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Posted By ikaruga

lol I lost it when the lady do the random ass dance at the end

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Posted By Tsuchikage

Wow, this may be the most insane game I've ever seen!

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Posted By Jazz_Lafayette

I didn't expect much going into this quick look. Sweet fucking hell, was I wrong. This may be the most hilarious out-of-nowhere quick look experience since Multimedia Celebrity Poker.

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Posted By mrmanga

this is amazing

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Posted By princess_zelda

I think this might be a retelling of Mulholland Drive.

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Posted By Tebbit

That scream when you lose is very Kurushi. skip to 1:02

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Posted By me3639

Is this a Wii-U exclusive?

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Posted By mcbrid55

@BeachThunder: probably the MOST appropriate use of the spoiler tag ever.

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Posted By MeAuntieNora

I'm wondering if this is somehow commentary on cults in Japan. Sorry, "new relligious movements." Ugh... Anyway Japan has a ridiculous number of cults, and its citizens are more interested to learn and eager to join than most any other country researched. With estimates that the tiny nation has over 20,000 active cult movements, it's safe to say Japanese citizens have more experience with these movements than most people. In fact, they are a common sight anywhere in the country.

Many cults have homogenized uniforms or costumes, some wearing single-color jumpsuits or track suits, etc. Their standard exposure tactics include protesting topical subject matter in very crowded public places, where they can interact with and inform non-converts. This can and does frequently cause a commotion in the tightly packed urban centers of Japan, where space is already at a premium without large-scale gatherings.

Loading screen messages about "delusions," and the characters' obsession with spirals... seeing them everywhere, drawing them, spiral hand gestures... It's all a bit suggestive of conspiracy theories in general. I thought I might just be nuts myself but when I saw the level title talking about UFOs I felt fairly good about my assessment. Are chemtrails in this game?

I'm not saying it's Raelians... but it's Raelians.

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Posted By VikG

This was hilarious to watch!

Thanks for taking a look at this weird game

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Posted By Korolev

Now is the time for delusions

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Posted By Ares42

"but I would love if there was a law to disclose design documents for all videogames"

That pretty much sums up Patrick, doesn't it ?

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Posted By BeautifulSpaceCowboy

That is something else right there.

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Posted By joelalfaro

Oh my GOD!

Fantastic! Make it for Dreamcast 2.

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Posted By bacongames

I love how frumpy and average the two main characters dress and look, I love that they got what looks like a random white girl to star in this game, I love that the FMV is so bad/great, and I love that this is all probably deliberate. And yet, that mystique is precisely what makes this work. Good on you Mitchell, nailed it. In an irony steeped world, they've managed to really make something I and many others here can appreciate on that level.

DELUSION NOW.

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Posted By hostyl1

When Ryan said "WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE?!?", I completely lost my shit and laughed so hard and loud, I thought my wife was going to smack me.

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Posted By McGhee

@pakattak said:

Ok, I'm starting to get a little weirded out by some of these comments. Yeah, the game is weird. Yeah, the game is Japanese. Yeah, it's surrealist Japanese humor. But all the "oh Japan" and "JAPAN IS BACK YOU GUYS" is starting to rub me the wrong way. I don't want to pull out the "r" word because that's just too damn dramatic, but c'mon guys. I'll bet you no one looks at Andy Kaufman or Tim and Eric and goes "OH THOSE AMERICANS ARE SO FUCKING WEIRD AMIRITE ROFL"

All of this Japanese weirdness is rubbing me the right way.

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Posted By meaninoflife42

Never change Japan, never change.

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Posted By ValiantGoat

we need more games that are this Japanese

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Posted By ominousbedroom

This was kinda depressing. I think I need a therapist.

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Posted By ike7779

I love how "angry schoolteacher" the girl in pink's saving/loading animation is and how genuinely happy her Yay animation is.

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Posted By JeffGoldblum

@Ares42 said:

"but I would love if there was a law to disclose design documents for all videogames"

That pretty much sums up Patrick, doesn't it ?

Uh... what?

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Posted By Gordy

@Ares42 said:

"but I would love if there was a law to disclose design documents for all videogames"

That pretty much sums up Patrick, doesn't it ?

