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Sam & Max: Season 3: The Devil's Playhouse: Sam & Max: Season 3: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 1: The Penal Zone
Really not a fan of the big-picture artistic and design decisions, but the humor is making up for them.

Updated about 2 days ago

☆☆★★★
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Worms: Reloaded
Worms: Armageddon with more customization options, endless text menus, NO MUSIC FOR SOME REASON, and less charm. Achievements: 1 / 61 (2%)

Updated about 4 weeks ago

☆☆★★★
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AR-K: Chapter 3: The Great Escape
More professional than its predecessors, yet still lacking critical polish. Decent so far.

Updated about 1 month ago

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Make a Good Mega Man Level Contest 3
I'm a judge for this contest, which will eventually become a free-to-download game. I'm incorporating proofreader feedback on my reviews.

Updated about 3 months ago

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Mega Man Battle Network 5: Double Team DS
Three Liberation missions down; regular combat in 3 turns is getting easier, but I'm still struggling with the bosses. Everything else is mostly fun.

Updated about 5 months ago

☆☆☆★★

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I can no longer consider myself a Star Trek fan.Here's the short-ish version: I'm a diehard fan of The Original Series, The Animated Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and the first ten movies (The Motion Picture throu...

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about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Oh, okay; I was thinking it was like that Atlus Dungeon Crawler that came out for PS2/Wii where you progress in the story by dying; I forget what it's called. Your end scenario reminds me of Ross Scott's rant about Life is Strange, but at least it didn't end up as bad as the ending to the School Days anime. Read at own risk; it's gruesome. Boy meets girl. Boy hooks up with girl. Boy meets second girl. Boy hooks up with second girl. Wacky love triangle bullshit ensues. First girl tells boy that she's pregnant. Boy tells first girl to fuck off. First girl sneaks into his apartment and stabs him to death. Second girl sends a text message to first girl. First girl comes, bringing knife. Second girl arrives with boy's head in a duffel bag. Also, a much bigger knife, and gives first girl an impromptu abortion, and then sails off on a boat, making out with boy's severed head. I can't even.
about 2 months ago

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Failure... oriented? How does that work?
about 2 months ago

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Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Sleep: Not playing anything
I felt the new Leisure Suit Larry is competent enough, but you can definitely tell Al Lowe was not involved. There's a fair bit of "off" that can be attributed to that, as well as the fact that it was developed outside of the USA. It also doesn't do nearly as much with its "fish out of water" setup as it could.
about 3 months ago (edited)

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Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
What a coincidence: you sent me this just as I was discovering my newest addiction: the soundtrack for Mega Man: The Wily Wars. Some of it's kinda rough, but the version of the Mega Man 2 tunes are almost all very good in a "This would totally play in a Southern Californian diner in the same universe as the original OutRun" kind of way. Pairs well with the 5-cheese Tabasco chicken quesadillas I made for dinner.

Right? The most stuck-in-the-mud thing on the whole site flipped on its head... is that literal or not? Hair joke. Anyway, I was inspired to start messing around with other colors, and I'm in a Red/LightRed mood right now, so there you have it. That and with all the swearing and [Link] attitude, I figured that the flames were a bit much. I tried a transparency, but didn't have much luck with it; should've probably checked out one of those YouTube videos with the soft-spoken old Indian man who inexplicably knows the SECRETS OF THE FUCKING TECHNOLOGICAL COSMOS. Can't tell you how many of those have saved my ass in recent years. Could probably teach me how to animate the thing with the stock software that I have, too.

I really need to get around to playing Knights of the Old Republic, which I got dirt cheap from a Star Wars sale at GOG however many years ago. I WILL slay this fucking Steam/GOG Backlog. BackGOG? Yes, I declare this canon. 📝 I'm not really sure if that description is even accurate, but MAN, did it ever make me miss Elvis-era Hawaii.

