Unfortunately No Jan 18, 2013 @ 11:07pm
This product is not a game, but rather it is like a toy.
Little inferno is an overpriced ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ if you expect some gaming out of this product. You will get almost nothing. All you can do is buying some stuff to burn, which you will, burn. And that's all.

Some people recommand this game for its message, but nah, I wouldn't. Instead, I'd recommand you this product if you want a toy, which you can safely burn things, watch them burn, explode or sometimes, freeze or wiggle around the screen. I knew what I was buying when I put this into my cart, and already sank good 10 hours into it. For me, burning things down was all I needed and Little inferno does its job really great.

So go buy it if you need a toy. Don't, if you want a game.

P.S - Personally I love burning bricks. Fire lasts longer on those.
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A Gelatinous Cube-Z- Jan 19, 2013 @ 1:47am 
Newsflash: games are toys.
Unfortunately No Jan 19, 2013 @ 1:50am 
Originally posted by Zaxoth:
Newsflash: games are toys.

Nope.
marciopol Jan 19, 2013 @ 4:23am 
I personaly like this game, its good timekiller if you have nothing to do.
A Gelatinous Cube-Z- Jan 19, 2013 @ 4:42pm 
Originally posted by Unfortunately No:
Originally posted by Zaxoth:
Newsflash: games are toys.

Nope.
On what planet is this not so? 'cause on the one I live, the one its inhabitants named "earth," games are toys.
Unfortunately No Jan 20, 2013 @ 3:58am 
Originally posted by Zaxoth:
Originally posted by Unfortunately No:
Originally posted by Zaxoth:
Newsflash: games are toys.

Nope.
On what planet is this not so? 'cause on the one I live, the one its inhabitants named "earth," games are toys.

NOPE. I am not here to argue about the definition of 'toy' and 'game', but do you really think 'Chess' is a toy? Is 'Hide-and-seek' a toy? It's not. Those are games, not toys.

Little Inferno is a really great toy, but not a great game.
A Gelatinous Cube-Z- Jan 20, 2013 @ 6:53am 
Chess is a toy, yes. As for "hide and seek," I was under the impression that you were referring to games that have some sort of physical form. If Little Inferno was actual arson, yes, it wouldn't be a toy (although arguably still a game :D ). Any object you play with is a toy.

I had more fun playing Little Inferno than I've had playing Chess in ages, so you're really going to have to elaborate on the parameters for what makes a "great game" and why Little Inferno does not measure up.
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Yoshi Jan 20, 2013 @ 4:14pm 
It is a GAME about a TOY leading to a profound message.
Justmeta Jan 21, 2013 @ 3:33pm 
The purpose of the game is its story. Enough said.
Unfortunately No Jan 21, 2013 @ 5:04pm 
Originally posted by Zaxoth:
Chess is a toy, yes. As for "hide and seek," I was under the impression that you were referring to games that have some sort of physical form. If Little Inferno was actual arson, yes, it wouldn't be a toy (although arguably still a game :D ). Any object you play with is a toy.

I had more fun playing Little Inferno than I've had playing Chess in ages, so you're really going to have to elaborate on the parameters for what makes a "great game" and why Little Inferno does not measure up.

So you now understand that all game(Chess) is not always a toy(Chess piece and board). A game is an activity, which have to have some competitive factor in it, playing it solo or with people. What kind of competitive factors do Little Inferno has? The most closest thing it has is getting all 99 combos, but it's really weak compared to other games. So yes, Little Inferno is a toy(an object you play with), but not like a game.

You could have more fun fiddling plush toys than playing Chess. That doesn't make the plush toy a game. And as always, I think Little Inferno is a really great toy.
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Unfortunately No Jan 21, 2013 @ 5:05pm 
Originally posted by mawology:
The purpose of the game is its story. Enough said.

The message itself is really subjective to be accepted as good one, so I really wouldn't recommend someone Little Inferno for its message, especially for the price.
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PorkchopDonut Jan 21, 2013 @ 5:39pm 
Originally posted by Unfortunately No:
Little inferno is an overpriced ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ if you expect some gaming out of this product. You will get almost nothing. All you can do is buying some stuff to burn, which you will, burn. And that's all.

Some people recommand this game for its message, but nah, I wouldn't. Instead, I'd recommand you this product if you want a toy, which you can safely burn things, watch them burn, explode or sometimes, freeze or wiggle around the screen. I knew what I was buying when I put this into my cart, and already sank good 10 hours into it. For me, burning things down was all I needed and Little inferno does its job really great.

