Dread Nautical – Post Apocalyptic Cruise Ship Strategy Roguelite

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20what's up guys gals welcome back to thenerd castle today in the world of indiegames we're checking out dread nauticalnow this is a game where you are on aboat that has been taken over by weirdeldritch monsters you got to convinceother people to join you and fight yourway through and tactical turn-basedbattles let's go ahead and start thegame off and see if it's worth addingyour wish list or if it's up you'dWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40rather pass on either way we will knowby the end of this episode the shiftingnature of reality is more forgiving andmysterious force sets back the clockallowing you another attempt you loseonly what you gained on your filled forray okay you were defeated in battle youlose all your caring anybody braving theships dicks with you is lost but you canfind them again no pity no remorse ifWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00you fall even once you will loseeverything it must begin again okay sobasically there's like normal modethere's like the softcore mode thenthere's like the hardcore mode is reallywhat it comes down to alright well Imean I'm gonna go with the hard modeWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20then we recommend playing the game onnormal for the well I mean if you'regonna twist my arm about it I just don'twant this to be awkwardFargo drechsler built a career sleuthingthrough the gutters and walking downslick moonlit streets picked the wrongtime for his first vacation in 20 yearsall right so he's got keen eyes he getsWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40+1 bonus attack range four-piece tolaswe've got V Nussbaum dragged on thecrews by our parents and our attempt topryor away from tweeks V we'll have tomake do with offline portable gamesystems instead of the horror supersuper weak she's easy to get along withapparently Hatano Kenichi escaped theWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00Yakuza life when he moved to Americaseveral years ago thought a cruise woulddo him goodbig mistake well he's in the Yakuza so Ihave to play him like you know I'm gonnago with the organized crime characterevery single time it doesn't matter ifhe's in like the Italian mob you knowthe Yakuza the vory like I'm gonna pickWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20the guy that's an organized criminal Ican't help it what does this do what'sup with all these like weird runes andthingswaking up in a panic you cure yourcuriosity immediately takes over whereWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40are you looking for an escape route yousee a skinny man and a red cap the onlyway out is through himall right stab him in the face you canmove your survivor by left-clicking onfree tiles all right well oh good you'reawake though you're probably better offon conscious why where am Ithe only place is safe the midship lobbyWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00you were almost a goner when I found youdownstairsnames Jed thanks for your help Jettait's nice to meet youwhat's going on well let's just say Ilove shooting zombies and video gamesbut this ain't no game and it sure ain'tno fun zombies literally no butWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20something like it all's I know ispassengers started going nuts attackingeach otherthe screaming's died down I imagine afew souls of died - that's dark I've gotto see this for myself you'll want tokeep your eyes open for food - ain'tWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40nothing here and look for the radio andfall going on the bridge maybe someoneout there can help us last thing takethat dare lead pipe in the elevator sadto say you gonna need it as a weaponsome vacation brother you ain't lyinWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00alright so Jim might have himself ascrew loose we need to look around forour sail let's take a elevator on up adead one we got that cover right therealright so move the cam yeah well thefirst thing I noticed is that the framerate appears to be locked to 30 and IWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20don't know why that would be this isafter all a PC game we don't play PCgames to get 30 frames per second soanyways that chop right there I'veactually gone through the options beforewe started playing here and this is likeour major stumbling block like this isactually this is a deal breaker for mepersonally as a gamer I cannot standframerate locks I hate them like frameWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40why is there a framerate lock on a PCgame you knowlike that should not be a thing soanyways I went to the game optionsthinking like you know maybe it's alittle lady to vsync like maybe itstarts off with the vsync at the vsynclocks it locks everything like 30 or 45frames or whatever as far as I can tellhowever there is no vsync optionavailable to be disabled inside of anyWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00of the panels and so just my firstobservation here like the game itselflike if you look at the mouse cursorthat's definitely moving around at 60frames per second but like if you lookat the game itselfthat's definitely 30 frames per secondso like why would the cursor be reactingwith the game at 60 frames while theWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20game