Thursday, December 18, 2014

Case Study No. 1749: Staff of Unnamed Library (Pid)

Let's Play - PID - "The Library" PC GAMEPLAY PART 12
When a young schoolboy gets stranded on a remote old planet, a unique and eccentric journey begins. His search for a way off the planet takes him through cities and castles, attics and space stations into a dreamlike yet dangerous world. Along the way, he outsmarts a variety of malicious robots bent on stopping him and, befriends unlikely allies that start to shed light on a huge conspiracy that keeps the planet mesmerized and prevents him from ever reaching home.

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[the player enters the "Library" level, and finds an old man (glasses, long white beard) sitting in a chair surrounded by piles of books]
KURT: Excuse me, which way is it to the city? I've heard it's supposed to be close to the library.
OLD MAN: Oh hello, I'm glad to see another soul in here for once. It's usually just me and these books. The city can be reached from the older section of this library. It's further up a bit. Just be careful, the library was one of the first places to be taken over by these "invaders". Now the entire planet is under constant surveillance.
KURT: Why are they even here? What do they want?
OLD MAN: No one really knows, or remembers. It started ages ago and today people are just too used to the situation to really care. I'm sure the King and Queen had their reasons for leaving, but it left the planet defenseless against this new regime. The guards won't let you through to the city, it seems they don't want anyone to leave the planet. Maybe you can use the old material shafts to sneak by them. Good luck, little guest.
[the player uses his gravity gun (and several book elevators) to reach the upper level of the library, where another elderly man (short white hair, glasses) is sitting and reading a book ... he doesn't respond, so the player exits the library, finding himself out on the street in Rooftop City]



Pid (short for "Planet in Distress") is a puzzle-platformer video game developed by Might and Delight and published by D3 Publisher for Xbox 360 through the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation 3 through PSN, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X. It was announced December 7, 2011 and released worldwide October 31, 2012. The game received average scores, with reviewers citing its presentation and soundtrack as favorable, but having problems with the game's repetitive gameplay and frustrating puzzle solutions.

Pid begins as a young boy named Kurt is left stranded on a remote alien planet. As he travels across the mysterious land, the boy must defeat terrifying robot enemies, as well as befriend unfamiliar allies in his quest to uncover an alien conspiracy and return home. The game takes takes place in a 2D side-scrolling perspective. The player must utilize a wide variety of different gameplay situations and mechanics to overcome and traverse the world's puzzle-like landscape. Kurt's primary tool is his gravity gun, which can be used to propel him in a manner of ways throughout the levels and solve various puzzles. The gravity gun can be used to create gravity wells, which push Kurt outward into the air, with two allowed to be active at once in the environment. However, gravity manipulation is not the only way to interact with his surroundings, as Kurt also comes across a variety of other tools which can be used at his disposal. Blue and red bombs can be detonated to either damage enemies immediately or timed for strategical placement respectively. Firecrackers will allow him to reach higher areas out of reach from the gravity wells. Smoke bombs can obscure his location from enemy spotlights and flashlights. Kurt may also make use of a vest that allows him to withstand more damage. There is also a co-operative mode where both players are dependent on each other to solve puzzles and eliminate enemies, while also competing and testing their skills against one another.

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