Ryan's Review

#1 Edited by Dixavd (1359 posts) -

In the latest Bombcast (04-03-2012) there was question on Lost Via Domus where Ryan mentioned he made a review for it. Can anyone find it? I searched google and the only lead made a link to Giantbomb which showed the 404 page. Has it been lost in the ether forever?

It was found in the wayback machine here

#2 Edited by Milkman (17034 posts) -

Yeah, it appears to be

#3 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (214 posts) -

They talk about it on the 3-18-2008 podcast.

#4 Posted by Daiphyer (1341 posts) -

WAIT, THEY ANSWERED MY QUESTION IN THE PODCAST!?!?!?!

YES! YES! YES! YES!

#5 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

@Daiphyer said:

WAIT, THEY ANSWERED MY QUESTION IN THE PODCAST!?!?!?!

YES! YES! YES! YES!

You're the dude from Iran? Yup, they answered your question in the email section.

#6 Posted by Daiphyer (1341 posts) -

@LiquidSwords: I have reached all of my goals in life. Ryan said (And tormented) my name in the Giantbombcast. I can die happy now.

#7 Posted by Dixavd (1359 posts) -

@Milkman: Damn you!

@Lucien_Lachance said:

They talk about it on the 3-18-2008 podcast.

Thanks I guess that will do - but man is it dissapointing for the actually written article to be stuck in the void of the internet

@LiquidSwords said:

@Daiphyer said:

WAIT, THEY ANSWERED MY QUESTION IN THE PODCAST!?!?!?!

YES! YES! YES! YES!

You're the dude from Iran? Yup, they answered your question in the email section.

Like LiquidSwords said, they certainly did (starting around 2:46:00)

#8 Posted by BisonHero (6674 posts) -
#9 Posted by Dixavd (1359 posts) -

@BisonHero: Oh thanks. I sort of looked through the Lost Via Domus forum but must have missed it. Thanks. It makes it even weirder though that Ryan said to go check it out in the bombcast today... Darn.

#10 Posted by Daiphyer (1341 posts) -

@Dixavd: Maybe now that Patrick said he wants to go see it, they will finally get it back on the site?

#11 Posted by Dixavd (1359 posts) -

@Daiphyer: Maybe. I doubt it though - I bet they don't remember and in any case if it is anywhere (and in the unlikely case they have it) it will probably be lost in a tiny document in one of a couple hundred hard drives they have to search through - so I think it will be lost forever, they might find it though.

#12 Posted by LegendaryChopChop (1215 posts) -

I want to read this, a shame it 404'd. Fix this!

#13 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Any chance it's trapped in the Wayback Machine somewhere?

#14 Edited by Dixavd (1359 posts) -

@Ravenlight: Yeah I searched for a while (using the date of the games release and the bombcast where they mentioned it) and no luck; I couldn't find it at all.

#15 Posted by KingHippp0 (117 posts) -

Couldn't find it, would love to read it.

#16 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

The ending of the game, I looked it up, is really really curious and adds a tiny bit to the series finale.

#17 Posted by vorpalparasite (297 posts) -

http://web.archive.org/web/20080619062155/http://www.giantbomb.com/2008/03/18/lost-via-domus-review/

#18 Posted by fetchfox (1292 posts) -
@vorpalparasite Woho, thanks.
#19 Posted by Humanoid (206 posts) -

@Milkman said:

Yeah, it appears to be

That's so cheesy but I can't stop laughing.

#20 Posted by Dixavd (1359 posts) -

@vorpalparasite said:

http://web.archive.org/web/20080619062155/http://www.giantbomb.com/2008/03/18/lost-via-domus-review/

Thanks, I tried looking for it in the wayback machine with no luck - amazed you found it.

#21 Edited by Management (596 posts) -

It says on Metacritic Giantbomb gave the game a score of 40 which means two stars, right? Anyways, the link just leads to a 404 page, so I guess it's gone.

EDIT: here is the quote from the review

Instead of making excuses for Lost: Via Domus, I would just recommend that everyone but the most die-hard of Lost fans take a pass on this one.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/lost-via-domus/critic-reviews

#22 Posted by Dixavd (1359 posts) -

@Management:

Yeah I found that before but luckily @vorpalparasite found the full thing:

http://web.archive.org/web/20080619062155/http://www.giantbomb.com/2008/03/18/lost-via-domus-review/

Here it is as a link

#23 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

@Management: All URLs from that era are non-functional, so it's no surprise. Metacritic, GameRankings and the like had to change the URLs when the site launched for real, but that one was never updated because the review never made the transition.

#24 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

I enjoyed that game, not even a huge Lost fan, but the game was decent, didn't outstay its welcome, no particular section was offensively bad or ill-conceived, they even did a decent job with the smoke monster and varied up the gameplay enough throughout to keep it interesting. Plus it was easy points. Perfect example of how to make a TV show video game if you ask me. But I'm not saying people should be making TV show video games.

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