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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: August 09, 2010 (06:51 PM)
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Man, this really does sound depressing. I think you did a good job portraying that, though the obligatory paragraph describing the puzzles and things kind of took me out of the somber mood the rest of the review had lulled me into. But I don't blame you for that; it's important to know what we're dealing with here, and if you hadn't mentioned it, I probably would've been wondering about it. (Though I will admit that the some of the graphic adventure aspects were well implied throughout earlier parts of the review, but even so, I still think what you did was good and necessary.)

Other notes: The Dizzy thing totally confused me because I have no idea what that is or who you were talking about that wrote it. (Though, it's entirely possible that it's just not something I'm remembering, especially if it's a children's book like it souonds like it is.) I'll have to check out that youtube link later; that kind of connection really does sound interesting though.


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Author: JANUS2
Posted: August 10, 2010 (05:34 AM)
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I think that the Braid line sounds better like this: "Clover, then, is what Braid might have been had its budget been scaled right back."


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: August 10, 2010 (11:08 AM)
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How can you not know what the Dizzy series is? I wash my hands of you!

Thanks for catching all 101 typos. I purposfully put them there to see if you were paying attention.

I also agree with janus. That line has also been cut.


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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: August 10, 2010 (03:30 PM)
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Codemasters didn't have a license to publish its early games here in North America, so they weren't widely available. That's why I missed out on the early Micro Machines games, for example. I believe two or three Dizzy titles were released here in unlicensed form, though. And anyway, that was a long time ago. Forgive WQ, for she was probably 2 or 3 at the time. ;-)


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"What if everything you see is more than what you see--the person next to you is a warrior and the space that appears empty is a secret door to another world? What if something appears that shouldn't? You either dismiss it, or you accept that there is much more to the world than you think. Perhaps it really is a doorway, and if you choose to go inside, you'll find many unexpected things." - Shigeru Miyamoto


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: August 10, 2010 (03:37 PM)
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Hell, I was probably 2 or 3 at the time and "I" know what Dizzy is!

Though I have Yahtzee to thank for enlightening me, mostly.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: August 11, 2010 (10:28 AM)
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Yeah, forgive me for not having a memory that doesn't extend to my infancy. lol

I guess I'll have to do the research now though, so thanks. >_>

....and this from the man who never ever drank hot chocolate...

EDIT: I read the first paragraph on the series off of Wikipedia. I've never played that series before, which, if what Jason says about it being primarily European is true, then it's not surprising. Instead, the games I played when I was little were Putt-Putt and Spy Fox. Have you heard of those? I bet you haven't. So there! =P


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: Lewis
Posted: August 11, 2010 (11:32 AM)
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"were; there's a grammar rule behind that that I don't feel like explaining. >_>"

Lazy-bones!

Subjunctive, basically. Hypothetical situations take "were", for no reason whatsoever.


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Author: aschultz
Posted: November 23, 2010 (01:56 PM)
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This is a nice review--I mean, it discusses some dark stuff, but I'm not depressed--I like the references to Dizzy, etc, too. So I'm glad I clicked on the "looking for a good read" bit. I'm too cheap/lazy to buy new games but I can sit back nicely and imagine...

Wolfqueen, I played not only Spy Fox and Putt-Putt but also Freddie Fish and Pajama Sam. Those were some good games. Cheap, too.


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I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: November 23, 2010 (02:09 PM)
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I also played Spyfox and Freddie Fish, with my nephew. Andrew: what's your excuse? =D


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Author: aschultz
Posted: November 23, 2010 (02:28 PM)
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They were on clearance at Toys R Us, I think.

And I was feeling guilty downloading so many emulated games for free, I felt I should pay for a game once in a while.


My principal said, 'Emo, Emo, Emo.'
I said 'I'm the one in the middle, you lousy drunk!'
-- Emo Phillips


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