I had a friend over today – another skilled typist – and we played some TOTD. It was really fun, and I think that 2P TOTD could be a good party game, especially with some tournament rules. (Were I to expect a TOTD2, which I don’t, I’d expect tourney rules.)
It’s not that Rez plays like Tron. It’s not very light-bikey or disc-tossey. It’s the pure, unadulterated visuals. The wireframe is a serious piece of coolness, and Rez does not mess around with it. It reminds you that polygons aren’t just cool when used, /en masse/, to simulate curves. They are cool on their own, thank you very much.
Most of what I could say will be, pretty much, a repetition of statements already given by the usual suspects. In brief:
Suspended is without a doubt my favorite piece of interactive fiction. Not only is it sci-fi, which was not common in the old Infocom games, but it was also a heavily resource planning game.
when rjbs met ff7
The Zelda series didn’t really get its claws into me until Ocarina of Time. Even then, it took a few hours of play before I decided that the game wasn’t too kiddy. I wanted to believe the hype; it took time, but eventually I was totally won over.