The Suffering
December 13, 2008 2:06 AM   Subscribe


 
those videos are seriously NSFW
posted by milnak at 2:12 AM on December 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


Well, I give a thumbs up to this post. I can see what seems like an awesome, deep game that I missed without having to play it! Maybe links to other games on the lparchive would have been nice, but I don't see anything else particularly compelling there.
posted by heathkit at 2:36 AM on December 13, 2008


Let's play The Suffering for free.
posted by item at 2:36 AM on December 13, 2008 [3 favorites]


Ok, it's not that deep. But I'm glad I saw all three endings without having to play it.
posted by heathkit at 2:55 AM on December 13, 2008


Was I supposed to suffer here?
posted by twoleftfeet at 3:01 AM on December 13, 2008


Metafilter: Let's play The Snarking.
posted by orthogonality at 3:03 AM on December 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can haz inner torment?
posted by mandal at 3:15 AM on December 13, 2008


The chapter two video has a subtitle that says something like "Slayers will keep spawning here. We have to kill each one to hear the next bit of dialogue." Sounds like great gameplay!
posted by Potsy at 3:37 AM on December 13, 2008


As far as playthroughs go I much prefer the ones from The Spoony Experiment; the riffed Let's Play Phantasmagoria 2 is just great and should be watched by everyone who is a fan of MST3K-style snarky commentary.
Oh, and check out the DragonStrike video. It's seriously good stuff."Now let's get out of here, it's time we leaf".
posted by PontifexPrimus at 3:59 AM on December 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Suffering 2: The Gerund-ing
posted by kid ichorous at 4:16 AM on December 13, 2008 [4 favorites]


I appreciated the artistic license taken with Master of Orion 2:

We destroyed our creators. Our hatred subsided.
We assimilated our world, The Core, our networks coursing through the entirety of the planet. Using all the resources available to us, we computed and calculated one important question: Were we happy? Do we love each other, my brothers?
With our current capabilities, we can not answer the question within the lifespan of this star.


...as well as Tie Fighter:

Tie Fighter was awesome, and I think everyone should have a chance to play it. So here it is! I have the disc with me right here. Unfortunately, I don't have a joystick, so I'm going to reconstruct the game from memory...

Moreover, I'd recommend reading through the Allied Microcomputer port of Harlan Ellison story I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream:

Although he is not a fan of computer games and did not own a personal computer at the time, he co-authored the expanded storyline and wrote much of the game's dialogue, all on a mechanical typewriter. Ellison also voiced the supercomputer "AM" and provided artwork of himself used for a mousepad included with the game.
posted by kid ichorous at 4:31 AM on December 13, 2008


As far as playthroughs go I much prefer the ones from The Spoony Experiment

The videos looked interesting, unfortunately he uses one of those shitty, useless Brand X flash video sites that make the videos look awful and stutter every 2 seconds. Why do people do that? Just to be outre? Just goddamn use YouTube already. Fortunately, he also has a YouTube channel where the videos actually work. The reviews of the Sega CD "Make My Video" series (some of the most mindbendingly awful "games" ever created) are hilarious.
posted by DecemberBoy at 4:49 AM on December 13, 2008


> The videos looked interesting, unfortunately...

The videos hosted on dailymotion functioned correctly for me.
posted by simoncion at 5:13 AM on December 13, 2008


Errm. I'm running Flash 10 and Firefox 3.0.4 on Linux.
posted by simoncion at 5:14 AM on December 13, 2008


I played and finished that game on my PS2. It was difficult, fun, and depressing.
posted by doctorschlock at 7:36 AM on December 13, 2008


Let's play Train Long-Suffering on YouTube.
posted by KokuRyu at 7:51 AM on December 13, 2008


Thanks for introducing me to that site...I can finally "finish" Psychonauts (couldn't get past Meat Circus)
posted by god particle at 11:13 AM on December 13, 2008


In most cases, the player is presented with three options: help the person (good), kill them (evil), or remain indifferent to their plight (neutral).

Sounds like some extremely deep gameplay there. /sarcasm.

How about moving beyond 1st grade morality? That's what I'd like to see. Yes, I'm also looking at you, Bioshock.
posted by Justinian at 11:16 AM on December 13, 2008


How about moving beyond 1st grade morality?

I've played through The Suffering a couple of times, and there is at least one instance where the good option is to kill someone, because they're in terrible pain ... so it's 2nd-grade morality at least.
posted by WPW at 12:19 PM on December 13, 2008


Many of those monsters are strongly reminiscent of the zombies in Left 4 Dead. Like the Fester seems rather similar to the Boomer, and the witches are kinda similar. They're different enough that I'm sure that Valve didn't rip them off. Basically what I'm trying to say here is I wore a grey hoodie to work and one of my friends almost punched me because he thought I was a Hunter.
posted by breath at 12:26 PM on December 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


Some other good Lets Play are:
The Terrible Secret of Animal Crossing
Let's Play Dwarf Fortress: Boatmurdered

People have actually made fanart for both of these.
posted by dragoon at 1:13 PM on December 13, 2008


Thanks for introducing me to that site...I can finally "finish" Psychonauts (couldn't get past Meat Circus)

Meat circus is probably the hardest level of that game, it took me probably 10 times to finally finish it. Also check out the Lets Play master list, although I think it might be the same thing as the lparchive.
posted by dead cousin ted at 2:36 PM on December 13, 2008 [1 favorite]


There are worse things than death.

well, duh. life is a lot worse. there are ups, downs, highs and lows. death is if nothing else a pretty damn peaceful and stable state to be in.

at least until the necrophiliacs visit you.
posted by krautland at 7:47 PM on December 13, 2008


The game is protected by the Starforce copy protection system version 3.5

Wow, it really is about suffering!
posted by ook at 9:04 PM on December 13, 2008 [2 favorites]


The Let's Play threads on the Paradox games area amazing:
posted by blahblahblah at 9:56 PM on December 13, 2008


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