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Chum Joely Apr 24, 2013 @ 8:22pm
VOTE FOR THE SECOND GAME REVUE
It's that random, irregular time once again... Time to nominate the games for the second round of the Game Revue Club! The discussion of Superbrothers went pretty well, so I hope this one will be at least as fun (or even more so, for those who weren't so impressed with Superbrothers).

I want to keep the list of nominees shorter this time, so I was thinking that any nominations should be seconded by someone else before they make it onto the final list. I was also wondering if we should automatically put the 2nd and 3rd place vote-getters from last time on the list (that's Portal 2 user content "best of" and Alien Swarm, respectively; or Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy in 3rd place if we discount multiplayer, which I am sort of inclined to do because multiplayer is a different experience and there are plenty of threads about those games on here already).

So everyone, share what you think about these ideas for the nomination process etc... and of course, start nominating the games you want to play!
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Jackbert Apr 24, 2013 @ 8:27pm 
Hotline Miami.
Merve Apr 24, 2013 @ 8:32pm 
I nominate Indigo Prophecy / Fahrenheit, if we're not already considering it nominated.
WarrenPeace Apr 24, 2013 @ 10:07pm 
I think Penny Arcade: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 and Cthulhu Saves the World are still both on sale (or they're just regularly cheap), so I nominate one or both of those.
WarrenPeace Apr 24, 2013 @ 10:08pm 
By the way, I voted for Superbrothers last time around, but never got around to playing it, so I dub myself a lamewad. I did enjoy reading the discussion though, even if I didn't participate.
Fallout: New Vegas.
Alpha Protocol
Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (with TSLRCM, obviously)
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
Vampire: the Masquerade: Bloodlines

I do play non-Obsidian and non-Troika games, but they're mostly multiplayer.

oh, and if we have to "second" stuff, I'll second Merve's Indigo Prophecy suggestion (if it's not already in the running).
Last edited by Ruiner of Explanations; Apr 26, 2013 @ 9:06am
JerLand Bear Land Apr 26, 2013 @ 1:20pm 
Anodyne.

Also, I will second Warren's vote for the penny arcarde game.
The Misanthrope Apr 26, 2013 @ 1:55pm 
I'll give Hotline Miami a second. I've been meaning tp play it. I just have to figure out a good joy2key config for it.
zerocrates Apr 26, 2013 @ 3:59pm 
Note: Fahrenheit is on sale for $3 at GOG, and Hotline Miami is on sale for $5 this weekend.

Since both of those already have their seconds, I'll second KOTOR 2, and nominate Resonance.

(Psychonauts is also on sale for $5, if there still exist people who want but don't have it.)
Last edited by zerocrates; Apr 26, 2013 @ 4:01pm
ProfessorFarnsworth Apr 28, 2013 @ 12:29am 
I will second Alpha Protocol and will also second Fallout: New Vegas as well. I think both would be great discussion topics.
Chum Joely Apr 28, 2013 @ 9:30pm 
I swear I'll touch base on all of this within the next 24 hours. I was out of town since Thursday after work and I have a phone interview tomorrow at 9am, so the Game Revue has slipped dangerously in my list of priorities.

One question for those who have commented so far-- the seconding thing is kind of weird and confusing, isn't it? Like, does a "second" to somebody else's suggestions count as one of your two votes? It does, right? Or doesn't it? Is that confusing?

In other news, my votes are for Fahrenheit and New Vegas. New Vegas is huge, but I'm really quite a fan and intrigued by the idea of taking on a much larger game than the others we've looked at so far (the ill-fated Analogue, and then official first entry Superbrothers). In fact, at some point it would be interesting to compare and contrast both Fahrenheit and New Vegas with respect to their relative polygon counts (or, more generally, technical prowess) vs. ability to evoke powerful, David-Cage-worthy emotions.
Last edited by Chum Joely; Apr 28, 2013 @ 9:31pm
seconding: it's sort of confusing, but this also seems like a pretty short list.

