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Old 07-28-10, 12:36 PM
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

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Have you considered being better at videogames?
Holy shit.

I only got REALLY stuck on one puzzle.. hell, it was an ACCIDENT that I figured out how to solve it.

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It was a level where you had to let a monster fall onto you, which made it bounce up. Then you rewound and let the shaodw Tim take the hit so you could use that extra leverage to get to the high-up platform.
A lot of the puzzles in the were really well done, it reminded me a lot of Portal.
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

Oddly enough, I zipped right through portal. Only thing that ever gave me problems was timing on some of the more complicated jumps.

Maybe with Braid, I just need to clear my mind and start from scratch.
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

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That's a good idea, but sounds complicated. Perhaps what I should do is post my questions here in real time as I encounter difficulties in games?
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Old 07-28-10, 12:46 PM
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Oddly enough, I zipped right through portal. Only thing that ever gave me problems was timing on some of the more complicated jumps.

Maybe with Braid, I just need to clear my mind and start from scratch.
That's not a bad idea, a few I skipped the first night I quickly picked up on the next day.

As for the two, I think I actually had more trouble with a couple of rooms at the end of Portal over anything in Braid.
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
That's a good idea, but sounds complicated. Perhaps what I should do is post my questions here in real time as I encounter difficulties in games?
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
That's a good idea, but sounds complicated. Perhaps what I should do is post my questions here in real time as I encounter difficulties in games?
Nah, just suck less. It worked for me.

edit to add:
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For those who don't know, I am joking.

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What are peoples' thoughts...

LIMBO

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Uncertain of his Sister's Fate, a Boy enters LIMBO.

Saw a review on AOTS and Morgan gave it 5/5, saying it was a unique experience with the B/W and lighting effects, you'll die a lot and not a lot of replayability. Kevin P. echoed same thoughts. Looks eerie and cool. I dl'd the trial game but yet to get to.



Saw it mentioned earlier but didn't see too much elaboration.
Worth 1200 MS pts?
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

Scott, read the last bunch of pages of the previous arcade thread. It was discussed for upwards of 2 weeks.
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Old 07-29-10, 02:25 PM
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Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
LIMBO

Synopsis:
Uncertain of his Sister's Fate, a Boy enters LIMBO.

Saw a review on AOTS and Morgan gave it 5/5, saying it was a unique experience with the B/W and lighting effects, you'll die a lot and not a lot of replayability. Kevin P. echoed same thoughts. Looks eerie and cool. I dl'd the trial game but yet to get to.

Saw it mentioned earlier but didn't see too much elaboration.
Worth 1200 MS pts?
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

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One word of caution : This is one of those sneaky demos that tries to trick you into buying their full game. Once you win the race, it'll tell you that you've unlocked a new track, then press A to continue. Next they tell you you've unlocked a new boat, you press A to continue. Then they tell you that you've unlocked a new race type and to press A to continue. Then you find yourself on the upsell screen -- Press A to unlock the full game or B to return to the menu. Super-shitty trick!
That won't be a problem for me as I never have enough points on hand to buy a game just by pressing a button - I always have to had points, especially if it's more than 500 points.
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

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WTF?! We want people to read?! Good lord, next thing you know we'll be expected to search for a thread and see if it has been used before we start a new topic. It's INSANNNNNE.


Short answer @ Scott: Gorgeous game, but seriously not worth 1200 points. Wait for a sale.
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Old 07-29-10, 03:48 PM
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That won't be a problem for me as I never have enough points on hand to buy a game just by pressing a button - I always have to had points, especially if it's more than 500 points.
I'm sure that's the case with a lot of people. Still, there's no excuse to try an trick consumers into buying their game from the demo. They're not little independent developers and they certainly should know better. Even if they didn't MS should have stopped this sort of shenanigans.
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Re: What are peoples' thoughts...

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
LIMBO

Synopsis:
Uncertain of his Sister's Fate, a Boy enters LIMBO.

Worth 1200 MS pts?
Nope, terrible game. Not worth your time. Ever.

Seriously, imagine how many questions would probably arise from those puzzles.
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Old 07-29-10, 04:02 PM
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Seriously, imagine how many questions would probably arise from those puzzles.
Hadn't even thought of that. Yikes.
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Old 07-29-10, 04:09 PM
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

I tried out a few indie games: radiangames Crossfire and Try Not to Fart. Both of those demos are worth a try. Crossfire is a great twist on classic Space Invaders gameplay, and Try Not to Fart is surprisingly funny.
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Old 07-29-10, 04:13 PM
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I thought おならしないようにする was a joke that Pixy made up to poke fun at what he thinks is the banality of the marketplace...only to find it was real.
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Old 07-29-10, 04:21 PM
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I thought おならしないようにする was a joke that Pixy made up to poke fun at what he thinks is the banality of the marketplace...only to find it was real.
It's a really good game. Try it out sometime, won't you?
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It's a really good game. Try it out sometime, won't you?
I did last night, laughed a couple times then deleted it. Also tried Pixel, and it was pretty cool.
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

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I thought おならしないようにする was a joke that Pixy made up to poke fun at what he thinks is the banality of the marketplace...only to find it was real.
Were you on vacation the first time that game was brought up? Man, that was a fun day.
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

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Were you on vacation the first time that game was brought up? Man, that was a fun day.
He even made a joke about the symbols.
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Were you on vacation the first time that game was brought up? Man, that was a fun day.
Ah, the testy and slightly contentious exchanges you miss out simply by choosing to witness the birth of your son.
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

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Ah, the testy and slightly contentious exchanges you miss out simply by choosing to witness the birth of your son.
That's right.
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Re: The official Xbox Live Arcade/Indie Games/Game Room Thread of Space Bucks for Fun

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Were you on vacation the first time that game was brought up? Man, that was a fun day.
I must've been. And if Decker's talking about me, it was girl
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