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Author: Lewis
Posted: January 03, 2010 (12:43 PM)
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Interesting approach, Mr. Suskie.

On your first paragraph... well, have a read of this, in which I talk a bit about the what-makes-a-game-anyway-maaan? thing. And then read this, where Robert Yang disagrees with me and presumably agrees with you. And then keep your eyes open at Gamasutra and GameSetWatch, where I tackle the issue more explicitly in an article that should appear later this week.

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Author: WilltheGreat
Posted: January 03, 2010 (01:14 PM)
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Well there's something to be said for your style here, Suskie. Despite that you disliked the game, you managed to make it sound like something I'd enjoy. I'm not sure what that means, but I think it's impressive.

"Either, sir, you're an ass or masquerading as one."
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Author: Suskie
Posted: January 03, 2010 (02:27 PM)
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Ha, you know something, Lewis? I just realized that a lot of my comments towards adventure games and the people who make them ring especially true with you, since I'm under the impression that the mods you've been making are precisely the sort of thing I wouldn't like. So, sorry about that! Hope you didn't take it too personally. For what it's worth, I haven't played your mods, for your sake as well as mine :)

And I actually read more of the stuff you post on Twitter than you may realize. So, yes, I'm familiar with those two articles. I think the whole debate is interesting, as passionately as I feel about the stance I've taken.

Will: That makes sense, actually. If you like adventure games, I have no doubt you'll love Machinarium. I guess that picture came through. This review was more of an outburst against the genre as a whole, which I figured I could get away with since I rarely review adventure games anyway. Thanks for the comments!

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