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Posted by mrhollender

About 9 minutes in, Jeff experiences the only emotion I remember from playing Pitfall 2 on the C64: eye-twitching, unbridled rage. Ah, memories...

Posted by peritus

@ajamafalous said:

Man, this Jeff rage. 10/10

I know that feeling, and i think we all do. :)

Posted by ajamafalous

Man, this Jeff rage. 10/10

Posted by Deusoma
@Rox360: Yeah, I really don't see where they're coming from. This game isn't anything at all like Dark Souls, and "requiring patience and deep understanding of the mechanics" reeeeeeally isn't a good enough comparison to make their arguments valid. Not to mention that he's made it pretty clear that those aren't the parts of Dark Souls he has a problem with in the first place, so even if the comparison was valid, it's not like it would make him a hypocrite.
Posted by Rox360
@Laini said:

@Rox360: I'm only 3 minutes in and I can already see the comparisons He talks about getting sloppy and dying a lot if you have no patience, that's practically Demon's/Dark Souls mantra.

That can be said about a lot of games. It kinda sounds like Mega Man to me, but I'm probably biased. And someone who likes Mega Man is definitely not guaranteed to like Dark Souls.
Posted by Laini

@Rox360: I'm only 3 minutes in and I can already see the comparisons He talks about getting sloppy and dying a lot if you have no patience, that's practically Demon's/Dark Souls mantra.

Posted by Rox360
@Spiritof said:

The irony of watching Jeff seemingly enjoy himself playing Pitfall II, but actively disliking the Demons/Dark Souls games, is ironic.

The irony is, indeed, ironic, since there's no actual irony there as that comparison makes no sense.
Edited by MoonwalkSA

Holy shit, Jeff is incredibly good at playing Pitfall 2.

With regards to the Dark Souls stuff, it actually is the mechanics of it that Jeff dislikes (specifically the patience part in terms of slow/deliberate attack animations), so it is a bit ironic that he likes those elements in Pitfall 2. I wouldn't call it hypocritical or anything, though - the man is entitled to his opinion of what he enjoys, and they are otherwise very different games that play nothing alike despite both requiring patience and precision at a basic level.

Posted by Slaegar

I enjoy the dark soulsian elements of the being hard and the rogue like nature of being able to die.
 
Tee hee.

Posted by triviaman09

Man, that moment when the music changes from sad to happy (minor to major?) is amazing.

Posted by vinsanityv22

@Shaunage said:

I feel like I've seen Jeff play Pitfall 2 before. Or maybe just talk about it. Was it in one of the classic game livestreams?

No dude. He played it with Ryan in a Game Room Quick Look

Posted by GiveUpNed

@Vitamin_Dei said:

The sad music is the one I remember most. I guess I was never very good at this game.

The game was fucking hard when I was a kid. I never quite knew exactly what to do. This was pre-internet time.

Posted by Vitamin_Dei

The sad music is the one I remember most. I guess I was never very good at this game.

Posted by Fattony12000

"SHIT!"

Posted by SomaIscariot

"AWW MY FUUAAA GOD!" :(

Posted by coldblood

I love Pitfall II sooooo much!!!

Posted by kunoh

i wanted this game so bad was i was a kid. kudos to jeff for posting a playthrough :)

Posted by Benny

@LaserLambert said:

@JohnRabbit said:

@Spiritof said:

The irony of watching Jeff seemingly enjoy himself playing Pitfall II, but actively disliking the Demons/Dark Souls games, is ironic.

it would be, if this and the souls games were anything other than mechanically similar. from what i understand jeff's dislike of dark souls/demon's souls stems from their obtuse nature at explaining the mechanics, not the mechanics themselves. while playing pitfall 1/2 at a "high" level takes skill and experience (just like dark souls), it is not mechanically dense or difficult to play/understand (unlike dark souls).

it could also be they just simply don't appeal to him whereas pitfall does. nostalgia and all that.

I mean the run and jump stuff is obviously simple if that's what you're talking about, but just me watching this and hearing jeff spit utter nonsense such as character names and knowing what the fuck happened when the rat came out to push him away, and having any clue what ANYTHING happening was like the start of the 'second quest', and maybe that stuff was in a manual, but it certainly wasn't an in-game phenomenon explaining stuff, Just like 'Souls' games. the only acceptable explanation is nostalgia.

Jeff is pretty clear that it's about animation priority as a mechanic and not the intense level of danger or repeated almost masochistic, punishing nature of games like super meat boy & trials etc.

Posted by Xbox420

Breaking Jeff: Pitfall II

Posted by Jack_Lafayette

Bat... bat... bat... BAT!

Posted by MeatSim

Frogs! man's greatest enemy!

Posted by Lothars

@LaserLambert: I understand what your saying but it's not necessarily nostalgia either though, It's all good.

Edited by LaserLambert

@Lothars: hence why I said nostalgia was the only explanation. he likes old games, not games that play similar to old games.

I don't want to sound critical of Jeff, I love Souls games but Jeff is more than entitled to his own opinion.

Posted by Lothars

@LaserLambert: or that he doesn't care about demon/dark souls but he enjoys pitfall 2 and the older games.

