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Completed Let's play - Afterfall: InAnity

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Darth Roxor, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Yeesh Magister

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  2. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    I would say it feels more like Doom 3 than System Shock, at least right now. There's not enough tech-horror stuff and crazy AIs for it to be like System Shock, but going through the dark (and quite neatly looking) corridors of the earth, beheading muties and finding out wtf happened is still kind of fun. Not scary in the least, though, as the mindfuck 'LOLOLO SCARE U ^_^' moments like the madmen moving out of freezers are not frequent enough, and mutant hordes don't scare you 'cause you have a fire axe (and a shotgun).
     
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  3. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Doom 3 eh? That kind of "scary" never does much for me, just a lot of jumpscares and monsters being spawned behind you, and random noises that can't hurt you. Eh.
     
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  4. DarthBehemoth Learned

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    Say no more :(
     
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  5. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Right, this LP has lost a bit of momentum, but I've been busy as all fuck lately. Still, probably gonna update it tomorrow.
     
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  6. anus_pounder Arcane

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    :yeah: The adventures of Dr.Tokaj continue. :salute:
     
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  7. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Last time we left dear ol' Albert, he's just learned that GLOREH may not have been the only Shelter to survive ITZ.

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    That's why he is on his way to the database on this level to hack sum info.

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    And there we are

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    However, there is a guard here, watching over the data banks.

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    A single shot from the raging bull revolver turns his head into a bloody cloud :thumbsup: that gun is fucking serious

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    Now to hack some data...

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    The truth is out there

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    But then the image on the screens changes. In case you don't see it, it's Karolina being escorted by two Hussars.

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    The Hussars pass a saluting guard

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    Albert rushes to the rescue

    [​IMG] LEAVE MAH BITCH ALONE : x

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    Having slaughtered the lone guard, Albert finds himself in another decontamination area.

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    Which opens up just as the next doors close behind the Hussars

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    Another door can be hacked, opening a way around. Time for an epic chase

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    It seems we've landed in the hydroponics garden. Also, two guards try to intercept us but meet only DEFF AND DEFEHT

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    There they are!

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    The Hussars can actually take quite a lot of beating, especially from the assault rifle.

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    But a single headshot from the revolver still means instakill. That's some serious fucking calibur.

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    [​IMG] They may be elite... but I am serious.

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    [​IMG] Thank God... you're lucky to be alive.

    [​IMG] Where were you? What the hell happened? I heard some strange noises and then... The contamination...

    [​IMG] There's really no time! Most of the people here have gone insane. They attack anyone they see.

    [​IMG] Why are they...?

    [​IMG] I don't know! I went through the Second Sublevel and everyone there is either crazy or dead! I saw a man there. He must be the one who caused all this.

    [​IMG] That's what I heard from Marcin! He said he needs to talk to you about it!

    [​IMG] Marcin... he's dead.

    [​IMG] Oh my God! How?

    [​IMG] I told you, now's not the time.

    o_ó

    [​IMG] I'm... sorry. What... what are we going to do now?

    [​IMG] Let's head to the Third Sublevel.

    [​IMG] Why?

    [​IMG] Arek's down there. We need to find him and get out of this shithole.

    [​IMG] Uh... if you say so... But I'd like to take some of my things with me...

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME

    [​IMG] Forget about it. Even the guards are after us. To the cargo lift! It's near the Shelter's main gate. Hurry! We don't have all day!

    [​IMG] You're not helping, you know that?

    *Smack* get back to the kitchen.

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    GO GO GO

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    This looks p. cool.

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    Karolina makes it to the lift...

    WHEN SUDDENLY,

    [​IMG] Here they are!

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    [​IMG] Watch out!

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    Tokaj sprints to the lift

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    But the heat is hot on his trail.

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    The lift starts moving just as the guard notices Al.

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    One of them, however, jumps after our heroes!

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    And he is quite eager to administer Albert some serious wpierdol.

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    Which he does. Albert gets KO'd

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    Then the guard catches Karolina

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    And throws her off onto a nearby platform.

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    Then moves towards Tokaj to administer some more wpierdol...

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    We start immediately under fire.

