Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - Books, again (7 of 26)
06.27.2016 - Terrence Marks:
Unrelatedly, if you play PC games at all, the Steam Sale is going on now. Grim Fandano, Monkey Island 1 and 2, FTL, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Portal, The Stanley Parable, Gunpoint, and Dungeons of Dredmor are all on sale for very cheap indeed.
Let me tell you about Gunpoint. I've been meaning to for a while. It's a futuristic noir action game. You are Richard Conway. ("Professional Spy. Amateur electrician. Weaponized jerk."). You have a set of Bullfrog Projectile Trousers that let you jump about eighty feet into the air, crash through fifth-story windows, and so on. You're offered a job investigating corporate espionage.
Shortly before you arrive, the person who hired you is killed by someone with Bullfrog Projectile Trousers. Since you were seen entering the building, this leads to some uncomfortable questions.
From there, you need to get to the bottom of this, clear your name, and so on. The game itself is a stealth puzzle game. I liked it. Takes about 4 hours to beat.