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Author: honestgamer (Mod)
Posted: September 07, 2008 (10:01 AM)
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That was a great review! I would say that it's one of your most memorable. I liked how you wove all of that gameplay dissection into your overall narrative about the battle with the great skeletal beast.

Though... I didn't catch the Alice's Restaurant reference. That is one longass song!

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Author: overdrive (Mod)
Posted: September 07, 2008 (04:32 PM)
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Thanks a lot! I forced my friend in question to read it last night and liked it too, especially since it jogged his memory on how my game DID crash after I finally beat the skeleton after an ungodly number of attempts. You reviewed this you remember that frickin' thing and how it just shelled the room with his bullets? And you fight him right after that tough boss (the sixth one I mentioned for one paragraph) that you have to descend through the ice corridor where the tiles melt under your feet and you have to pray you don't lose too much life waiting to hit the bottom.

Oh, as for the Alice's Restaurant reference, a good ways into the song, he mentions Alice and ad libs "Remember Alice? It's a song about Alice", which was funny because while the song was named after her, he'd gone minutes without mentioning her. So, since I started with talking about the skeleton, but hadn't mentioned it for 4-5 paragraphs, I found it fitting. Even if Arlo never really mentions Alice again until the end of the song, while I deluge readers with non-stop skeleton references towards the end!

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