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Posted 24 October 2008 - 03:59 PM

Hey, this will be my first topic outside of the FullyRamblomatic forums and it is my way of branching out of the incessant idiocy that has dominated them lately.

For the sake of those who may not have heard of it...

I Wanna Be The Guy!: The Movie: The Game is a freeware platformer designed in Multimedia Fusion 2 by Kayin, a sadistic man who revels in your constant defeat. You play as "The Kid", a 15-year-old who leaves Home on an epic quest to become "The Guy".

You will die in this game. Many times. Not only do you die from one hit, almost everything is trying to kill you, from spikes to giant cherries to the freaking moon. The game is designed to stack the odds against you and be completely unfair to the point of defying logic, mostly as an homage to the masochistic 8-bit games of yore (and as a way of being hilarious at times). If you're willing to suffer through the expletive-inducing traps, you're treated to quite the experience. The bosses are worth talking about in and of themselves:



A cross between Kraid and Zangief...



A giant fire-breathing Mike Tyson...

and more!

If you want to avoid the frustration of playing the game, you could watch the Let's Play I set up at the Penny Arcade forums and laugh at my own frustration. I finished it up around a month ago, and it even features a bonus summary video which is not a safe thing to watch around children and old ladies due to excessive swearing. I'll make the same disclaimer here as I did there: it was my first LP ever and it gets better as it goes thanks to my new-found familiarity with my editing software.

And of course, go here if you want the game.

So, shall we discuss?
My Let's Play of I Wanna Be The Guy! Do you have the balls?

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 07:23 PM

Heh, yeah, I downloaded this game from your sig a while ago. Death is assured.
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Posted 24 October 2008 - 07:31 PM

Lecter, how far did you get?

One thing I forgot to mention about that LP is that the swearing in it gets a lot more creative around the 4th or 5th part onwards.
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 07:05 PM

I managed after about an hour or so to get to the 3rd screen. Then I went to bed, and never got round to running it again.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 04:02 AM

Has anyone ever played 'The Life Ending Adventure', or whatever it's called?

That game is, frankly, fucking ridiculous.

http://www.jimmyr.co...ver_26_2007.php

It's the second flash panel down. Arrow keys move you about, Z is fire and X is shoot.
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:19 PM

Can't edit my last post...

Well Josh, I watched your let's play, and I must say...

Bravo, sir.

You're a far more patient man than I. The comedic effect of the swearing was lost on me though; I dunno, screamed expletives just ain't that funny to me.
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:25 PM

They aren't for everyone, it's understandable.

At least I mixed it up a bit by downing copious amounts of alcohol on-camera.
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:44 PM

Copious amounts for a wussy American, yeah.

I kid, I kid.

"Sniffit, you massive ass" did raise a chuckle though.

By the way, there's a video on youtube detailing how to get the hidden items - I'd like to see that, or a Life Ending Adventure run, especially as I'm not sure there's even a proper end to it. Cat Mario is for pussies, by the way.
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:56 PM

QUOTE (Spann @ Oct 27 2008, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Copious amounts for a wussy American, yeah.

I kid, I kid.


Trust me when I say that a higher quantity was consumed off-camera.

Wait, did a Brit just call me a wuss? A Brit who has not yet attempted IWBTG? A gauntlet has been thrown down! The drinking contest is on!

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 07:44 PM

Nah, a Welshman just said you can't drink. That's a whole bag of different.
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 09:27 PM

Oh. I suppose it is.

Well, I still won't be satisfied until you are drunk beneath your computer desk while I remain alert, yet completely inebriated!
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 05:36 AM

The difference is that I actually become more skillful while drunk. Anyone that has seen be playing COD4 (or any other online FPS) while pissed, or even just in the pub playing pool will tell you that.
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