#1 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

I SPOIL YOU DON'T FUCKING READ BELOW HERE DON'T FUCKING DO IT.

Is this another dimension? Is this the result of constants and variables? Is this more Bookers? Is Amanada Anna? Can giant mechanical birds feel love?

There is always a lighthouse, a city, and a man.

There is always kidnapping your daughter through the space tube.

The Player starts the game in their new cottage on the Oregon coast. According to the Players diary, he/she (personal effects in the new cottage, such as a handbag, suggest a female protagonist, but the gender is never explicitly defined) is a struggling writer who has just moved in, and recently met his eccentric next door neighbor, Dr. Jeremiah Krick, and his daughter Amanda, who live in a nearby lighthouse. Glancing out of the window, he sees the lighthouse struck by lightning and, afterwards, begin to glow strangely. On the Player's answering machine, Dr. Krick has left a frantic message begging the player to come over to his house and watch Amanda.

Upon arriving at Dr. Kricks house, the player discovers the front door locked, darkness inside, and silence. After turning on the power and entering, the player finds Amanda in her crib, alone. Once the player has explored the house, a snap is heard, and Amanda begins crying. When the player enters her room, the "Dark Being", described in Dr. Kricks journal, takes Amanda, and jumps through a portal. At this point, the Player can either follow him through, or use Dr. Krick's laboratory to construct their own portal. Either way, the player ends up on a rocky beach in a parallel world. Krick's notes on this make reference to the real physical concept of Godel's universe.

As the player explores 6 different locations in the parallel world, the goal becomes clear. He must build an "Ionizing Cannon," whose 7 pieces are scattered between the different locations. Then, the player must use this cannon to capture the Dark Being, and save Dr. Krick and Amanda.

#2 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

I...I don't know what to believe anymore.

#3 Edited by Daveyo520 (6689 posts) -

Waaait, this is not a demake.

#4 Posted by BeachThunder (11864 posts) -

I love the really tepid box quotes:

"could well be the next graphic adventure blockbuster"

"It certainly looks impressive"

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#5 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

I, uh, hmm...

#6 Edited by Daveyo520 (6689 posts) -

I love the really tepid box quotes:

"could well be the next graphic adventure blockbuster"

"It certainly looks impressive"

Might as well say "I guess it is okay *shrug*"

#7 Posted by SlashDance (1814 posts) -

http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/imgur_9CUtI.gif

#8 Edited by ShaggE (6429 posts) -

If we can just dig up a few more... just a few... we could finally consider "giant robot bird what keeps children captive" a stock character archetype.

#9 Posted by dudeglove (7775 posts) -

YOU FUCKED ME AGAIN STARSCREAM

#10 Posted by punkxblaze (2974 posts) -

That's a very out of place virtual baby on that box art.

#11 Edited by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

That's a very out of place virtual baby on that box art.

Honestly I think the box art alone is funny as hell, especially now.

#12 Edited by SirOptimusPrime (1997 posts) -

Wait, this boxart is real? I must own a copy of this... this perfection. Good thing I don't like adventure games so I can "enjoy" this game at the ultimate level of irony.

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#13 Posted by BeachThunder (11864 posts) -

I think we definitely need to get this played during Unprofessional Fridays.

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#14 Posted by bassman2112 (834 posts) -

That is actually fairly impressive how close it is - good find.

Looking through some of the screenshots, that game looks fairly shit haha.

#15 Posted by oraknabo (1457 posts) -

amazing

#16 Edited by MildMolasses (3219 posts) -

@beachthunder said:

I love the really tepid box quotes:

"could well be the next graphic adventure blockbuster"

"It certainly looks impressive"

Modern game journalists could learn a lot from this apprehensive writing style.

Bring us the girl...

#17 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Bring us the girl...

Wait. Why is there an entire fucking lighthouse in your inventory in this game?

#18 Edited by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

I love the really tepid box quotes:

"could well be the next graphic adventure blockbuster"

"It certainly looks impressive"

"So that's a thing" - Alex Nevarro

#19 Edited by theguy (796 posts) -

WHAT

#20 Posted by altairre (1182 posts) -

The crew should totally play that. Good find.

#21 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

@ravenlight: That's where the Dark Being is.

Weren't you paying attention?

#22 Edited by flakmunkey (71 posts) -

I knew BI seemed a little too familiar. I loved this game as a kid

#23 Edited by gaminghooligan (1438 posts) -

It's like I'm watching songbird's weird adolescent stage....

#24 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4339 posts) -
#25 Posted by madmidknight (24 posts) -

Mind... BLOWN!

#26 Edited by SpacePenguin (477 posts) -

Oh god. And this is actually real, so weird. I wonder if anyone on here has actually played it .

#27 Posted by Humanity (9076 posts) -

@beachthunder said:

I love the really tepid box quotes:

"could well be the next graphic adventure blockbuster"

"It certainly looks impressive"

Modern game journalists could learn a lot from this apprehensive writing style.

Bring us the girl...

and wipe away the debt

#28 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3231 posts) -

Holy smokes that box art is just screaming BioShock.

#29 Edited by Dagbiker (6974 posts) -

I owned this game, and right now am staring at CD #1 along with Outpost 2, and Darby the Dragon (perhaps the best adventure game ever).

I remember playing this up until the ass monster ( which was really creepy back then, and honestly playing the game was really scary ) sent me through a portal back into the lighthouse, and my 12 yearold self was like Fuck that, I never want to piss my paints again.

Every once and a while I still kind of want to play it though.

#30 Posted by madmidknight (24 posts) -

Found this in a Reddit thread.

The conspiracy continues.

#31 Posted by Intro (1206 posts) -

I love the really tepid box quotes:

"could well be the next graphic adventure blockbuster"

"It certainly looks impressive"

I had a good laugh from those.