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Something Smells Gamey: Heavy Rain = LucasArts Classic Adventures + Choose Your Own Adventure

DoktorPeace, sorry I'm encroaching on your territory. But, as you might know, I've become a "gamer" of some sort. Getting a PlayStation 3 for Christmas was pretty awesome, and getting games like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and MLB 09: The Show is pretty great. But, the best part is downloading all kinds of demos, so I can pretend that I know what I'm talking about when it comes to the hottest games on the market.

Which leads me to the demo for the soon-to-be-released new PS3 title Heavy Rain. Now, the basic premise of this game is, you control four different people solving the mystery of a serial killer named the Origami Killer (and if that doesn't just grab you by the cajones, I don't know what will[insert sarc mark], the gameplay looks just like a movie directed by David Fincher, and you walk around picking stuff up, talking to people, and *gasp* if you die in the game, you're dead forever in the game. Also, the choices you make affect how the rest of the game goes. Groundbreaking, right?

Wait...is there something from my childhood that this reminds me of? Actually, two things.

One, is the classic Choose Your Own Adventure series. Video games that remind me of Choose Your Own Adventure get nerd points from me.

Two, are the classic "point-and-click" computer games from the early '90s by LucasArts, such as Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge. Thanks to the technology wizards of YouTube, you can now watch the entire game as a single YouTube video, which I will insert right here:

Actually, the game looks pretty fun. I'm sure I'll be wasting my time on it a lot in the near future. See more here:

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  1. Blogger chris | 1:40 PM |  

    Wow that Choose Your Own Adventure book looks awesome. Never read that one. Does every ending result in death, just in a different way? "You can choose as much as you like, but there's no unchoosing the Reaper." I wanna add "cheer up" to the beginning of the title.

  2. Blogger qualler | 1:48 PM |  

    Haha I think I just realized that that CYOA cover was a photoshop joke thingie. Stupid internet pranksters, I thought that one looked like a real winner of a book.

  3. Blogger Sean | 8:03 PM |  

    hahah, that CYOA cover is perfect.

  4. Blogger Papa Thor | 10:08 AM |  

    Back when the internet was new we wrote a web based CYOA with pictures drawn by Brigitte and Little JJ, about a butterfly. In the most popular ending a little kid catches the butterfly and sticks it with pins and puts it in his collection.

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