>Quick Hits: Stacking, YDKJ

>Sorry I haven’t posted in a while.  Also, sorry that every post I write these days leads off with an apology.  I’ve been super-busy lately, and haven’t had very much (if any) gaming time, besides playing with my iPod to and from work.  (Flick Golf is a fun, cheap time-waster, by the way.)

Last night, though, the planets aligned; 2 games arrived, and my wife was out of the house.  So I got to sit down and play a bit of both Stacking and You Don’t Know Jack.

Let’s start with YDKJ, because there’s not very much to say.  If you were a fan of the original games on the PC in the late 90s, then you will love the shit out of this new version.  It’s pretty much the exact same experience, which, when you think about it, is an amazing testament to how great the original games were.  I hope that more people on my friends list pick this up; I’d love to get some online play going.  Or, alternately, I’d have more people over to the house. 

Stacking is the latest downloadable title from Tim Schafer’s DoubleFine Productions, and as such, it is beautiful and charming and original and wonderful.  Not necessarily laugh-out-loud funny, but that’s not really what the game is about; the game is about solving puzzles, and the puzzles are solved via Russian stacking dolls.  It’s hard to explain without actually having the game in your hands, so just go and download it and we’ll talk later.

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