Your intrepid heroes test Valley on three Linux powered boxes of business. Did it pass? Let’s find out.
Devel: Blue Isle Studios
Price: £14.99 / US$19.99 / CA$21.99
Wazzat: Explore the vast and beautiful world of Valley using the power of the L.E.A.F. suit: a fierce exoskeleton that grants exceptional speed and agility along with the phenomenal ability to manipulate the life and death of all living things.
Makes with the working
- Thar be spite crashes.
- These happen during level transitions and it bit me twice, HARD.
- I say hard since there is no real save system so it starts you all the way back at the beginning of the previous zone.
- Refuses to launch if Vivaldi or Chromium are running.
- 60/70 @ 1080
- Mid 30’s @ 2160
- Thar be inopportune spite crashes
- Twice after finishing a level, which made me go back and redo it cuz it didn’t finish saving
- That’s a quick way to get jordan to nope
- The only thing that didn’t make with the working for me was the subtitles.
- It’d show the first line and then be stuck there until the audio-tape was over.
Shiny / Sounds
- I like games that prove that Unity can be both performant and pretty.
- Valley does these things in spades.
- Both indoor and outdoor areas are wicked smooth.
- All the environments are coherent.
- I do wish the main baddies were something, different?
- They didn’t seem to fit the world.
- Music is totes outstanding and caught me off guard.
- You don’t normally get that from an indie game.
- Voice acting was passable+ in the sense they didn’t go with the lowest bidder.
- Oh, it’s very pretty
- Look what happens when you don’t use stock unity assets!
- The soundtrack sounds like a Jethro Tull fever dream
- It looks very pretty and the music is frickin’ spot on!
- During the running on the electrified rails sequence, that music alone turned it from just being a bit where you run down a corridor to “OMG!!1! Run faster! Jump! Run fast again! Weeeeeeeeee!”
- I was smiling like a lunatic throughout the whole thing.
- Damn was a good set piece!