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02-01-2013, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Taeles View Post
Random Protip: do not burn the coupon for a free hug
I already burnt it (didn't' read the spoiler)
Should I start a new game?
02-01-2013, 04:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
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Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
+1

It's just a collection of broken toys shouting metaphysical nonsense while you throw them into flames and watch them convert into smoke. Beautiful, creepy, and oh so pretentious.

Cliche, but this is definitely second album syndrome.
So, very much like your post then?

Don't like the game, that's fine. Say you don't like it, that's fine too. But to basically say this game has NO merit whatsoever is not "opinion", it's simply untrue. When I see people rating this a 1 and saying "OMG ETS TEH WERST GAME EVR!", I shrug. Really, this is the "worst" game and deserves to be ranked up against ET, Rambo and such as the worst games ever? That's just silly.

This isn't a game for everyone, I think that's abundantly clear. It's like someone putting out an 800 page non-fiction book covering all sorts of topics and then following it up with a young adult book. Is the young adult book terrible? No. Does it appeal to the people who were into the first book? Possibly not.

Using the book analogy, it reminds me of Dave Eggers and his follow up books. They were hugely different, and many people into the book that made him famous weren't at all into the follow up.

Anyway, buy it or don't, but if you are going to criticize it, at least do it with respect. I don't go around crapping on games I think are terrible, it serves no purpose.

GC: andsoitgoes
MP Games: Waterdeep

02-01-2013, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by oooooomonkey View Post
Nonsense. I'm enjoying just watching things burn (which is stopping me from burning things in the real world) but the implied story and meaning behind it all is brilliant. After seeing the end you realise that eveything in the whole game is there for a reason and it all means something,
The main problem is that getting to the OMGWOW ending means going through hours of dull, uninteresting "gameplay" - where the only challenge is trying to make sense of the combo names (and more often than not, the clues in the name are too obvious - like "Two Fans" or "Broken Teeth" or "Magnetic Heart" etc. I get it's all a satire of freemium shit, but it's definitely not entertainment. I can't even speed up by buying and burnng everything asap due to the crap "wait for delivery" system. All in all, don't consider this a game, you'll be sorely sad for your money.

Pyromaniacs might go gaga over this, though.

ALL-TIME TOP TEN: 1 Magic 2013 - 2 Cut The Rope - 3 Infinity Blade - 4 Soosiz - 5 FIFA 13 - 6 Anomaly Warzone Earth - 7 Plants vs Zombies - 8 Death Rally - 9 Space Miner - 10 Momonga
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02-01-2013, 04:55 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: In a van, down by the river!
Posts: 2,436
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Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
The main problem is that getting to the OMGWOW ending means going through hours of dull, uninteresting "gameplay" - where the only challenge is trying to make sense of the combo names (and more often than not, the clues in the name are too obvious - like "Two Fans" or "Broken Teeth" or "Magnetic Heart" etc. I get it's all a satire of freemium shit, but it's definitely not entertainment. I can't even speed up by buying and burnng everything asap due to the crap "wait for delivery" system. All in all, don't consider this a game, you'll be sorely sad for your money.

Pyromaniacs might go gaga over this, though.
For you.

But for many of the rest of us, we clearly don't feel that way. It's fine you hate the game and think it's stupid, but to come to a thread about the game in a clear attempt to try and ward off the world from purchasing such a horrible exude for a game is, well, silly. You've said your piece, you don't like the game. So.... Why are you still here? Unless you're simply trolling for the sake of trolling.

GC: andsoitgoes
MP Games: Waterdeep
02-01-2013, 04:57 PM
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Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
So, very much like your post then?

Don't like the game, that's fine. Say you don't like it, that's fine too. But to basically say this game has NO merit whatsoever is not "opinion", it's simply untrue. When I see people rating this a 1 and saying "OMG ETS TEH WERST GAME EVR!", I shrug. Really, this is the "worst" game and deserves to be ranked up against ET, Rambo and such as the worst games ever? That's just silly.

This isn't a game for everyone, I think that's abundantly clear. It's like someone putting out an 800 page non-fiction book covering all sorts of topics and then following it up with a young adult book. Is the young adult book terrible? No. Does it appeal to the people who were into the first book? Possibly not.

Using the book analogy, it reminds me of Dave Eggers and his follow up books. They were hugely different, and many people into the book that made him famous weren't at all into the follow up.

Anyway, buy it or don't, but if you are going to criticize it, at least do it with respect. I don't go around crapping on games I think are terrible, it serves no purpose.
LOL. a post using the word "beautiful" in it gets bashed for having not enough respect for the game it criticized. That's a long way from saying it has no merit whatsoever, and I don't recall giving the game a 1. Learn to read, then come back and valliantly defend your pretentious and boring idols.

ALL-TIME TOP TEN: 1 Magic 2013 - 2 Cut The Rope - 3 Infinity Blade - 4 Soosiz - 5 FIFA 13 - 6 Anomaly Warzone Earth - 7 Plants vs Zombies - 8 Death Rally - 9 Space Miner - 10 Momonga
PLAYING: The World Ends With You, Gemini Rue, Jacob Jones, Football Manager 2013
02-01-2013, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by andsoitgoes View Post
For you.

