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Siraris
11-26-2008, 05:31 PM
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I have to apologize about the delay in posting the latest Dipswitch (http://www.playitreviewit.com/dipswitch) but I ran into some technical difficulties and was unable to access any of the new content!

This weeks comic (http://www.playitreviewit.com/dipswitch) makes me wonder where the initial idea to Legofy movies into video games came from. I'm going to guess Microserfs (http://www.amazon.com/Microserfs-Douglas-Coupland/dp/0060987049) may have had something to do with it. I can remember reading that book in my teens, and day dreaming of not only working at Microsoft, but also of a game where you could build anything you want with Legos, and go nuts with it in a virtual world. This really never came to pass, although, LittleBigPlanet came the closest so far.

The games created by Travelers Tales ('http://travelerstales.com/") have truly become a phenomenon, but definitely fall short in terms of real depth. While it is quite apparent that the Lego games are designed for kids, I can't help but pointing out that running around pressing one or two buttons, never really being able to die, can get pretty mundane after a while. I'm really hoping that TT will one day step outside of the niche they have dug for themselves, and try creating some Lego games that really push the genre.

Until that point, enjoy Dipswitch (http://www.playitreviewit.com/dipswitch), and have a very happy Thanksgiving tomorrow!

Kelegacy
11-26-2008, 07:08 PM
Traveler's Tales's games aren't exactly my cup of tea, at least their Lego franchise. I find them cute, but I'd like them to do something different. Well, they did do Bionicle, which is a 3rd person Lego game basically. I enjoyed it more than the Lego games, but it's basically the same exact gamestyle.

At least they have Sam and Max. I'd like to play that someday. But the Lego games will never go away because they have found a goldmine with this one. Just like Wii games that support cheap waggle and multitudes of shallow Minigames won't go away as long as people keep buying them.

agentgray
11-26-2008, 08:24 PM
Excellent book you recommend. They fed him by slipping crackers and cheese under his door.

That is dedication.

alienmastermind
11-26-2008, 08:36 PM
The New Flesh...Heh...I forgot I drew this one.

See, Siraris? It's good for me to be obsessive compulsive. And, I'd like to point out, you have slipped me NO cheese under my door. You said cheese would make me lazy!

Happy Turkey Day All Us REAL Colonists! :)

AM

mister slim
11-26-2008, 08:52 PM
Traveler's Tales's games aren't exactly my cup of tea, at least their Lego franchise. I find them cute, but I'd like them to do something different. Well, they did do Bionicle, which is a 3rd person Lego game basically. I enjoyed it more than the Lego games, but it's basically the same exact gamestyle.

At least they have Sam and Max. I'd like to play that someday. But the Lego games will never go away because they have found a goldmine with this one. Just like Wii games that support cheap waggle and multitudes of shallow Minigames won't go away as long as people keep buying them.

Sam & Max is Telltale, a slightly different company.

I've never really cared for the Lego games. I'll enjoy the demo but by the end I'm completely satiated on that style of gameplay. I would like to see what Traveller's Tales would come up with if they took their philosophy of game design and experimented with some other genres.

Kelegacy
11-26-2008, 09:05 PM
Sam & Max is Telltale, a slightly different company.

I've never really cared for the Lego games. I'll enjoy the demo but by the end I'm completely satiated on that style of gameplay. I would like to see what Traveller's Tales would come up with if they took their philosophy of game design and experimented with some other genres.

Wow, I totally missed that. I guess the names are so similar (or not, but my eyes played tricks on me) that I always figured they were the same company.

Now that you pointed out that faux pas, Traveler's Tales is an even less exciting company than I thought. :)

Siraris
11-27-2008, 12:05 AM
I love this comic!

MagGnome
11-27-2008, 09:10 AM
I got a chuckle out of the comic, thanks.

I too think that the Lego formula has grown very stale. I don't expect it to change anytime soon though.