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Ask me about Grim Fandango
January 31, 2015

Iím just going to say it. Grim Fandango is one of the best point and click adventure games ever made. This was true in 1998 when it first released and was mostly ignored because the genre was dying. This is even more true in 2015 when adventure games are back with a vengeance thanks to the many episodic adventure series by TellTale, and the many indie titles that try to capture that 90ís adventure feel.

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Gaming Progress - 25/1
January 24, 2015

Game of Thrones - Episode 1 - Iron from Ice (PS4)

I've been enjoying TellTale's episodic adventures since their humble Sam & Max days (and wow have they come a long way since then!). But I know that their promise of monthly releases does tend to become "every other month" and they love ending each episode on a cliffhanger. As you do. I remember playing the waiting game for Tales of Monkey Island. The wait between Episode 4 and 5 was agonising.

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Digital Hoarding
January 09, 2015

I can remember a time when I had only a small number of video games to play. I remember in the year 2000 I pretty much maxed out my entire collection after 40 something reviews. In 2001 I got my first job, and I started buying more games, but I still had plenty of time to keep up with them.

I would say things spiraled out of control with the introduction of the last generation of consoles with their cheap digital games, not to mention Steam and their big seasonal sales and all the Humble Bundles that are just too good not to buy.

The problem is that I haven't actually played much of it. And I still keep buying. I recently bought a PS4 and I already have 6 games for it. Currently Dragon Age: Inqusition is the only one I've put any serious time into.

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I really want to go for a walk on the beach with Venter
March 09, 2012

But I don't have a spare $2000 just lying around.

*sigh*

A man can dream, though. A man can dream.

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Metal Gear Solid
February 29, 2012

Never really got into this series but I'm tempted to download the PSone classic onto my PS3. Looked at the reviews for MGS and there's a lot of 3/10's and 10/10's but not much in between.

I didn't realise the game was so divisive.

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Gaming Progress - Week 4
January 28, 2012

I didn't play much this week. I've been more interested in watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It's my first time watching them, ever. So no spoilers. Currently about half way through Season 2.

The Longest Journey

Up to the start of chapter 4. April's just ended up somewhere in her underwear. That's so... not appropriate!

Pullblox (Pushmo)

Up to the Nintendo murals. They're a bit easier than the challenges, and form some interesting pictures of Nintendo characters.

Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Got lost in the stupid forest near the start of the game. Don't remember what I'm supposed to do. Found an animal who talks about smell and a mushroom that gives off an aroma but I'm damned if I know how to make the two things interract.

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Gaming Progress - Week 3
January 21, 2012

My gaming habits are all over the place. Also on a Zelda kick.

The Longest Journey

Progress is slowing down. I'm enjoying the story, but I find myself with other things I want to do. I've hacked the archives, given the kid what he wants, gone to see a guy in a hoverchair and after a LOT of dialogue, I was just too weary to go on. I think I'd have preferred this game as a TV series or a book (though graphic novel might have been a better fit). It's really just a visual novel with some puzzles thrown in. It doesn't want to be too challenging, because it doesn't want people to give up and not experience the story.

Dead Rising

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