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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Monday 4 February 2013

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As I was playing the brilliant Antichamber over the past few days, I was constantly reminded of another great game: Obsidian. Both games tend to shout “Your rules do not apply here” in your face at every turn, and to make you figure out what their rules are, through observation, experimentation and intuition, if you want to succeed.

Now I want to replay Obsidian. Except I know it’s a 16-bit game that won’t run on my machine. Meh

     

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Reminds me of the (amazing) movie Mr. Nobody.

I couldn’t find an actual still of the “water lifting” scene (and I’m too lazy to get my DVD to make one myself), but I found this artwork:

     

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Mr. Nobody… amazing? x(

     
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Kasper F. Nielsen - 04 February 2013 04:32 PM

Mr. Nobody… amazing? x(

Yes, amazing. I consider it one of the best movies of recent years.

I’ll admit that it’s not for everybody, though. My brother-in-law (with whom I went to see Mr. Nobody in theatre) loves it as much as I do, but the missus just says “uhm, it’s… weird” followed by an “I don’t get it”. Grin

     

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It reminded me of Doctor Snuggles. I feel old. Smile

The episode was called “The Remarkable Fidgety River”, and I remember how surprised I was when I learned that it was co-written by Douglas Adams.

     
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One of my alltime favorite games. Kuru must have gone out of his way to find such an ugly screenshot that doesn’t do beautiful, surreal Obsidian justice. And why is everybody talking movies?

     

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Fien - 04 February 2013 07:53 PM

Kurufinwe must have gone out of his way to find such an ugly screenshot that doesn’t do beautiful, surreal Obsidian justice.

Hehe. Quite so.
I remember Obsidian as a beautiful-looking game and I didn’t recognise it when I saw this screenshot.

Fien - 04 February 2013 07:53 PM

And why is everybody talking movies?

Because your neighbour (meaning “a person living in a country bordering yours”) started doing so.
I guess it’s all right since he can’t help talking (about) movies.

     

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The usual cheap trick with a huge box made of glass suberged to the sea, just floating, looking like a hole in the water… Tongue

     
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One of those “I know I’ll like it but haven’t played it yet” games. I’ve been always wondering what’s going on at this scene:


p.s. @Fien & @Zorba you should be talking in the playthrough thread Pan  Pan Tongue

     

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diego - 05 February 2013 06:03 AM

p.s. @Fien & @Zorba you should be talking in the [url=http://www.adventuregamers.com/forums/viewthread/1496/P90/]playthrough thread[/url

Fien won’t. Long story. Don’t ask.
Z man does participate (at least: I think he does) in quiet…

     
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Well, Diego’s screenshot is a lot more interesting than the first one. Suddenly the game looks more beautiful… Tongue

     

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Sefir - 05 February 2013 06:07 AM

Z man does participate (at least: I think he does) in quiet...

Sure. I’m most efficient (and deadliest) when I’m in quiet/silent. Like fart .

     

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Sefir - 05 February 2013 06:07 AM

Fien won’t. Long story. Don’t ask.

Not real long. I’ve said all there is to say about it in the relevant thread.

Z man does participate (at least: I think he does) in quiet…

Smile

I sure hope so. (Of course I’m reading the playthrough). Innocent

TimovieMan - 05 February 2013 06:49 AM

Well, Diego’s screenshot is a lot more interesting than the first one. Suddenly the game looks more beautiful… Tongue

Put Obsidian on your list! Put Obsidian on your list!

PS: Diego, that’s a screenshot of a word game. I know, it doesn’t look like one, but it is.

     

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zobraks - 05 February 2013 07:39 AM

Sure. I’m most efficient (and deadliest) when I’m in quiet/silent. Like fart

Your post was the last one I read before I left to see how Augustin’s Kickstarter project is doing. And over there they are talking about farting cats! Smile

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zobraks - 05 February 2013 07:39 AM
Sefir - 05 February 2013 06:07 AM

Z man does participate (at least: I think he does) in quiet...

Sure. I’m most efficient (and deadliest) when I’m in quiet/silent. Like fart .

then you would be a better use as a gas tear bomb Cry

     
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Kuru’s first screenshot reminds me of how I struggled with that puzzle and how satisfying it was to get it right.  The rings puzzle is a lovely one.

Fien - 05 February 2013 08:07 AM

Today is Flatulence Day.

Between my spouse and my dog, we celebrate it every day.

     

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