Thirty Flights of Loving

Thirty Flights of Loving

Dad Armstrong Oct 3, 2013 @ 12:13am
Why all the hate?
I really cant understand why people hate this game so much. Its very creative and the atmosphere and design look very cool. Make sure to keep in mind ITS 5 BUCKS!


*UPDATE* Ive been seeing the arguement that being passed around a lot that its not a game, and to tell you the truth it kinda isint. You see, the reason why this game is good is because, the directing and art style more then the gameplay. I think the reason so many people are raging is because they expected to play a full on game then have an experience. And I hate to keep saying it but....ITS 5 DOLLARS, jesus christ unless you're 10 and have the budget of 10.00 a month it shouldint be that big of a deal to spend a little bit of your money on a quality game that supports a tiny indie company instead of going out and spending 50.00 on an EA game or something.
Last edited by Dad Armstrong; Oct 16, 2013 @ 12:16am
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Mr.Fishy Oct 5, 2013 @ 3:31am 
Agreed, it's a great piece of work and I fully enjoyed it.
Challah Bread Oct 5, 2013 @ 9:47pm 
Got it for less in a Humble Bundle. If it were more, I could see people losing their sht over it. But, you know, Gone Home was a perfect 10/10 walking sim that lasted under a half hour so I don't see why people were so upset when they played this.
Here here. Though I bought it on sale for $2, I'm still quite happy with the purchase. To answer the question, I think it's just that a lot of people don't find any entertainment value in questioning or pondering the universe they were just thrown into, regardless of how long or short the trip might have been. For me, and you, and apparently only a handful of others, it's fun to immerse oneself in such a zany world and piece together what little bits of info we get into some semblance of a plot. The fun to be had here is to give your own meaning to everything that transpires throughout the game, much like the abstract setting and near-incoherent narration of Dear Esther.

Or possibly ppl are just ♥♥♥♥♥♥ cuz they spent more than $1 on a game that didn't have (usable) guns.
Lofty Donkey Oct 15, 2013 @ 2:28am 
The commentary stuff alone is worth $2. Plus it also includes Gravity Bone.
Yesiamaduck Oct 15, 2013 @ 5:41am 
Originally posted by Lofty Donkey:
The commentary stuff alone is worth $2. Plus it also includes Gravity Bone.

To be fair Gravity Bone is free on their site

I understand if people paid the full amount why they may feel ripped off, I loved the 15minutes I spent with it but I spent nothing on the game due to the trading card system.
Mr.Fishy Oct 15, 2013 @ 3:00pm 
Originally posted by Yesiamaduck:
Originally posted by Lofty Donkey:
The commentary stuff alone is worth $2. Plus it also includes Gravity Bone.

To be fair Gravity Bone is free on their site

I understand if people paid the full amount why they may feel ripped off, I loved the 15minutes I spent with it but I spent nothing on the game due to the trading card system.
I feel that I paid 10 great dollars to support a developer to create a great game. TFOL is a great game that shows a lot of the design and systems that went into it. Such as the shooting scenes, the pink and black scenes and even the simply just the headphones on the mans head. When I looked over at that guy I really felt like I was just at an airport going "ugh, alright we need to get on this flight which leaves at this time-" all of a sudden I glance over and there is this dude who is perfectly content, not even noticing my shot friend and listening to music.

To be honest that was just one of the moments that really got me into this game. The other was the drinking scene when everyone started flying. It really drove the point home that the main character was completely sloshed which that night in my opinion is a big staple for the rest of the game. If that night didn't happen I doubt Anita would have wanted to kill you, the job would have gone correctly and no one would have seen an interesting game.

Well worth a mere 2 dollars.
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Yesiamaduck Oct 15, 2013 @ 3:33pm 
Originally posted by Mr. Fishy:
Originally posted by Yesiamaduck:

To be fair Gravity Bone is free on their site

I understand if people paid the full amount why they may feel ripped off, I loved the 15minutes I spent with it but I spent nothing on the game due to the trading card system.
I feel that I paid 10 great dollars to support a developer to create a great game. TFOL is a great game that shows a lot of the design and systems that went into it. Such as the shooting scenes, the pink and black scenes and even the simply just the headphones on the mans head. When I looked over at that guy I really felt like I was just at an airport going "ugh, alright we need to get on this flight which leaves at this time-" all of a sudden I glance over and there is this dude who is perfectly content, not even noticing my shot friend and listening to music.

