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by Tleprie
July 6th, 2017, 3:56 am
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Life Is Strange
Replies: 40
Views: 10000

Re: Our next-but-one podcast recording (8.7.17): Life Is Strange

I played through Life Is Strange at probably the perfect time in my life. I was just starting my 4th semester at college, where I was unhappy with my major and on the verge of changing it, though unsure to what at the time. I connected with the characters and the setting almost immediately. I can re...
by Tleprie
June 20th, 2017, 3:43 am
Forum: Volume Three
Topic: Papo & Yo - Cane and Rinse 124
Replies: 3
Views: 2740

Re: Papo & Yo - Cane and Rinse 124

Listened to the podcast, and I think pretty much all of my thoughts, both praise and gripes, were echoed by the various panelists, but I'll still share my thoughts. Aside from going in knowing that there was serious subject matter (which was immediately made clear in the opening text and scene), I a...
by Tleprie
June 20th, 2017, 12:55 am
Forum: Volume Three
Topic: Papo & Yo - Cane and Rinse 124
Replies: 3
Views: 2740

Re: Papo & Yo - Cane and Rinse 124

I just played through Papo & Yo tonight. I went in knowing almost nothing, other than thinking it was a fairly serious/emotional game, a la Brothers. I'm going to give this issue a listen, and then will probably give some more of my own thoughts on it.
by Tleprie
April 23rd, 2017, 10:13 pm
Forum: Interviews
Topic: An interview with Mattia Traverso
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: An interview with Mattia Traverso

Really enjoyed this one! The game's history was fascinating, and I'm interested in how games handle accessibility, so it was cool that that got touched on.

If I had an Xbox One I'd certainly be interested in trying it out.
by Tleprie
April 15th, 2017, 12:53 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Diablo III / Reaper of Souls
Replies: 26
Views: 7064

Re: Our next-but-one podcast recording (15.4.17) - Diablo III / Reaper of Souls

I got Diabo III for my birthday of 2014 on the PS4, and it was probably among the first 5 retail games I owned for the system. This was my first entry in the series, though I have played a few other loot heavy games, such as Borderlands and Dungeon Defenders. My main interest in asking for the game ...
by Tleprie
April 9th, 2017, 9:06 pm
Forum: Volume Six
Topic: Gone Home - Cane and Rinse 263
Replies: 19
Views: 3108

Re: Gone Home - Cane and Rinse 263

Excellent show! As Sean and Josh (and maybe Jon?) said in their wrap-ups, its nice to have a purely human story in a game, not surrounded by fantastical elements, and I hope we keep seeing more like it in the future. For something in a similar non-fantasy vein, people should check out The Beginner's...
by Tleprie
March 19th, 2017, 1:37 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Book Recommendations
Replies: 71
Views: 17182

Re: Book Recommendations

Yeah, I've heard of John Dies At the End, it's written by one of the Cracked regulars isn't it? Yep! David Wong, their executive editor. I'm not sure if we're also allowed to recommend graphic novels here, but I recently read Lost At Sea by Bryan Lee O'Malley (the Scott Pilgrim creator), and I thou...
by Tleprie
March 12th, 2017, 6:08 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gone Home
Replies: 13
Views: 2999

Re: Gone Home

Using all my graphic design education thus far, I made some info-graphics that sort of go with my post above, giving my thoughts on the structure of various walking simulators. I don't think any actually spoil anything (except maybe in the last one), but I've put them in spoiler thingys just in case...
by Tleprie
March 12th, 2017, 6:00 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Gone Home
Replies: 13
Views: 2999

Re: Gone Home

I had a similar experience to Luke in that I had heard a lot of praise for Gone Home, but didn't really know what it was about, and had either gotten it in a steam sale or bundle, where it sat for a while before finally playing. Gone Home is an excellent example of storytelling in video games. Thoug...
by Tleprie
March 2nd, 2017, 7:50 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Book Recommendations
Replies: 71
Views: 17182

