April 15th, 2008

Brainiac

Snippets from the Week: 3

J.: "She moved to Peebles during the break."
Me: "Oh aye? Peebles? <voice tone="david_niven">Peebles?</voice>"
J. gives me The Look
Me: "I give it seven minutes before I'm not allowed to say <voice tone="david_niven">Peebles</voice> again."
J.: "I'm not taking that bet."

It took forty-five seconds
Mage

Pathologic

In other news, my copy of Pathologic arrived today.

I know it's not going to be a great game. Made in 2005 while looking like a game from 2000, with seriously b0rked translation. I know this.

But it's the best game most people will never play. Like a Dostoevsky novel is one of the best books you'll never read.

I was convinced of this by the wonderful three-part love letter to the game over on Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Part one. Part two. Part three.

Now all I need is to finish Alphabet Soup and get the redlines for The Cake Is A Lie in, both for the first of May, and I might have a chance to install it.