I don't think there's anything stopping us from having TWO game revues going on at once, especially if one of them is New Vegas. Like Chum said, it's huge. It'll take a while to get through the game, even if you short-cut north to Vegas from Goodsprings. Dealing with Benny is only the first act.
Chum Joely May 5, 2013 @ 7:46am 
OK, let's see if I can get this thing back on track. Reading over the thread more carefully, I see that people were not necessarily treating seconds as votes: You can second a game (or several) because whether or not you will eventually vote for it, you appreciate its Game Revue potential and think everyone should have the chance to vote on it. That model makes sense to me.

Note that this does imply two rounds in selecting the candidate games: Nominations and seconds, and then votes on the final games. I wasn't clearly distringuishing these, so I'm the only one who actually offically "voted" yet, as far as I can tell...

OK, so the games that have been already nominated and seconded, in no particular order:
- Portal 2 user levels (automatic re-nomination from last Game Revue vote)
- Fahrenheit (automatic re-nomination-- also got multiple seconds)
- Hotline Miami (Jackbert > misanthrope)
- Penny Arcade (WarrenPeace > Jer Link)
- Fallout: New Vegas (Ricky > Prof Farnsworth)
- Alpha Protocol (Ricky > Prof Farnsworth)
- KOTOR: The Sith Lords + TSLCM (Ricky > zerocrates)

I think Portal 2 and Fahrenheit should count as having been nominated and seconded already since they were 2nd and 3rd place last time, but I'll officially second Portal 2 just to be sure. 8^P

Games that have been nominated but not (yet) seconded:
- Resonance (zero)
- Anodyne (Jer Link)
- Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura (Ricky)
- Vampire: the Masquerade: Bloodlines (Ricky)
- Cthulu Saves The World (WarrenPeace)

So how about we wind up the nomination/seconding process in the next day or so (Monday midnight GMT?) and then quickly move on to the official vote?
The Misanthrope May 6, 2013 @ 5:40am 
I'd like to second Anodyne, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed a second "second". Parliamentary procedure always confuses me a little.
WarrenPeace May 6, 2013 @ 6:42am 
I had thought that we were still nominating games, with seconds just sort of being an informal "hey, that sounds like a good one"; I was wondering if we were going to get around to voting soon... I think that initial group of seven games would be a good list for voting, so I say let's get on with it! Hopefully I'll actually participate this time around!
Chum Joely May 7, 2013 @ 7:33pm 
Very well then... let the voting commence! The nominees are (in alphabetical order this time):


- Alpha Protocol (Action/RPG, $14.99): http://store.steampowered.com/app/34010/

- Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy (Action/adventure/mystery, $5.99): http://www.gog.com/gamecard/fahrenheit_indigo_prophecy

- Fallout: New Vegas (Action/RPG, $9.99): http://store.steampowered.com/app/22380/

- Hotline Miami (Action, $9.99): http://store.steampowered.com/app/219150/

- Knights of the Old Republic: The Sith Lords + TSLRCM (RPG, $9.99): http://store.steampowered.com/app/208580/

- Penny Arcade: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness III (RPG, $4.99): http://store.steampowered.com/app/213030/

- Portal 2 user levels (Physics puzzles; core game $19.99): http://store.steampowered.com/app/620/


Rickyyy Spaaaanish has explained to me that "TSLRCM" is "The Sith Lords: Restored Content Mod", which he believes is critical to an optimal KOTOR: TSL experience. And also, I don't exactly know how the Portal 2 "user levels best-of" is supposed to work, but I guess the idea would be to curate a medium-sized list (ten? more, less?) of user-created levels and then play and discuss them together.

Let me also say for the record that if we choose a game that was a multi-platform release, there's certainly no requirement to all play on the same platform. For example, if we were to agree on New Vegas, I'm definitely going to play on PS3 because I already have it there and I even have a game underway (not touched in 2 months, but anyway).

Vote away! Let's tentatively say that the deadline is this Friday, midnight GMT (which I think is now 8pm Eastern Daylight Time in North America). If we don't have enough votes by then, we can always extend.

Thanks for your patience with me this round, folks-- it's busy at work AND I've been adjusting to summery weather here in Montreal, which makes my kids want to play outside (with my supervision) until the sun goes down...
Last edited by Chum Joely; May 7, 2013 @ 7:56pm
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