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    Esme

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sun May 08, 2016 11:33 am

    Oddly enough, I've been hungry for waffles ever since, so I guess it's not a total loss. Sorta.

    I just finished the new Phantasmat: Town of Lost Sense, and the bonus chapter. The game was honestly pretty great... until the ending went all "Sixth Sense" on me. The bonus made it worse. 

    It left me with questions about the movement of spirits in the temporal world. Shall we?


    Things that made me go "hmmm":

    How does a ghost open a door? Why does a ghost hide in a closet from a live creepy dude? How does a ghost climb into a tree house or shoot a weapon or drive a car or work any number of puzzle doodads? How does a ghost get held captive? Why is a ghost afraid of the person who made it ghostly in the first place? I mean, I would choose to haunt his creepy butt for the rest of his miserable life, but that's just me. 

    There are other questions as well. For instance, why is the sheriff sending ME out to look for the creepy guy while he peers out the window like a frightened kitten? As a follow up question, if I am a ghost, how can the sheriff even see and talk to me?  Boo

    The bonus section did not help. We find out that the sheriff was dating Mama Creepy Guy but MCG broke up with the sheriff because she felt it was not in her son's best interest to have her date anyone? So once you give birth to a creepy murderer kid, your dating days are over? Murderous spawn children really put a damper on your love life apparently.  Rolling Eyes

    Best of all was the grave digger guy. Sure, Jefferey has killed dozens of people but "there's still some good in him"... what is the "good" in him? That he keeps your grave-digger business booming with all the dead bodies?  faint dead away


    Anyway, the only thing that made this whole game come "clear" for me was the bonus video at the end of all the game developers. I got quite a chuckle out of it. 

    To sum up: game was good, but the ending was silly. Enjoy the game, but don't think about the logic (or lack thereof) in it. At least the laws of physics still applied and there were no waffle bullets.  Okay

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sun May 08, 2016 7:38 pm

    You know, thinking about waffle-gate, I sort of feel like I've hit a new benchmark/standard for games. "Well, it was a decent game I guess. At least there were no waffle bullets in it". 

    How low can we go indeed. 


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Mon May 09, 2016 12:02 pm

    I, too,  played Phantasmat a short while ago.  I enjoyed it, but,  man,  did not see the
    ending coming.

    I also will spoiler my not entirely coherent thoughts so as to not give away the strangeness
    of the ending

    just because:
    ok.  so our character did not realize what had happened,  so that
    was why she/us could do all those things?   Ignorance is bliss?  Or more like a
    Pirates of the Caribbean moonlight reveal?  Live by day,  skeletons by night?
    Keeping with the movie theme,  bonus is like Back to the Future.
    Mama is in deep denial--wasen't she the one that gave him such a horrible
    childhood?    Then was helping him in his deeds with the reasoning that "he
    doesn't mean any harm"    Maybe he had already done a Psycho Bates
    Hotel  move on her but we didn't know cause we were in the Twilight
    Zone?

    Thank goodness for Hollyweird.   They can actually explain things that are just
    not normal for us.

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Tue May 10, 2016 4:48 pm

    I must be a cynic because I think the whole "surprise" ending was a lazy way out of a plot black-hole. 

    Overall, I did enjoy the game, but was sort of bummed by the twist. Still... it's not Twisted Lands, so I'm not complaining. 

    Much.  Big smile


    I hope you are getting settled and having some quality time with your sister. I just turned the heat back on... in MAY... so I think I'd enjoy some Florida warmth!  Sunny


    Has anyone seen or heard from DJ or Pippi lately?

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Tue May 10, 2016 6:53 pm

    Playing Axiom Hotel. *snicker* This series always makes me laugh. Right now I'm investigating a serial murderer, but hey, I'm just going to fix the stove and shovel snow and rewire the generator and make some tea first. 

    Meanwhile the sheriff sits on his rump (after I gave him a ride there) with the hotel owner and "questions" him as I investigate the first two floors of the hotel all by myself.

    While all this is going on,  the pianist in the lobby is sitting there playing "My Darling Clementine" over and over and over and over like the floor show at a Foghorn Leghorn convention.  
    But no one feels that is abnormal and perhaps he should be questioned. 




    Oh, and I had to feed the psychic's cat too. 

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Wed May 11, 2016 7:33 am

    I am playing that game also.   Wait till you get to the part where the dimbulb
    sheriff figures out  "whodunnit".   How he comes to that conclusion is beyond
    me.  He's never heard of a time line-or real investigating. Rolling Eyes

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sat May 14, 2016 8:50 pm

    I am speechless. 


    I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy:
    So the sheriff thinks that I am the killer because I was knocked unconscious and Ben got himself dead? So he puts gauze over my eyes and puts me in the basement?????

