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#1 Post by hanako » Thu Mar 26, 2009 4:56 pm

Interestingly different setting for a game... it's the land of Oz, as a Film Noir-themed cartoon. And a point-and-click adventure game. Trial version can be found at Big Fish Games.

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#2 Post by Indalecio » Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:05 am

I've just played it, and have to give it a thumbs up. Great story, voice-acting, and a lots of nods to the Wizard of Oz universe, especially later books. I will admit to not having played a lot of these types of games, so I might be a grading it a little higher than someone otherwise familiar with the genre.

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#3 Post by azureXtwilight » Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:37 pm

I really love this, and not surprised by the fact that:

Cutter is William

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#4 Post by Indalecio » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:55 am

It surprised me a little, though it makes sense in hindsight. I was wondering how they were going to resolve that plot point, and suddenly its 4/5ths of the way through the game, and then it happens.

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#5 Post by hanako » Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:00 pm

Speaking of weird Oz stuff, apparently there's an Oz-based JRPG coming up for the DS.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/07/20/xseed ... -north-am/

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#6 Post by Indalecio » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:49 pm

Innnnteeeereeessting. I am going to have to check that out.

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#7 Post by silverambrosia10 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 10:04 pm

I actually did not get into this one. I loved the idea, but it seemed to fall short for me somewhere.

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#8 Post by witchboy » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:41 am

I've played about a third of the way thru. I really liked it, the characters are well developed, the art is really pretty, and the story is intriguing. The motion is a little stiff but that's no big problem.
If anyone is familiar with the later Baum Oz books, or even the Return to Oz movie, a lot of characters from those show up too including the familar MGM movie characters.

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#9 Post by deadgraceful » Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:20 pm

I didn't really like this game actually, I found the gameplay clunky and the adventure elements way too easy. But I liked the re-imagining of Wizard of Oz.

I've played the Blackwell series by Wadjet Eye too, and I love them. I think they're some of the best-written adventure games I've ever played, and the voice acting is superb, especially for an indie game.

Their new one, Puzzle Bots looks interesting too.

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