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Old 12-31-2011, 05:10 AM   #21
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Maybe we should limit it to the games featured on the Top 100 and the "you might also"-likes? At least for now because I also fear the oncoming obscurity...

But maybe that'd spoil the fun. I dunno...
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Old 12-31-2011, 06:29 AM   #22
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This looks fun.
I wouldn't limit us to top 100 and 'you might also likes', though. Just use some common sense and don't go for games that only a handful of people have ever played...
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I'm against the limitation, because just like Top 100, "quizzes" of this sort are among other things, neat way to remind us or even find about some games we haven't heard of.

After all, even if you do find Amazon review of some obscure title, you can always give hints.
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Old 12-31-2011, 08:39 AM   #24
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Oh goodie, I'll post a new one in a bit.

EDIT: Okay I found a game with two really funny ones. Here's one of them...

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I give this game 2 stars because the people who made it basically made it in their house and now they're millionaires. I give them credit for that.

That still doesn't hide my secret irritation for this game.

Maybe half the fact is I don't know what the heck is going on. The other fact is that every now and then you get some character or maybe something that is supposed to be like a character, but in the end all you're doing is going through a series of backgrounds. If strolling through a museum sounds like "Die Hard" to you, then this is your game. My final complaint was it was essentially like a bad Zelda dungeon: endless puzzles, one after the other. Maybe its a thinking person's game, but it's still incredibly boring and repetitive. I'm surprised they didn't have a puzzle to open the box, and then another puzzle to get the CD key, and then the CD key was a puzzle, and then...

So yeah...just what the hell WAS going on?
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That might be Myst, though I don't think there's anything that is even "supposed to be like a character" in Myst...
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Oh, shoot, there was a one-off that was essentially made in a garage, by a married couple, I think, and now I can't remember the name of it!
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Old 12-31-2011, 11:48 AM   #27
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Yep, it's Myst, and I think the "characters" are the brothers in the books.

For a laugh, here's what some other reviewers said about it:

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Okay, i'll agree the game was a good alternative to the all the first person shooters out there, but what are you susposed to do with it after you've solved all the puzzles?

Call me crazy, but I think one of the most important factors of a good game is replay value and Myst just doesn't have this. When you get stuck on a puzzle, there's nothing to do but ask a friend who's beaten the game what to do next. And as i've asked before, What are you susposed to do after you beat the game? (and please don't say "you could always play it again", because if you do, i'll know you're truly a geek)

I know it would defeat the perpose of this genre of beautiful non-violent games but I would like to see a combination of Myst and Doom in the future. A game where you could kill a few monsters while you're between quests.
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What what game I'm describing. It's old, it's puzzling, and it's a blockbuster game. It's, you guessed it, Myst. And that is probably the easiest puzzle you'll get concerning Myst, too. Since it is a popular game that was released a quite a long time ago, you've probably heard of it by now. I'll just say this one thing: If you're deaf or impatient, AVOID. There is a puzzle that involves matching piano tones...heck, even if you're NOT deaf, it's still quite a puzzler! But don't fret...you can beat this game in FIVE MINUTES if you know how, and it can be found in the many game walk-throughs of the Internet. After all, with the difficulty of THESE puzzles, rest assured, you'll be looking for one!
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I got it as a gift from a relative and when I played it made no sense, I went everywhere, and it was just sooooo boring that I haven't played it since and that was 3 years ago.
Anyway! Kurufinwe, you're up!
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:13 PM   #28
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The idea of a Myst/Doom mash-up is hilarious. Someone should develop that.

I've got a good one in store, but this one made me laugh so hard I just have to post it at once:
Okay, so to try and distract myself from the wait for Professor Layton's second game, I bought this. I have not seen any puzzles yet in this game. I am stopping in the middle of the 2nd case and returning this game for credit. The storyline is okay. [...] The dialogue is long and drawn out. Despite that, I finished the first case (of 5) in about an hour. Not a good value, in my opinion. [...] I would have stuck with it because I play at bedtime and so it would have been a good way to fall asleep. BUT the final straw was that in each of the cases there were women wearing their shirts 4 sizes to small and in the second case, the woman would even shake her boobs during certain parts of the dialogue.
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I'm guessing Phoenix Wright, Ace Attorney.
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April says:

You're right!