itself is basically a 30 frameconsole looking mess right nowlike that's just something that I'venoticed that definitely needs to bepointed out I don't know maybe if we getfurther on into the game we'll be ableto find you know some fun to be had herebut this for me as an initial warningsign that I think would honestly make mekind of second-guess the game alrightWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40well we've got three people can go onhere we go to the first floor so let'scheck it on out and see what's crackinghere things look grim up here maybe Jedisn't a lunatic take it slow as you lookfor anything usefulall right click loot by searching therooms and defeating enemies okaywell give it a look and see what we canWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00do here but what is that thing let's seehere drag and drop items to the actionbar okay so what did we find we got fourscraps and a bandage I'll take all of itbandages are a good start let's continuepoking around on this deck alright isWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20there anything else that I can lootthat's like jumping out at us I don'tsee anythinglet's go thoughhis bones are sticking out bro I don'tthink he needs help yeah well it's ayeah it's called a Thrall man can younot see that health bar like I'm justWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40saying I think we should hit it in theface that's just that's what I thinkpersonally oh I don't have enough actionpoints to strike it in the face anyfurther feels bad okay I guess I'llWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00bypass my turn yeah say what you willman bear the pain if you want but Wowall right well we've wiped out the enemythe zombie is now officially dead weneed to find some food and activate thedistress call I don't think I need toWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20bandage my wounds just yet we've gotfive wounds and eight scraps I will takethem even though I have no idea what anyof that stuff does more scraps overthere definitely take those this doorright here appears to be our nextlocation of exitthere's no doesn't seem to be any keythat I can hold down to highlight likeinteractable objects or anything elseWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40like that so I think we're actuallygonna have to like more or less pan andscan the entire area let's see hereenemies are in a sleeping State theywill attack and follow you if you wakethem up okay where was the sleepingenemy at he's right there but he's infront of a loot node man like you know Ihave to go for that right like I'mWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00physically incapable as a gamer from notgoing for that loot note I have to likeit's mandatory I have to go for the lootnode did he like not wake upI'm not trying to get too crazy here I'mWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20just trying to see like what I canaccomplish do diagonals cost two APgross okay we'll go over here should Ismack him I think I should smack himlet's deck him in the head oh you getWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40extra damage for a backstab nice okay Ilike itbackstabber E is not something that Iusually undertake but I do believe infighting to win so if we've got abackstab in order to win I guess I canchange that my jack and smack him downhe goes was this guy drop let's see wegot here's some scraps and some runesall right a bridge key card ate scraps19 runes and some food and a pocketWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00pistol all right so we got the food nowwe got to go to the bridge and send outa distress call cool how much does thisheal by the way looks like it restores20 I guess we've got two doors down herethat we can play around with I don'tWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20know anything the first thing aboutcruise ships so I don't know what theright direction to go in is but I figurewe'll sort I got a gun right here howhard is it to shoot somebody with a gunI guess I'll save the gun oh dude IWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40think he woke upI think he's aware of me now yep I'mfalling back we're gonna kite him out itlooks like he can move two squaresthat's what I've been trying to playaround with is figuring out what theenemy's movement is if you can only movetwo squares yeah let him move twosquares then we're gonna basicallycheese the hell out of this guyWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00now that I know what his movement lookslike so that I can get two attacks offon my turn oh okayso he has enough to move to then attackone never mind my cheese strategy hasbeen undermined by the overlyintelligent developers that knew peoplelike me we're gonna try to do cheesystuff like that all right well what didhe drop you drop anything good so scrapsand some runes I'll take himWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20get the one food right there let's checkthe toilet I guess I don't know why I'mrooting around in a toilet we found abroken bottle a weapons a weapon Isuppose never mind the fact that it'scovered in human greaseI suppose if it comes down to it we willuse the broken bottle all right so we'reWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40on the bridge we got to activate the SOSlet's loot around first before we dothat I see a locker up here it's got atome page some scraps and