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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Saturday 1 December 2012
Today, we have scene from Josh Mandel and Al Lowe’s Freddy Pharkas. Having never watched a western in my life (I might have watched The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at some point, but I can’t remember anything about it), the only jokes that didn’t go over my head were the fart jokes, so I can’t say that I really connected with the game. So I’ll leave the floor to you guys.
Recently finished: Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse (R) (4/5) | Detective Di (3.5/5) | Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (R) (4.5/5) | Heaven’s Vault (3/5) | Ace Attorney: Justice For All (R) (3.5/5) | Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (R) (4.5/5) | Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space (R) (4.5/5) | The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (abandoned) (2/5) | Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (3.5/5) | The Sexy Brutale (R) (4/5)
Ahh, one of my favourite Sierra games Gotta give it a Replay sometime soon.
Duckman: Can you believe it? Five hundred bucks for a parking ticket?
Cornfed Pig: You parked in a handicapped zone.
Duckman: Who cares? Nobody parks there anyway, except for the people who are supposed to park there and, hell, I can outrun them anytime.
The main strength of Freddy Pharkas is a world that feels so alive, something that Al Emmo successfully mimicked years later.
Also - this For those who don’t know, it’s Al Lowe himself singing it.
Recently finished: Four Last Things 4/5, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout 5/5, Chains of Satinav 3,95/5, A Vampyre Story 88, Sam Peters 3/5, Broken Sword 1 4,5/5, Broken Sword 2 4,3/5, Broken Sword 3 85, Broken Sword 5 81, Gray Matter 4/5\nCurrently playing: Broken Sword 4, Keepsake (Let\‘s Play), Callahan\‘s Crosstime Saloon (post-Community Playthrough)\nLooking forward to: A Playwright’s Tale
I remember in this game if you use your key to open the door to the pharmacy you got like half of the game’s points. There are always lots of great little 4th wall jokes like that in Sierra games. And we have Josho to thank for the catchy ballad!
Ah, the game that found its origins in the phrase “Do you want fries with that?”...
One of my favourite Sierra games. While I played it so long ago that I only remember bits and pieces of it, some of its jokes have remained with me til this day.
And the chapter title “The plot sickens!” has been a part of my everyday vocabulary since I first played this game…
Having never watched a western in my life (I might have watched The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at some point, but I can’t remember anything about it), the only jokes that didn’t go over my head were the fart jokes, so I can’t say that I really connected with the game.
Then at least you must have gotten the Lemmings/snails reference?
Now playing: Blade Runner (post-CPT) | The Witcher: Enhance Edition (on hold) | Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (on hold) | Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)
Recently finished: Whispers of a Machine (CPT) - 4/5 | Beneath a Steel Sky (CPT) - 3/5 | 3 in Three - 3.5/5 | Puzzle Gallery: At the Carnival - 2.5/5 | The Fool’s Errand (replay) - 3.5/5 | The Dig (replay) - 4.5/5 | Return of the Obra Dinn (CPT) - 4/5 | Beavis and Butt-Head in Virtual Stupidity - 3.5/5 | League of Light: The Game (CCPT) - 3/5 | realMyst: Masterpiece Edition - 2.5/5 | Contradiction - 3/5 | Tex Murphy: Mean Streets - 2/5 | The Last Express - 3.5/5 | South Park: The Fractured But Whole - 4/5 | Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis (replay, CPT) - 5/5
I don’t think I ever finished the game but that ballad got stuck in my head like no other game music