys.

  • Lotus Prince
    Lotus Prince Friday, 01 February 2013

    Er, actually "ACTIVATING" the portal. :-P

  • The_Phoenician
    The_Phoenician Friday, 01 February 2013

    I immediately thought of Vincent Price as well when I heard the doctor's voice.

  • Lotus Prince
    Lotus Prince Friday, 01 February 2013

    Yeah, I don't know if that was on purpose, or what. :-P

  • HorusEclipse
    HorusEclipse Saturday, 02 February 2013

    Speaking of Vincent Price, think you might LP The Suffering once you get through Amnesia? I remember you mentioning you had them...but didn't play them yet. I personally consider those two to be the best horror...well action horror...games i'v ever played.

  • HorusEclipse
    HorusEclipse Saturday, 02 February 2013

    Speaking of Vincent Price, think you might LP The Suffering once you get through Amnesia? I remember you mentioning you had them...but didn't play them yet. I personally consider those two to be the best horror...well action horror...games i'v ever played.

  • Lotus Prince
    Lotus Prince Sunday, 03 February 2013

    I do indeed have both Suffering games, but unfortunately, after Amnesia, I have a certain set of games I'll be playing, so I have a lot on my plate, at least for now.

  • HorusEclipse
    HorusEclipse Saturday, 02 February 2013

    Derp, double post.

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