Still stunned a year later. Still finding it hard to believe you won't just pop back in and say you took a year off for a super-long honeymoon. I'd be pissed, but the relief and happiness would overtake the anger immediately. Fuck, Ryan Davis... I'd have loved to have heard your thoughts on this year's E3, or your laughter at the absurd violence of Sniper Elite 3, or any of a million other things that have happened this past year.
I've mentioned it before, but the disappointment was so huge that I don't mind retelling it:
Maabus. FUCK, what a letdown. The trailer made it seem like the greatest thing ever pressed to CD-ROM, and I was young enough to fall for it. What I got after two years of desperately wanting it? Well, it certainly wasn't this:
It was more like an endless parade of instadeaths and guesswork, far more unforgiving (in a bad way) than even the most notorious Sierra adventures. Also a tight time limit, because of course.
And yet, although it's painful to play, I've always found it fascinating. It was such a bizarre game. I'd love to see an interview with the devs.
Edit: That said, if for some strange reason you find a copy, get it. It's really the kind of bad everyone should see for themselves.