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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Feb. 17th - The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom Release

Release - February 17, 2010
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

I posted about this earlier, but if you are a video game player, own XBox, and love silent films, you should love this new game based on silent films and one hungry, pie eating chap name P.B. Winterbottom. In reading the reviews, this game will actually exercise players minds to think, instead of using their fingers to just react and shoot everything in sight.

Review about it below. Click on image to see a test play of the game, and link to preview and trailer and interview with creators. Home site for the game. Happy eating!

"Do not doubt that The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is one of the most difficult games that you will have ever played.

Unlike pure platformers, where most frustration is born out of not hitting the jump button at the exact right moment, in this game you have to contend with the spatial and timing difficulties only once you have actually figured out how to actually get to all the necessary pies in each level. It’s a bit like playing Sonic the Hedgehog inside an M.C. Escher drawing.

But that puzzle-solving element is what keeps the game from getting too frustrating—or at least prevents the specific brand of controller-throwing anger that other platformer games can cause. It’s not necessarily your thumbs that are letting you down, but rather your brain.

Despite the insane difficulty of some of the puzzles contained within The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, I can’t do anything other than wholly recommend its purchase, which has a price tag of 800 Microsoft Points (or about $10). Smart games should be championed, not feared, and the mental challenges contained within this game are only more impressive once you solve them. Upon completing them, I felt as if I had truly conquered something." - Review from teamxbox

Update February 16 - Latest interview with co-founder of the game, Paul Bellezza

Update February 17 - Let the pie eating begin! If you have Xbox 360, and a chuck of change (don't know the exact price), you can order P.B. Winterbottom, starting today!

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