Forting Fantasy: A Heavy Adventure

By Alec Meer on April 12th, 2010 at 8:49 pm.

Choose your own adventure! Only instead of scribbling pencil notes into a paperback copy of Deathrap Dungeon and cheating by keeping your finger tucked into the last page you were on, reflect your decisions by clicking through to different Youtube videos! It’s Dragon’s Lair starring TF2′s Heavy as he attempts to navigate the deadly 2Forts! It gives you the choice of being friends or not being friends with people, just like in real life! It’s very funny! It’s below, if the embedding’s worked properly!

Ooh, a Pyro!

Created by xlr105, and linked to us by a nice gentleman called Anthony.

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44 Comments »

  1. Vinraith says:

    TF2′s ability to continue to produce elaborate (and entertaining) fan homages it really very impressive, isn’t it? For something as structurally simple (and usually vacant of personality) as a pure multiplayer shooter to inspire so much clever and funny story telling it has to be something genuinely special and unusual. Then again, I actually like TF2, whereas I usually dislike MP-only shooters with a passion, so I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised that it has an unusual impact on everyone else as well.

  2. westyfield says:

    Simply wonderful.

  3. Froibo says:

    Amazing.

  4. Fumarole says:

    Gotta love Pyro.

    • Auspex says:

      That bit was eerily similar to what happens when I try to make friends in real life…

    • Polysynchronicity says:

      That is a very depressing thing to say and I think you shouldn’t get in the habit of thinking that. :|

  5. Roadrunnerr says:

    Apparently it’s his first machinima.

    That’s some great feedback for his first :p

  6. Vinraith says:

    Incidentally, is that a Prinny at the beginning of that video?

    • jsutcliffe says:

      Unless there’s another kind of peg-legged exploding demon penguin, it’s a Prinny.
      *gets sudden urge to grab Disgaea*

    • jsutcliffe says:

      Off-topic follow-up: Thanks to a completely forgotten about Amazon promo offer and a completely forgotten about remaining Amazon gift card balance, I managed to grab Disgaea PSP for $0. Sweet!

  7. Lobotomist says:

    Amazing. I went wrong at 99% of choices :O

  8. Nick says:

    Do yourself a favour and play it in original mode.

    • Auspex says:

      I agree. The original version has a nice quaint nostalgic vibe whereas the other version is like listening in to a frat house through really bad speakers.

  9. John says:

    Finally, a use for YouTube.

    • Wulf says:

      Did you not get the memo? YouTube had a prior use: Watching old cartoons! *coughs.*

  10. Psychopomp says:

    I love the TF2 community.

  11. steggieav says:

    That was pretty funny. I’ve seen YouTube used for other Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-type stuff, like the entirety of the godawful 3DO game Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties.

  12. Leperous says:

    Eh, it was certainly a new experience and mostly fun, but the riddles and falling trains were pretty lame.

  13. The Unshaven says:

    Now I have to figure out how to contact xlr105, since this is relevant to my PhD. Which is, now that I think about it, deeply strange. Also awesome!

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      Thermal Ions says:

      He has responded to a number of comments on the START page, if not some of the others.

  14. Phydaux says:

    Tunnel Snakes! Only the baddest gang in Vault 101! Uuurh I mean 2Fort.

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      Devan says:

      Yeah, except that gang seems to be as much a spinoff of Legend of Zelda (Majora’s Mask) as Fallout 3. Some of the music was from Zelda too; very nice!

  15. Stupoider says:

    Oh wow, this is pure brilliance.

  16. amishmonster says:

    So, it’s an adventure game where you take the Heavy’s reins?

  17. Wulf says:

    Not so much a Choose Yer Own, but definitely a good laugh, clearly put together by someone with a great sense of both style and humour. Now if only I had that much fun playing the real TF2. Ahh, a pseudo-RPG TF2, ’tis to dream.

  18. Mark says:

    This ROCKS! I died at almost every opportunity :(

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      skalpadda says:

      I was actively trying to fail to see what would happen, which is a good thing I suppose :)

    • Dorian Cornelius Jasper says:

      So very Dragon’s Lair. Marvelous!

  19. Flowerpot Wang says:

    I love the Zelda: Wind Waker soundtrack :D

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    Wisq says:

    As a TF2 player who frequently goes heavy with nothing but punches and the occasional POW! taunt, this game is oddly similar to my own TF2 experience. Right down to the sheer improbability of getting to the enemy base, getting the intel, getting back, and not getting horribly killed in the process. :)
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    That, and frequently being considered useless by my own team. And even though I’m pretty good at it, they’re kinda right, so I try to only do it when the teams are stacked.

  21. Jayt says:

    freaking loved it

  22. Wedge says:

    The usage of Ace Attorney music is most pleasant.

  23. thursday says:

    Most of it seems to be from Super Mario Galaxy. Well, the first two pieces, anyway (that’s as far as I’ve played).

  24. sfury says:

    Pretty awesome use of Youtube for that TF2 Choose-Your-Own-Adventure. Never occured to me you could do that.

  25. Monchberter says:

    Amazing. Extra kudos for use of the Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! Crosses and Circles

  26. Masked Dave says:

    This is just packed full of game references!

    One features Half-Life 2, Pokemon and FFVII in a single 30 second clip. Impressive work.

    And I’m sure I heard some Monkey Island music at one point.

  27. Shadrach says:

    This is pure genious :)

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    Thermal Ions says:

    Pure magic

  29. Admiral Dread says:

    I had the urge to call this genious magic or pure pure. Regardless, kept me rather entertained. Liked how he switched it up randomly, the typical “safe” choices would get you killed and the typically “unsafe” choices were the sure bet.

  30. Mr_Day says:

    If you like that, try this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdDmLh9tDZU

    I am such a fucking whore for them right now, aren’t I?

    It’s a similar idea, but as a review for Mad Dog McGree.

    • Admiral Dread says:

      I don’t know, made me laugh at least. I’m pretty terrible at games (and apparently reviews) like that because my brain classifies everything that moves as either a target or unfortunate collateral damage.

    • Mr_Day says:

      So do I! Makes Time Crisis a heck of a lot more fun.

      “Don’t shoo” *KABLAM*

      “Help me!” *KABLAM*

      “I see the assassin has passed my final defences and now stands before me. But are you a man, or a sla” *KABLAM*

  31. ghudner says:

    Wow, such a creative and entertaning series. Thanks alot for the halarious vids guys, Keep it up!