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About elmuerte

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    Little Big Adventure series, Unreal, Anachronox, ...

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  1. Valerian

    There's a completely different comic style of the US vs Europe, there European comics have way deeper lore and leave much more to the readers imagination due to the fact that there's maybe a story once a year and not every two weeks. I'm sure that certain person has a big backstory in the comics. Just like the .
  2. Valerian

    Yep, and that's why it's a horrible medium to present a large and complex world. Apparently the Dark Tower is also suffering from it.
  3. Valerian

    Well I liked the movie, so you are both wrong. I never read any of the comics, but after seeing the movie it's really clear that the series was a big influence on Besson when he wrote Fifth Element. For the Fifth Element Besson was able to construct the whole world and characters from scratch. But for this movie he had to write a story for a well established world, and to make it work try to introduce viewers to this world within a short time. The Fifth Element is really compacted as a world for just what is needed for the movie, as there does not exist anything outside of the movie. A sequel to Fifth Element makes little sense. Another Valerian movie will make sense, because they can have a butt load of other adventures in that world. I would really like another movie in 5 years or so.
  4. Thanks for making me feel old by mentioning UT3, and making it worse by saying that it was "before Idle Thumbs".
  5. Full Throttle Remastered

    Checked out the first 10 minutes. It was not until I pressed F1 my mind registered the remastering of everything. Looking forward to the play the other minutes.
  6. Recently completed video games

    Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition This is basically a re-release of the original with GWFL replaced with Steam. Just like the first release it is still a fun game. Over the top action where at every kill you feel like a real bad ass, combined with over the top (dumb) dialogues. It's simply great. And the game still looks cool, except for the lip sync... that looks really dated. The large detailed and colorful scenery is still a really refreshing sight in FPS games. Because this version is now released by Gearbox they added a option to play as Duke Nukem instead. This is a basically a model and VO swap for the main character. Nothing really changes, except that the work on Duke Nukem is quite bad. It's best to play it with the original character.
  7. Recently completed video games

    Stories Untold Holy crap this game is good. If you look at the media it looks similar to that Stranger Things TV series. It sort of is. I can't tell much more, it would spoil too much. Maybe The Stanley Parable but as 80s horror would be the best description?
  8. Recently completed video games

    The Interactive Adventures of Dog Mendonça & Pizzaboy A graphical adventure game. It's ok. There are some annoying standard adventure game mistakes in it, like lack of quickly exiting a scene and a lot of going back and forth between scenes. Also had to do a lot of pixel hunting to find things which I needed to complete the various puzzles (only later found out there's a `show hotspot` thing with the right mouse button). So a lot of wandering around trying to figure out what do to. You could say it's like those classic adventure games from the mid 90s. (Not as overly complex as them though). The game contains a lot of references to movies/games/... from the 80s and 90s. Sadly, in only a few cases you can look at them. Generally only plot elements are interactive. This might be to save cost on voice over work, but I wouldn't have minded just a text only description for minor stuff.
  9. Recently completed video games

    Finished Torment: Tides of Numenera Took me about 21 hours to get through a single play-through. There was too much to read, too much narrative for me to enjoy. Also so many branching points, also unclear points where you had to make decisions. The parts where you were simply following a conversation tree and where you explicitly had to make a choice look alike. So sometimes I made a choice while I though I was just asking all the available info. I get the feeling there are really a lot of different playthroughs possible, although mostly narrative in sense and not content based. But I'm not going to find that out. The UI and controls are quite bad though. For example, you have a move and action in each turn (when you have an encounter), the action can also be another move. But how far you can move before consuming an action is a really tedious exercise. Traversing through the maps is also annoying, you have a map, but you cannot click on it to go to that place quickly. And the constant UI animations when you get into a dialogue thing... ugh. Anyway, it was an interesting experience. Being able to solve conflicts by not fighting was also nice. But I think they could have created a more interesting game for me by focusing less on the huge about of text.
  10. Recently completed video games

    Finished Hue It's a 2D puzzle platform game where you can high parts of the world by selecting the same color. Usually games like this end in very time sensitive actions. But in Hue this is not the case. There are a few segments where timing is important, but that mostly running through a straight hallway selecting the right color. Usually plenty of time. In overall I did not have much trouble solving the puzzles. So I could easily continue without running into any walls. There was only 1 level which took me a while to figure out, once figured out I declare myself an idiot for taking so long.
  11. IdleMC Epoch 7.5 Final Prologue GOTY Edition

    Nice, except most the area is protected, people cannot get the free stuff from the chests.
  12. Recently completed video games

    Rituals An artsy walking sim. It has a story somewhere, no idea where. The controls are really annoying. On the plus side, it was short. TIMEframe A short exploration game where you have limited time to visit some places before the world is destroyed and you are reset. The time limit is quite a downer, would be better if you were able to explore all in a single visit.
  13. Thumbs too idle? Enjoy this Idle Animation

    iirc the first Discworld graphical adventure game had Eric Idle and great idle animations, but I cannot find any videos of it.