a lifejacketall right what does the lifejacket dofor me is it just like armor I don'tknow how the life preserver helps me butI don't know I guess you don't reallyWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00need an interactive bulky sinceeverything that's lootable has thelittle yellow things coming off of it Ididn't notice that until just now I wasjust kind of like haphazardly looting soI suppose that little that little it'snot even a critique it was just awondering if a feature existed I guessthe horns blast resonates through yourskull filling every part of yourconsciousness and like a light going outWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20you collapse to the floor now who knewthat my only weakness would be cruiseship foghorns who knew who knew chatsuch a strange weakness to bring up nowsurvivors will be hungry every singleday but you can feed them the food thatyou found on the deck if you'resurvivors get hungry they'll be slowerWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40and may lose health which could lead totheir deaths okaydelicious when comes dread alright[Music]so did Jed rescue me again was Jed thehero that I needed waking up in a panicWatch at: 11:40 / 12:00your curiosity immediately takes overwhere are you oh yeah I've done thisbeforewhat does Jed have to say you're awakethough you're probably better off onconscience Jed what happened how am iback in here shouldn't we be gettingrescued whoa you remember you rememberWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20sound on the horn that's the first we'vebeen at this a while now you see I'vesent you out for supplies several timesand you've always returned the onlydifference is this time you rememberedgoing out there in the first place I'mnot sure how many times we've done thisWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40now but I wonder maybe this is progressmaybe things are looking up for us okayit's nice to feel optimistic again timescome to build a workbench it'll help youfix up your gear for the next timethankee scraps they'll get you startedWatch at: 12:40 / 13:00Jed is evasive but he's right you've gotto be ready for whatever these creaturescan dish out and while you collect yourthoughts use the scraps to build acrafting station all right well let's doitwhere's the crafting station go out likejust right there yeah sure why notWatch at: 13:00 / 13:20now you can repair or upgrade yourweapons and gear nice so there's ourlittle crafting table what kind of stuffcan I make so we've got level 2 we canmake a so we've got the pipe we've got apocket pistol so if we take the pipe upright there it'll deal more damage sothat's pretty sweet it's either that orWatch at: 13:20 / 13:40we can fix it maybe I would like to seelike a tool tip pop up like that'sobviously recycling it I think that'sleveling it up and this right here isprobably repairing its durability yeahit is it's got to be you can adjust thescrap amount for exchange a success rateof the repair if the repair isunsuccessful you will lose it foreverWatch at: 13:40 / 14:00oh so for 32 scrap I can upgrade it fora hundred percent and it won't breakokayit's good to know it's 16 to upgrade howmuch scrap do I haveyeah you might as well I will fix up theWatch at: 14:00 / 14:20pipe we had an extra durability to itnow it does 26 damage that's but I guessthere's a legend right there and niceokay I just need to look around a littlebit more okay well let's talk to Jedagain what happened to the passengersand crew I couldn't tell you best I cando is giving my journal the ones I'veWatch at: 14:20 / 14:40seen as accurate as it can be about himanywayoh I sort of took your journal with memy first trip out but thank you I didsee a couple throws yesterday but nopeople or bodies yeah see what you meanI reckon if we're alive others must betoo why don't you have a look around onWatch at: 14:40 / 15:00the deck too I think I will all rightwell let's go have a look around on deckbuild your survivor's loadout beforehe's dead decide which weapon consumableor gear to take with you all right wellI don't think we're gonna need thebroken bottles so we can throw that backin there I'm gonna keep the gun and I'mgonna keep the pipe just so we have aWatch at: 15:00 / 15:20melee option and we have arranged optionso that as the situation requires it wecan break out the tool for the jobalright so there's got to be othersurvivors on board it's time to findthem United will stand a better chanceall right let's go let's check thisWatch at: 15:20 / 15:40thing real fast probably just morescraps and whatnot Oh a paddle nice okand a tome page which apparently I candecipher or something oh I've gotabilities now we have one active onepassive abilities your adventures maylead you to discover other capabilitiesI like that so what does that do thedashing strike if there's room behind atarget you dash through an enemy in aWatch at: 15:40 / 16:00range of 2 4 30 damage okay and thenwhat is that right there sharp minereceives a bonus two slashing weaponsbut has a penalty with ranged weapons ohso I probably should have brought thegun bringing the gun was more thanlikely a mistake is this guy gonna wakeup looks like he's not gonna wake up allWatch at: 16:00 / 16:19right well let's bludgeonthere you go 34 hit right there that'swhat I'm talkin aboutgotta start off strong we can't be doingthis half-assedly one would be toozombie over the head with a pipe we doit to the maximum of our abilities