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I haven’t been able to fit into a hole that size since I was 4 years old.



Game: The Dig

Released: November 1995

Publisher: Lucas Arts

I went into The Dig only knowing a small portion of the story.  What I expected was a point and click adventure about 3 astronauts saving the world from an asteroid. Let’s be honest here- I was really looking forward to making a lot of Armageddon jokes and doing my best to explain why Deep Impact is the better movie. Hint: It’s because the Earth gets its ass handed to it.

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More fun than a back alley chainfight.

You can tell you're about to be in for some serious shit.

You can tell you’re about to be in for some serious shit.

I remember two things about Full Throttle from when I was 9 years old.

  1. This was the most bad ass character in any computer game.
  2. I could never get past the first section and just gave up.

This point and click adventure tells the story of Ben, the bad ass leader of a bad ass motorcycle gang called the Polecats who is framed for murder and must fight to clear his name and triumph against the forces that want to kill motorcycles for good. Full Throttle features traditional Lucas Arts point and click action, as well as motorcycle combat sections that require the player to use chains, a mace, boards, and even a chainsaw to take out rival gang members. It’s a little violent for a Lucas Arts title, but there isn’t much blood or gore. It was released in 1995 by the same designers behind Grim Fandango, Psychonauts an Brutal Legend. If your a fan of either, (why wouldn’t you be?) you’ll be right at home with Full Throttle.

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