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Forum: Adventure 05-15-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,088
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
A smartphone with a camera, an encyclopedia, a...

A smartphone with a camera, an encyclopedia, a periodic table, a few foreign language dictionaries, an alarm, a phonebook, a newsreader, and a microphone feature, to record clues, call cabs, etc.
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Forum: Adventure 05-14-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,167
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Summer atmosphere? Sunset over Savannah does...

Summer atmosphere?

Sunset over Savannah does it better than any other game, in text or graphics. Here are some excerpts:
Forum: Adventure 05-14-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,527
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
It's not really a game in a traditional sense -...

It's not really a game in a traditional sense - at least not until the final episode - but the visual novel Umineko no Naku Koro Ni plays with this a lot. It uses a number of tricks to give the...
Forum: Chit Chat 05-13-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,545
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
You seek the truth in what we tell; You seek a...

You seek the truth in what we tell;
You seek a word to break the spell.
The answer's cloaked and spun around --
Without the key, it can't be found.
Forum: Chit Chat 05-09-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,545
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
(Theme: Cryptics and Ciphers...

(Theme: Cryptics and Ciphers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-5pAmoR5AA))

Most of the guests gathered around the cryptic clues page - not Walter Sexton, who simply gave them a glance and returned...
Forum: Chit Chat 05-08-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,545
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
L. V. explained his idea. "After you play the...

L. V. explained his idea. "After you play the Sedaka song," he said, "try 'Hey, Jude.'" It was one of his favorites, reassuring and life-affirming.

As soon as the guests retrieved the record from...
Forum: Chit Chat 05-06-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,545
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
(The other board where this game was running just...

(The other board where this game was running just miraculously was restored, after many months when everyone was convinced that the data were lost.

So now it looks as if -- rather fittingly,...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-28-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,545
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Hurriedly, L. V. punched in the four-digit code,...

Hurriedly, L. V. punched in the four-digit code, flung open the door, and stepped through... only to find himself in square stone room, very much like the one that the maze had begun in.

A - N - N...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-27-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,545
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
(Thanks for the compliments. Also, I thought...

(Thanks for the compliments.

Also, I thought you might guess that...)

Having finally worked out the trick to playing Witch's Chess, the Human Side made a series of quick guesses, each one...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-24-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,556
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
May your days be grand and prosperous!

May your days be grand and prosperous!
Forum: Chit Chat 04-23-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,545
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Just as the Human Side seemed defeated yet again,...

Just as the Human Side seemed defeated yet again, Intense Degree made another guess!

(Theme: The Human Counterattack Continues!) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqrTHd49aJ0)



The Witch of...
Forum: Adventure 04-19-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,919
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
A monkey is placed in a room with bananas...

A monkey is placed in a room with bananas dangling from the ceiling by a rope, along with three crates. The monkey is expected to move the crates to make a staircase to grab the bananas.

It stares...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-17-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,545
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
(TimovieMan: Interesting thoughts! I think you're...

(TimovieMan: Interesting thoughts! I think you're starting to think about this in the right way, at the very least - looking for patterns in the relationships between characters and thinking about...
Forum: Adventure 04-16-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,259
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Even among greats, this sort of thing isn't rare....

Even among greats, this sort of thing isn't rare. Even Steven Spielberg sometimes suffered from Third Act Syndrome, that disease where a movie, game, or book starts falling apart or becoming generic...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-16-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,545
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
In 2021... "Shall we take this as a sign...

In 2021...

"Shall we take this as a sign that the Human Side has lost?" sneered the Witch of Secrets.

"But you said that the Human Side couldn't lose unless they stopped thinking!" said the boy...
Forum: Chit Chat 04-14-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,061
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Ray Charles - You Don't Know Me

Ray Charles - You Don't Know Me
Forum: Adventure 04-13-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,776
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
I thought it was certainly not bad, but not...

I thought it was certainly not bad, but not great. The puzzles were unmemorable for most of the game. I think the problem is that it started off well, but got increasingly generic as it went on. It's...
Forum: Adventure 04-13-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,180
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
I think that the best we can really do at this...

I think that the best we can really do at this point, at least in commercial games, is to include characters like that as options for play. There can be controversy about even the presence of a gay...
Forum: Adventure 04-13-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,423
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
1) [Gateway 2: Fantastic puzzles, too. 2)...

1) [Gateway 2: Fantastic puzzles, too.

2) Rama The gameplay sometimes was lacking, but it gave a sense of alien intelligence and vast distance in a way that the Ringworld game didn't.

3) Blade...
Forum: Adventure 04-12-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
Gonzosports: I see it as a subgenre difference....

Gonzosports: I see it as a subgenre difference. Disliking adventure games with obviously artificial puzzles is like disliking musicals or operas with obviously artificial musical numbers.

All that...
Forum: Adventure 04-11-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
I tend to like puzzles that require thinking...

I tend to like puzzles that require thinking outside of the "use-item-on-item" and "manipulate mechanical stuff" norm. Puzzles that completely change how you interact with a game or force you to...
Forum: Adventure 04-11-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
I think The Awakened was too much of a...

I think The Awakened was too much of a pixel-hunt. The only thing worse than a pixel-hunt in 2D is a pixel-hunt in 3D. That said, The Pandora Directive is fantastic. I'm not sure if it's as open for...
Forum: Adventure 04-11-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,215
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
The moment I saw the thread title, I thought of...

The moment I saw the thread title, I thought of the DoTT trio. Their interaction isn't as well-developed as the relationships of some duos, but they have a fun, dorky variety to them. They're...
Forum: Adventure 04-11-2012, 01:01 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,180
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
We now have the phrase "accused of feminism"...

We now have the phrase "accused of feminism" irreversibly stuck in this thread's vocabulary.

This suggests to me a very strange game of Clue.

"I accuse... Susan B. Anthony in the Voting Booth...
Forum: Adventure 04-11-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,180
Posted By WitchOfDoubt
D? Elvira? This is really reaching. Wait, wasn't...

D? Elvira? This is really reaching. Wait, wasn't Fascination a porn game? Let's look it up!

From the Home of the Underdogs review:



Your choices are not exactly helping your case here.
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