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Posted at 08:00 on December 10th, 2005 | Quote | Edit | Delete
Baby Gumby
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I actually had a copy of this back around when it first came out. Even though it may not be the best game ever, I loved it. The story seemed pretty well-done, and the whole thing had a very surreal atmosphere(for one, you're in a comic book world. The use of live actors against drawn backgrounds helped make the atmosphere a bit more obvious, too).

Yes, some of the acting was...Pretty bad, but for the most part it didn't bother me all too much. It's usually just the bit parts that have the crappier actors, so at least you don't have to deal with it constantly. And there were a couple scenes that were pointlessly difficult(for example, the observatory...It wasn't all THAT hard when I actually ran the game in dos, but playing it in the dosbox emulator apparently makes that part near impossible. So watch out if you're running it in that...Though if anyone knows of a better emulator to use, by all means let me know. ?). The very last part was a bit tedious too, as it's a long conversation and you need to pick the right answers to get it to not start over.

All in all though, I enjoyed this game quite a bit. It just had a certain charm to it that kept bringing me back.

edit: A note to all who are playing this in dosbox in relation to the observatory. I had a problem where the character's walk animation was a lot slower than it should have been. Speeding up emulation(ctrl + F12) fixed the issue beautifully. In fact, the search lights didn't seem to increase in speed when this was done, so it may be possible to cheat a little. But shh, don't tell anyone. ;)

Edited by Shizen at 21? on December, 10th 2005
Posted at 12:00 on June 25th, 2004 | Quote | Edit | Delete
Reborn Gumby
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Noctropolis - city of darkness. Home of the superhero Darksheer, the archenemy of every villain out there. Peter Grey's favourite place to escape to from his full life as the owner of a less-than-successful book store. You guessed it: Darksheer is a comicbook in the style of the so-called 'golden age' or 'silver age' of comics.

Now you see the violence inherent in the system!
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