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Posted By mr_creeper
@hassun said:

Merge with Ed Boon!

This really opened my eye to what makes him tick.

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Posted By ShaggE

I had to take a massive hamster ball into the darkness this morning.

IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. ...Because, uhh, I don't.

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Posted By Homelessbird

"rhombus is a shape"

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Posted By Murdoc_

Looks neat, but that voice acting is... ooof.

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Posted By Phoenix87

I need a Drew endurance run for Riven soooo bad.

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Edited By TrafalgarLaw

How can they not know the thalamus is a very important part of the brain?
How can they not recognize the body (soma) of a neuron in the "hamsterball"?
How they not recognize that the bramble are axons and dendrites (dendros = tree)?
How can they not recognize the tree-lady (daphne)?

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

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Posted By Aegon

Is this the Kingdom Hearts for a Western audience?

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Posted By raiz265

Sometimes watching Quick Looks makes me mad when they just don't get what they are supposed to do in the game. ._.

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Posted By Murdoc_

Are the people talking in the background part of the game or is that from their office? It's weird, first time I really noticed in anything.

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Posted By GermanBomber

Yes!!! Drew and Dan are at it again!

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Edited By TheEvilCory

When they were walking on the synapses and Drew asked "So Dan, you ever take any uh. . ." I thought he was going to ask about drugs, not college courses haha.

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Posted By MooseyMcMan

I have never seen Twister.

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Edited By Seroth

"Rhombus is a shape."

I'm already in stitches.

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Posted By SocksMahoney

is it a rule that giant bomb can only hire people who are completely defunct at puzzle games

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Posted By CrashTanuki

Team Double D is on the case again!

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Edited By WilyBoy

Dan and Drew are proving to be the new QL power team. Also this game looks really cool.

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Posted By Shevar

This game is like walking through some Progressive Rock artwork.

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Posted By Nux

Dan and Drew are quickly becoming my favorite Quick Look team.

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Edited By AssInAss

Haha they could've gone a bit further but I know GB staff and puzzle games are not the best. Dan always surprising, him being into psychology like me. I'm much farther, and there is more weather and day/night shifting stuff. More open areas. The views are just so breathtaking and the puzzles get trickier.

Here is where I'm at.

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Posted By kreeztoff

I'm assuming the hamster ball needs to be left in the grass so the glowy thing stays at the end of the platform for you to pick it up.

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Edited By GermanBomber

I was actually super impressed by how good this game looks (fantastic intro), but the utterly boring cave part and the overall depressiveness killed all my early excitement for this game. It looks really cool and inspiring, kudos to the developer, but carrying a glowing hamsterball from point A to point B (in order to progress) isn't really that interesting to me.

The part with the mirrors was okay, but I feel like this game would be even better without the puzzles. Some games don't need gameplay just for the sake of it. I think this is one of those games.

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Posted By Y2Ken

I am all for this new trend of "Drew and Dan play some weird game they found".

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Posted By javk

Gorgeous.

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Posted By Shtinky

I'm getting really bored of PC indie game Quick Looks.

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Edited By MoonwalkSA

It's always fantastic to see work by animators and designers who understand that the visual work they do does not need to be constrained by the limitations or expectations of a normal, physical world.

I just wish the narration weren't holding it down; it seems like the game's mind trip would be much more powerful and engaging if it weren't so grounded by a fictional person's straightforward thoughts about his own life and history. Grounding and somebody else's very rational thoughts are just about the last things I want from surrealist exploration.

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Posted By JordanaRama
@shtinky said:

I'm getting really bored of PC indie game Quick Looks.

Sure, because we are smack right in the middle of a furious release season with a ton to play....

Please. What could possibly be wrong with getting a look at some of the creative and crazy things that are coming out that wouldn't normally get the time of day? If you're tired of it don't watch it? Seems pretty simple.

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Posted By Existence

The art in this is amazing, but I don't like the puzzle design or the narration.

