Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hugo Girl

It's Let's Play time again with Gabriel's choice of game being Hugo 2: Whodunit, probably the most forgettable of an already pretty obscure adventure game trilogy. On this occasion I'm experimenting with just throwing up the whole video in one big lump to see if anyone really cares that much.


22 comments:

  1. I care!

    I also support the whole uploading-the-entire-video-so-I-don't-have-to-wait thing.

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  2. Its like the part at the end was the moral code of Captian Jack Harkness.

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  3. I'd care, but I'm too busy spreading vegemite over the cat.

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  4. I love your Let's Plays! I love them so much that I went to your channel page, found your blog, then logged into a google account to leave this comment. I might even bookmark the blog. Your LP's are absolutely fantastic.

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  5. oh god the contast is making my eyes bleed D:

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  6. I'm with Dacius on the whole video in one go thing.

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  7. Another vote for one big video

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  8. Yeah, having a single lets play video saves a bit of time. Less ad revenue money though if you cared enough to put ads on.

    I enjoy these lets plays a lot, but I think I'd like them even more of you reviewed interestingly flawed good games like Maniac Mansion and the like rather than just flat out bad games like this. The Alex Kidd one was quite interesting because of how much it took the piss though.

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  9. Yahtzee, I agree with your inclination to keep these Let's Plays with one experienced, played-through-the-game-before viewpoint, and one seeing-it-for-the-first-time viewpoint. It's a unique take compared to most Let's Plays and leverages your having two commentators to maximum effect. And it's the only way to get comedy gold like your mistaking the cat for a writhing smoke cloud and watching with increasing befuddlement as Gabriel calmly starts rubbing catnip on bells.

    And if you're looking for more bizarre yet deeply flawed graphical adventure games to showcase here, may I suggest Labyrinth: The Computer Game.

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  10. I agree with Yahtzee too. I think you need someone who knows what they're doing to explain the mechanics of the game and someone who doesn't know *anything* to point out the utter ridiculousness of the game's logic.

    Especially as some viewers (including me) haven't even HEARD of these games. You let a lot slip by if you know what's happening.

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  11. Awesome as always, Yahtzee- keep them coming and don't change a thing! Also, have you considered playing "The Magic of Scheherazade?" Not as horrible as some games you've had to play but a very interesting adventure game/RPG/tactics hybrid. I never did manage to beat it because the ending was downright confusing, but it involves time travel and cat fairy!

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  12. Enjoying these LP's! Either in one big chunk or spread out, its all good entertainment! Since everyone else is doing it i'll toss a suggestion out there, how about going for something else from the "edgy" period of the 90's like Harvester? Going off the Wiki page "Harvester contains various scenes of violence and gore; implied sexual intercourse, masturbation and S&M; murder; suicide; child abuse; profanity; cannibalism; prostitution; pedophilia; serial killing; gerontocide, sexually transmitted diseases; and stereotypes of homosexuals, Native Americans, Italians, and others." Fun for all the family then!

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  13. I really don't see the appeal of that game but there wasn't many good point and click game in that era. One of the things I pondered was at the end, where the idea of playing beneath a steel sky was decline. If only one of you should have ever played the game, you will quickly left with alot of restriction i recon. Why not let one play through and the other one tell him why he did it wrong... "House Syndrome"

    I have two additional questions about music choices...

    5 days a stranger has a very well-written tune in the beginning/end, whom is the author of that lovely piece.

    Secondly, the classic tune Benjamin plays on his laptop, impersonating a piano in the mogworld promotion video, (the first one)

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  14. More LPs please! My vote is for one big video.

    How about "Back to Skool" (the sequel to "Skool Daze") for a future vid?

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  15. This reminded me so much of this terrible adventure game I played when I was young. Like the visuals and all that, so I just had to go a-googling after I watched this. I was unfamiliar with the genre at the time so I remember having great difficulty with it. I just attributed it to me being a stupid child.

    Turns out it was Hugo's House of Horrors, and something tells me it was more the game's fault I struggled with the puzzles than mine.

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  16. And I thought I was the only person who had played Gold Rush by Sierra. That good old "under the blotter" chestnut.

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  17. Always a fan guys. I like the one who knows and the one who doesn't idea, and am also a fan of the one long video provided the game in question can be accomplished in under an hour or so. Also, good seeing a reasonable amount of content after the massive lack of it after the second podcast!

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  18. I could never get through any of the Hugo games as a kid.

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  19. Huh. I had no idea you made Let's Plays... I can't even really recall how I wound up here. No bother, I'll keep an eye on this blog.

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  20. I check this blog perhaps once or twice a year and was very pleasantly surprised when I found out that you had begun to make Let's Play videos. Just watched them all over the past few hours and it was stellar entertainment. You should commercialize these and churn a video out every other week or so. Wouldn't this type of thing fit in with The Escapist?

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