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Madoka Magica Mangasmica

The other night I bought and played through Analogue: A Hate Story, and I loved every minute of it. I have never been able to penetrate the visual novel genre as a general rule of thumb, getting bored quickly, or simply having no interest in the many dating related titles that are out there. Analogue promised something much different, and it delivered, in my opinion; a deep, complex retrospective of a fictional science fiction history, one largely steeped in traditional values of a most feudal sort. If that makes absolutely no sense to you, don't worry; I had no idea what was going on for the first hour of the game, or really, what my objective even was. I discovered eventually that it was simply to read a shitload of words and deduce the nature of the in-game AI characters based on the information they presented (and withheld) from me, which ultimately culminated in a "moral choice" of sorts, where the onus was really on me to analyze the material at my disposal to essentially decide who was right and who was wrong, and what the "proper" decision was at the climax of the game.

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About TheManchildone of us since 2:03 PM on 08.10.2011


I am an aging man with starving children. I write blogs about video games. My favorite system is the Game Boy. I have three of them in my house; one in the shitter, one by my computer, and one in my pocket.

My aspiration in life is to not die. Runner up is writing and creating random bullshit related to my only hobby, which is games. I guess I read books too. But nobody cares about OLD MAN hobbies like that, so get outta town, GRANDPA!

My favorite game is Ecco the Dolphin. I like to speedrun it because it makes me feel like a big man, except when the credits run, which is where I usually reflect sadly upon the rest of my life. I love dick jokes and farts. Dickfarts.

I want to write for Destructoid some day, but the staff here are too smart to hire me. I need to find a clever way to trick a legitimate enthusiast site to pay me a small amount of money to do something for them or I can never happy.

But even then, I probably still won't be happy.

Such is life.

PSN ID:Phosisthedolphin
Steam ID:joeldavidpeterson


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