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Playdate: Contradiction Part 02

This is it! We join Jenks in solving one of the greatest FMV mysteries ever recorded!

The crew of Giant Bomb invites you to join us for some fun times with video games.

Jul. 31 2015

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Austin

Posted by: Vinny

308 Comments

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this game, as well as this feature, was so damned good.

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How I needed this

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I don't understand why Simon ran away.

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Just what was needed. Cheers guys!

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I was literally refreshing the page over and over again until this archive was up

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I've been waiting for this moment. I can't wait to watch it.

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Hell yes. Thanks guys. I'll be picking this up soon.

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SO STOKED!!!!

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They said we'd never see another Endurance Run...

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I eagerly await the recorded chat version.

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Wow you guys got this uploaded fast, thank you :D

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On the mount Rushmore of giant bomb content would be Jenks giving the devil horns in place of Abe Lincoln.

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This is it? :(

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@iwatchjeffwhilehesleeps: Magnus Sinding (Simon's actor) mentioned it was meant to be part of a longer bit they didn't have the budget to follow up on.

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I feel a little bad for just watching this and not playing it myself. There's some really great and clever stuff in this game.

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Okay, th hanks.

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Thanks! Probably be back later!

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Poppy pods.

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Excellent! I bought and finished the game last week.

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Enjoyed watching this so much I bought the game. Thanks for sharing this with us BEAST!

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Now the long wait for the sequel. Hope we get more great videos like this from these guys. Just bought cradle too.

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When they say demon summoning they're really just talking about Jack Frost and friends.

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Daddy needs his Jenks!

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Jenks is awesome.

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Contradiction 2: Simon On The Run

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Is anyone else disappointed that they relied on the tired old "Woman Scorned" trope? There were so many excellent avenues they could have taken to wrap the story up. It just seemed like such a flaccid ending, a let-down after such a fantastic game.

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@dirtybirdy: I am, but I get the feeling that was due to lack of funding more than anything else.

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I'm ready for this.

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@beachthunder: If you buy the game, it's all the same to developer whether you play it or not.

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I'd love to get to know more about Jenks's background story and motivations, what he thinks of himself and others. There is definite potential in his character, and while we didn't fully see it fleshed out here, I hope the sequel will delve more into him and perhaps expand the "universe" to affect more than just a small, sleepy English village.

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I knew it!

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Man I loved this, ended up buying the game to support the Devs, really hope there is a sequel

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@austin_walker I'd say that's accurate enough lighting for 10 PM in the uk in the middle of summer (I know this isn't important at all, just wanted to say)

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Mark my words, Jenks will be the next Doctor.

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@dirtybirdy: I was disappointed too. So much of this game is cool and weird, and it's the maybe the most boring way they could've wrapped it up. It didn't involve Satanism at all! It did seem like it was limited by their budget/time-frame but the game sets itself up for so much cooler possibilities. The ending felt super rushed

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@dirtybirdy: I expected Rebecca to have something to do with it, but in the 'secret criminal mastermind' sense instead of just a wife reacting badly to an affair.

It seems so standard in comparison to the rest of the game's quirkiness. So, yeah, I am feeling a little dissatisfied by the conclusion.

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@dirtybirdy: I was disappointed too. So much of this game is cool and weird, and it's the maybe the most boring way they could've wrapped it up. It didn't involve Satanism at all! It did seem like it was limited by their budget/time-frame but the game sets itself up for so much cooler possibilities. The ending felt super rushed

They ended it showing they want to do another game and I fully expect that one to focus on Atlus.

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This was so corny and funny and engrossing. I love this shit - reminds me of the good ole days with Phantasmagoria.

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Lonely Lisa, Last On The Lane

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That was actually a really awesome way to reveal the murderer. I love that it was something so mundane. There's totally hints of greater conspiracy, but it grounds itself really nicely at the end there. "Oh yeah, there might be ghosts and demons and shit, but really it's was just a jealous wife acting rashly." Really makes all these absurd characters feel human in the end.

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One of these days Alex will stop reading out loud. And that will make me happy.
I like how more passive aggressive jenks gets during the game

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Bravo!

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I love this game. I want there to be a second one so bad!

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All the frames of these videos are gold. All of them.

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@d_w: Seconded, plus it means Paul & Ryan are around for more......

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See you again some day, Jenks.

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All of this was great. You can see where a lot of the limitations in production were but this was excellent. Would love to see a follow up.