But for many of the rest of us, we clearly don't feel that way. It's fine you hate the game and think it's stupid, but to come to a thread about the game in a clear attempt to try and ward off the world from purchasing such a horrible exude for a game is, well, silly. You've said your piece, you don't like the game. So.... Why are you still here? Unless you're simply trolling for the sake of trolling.
May I ask the reverse question? Why are you so vehemently defending a piss-poor attempt at a game?
And to answer your question, I'm here because this burn-a-thon is a severe disappointment for me. I bought it without reading the reviews, just on the back of World of Goo (which I love) and I just can't believe it's the same team. I guess it isn't, and I was just a poor sucker.

ALL-TIME TOP TEN: 1 Magic 2013 - 2 Cut The Rope - 3 Infinity Blade - 4 Soosiz - 5 FIFA 13 - 6 Anomaly Warzone Earth - 7 Plants vs Zombies - 8 Death Rally - 9 Space Miner - 10 Momonga
PLAYING: The World Ends With You, Gemini Rue, Jacob Jones, Football Manager 2013
02-01-2013, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
The main problem is that getting to the OMGWOW ending means going through hours of dull, uninteresting "gameplay" - where the only challenge is trying to make sense of the combo names (and more often than not, the clues in the name are too obvious - like "Two Fans" or "Broken Teeth" or "Magnetic Heart" etc. I get it's all a satire of freemium shit, but it's definitely not entertainment. I can't even speed up by buying and burnng everything asap due to the crap "wait for delivery" system. All in all, don't consider this a game, you'll be sorely sad for your money.

Pyromaniacs might go gaga over this, though.
This is obviously a very subjective game and not everyone's going to enjoy it, so there's not point arguing about it. Some people are going to hate it and think its a waste of time, and some people are going to think its the best game ever.

Personally I'm in the second camp. I'm about 3 and a half hours into the game and I've found it mesmerising, enjoyable, funny, disturbing, very moving and at times even quite emotional - I have to say that this is one of the few games to bring a tear to my eye. If it doesn't for you then that's fine, but for me this has, so far, been a fantastic gaming experience and one of the highlights of my time on ios. It's up there with Superbrothers Sword & Sworcery as an experience that's very much more than the sum of its parts.

I quite understand that sum people are going to criticise the game - everyone's entitled to their own opinion - as long as no-one tries to dismiss or disregard my enjoyment of the game.

For those of you on the fence about buying this game - give it a shot (it won't break the bank after all) and see what you think. You may find it a waste of time but you might just discover one of the best games you've ever played...
02-01-2013, 05:30 PM
Bug report: bought the sausages, tried to put them into the fireplace, it just didn't react. Thinking it's my big finger to blame, I tried with my pinky only for the game to select the next item which was, obviously, the hug coupon. To add insult to injury, you don.t have to lift your finger for the game to believe you want to burn stuff - it's enough to drag the items all the way into the fireplace, which for a tiny item like the coupon it's too easy to do.
Definitely, this game hates me as much as I do hate it

Joke aside, the selection bug was really annoying. I guess I'll have to google a video of the "good" ending :/

ALL-TIME TOP TEN: 1 Magic 2013 - 2 Cut The Rope - 3 Infinity Blade - 4 Soosiz - 5 FIFA 13 - 6 Anomaly Warzone Earth - 7 Plants vs Zombies - 8 Death Rally - 9 Space Miner - 10 Momonga
PLAYING: The World Ends With You, Gemini Rue, Jacob Jones, Football Manager 2013
02-01-2013, 05:34 PM
I don't know, certain combos are pretty clever... such as "Cold War," for example. I've only done 60 of them so far, but like everyone is saying - you made your point, it's not for you, move on. No reason to steer the focus of the thread in the direction of negativity and bickering.
02-01-2013, 05:35 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: In a van, down by the river!
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Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
LOL. a post using the word "beautiful" in it gets bashed for having not enough respect for the game it criticized. That's a long way from saying it has no merit whatsoever, and I don't recall giving the game a 1. Learn to read, then come back and valliantly defend your pretentious and boring idols.
"Wow, the binding on the book was beautiful, shame everything inside it sucked"

"That car is gorgeous, but it drives like a tank, a bad one"

Just because you call something nice looking and then completely decimate everything else about it proves that I'm not the one learning how to read. And I wasn't specifically directing the "1" to you, but from your post below, you're telling me a "p*** poor attempt at a game" gets a 7 or higher from you?


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Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
May I ask the reverse question? Why are you so vehemently defending a piss-poor attempt at a game?
And to answer your question, I'm here because this burn-a-thon is a severe disappointment for me. I bought it without reading the reviews, just on the back of World of Goo (which I love) and I just can't believe it's the same team. I guess it isn't, and I was just a poor sucker.
Because you are trolling in a thread made for the game. You remind me of IMDB commenters that run at full speed to spew their hate on a movie or actor, endlessly. You don't like the game, you said it, and keep saying it. Your logic of continuing to post in a thread about something you have already said you dislike only reaffirms your troll status.

What are your continued comments accomplishing? These threads are for discussions on the game, just because technically you can swim in here constantly denigrating a game doesn't mean it serves any purpose for you, for me, or for anyone else here. Leave a review in iTunes and be done with it.

Edit: To make it clear, I don't think you otherwise have a poor taste in games. Hell, anyone who considers Space Miner to be a top game is a-freaking okay in my book. If any game deserved a hall of fame trophy for all out awesomeness, it is that game.

GC: andsoitgoes
MP Games: Waterdeep

Last edited by andsoitgoes; 02-01-2013 at 05:38 PM.