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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Sunday 30 December 2012

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Today’s 30th December, which means it’s already the penultimate day of the year—and, more importantly, of the 2012 Scenies!

There are only two categories left to go. Today, we present the Award for Best Scene Starring an Animal, a Vegetable, or Possibly a Bacterium—because non-humans also deserve their time in the spotlight (except plants that aren’t vegetables; or fungi; that would just be absurd). In a year that has already seen wins from a giant chicken, an AI rabbit and singing frogs, there’s quite a bit of competition.

But it’s time to announce the winner. The Scenie for Best Scene Starring an Animal, a Vegetable, or Possibly a Bacterium goes to . . .


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Playing as Toby the Wonderdog, from The Testament of Sherlock Holmes by Frogwares!


It’s a silly sequence, it makes no physical sense, and it completely shatters the dark, gritty tone that the game was trying to build, but it’s just the most fun thing that was released this year. And dogs in fiction are the anti-children: they make everything better. (Actually that doesn’t only apply to fiction; it’s very much true in real life too.) Congratulations to Toby! (And to the silly human who was trying to catch up to him.)


That was Day 6. Do not miss the final day of the Scenies tomorrow, as we present the most prestigious award of all: the Scene of the Year.

     

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Without a doubt the worst part of an otherwise excellent game.

     

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Dogs - like kids - make everything worse. Video games included.

     
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I take it you’re not much of a fan of Jolly Rover either then? Smile

     

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Aww.. a cute dog. I don’t believe this nonsense about kids and dogs.

Haven’t played the new Holmes yet, still waiting for a better sale since I have so much other stuff to play anyway (and to do otherwise).

     

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Dag - 30 December 2012 07:36 PM

I take it you’re not much of a fan of Jolly Rover either then? Smile

Never played it!  Cool

     
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