Another PW review that I love:
This was purchased for me as a gift because I'm about 6 months away from being a lawyer. I know that this is a Japanese game, and therefore the portrayal of the legal system won't necessarily translate perfectly for people used to the US legal system. But I can tell you that if you're a US law student/lawyer, the only thing you'll do while playing this game is pick out all the things that are wrong/inaccurate and yearn to make this like a real game of legal strategy that would be super useful. As a result, I hated this game within the first 15 minutes.
Poor guy.


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This one's short but far too good for me not to use:


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I apparently should have paid more attention to the synopsis when I bought it, but I was not prepared to have my character crawl over extremely realistic bloodied rat carcasses to play this game. I lasted about five minutes before becoming so disgusted I had to quit. I assume teenage boys LOVE this - I did not.
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Sounds like Bad mojo.
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I thought this one was funny, but it's too easy so I blanked out some bits.

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A legendary title. P's moment in the sun occurs during the conversation by the stream. 'Don't drink it P, it's bad for you' represents G's overriding morality and concern, with the hint of homoerotic insecurities towards P. P rejects G's affections in favour of power - a common narrative type. G's homoeroticism is displaced towards B - P feels what is known as entanglement jealousy. P's lust for power is a vain attempt to displace his repressed desire for G. In the future we see P as an old man who falls for the girl in the flag costume - his heterosexual bias is the result of despair. P's diagnosis as a paranoid meglomaniac is woefully wide of the mark. P suffers from displaced love, and furthermore the soft homoerotic undertone of G's voice only accentuates P's sexual frustration. Entertaining and informative.
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Sounds like Bad mojo.
Indeed it is.
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I thought this one was funny, but it's too easy so I blanked out some bits.
Day of the Tentacle?
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Try this one:

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I love strategy type games but this one seems redundant and boring. Fun level is a zero and not very creative or new, found myself saying after an hour or so "what's the freaking point". The graphics are simple choppy and appears to be written by elementary school children. It is a maze game that only would be for someone that has a photographic memory or you will find yourself making maps and notes. Open a door go in a room open three more doors go down track open another door its "Ridicules, boring & slow". Video games have come a long way since the 1980s but this is a reminder of what we left behind. Save your money if your like me and want to play games like Portal, Limbo,World Of Goo to just name a few that have the cool factor involved that an adult or children can enjoy.
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Rhem?
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Rhem?
Yes, it was Rhem 4.
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The following review is lengthy but (I believe) very interesting (with some viewes on a game that never occured to me):
(It's also a bit hazy, so if no-one gets it soon I'll post some more telltale stuff.)

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This game reminds me of those really bad survival horror playstation games. I say this because everything you do has to be precise. For example: You see a door and you can't open it. So you have to search high and low for a rubber band to place it on the doorknob. Still can't open the door, so you have to search high and low for something with substantial weight to balance on the rubber band, so that the rubber band can swing low turning the doorknob opening the door. Couldn't you just turn the doorknob with your hands? This example didn't come from this game, but it's similar stuff like. You can't do things without finding other stuff first. This can be long and frustrating... yet addicting if you're stubborn.

I wish you could do more than just point-and-click. The game is a bit eerie and at times I thought I was going to jump out my seat, but knowing all you could do is just point-and-click really takes away the excitement. There's no way you can go to combat with your fancy point-and-click trick. No no.. it's way too fancy.

A lot of the times I wasn't sure when was the right moment to click. The arrow of your mouse will turn into either a direction (left, right, or up) or a magnifying glass telling you that you can zoom either in or out. But you'd have to place your arrow directly over an item, and it's hard to identify interacting objects because they were random, at least in my opinion. My roommate thinks differently. You'd look at a table with a bunch of boxes on it, and you suspect there's something in there, you move your mouse the box on the left but your arrow doesn't change into the magnifying glass, nor does it change for the box on the right, but sure enough it changes for the box huddled inbetween a broken couch and empty bottles. And you'd have to be careful not to move the arrow so far up or down on the screen because black margin's will show up (containing objects you've picked up and can use).

I did enjoy having to find scraps of paper in various locations especially if they hold important information. My roommate hated this because that meant you had to read everything... and there was A LOT to read. But it made me feel like a real detective. My advice: make notes on everything you think is important. Just so you don't have to kill yourself trying to find that one scrap of paper in that abandoned and random place to figure out the combination of the lock to a room you need to go in.
P.S. It's not an obscure AG.
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