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Downtime, p22

March 15, 2024 by Tim


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Vukodlak
Vukodlak
1 month ago

God they’re adorable.

The Legacy
The Legacy
1 month ago
Reply to  Vukodlak

Can we keep him in the storyline Tim? Please?! πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜… Lucas deserves a break!

DerGrimmigeZwerg
DerGrimmigeZwerg
1 month ago
Reply to  The Legacy

Maybe we can *very subtly* reverse psychology our way into keeping him.
Everyone remembers how bad Lucas’ relationships were in Crtl+Alt+Del 1.0. Obviously it’s going to keep happening. There is no way Tim will change a running plotline (please ignore the obvious debunking of that with the very concept of Crtl+Alt+Del 2.0).

Nono
Nono
1 month ago

Kate was okay, I guess?

Nightdagger
Nightdagger
1 month ago

I’ve got a sneaking suspicion he already knows and is trying not to let Lucas know.

Gonfrask
Gonfrask
1 month ago

You say too much the “regular” word there. Very smooth

GUNnibal
GUNnibal
1 month ago

Panel 4: Even when Lucas doesn’t wear tights, he still finds a way to be a hero.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

I’ve searched far and wide for a game that begins as I remember the demo: Protagonist is talking all moody-like to his fancy knife in an aircraft, then gameplay begins as he stands in a snowy shipping yard designed to teach basic movement. Everywhere I ask, from used game shops to gaming forums, nobody knows the game I speak of. The best guess has been Metal Gear Solid 3, but I know all those games well and Snake doesn’t have his knife out and he begins in a non-snowy forest.

Ben
Ben
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Can you give any more descriptors?
Like platform?
2D/3D?
Was it a shooter or a platformer? Etc.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Ben

It was 3D and graphics looked amazing for the early 2000’s so it must have been Xbox or maybe GameCube. Probably a 3rd-Person hack-&slash probably with shooting, but I’m not confident of gun inclusion because I was pulled away as soon as gameplay started. “It’ll be there next time”, they say, and it never is.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Project IGI? Starts in a railyard with a knife held by a snarky protagonist who is inserted by helicopter. That first mission has no snow, but later missions are snowy.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

I have IGI2 on GOG; it looks worse probably, is in first-person (sorry for omitting the third-person detail) and begins with a dive from a plane without moody-talk with the knife out. So I strongly doubt what I remember is from the first game.

Ian_Wolff
Ian_Wolff
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Only thing I remember even close to that kind of setup would be MGS 2 sons of liberty, though its a different character in there fiddling with his knife while watching the protagonist and its on a deck of a ship in the middle of a storm..

Thomas
Thomas
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike

Checked r/tipofmyjoystick/ on reddit yet?

DerGrimmigeZwerg
DerGrimmigeZwerg
1 month ago
Reply to  GUNnibal

I absolutely support this. I kept remembering this game I used to play back in my childhood. Didn’t remember what it was called, just some of the scenery and that it was point and click. Unfortunately our computer wasn’t able to run it after we made the very bad decision to upgrade to Windows ME and it got thrown out. I was close to finishing it, and was really devastated by that. Luckily I found it a few years ago (thanks to the good folks at GOG to make it accessible to newer devices) after seeing the cover art and… Read more »

James Rye
James Rye
1 month ago

Dude has good humor. Lucas should keep him.

The Legacy
The Legacy
1 month ago
Reply to  James Rye

Totally. I’d love to see them last, and the guy to accept his alter ego eventually.

Last edited 1 month ago by The Legacy
Ocramot
Ocramot
1 month ago

Reeeeeal smooth, Lucas. He’d never suspect.

Tillbo Baggins
Tillbo Baggins
1 month ago

yup… they gonna fall in love and then it’s gonna end. Anyone else hear Def Leopard? …. Bringin’ on the Heartbreak….

ZFTX
ZFTX
1 month ago

I think this may end poorly, or possibly well, I may not be a good predictor of such things.

Lrbearclaw
Lrbearclaw
1 month ago

Ya know that even if they break this up for <insert reason here>, he’s going to see D-Pad in costume and just KNOW who it is. Depending on how good the split went, he will either be trouble for Lucas or message with “we gotta talk”.

Maybe end up as their “man on the inside”… well, in a different way.

Joel
Joel
1 month ago
Reply to  Lrbearclaw

I see what you did there.

FooNiteOrion
FooNiteOrion
1 month ago

Breaks the immersion that you use the Data East Jurassic Park pinball back glass and the Stern Jurassic Park Playfield. /s
But I am enjoying this relationship

Afgncaatp
Afgncaatp
1 month ago
Reply to  FooNiteOrion

Pinballers unite! I could not put my finger on why that felt weird

Warrain
Warrain
1 month ago
Reply to  FooNiteOrion

Now that is some attention to vague details.

Patrick
Patrick
1 month ago

Am I the only one who sees this as a future relationship blow up and then a reconciliation so that he becomes their man on the inside?

Brendan
Brendan
1 month ago

Tim: So I’m giving Lucas a love inter–
Audience: DIVE FOR COVER!!

Sorte
Sorte
1 month ago

Long time reader first time commenter. Appreciate you dropping in a pinball machine at an arcade! Always good to see pins represented. Hope you get to play the new Jaws or Labyrinth!

Bakamoichigei
Bakamoichigei
1 month ago

ngl, the “Can you help me find this game I played for five minutes when I was 4 years old” threads on Reddit give me life. 😌