    It's only logical because you know that I got here at the same time as the sheriff because I had to give him a ride... and the majority of the murders took place way before that. I guess I got there earlier, did a whole bunch of murders, decided to go into town to do some grocery shopping and pick up my dry cleaning, and stopped to pick up the sheriff on my way back to finish up the rest of the murders. All in all, it's been a busy day, and I probably deserve a latte and a little "me time" after all the work I've done.  coffee

    Sure. 

    And I've forgotten who James is. He's from some other games in this series. Right?

    The sheriff should get a gold medal in Jumping to Conclusions! 



    The best plot twist of all time would be if the sheriff was the killer.  I WANT TO PLAY THAT GAME!!!  Happy bounce Happy bounce Happy bounce

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Sat May 14, 2016 9:43 pm

    James got a face change,  but he' s our partner who gets all the credit.
    You will probably figure out faster than me whodunit.   I got so busy
    doing stuff and wondering why my "wonderful partner" is just standing
    there that I forgot to try to figure out whodidit.   It should have been
    obvious.
    I am on the bonus part.    Some people just don't learn from history.    Just
    throw money at some run down creepy place, then cower in fear.
    But then my character wouldn't have a job, I guess.

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sat May 14, 2016 10:02 pm

    I doubt I'll figure it out faster. I shut it off out of pique. I am irritated about being dragged to the basement and left there with my gauze. UGH! 

    James better get on it and help me soon, the slacker. 

    I'm off to bed. Maybe I will get to play tomorrow, but I'm not sure. I hope you and your family are doing well! 

    Nighty-nite!  nite-nite

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sun May 15, 2016 2:10 pm

    luvtoread wrote:You will probably figure out faster than me whodunit.  

    Belly laugh Belly laugh Belly laugh Belly laugh Belly laugh Belly laugh Belly laugh Belly laugh Belly laugh

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Thu May 19, 2016 4:25 pm

    So silly. The game, I mean. I enjoyed it, and had it figured out without even knowing I had it figured out.
    I still have questions though. Mostly about James and time.

    Didn't we first become pals in a game where is was old-timey? I seem to remember him in a frock coat and top hat. I think there was even a little picture of it on one of the newspapers in the game? But in this game it's modern with police cars and phones and electrical wiring and stuff... but that vacuum we put together... It's like Dr. Frankenstein and the Orek man had a love child. 

    Sure, there are anachronisms in a lot of these games, but really? I think maybe James and I are some sort of Highlanders or Dr. Who wannabes or something. I don't really know. It was just jarring to me, though any game where I have to feed the cat makes me laugh so I guess it's all okay. I suppose. Sorta.


    (Any time I can use a Ben and Martin shrug .gif I'm gonna. LOL)

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Fri May 27, 2016 2:27 pm

    Okay, as one of the many services I offer, I am playing a sucky game so you don't have to. 

    Demon Hunter 3 is a snooze-fest so far. It's not even bad enough to be irritating.  Sigh


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Sun May 29, 2016 4:18 pm

    Yup,   we either are time travelers in that game.    But I'd rather be with Dr. Who.

    I tried the Demon Hunter 3 and it just didn't grab me.   Too bad,  cause the first one
    I really enjoyed.

    I am going to play demo of the new Secret Order.  I really enjoyed all the previous ones,
    so hopefully this will not disappoint.

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Mon May 30, 2016 6:44 am

    I was going to play the bonus section of Demon Snooze-Fest 3, then I thought: Why? It was a boring game, so why bother. 

    And so, I didn't.

    I did end up starting a game that is a little older, but still better than that one, Royal Detective: Queen of Shadows. I'm not usually into fairy-tale-ish games, but so far this one hasn't gotten on my nerves. Princess (her name, I assume) knows she's a dimwit, but tries to be helpful. The bad elf guy is pretty BA and the game itself is nicely paced and varied. 

    Perhaps my standards are low because of the utter boredom of Demon Hunter 3, but I'm satisfied with it so far. I will likely change my mind a bit further in. Especially since I've already had to battle evil trees twice.
     (yes, I know the first one looks like broccoli, but it came up in a "tree" search, so I went with it. LOL)

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by genkicoll on Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:52 pm

    So quiet in here!  Next review will be for The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which I was finally able to play~!  Woohoo! Happy bounce


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:33 am

    Wow-we have really been neglecting this thread.   I miss everyone.  Cry

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by JustTheFacts on Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:16 pm

    I miss everyone too! Where'd everyone go? Me, I'm taking a break from the pc while I psych myself up for a gastric sleeve operation in August. And for once, my pc had the decency to remind me to check out GGG.  It's been pitifully inept lately. Yeah right

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:35 pm

    I've been wondering where everyone's gone!  Everyone out havin' fun in the sun? Sunny

    Me out in the sun:  sweltering

    When is your surgery, Justie?


