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Author: fleinn
Posted: January 08, 2011 (10:06 AM)
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Mhm. Really like the review, Zipp. Starts a bit slowly, and ends subtly. But the large bit in between on the narrative technique in the title is great.

Not spelling out the course of the game also was effective, I think, because of the way you start - that it's a fairytale story, there will be a princess, a villain, a kingdom of some kind, and then an ending.

..but question: I haven't played the game - do you end up feeling you complete the story, or do you just go along with things until the end, so to speak?


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: January 08, 2011 (01:28 PM)
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There is definitely an ending, and it's one hell of an ending. I would say it concludes the characters emotionally, if not plot wise. You don't feel like their could be a sequel, though.

Oh, and thank you very much for the feedback!


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: January 08, 2011 (01:43 PM)
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Okay, I made a couple very small additions to the end of the Tolkien paragraph to work that explanation in. Thanks for posting, Fleinn!


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Author: JoeTheDestroyer
Posted: January 08, 2011 (01:50 PM)
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I felt about the same ICO. Great game, amazing narrative. Good review, Zipp.

I felt like there could have been a sequel, just not a good one.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: January 08, 2011 (08:00 PM)
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GEEK ALERT PROOFREADING MOMENT:

You misspelled Tolkien's book. It's Silmarillion. I know this because it's on my desk near my computer because during a power outage a month or two back, I started reading it for the SECOND time. There's nothing like a book where I have to go to the character index in the back every five pages to figure out who the hell this guy or that gal is.

Oh, pretty excellent review. My only regret will be the way your Swan Song goes down in flames to me.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: January 08, 2011 (09:24 PM)
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@ Joethedestroyer: I think I WANTED there to be a sequel, but in the same way I want Snow Crash to have a sequel... I don't think it would actually be any good.

@ Overdrive: this creates nerd rage in me, because it is also sitting on my night stand and I can't believe I didn't spell it right.


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Author: zippdementia
Posted: January 08, 2011 (09:28 PM)
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By the way, there's no way I'll lose to someone who has to use the character index while reading the Silmarillion. Pha.


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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: January 08, 2011 (09:50 PM)
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You bastard...

There are OVER TWO PAGES in the index of characters/places whose names start with "El". How the hades am I supposed to know who is who? Other than intense concentration, which isn't my strong suit.


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