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The Brass

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Am I the first one to notice this reference?
« on: May 22, 2011, 05:54:12 PM »


An exhaustive google/forum search revealed nothing. I only got the game a week ago so that's why I didn't spot it until now. I guess playing it so much recently is why the word anomaly made the bells ring in my head.

What makes it strange is the fact that the rooms were named by Bennett Foddy after they were designed.

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Re: Am I the first one to notice this reference?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 06:03:46 PM »
Uh, I'm guessing it's a coincidence, because I don't know what you're highlighting!

I think you might need to spell this out!

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Re: Am I the first one to notice this reference?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2011, 05:33:51 AM »
I think the screenshot shows Iji, who is an anomaly in the story and is even called an anomaly in the game.

It's been a long while since I played Iji, so I could be completely misunderstanding this!
« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 05:35:33 AM by Robson »

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Re: Am I the first one to notice this reference?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2011, 05:37:40 AM »
Oh.

I loved Hero Core, but just couldn't get into Iji. ???

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Re: Am I the first one to notice this reference?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2011, 05:59:34 AM »
Ooo it's definitely worth giving it a proper go. I even got one of my non-indie-game playing friends to complete it... twice!

I think it's a great example of replay value in a game. Normally you would play through the game killing everything, but it can also be played without killing anyone. You unlock/upgrade different abilities, allowing you to play in different ways. There's a variety of weapons. The levels are complex and have secret areas. There's a lot of story to read and it subtly changes based on your actions.

Argh, want to write more, but the office firewall is coming up in a few seconds!!

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Re: Am I the first one to notice this reference?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 09:03:12 AM »
It sounds great, and I've been meaning to give it a proper chance. Given how good his other games are, I've no doubt it's excellent.

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Re: Am I the first one to notice this reference?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 01:44:12 PM »
I think the screenshot shows Iji, who is an anomaly in the story and is even called an anomaly in the game.
Yes, that's it. The main character's name is Iji, but everyone calls her Anomaly.

So it was just a coincidence.

I do recommend the game to everyone. Funny how I learned about HC from Terry, and now I'm reminding him of Iji.
« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 01:46:28 PM by The Brass »

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Re: Am I the first one to notice this reference?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2011, 05:04:43 PM »
This is awesome! I love Iji (actually all of Dan Remar's games, especially Iji and Castle of Elite), and got what you meant from the screenshot instantly.

An unintentional easter egg . . . that is just awesome, lol.

Terry, in the game both the Tasen and the Komato refer to Iji as the "human anomaly", or just "Anomaly" for short.