Just as you're thinking how slow YHJ Adventure IV
is starting out you get hacked to death. And again. And again. This is a fairly blood thirsty point'n'click
I'm not even going to dignify the return of the UK reality television series The Farm
with a link as it's total and utter rubbish, but that doesn't stop me liking the trailer
It's gaming déjŕ vu with escape the flooded room
. I even had to double check I hadn't posted it before after reading the title. Escape the room? When did I ever
have to do that in a point'n'click
game before? Anyway, deep cynicism aside I do love these things, but really can we have a new script? I quote:
"Hmmm...where am I?"
"I have big headache"
"Hmmm...this is not my bed..."
"I can't remember anything...."
"Ehh...I'm going to open my eyes..."
Arrrrrrrgggggh. Anyway, the big difference in this one is that it's all against the clock as you try to avoid electrocution and drowning. Good luck, even if I think most of you won't find it a challenge by now [thanks ron].
Ps. Sorry if you've mailed in anything over the last week or so and I haven't replied or done anything with it, my mail server has been playing up and I appear to have lost about a week's worth of e-mail. Re-send if you had anything good for me (but you can keep your cheap viagra).
Before I go any further I need to say right up front that I'm putting this into the very difficult
category of point'n'click
games. If you're looking for an easy game look away now. Ángeles y Demonios
(Angels And Demons) seems to have some very cool features - on-line chat with other players, including video and audio if the pop-up I got was anything to go by, a direct link to google which always suggests a wider scope of puzzle that I enjoy, not to mention nice graphics and music, but
it's all in Spanish which makes it very hard to break into. To be honest with you apart from examining all the items I didn't get any further than the screenshot above. Let me know if you fare any better [thanks Mike L
I really enjoyed everyone's submissions for last week's musical Friday - Sigur Rós
especially was a revelation [thanks gene
], I'm still listening to my downloaded tracks. Anyway a slight difference this week - I want to hear the last three tracks you listened to, whatever they may be, preferably from a random shuffle of what's on your PC/Mac/iPod or whatever, but if you want to be prehistoric, the last three CDs you listened to would do at a push. As always lazylaces loyalty card points if you leave a link to some audio along with your tracks in the comments
So what popped out first when I randomized everything accessible to winamp on my Laptop?
1. Song 2 - Blur. If you really need to go nuts, you really need this song. Perfect if you've had a really bad week.
2. Goreki - Lamb. Lamb are amongst my favourite UK bands, but they are stunningly overlooked considering the amount of material they've released and how prolifically they are used on television, film and advert soundtracks. Goreki isn't really one of my favourites, but there's no such thing as a bad Lamb track.
3. Hotel California - The Eagles. I'm not sure how ths even got on my laptop...ok I admit it, it's a classic and I love it. Damn you random play.
Now, over to you...
I'm rather liking the chilled soundtrack of Vastare
, a more traditional point'n'click
game than I've been posting of late. And by traditional I mean it's in English for a change. Sorry but that's the language that I speak so it makes life easier. Oh Dear. Check out the Brit. I'm apologising for speaking my own language now. I think I better have a nice cup of tea and sit down
I haven't seen the new Hitchhikers' film yet, but I'm enjoying the side effects. Firstly the BBC start repeating the television series and then I discover that it's spawned Hitchhikers' flash animations
. This has to be a good thing. I know it's not Friday yet, but you have to sing-a-long
and say "so long and thanks for all the fish" [via op-pop
If you didn't play it from the link in the comments for Labyrinth
the other day, try a visit to the weird point'n'click
world of the TCB Museum
today (aka the 'Things Came Up To My Brain Museum'). It's nice and simple - I've completed it with no help at all - but is a pleasure to explore [thanks allegra
The Telescope Game
involves solving, gradually increasing in difficulty, logic puzzles using vacuum cleaner parts. Fortunately it's more fun than it sounds and is even slightly addictive. If it's not challenging enough for you, try this out: Theresa who sent this in [thanks!
] is stuck on Grandmaster Level 5 and was wondering if anyone would post a walkthru? Since I'm not even sure how a walkthru for this could be written, although it has to involve co-ordinates and the words 'push' and 'suck', this is something I have to see. Go for it!
If you're the kind of person who would attend you've probably already heard about the The Time Traveller Convention
occuring at the East Campus Courtyard, MIT on the 7th of May. Then again if you're the kind of person who would attend, there's a good chance you've already attended, or indeed attended many a time before if you're the kind of person who laughs in the face of time paradoxes. Also if you're the kind of person who would attend but you're reading this in 12 years time why not pop back and attend anyway. And tomorrow. Yes, this will possibly be (or is that possibly was? or is?) the most crowded event ever, although everybody will be ignoring everybody else for fear of meeting themselves, or becoming their own great grandfather or something. Will I be attending? Well no. Not now, not on Saturday, and not a week last Tuesday. I'll be/was/am too busy spelling 'traveller' with two Ls rather than one. My head hurts [via op-pop
The final episode
of the Chauchemars point'n'click
adventures. I've split them out into different posts so that we can have seperate comments
threads - I might be crazy but I thought that might make things easier all round.