You are a sad, sad boy who is completely devoid of humor.

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Posted By defe

I approve of all this. And I love how gosh darn cheerful Patrick and Ryan were for this whole thing. This was a lot of fun.

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Posted By TruthTellah

"Delusion Now" is how every Giant Bomb feature should start.

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Posted By GaZZuM

Guys, we've found out Game Of The Year 2013 inspiration

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Posted By Ares42

@JeffGoldblum said:

@Ares42 said:

"but I would love if there was a law to disclose design documents for all videogames"

That pretty much sums up Patrick, doesn't it ?

Uh... what?

He just seems more interested in how the games were made rather than the games themselves.

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Posted By dr_mantas

For a second I thought this could be a great game for Vinny and Jeff to Quick Look.

Then I remembered neither of them could play it.

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Edited By dr_mantas

Ok, so the spiral thing reminded me of this really scary Japanese horror manga about spirals driving people crazy.

I only read a part of it, but it was unbelievable that a manga could have tension and be unnerving.

Edit: you can read it online here for free, but I'm not sure if I should recommend. Some crazy stuff.

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Posted By PenguinDust

That little dance the Japanese girl did at the end made me burst out laughing. This thing is psychotic. I love it.

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Posted By OneKillWonder_

This game is so fucking stupid that it makes me angry. I feel like I end up saying that about a lot of weird Japanese stuff, though.

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Posted By peritus

I want that Yay! for my phone.

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Posted By LikeaSsur

@pakattak said:

Ok, I'm starting to get a little weirded out by some of these comments. Yeah, the game is weird. Yeah, the game is Japanese. Yeah, it's surrealist Japanese humor. But all the "oh Japan" and "JAPAN IS BACK YOU GUYS" is starting to rub me the wrong way. I don't want to pull out the "r" word because that's just too damn dramatic, but c'mon guys. I'll bet you no one looks at Andy Kaufman or Tim and Eric and goes "OH THOSE AMERICANS ARE SO FUCKING WEIRD AMIRITE ROFL"

No, we just get made fun of for being overweight, diabetic, and have a constant love affair with guns. Every country has its stereotypes.

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Posted By Creamypies

Thanks for being Japan, Japan.

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Posted By karmaghost

"MITCHELL! Excuse me, MITCHELL!"

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Posted By Hazelnuttz

WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON???

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Posted By cannonballBAM

thanks for the heads up, I totally bought this after watching the quick look.

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Posted By Mars_Cleric

now I have to go watch the Mitchell episode of MST3K

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Posted By brentgett

Ryan's Japanese pronunciation sucks. He should study more, haha. くそ外人!

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Posted By Killerfridge

@dr_mantas said:

Ok, so the spiral thing reminded me of this really scary Japanese horror manga about spirals driving people crazy.

I only read a part of it, but it was unbelievable that a manga could have tension and be unnerving.

Edit: you can read it online here for free, but I'm not sure if I should recommend. Some crazy stuff.

I read the first two chapters and you're not wrong. That's some pretty messed up stuff

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Posted By Fierrze

They are right, if this would have been made anywhere else than Japan, this would be pretty creepy.

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Posted By HerbieBug

...WHY? I want to know the design process here. What was the initial proposal? Match three game. Right. But then someone, somewhere said, "how about we make it so you are throwing people at other people in a lineup?"

I don't understand. :'D

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Posted By Mandaray

Is it bad that I sort of understand the narrative behind this? O_O

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Posted By Lind_L_Taylor

God awful.

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Posted By CharAznable

God damn, I can't believe I listened to 30 fucking minutes of HAH! HAH! HAH! HAH! YAY! HAH! HAH! YAY! YAY! YAY!

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Posted By ThatPrimeGuy
@peritus said:

I want that Yay! for my phone.

This. Right now. I want my texts to come in as YAY!
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Posted By coaxmetal

why was that lady drawing the debian logo in crayon

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Posted By CallMeTetris

Endurance Run? Please?

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Posted By Superkenon

Ryan's Japanese pronunciation sucks. He should study more, haha. くそ外人!

誰もが感心されていない。

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Edited By Godlyawesomeguy

This game is fascinating.