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Brian Albers

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  • Avatar for brianalbers08 brianalbers08 3 years ago

    Count me in the camp that just isn't interested in FNAF. Tried playing it, but frustration from lack of even simple instruction or description of the mechanics turned me off very quickly. It all felt very cheap and manipulative, and not well implemented.

    More interesting than the game itself was the reaction to it from my young nephew and niece, both preteens. They are fascinated by this game, and just could not stop going on about its crazy theories over Christmas. I think Johnny Barnstorm has it right: this game fills a niche for kids that campfire ghost stories and urban legends did when I was young. There's a real urge to be confronted by scares at that age in a controlled way, and this game really resonates with them. But as a game... meh.

    Posted in Murder, Dysfunctional Families, and Purple Guys: The Larger Story Behind the Five Nights at Freddy's Games [Updated 11/16/17]

  • Avatar for brianalbers08 brianalbers08 3 years ago

    They're all good, but I would vote for Fate of Atlantis as a first pick.
    I remember playing that game and thinking at the time that they could have just made it the fourth Indy movie. The writing was that good.

    Posted in The Gateway Guide to LucasArts Adventure Games

  • Avatar for brianalbers08 brianalbers08 3 years ago

    I highly recommend the Kingdom Rush series from Ironhide Games, a very high quality tower defense set. The third one was just released.

    Although I don't play the iPhone versions, the iPad versions are my go-to games for the last five or so years.

    Also, the games by Inkle (80 Days, the adapted Sorcery! (Steve Jackson) book games) are fantastic if you like text-based adventures.Edited January 2015 by Unknown

    Posted in iOS Games for People Who Hate iOS: Skulls of the Shogun

  • Avatar for brianalbers08 brianalbers08 3 years ago

    Got to be "Cop Rock".

    As a Harmonix beat game, of course.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: What 20th Century TV Show Would you Like to be Made Into a Modern Game?

  • Avatar for brianalbers08 brianalbers08 3 years ago

    Sounds a little like the game Amber: Journeys Beyond from the mid 1990s.
    I wonder if that (or this game) would make sense in a tablet interface.

    Posted in The Vanishing of Ethan Carter PC Review: One Hell of a Myst-ery

  • Avatar for brianalbers08 brianalbers08 3 years ago

    When I was a kid, the Infocom games were what introduced me to gaming when my (very progressive) elementary school class purchased a copy of Zork II we could play on the Apple computer if we finished our assignments quickly enough. By the time I hit college, I had collected nearly every one of their games and hoarded all of their brilliant original packaging.

    Which, of course, devastated me when I returned home from college one day to find them all discarded.


    Thanks for another great article!

    Posted in Dave Lebling on the Genesis of the Adventure Game - and the Creation of Zork