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Abandoned: A Walk In The Dark

Posted by RealCheapLikeAFoxOfficial, in Abandoned 04 January 2014 · 2334 views

A Walk In The Dark Steam Platformer Hard TAG Cheaplikeafox Abandoned
Abandoned: A Walk In The Dark A Walk in the Dark - $6.99
http://store.steampo...com/app/248730/
Genre: Platformer

Every now and then I run across a game I stop playing, usually for getting too hard or being to boring. This column is dedicated to those such games.

To be honest, the only reason I even started playing A Walk in the Dark was because it was the first game listed in the AMD Raptr Desktop App and I needed to play 1 hour a day to enter the AMD Rewards giveaway. I didn't know anything about it and playing the game did nothing to change that.

You play as a platforming cat trying to reach a luminescent fog at the end of each level. Along the way you can collect light spheres to increase your level rating. Reading up online I learned there was a story planned for the game that was abandoned by the dev, supposedly for budgetary reasons. Without any real story, all you're left with is a time trial platformer. It was fun for a few levels and it integrates community features to let you compare your time with your Steam friends. For me, it just got frustratingly hard and I wasn't willing to retry a level dozens of times with the hopes I'd hit the buttons fast enough once. It didn't help my wired 360 controller was failing on me, but even now that i have a DS3 installed and configured, I don't think I'll be revisiting this one.

I've stuck through difficult games before, but there's always been a story I've wanted to finish to help cement my resolve. With no story, platform cat can go to hell as far as I'm concerned.


Rating: 2.5/5
Abandoned at Level 52




Level 30?! It doesn't even get hard until level 60+, I think.

Level 30?! It doesn't even get hard until level 60+, I think.

It might have been closer to level 50, but I didn't feel like reinstalling just to check.  Not all of us have spidey sense.  

I agree it's not that hard until at least halfway through.

 

I didn't realize it was amateur hour.

Oh you platform nerds.  Just for you, I reinstalled to check the exact level.  Review updated.  

Hmmm...never heard of A Walk in the Dark, but now I'm starting to wish I had.  Sounds fairly interesting.  Alas, I don't game on PC and looks like that's all it's available for at the moment.

 

Oh, and I'm not sure if you care, but to get a little bit more exposure for your blog here, don't post too much content to quickly.  The blogs front page only allows for your most recent post so it buries everything else.  I see you posted 4 things on 1/4 but most people probably won't notice the other posts you made.  

EDIT: Hmm, you're views counts seem to suggest otherwise.  Still, I was lucky to notice that you had posted so many others blogs since in only shows the most recent one on the front page.

Hmmm...never heard of A Walk in the Dark, but now I'm starting to wish I had.  Sounds fairly interesting.  Alas, I don't game on PC and looks like that's all it's available for at the moment.

 

Oh, and I'm not sure if you care, but to get a little bit more exposure for your blog here, don't post too much content to quickly.  The blogs front page only allows for your most recent post so it buries everything else.  I see you posted 4 things on 1/4 but most people probably won't notice the other posts you made.  

EDIT: Hmm, you're views counts seem to suggest otherwise.  Still, I was lucky to notice that you had posted so many others blogs since in only shows the most recent one on the front page.

Thanks for the heads up.  I started it months ago, but didn't get to posting until recently so I think I was trying to make up for lost time.  I don't expect to have too much time to post things like daily or anything so from here on out I'll use your strategy and give each post a few days to get exposure.  

Hmmm...never heard of A Walk in the Dark, but now I'm starting to wish I had.  Sounds fairly interesting.  Alas, I don't game on PC and looks like that's all it's available for at the moment.

It's alright, but honestly you aren't missing to much. There are certainly better platformers that I would recommend over it, and overall it felt lacking in a lot of areas. That said it would likely run on whatever you're typing on at the moment, so if you see it cheap sometime you might consider getting over your "no PC for me" mentality if you want to try it. 

 

Who knows, you may actually like PC gaming ;)

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