Posts Tagged ‘adult swim games’

Max Plantain: My Friend Pedro

By Alec Meer on May 17th, 2014.

or 'nanana', as my 1-year-old so eloquently puts it

There are two reasons I’m posting about Adult Swim-hosted action platformer My Friend Pedro. The first is that it comes from an ex-Media Molecule designer who worked on the well-regarded Tearaway (which I really must get around to picking up for my dusty Vita before too long), and the other is that it’s a gangster-murdering game about slo-mo combat which features what looks like a banana among its supporting cast. No matter whether the game be woeful or wonderful, that headline could not be squandered.

I know a banana and a plantain aren’t the same thing, but c’mon.
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Wot I Think: Jazzpunk

By Adam Smith on February 13th, 2014.

Jazzpunk isn’t an adventure game, it’s an interactive sketch show. Its puzzles are slight and there’s little incentive to advance the scrap of a plot until each area has been scoured and sucked dry. Leave no stone unturned. Despite the setting – a techno-retro, trenchcoat-clad Cold War – the levels aren’t packed with clues, they’re packed with gags. Occasionally, a sidequest emerges from an alleyway but the solution is a punchline rather than an insight. Here’s wot I think.

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Live Spy: Jazzpunk Live Action Trailer

By Craig Pearson on January 27th, 2014.


I first encountered comedy spy ‘em up Jazzpunk at about 2am. I was on a merry jaunt through the IGF entries, and fell into it without knowing what I was about to encounter. I was spat out the other side, grinning and desperate to talk about it. I immediately informed John that he needed to play it and that I wanted to write about it, and he immediately retorted that Nathan had already covered it, and that I should read RPS more. He’ll do anything for clicks. Well now it’s my time to usurp that Nathan, who has the misfortune of being American and asleep. The trailer is below, and it is totally live-action.
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Noir More Waiting: Jazzpunk Gets A Release Date

By Nathan Grayson on January 11th, 2014.

And ten percent nothing else because I have nooooooooooooooo faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaccccccccccce

Last year, games like The Stanley Parable and Saints Row IV restored my faith in games’ ability to be truly, tear-blastingly funny. I still think we can take things further, though. Much further. Jazzpunk may well be a step (followed by a slapstick banana peel slip) in the right direction. While it’s littered with scraps of sharply written text, its main focus is on providing players with the tools to get a rise out of their own internal laughtracks. The world is basically a comedic powder keg just waiting to go off, and you, of course, are the match. I really enjoyed what I played of a demo version, and now the final version is set to come out next month.

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