For anyone interested, here is an episode of Up at Noon with Greg Miller where he interviews Ron Gilbert about this game. Turns out it's not a Metroid style game, it's a pure adventure game that just happens to be in 2-D. Looks super cool though. (the Ron Gilbert section begins around 10:20, the first half of the show is a mildly entertaining gameshow about Die Hard, ha)
I've heard various reports stating it's online, and a few that say otherwise. So which is it?
After how amazing Trine 2 was, (especially online with bro) I am really hoping this game delivers a similarly great experience. Some of the character designs are wack though (and IMO the same can pretty much be said about Trine).
I got this game yesterday on several twitter recommendations. I was in the mood for a good puzzler and this seemed like the perfect match. I never played a double fine game before and the last "adventure" games i played were the Strong Bad ones on wiiware (i do not count the walking dead).
I played through to the first puzzle where you actually enter "The Cave." I picked the Knight, the Monk, and the Hillbilly. The introductory puzzle made the game seem like it is going to be tough, but I welcome the challenge. I will play more tonight...
... I wish it had off-screen play though.... I am not really sure why it doesn't. The gamepad screen is not used in any manor and i cannot use the pro controller....
I liked the game more and more as I played more of it. Actually, my second playthrough was more fun than the first, which is surprising because the game does ask you to repeat some puzzles you've solved before. I think that could have been handled better than it is.