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Toger
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October 17, 2009 - 5:04 pm
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What can I tell you? It's the Hungarian spelling. Trust me when I say it's one of the few names with an easily recognizable English equivalent… except the man-stealing Evi and deceased Uncle Misha (Michael). [Image Can Not Be Found]

Playing this has made me realize how much I miss well-done FMV. This is a brilliantly put together game. Much like Byzantine made me want to visit Turkey, this game is making me yearn to see Hungary. Awesome.

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I tend to agree with Steerpike on the "i" or "ee" in names.  Grow up, people.  But here, Steerpike, we have a game created by Hungarians who live in Budapest, and Juli lives in Eger, Hungary.  So we have to accept their cultural standards.

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I agree, Toger.  I usually want to get to the end of games, even ones I'm loving, to see how it all turns out.  With YR, eventhough I wanted to know how it turned out, I also really, really didn't want the trip and story to end.  I so wish Private Moon would do another game like this, but since it was done largely as a tourism promo, with some $$ coming from the Eger government, I doubt there will be another like it.

Toger, did the old fat guy in the Turkish Bath look familiar?  Most of the actors in YR were professionals, so I might have seen him in something.

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Do you think Steerpike realizes that Toger is playing the game in Hungarian? (As did Spike & I). I don't think he knows.

 So put that in your dohányzás pipa*, Mr. Pyke! [Image Can Not Be Found]

*best I could do with "in your pype & smoke it."

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It's entirely possible Steerpike didn't know we're playing this in Hungarian. (yes, it's got sub-titles although we could have let you continue to believe we speak and read Hungarian. [Image Can Not Be Found] )

Spike, the guy in the mineral baths reminded me of an English actor – too lazy to look up his name – but he was the “town crier” (actually the man who read the decrees in the city square) in HBO's Rome and I've also seen him in an English series called Doc Martin, who in turn reminds me of Robby something-or-other (Coltrane?) from another English series Cracker.

I've found 2 of the 5 books and been smacked in the face by the thug once. The only thing that would make this game 1000% better – written map points instead of the pictures. After a while, all the building icons look the same to me… which is how I got smacked in the face.

If this was done to promote tourism, then they've definitely succeeded in their mission. I want to go! I just lack money and an updated passport (the easy part).

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I got punched twice:  once outside Gardonyi's house, and once outside the tourist office.  THEN I started using that camera obscura!

At one point Juli and Jonathan were sitting in the restaurant having a lenghtly, and somewhat "exercised" conversation.  I got so caught up in watching them that I forgot to read the subtitles.  I had to replay from a save, otherwise I would have missed a clue.  That is how immersive this game is.

The theme song (Otthon in Hungarian, At Home in English) was written by Pierrot, a Hungarian singer, and Jamie Winchester, a Welshman living in Budapest.  The 1st link below is to Pierrot's Hungarian video, interspersed with scenes from the game.  The 2nd link is to the audio-only English version by Winchester.

http://www.privatemoon.com/ago...../jamie.mp3

"…you just keep on trying 'til you run out of cake."

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Cool! I'll have to watch it once I'm done – just in case.

My brain took a beating last night looking for the Latin clues. My issue – not noticing all the churches – most particularly the Cathedral during the the entire game! Every time I came out of the Lyceum, I'd either turn to the right or jump to wherever I wanted to go, never once noticing the ability to go to the left and then across the street. [Image Can Not Be Found]  One of the other churches I'd seen earlier in the game, but that was weeks ago and it didn't make any sort of impression on me.

feh

I'm taking a slight break to enjoy some fairly mindless entertainment – Sacred 2 on the 360.

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Do you think Steerpike realizes that Toger is playing the game in Hungarian? (As did Spike & I). I don't think he knows.

Steerpike knows almost nothing, he just reacts. And he did not know this, that you girls were playing Yormgnbieiasnvnvsaiowejfaojcak's Ring in a foreign language. If "Juli" is an acceptable Hungarian name, I applaud rather than condemn it. Personally I am a sucker for eastern european women's names... Irina... Evetta... Oksana... excuse me a second.

So I forgive "Juli." But not "Rubi" from WET, or anyone named "Darcee" or "Candee" or "Billee."

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Finished!

I had to take liberal peeks at the walkthru due to totally missing things in the walks around town – mainly the maze hints and churches for the latin quotes puzzle. That's the one thing I dislike about pan-and-scan games – every node requires you to look up, down, all around so that no clues are missed.

The game locked up on me once right as I was leaving the library for the last time. Idiot me hadn't saved since before doing the maze. So, I had to do it again... luckily, I'd written the clues down in something meaningful to me instead of relying on the notes in inventory.

I loved the stills of the cast and crew during the credits. That was very cool to see.

All in all, it was a nice game. It definitely makes me want to visit Hungary.

Now, I can devote more attention to killing kobolds in Sacred 2. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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