So go buy it if you need a toy. Don't, if you want a game.

P.S - Personally I love burning bricks. Fire lasts longer on those.

I disagree wholeheartedly. A toy is something you use for a little while, which has a lot of hype for a day or two, which is fun for a couple hours, and then gets thrown away, forgotten under a pile of other non-important things.

For me, "toy," is not the word I would use to describe Little Inferno at all. Little Inferno could be described more accurately as, "art," which is something that is admired and proudly displayed centuries after it is produced. This game is quite comparable to the Mona Lisa.

Sure, the main chunk of the game is silly and a bit disturbing at times, but it's incredible and well thought out. And the ending....ohh, God, the ending.... I won't say it made me cry, because it certainly didn't, but it invoked emotions in me that a, "toy," has never produced for me. I say this in all due respect, but I'm rather insulted that you metaphorically tied such a work of art to such a minuscule, worthless waste of time.

You might claim I'm on my high horse, but I literally just finished the game and this post made me furious. Call me crazy, but this game is oddly inspirational and has so much more to it than just, "Oh, let's burn ♥♥♥♥, man!"

Try taking a second glance at it and really inspect your inner emotions when you get a letter from Sugar, or the feeling you get when those fireproof curtains roll down your chimney. I think you'll find this is more than just an outlet for bored pyromaniacs.
Unfortunately No Jan 21, 2013 @ 6:29pm 
Originally posted by PorkchopDonut:
A toy is something you use for a little while, which has a lot of hype for a day or two, which is fun for a couple hours, and then gets thrown away, forgotten under a pile of other non-important things.

Ugh. That's your own definition on 'toy'. Don't judge my post based upon your own perspective on a definition of a single word(which is even subjective). Is it so bad to enjoy this product as a toy? Is this has to be an art? For you, yes. For me, no it's not.

Originally posted by PorkchopDonut:
Try taking a second glance at it and really inspect your inner emotions when you get a letter from Sugar, or the feeling you get when those fireproof curtains roll down your chimney. I think you'll find this is more than just an outlet for bored pyromaniacs.

Yes, there was a cute moment, a moment where I felt sorry about Sugarplumps, and it was astounshing to watch the gate of Tomorrow corporation opening, but the message was outweighted by the price. Yeah, you can get that very message just by living your own life and the message alone is ♥♥♥♥ing overpriced for the charge, in my opinion. I am more satisfied as this is the thing that does right for a bored pyromaniac.

You feel this is a piece of an art? Go ahead. But please don't tell me I have to accept this as an art, too.
A Gelatinous Cube-Z- Jan 27, 2013 @ 12:39am 
Originally posted by Unfortunately No:
So you now understand that all game(Chess) is not always a toy(Chess piece and board). A game is an activity, which have to have some competitive factor in it, playing it solo or with people. What kind of competitive factors do Little Inferno has? The most closest thing it has is getting all 99 combos, but it's really weak compared to other games. So yes, Little Inferno is a toy(an object you play with), but not like a game.

You could have more fun fiddling plush toys than playing Chess. That doesn't make the plush toy a game. And as always, I think Little Inferno is a really great toy.
Hold no delusions, I understand that the playing of a thing is a game and the physical object to be played with is a toy. However, that also indicates that a game that requires physical objects to play is, in fact, also a toy. Further, not all games require "competitive factors" as you seem to be using the term. What is the "competitive factor" of, say, Solitaire? Or Tetris? To be a game does not require any form of competition, but rather a fun challenge to be met (which the "getting all 99 combos" thing very aptly fits). The action of a game, which is the aspect of a game that requires no physical parts (or "toys" ) is simply the doing of something for the express enjoyment of it (such as your previous mention of Hide and Seek, but also I Spy and other such games).

Your attempt at using plush toys as an example falls apart right away. The plush toys are not a game, yes. However, the fun one has while "fiddling" with them is.
Ex Cathedra Jan 27, 2013 @ 7:18pm 
Come on:
This is what I think: This is a game that tells that the only thing that has not an end is dreaming; something that the capitalist model fails to cover with the consumerism structure. But it also says that if you want to dream well, you have to go out of your comfort zone.
And yes, from my point of view this was a too-much expensive game for that honorable reason you can merely found, and many more ones, in book or e-books (or whatever, etc.). Although it all depends on you socioeconomic position compared to the price...... well so…..
A Gelatinous Cube-Z- Jan 28, 2013 @ 8:07am 
^
Personally, I like it because it's a cheaper way to watch things burn than actually committing arson. XD
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