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Posted By beatnik11

This game looks like its a mix of the sort of atmospheric walking simulation of Dear Esther with the abstract puzzles of MYST

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Posted By endaround

Hey I hear Drew's never been to Spain, but has he been to Oklahoma?

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Posted By buzz_clik
@anbilow said:

In which Giant Bomb discusses the Allegory of the Cave, from Plato's Republic.

Between this and the discussion of Keats in the Eidolon Quick Look, I feel like Giant Bomb's really been educational software all along. GIANT BOMB IS THE MATH BLASTER OF WEBSITES

See, this person gets me. Fuck, I feel like playing some Retrograde now.

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Posted By dazzhardy

Drew dropping that Dude, Where's My Car knowledge :D

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Posted By heatDrive88

@shevar said:

This game is like walking through some Progressive Rock artwork.

Rush Album Covers: The Video Game

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Posted By teekomeeko

Drew and Dan yet again make a great video. They're an awesome pair for anything weird or terrible.

The game looks very cool, but the self-indulgent nonsense being spewed out as "story" or "character development" is awful. There are infinitely better ways to tell a story than have a voice actor read vaguely philosophical tripe a paragraph (or ten) at a time.

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Posted By Legend

Just leave the ball in the grass and go pick up the other one that appears on the bridge. Took me like a second to figure it out. The game is awesome. I recommend it if you're a puzzle game fan. You need to be patient though because you spend a lot of time walking around in order to figure out the puzzles.

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Posted By tophernav

Tongue taco, eh?

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Posted By GearSol

@assinass: The trailer you posted on the Eidolon QL got me interested in this, and now this QL (well, with the exception of that last bit...) has me really interested. I liked the part where they had to look at the reflections to see where they could actually walk.

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Posted By xenolon

Quick Look: Movie References!

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Posted By Do_The_Manta_Ray

As incredibly pretty this game is, I can't shake the feeling that it's just Dear Esther with considerably worse writing. And when I talk about Dear Esther, I only talk about the writing.

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Posted By Mysterysheep

Those visuals are pretty damn incredible. It's a shame that the narration is so overbearing and poorly voiced. The reflection stuff for the earlier puzzles seemed neat but I'm afraid the game might end up boiling down to being very straight forward in its puzzle design. Hard to keep that level of originality of the first puzzle through variation later on. Still, props to the single guy who is responsible for this.

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Edited By unfresh

All the references to Twister and the reference to Fight Club make me love this QL even more.

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Posted By Red12b

How can they not know the thalamus is a very important part of the brain?

How can they not recognize the body (soma) of a neuron in the "hamsterball"?

How they not recognize that the bramble are axons and dendrites (dendros = tree)?

How can they not recognize the tree-lady (daphne)?

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

well why not enlighten us with the explanation?

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Edited By darkest4

"Rhombus... is a shape, that's not part of your brain" Never change Dan <3 Super funny in this.

Drew and Dan working hard and doing a great job. Enjoying this combo playing weird games.

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Posted By Hardywells

I really like Dan / Drew quick looks. Also I was in one of those giant hamster balls in water at a fair last weekend.... continuously ate it. I have no clue how people can control them.

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Posted By Eristocrat

Dan Ryckert's understanding of Plato isn't all the way there but it's better than I expected.

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Posted By Vitz

Why isn't Jason ever in the quick looks for real? :[

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Posted By SleepyDoughnut

@vitz said:

Why isn't Jason ever in the quick looks for real? :[

Maybe he doesn't want to be?

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Posted By Vitz

@sleepydoughnut said:

@vitz said:

Why isn't Jason ever in the quick looks for real? :[

Maybe he doesn't want to be?

Yeah, maybe.

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Posted By selbie

"If you put the hamster ball in the true detective it made the dome go away." - Dan Ryckert

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Posted By Sinusoidal

Zoltan is the chameleon guy from GI Joe...

As I was typing this, Dan got it.

No wait... Is he "Zoltar"?

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Posted By eccentrix

Wait, bouncy castles? I thought Americans called them bounce houses.