Huh? “Ni No Kuni?” Sorry, no idea what you’re talking about. I’m referring to Eric Chahi’s classic Out of the This World, so adroitly described here by one Nadia Oxford.
I love this painting, by the way. It’s like Lester Knight Chaykin is screaming, “GIVE UNTO ME THE EXTRADIMENSIONAL HUGS” while his pal is digging up potato bugs under a nearby rock. Poor Chaykin could probably use some hugs, given how many times he died at my hands. I never did quite finish the game, to be honest; I remember making it to this bit where you had to jump in a tank and use a radically different control scheme than anything in the game to that point, a sort of game design bellyflop that I found as annoying back then as I do today. Don’t let this come across as me slamming the game, though! It’s actually quite rad, irritating quirks aside.
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“I never did quite finish the game, to be honest; I remember making it to this bit where you had to jump in a tank and use a radically different control scheme than anything in the game to that point, a sort of game design bellyflop that I found as annoying back then as I do today.”
I don’t mean to be presumptuous, but I bet you were thinking of the MGS4 final boss fight when you wrote that.
It’s not so much a “radically different control scheme” as much as “mash buttons until something happens”. You gave up too soon Jeremy.
I let Shinya Arino deal with it in my stead, and that was perfectly fine by me.
Just so you know, the updated, “15th Anniversary” version of this game is currently on sale (until Jan. 2) for $4.99 at Good Old Games.
This game is a cult classic and a work of art.. But gameplaywise it has enough flaws to discourage someone from finishing it (classic die and learn gameplay logic)..
Back in the day it was almost impossible to finish, but the 15 anniversary version is great in that it has MORE “waypoints” than the original one, which trust me, are needed.. So the game becomes much more easy and thus anyone can enjoy its world..
As someone who actually beat it back in the day… I cannot for the life of me fathom how I pulled it off.
I think that the lead dies early on in the “sequel” when he just barely survived at the end of the original is enough to retcon it into discontinuity.
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