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Yapette
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It's already owned & queued up as next game after Oblivion. [Image Can Not Be Found] (not counting Gothic II on another computer on weekends).

Glad to hear you like it, Pokey.

Regarding RtMI 2, I (temporarily) abandoned that stupid monkey & Mina just after cracking ten damnable nuts (plus lebenty ten misses) and failing to find Mina's resting place in spite of wandering way beyond my tolerance, hopelessly befuddled & lost,  on those horrible crossing paths. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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I appreciate your not tempting me to the darkside before now, Yap-girl. Not that it makes any difference... I. must. buy. it.

Hmmm, I guess I could chalk this up to having games to play on my furlough days. (I won't mention that I'd need to be furloughed for the rest of my existance to play everything I have!) That's the ticket! [Image Can Not Be Found]

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(I won't mention that I'd need to be furloughed for the rest of my existance to play everything I have!) That's the ticket!

This is the only compelling reason I can think of to go on living until retirement. I have a pile of games to play, and insufficient time to play them. As I do not golf, I intend to use the entirety of my golden years to play through the massive backlog I've accumulated. Frustratingly, this requires that I take care of myself now, so that I'm not suffering from dementia too severe to allow for play once I finally get to quit working.

I eat the occasional salad and manage to retain an appropriate weight for my height, but beyond that I'm a physical wreck. I drink too much, I rarely exercise, I'm stressed out all the time, and I sit most of the day. My eyes are bad. My bones probably have the consistency of putty. I don't get enough sleep. I keep telling myself, "dude, you have to work out and eat vegetables and stuff, because when you retire you want to be healthy enough to throw away your entire life playing games until you die."

Then I realize if I did that I'd probably be hit by a bus tomorrow, so I'm hosed either way.

Life is the misery we endure between disappointments.

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Steer buddy you gotta get a kid.  They are the greatest things in the world!  So great they make games seem blah! 

Or maybe it's the renovation talking.  Hm.  Actually unbelievably that's almost done, as our contractor seems to have undergone a religious conversion.  Or maybe it was the very credible threats of going to the D.A. about him and his architect brother who's not really an architect.  Or maybe it was when he realized we'd contacted his former customers and my wife and I both independently told him that it was a necessary step before contacting the D.A.

My architect friend who's a real architect says their mother probably knocked him on the back of the head and said something like, "Dummy!  Give them what they want!  It's better than going to jail!"

Err did I digress again?

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I picked up Shadow Complex on XBLA today. It's a throw-back to those side-scrolling 2D golden days of yore with better graphics and the Unreal engine. It reminds me (and everyone else) of Castlevania/Metroid. I've already taken out my first mini-boss and it was crazy fun. In the first 5 minutes, I picked up an achievement. [Image Can Not Be Found] I also like the fact that it's more about the exploration rather than the combat.

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Steer buddy you gotta get a kid.  They are the greatest things in the world!  So great they make games seem blah!

I don't like children, I don't really know how to operate them. Many of my friends have spawn, and I can't ever understand what they're saying. Just the other day the six year old daughter of one friend came up to me holding a stuffed frog and said:

Woozhu kimma foggy fizza mik pin tupwy in casl?

I said:

Pardon me?

And my friend said:

She wants to know if you'll kiss her frog so he'll turn into a prince and they can go play in the castle.

To which I replied:

No thank you.

Which apparently was not the right thing to say because the little girl ran off sadly and my buddy used an impolite word to describe me.

I'm not cut out for offspring. Shadow Complex might make me want to live to retirement; I have been meaning to pick that up.

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I'm currently being chased across a lake by an attack helicopter.

Just before this most recent development, taking out the second mini-boss made me giggle because of the rather clever way the game let me take him out.

Did I mention enemies respawn when you backtrack? Normally I hate that, but they're rather fun to sneak up and punch out or take 'em out by throwing grenades/shooting exploding remote incendiary bots. I think this is relieving any stress I might have acquired due to our impending furloughs at work. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Would I be going too far if I said that I don't like Metroid games? None of them, really ... not even Super Metroid. Don't get me started on how strongly I dislike Metroid Prime and how its overratedness comes second only to Halo's (though I believe the latter does have some value... just not that much). Alright, so I don't like the new ones, but Super Metroid isn't bad. I'm just not a big nostalgia junkie (not yet, anyway).

Shadow Complex does look like a fine game though. I'm just undecided if I want to bother playing it.

Currently playing: The Longest Journey (still...), Clive Barker's Jericho

Revisiting: Mass Effect (new dlc!...), The Force Unleashed (not as lously as I first thought), Left 4 Dead

If being wrong's a crime I'm serving forever

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xtal: try the demo. If it doesn't float your boat, you've not spent any money.

I'm also in the middle of playing:

Elebits: Adventures of Kai and Zero [DS] and Yoormurjak's Ring [PC]

I now own Drakensang, no thanks to Yap and Pokey. [Image Can Not Be Found] But, I've only looked at the box as Shadow Complex is my current, all-consuming obsession.

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I started Yoomurjak's Ring last night ($30 download from The Adventure Shop).  Couldn't start until about midnight, so I was getting tired.  I had the same feeling going into this game as I did about the 2 Capri games:  I want to be a tourist first, then a gamer.  I spent about an hour just walking the streets looking at everything (and picking up several clues in my wandering).  A pretty town, and I'm glad they also show some of the not-so-pretty parts.  I could visit Eger.  I had to quit wandering when I nodded off - not the game's fault, it is far from boring although some might think it a bit slow - I was just dog tired.  Love FMV!

