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Comment on Cthulhu's name invoked in comic Lovecraft spoof Gibbous news:
Mr Underhill Mr Underhill
Jan 26, 2015

Hi tsa! Liviu here, lead writer & artist on Gibbous. Rest assured that every possible item/hotspot combination will yield different results. I am especially dedicated to this point, and this stems from what I personally love doing in adventure games - trying to explore and check out everything, if at all possible, and not enjoying being hit over the head with the same discouraging remark. Anyway, you don’t have to take my word for it - some time late this spring we’ll have a demo out!


Comment on In memory of Astrid Beulink article:
Melanie68 Melanie68
Jan 25, 2015

What a wonderful tribute to her. My condolences to her friends and family.


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suzannef
Jan 24, 2015

I really enjoyed her articles and am so sorry to hear that she is gone.  As a former chemo patient, I’m awed that she was able to do so much during treatment.


Comment on Putt-Putt Joins the Parade article:
Jackal Jackal
Jan 24, 2015

Reviews like these are for parents, of course. I’d have thought that was obvious.

I guess it’s only fitting that such a childish outburst would happen on a kid game review. Ah well. Onwards and upwards.


Comment on Putt-Putt Joins the Parade article:
oddheader
Jan 24, 2015

If this was written with the understanding that’s for it young children, then maybe at some point it should have been understood that 2-8 years old from 92 don’t read 2015 discourses on five star grading scales.

But alas perhaps I shouldn’t even bother, this comment will be edited and deleted just as my original comment was - voicing the discomfort of so has lead to my termination. Fortunately I can save these pages as is! Thank you Adventure Gamers, you guys have been amazing. Love you all!!!


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Porcupine Porcupine
Jan 24, 2015

I’m just about fed up with games that look awesomely exciting and exactly what I’d love to play, only to turn out not so much games but “story-driven” click-click-click-click-fests. Yes, the story IS the most important aspect of a game for me, but my involvement in it is EQUALLY important, and by that I don’t mean being reduced to “who you want to go talk to next”. Seriously, this is the n-th example of this sort of thing in the last few months - what the heck, are these “games” barely concealed ego-vehicles of their authors and their aspirations to be a book / screenplay writer…?!?


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Jackal Jackal
Jan 24, 2015

I was responding to Milestone.

In answer to your point, however, the game was rated with the understanding that it’s for young children (as best any adult is able to do so). There’s a reason Humongous themselves improved the series after the first game.

But bear in mind that it’s not 1992 anymore. As you well know, we don’t evaluate games as if we’d all traveled back in a time machine.


Comment on Putt-Putt Joins the Parade article:
oddheader
Jan 24, 2015

I agree. From my perspective though, if I were to voice an opinion on Putt-Putt at this age, I would maybe try to value a little higher the intention behind what the reviewer considers to be flaws. As a 6-8 year old playing this game, things like easily-discernible solutions, streamlined dialogue, and small environments did not take away from how well the game worked for me. The observations are still perfectly valid, but it does feel as though its reading for an adult modern adventure game audience and graded on the same scale, which maybe isn’t most appropriate for a 1992 edumentainment title - but still a valid opinion nevertheless.


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tsa tsa
Jan 24, 2015

That sounds interesting, especially the unique responses for every combination of inventory and other items. I hope those don’t boil down to: “You can’t combine this with that!” This game is worth keeping an eye on.


Comment on Putt-Putt Joins the Parade article:
Jackal Jackal
Jan 24, 2015

Games aimed at little kids come in all variations of quality, just like everything else.


Comment on Putt-Putt Joins the Parade article:
Milestone
Jan 23, 2015

Kind of a harsh review for game aimed at little kids.


Comment on Putt-Putt Joins the Parade article:
oddheader
Jan 23, 2015

Putt-Putt Joins the Parade was actually my first adventure game ever as a grade-schooler, and I can honestly say as the game’s intended audience - I was obsessed. I’ve found through the years that many in my age group also grew up on the series as well and honestly I view it now as my first true introduction to adventure games.

So really I only hold it in high regards because of its personal significance and that’s not to say the flaws you pointed out are not present. Honestly I did feel all of the Putt-Putt games were rather short, but I do recall this being the only I could actually finish during class. I recall liking Putt Putt Goes to the Moon the best, and the Freddy Fish, Fatty Bear, and Pajama Sam games really did take the formula a lot further, as you said.


Comment on In memory of Astrid Beulink article:
m0ds
Jan 22, 2015

Rest in peace Astrid. Your enthusiasm for the scene and dedication to projects will not be forgotten. Thank you for the great AdventureX write up and for attending when you could, you made an impression on many people and your kind actions led to fond memories for me and amongst some of my closer friends, as well as many others. Thank you for bringing all that positivity when times must have been very difficult for yourself. That’s a superior kindness that myself and I’m sure the adventure game community will sorely miss but remain undeniably grateful for. My condolences to your family and friends x


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Fantasysci5 Fantasysci5
Jan 22, 2015

I am so saddened to hear of her passing. I had seen her comments and articles on the forum, but never had any real contact with her. I really wish I had known her. My condolences to the family and friends.


Comment on In memory of Astrid Beulink article:
oddheader
Jan 21, 2015

I never met Astrid in my short time on staff, but I am seriously moved by the amazing impact she’s had on the community. This is by far one of the most extraordinary pieces I have read on AG; it speaks enormously on how there is so much more here than just a game publication. Godspeed Astrid, thank you for everything you’ve done!



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