Solve Unamusement: 2/14/10 - 2/21/10

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Solve Unamusement has been closed, but that does not mean you can't still find random amusements or keep in touch with the former author of this blog.

Everything shall be on the author's deviantART journal and there is a feed to go with it.

The Dudel Journal

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Credit to Mumblingidiot @ diviantART

Look Again (Persona 3)

Yes, this is another post about an old amusement but after taking something of a "hiatus" from the PS2 (and non emulated console games in general) this game has to be the easiest of RPGs to simply drop and come back to.

The story conveniently tells you several times what happened last week or what you're supposed to be doing with just a few "Hello random character" type of comments. Problem is, a majority of characters (unless having an event*) repeat themselves at an irritating level. Some games will have [NPC] characters maybe say three things in total while Persona 3 seems happy with a single one.

But, again, what grabbed me into the game was its music. So much so that its soundtrack was searched for and "found" in order to listen. The game is so full with uniqe and new music that the soundtrack has 26 tracks on it! 26 tracks on a video game soundtrack. The best part is all the music is actually in the game. A lot of soundtracks for video games include "relevant songs" from popular artists, but not this one.

The Golden Age of Video

Epic movies plus some epic television mixed in with some really good background type music all mixed together to form what was the past century in what it meant in terms of television and movies alike.

The funny thing about this is that I, personally, have seen more than enough of those films to be able to understand what and where without to much direction. Suppose that means the television raised me a bit more then it should have.


First and foremost comes Solve Unamusements opinion about PBBGs on a very general level. Like everything else they have their pros and cons but after an extended period of time, one of each should be added.

Con: Because they are so simple, a lot of PBBGs can easily be forgotten or bailed on for one reason or another.
Pro: Because they are so simple, it is rare that much is missed if you bail and come back later.

Syrnia was like that, personally, for this writer. Had forgotten the game for a good one hundred and twenty days (exactly) and was then reminded by email that my account may be removed. This was my ticket back to playing (though not as often/much as before) and because of how most PBBGs work nothing was missed from the time off.

So in memory of PBBGs that have been suggested and are either mostly not played or not played at all anymore, a list of all the PBBGs that have been posted via Solve Unamusement. Out of this list, only two are being played (one is because it is yet in closed Alpha.)

I could take 39, 42 if I Lie.

How many baboons could you take in a fight? (armed only with a giant dildo)

Created by Oatmeal

Not much else to say other than to thank Ting for finding such a simple yet awesome amusement.

Pacman Tetris


A game that is 80% Tetris and 20% Pacman is nothing but win. The game doesn't run in odd shapes but more along the lines of Dr. Mario or Magic Jewelry. The shapes are very constant (Short L pieces in the case of Pac-Attack) with typical finish a row across and get points etc. The difference is the ghosts and Pacman.

On the SNES and Sega Genesis (as well as ports to Gamegear and GBC) the game doesn't seem to get that much attention beyond a certain group of puzzle solving manics. Give the game a whirl, if you can.

The Picard Song/Video

Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG)was something which was grown up on in my own home. That being said, everyone who's seen TNG knows who Captain Jean Luc Picard is. He is the captain of the Enterprise!

History out of the way, this song by online handle name "DarkMateria" (Link to MySpace Music. Out of the three songs listed on site, it isn't much of a wonder why "The Picard Song" has grown the popularity it has.

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