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Playdate: Phantasmagoria: Puzzle of the Flesh (02/10/2016)

We conclude our time with Puzzle of the Flesh and, my friends, does this game go some places...

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

Feb. 10 2016

Cast: Vinny, Alex, Jeff B.

Posted by: Vinny

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Flesh puzzle!

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it was a very weird game

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So excited for this!

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I'm glad I got to see part of the live stream for this game

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Nope.

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Did Austin get a haircut or something? He looks different.

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Puzzle of bullshit.

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I tuned in for a minute and saw them navigating this wierd place that reminded me of Max Payne's nightmare sequences. I immediately got out of the stream because I got to watch it from the beginning...This game is nuts...

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Flesh puzzles.

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Man I would really really LOVE to see you talk to the people who made this. Oh man the stories they must have...! Can someone put the youtube links they mentioned in here want to make sure I watch the right ones. And wow that ending puzzle WTFH. Yeah as someone who plays adventure games that is over the top. I mean there is ridiculous Kings Quest ... and then there is this....WTFH.

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Its great to see Jeff back-alar

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Thanks guys, this was a great series of content. I love everything that comes out of GBeast.

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Man those ending puzzles... and those endings!

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Those lightning eyes had me cracking up! Thank you so much for finishing this weird game.

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The worst thing about this game? The cop ends up surviving.

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I'm so glad that Vinny still remembers "The Great Purse Gag" from Sleeping Dogs. :)

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What a fucking disaster this game was. Thanks for going through it!

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I never noticed Curtis put pepper on his sundae before xD

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This sure was a video game, didn't think we were gonna make it there guys.

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I like this game more than I probably should, given how busted it is.

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I watched this live, and the more time that passes the less and less this story holds up.

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New York born and bred? Isn't Bakalar from Jersey?

edit: Also, did they purposely have Jeff and Austin switch out every other episode as to make this series and game as incomprehensible to them as possible?

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Is there any reality where someone who understands storytelling and decent game mechanics writes this and it's one of the best stories ever? Because that dark reveal about a child trapped in another world while his alien grown doppelgänger lived out his life was super real!!!

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The worst thing about this game? The cop ends up surviving.

Speaking of which, it seems like she suddenly doesn't want to arrest him for crazy murder.

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This game... shouldn't have been made.

The chat archive is ready. Enjoy.

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Who the hell puts pepper on ice cream

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That poor kid. Why would the Dad bring the kid to work on the company´s Throw The Mentally Ill Into The Hell Portal Day?

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I wish this game were good. Ever since first watching someone play this game I've loved the core idea of this alien clone replacing kid Curtis, leaving him in this different realm where he mutates and grows to hate the one who took his place. It's a fantastic premise, but everything else is pretty terrible unfortunately.

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I think that pepper *might* be raw sugar. Could be wrong though.

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GBE Playdates need more Bakalar. He is the bomb.

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Need more Jeff at all times.

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Trevor was the sole likable character in this game and I feel really bad for Mike because he only got to date Trevor like once.

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man that "right now I just need..." line the girlfriend delivers. outta nowhere.

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I've seen this played before and I still somehow forgot how batshit insane this thing was, I love that the bad ending is the good ending just incredible.

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These easter eggs...

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That last puzzle might've been the best *and* the worst thing I've ever seen on Giantbomb.

Also that credits song had nothing on the first game's one.

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That last puzzle was fine. It's not like you had to fish for a key in the subway using a deflating rubber ducky or had to cross-reference lines from actual Shakespeare plays. #JustAdventuregameThings

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@grulet: I feel like I've said this too many times here but, this made me laugh harder than anything I've seen here in a long time. Incredible video. Alex's disdain and Vinny's colorblindness and Jeff's overall apathy...it is all so fucking perfect.

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It's crazy to think that while I was playing the SNES, there were games like this being made on PC. What a weird era of gaming I completely missed out on.

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This game is garbage, but the guys make it amazing.

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Holy balls Alex is impatient

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@allodude said:
@ollieg_94 said:

The worst thing about this game? The cop ends up surviving.

Speaking of which, it seems like she suddenly doesn't want to arrest him for crazy murder.

I mean if the "stay with Therese" ending is to be believed, the murders that Curtis was there for were pinned on Paul Walker.

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My god, it's over. It's over.... it's over...

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IM THE PUZZLE IM THE PUZZLE

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I think the costume design of the bad guy was actually pretty cool.