Unskippable: Trapt

Trapt

A game where you run away and set off traps. So ... really gripping stuff.

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This isn't Trapt. This isn't Trapt at all! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trapt

...Okay, so they're both shit. :D

Why do I get the feeling all the queen is missing is a golden monkey sidekick?

"The princess and I" is grammatically correct...

Wait, the queen told the guards to stop them but the two ran pass them and the Queen move out of their way as they escape. Yeah that make alot of sense...

It's a flawless plan! They'll never expect that their princess is in another castle!

Draconalis:
"The princess and I" is grammatically correct...

Not when used in a prepositional phrase. You don't say "right in front of I," do you?
Also, the Queen made a similar error... but I guess Graham and Paul were too busy at the time.

Anyway, that bit about voice-acting the king....
"Your line is, 'hurrgh, uurrgh, arrrgh....'" "That's it?" Nice one. ^_^

its weird,I was thinking the other day about Deception and how underrated that series was, then Unskippable does this, I wonder how Trapt ranks with the PSone games.

Is it something japanese games do right, It's that you always can guess who's evil just from how they look or which voice actor they have.

Though I agree that the queen didn't look that evil, She wasn't far from looking completly evil.

DVS BSTrD:
It's a flawless plan! They'll never expect that their princess is in another castle!

Well that's only because they don't have a little mushroom guy to tell them that their Princess is in another castle.

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Evilsanta:
Is it something japanese games do right, It's that you always can guess who's evil just from how they look or which voice actor they have.

I wouldn't consider that a point in their favor. I think it'd be better if you couldn't tell who's evil just by looking at 'em. It esp. doesn't look good for the other characters when they start blindly trusting the "secretly" evil characters who couldn't be any more obviously evil if they had "I am evil" tattooed on their foreheads.

Mydnyght:

Not when used in a prepositional phrase. You don't say "right in front of I," do you?

Granted that English is my weakest subject... and American education system to be rather sub-par... but I was always taught that "*name* and me" is just incorrect.

And frankly speaking, "Right in front of the Princess and me" just sounds wrong to my ears. And who are you going to believe? Whoever taught you English; or my ears?

Think about that one for a moment...

"Okay, but what about lunch? 'Cause we're just about to go on lunch and that would hinder us ... We don't have to arrest lunch, do we?" Love it!

Draconalis:

Mydnyght:

Not when used in a prepositional phrase. You don't say "right in front of I," do you?

Granted that English is my weakest subject... and American education system to be rather sub-par... but I was always taught that "*name* and me" is just incorrect.

And frankly speaking, "Right in front of the Princess and me" just sounds wrong to my ears. And who are you going to believe? Whoever taught you English; or my ears?

Think about that one for a moment...

I'm throwing in "the Princess and myself" for the hilarity as well!

Captcha: om nom nom
... really now?

Draconalis:

Mydnyght:

Not when used in a prepositional phrase. You don't say "right in front of I," do you?

Granted that English is my weakest subject... and American education system to be rather sub-par... but I was always taught that "*name* and me" is just incorrect.

And frankly speaking, "Right in front of the Princess and me" just sounds wrong to my ears. And who are you going to believe? Whoever taught you English; or my ears?

Think about that one for a moment...

It's because it's much more rare to use it like in the second. The basic grammar point(I think) is actually, that the 'and' doesn't change whatever grammar rules you'd use normally if the words were by themselves.

So 'Graham and me had a party' doesn't work because 'me had a party' is nonsense. Equally if you say. 'There was a party right in front of Graham and I', it doesn't work because 'there was a party right in front of I' is nonsense.

If it's sounding bad to your ears, try ' right in front of me and the princess' rather than 'princes and me', that might sound a bit better.

Tbh, there's not many situations where this stuff actually brings any more clarity to the conversation, but if we're talking about actual rules, it's not just someone being taught wrong, this is how it works

Sometimes you get a feeling that some Japanese storywriters simply don't care about narrative surprises and make the characters look good or evil from the offset out of thematic concern.

"Look we're establishing that the queen falsely accuses the girl of murder in the opening scene, so why hide the fact that she's evil?"

Also: I do want to connect the dots on that king.

Alan and Ralph are good names for guards. They sound really reliable.

That king looked like he jumped off of a chess board. And about good/evil fashion: don't good guys wear hoods too? I think the backless dress screams "I might take this whole thing off if you play your cards right."

And what is it with repeating stuff a second after its said the 1st time around in Japanese games?

The maid and princess are wearing some crazy outfits

Kagero deception was a damn good trap game though.

http://au.ign.com/games/kagero-deception-ii/ps-3716

If we're going to talk about grammar, everyone refers to the king as Your/His Highness. Highness is for princes. Kings are queens are Majesty.

