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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
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    Yeah, I backed Massive Chalice, but the updates are hard to keep up with, since they come out in stream videos that start at a time I can't watch.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2014
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    Yes, Massive Chalice. Please blame the wicked headache I've been having for the past week, I know I do.
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    <3 Broken Age so far. I've played a bit of each character, just enough to get a sense of their scenarios, and it's fantastic. Really glad I backed that Kickstarter. :)
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2014
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    Just got a PS3--been banging through Borderlands 2 (which I got for free from Playstation Plus, which was also free), gave DmC a try, rented Beyond: Two Souls, got sick of the vehicle bullshit in Uncharted.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2014
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    Finished Broken Age Act 1 last night and was incredibly satisfied. Have a few nitpicks, but nothing of huge consequence. And absolutely incredible game.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2014 edited
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    Now trying to fill the big Adventure Game hole in my heart that Broken Age left with a few games. I got past my absolute undying hatred for Telltale Games to buy season one of Walking Dead for my Vita. Enjoying it so far, and I sense an emotional attachment to the characters, which I know is only going to spell trouble.

    Also going to be picking up the Season pass of Kentucky Route Zero, which looks absolutely fucking beautiful.
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      CommentAuthortaphead
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2014
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    Kentucky Route Zero is brilliant, and thanks for reminding me to get back on that.
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeJan 15th 2014 edited
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    @oldhat: Undying hatred for Telltale Awwww </fanboy moment>

    But yeah, The Walking Dead is quite a ride, since I bloody love how it's an interpersonal drama with some zombies as a background.

    Kentucky Route Zero, oh boy oh boy oh boy, that's just bloody awesome. "Floor 7: Bears" :D Cant' wait for the third episode to come out.
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    Just got to Day 13 in Don't Starve, which is my longest survival time yet. I don't think I'm cut out for this one but I keep going back in anyway. My lesson for today- the boomerang is awesome if you don't kill yourself with it.
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      CommentAuthorMorac
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2014
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    On the subject of adventure games, the two games I highly recommend (though they are not the most recent) are Machinarium and Gemini Rue.
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    Started playing Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons yesterday. The game starts out REALLY simple, but then it gets into a groove and starts telling a really sweet little pantomime story. It becomes oddly adult, too, without spoiling anything... And pretty touching so far. I will just say that it's very worth playing, and it's very worth taking those little side paths to get some very short, optional vignettes.
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    Oh, man. Minecraft has been released for the PS3. I played the demo. WANTS MOAR!!!


    wILL
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2014
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    @vorn, Truthfully? I've loved Sam & Max since I was in the third grade. I started with Hit The Road and then moved on to the comics which I just loved. And then there was the animated series which, while for kids, still captured them in an awesome way. So I felt a little more than betrayed when Telltale came out with the games and they were unfunny, poorly done pieces of junk. To me, anyways. So after playing a few episodes of that I swore off Telltale.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2014
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    Sam & Max are in Poker Night 2, which I believe is still free for PS Plus users. It is a riot.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2014
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    Telltale have come a VERY long way since those Sam and Max games they did.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2014
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    @Flabyo, I realize that, but...eh...I'm kind of attached to those characters and I really resented Telltale for giving them the shitty early 90s-style animation with crappy voiceacting and even worse jokes. It was a fuckup that I couldn't forgive. Still don't. Sorry if that's coming off a little too nerdrage, but...yeah, as I said I'm attached to those characters.

    But hey, I did give them a chance with Walking Dead and I'm very impressed. Still hate their frankly poor animation skills, but the storytelling, characters, and superb voice acting is carrying it all well. I'm even going to check out Wolf Among Us.
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    Okay, so Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was REALLY short. Having played it a good bit yesterday, it only took me an hour today to complete it. So two evenings' worth of solid playing is it for that game.

    But those are darn good evenings. Do get it if you haven't yet and you're in the mood for a good story told through gameplay.
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    And yeah, @oldhat... I enjoy the Telltale Walking Dead series despite the sometimes-wonky graphics. The faces are nicely expressive, though, so the graphics do pretty much what they need to do.

    I still need to start playing season 2 of TWD. I've already bought the season pass.
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      CommentAuthorVornaskotti
    • CommentTimeJan 16th 2014 edited
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    @oldhat:

    I'm also a Sam & Max fan, and initially I wasn't massively impressed with the games either. They were entertaining enough and didn't actively irritate me, though, plus I found the episodic model fun. I think Telltale nailed the Sam & Max in the final season, where they did a bigger update on how the game looks, plus they let the writers loose - it started getting much more the same vibe as the original comics. The ending was actually touching. After that, the Wallace & Gromit games were fun, ditto the Back to the Future series. Jurassic Park was one horrible quick time event, but The Walking Dead and the Fables game are solid gold so far.

    But yeah, for a tru kvlt fan, the first season of Sam & Max may've been a bit of a slap, I get that.
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      CommentAuthorchiaslut
    • CommentTimeJan 17th 2014
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    I second Morac's recommendation of Machinarium! It's just so charming on top of being fun.

    @twentythoughts - Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons was so much fun. I tried it on a recommendation from a friend and out of pure curiosity about the controls for handling two characters at the same time, but it turned out to be such a good game. I was so invested in it. Love it when that happens.