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Unfinished: Mythbusters: The First Experiment

Jess joins Jan as he dives back into a world of gelatin, duct tape, and explosives.

Sometimes we look at a game before it's done. When that's the case? Well... it must be Unfinished.

Jun. 16 2022

Cast: Jan, Jess

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

MythBusters: The Game

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Bustin makes me feel good!

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What a weird game...

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Why the flying hell isn't this just the incredible machine, have your levels be different phases of testing a thing with a little buster character (representing you) that you have to also keep alive, so if you're testing some explosive myth you have to build a mechanism to trigger it that keeps your you out of the blast.

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I mean.... it doesn't look great but I'm a slut for games like House Flipper and this is kinda scratching a similar itch... I understand why Jan is horrified by it, but it's sorta workin for me

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Piece of shit - CONFIRMED

Edit: Also - you can get an entire season of Mythbusters for about $15 bucks on Prime. I guarantee you will get more enjoyment for less money doing that instead.

Edit 1: Also also - I would totally listen to a podcast that's just Jan talking about crazy Mythbusters war stories.

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bustin bustin bustin bustin

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I haff tvelve metchsteek

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This is definitely not what I expected a Mythbusters game to look like. I assumed it would be something like Besiege where you get to mess around with physics.

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Edited By Hornet

@janman

If the museum you're referring to is the Explosive Exhibition, I think the tour ended and all the items were auctioned off. I remember Adam talking about it in a series of Tested videos about a year ago.

So I think your blueprint is safe.

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It’s chipboard, not particle board.

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Man, what a bummer of a game. I could see some of the assembly stuff being interesting in a sort of House Flipper way, but everything around it just seems so...soulless. And the blueprinting minigames looked godawful. The one positive part of this is that it makes me want to go watch MythBusters again.

Also, Jan, if you're reading this, I would love to hear more about your time on the show. MB was one of my favorite shows when it was airing, and I loved the behind-the-scenes episodes they did from time to time.

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The boards are OSB (oriented strand board), they're really versatile boards, they even make joists out of them.

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Not a Demo Derby? Maybe a Demo Sprint? A Demo lap?

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Thanks y'all!

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it’s borrowing game mechanics from Car Mechanic Simulator and YouTuber’s Life, lol.

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Edited By Onemanarmyy

I wanted to be really meanspirited and attack this game, but then i noticed that it was just their first experiment so i'll let it go.

Let's hope once they're out of the experimental phase they will move on to making an actual fun mythbusters game :)

I also feel like there are way better royalty free songs than the one song they landed on.

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@onemanarmyy: It certainly isn't the dev's first game, if that's what you're hinting at.

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@broshmosh:

Nah i was hinting at the subtitle for this demo being 'The First Experiment'.

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Would have closed the video, game seems uninspired and boring, but like to hear Jan's stories.

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Jan's discomfort of this game you can feel. Thank you for the stories Jan.

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Having a former mythbuster run this makes this video transcend the game - amazing

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Given how soulless and wrong so much of this is, it's actually kind of amazing how much of the warehouse set is apparently fairly accurate. Obviously there are differences but the fact that Jan was still able to give a tour and be like "this is where I would xyz" is kind a impressive - and all the more bizarre. The in-game environment was clearly built on actual real life reference material to get this level of facsimile (I highly doubt there's any cobbled-together fan diagrams of the set that would be good enough) and they've clearly got the copyright.... just no likeness rights. WEIRD!

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I get that Jan was able to pick apart the environments and dimensions/accuracy in the game but it came with a level of pedantry and nitpicky (from him and Jess tbf) I don't think I expected...?

I love how fussy Jess was about the wood as if that was all very obvious.

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How did they fuck this up so badly? What a joke. This makes the Bear Grylls Man vs Wild video game look like a masterpiece.

It was really entertaining listening to Jan's stories from the show. Would absolutely like to hear more on a future podcast sometime.

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As bad as this game is I thought the video was a ton of fun. I've really missed the occasional Quick Look/Unfinished of BAD games where you all have fun or shoot the shit about whatever topic somebody has on their mind that day.

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Well the blueprint games suck but at least they had an H button

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We need to get Jason on more features with these two so we can get the Full Giant Bomb J.O.-Crew experience.

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Jan is the most overqualified man in games to declare this "busted."