Re: Book Recommendations

Alex, you should look into John Dies at the End. Pretty quick comedy/horror book. I prefer the 2nd book, and they stand alone, so you wouldn't have to read the first, but it's still excellent.
by Tleprie
February 25th, 2017, 3:23 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 81
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: Sound of Play: 81

That opening track made me want to hug somebody. Unfortunately I was alone at home making a microwave burrito at 1 in the morning. I'll definitely be picking up the Planet Coaster soundtrack when I have the available funds. I don't think I have the same feel-good associations to many of the older tu...
by Tleprie
February 23rd, 2017, 1:32 am
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 80
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Sound of Play: 80

The final track made me feel things.
by Tleprie
February 10th, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Game suggestions for the podcast
Replies: 1721
Views: 286326

Re: Game suggestions for the podcast

I'd like to gently place the Devolver-published visual novel Hatoful Boyfriend in the list, preferably next to a nice Traveller's Tales game, or a generic gritty crime drama with a cult following. In addition to this, I'll carelessly toss the holiday themed sequel to the aforementioned bird-dating s...
by Tleprie
January 14th, 2017, 4:19 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Nintendo news and discussion thread
Replies: 3752
Views: 472391

Re: The Nintendo news and discussion thread

Haven't been keeping up too much with all the announcements, but Odyssey looks really cool; I'm happy seeing some new ideas there, especially since the city bits were giving me Sonic Adventure 2 vibes. An expanded Mario Kart 8 is welcome and will keep me busy for a while seeing as how I still haven'...
by Tleprie
January 5th, 2017, 9:23 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: Dear Esther and Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
Replies: 65
Views: 11894

Re: Our next podcast recording (7.1.17): Everybody's Gone to the Rapture

A few days ago I started up Everybody's Gone to the Rapture to do a 2nd play-through to refresh before the podcast. I got about five minutes in and had to stop. Why? I'm not quite sure yet. The game is virtually nothing but story. A brilliantly told story, with rich characters whom all feel like rea...
by Tleprie
December 26th, 2016, 4:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Merry Christmas, C&R!
Replies: 6
Views: 2228

Re: Merry Christmas, C&R!

I know C&R does not like to quantify things - but fuck it, it's Christmas - this is the best forum I've ever been a part of in 15 years of the Internet and 35 years of gaming. This is the only forum that I've been a part of. Merry Christmas and thank you all, community and crew, for making my life ...
by Tleprie
December 23rd, 2016, 9:25 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 108
Views: 28121

Re: Star Wars

Rogue One may be my favorite Star Wars film. I just saw it, so it's a bit early to make any official declaration, but it's very close to Jedi for me, if not above it. I play a couple different Star Wars tabletop RPGs with my friends and brother, and the movie felt exactly like something we would do ...
by Tleprie
December 19th, 2016, 4:19 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discourse
Topic: Arts & Crafts
Replies: 1
Views: 762

Arts & Crafts

Thought I'd make a topic for people to share any craft type things they have made. I recently made a Mario ABC Book for class this semester.

I'll post some other things I've done when I get around to photographing and uploading them, but I'd love to see what others in the community have done!
by Tleprie
December 5th, 2016, 5:46 pm
Forum: Sound of Play
Topic: Sound of Play: 70
Replies: 10
Views: 3086

Re: Sound of Play: 70

This was a fun special, I was hoping for the P4G intro song but fortunately have it on my iPod, so I listened to it right after the episode. Even though I only played through about half of P4G, I definitely felt nostalgic listening to a lot of the music from it. I just wish I could get past all the ...
by Tleprie
December 5th, 2016, 5:31 pm
Forum: Videogame Discussion
Topic: The Bittersweet Reality of Your Gaming Preferences
Replies: 35
Views: 5491

Re: The Bittersweet Reality of Your Gaming Preferences

As for my own preferences: I sort of wish I could get into more RPGs, both action and Japanese. My problem with JRPGs is, as was debated earlier in this topic, the turned based combat. I really enjoy Paper Mario 1&2 because it adds in mini games to the combat that keep me involved in everything. I r...