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Having played the opening scene of this game I'm going to cautiously give it a "highest recommendation". In fact the opening scene was pretty much perfect so I'm looking forward to getting stuck in.

 

Two of the games planned five acts have been released so far. The official website gives a pretty good description:

 

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Kentucky Route Zero is a magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. Gameplay is inspired by point-and-click adventure games (like the classic Monkey Island or King's Quest series, or more recently Telltale's Walking Dead series), but focused on characterization, atmosphere and storytelling rather than clever puzzles or challenges of skill.

The game is developed by Cardboard Computer (Jake Elliott and Tamas Kemenczy). The game's soundtrack features an original electronic score by Ben Babbitt along with a suite of old hymns & bluegrass standards recorded by The Bedquilt Ramblers.

 

So far the game has a Cormac McCarthy feel to it which I really like.

 

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Bought. Another one to add to the long list of Steam games I may never play.

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Finished Act 1, superb stuff. Super Hexagon has a rival for my favourite game of 2013 (they might also be the only games I've played this year...)

There are some really great scenes in there, the writing is consistently excellent, and there are some (direct) references to other notable videogames... :)

On to Act 2!

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What happened to Thursday after my exam? Well, 18 months later... I booted up Steam and let it run through its queue of updates. 1.6gb for Broken Age, 1.2gb for The Banner Saga... Before playing Act 3 of Kentucky Route Zero I decided to play the minisodes the developers have released. The first one, Limits and Demonstrations, was pretty short. The second one, which I think was released between Acts 2 and 3, called The Entertainment, was really long. It takes around an hour I'd say. It was an interesting way to re-introduce myself to the world of KYZ. I'll play Act 3 tomorrow.

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Act 3 has linked in nicely with The Entertainment which is cool. I've completed a couple of scenes and now I'm just driving around the map interacting with things... According to Steam only 2 of my friends have played this game, which is a shame. Give it a go!

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I keep hearing good things so I think I will pick it up eventually. I'll be honest, I completely forgot it existed, it's not had the same buildup to episodes other games get

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According to Steam only 2 of my friends have played this game, which is a shame. Give it a go!

It's been on my radar, but I'm not going to buy until they finish it.

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I loved Acts 1 and 2, Act 3 not so much, the story was still good but the gameplay was beginning to bore me quite a bit I must say, it is majorly annoying waiting 18+ months between Acts as well, I understand it's just 1 (or a few) Indie dev's and am patient as a result, but it is annoying nevertheless as I forgot what the hell was going on between Acts 2 and 3 and I'm sure it'll be the same for me with Act 4 when it eventually comes out.

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Finished it there. Yeah Act III was easily the least enjoyable of the acts so far. It was interesting to a point (and artistically as impressive as ever) but it didn't wow me or leave me wanting more like the first two acts.

I don't think it's the kind of game that you could play all five acts from start to finish in one go (the game has a lot of exposition) so for anyone holding off I would still recommend to play it now, and then wait for the next act.

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Seven-ish years after launching and nearly 3 an a half years after Act IV, the final act is out on 28th January, according to the game's Steam page.

 

I've forgotten about this game several times in the wait for it to be completed, but looking forward to playing it some time this year.

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I was coming here to post this too. I’ve played the first three acts but I might just start again from scratch. There’s a big difference in the gaming landscape between when this first appeared and now though. I have so many games to play.

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It's also coming to consoles this month, too.

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I bought the TV edition on PS4. Played the first 2 acts and intermissions. Wow, what a lovely, quirky and crafted game.

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