by SadSquare Studio
I understand the difficulty managing a player stat without a direct visual representation. I'm sure you've tried many options, by my thought would be auditory - heart rate or breathing becoming more audible and increasing rate - and then to reduce clutter perhaps having to hold a button to bring an overlay up (not pause) to "check in" with yourself and see how you're doing?
Anyway, thanks for the update. I hope all continues to go well with production! :D
Holy shit! I only watched half the trailer, don't want any spoilers. But holy shit does it look good!
And please don't even consider announcing a release date unless it makes sense TO YOU. Don't do it for me (I can't talk for others of course). Is there really a need for one? This game needs to kick ass, and you guys need to take the time to get that right. And by the looks of it, yes, you are definitely on track.
WOW! Just... wow! It looks fantastic and diverse. Love it!
Amazing trailer! I like all the new gameplay elements introduced in it and got goosebumps at one point thanks to closet face. Keep up the good work!
That looks awesome! Can't wait... well, I can and will... but you know what I mean. Great job and look forward to the final product!
Probably a bizarre choice of words but that is a gorgeous looking trailer. The environments especially look fantastic.
As for the HUD issue, could you try and impliment something like Horizon : Zero Dawn did? The HUD can be made very minimalist but tapping (not pressing) the touchpad brings up more information for a few seconds. I appreciate it's a PS4 only solution but just throwing an idea out there similar to what Tyler suggested.
Is it possible to be able to turn off the stress meter in the options? I really like the idea of playing this game without a hud. That way people who want a more hard core experience can have it without sacrificing the game for the rest of the players.
Also, I just want you guys to know that I'm more excited about this game than any other I'm waiting for at the moment. It really looks like you came up with something amazing!
Color me Impressed, thats what I call a horror game! Reminds of the PT Silent Hill demo. Maybe this will make up for the axe chop that Konami did to us. Looking real good, cant wait to play it on my XBOX One or XBOX One X.
Wow, amazing trailer and I also got goosebumps. Keep up the great work guys, that's what a horror game should be like, can't wait to play :)
Looks fantastic, well worth the wait! You guys think you’ll take advantage of PS4 pro’s 4k capabilities and the eventual Xbox One X? This game looks phenomenal as is so it would be damn impressive if you did. Keep up the good work and take your time, we’ll wait as long as it needs.
Forgot to mention, love the new environments. Great to see you realising your vision for the game, I'm really looking forward to it, take all the time you need, we'll wait as long as it takes.
I feel like you guys should go ahead and make the stress meter but have a hardcore mode where its turned off, making the game harder.
I prefer more feedback to less, so I am all for including the stress meter. Maybe you could make it an option, to satisfy those that don't want it. The trailer looks very good - I'm now looking forward to playing it even more than before.
Looking great and scary i think i might shit myself when playing this
This looks absolutely amazing! Thanks for putting together a trailer! Definitely looking forward to playing this.
Quick question: is VR going to be an option?
Pardon my vulgarity, but I nearly came at the idea of exploring VR renditions of MC Escher or Hieronymus Bosch paintings. This looks gorgeously terrifying. Please, take your time. We'll all thank you later.
Also; I agree with what Tyler Shaw said about the heart rate becoming more audible/quicker/maybe a vibration in the controllers too? being options to convey panic/stress levels. I know Crytek's "Hunt: Showdown" is getting a lot of praise for it's HUD or lack thereof. Maybe adopt something similar? I wish you all the best of luck, and hope all really is well. This is looking fantastic.
This looks fantastic. While I cannot wait to get my hands on this, I cannot stress enough how I personally feel you shouldn't rush this. I would rather wait years for a very well refined, polished experience. Compared to a quickly rushed out job which then requires hotfixes and gameplay tweaks to make it playable.
My feeling towards showing the effects of stress with HUD icons;
When in doubt, give the player the freedom to turn it off or on. I enjoy it when games give you the freedom to customise your experience.
Semi unrelated to HUD but more freedom of customising:
I mean something simple like; some players like loud music in the background during scary moments while others prefer to turn it off completely. I personally think a healthy balance is nice. Complete silence (no music) can be a powerful tool. While I understand music can help get adrenaline pumping. Take Outlast 2 for example, I personally find it completely unplayable as the music is overpowering (among other reasons but not important). And there is no options to adjust it so I can hear the voices and environment more and music less.
Anyway, rant over. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!! :D
Also; the trailer was extremely awesome. Very well executed :3
Looking great! I would like to echo other people's sentiments about hiding the HUD.
Perhaps it could be enabled on a lower difficulty level (Please Hold Me, I'm Scared) for an easier experience?