nowwe got some more scraps and some runesright there oh that was my badWatch at: 16:19 / 16:40the stuff I moved right there I canshoot this guy oh yeah look at thatthe guns are pretty good too thatactually lit him up pretty solidly okayso we may want to hold on to our gunsthen and just kind of be careful withthem we definitely don't want to letthem break though if we let the gunWatch at: 16:40 / 17:00break I think that would be a massivemisstep I think we probably want toupgrade and we probably want to likekeep the guns that's like a long-termresource rather than using them upI do wish that like when I was usingsome of these items so it'd be nut therewe go you right-click on it never mind Iwas thinking that maybe when I leftclicked on it or if you mouse over itlike a window would pop up but actuallyWatch at: 17:00 / 17:20you got a right-click on it to get it soit does 26 damage what does this guy doright here thirty-eight okay it costs 3AP though good to know mmm let's go downthis way let's see what we got going onhere another lootable toilet somebodyWatch at: 17:20 / 17:40apparently doing some kind of like artsand crafts inside of the bathroom ohwe've got it's bill do I got a fightbill or do I gotta fight the zombie thisconversation can wait you sure aboutthat maybe we should talk nowWatch at: 17:40 / 18:00bill don't you ruin this for me don'tyou ruin this for me bill I've got abollard sneak attack like ready to goand if you mess it up and you wake himup on me very very upset with you ohnice a fifty two damage critical I loveWatch at: 18:00 / 18:20itlet's grab some of that stuff rightthere bill from the deep recesses ofyour mind I know your name Posterous IWatch at: 18:20 / 18:40would never forget a faceno time for that though here they comecoming oh dude there's so many Oh broWatch at: 18:40 / 19:00okay so break out the blue key I thinkwe're gonna need it i'ma leave bill tokind of figure things out for himselfbecause I'm a good personOh bill you're making dumb decisionsdon't do what you're doing bill don't doWatch at: 19:00 / 19:20what you're doing bill that's fine thatThrall can be 100% aware of whatever itis that I'm doing right now I don'treally mind at all looks like Bill'sactually pretty strong he's capable ofdealing out some pretty good wreckingball damage all right so we're running aWatch at: 19:20 / 19:40little bit low on gun materials hereit's um a slow my roll ever so slightlywe'll just kind of wait and see bill isbeing very very aggressive I like thatthough like I respect it like in azombie apocalypse you know you can't bestandoffish and like skittish I feelWatch at: 19:40 / 20:00like it's in your best interest to knowwhat's cracking and just like get on inthere and take your licks apparently getbonus damage for a flank - although notquite as much as a backstabwell let's pick up all these goodiesright here I'm assuming we're gonnaWatch at: 20:00 / 20:20build some kind of altar or something atsome point that the ruins are gonna beused for that we'll teach those leadersyou fight well or you did quite wellyourselfwe're trying to establish a safe spacebelow decks would you consider joiningus give me some time to mull it overWatch at: 20:20 / 20:40there come back tomorrow and we can chatall goes well you'll find be on deckthree all right sounds good or inpositive reputation with survivors byhelping or interacting with them theymight join you in the lobby if they getto like you okay all right well let'sWatch at: 20:40 / 21:00have a look around the rest of theserooms I thought he was gonna join upwith us and maybe we would have likemultiple party members oh nice food fourand then we've got another tome pageright there unintended anomalies weirdWatch at: 21:00 / 21:20oh this Thal is apparently enraged whathe's angry about nobody knows maybe histaxes are too high maybe he's justdeeply upset by the state of the worldwho has any idea of these complicateddays either way I'm gonna shoot that guyin the face until I find a better optionbill appears to be going about his ownWatch at: 21:20 / 21:40way I don't know if I can maybe dragthese guys back to bill and get somehelp that might not be the worst planactually let's see what Bill does I wasgonna say if bill comes over here andhelps I can actually sort of likepreserve my character at the expense ofthe NPC a is which 100% I'm not aboveWatch at: 21:40 / 22:00I'm okay with that like I am kind of acheesy dude when I find cheese strats Itend to use them to my to my bestability anyways now let's let this guyhe seems like he's toughlike I don't want bill to have to fightalone though I kind of feel bad aboutthat it looks like they prioritized theWatch at: 22:00 / 22:20player-character regardless there you gobill there you go billgive him the nuts oh no my gunI didn't mean to have that equip thatwas an accident I want to have the pipeequip that guy had essence of dread whatdoes that do the putrid smell frontlet's see her only rogues would applyWatch at: 22:20 / 22:40this to themselves its effects willchange with every application what didit dolooks like maybe it made me clumsy orsomething like it's got a bunch ofarrows and a bull's-eye but none of themare hitting the center a golf club yeahWatch at: 22:40 / 23:00take all the other stuff but we can'ttake the golf club for right now wonderif the golf club is better than whatI've got I guess they're just likehaving a fight over hereWatch at: 23:00 / 23:20very fair enoughgood job bill you to this day