Toger:  What do you think of Y's R so far?

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

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Spike, I've been doing (read: had until Shadow Complex winked at me) the exact same thing: wandering around picking things up and taking in the scenery. If I remember correctly, the last thing I accomplished was talking with the girl at the travel agency, getting a cell phone and talking with the old guy in the restaurant. I think my next thing was to meet him. It's very well done. And you're right, Eger is quite lovely to look at. I do remember thinking the hotel lobby is jammed with all manner of knick-knacks. It's a wonder you can move around in there!

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Have you finished Yoomurjak yet, Toger?  After 3 weeks I just last night started Day 4.  Too many days with too little time for gaming.  I'd finally get to play, and then promptly become so tired I couldn't see the screen.  Because of this, immersion has been less than I'd like, but I am really enjoying the game.  Not on single glitch.  Voices are mainly very well done.  The translation sometimes is a bit less than smooth, but doesn't hamper understanding at all.

If you're not finished, or as far along as I am, what follows might be a tiny bit of a spoiler, so I've whited it out. 

Last night, at the end of Day 3, I thought I was done for.  It all worked out in the end, mainly, I think, because Jonathan is a very likable guy – honest, genuine, a bit shy.  Not the tough-guy, super-hero type.  So not suave.  So you love him for it.  I must say, though, that I think he needs to change his shirt 4 days into his vacation.  Who says that women (good women, smart women) don't go for the good guys?  Give me smart over hulking biceps any day.

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

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Didn't read the spoiler as I don't think I'm that far along. I must be at the beginning of Day 2 'cause I seem to remember the old man wanted me to meet him for breakfast? Or I could still be on Day 1. [Image Can Not Be Found]

I know of the so-tired-can't-see-straight of which you speak. Since finishing Shadow Complex, I've had a few of those, coupled with problem with my leg/foot after (I banged the crap out of both shins on a concrete retaining wall resulting in a lovely black & blue goose egg the size of Kansas that caused my leg/foot to swell when not completely prone. Makes gaming really difficult if you're playing a PC game. Still have the goose-egg as the medical consensus is it may take weeks/months for it to return to normal since I banged it so hard and it's one of the few places on my body without adequate padding. At least I didn't break it - been there, done that. [Image Can Not Be Found] )

Where was I...? oh yes! Yoomurjak.. my goal is to play some this weekend.

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Well I wanna know how you came to tangle with a concrete wall.  Did you forget that you were in the real world?  Did you think your magical powers were high, giving you the ability to walk through walls, albeit short ones?  Had you been drinking "potions" just before the encounter, thereby increasing your perception of your invincibility?  (That said, I know what it is to have leg injuries, so I really do sympathize.  Seems like you have an excuse to use a few sick days sitting on the couch playing games.  I hope you're better before the "weeks/months".)

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

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With the damage I did, you'd think I'd quaffed one too many potions; alas, I was stone, cold sober. An office-mate claims that's why I ran into it, as I'd have paid way more attention to what I was doing if buzzed.

Once again, I wasn't paying attention to what I was doing (too busy talking and looking around - I was at a street food festival in Jack London Square): went to step up onto the wall and my right foot caught the tip of the wall and my left leg, in walking motion, slammed into the wall. I think I kept trying to get up onto the wall, hence the rubbing of my shin against the wall for a few seconds before I finally lost my balance and pitched forward onto hands & knees. Aside from my bruised shins (never broke the skin) the only damage was to my dignity. Such as it is. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Just finished [b]Three Cards to Midnight[/b]. Re-read the review on this site, it's probably the most critical one around the web, but it's justified.

I don't think it's that bad, though. Here's a pro & contra list:

Pro:
+ Story, with interesting cliffhangers and twists
+ Voiceacting, with some exceptions
+ The main type of gameplay for the first three chapters
+ Some interesting puzzles
+ Music

Contra:
- Extremely ugly grapics (save for the menus)
- Sceneries are filled with out of place items
- Small-windowed videos full of black nothingness and a bare minimum of animation and scenery
- Repetitive gameplay
- Some guesses that should have been correct were regarded as misses
- Whole replay necessary to see a different ending.

So, overall, it was just average, mostly fun, but it felt cheap. Also, there was no sense of place, since all the hidden items were grossly out of place. The music saved a bit of the atmosphere during the main gameplay that was destroyed otherwise.
I don't really regret the purchase, but I really hope the next game will be much better.

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Finished Drawn: The Painted Tower last night. What a sweet little game! (So much for playing Yoormujak's Ring over the weekend [Image Can Not Be Found] )

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Toger, glad to hear you liked Drawn. I think it will be my next Big Fish purchase. I am playing Half-Life 2, Episode 2 and having a great time.  The puzzle at the moment is how to get a car over a broken bridge. There is some neat video of it breaking apart. [Image Can Not Be Found]

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Finally got back to Yoormujak's Ring - granted, I'm only in the middle of the 2nd day, but I'm progressing. [Image Can Not Be Found]

Also started Infinite Undiscovery [X360], another Tri-Ace game. Here's hoping the ending isn't as wtf-inducing as Eternal Sonata's.

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