Does anyone find strange that the princess' Japanese name is the American-sounding Alicia and her American name is the nothing-at-all-sounding Allura?

Love this game- Kinda have to make your own fun, though, because nothing really stops you from just spamming arrows, bear traps and pendulums.

Awful, awful story.

Draconalis:
"The princess and I" is grammatically correct...

So you would say "The king was murdered right in front of I!"? Because that's an easy way to determine if you should use "I" or "me".

"Really? You think they're not going to look in the summer home?" -Well it worked pretty well for the team in Avatar: TLA.

Draconalis:

Mydnyght:

Not when used in a prepositional phrase. You don't say "right in front of I," do you?

Granted that English is my weakest subject... and American education system to be rather sub-par... but I was always taught that "*name* and me" is just incorrect.

And frankly speaking, "Right in front of the Princess and me" just sounds wrong to my ears. And who are you going to believe? Whoever taught you English; or my ears?

Think about that one for a moment...

'me' is the object form of the first person personal pronoun. 'I' is the subject form. A standard past tense sentence follows this structure:

< subj> (verb2) <obj>

... with verb2 being the past form of a verb (e.g. had, was, spoke).

In this sentence, "It happened right in front of the princess and me.", 'It' is the subject, with 'happened' being the past tense verb. 'in front of' is a preposition, showing the location of 'It', with the object being 'the princess and me.' Hence the use of the object form.

People often correct you at school because you mostly say "Me and my friends went somewhere.", with you and your friends being the subject, which should be, as you say, 'My friends and I'.

It's basically a case of the person teaching you English not explaining, or most likely not understanding, the rules of grammar in this case. But hey, if you don't like the sound of it, don't try to change yourself. It'll just become part of the unique structure that you use to communicate with, giving you an identifiable style.

After all, most music these days use "You was" which is only causing headaches for English teachers, and there's not that many of us in the population.

I thought this game kicked ass. Although the difficulty curve was totally out to lunch. Thanks for another great episode guys!

I'm also a bit confused as to who the hell Alicia is....

Type B... of course! I knew I recognised that voice type from somewhere

But that knight guy also had a high-collar built into his armour... so much for that theory.

And am I really wrong or is the evil queen holding a... spanking paddle?

Nobody commented on how much those two not-evil/stupid (but still unobservant) knights puffed their chests when they talked? Their shoulders were bobbing like crazy!

I have that game, and I've played it a lot. It's fun to play and fun to make fun of.

At least this game didn't use crappy English dubbing with totally flat emotions and improper emphasis. Instead it used crappy Japanese voice acting with overly dramatized emotions and bad directing. ...Well, maybe that comes out a wash.

leviadragon99:
And am I really wrong or is the evil queen holding a... spanking paddle?

It's a fan.

ars731:
its weird,I was thinking the other day about Deception and how underrated that series was, then Unskippable does this, I wonder how Trapt ranks with the PSone games.

Pretty well actually. It really continues everything good and bad about the series. Horrible control and camera issues. Pointless and entirely (sorry guys) skippable cutscenes that if you chose to bother are faaarrr too long. And gameplay so fun and viscerally satisfying that the flaws cripple nothing. I can't recommend this series enough (except for the first game, which was unplayably awful.) It's really like watching mst3k while playing a game where you get the ridiculously lethal and evil section of Wile E Coyote's Acme catalogue and use it to torture, maim, and murder a long list of foes... and the more drawn out, brutal, and ragdolling thru the air Rube Goldbergian you can make someone's death the more points and money you get.

You can't have more fun without a kiddie pool, a fridge truck, and gallons of jello and vodka.

FEichinger:
"Okay, but what about lunch? 'Cause we're just about to go on lunch and that would hinder us ... We don't have to arrest lunch, do we?" Love it!

Draconalis:

Mydnyght:

Not when used in a prepositional phrase. You don't say "right in front of I," do you?

Granted that English is my weakest subject... and American education system to be rather sub-par... but I was always taught that "*name* and me" is just incorrect.

And frankly speaking, "Right in front of the Princess and me" just sounds wrong to my ears. And who are you going to believe? Whoever taught you English; or my ears?

Think about that one for a moment...

I'm throwing in "the Princess and myself" for the hilarity as well!

Captcha: om nom nom
... really now?

My avatar agrees with Captcha, MY AVATAR IS CAPTCHA!

Random Wanderer:
At least this game didn't use crappy English dubbing with totally flat emotions and improper emphasis. Instead it used crappy Japanese voice acting with overly dramatized emotions and bad directing. ...Well, maybe that comes out a wash.

leviadragon99:
And am I really wrong or is the evil queen holding a... spanking paddle?

It's a fan.

If you say so, I'm just saying I've seen fans before and they weren't the first thing that came to mind...

Hey, look over there! A distraction!

Oh the Dark Ages of the PS2. Literally.

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