Posted by LaserLambert

@JohnRabbit said:

@Spiritof said:

The irony of watching Jeff seemingly enjoy himself playing Pitfall II, but actively disliking the Demons/Dark Souls games, is ironic.

it would be, if this and the souls games were anything other than mechanically similar. from what i understand jeff's dislike of dark souls/demon's souls stems from their obtuse nature at explaining the mechanics, not the mechanics themselves. while playing pitfall 1/2 at a "high" level takes skill and experience (just like dark souls), it is not mechanically dense or difficult to play/understand (unlike dark souls).

it could also be they just simply don't appeal to him whereas pitfall does. nostalgia and all that.

I mean the run and jump stuff is obviously simple if that's what you're talking about, but just me watching this and hearing jeff spit utter nonsense such as character names and knowing what the fuck happened when the rat came out to push him away, and having any clue what ANYTHING happening was like the start of the 'second quest', and maybe that stuff was in a manual, but it certainly wasn't an in-game phenomenon explaining stuff, Just like 'Souls' games. the only acceptable explanation is nostalgia.

Posted by bassman2112

Watching this immediately made me think of AVGN's look at the same game =) Not a bad thing, he actually did a good job conveying it!

Regardless, thanks for all these EB videos, Jeff - they are fantastic.

Posted by Gunslinger0130

We can't stop here, this is bat country!

Posted by JohnRabbit

@Spiritof said:

The irony of watching Jeff seemingly enjoy himself playing Pitfall II, but actively disliking the Demons/Dark Souls games, is ironic.

it would be, if this and the souls games were anything other than mechanically similar. from what i understand jeff's dislike of dark souls/demon's souls stems from their obtuse nature at explaining the mechanics, not the mechanics themselves. while playing pitfall 1/2 at a "high" level takes skill and experience (just like dark souls), it is not mechanically dense or difficult to play/understand (unlike dark souls).

it could also be they just simply don't appeal to him whereas pitfall does. nostalgia and all that.

Posted by Spiritof

The irony of watching Jeff seemingly enjoy himself playing Pitfall II, but actively disliking the Demons/Dark Souls games, is ironic.

Posted by katelyngadd

"Alright bat, it's you and me."

"... SHIT."

Posted by Evilsbane

SUV" <-- Best Score Ever.

Posted by Metalman781

". o' ." is a great score

Posted by JustinAquarius

toooooooooooooo

Posted by fisk0

@Vigorousjammer said:

@Shaunage said:

I feel like I've seen Jeff play Pitfall 2 before. Or maybe just talk about it. Was it in one of the classic game livestreams?

It was in a Game Room Quick Look

Quick Look: Game Room for 11/24/10

It's a Thanksgiving treat for Jeff and Ryan as they whip through this week's releases.

Wow, had almost forgotten about that one. Sunset Riders never got released, right?

Pretty fascinating how Jeff played it very much in the same way with many very similar comments, like that about the mouse, music and checkpoints and maybe especially the "notice how high you jump here?" line.

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Posted by scottygrayskull

Man Jeff, if only you had access to Game Room's rewind feature... :p

Edited by Vigorousjammer

@Shaunage said:

I feel like I've seen Jeff play Pitfall 2 before. Or maybe just talk about it. Was it in one of the classic game livestreams?

It was in a Game Room Quick Look

Posted by bkbroiler

Jeff's agony is hilarious.

Posted by artofwar420

Seems like a cool game.

Posted by Dan_CiTi

@RonnieBarzel said:

@Berserker6666 said:

In GTA Vice City, you couldn't swim but in an old classic like in Pitfall u could. There's nothing more to say.

Are you also going to list all the things you could do in 'GTA Vice City' that you couldn't do in 'Pitfall II'? Seems only fair...

In Vice City you could fly planes and buy propert, in GTA IV you had a cover system.

Edited by Bistromath

Jeff kind of looks like Ryan now...

And it's freaking me out.

Posted by TheRedDeath

Pitfall II actually looks like an amazing game, especially for the time when it was made. David Crane gets mad props from me.

Edited by CitizenCoffeeCake

Is this what Super Pitfall for the NES was trying to be? The gold seems familiar.

Posted by falling_fast

watching this alongside the mega man 9 video.

Posted by deathfromace

@pancakehumper said:

Loving this series. Although, Jeff, can you lower the recording volume on your mic? Your voice is extremely loud and clips like crazy even at 1 volume bar.

Something might be wrong with your setup as he sounds fine to me.

Posted by Quebec_Classique

It's not a golden rope, it's a snake. The guy is a snake charmer.

Posted by heatDrive88

@HerbieBug: I'm sure if he had something compelling to do, he would. There's nothing wrong with wanting to see more of Brad, but I don't think it's fair to judge him comparatively to everyone else the way you are right now.

Edited by HerbieBug

Jeff, you are putting your fellow Bombers to shame in the extra content department. Good show! ♥

Also, Brad: how come you don't ever do any extra content like this? Patrick does his Scoops videos, Vinny/Dave/Drew have random PC game and flight club, Ryan does most of the live streams, Brad does Breaking Brad once every blue moon. Step it up, Shoemaker! 0__0

Posted by jeffrud

@Shady: I believe he's on the record that Super Pitfall can suck a fuck.

Posted by marbleCmoney

Nothing stops the Pitfall II Quick Look.

Posted by BD_Mr_Bubbles

Thanks Jeff

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