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MaverickZer0 04-07-2007 02:15 AM

Effing awesome. Other people played Jill of the Jungle. I still have the floppy somewhere, I could probably boot it and Worms and Lemmings up on my old '95 and go retro.

Nate the Great 04-07-2007 02:47 AM

Not only have I played Jill of the Jungle, I've played Xargon!

I had a Worms clone on my TI-85 once upon a time. Good game.

Derek 04-07-2007 01:15 PM

Jill of the Jungle was great. I also played Star Control 1 & 2 and Cmdr Keen 1-4. And tons and tons of other games.

Whatever happened to those fun old DOS games?

Nate the Great 04-07-2007 02:04 PM

You actually had a registered version of Invasion of the Vorticons? I'd say "awesome," but that hardly does it justice. :)

I know where my old DOS games are. They're all sitting inside one of my Zip discs (all of them :), those old games are REALLY tiny) waiting for me to play them.

Chancellor Valium 04-08-2007 08:57 PM

The original Prince of Persia is brilliant.

Nate the Great 04-09-2007 09:21 PM

What's brilliant? The plot, the gameplay, or the multimedia experience?

Chancellor Valium 04-09-2007 10:26 PM

The whole yackenilchi. The plot is magnificently B-movie-esque, the music is wonderfully painful, and it is the second most addictive game in the universe (the first being Tetris).

Nate the Great 04-09-2007 10:45 PM

"Magnificently B-movie-esque."

I can understand that. I have great fondness for modern B-movies, especially because they aren't pretending to be epic masterpieces (read: LOTR, Matrix, Star Wars prequels). Looking at my video shelf right now, I can see the following wonderfully enjoyable and joyfully painful B-movies:

A Knight's Tale
Kate and Leopold
The Avengers
and many more

Gatac 04-10-2007 10:03 AM

The Avengers? As in, the remake movie? And yet you take issue with Casino Royale?

What are you doing right that every film critic is doing wrong?


Derek 04-10-2007 04:17 PM

Honestly, I liked the Avengers movie as well. Not enough to own, but I found it fun and funny.

And I didn't find CR to be as wonderful as everyone says, though I freely admit that the reason for that is that I watched it well after I'd heard everyone's hype and went in expecting something different than what I got.

And Prince of Persia was great. A one hour time limit for the entire game was a great idea that worked well for it. Also, the many deaths of the protagonist were a lot of fun.

Nate the Great 04-10-2007 08:50 PM

Yes, the remake! And yes, I take issue with Casino Royale!

Okay, let's look at this sensibly. Can we all agree that Casino Royale is supposed to be a reboot along the lines of Batman Begins? Just chuck the faulty assembly line process and start over.

Avengers is not a reboot. It's a remake. They're different. Avengers was able to make fun of itself and did so without revervation. They weren't afraid to insult the cliches of the genre. Besides, Avengers was clearly set in a parallel universe, just like Agent Cody Banks. We were never meant to take it seriously.

Casino Royale is a reboot. They said "everything that comes before never happened." We were clearly supposed to take it seriously.

Critics operate on different procedures. Fanwankery is NEVER supposed to play a role in what they do. Against union rules, so to speak. Critics are trained to look at Casino Royale as a spy movie, as it's own entity, nothing more. I can't do that, and I wouldn't if I could. I'm a pigheaded lout, conceded.

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