stillremain my champion I'm gonna go aheadand use the bandage real fast there'sanother one in herewe're having to square up with like theentire map right now all right let'sWatch at: 23:20 / 23:40pull into life right here it's gonna sayI assume he's gonna like try to push upon me I think Bill's done helping forright now bill is like sick of myshenanigansthat's okay I'll take the damage and usethe bandage because I wanted to pick upWatch at: 23:40 / 24:00some of the other stuff and take it backto the other deck anyways if we couldstore up like a reasonable supply ofweapons and loot yeah I think it's likea curse of clumsiness or something thatI put on myself when I rubbed myselfwith the essence of dread there we goyeah we've got safety work clothesWatch at: 24:00 / 24:20all right we've taken a couple of littlehits to our life preserverI do wish that my inventory was a littlebit larger I can't really carry any ofthis stuff with me it's making me feelbad yeah go ahead and heal yourself sothat right there it gives us - damagereduction the work clothes will give usWatch at: 24:20 / 24:40one damage reduction okay so they're notthat good let's go take a look at thegolf club and see how it compares to ourother loot -so the golf club cost 3 AP to use but itdoes 20 more damage than what we've gotWatch at: 24:40 / 25:00going on it seems like it's just abetter version of the paddle it's justkind of like my observation is that likethe paddle and it have a lot in commonbut the paddle is just like flat-outbetter you can't do that for me wellWatch at: 25:00 / 25:20we're gonna search every room I'm a bitof a pack rat I just can't help it letthem do what they're gonna do they'regonna run up on us that's fine they cango for it don't think I need Bill's helpthe one case where I think a three APweapon would be helpful is turns likeWatch at: 25:20 / 25:40that where I've gotta like move forwardand like smack them for a ton of damagebut if I've got a turn where I candouble attack it's more efficient to usethe pipe unless we break it around hereI do like all the weapons havedurability though it kind of forces youinto a rationing state of mind where youneed to be like careful about your itemsand the usages that they have left I doWatch at: 25:40 / 26:00very much like that mechanic oh dude Ithought he had three squares left Icounted that wrong that was my faultalright baptists dude not dead yet butnext journey will be it be cool when youWatch at: 26:00 / 26:20got those little action sequences rightthere if they did an animation that waslike different from the normal animationlike I don't know he like takes the pipeand like flips it in the air real fastand then doing some in the head you knowwhat I mean like something like thatjust because like it goes into thataction cam but then they don't reallylike do anything to deserve the actioncam you know what I meanlike when it goes to the action cam youWatch at: 26:20 / 26:40kind of expect it to be like yeah actiontime but then it doesn't work out likethat let's see if we can one-shot thisguy with the golf clubI didn't give it to us I had thoughtthat like maybe we would have liked thebackstab damage or something from rightWatch at: 26:40 / 27:00there peace well a lot of my stuff isbroken now like a lot a lot of my stuffbut this is dread nautical I do like thegame actually despite my initial Pradastations at the beginning of the episodeI don't know why the freight I thinkit's maybe just the cameras frame lockedlike the game itself seems to run prettyWatch at: 27:00 / 27:20smoothly as long as the camera isn't inmotion I'm thinking that maybe it's notthe frame light rate of the game that'slocked I think maybe the camera might bemoving that way but it's really hard tosay either way there's some chunkinessgoing on with the camera movement that Ithink could definitely be smoother andbe a little bit more pleasing to likeWatch at: 27:20 / 27:40the eye of the player but other thanthat I actually do like the idea thatthe game is going for wear every singleday survive some survive the transitionwhere every single day you go to adifferent deck and there's differentevents sort of like in a the only othercomparable game that I could call it aslike Dead Risingwhere like certain things happen oncertain days and you've got to be onWatch at: 27:40 / 28:00certain decks in order to witness themlike if it opens up in that way which Ithink it's sort of implying that it'sgoing to I think this game is gonna bepretty cool and I'm actually enjoyingplaying it but other than that I thinkwhat I'll do here is we'll stop theepisode thank you for being here with meI really do appreciate it I hope youWatch at: 28:00 / 28:20guys are having a wonderful daymy name is splatter cod I sift throughthe pile to find what's worthwhile everysingle day in the world of indie gamesso that you don't have to I will be backtomorrow with something hot fresh offthe indie skillet today up on thechopping block we have Dredd nauticalwhich had some minor presentationalflaws but the gameplay itself seems tobe pretty well put togetherWatch at: 28:20 / 28:40it is available on epic right now youcan check out the link down below if youwant to get the game for yourself a fairwarning and disclosure that is asponsored link down there so it doessupport the channel if you end uppurchasing the game through it but otherthan that I will see you all tomorrowwith something hot and fresh off theindie skillet take care anddon't work too hard everybody

