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*Drives over obvious entryways along Skyway*

"Where are these guys? Above us?"

This series is still a lot of fun. Looking forward to Noveria's misadventures in two weeks' time.

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Graciously, Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures made almost all these guys part of the canon, along with Pac-Man's bipolar condition.

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@jeff: I mean, a generous supply of skulls went a long way in the 16-bit era. Where would Mortal Kombat be without them? (All right, fine, Mortal Kombat had more going on than a big pile of skulls. But they helped!)

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Bon chance with this feature, my friend. Kingdom Hearts is a hell of a thing to unpack, but I think if anyone can do it it's the creator of Enduring Final Fantasy VII (and I hesitate to think how well ZombiePie would receive this series).

I've been tempted recently to grab the second PS4 Remix compilation and catch up on all the apparently-canon spin-offs in preparation for KH3, but then I realized I have a dozen other JRPGs I'd rather be playing. Maybe I can vicariously experience 358/2 Days, Birth By Sleep and Dream Drop Distance through your accounts instead.

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@millionthlayla: Yeah, I'm definitely planning to just keep it installed (it's a tiny file size) and waiting for those bonus levels to show up someday. Nice for a game to give me something to look forward to even after I've completed it.

@luchalma: That's pretty cute, and it reminds me of Jeff Bakalar's story about playing Chuchel with his son. I think that level of all-ages accessibility is another smart design choice HF shares with Amanita's games.

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I'd love for the GBE crew to "work" "together" cleaning up a co-op Viscera Clean-up Detail map. I just adore that game's silly little sci-fi movie references and humor, though I'll admit I'd enjoy it a lot more if it had the sort of comprehensive trackers and task variety this game does.

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@jeffrud: I mean, I believe I've bought all the mainline Humble Indie Bundles (besides 12 and 14, which were mostly games I got elsewhere) but I think I've played most of those games by now for various blog features on here, or at least the ones I have any intention of playing.

That said, I've still got a few games older than Offspring Fling on my shortlist that I've been sitting on for a really long time. Dunno when I'll ever play them though; I'm using one of those random chooser apps to pick out future IGotW games for me from a big list, and I kinda keep adding to it...

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Spoiler: I sound like an unobservant idiot in this video. Listen out for it! Or don't! Maybe don't.

But yes, this was a fun feature, hope to see more of it. Maybe on a higher difficulty too.

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Welcome to the Tales Train. Just fifteen more core entries to go after this one. You could turn it into a series like ZP and Final Fantasy! Or you could just play Xillia, Vesperia, and Berseria and get most of the highlights.

Also, every 3D Tales operates on a similar "2.5D" system, as you put it, snapping to whatever plane the targeted enemy is on to make it easier to combo/juggle them. That's what the "Linear" part of "Linear Motion Battle System" indicates. However, future games from Abyss onward at least allow you to hit a button to "free run" if you need to reposition yourself or escape in a hurry.

I am politely declining your generous GOG giveaway for Heroes of Mad Stackz™, for the record, but I will mention that this World of Xeen playthrough is going swimmingly so far. I'm reminded just how weird these M&M games could be, both structurally and in terms of its occasional bouts of "humor".

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