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Posts tagged “Alpixel Games”

Feature: Nominative determinism is a hell of a thing

A Place For The Unwilling review

Look, I'm loathe to describe any game as 'broken', even if it's a convenient shorthand. Since there are no word limits on the internet, I'll say that the main thing preventing me from enjoying A Place For The Unwilling is that currently there are dozens of little things that don't work quite the way they're supposed to, and while they don't exactly stop you from…

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Become The City In A Place For The Unwilling

A Place for the Unwilling's creators Alpixel Games - the folks that brought us Missing Translation - describe it as a "narrative adventure game where the city is the actual protagonist". They draw comparisons to psychological horror Pathologic and the side quests in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, with a touch of Lovecraft instead of fighting and time-travel, which is quite a combination.

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Solve Puzzles, Learn A Language: Missing Translation

I'm polishing up my heavily-tarnished French lately as I plan to move to Paris, and I'm really enjoying rediscovering how the language works. All the little rules and exceptions are fiddly and frustrating, but I enjoy fitting these sounds and ideas together like tiny watch parts to create sentences that are sorta kinda functional oh gosh what if no one can understand me? Missing Translation…

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