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VolcanoQueen

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Weird Games?
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:41:03 pm »

I'm in a gaming club at school and we're planning on bringing video games to play once a month. At some point, I really want to show my friends a really weird game just to see their reactions. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer to get either a PC game or a 3ds game.

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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 06:52:27 pm »

Custer's Revenge?
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 07:24:29 pm »

Anamnesis is one of the strangest games out there. But it's also good. I don't think anyone would be able to top you if you brought that card out.

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« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 07:31:04 pm »

doki doki literature club.

less hipstery, try a group playthrough of undertale.

even less hipstery, try binding of issac. strange and fun!

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Re: Weird Games?
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 07:33:23 pm »

doki doki literature club.

less hipstery, try a group playthrough of undertale.

One of my friends has already played Undertale and told the rest of the group about it, so Undertale is out, sadly. Might try to show my friends DDLC, though.

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 07:51:29 pm »

Get a PS1 emulator and play Tombi.
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Re: Weird Games?
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 08:03:38 pm »

Get a PS1 emulator and play Tombi.

Ooh, or LSD: Dream Emulator, if you're going that route. Katamari Damacy for PS2 is a good choice, too. EYE: Divine Cybermancy sans fan-translation and plus ten hours is prolly a good contender, and one of my personal favorites. Surgeon Simulator might be a gimme, if we want flat weird and not obscure. Killer is Dead is supposed to be pretty weird, right? That one's free on Humble right now. Mirrormoon EP is a little artsy, if you want to watch your peers figure out how to navigate the ship. Stanley Parable might be a fair contender if criticism of general gaming counts as weird. Cube and Star: An Arbitrary Love is arbitrarily pointless. Otherwise, maybe a Touhou title, if they've never seen a shmup of that calibre before? Or, ooh, maybe one of those fanmakes of that cursed pokemon copypasta.

If you need one that everyone can digest and ogle at in equal, digestible parts, points go to Katamari. Weird is like its schtick.
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« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 08:12:39 pm »

Otherwise, maybe a Touhou title, if they've never seen a shmup of that calibre before?

I actually have English versions of most of the games already, so I might bring that at some point. I've never heard anyone in the group talking about it, so it might be fun to introduce some people.

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 08:16:24 pm »

Vangers! Old PC game, it's on steam (and I think GOG and a few other places), both weird and pretty great if you can figure out where the blazes to go.

3DS, without getting into stuff that's not translated... maybe Knights in the Nightmare? It's definitely odd in terms of design.
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 08:33:00 pm »

Here's a number of recommendations; see if any of them suit your fancy:

Earth Defense Force. Imagine if a B movie about an alien invasion was turned into a third person shooter video game. That's pretty much what it is. Not the weirdest thing ever, but certainly quirky. The characters that talk on the intercom during your missions are constantly saying really stupid stuff like, "It's the pinnacle of evolution," or "You can defeat it by attacking!" Also, giant ants, robots, and godzilla things, ragdolling everywhere, and more explosions than you can shake a stick at.

Oh... Sir! is also fun, and pretty cheap. You try to defeat your opponent by slinging better insults than them. It seems kind of like a joke of a game, but the mechanics are actually pretty solid despite their simplicity, so it can still get competitive. Oh, and you'll often end up with some pretty weird insults, which is why I mention it in the first place.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is quite strange. You play as an octopus masquerading as a normal dad guy. You have to accomplish various tasks whilst battling the hilariously difficult controls, which usually results in flailing your octo-limbs wildly and not quite doing what you're supposed to be doing. Pretty sure there's a co-op mode where you can split the controls and make life even harder (and sillier) for yourself.

West of Loathing is an incredibly absurd singleplayer RPG, and I honestly can't recommend it enough if you want laughs. It's stuffed full of jokes from beginning to end, and seemingly prides itself on being as ridiculous as possible at every juncture. Not a game you can play WITH friends, but it's certainly still fun to spectate.
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« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 08:55:06 pm »

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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 08:57:32 pm »

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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 09:14:18 pm »

Vangers!

First thing that came to my mind. Weirdness on actual acid.

You can also just install Second Life and make it all unbearable.
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« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2017, 09:19:10 pm »

im seeing some PSone recommendations. i want to add Team Buddies to that list, really cool game. specially on emulator if you get some joystick to play with friends.


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« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2017, 09:22:42 pm »

Earthbound, if you can arrange that one.

Or you could just blandly point out how fucking weird Mario is.
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