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Old 04-07-2007, 02:15 AM
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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.
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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.
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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?
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Old 04-07-2007, 02:04 PM
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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.
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The original Prince of Persia is brilliant.
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Old 04-09-2007, 09:21 PM
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What's brilliant? The plot, the gameplay, or the multimedia experience?
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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).
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"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
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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?

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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.
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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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