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Posted by ll_Exile_ll

@smokyexe said:

@ll_Exile_ll: How would you know how smart Patrick is if he just hanged out and talk about the game with friends like hes not on camera?

What?

My comment had nothing to do with Patrick's intelligence, I don't doubt he's a smart person that knows a lot about video games, just like the rest of the Giantbomb staff. The point I was making was that going on and on about a game's "systems" or spending a significant amount time of pondering about genre conventions doesn't always make for the most entertaining quick looks. Obviously there is merit to these types of discussions, but I find the best quick looks are the ones where it's just two guys chilling out and casually playing a game.

Posted by Neurotic

The music is so good. I seem to be the only one here who prefers the blonde sister's music though.

It actually looks kinda fun. I may check it out at some point.

Posted by Smokey_Earhole

@Scarabus said:

Klepek = Unbounded enthusiasm.

- when the game visually is stick figures, controlled with the arrow keys, and running in a Kongregate Flash window.

Posted by Ravelle

@ll_Exile_ll said:

@smokyexe said:

@ll_Exile_ll: How would you know how smart Patrick is if he just hanged out and talk about the game with friends like hes not on camera?

What?

My comment had nothing to do with Patrick's intelligence, I don't doubt he's a smart person that knows a lot about video games, just like the rest of the Giantbomb staff. The point I was making was that going on and on about a game's "systems" or spending a significant amount time of pondering about genre conventions doesn't always make for the most entertaining quick looks. Obviously there is merit to these types of discussions, but I find the best quick looks are the ones where it's just two guys chilling out and casually playing a game.

Patrick always reminds of of Addy from the show Bones, because he's always analyzing and pin pointing. He's no shenanigans like Jeff or Vinny but he's great at giving information although I agree he has to loosen up a bit on quick-looks.

Posted by Rmack

@ll_Exile_ll said:

@smokyexe said:

@ll_Exile_ll: How would you know how smart Patrick is if he just hanged out and talk about the game with friends like hes not on camera?

What?

My comment had nothing to do with Patrick's intelligence, I don't doubt he's a smart person that knows a lot about video games, just like the rest of the Giantbomb staff. The point I was making was that going on and on about a game's "systems" or spending a significant amount time of pondering about genre conventions doesn't always make for the most entertaining quick looks. Obviously there is merit to these types of discussions, but I find the best quick looks are the ones where it's just two guys chilling out and casually playing a game.

If you do a shot every time he says "mechanics" in a quick look you literally die. I'm a ghost.

Posted by Parsnip

Looks and sounds pretty good.
 
I don't think I'll watch any more quicklooks where Patrick's driving though. Infuriating to look at.
 
Also, butt rock. Why would you even say that.

Posted by NicksCorner

Im not really into platformers, but this looks like a better of the sorts.

Edited by Rodent

Yeah back in the day my parents bought us a used C64 with a shit ton of games (I'm talking about those plastic containers that used to store, say, 30 floppies, and we had about 7 of them each (floppy) containing about what, 5 games maybe more?) and among them was The Great Giana Sisters.

I remember that game pretty well ( I used an Atari joystick to play it) cause it was the closest thing to Mario Bros. that I had at the time.

One thing though, back in the 80's I was pronouncing TGGS as Guy-anna and throughout this QL Ryan and Tricky pronounce it as Gee-anna. I wonder which it is?

Btw Patrick, I thought the QL was just fine. Sure you died alot, but I'd like to see these people, who are complaining, do any better.

Posted by ProfessorK

I can't be the only one who instantly though of her when I heard the name Gianna sisters

Posted by bcbowes

Love the Giana Sisters!

Brit hobbyists 4 LIFE!

Posted by MrCaptain

This game is good because the fanbase is small and it has a wierd developement story! Lets explain nothing about the gameplay!

