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It has the same level of charming polish as World of Goo (well, maybe not as much as that did) but I was left slightly bored and unsatisfied by the standard gameplay. Even though I knew the different objects were setting up the possibility of combining things in interesting visual ways I could harldy muster the desire to try that out but just wanted to get to the end.

Yet that suprisingly elaborate ending was really quite something and it struck me hard. And it wasn't just a case of being told a message; it achieved the rare thing of causing me to feel the message, meaning that what I had played, married together with some of what was directly told, causing the message to blossom in my mind naturally rather than in a way that was forced.

There's probably a few different edges to the message Little Infero tries to share, but the one that personally reached to me, was that the playing of little, trivial experiences is just not worth the time invested in them. Which was interesting given that I'd just gotten into Threes! for the first time in the few days prior to that.

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So I didn't check the length of the podcast before starting.

Looked up from playing Threes! when I heard "And we're now onto our final category..." and see there's another 3 and a half hours to go.

Holy heck...

[After the end comment]

So the length was basically down to Destiny. I enjoyed hearing that whole issue getting properly worked over. It feels right to really dig into the love/hate weirdness that that game has on many people.

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So I didn't check the length of the podcast before starting.

Looked up from playing Threes! when I heard "And we're now onto our final category..." and see there's another 3 and a half hours to go.

Holy heck..

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Okay, those skits were pretty fun.

Dan: Is caviar shrimp?

No its fish eggs.

Dan: Oh ok I knew it was something from the water.

No one exploded at the time but... Yea that was pretty good.

Just standard Dan.

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Okay, those skits were pretty fun.

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It looks like Dan had a really fun time in his bit - really pleased for him that he got to do that.

I would say, though, that I don't think these segments are that funny or match up to some of the bits from previous years. The alternative CBS shows and Kleptok & Egyptian Space Wizard and Ryan as a cowboy were way funnier and better acted. But heck, they set the bar pretty damn high with those, so I don't blame them for not always reaching that level but I know they're capable of better things.

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I thought Patrick's favourite game of all time was Deus Ex, not Mega Man 2.

I heard him say very recently that it's a toss up between the two, so I think he's fine in calling either of those two his favourite.

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@milkman said:

And Cara is right, "that moment" in Kentucky Route Zero is absolutely one of the best experiences I had with a game all year.

I came here to comment the exact same thing. Man, that was a special transporting moment in an amazing experience of a game.

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heck if i couldn't care less. srsly. the game trades in wonder, like any good sci-fi. shows you worlds you haven't seen before, creatures and colors. if it were just me flying around from planet to planet, checking out the gorgeous ecosystems, i would be happy.

i'll probably love no man's sky for similar reasons i loved hohokum—i just want to see something wild.

Truth.

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:)