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Old 12-08-2011, 05:38 AM   #1
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For those of you who love Amanita’s games, here’s a rave preview of Botanicula, written by (the notorious ) John Walker. He got to play two-thirds of the game.

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...on-botanicula/

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A broad, beaming smile is not a facial expression games frequently paint over my face. Botanicula’s endless inventiveness, delight in intricate throwaway details, and ludicrous levels of joie de vivre, make it impossible not to sit staring at the screen grinning like a loon.

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It’s a stunning game, even in its incomplete form I’d be happy to recommend everyone sell their grandmothers to play it.




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Old 12-08-2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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Not exactly my favorite adventure game reviewer (after he excoriated Myst for what were essentially his own failings). But an exciting preview nonetheless. Looking forward to it!
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looks nice, though i'm hoping more of a Machinarium than Samorost in terms of a coherent story, but either way it looks stylish
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Not exactly my favorite adventure game reviewer (after he excoriated Myst for what were essentially his own failings).


John Walker, meet Gonchi.

I hated Myst so much, that whenever I used to come across it or one of its clones on a store shelf, I would move them to another section or hide them behind boxes of other genres.

(Gonchi in the thread "Your BIGGEST adventure sins!")
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I can't deny the freshness of their graphic and sound style aswell as the way of storytelling. I will certainly play this.
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Old 02-08-2012, 05:50 AM   #6
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Amanita posted short clips to introduce three of the main characters: Mr. Twig, Mr. Poppy Head and Mr. Lantern. Two more to go before Botanicula's release!

http://amanita-design.net/blog/

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Delicious Can't wait!
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Those clips have blown me away! That's exactly what I love to see in animation - pure creativity and utter poppy-headness.
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Excellent.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:27 PM   #10
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Have a look at number four: Mrs. Mushroom.

http://amanita-design.net/blog/
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Excellent.
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Quite an interesting music, which reminds me of The Neverhood!
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:50 AM   #13
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This looks mighty interesting. Reminds me a bit of Machinarium but a little more whacky.

I'll add this to my list...
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Those clips made me laugh out loud. I've always loved Amanita's zaniness, and I'm really looking forward to this one.
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Cover artwork and the introduction of the fifth and last character, Mr. Feather.

http://amanita-design.net/blog/
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It's on AG's front page, but I just had to post it on the forums too. Botanicula will be here the 19th!
Only 14 days away.
Yoohoo! Happy dance.
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My most anticipated game this year
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Just previewed on GOG's Spring conference.

Pre-order on GOG for $8.99.
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Just previewed on GOG's Spring conference.
Slightly off-topic question for native English speakers. I watched part of that Spring Conference and heard the guy say "Mackinarium". Just like Tim Schafer did in his video with Ron Gilbert. I always thought the pronunciation was Mashinarium. It's Mashine, not Mackine, right? Inquiring minds want to know...

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Pre-order on GOG for $8.99.
That's pretty cheap for a game with lots of extras. But I'll always choose Amanita's site over GOG.
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It might make more sense if it was "mash" but iv been pronouncing it "mack" too. I think its maybe because mechanical is often pronounced "mack-anical"
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