Posted by chaosnovaxz

The more generic melodic metal music isn't that bad. I'd much prefer the music in this game (both sisters' music, they mesh well) to some shitty dubstep or indie rock that's still all over the place. "Look at me strum this open E chord! I gotz talent!"

Posted by ICantBeStopped

Butt rock to describe this awesome music? Seems like an assholish thing to say

Posted by chrispti

0% interest in this game.

Posted by cikame

The rock music in this is why i will buy it.

Posted by MeatSim

The Giana Sisters love themselves some purp!

Posted by Spankmealotus

@ICantBeStopped: It's not a Patrick thing, I've heard several people refer to this kind of music as butt rock.

Posted by dropabombonit

This game seems pretty good for something I had never of heard of before this quick look

Posted by ICantBeStopped

@Spankmealotus:

If 'butt rock' is glam metal, aka Motley Crue, etc, totally. Labeling anything remotely metal as 'butt rock' though is bullshit. The music here isn't even close.

Posted by Devise22

@ICantBeStopped said:

@Spankmealotus:

If 'butt rock' is glam metal, aka Motley Crue, etc, totally. Labeling anything remotely metal as 'butt rock' though is bullshit. The music here isn't even close.

Exactly right.

The band uses a sid machine to incorporate various video game sounds into their music, and has for quite a long time. Maybe from first glance listening barely to the whole song and just a few chords Patrick heard something that sounded like generic rock, but truthfully it is so far from butt rock it isn't even funny. If you look in the urban dictionary it specifically lists bands like Creed/Nickleback as butt rock to be honest. Aka strumming the same chords repeatedly with generic sounding voices that are carbon copies.

Machinae Supremacy is nothing at all like any of the definitions described thus far. Listen to even their songs on the soundtrack for this game in whole, and you'll see it is the furthest thing from butt rock.

Posted by Sooty

Another 2D platformer!

Posted by jacobgray

What's with all the confusion about the phrase "butt rock"? It's not a derogatory thing. Or at least I've never heard it used that way.

Posted by Timnoldzim

So this is a franchise now? Great F'in Giana Sisters, of all series, is now a franchise?! That's... that's freaking amazing!

Posted by Dan_CiTi

@jacobgray said:

What's with all the confusion about the phrase "butt rock"? It's not a derogatory thing. Or at least I've never heard it used that way.

When has butt or ass been used for anything but derogatory? Except when describing a nice ass on a pretty lady.

Posted by Rodent

@ProfessorK said:

I can't be the only one who instantly though of her when I heard the name Gianna sisters

I'd play a game with her in it! Especially if she had a sister!

Posted by pwnmachine

@Rodent said:

@ProfessorK said:

I can't be the only one who instantly though of her when I heard the name Gianna sisters

I'd play a game with her in it! Especially if she had a sister!

lol, you fuckers are gross. But I guess she is the pornstar that most closely resembles Jeff, still yet, gross...

Posted by Saik0u

@YARN:

Norway, C64, Amiga 500/ 1200/ 2000, Nes, Snes. Yes

Me and my friends kept on playing the Amiga many years after other consoles came out, and it still has a special place in my heart. It is a shame that it was not as popular in the states, but here in scandinavia it was really big. (I am hoping will have a premium stream of Amiga games one day)

One of my friends was so intent on playing Giana sisters every time he came over, so i ended up puncturing the floppydisc in hope that it would not read :P

Posted by StartRunning

I would have loved that music over my snes games.

Posted by Dberg

Their names? Giana Giana and Luigi Giana, of course.

Edited by bybeach

Pretty trippy looking game. Interesting history, the similarity and divergence, complicated even by what ppl. had to play with. i liked what I saw, thought it unique. I'll never play it mind you, but i don't really play platformers of any sort. I might try Trine2...

Ryan impresses me at times, for someone himself who knows what it is to say the wrong thing. I'd say without going into specifics he turned that right around in this ql, and pointed the right direction for a certain part of the discussion. I've taken to Pat and value what he has been bringing forward for GB ...elsewhere.