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    And the fucker is packing serious heat. Also, since this is another of those trollish level switches, we've lost all guns, except for the pistol + 1 clip.

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    BOOM!

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    THEY KEEP COMING

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    AND COMING!!!!

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    Fortunately, that was the last platform.

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    [​IMG] As well as the colonel's office. I need to open the main cargo gate.

    We loot some ammo from the dead guardsmen

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    Then kick a container door on the lift.

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    Yes, this will be greatly useful.

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    The condition updates with a new level.

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    Pretty.

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    What dread awaits us in these forgotten halls? Only time will tell.
     
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  8. DarthBehemoth Learned

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    : xSO far this looks to be pretty good! But when do we get to the surface of potatoland?
     
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  9. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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  10. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Ugh, cutscened into losing random chick we have no reason to care about? And that whole weapon-reset thing? Uuugggh.
     
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  11. anus_pounder Arcane

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    :yeah: : x
     
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  12. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    The weapon-reset looks more like some sort of a bug than a feature, if you ask me. Still gay, though.
     
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  13. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    Seems like a lazy way to easily maintain balance/challenge without having to factor in people who conserve ammo when they can.
     
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  14. lightbane Arcane

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    By the way, how many weapons can you carry at the same time?

    It reminds me of a feature of that mediocre game, Alan Wanker, in which after you completed a level, the protagonist immediately falls down to another place (usually another forest, because the developers apparently loved these) and loses ALL of his weapons and stuff, sometimes even downgrading his flashlight to the basic model. I guess it was an attempt to balance the combat and make it "scarier", but they forgot the 1st rule of making a good survival horror: Don't give the protagonist regenerating health FFS.
     
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  15. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Yeah, that's my guess as well, but it doesn't make much sense. There's never really a shortage of ammo around, and there's not even any reason given for losing all the guns.

    Sort of 4. A sidearm, a heavy waffe (assault rifle/shotgun), fists (or telescopic baton, but I don't really think you can even find one after the first levels) and an improvised melee waffe (like fireaxe) that you drop each time you take out another weapon.
     
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  16. PrzeSzkoda Augur

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    I'm actually amazed this thing finally got released. :salute: to the devs for persistence.

    The sad thing is that I only learned of the game's release through newsposts that their (pretty cool) marketing scheme of getting pledges for 1$ a copy failed.

    All those Pollack names make the game feel very potato. And I can see that the Colonel was supposed to be something of a post-apoc Józef Piłsudski. :salute: I like the setting and the atmosphere, feels amusingly familiar.

    And goddammit, I guess everyone's used to Polish games having wonky Polglish instead of proper English, but these dudes did not even run their script through a spell-checker. It reads sort of better than the original Witcher game, but it still amazes me that nobody ever takes proper care to have their script edited to top-notch quality - especially when the game's of the ROMANTIC CINEMATIC STARSHIP EMOTIONAL CUTSCENE EXPLOSION plot-driven type.
     
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  17. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

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    Were the dialogues in the first two/three updates really in-game? They were pretty funny.
     
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  18. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Of course they were :thumbsup:

    Last time we left mr Tokaj, he's just arrived to a hueg cargo hold of sorts on the third sublevel...

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    WHEN SUDDENLY, daemons have appeared from the warp.

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    who would have guessed

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    Using the console here opens them massive doors.

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    And spawns a hussar behind Albert.

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    There's a lot of shit behind that massive door.

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    OSNAP, going into a side 'alley', Albert gets ambushed by hussars jumping off containers.

    Killing them reveals an ammo dispenser and power hammer. Neat.

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    Moving on, we get attacked by more abominations.

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    The fuck is that thing.

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    MORE INCOMING!

    They are all disposed of, and Albert's PDA is updated with the new enemy:

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    'They were once... HUMAN!' No way, Al. In a sealed Shelter full of people, something was once... HUMAN! I'm sure they are just hullghasts.

    Anyway, chimeras are what they look like: fat and hit hard, but slow as shit. Lead injection works against them just as well as it does against everything else.

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    A console that works on the basis of 'HOLD E'

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    It raises a nearby container, enabling Albert to pass.

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    [​IMG] Arek's room... but he's not here.