That's a pretty perfect description of how the very end of Cave Story goes, and Hell is very aptly named; took me an eternity to pass the first screen the first time, and I just happened to get lucky enough to beat the whole damn thing that run, so I didn't have to do it again until recently. But I'm gonna say a thing: if you like Cave Story, but can't stand Cave Story, might I recommend the earlier Momodora games? They're all nakedly inspired by Cave Story, and the first 2 are free; the third is something like $2. [Link] Reverie in the Moonlight is the 4th game, and closer to Metroid, but with a dodge roll and high difficulty ERMAGERD DERK SERS! and I haven't played the spiritual 5th game, Minoria, yet, but they're all quite interesting and take place in a beautiful world.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
I will absolutely do that; I have a ridiculously high tolerance for gore, even if I don't seek it out like some 13-year-old Mortal Kombat fan from the '90s. What do you me- THAT'S DIFFERENT! I'm already kind of a fan, because that was the first place I ever heard someone refer to the physical world as Meatspace, and I'm trying like hell to make sure that catches on.

I got the first 3 Deponia games for free on Steam, but I haven't played them yet, and... *looks at JRPG 4-pack, Wizard of Legend, and every Borderlands game that existed before this year* it might be a while before I get there. They keep having them on GOG for 99 cents, and I've been tempted to pick them up for a long time, so who knows? Ah, yes; Timbermist Woods has splendid adventuring music. I'd say that I also have that in my personal collection, but I can say that about most of the soundtracks to the first 2 games. That said, Kyrandia does have its issues; it just struck some kind of chord with me, but you know how I am. Anyway, Daedalic; Anna's Quest was cute, but not a must play; I couldn't get Aer to run, because it seemed to be stuck at about 5 FPS, so I couldn't get past the menu; Shadow Tactics is cool, but the genre is my fucking Kryptonite; The Last Tinker is janky as hell, but designed like they give a damn; both of the Edna and Harvey games were excellent; Gomo was charming; and then, there's this: [Link] Overall, they each have their little problems, but I'm usually glad to have experienced them when it's all over.

Well, I'm certainly glad that I waited before making any rash decisions in the matter. AAAAAAAAAALL ABOOOOOOOOOARD! [Link] This is why we don't make episodic games, kiddies. But really, thank you for being my meatshield; I will partially return the favor with Technobabylon.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
On Fire: 3 beat or complete in a row
I wouldn't mind at all, the more the merrier.

Robocop versus Terminator was a real grind, it's like the devs gave up after level five, so much slowdown.
about 3 months ago

Badges
Backlog Beaten: August 21, 2014
Backlog Completed: September 27, 2014
Minion of Bak'laag: 100+ unfinished games
Master of Unlocking: Majority of games are completed
Treasure Hunter: 1000+ games
Focus: Only playing one game
Well, Tengami is something I'd still classify as Adventure, even if there isn't much conversation because I don't think there are any NPCs, but Transistor absolutely does not fit that bill. It's more of a Real-Time-Action-Turn-Based-Strategy with light RPG elements. I'll just leave you to think about how fucking absurd that sounds.

I think I remember discussing that with her; I usually don't even like Hidden Object games, but the aesthetic was charming enough that I was drawn right in. For decades, now, I've occasionally gone to this place in my dreams that's a tree house in the sense that it is an actual full house that's nestled within the branches of a tree; it has a nice loft and a spiral staircase, and of course a gorgeous view. Tiny Bang Story reminded me a lot of that.

Cave Story was a blast... until you decided to go for that best ending, and man, did that put you through the ringer. I haven't gotten to Technobabylon yet, but I love how they call the physical world Meatspace; whether or not they came up with it, I've been calling it that ever since. I have it on GOG, though, and I'm finishing the large Steam pile before tackling the huge GOG pile. What can I say: I don't like DRM.

So, a Daedalic game, then? I kid... a little; Daedalic makes good Adventure titles, but they all have their own little bugs, at least as far as I've seen, and a fellow Adventure enthusiast has said the same thing. I cut my teeth on the likes of King's Quest, so I can handle obtuse or unsatisfying puzzles now and again, and one of my favorite Adventures of all time is Legend of Kyrandia Book 1, even though Book 2 is technically better, just because of the world you're exploring. And that beautiful wisp song: [Link] If early '90s synth cheese could heal, this thing could bring back the dead. I think I'm going to put this thing on a wishlist somewhere; I really appreciate your making an effort to satisfy my curiosity!

No matter where you go, there you are.