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#1841 Matt Diamond

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:31 PM

The Swapper - great puzzle game! Not too long, inventive puzzles, evocative atmosphere.
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 04:05 PM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 15 February 2019 - 08:31 PM, said:

The Switcher - great puzzle game! Not too long, inventive puzzles, evocative atmosphere.

You mean The Swapper?

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 07:46 PM

View PostCougar, on 16 February 2019 - 04:05 PM, said:

You mean The Swapper?

Boy that would have been an embarrassing error for me to make! Good thing my original post SAYS The Swapper, I edited the post, true, but that was for some typo or other. COMPLETELY unrelated. Nothing to see here. Moving on... :glare:
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:44 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 15 February 2019 - 08:31 PM, said:

The Swapper - great puzzle game! Not too long, inventive puzzles, evocative atmosphere.
I have never heard about that game before. Looked it up. Apparently already in my Steam library. Wellwhatdoyouknow!
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Posted 21 February 2019 - 01:35 PM

Me too. It was probably in some Humble Bundle.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:10 AM

View PostMatt Diamond, on 08 March 2018 - 09:51 PM, said:

Here are some of the problems I'm having with HL2:
- not immersive or scary, because the texture res and polygon counts are low. For example head-crabs should be creepy and terrifying but they just look goofy and annoying.

I just completed (again, for achievements) Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Update. The latter enhances lightning and has a commentary mode. One of the commentaries is that monsters are by design not meant to be scary, but rather gross and ugly.

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Posted Today, 04:12 PM

View PostCamper-Hunter, on 22 February 2019 - 02:10 AM, said:

I just completed (again, for achievements) Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Update. The latter enhances lightning and has a commentary mode. One of the commentaries is that monsters are by design not meant to be scary, but rather gross and ugly.
Good news, you managed to get that in just before the 1-year anniversary of my post.

But seriously though, that's quite interesting.  For the record, I did post later that I ended up enjoying HL2, and played all the followups as well.

This was always my big fear as a freelance game reviewer for IMG- we didn't always have the luxury of playing through all of the game before the review is due. In practice I must have played through enough because my opinion of a reviewed game never changed drastically afterwards, but it was always a worry.
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