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Quick Look: The Sims Medieval

Ryan and his subjects get downright antediluvian on fools in this peculiar franchise divergence.

Sit back and enjoy as the Giant Bomb team takes an unedited look at the latest video games.

Mar. 29 2011

Cast: Jeff, Ryan, Vinny

Posted by: Drew

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The Sims Medieval

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What, why are the sims going back in time?

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Get Sum

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Sims with swords!

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Edited By valiantgrizzly

Awesome, I'm sitting at home sick and I was just thinking "man I'm bored, I hope another quick look goes up soon".
 
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...sorry

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Looks pretty good

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This game is fun as shit. It's like a mini-rpg mashed up with The Guild.

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can't fap to....also fullscreen isn't working. 

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Yay, more Quick Looks! Hope things continue to pick up now that there isn't some crazy train of events. :)

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about to get  medieval up in here

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The medieval period is in fact post-diluvian. 

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So many videos, awesome.

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HD progressive version is fucked!

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I just got a lesson on lessons.

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Without having watched it, I'd say this QL has the potential to be a hot banger.

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I hope this is as funny as the sims 3 quick look.
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This game is actually quite good.  Bought it on a whim and I've been digging it since.

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Strap it on!
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I picked this up and it's pretty fun. A few weird design choices that nag on me, but it's a really interesting way to use a basic Sims formula and make some kind of weird RPG hybrid.

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This looks pretty okay. I'll probably pick it up.

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@trvsc3 said:
" The medieval period is in fact post-diluvian.  "
in popular culture, the term is used to denote any murky or ancient time period.
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History is all wrong, kings had to do all the manual labor in their kingdoms.

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Hail Fetus!

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Pretty good music.

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Wow. That 50 minutes disappeared quick.

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YO! MAXIS! SHOW IT, DON'T SAY IT.

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SLEEEEEP!  
 
Having never played a Sims game in my life, this looks confusing and weird. Are all Sims games like this? Drowned in their own menial, yet text heavy concepts?
 
@TurboMan said:
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No matter where this appears, it never fails to look like the most obnoxious spam. Well done.
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That was painful to watch. 
 
I really had high hopes for this game, but it sadly didn't live up to it. The way they showed it in some videos made it look like it was going to have a lot more depth to it then what is actually in it. I only played it for about an hour or two before I was already getting the same choices over and over again.

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Man, this game seemed kind of pointless to me. Who asked for The Sims... BUT IN MEDIEVAL AGES?

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 antediluvian means "before the flood" and refers to the period in history before the biblical flood that Noah built an arch for. I guess playin' vidya games doesn't necessarily give you a good vocabulary, but it does buy you a house in Tahoe, so you go cry all the way to the bank, Drewbert.

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@Old_Corncob: Look at the big brain on Brett!
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Edited By fox01313

Rather curious about the game though it seems if most items like exploring has only 2 results that after a while it might get a little stale at least until they start expansioning the hell out of this franchise. Would be nice though if there's a mod that lets me put in a new voiceover track with Vinny, Dave or Ryan to add a little more colour to the game.  
 
Now going to go watch the throwback QL on Stronghold for more medieval humour.

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Hey nonny nonny.

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@Old_Corncob said:

"  antediluvian means "before the flood" and refers to the period in history before the biblical flood that Noah built an arch for. I guess playin' vidya games doesn't necessarily give you a good vocabulary, but it does buy you a house in Tahoe, so you go cry all the way to the bank, Drewbert. "

You do know that antediluvian has more than one definition, right?
 
Antediluvian: very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas.
-dictionary.com
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Actually looks pretty fun. More goal oriented.

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"how'd you become king? I DUNNO BUT A WHALE ATE MA PARENTS!"

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I think I am going to buy this and play it along side my daughter. I think she will love this one.

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Why would a king collect his own wood? This game feels strangely claustrophobic. 

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@SmotPoker said:

" @Old_Corncob said:

"  antediluvian means "before the flood" and refers to the period in history before the biblical flood that Noah built an arch for. I guess playin' vidya games doesn't necessarily give you a good vocabulary, but it does buy you a house in Tahoe, so you go cry all the way to the bank, Drewbert. "

You do know that antediluvian has more than one definition, right?  Antediluvian: very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas. -dictionary.com "
Technically, that isn't a definition of the original word, it's just a generalization of the term to be applied to a broad range of subjects. He was right about it's true definition. There are many words that are used this way. It means something specific, but is used as a generalization of traits of the true definition. 
 

ante-

  1. Prior to in time.
  2.   In front of in space.   
diluvian- 
  1.      Of, relating to, or produced by a flood
 
Just because a word is USED in a particular way, that does not mean it is a strict definition.
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So who's going to name their kingdom "Sofa"?

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so much purple prose in the descriptions
 
jesus christ

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@MordeaniisChaos said:
" @SmotPoker said:

" @Old_Corncob said:

"  antediluvian means "before the flood" and refers to the period in history before the biblical flood that Noah built an arch for. I guess playin' vidya games doesn't necessarily give you a good vocabulary, but it does buy you a house in Tahoe, so you go cry all the way to the bank, Drewbert. "

You do know that antediluvian has more than one definition, right?  Antediluvian: very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas. -dictionary.com "
Technically, that isn't a definition of the original word, it's just a generalization of the term to be applied to a broad range of subjects. He was right about it's true definition. There are many words that are used this way. It means something specific, but is used as a generalization of traits of the true definition. 
 

ante-

  1. Prior to in time.
  2.   In front of in space.   
diluvian- 
  1.      Of, relating to, or produced by a flood
 
Just because a word is USED in a particular way, that does not mean it is a strict definition.
"
The English language is a peculiar thing, it evolves over time. Words are added to the dictionary, and definitions are changed over time. Other words become irrelevant and are all but forgotten.
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There is definitely something lazy Saturday about this game. 

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Prelapsarian.

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Whiskeymedia staff should voice the Sims!

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Good lord, this game is boring as shit. 
You pretty much do the same thing for each "quest". Hey, go to this location and click on the sign, go here and click that, blah blah blah, rinse and repeat. Fuck me, as a full retail game, this is terrible.

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Been waiting for this one. I quite like this game. The character models and hair look WAY better than Sims 3.