LRReview: Desert Bus

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LRReview: Desert Bus

Postby Paul » 01 Dec 2007, 23:06

What? Did you think we weren't going to do something Desert Bus related?

If you have been away for the last week and have not heard of Desert Bus, just belive me when I say that WE HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE WITH THIS GAME.
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Postby theduckthief » 01 Dec 2007, 23:07

I hoped and prayed but didn't want to get my hopes up.

Your Driver IS Howard.

Completely cracked up at 'verisimilitude of the environment'.
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Postby The Pious Flea » 01 Dec 2007, 23:12

Okay, I lied. I watched it now.

This is great. It's like the Gerstmann replacement video.
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Postby Spindizzy » 01 Dec 2007, 23:13

7th!

I love the opening, I must say.
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Postby The Pious Flea » 01 Dec 2007, 23:15

The fanboy gods are pleased with your offering.
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Postby JesterJ. » 01 Dec 2007, 23:35

It was fun.
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Postby OmegaZultan » 01 Dec 2007, 23:40

This is like icing on the cake. Sarcasm is win, though I fell it would have been better if Paul, Morgan or Bill had doen it alongside James, cause it was them who played the game after all.
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Postby Unclever title » 01 Dec 2007, 23:40

I have to agree the opener was the highlight of this video with the ending as a close second. :D

But seriously, it was appropriate for the subject.
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Postby Pretzelcoatl » 02 Dec 2007, 00:00

Uh oh, only a dot dot dot circle half-triangle? You better hope those Desert Bus guys don't pull their advertising.
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Postby Unlucky » 02 Dec 2007, 00:03

The words "You must not get much business over there huh?" "Hehe, no we don't." made me laffle, it did. :D Good job on reviewing something for 4 minutes that simply is godawefully boring. I do love sarcasm, and you applied it excellently here.

And I disagree, Matt and James reviewing worked quite well. :)
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Postby Mr.Michael » 02 Dec 2007, 00:07

Ah yes, Desert Bus. Who could possibly forget it? Haha

Did you guys have to drive more outside of the actual Desert Bus charity drive? For the bus stop scene I mean? And if so, how many shots did you have to do? I mean, from what I hear, the bus stop is quite difficult to nail.
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Postby YamaroV2 » 02 Dec 2007, 00:09

AFTER HAVING A DESERT-BUS THEMED SITE FOR A MONTH, AND YOU GIVE IT THIS KIND OF REVIEW?!?!

YOU'RE FIRED.
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Postby Graham » 02 Dec 2007, 00:12

Yeah, only this time I had to play it to get the shots I needed.
The bus stops aren't to hard, it's just making sure not to stop too long.
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Postby Anguswaffle » 02 Dec 2007, 00:31

I feel like I should be laughing at the video, but theres nothing funny about a bad video game.
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Postby Cake » 02 Dec 2007, 00:43

The whole daylight, dusk, night, dawn, night, dawn, night again WAS outstanding.

But seriously. That was my favorite part of the video. I like how Howard was driving in the day, but LRR was driving during the dusk, night, dawn, night, dawn, night again.

EDIT: Also, I TOLD YOU THEY DIDN'T PROGRAM DAY BACK IN!
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Postby Rekiara » 02 Dec 2007, 00:58

This is an outrage. I don't understand how you can review a game with such glaring control issues (and weak horn sound effects) and still give it a dot dot dot circle half-triangle. At very best, this game only deserves a dot dot dot half-circle.

Seriously, though, I liked the video. It made me smile.
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Postby Casandro » 02 Dec 2007, 01:11

It's great, the only critisism I have is that the show was only monolingual. In real life retro game reviews are typically bi-lingual, with one host talking english, the other one talking italian and just assuming that the viewers will understand both.

Otherwise it's great. Nice CGI at the intro.
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Postby Reversematt » 02 Dec 2007, 01:15

Rekiara wrote:This is an outrage. I don't understand how you can review a game with such glaring control issues (and weak horn sound effects) and still give it a dot dot dot circle half-triangle. At very best, this game only deserves a dot dot dot half-circle.

Seriously, though, I liked the video. It made me smile.


Are you mad? That so-called "weak horn effect" is entirely accurate to the type of vehicle that Desert Bus is simulating! It's these touches that add to the realism of the game, making the player feel that he truly is driving a bus. I personally have not played a bus simulator so fine since 1983's long lamented "Bus Rangers 2" for the Colecovision. Desert Bus is truly a classic of the genre, and you would be remiss in giving it anything lower than a dot dot dot circle quarter triangle.
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Postby Jer » 02 Dec 2007, 02:00

The Pious Flea wrote:Okay, I lied. I watched it now.

This is great. It's like the Gerstmann replacement video.


Yup, and James and Matt are totally gonna be fired due to LRR's planned $200 000 Desert Bus marketing campaign.

Seriously, that's such a sad story . . .
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Postby Misty » 02 Dec 2007, 02:33

I loved all the dry wit, and the intro was very awesome. Seriously, Graham, you're getting positively epic with those openers!!

You guys might wanna think about putting a warning on this video, though, cause the flashing red lights at the end did give me a small headache after watching :?
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Postby JesterJ. » 02 Dec 2007, 02:47

That intro was PHENOMENAL.
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Postby Shandi » 02 Dec 2007, 03:02

I really like this one.
I think my favorite part was the bit about day, dusk, night, dawn, night, dawn, night again. I wonder if they never expected anyone to play it that long. Awesome how long y'all managed to talk about the horn too. Heeheehee
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Postby Evil Jim » 02 Dec 2007, 03:23

It probably has the most replay value of any game we've ever seen, as to achieve the highest score it would require almost 91,000 years. -- This game is built for the hardcore gamer.

Not long ago I, too, calculated the total time it would take to max your score in the game & was struck with sad realization that I will need to find a wife & sire a lineage if ever my family line is going to reach that goal.

I was looking forward to something Desert Bus related but this was better than I imagined. Your apt review actually makes me want to play the game again. Great work. Your DB fanboys are very pleased. I really hope this LRReview gets back to Penn, Teller & Eddie Gorodetsky.

Edit:
Hmm, they neglected to mention the prominent bug splat effect, a charming nod to the real-life consequence of extended driving.
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Postby Dr Frankenjam » 02 Dec 2007, 05:34

Dudes, you guys totally sold out! How could you possibly scored it that high?
You guys should score on personal opinion rather than what the men in suits tell you to score... Maybe you should be like more respectable gaming sites who never let corruption get in the way of their views. Like Gamespot... or IGN...

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Postby Rekiara » 02 Dec 2007, 07:21

Dr Frankenjam wrote:Dudes, you guys totally sold out! How could you possibly scored it that high?
You guys should score on personal opinion rather than what the men in suits tell you to score... Maybe you should be like more respectable gaming sites who never let corruption get in the way of their views. Like Gamespot... or IGN...

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That's what I'm saying! Their 'half dot -> dot dot dot circle triangle' scale is so rigged by the game publishers that it might as well be a 'dot dot dot circle half-triangle -> dot dot dot circle triangle' scale instead. Seriously, it's not like we've ever seen them rate a game any lower than that at all ever.

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