To be honest that was just one of the moments that really got me into this game. The other was the drinking scene when everyone started flying. It really drove the point home that the main character was completely sloshed which that night in my opinion is a big staple for the rest of the game. If that night didn't happen I doubt Anita would have wanted to kill you, the job would have gone correctly and no one would have seen an interesting game.

Well worth a mere 2 dollars.

Dont get me wrong, I enjoyed it and would have been happy to pay the asking price, but I understand why some people really dislike it. I understood the plot (at least my interpritation of it) and left feeling 'Thats one of the most memorable 15mins I've consumed in any media'. I just UNDERSTAND why people, especially those who paid $5, would've been disappointed at the game being 15mins... what you have to remember is some people dont want to throw loads of cash at games and buy the odd cheap game here and there based soley on the description found on Steam and whilst it's unwise to do no research on a game you have to remember that these guys who planned to saaay spend an entire weekend with a new game suddenly have nothing left to play.

It's not for everyone, it's for people looking for an expression piece but not someone looking for a game. The reason I mentioned I spent this with Trading Card money was because I couldn't put myself in the same shoes as those who paid full price for the game therefore I have to mention that to validate and put a point of reference to my opinion.
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Hentie Dj Oct 15, 2013 @ 4:50pm 
its not a game its a demo to be honest it has no point but as quick story y did the fid show more than what it is i hope thay update it to something like an fps like it sead and showed
X'estrix Oct 15, 2013 @ 6:11pm 
Guys, I think Hentie Dj's post must have a deeper meaning. There is defnitely something coded in all these messages. He has been hired by Blendo to make posts that one would assume are just a 10 year old with tourettes, but are actually encoded messages, part of an ARG for Blendo's upcoming game, Quadrilateral Cowboy.

Well played, Blendo, well played.
Philip550c Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:44pm 
Originally posted by Yung Dracula 2000:
Got it for less in a Humble Bundle. If it were more, I could see people losing their sht over it. But, you know, Gone Home was a perfect 10/10 walking sim that lasted under a half hour so I don't see why people were so upset when they played this.
Which humble bundle was that? I thought I owned all of them but the first one.
CommaCauseE Oct 19, 2013 @ 11:51pm 
Originally posted by Hentie Dj:
its not a game its a demo to be honest it has no point but as quick story y did the fid show more than what it is i hope thay update it to something like an fps like it sead and showed

the free one that came before it is actually better and makes more sense
Mr.Fishy Oct 20, 2013 @ 12:30am 
Originally posted by CommaCauseE:
Originally posted by Hentie Dj:
its not a game its a demo to be honest it has no point but as quick story y did the fid show more than what it is i hope thay update it to something like an fps like it sead and showed

the free one that came before it is actually better and makes more sense
I think TFOL makes perfect sense and is great. Just because a game doesn't hand you every part of the story on a silver platter doesn't make it bad. It's the same reason books are awesome, you take the written word and create your own experiences and worlds with your imagination. You have to create the attachment between characters, the action pack that is laid out before you and everything else. It's your world created by a lose set of rules and logic. It's the same thing with TFOL. They don't pin you down and feed you every little detail like most games do.
☯.leesh1 ☯ Oct 20, 2013 @ 9:55am 
I enjoyed it but it's just too short. It feels like a prologue, a tutorial for the rest of the game.

Or a really really good graduation project.
Mr.Fishy Oct 20, 2013 @ 1:14pm 
Originally posted by ☻.leesh1 ☻:
I enjoyed it but it's just too short. It feels like a prologue, a tutorial for the rest of the game.

Or a really really good graduation project.
I don't really see how it is a prologue. The entire story is wrapped up by the end of it and there really isn't much else to explain. The game told a great story and didn't pad out the time at all. As for it being a tutorial, have you played it? It doesn't tell you to do anything. A graduation project, please. Blendo games has been making games for about 5 years now.
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