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Old 04-14-2006, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default What is your favorite part of Cow Race?

Just curious to hear from any of the Telltale people who are hanging out what your favorite part of The Great Cow Race is (either to play, or to work on). (And to hear it from players too, of course!)
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no spoilers I've not finished it yet.

Although I especially liked the opeing line. Nice little dig at the fans I laughed out loud when the characters said "It was fun but too short" or words to that effect
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Old 04-14-2006, 11:36 AM   #3
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Good point.

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I laughed too when I heard that line.
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The magnetic poetry-esque puzzle was my favourite. I had tons of fun purposely putting in the wrong words. "Your teeth are white as Moby Dick" had me in stitches.

I loved the end credits as well.

One question, though:
Spoiler:
If you actually win the catapult game twenty times, do you actually get that big huge stuffed cow? I'm too busy to try it myself.
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The magnetic poetry-esque puzzle was my favourite. I had tons of fun purposely putting in the wrong words. "Your teeth are white as Moby Dick" had me in stitches.

I loved the end credits as well.
Ditto to both of these. But I think my favorite part of the game was the cow race itself.

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One question, though:
Spoiler:
if you actually win the catapult game twenty times, do you actually get that big huge stuffed cow? I'm too busy to try it myself.
I haven't tried it yet either, but I'm told something special happens if you do.
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I haven't tried it yet either, but I'm told something special happens if you do.
Well I went back and did that last night... and I did get a lovely warm awwww feeling because of it
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Awesome. I can't wait to try it.
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What I find fun is having Fone Bone read out a passage from Moby Dick to different characters to see what kind response the give. I really appreciate it when developers put in those little extra details, like they're rewarding the player for trying out different things.
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Quote:
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One question, though:
Spoiler:
If you actually win the catapult game twenty times, do you actually get that big huge stuffed cow? I'm too busy to try it myself.
I am so not telling you.

I love the poetry puzzle as well. I think the mini-activity/puzzle/games all turned out quite well this time. It is hard to say what activities were the most satisfying to play since I was so involved in making the game and saw things in all their different stages of completion. But I think I am very pleased with the
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dream sequence
, with how that turned out. I think the mood is very effective.

Oh and I like the
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interaction between Fone Bone and Tom the Honey Seller
. In fact, I think I really enjoy the dialog interactions between the characters. I still chuckle at some of the lines.
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I always find the Fone/Thorn sections of great interest.
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Well I went back and did that last night... and I did get a lovely warm awwww feeling because of it
Words cannot express how happy that makes me.
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I am so not telling you.
Poo. Now I actually have to go and play it.

Really, though, I think it's awesome that the game has all this stuff you can go back and try.
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There is also an optional scene in the tavern depending on the order in which you finish the cousin's tasks.
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Old 04-14-2006, 12:18 PM   #15
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Yeah, The Great Cow Race is certainly more open-ended.
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I liked working on the [already spoiled] poetry puzzle, that was enjoyable, and writing the little fiddly bits, like where Phoney talks to the cow outside the tavern. I also love the stuff that plays during the credits, which Heather wrote and which makes me laugh.
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I also love the stuff that plays during the credits, which Heather wrote and which makes me laugh.
Aha!

Spoiler:
Does the rat creature's feelings about mice have any connection to Heather's own real-life experiences with them running around in her apartment?!
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Only if Heather owns a time machine.
Which, come to think of it, maybe she does....
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