Stupid RPG Too EBSSCE

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2.67 / 5.00
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Submitted By
AutisticAndo
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18 years, 11 months ago (Jun 19, 2005)
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I'm pretty sure that this game was funny at the time. But it's just a piece of shit, now, so it gets a nice, shiny 0.

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0.00 / 5.00
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JohnWWells
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21 years, 6 months ago (Nov 24, 2002)
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Well, I'm not exactly certain what to say about this game. It's brilliantly hilarious, but that's because it pulls all of its dialogue from the brilliantly hilarious novel upon which it is based. On the other hand, it isn't exactly an act of plagiarism, as Nanobot credits Douglas Adams with the dialogue...

Gameplay:

I suppose the most fitting genre for this demo would be "semi-interactive tribute." It's mostly composed of cutscenes, with the exception of one well-executed interactive sequence that nicely captures the atmosphere of the novel's opening.

Graphics:

Varied. The cutscene graphics are nice, and I really liked the title screen, but the scene in Arthur Dent's house was a bit bland.

Writing: Brilliant, as I mentioned. Also in violation of copyright laws, but what can you do? Nanobot trimmed and edited some of the funnier passages from the book and used them for the game's dialogue, and the effect is generally a positive one. However, some of his transitions are careless, and his mixing of quotations sometimes results in abrupt shifts in tense.

Oh, and it won't be QUITE as funny if you've read all the jokes before.

Final Verdict:

This could be a good game if the cutscenes were minimized and replaced with more gameplay. Actually stomping around the house as Arthur Dent [1] has its charms, and exploring the Heart of Gold in the full version could be extremely fun. However, the editing of Adams' work needs to be more careful, and the quoting less extensive.

[1] The comic timing of this segment is thrown off somewhat by the interactive nature of the sequence, but it's still not bad. Infocom did a better job of it, though, in their adaptation.

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3.00 / 5.00
Submitted By
Zandor 12
Date
21 years, 6 months ago (Nov 24, 2002)
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Don't bother unless you enjoy Knightt jokes. This game is only four boards long, including the (horrible) title screen. No sound, plot, gameplay, programming, or graphics to speak of- this is clearly a junk game meant to bash Knightt.

It accomplishes what it sets out to do.

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0.00 / 5.00
Submitted By
catfriedrice
Date
21 years, 6 months ago (Nov 22, 2002)
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Play game, read text, walk through passage, read text, walk through passage, read text, endgame. Wow, That was the most fun I've ever had... Perfectly good memories, in my opinion.

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5.00 / 5.00
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Commodore
Date
21 years, 6 months ago (Nov 18, 2002)
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It's been a long time since I've played a game that has brought so many tears tom my eyes. Are they tears of pain or joy? I'll let you decide...

Surely it's a swift kick in knightt's crotch, but not worthy of a five.

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3.00 / 5.00
Submitted By
double berry
Date
21 years, 7 months ago (Nov 17, 2002)
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These days, good ZZT RPGs have been very sparse. And that's why Stupid RPG Too EBSSCE is so refreshing.

A tribute to Knightt's great series, you take the role of Lance, back from the dead, to embark on an adventure. Who is he really? Why was he killed in the first place? Lance joins with companions Kanite and Retxed, as they continue down the endless road to freedom.

A more 'serious' game than the original Stupid RPG games by Knightt, dexter decided to go down a different road with this tribute. A road of self-discovery for the characters. Lance struggles with his inner-demons, but the power of friendship prevails, and, of course, as good friends do, Kanite and Retxed help him. This game's biggest theme is friendship. And I for one, like that.

graphics are truly great too. Everything is well detailed and 'fresh', a trait that's been missing from today's zzt games.

dexter's shown once again he is a master of storytelling, as well as visuals. I give you two thumbs up, on this touching tribute.

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5.00 / 5.00

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