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  1. Just to be sure,
    Why do you people care so much for 60fps?
    Never seen a difference between 30 and 60+ fps, even in comparison movies.
    Is it some kind of rich people thing I am too poor to know/care about?..

  2. This is still in early access isnt it? Therefore options and optimization is still a work in progress, I feel like this is exactly what the developers are hoping for with getting Splat to play the game. Constructive criticism.

  3. This seems like an interesting game and themed in a way I'd like. I'll have to look into getting it, and all of the graphical complaints or frame lock don't bother me as much as it seems to bother others.

  4. I respect that you inform about the link being sponsored, shows integrity. Not like any of your fans would begrudge you the kickback for the sale. Anyway, this one looks cool, wouldn't mind seeing another round of it, maybe get into the guts of the game mechanics a little deeper

  5. Hatano's perk is a pretty funny dig on the Yakuza— it's basically saying “give him a sword and he's John Wick, but give him a gun and he better have a few hundred rounds to spray & pray if you want a bullet to actually hit anyone.”

  6. Ho cares about frame rate in a Turn Based Game. Besides Vsinc serves to lock your frame rate based on the refresh rate of the monitor. There is rather little benefit in lifting the frame rate above your monitor refresh rate.

  7. This game was made for cell phones. It’s been out on Apple Arcade since Apple Arcade launched. Hence your 30fps frame lock. The dev made a direct port to PC with no thought to improvement of quality. I like the premise, but I don’t know if I like the game enough to dig in further.

  8. This looks like a child-friendly Lovecraft themed game, too colourful for me. If the graphcis were less toon-like and darker, it would have been way better.

  9. Shoots an enemy, bringing it low enough to finish off with his new dash attack.
    "This gun does a lot of damage, better not waste it"
    Shoots the enemy again instead of using the dash attack.
    Never change, SplatterCat, this is why we still watch your vids heh.


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