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    [​IMG] Where have I failed? The colonel was my patient, I knew him well. Why didn't I notice anything odd in his behaviour? Some signs of cruelty that may have given me a clue about his plans. He recruited someone to divert my attention... But who would agree to follow an order like that? Why would they involve us...? Four promising subjects... Karolina, Marcin, Arek and me.

    What

    [​IMG] One dead, two missing... But I'm still here. And I've had enough of this confinement...

    Yes. I'm sure you'd had enough of this... confinement... mr Tokaj :M

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    Voice mail

    And seal the locks! We cannot risk...

    Shrug.

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    I wonder what this button does...



    Now brace yourselves, readers. For we have stumbled upon the ultimate in InAnity. The horrors we faced before have nothing on the kind of stuff we shall be facing now. Stuff like...

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    THIS!

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    Yes, this is exactly what it looks like. An RC car section. Because there's nothing better than RC cars in your game. Amirite? AMIRITE?!?!??!

    This is probably the most boring part of the whole game. You just navigate through areas, evade some fans that try to crush you, the end.

    Let's get this over with...

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    You probably won't see it here, but the repair bot takes a look from a high ledge and notices a madman running towards the direction Albert's control room is.

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    Fortunately, you can stop controlling the bot and whack the guy before he whacks you.

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    Ah! A first deadly trap dead ahead! The stereotypical fan with one blade missing. You have to slide under it and not get crushed by the non-missing blades.

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    Rollin'

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    Rollin'

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    Rollin' in the shelter

    More fans ahead.

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    And another stereotypical UBERFAN that you have to stop to get to the other side.

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    Dumdedum, there be some cables up ahead, cap'n, arrrrr!

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    the bot gets close to the cables and uses some sort of welding thingy to cut through them

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    The fan stopped very conveniently and we can move on

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    Now the brave little toaster will have to slide through this vent with two flame jets, using windows of opportunity when they stop flamin'

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    Some more cables ahead.

    There's actually a p. mean jumpy shock in this room. Behind that fence to the left is a guard with an assault rifle and two mutants. When you get close to the cables, the guard starts shooting (and dies) which gets you all riled up that niggers are shooting you.

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    sum more weldin'

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    And the controls are given back to Albert, so I guess the brave little toaster has done its duty. We salute you, brave little toaster.

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    The console to the right of the door changes colour from red to yellow.

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    Finally, some dark maintenance tunnels, haven't seen those yet.

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    Sup bros.

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    Guess we're not going that way.

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    more muties

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    dum-de-dum

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    A console near sum generator thing.

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    A puzzle we've seen before.

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    It brings the power and lights back on, which, of course, lures another hussar this way.

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    Indeed, it doesn't. Wonder what kind of mofo places it leads to.

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    This looks promising.
     
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  19. lightbane Arcane

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    The adventure of our super-psychologist continues!! I like how increasingly dramatic his journal entries are becoming, perhaps he's slowly going mad. Or maybe he was mad all the time, who knows M:

    Also, sections where you control a small vehicle CAN be good... If they're done well *remembers the ones in Duke Nukem Forever and shudders*
     
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  20. Yaar Podshipnik Arcane Patron

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    This looks better than I've thought it would. Not good enough to pay 79PLN for it though, so thanks for the LP towarzyszu Darth Roxxor!
     
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  21. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Yeah, they can. But this isn't one of them. Well, it's not really mind-bogglingly horrible, but it's just... inane. You just steer this brave little toaster around, looking at various rooms, evading three fans and two flame jets, reaching two sets of cables and that's it. If there was some kind of a puzzle to it, or a stealth element to get around mutants, but alas. There is only inanity :(


    Actually, now that I write this, it makes me realise that this game could have come from Obsidian. There's a lot of potential inside, probably even many leftovers from something that was to be done but was cut out, which means a lot is half-arsed and inane, yet it's still kind of amusing. It could have been so much better with some proper funding and focus ('cause the concept for the game changed like 5 times), and I'm not even referring to getting rid of wonky animations and potatoenglish because fuck that.
     
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  22. spekkio Arcane

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    LP's good and game looks interesting as well. A must-nonremoval!

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  23. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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  24. Gondolin Arcane

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    Le bump. I want an update.
     
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