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:52 pm

    Hey everyone. Just checking in. Haven' t seen anyone on here in a while. I'm just enjoying the summer and playing some games. 

    Currently working on MT: Train to Hellswitch. MT games make me laugh. Elf is cute. Low expectations mean I am enjoying it.

    Keeper of Antiques: The Revived Book- Was so irritating I didn't finish it and deleted it from my computer. 

    New York Mysteries: Lantern of Souls- Actually liked it. No complaints from me. 

    Demon Hunter 3: Dumb. Ick. 

    Hoping you all are doing well and having a great summer (if it's summer where you live). 

    Justie, I've PMed you!

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:09 pm

    New beta up in the thread!

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:15 pm

    Is there anything actually *good* coming out anymore?  Maybe the new Enigmatis?


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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:04 am

    genkicoll wrote:I've been wondering where everyone's gone!  Everyone out havin' fun in the sun? Sunny

    Me out in the sun:  sweltering

    When is your surgery, Justie?
    No fun in the sun for me, genki! We GOT SNOW! First time in about 50 years. Mind you, I still didn't get to see it. It was at the top of our highest generously-named "mountain", in the early hours of the morning, 30 minute drive + 1km climb - and lasted less than an hour. Belly laugh

    My surgery is 18th August. Will be glad when it is over. I am not one for waiting. I lost 2 kg two weeks ago, getting in the habit of dieting, and am a week in and another 2+ kg lighter (after the first 4 days!), living on Very Low Energy Diet shakes and low-starch veges in preparation. Already, I have been taken off 2 of my 3 diabetes meds, all BEFORE the surgery! Happy bounce So, whilst I still get the odd craving, it is much easier to resist with that kind of result.

    It's surprising what you do miss in such a situation actually. I crave omelettes (which I usually eat once a year or so), bananas, and tomatoes (which, luckily, I can eat). And oh how I wish I could turn these lovely salads I'm making into lovely salad sandwiches! Am blending all my favourite foods (like spaghetti bolognese) into puree, for the weeks I will spend eating only fluids. I hope they are edible, as watered down as they must be. I even resisted the urge to taste test them.  Okay

    VERY surprisingly, I have almost wipe out my consumption of zero sugar cola! That is truly amazing - and without pain! Happy bounce

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by Esme on Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:57 am

    genkicoll wrote:Is there anything actually *good* coming out anymore?  Maybe the new Enigmatis?

    The beta I just played was ridiculous. Your helper is a girl but she's a ferret too and you have to dress her up so that she can flirt with a boy ferret who is hiding a key... or some stupid thing.  Yeah right


    Now I will say that Vermillion Watch: Moorgate Accord was awesome and I loved it.  Happy bounce

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by luvtoread on Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:59 am

    JTF:  I know you have had your surgery by now.   Glad things were going good for you
    before then  (loosing weight and off diabetes medicine)  How many weeks do you have
    to be on liquid diet?    I hope we see you here more often.  Missed you.

    esme:   I totally agree about Vermillion Watch.  It really was very creative and I love a
    mystery from the 1800's.  All the bad and good guys from the past was fun.
    MT: Train to Hellswitch:  I enjoyed it,  especially Elf in his vacation outfit.

    I am playing Bridge to Another World: Alice in Shadowland.   Its not bad;  I have a
    suspicion about where the story line is going and Alice does not know it yet,
    but I notice in these games that no matter how many "notes and clues"  are left
    lying around,  our character still does not seem to be reading them cause they ask
    dumb questions that were answered earlier.
    Oh well.

    I want to get the new game  Shadowplay,  but cannot find anything else to pair
    it up with for the BOGO sale.
    The new MOTW:  Island of Forgotten Evil is not getting good reviews, which is
    sad.  I am going to play demo anyway.   Maybe I will get it anyway.  Just because
    of the sale.

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    Re: Dark & Eerie Games Thread

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:38 pm

    JustTheFacts wrote:
    My surgery is 18th August. Will be glad when it is over. I am not one for waiting. I lost 2 kg two weeks ago, getting in the habit of dieting, and am a week in and another 2+ kg lighter (after the first 4 days!), living on Very Low Energy Diet shakes and low-starch veges in preparation. Already, I have been taken off 2 of my 3 diabetes meds, all BEFORE the surgery! Happy bounce So, whilst I still get the odd craving, it is much easier to resist with that kind of result.

    How did it go, Justie?  Feeling MUCH better now I hope?


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