This Mary Poppins does not teach children good ...
In describing The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom do without reference to Braid impossible. In a masterpiece of the year before the game connects almost all: the platform and genre, the game mechanics and a lot of attention to visual style. Graphics, and style of narration, send the player for a hundred years ago, at the beginning of XX century. Frame with curls covering the screen "film artifacts, cheerful music, even the colors of the game obviously bowing in the direction of the silent cinema. The plot is told in between levels with funny quatrains illustrated static designs. The main character - Mr. PB Winterbottom, a big prankster. The sole purpose of its existence is stealing and eating other people's pies, and in this field it is with great promise. But once it catches up with mold in the spirit of Dickens: the hero comes to see a giant flying pie and lures into the mysterious portal. Once in the past, PB quickly understand what is required - to fix their mistakes, because of which his fellow citizens have suffered so much. Just quickly before it comes, that way you can eat a lot of pies. However, granted a magical dessert special-abilities will not take away: Mr. Winterbottom has learned to create their own clones, "writing" the sequence of their actions. Twins to help him be in several places at once, and always glad to lend a shoulder or push an umbrella in the right direction. The whole set of levels divided into five "films, each with the power of cloning varies slightly. Apart from these, PB may attend opening as you progress through the Challenge, in which he has already got to try on the result: to act quickly and do not shave heaps of clones. However, the majority of puzzles are solved quickly and not very difficult. This is perhaps the most noticeable difference in the game from his older brother: a puzzle in Braid is almost devoid of action and require the preferential development of intelligence. The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom this myself for some reason can not, and more attention to skill your character controls.
The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom, along with last year's Axel & Pixel - part of the plan 2K Games on XBLA-enter the market of indie games. Since they both were quite successful, the company may soon put the financing of promising young designers in the stream. True, the infusion of money from a major publisher will automatically deprive them of the prefix "indie", but who cares these conventions?
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On the "plot" level, the number of simultaneously existing clones is strictly limited.
Mr Winterbottom burns, freezes, and simply removes their counterparts without the slightest compunction.
To life honey may seem, pies are usually given only to gather in a certain order.
Slow decline and the flight control PB This can be an umbrella. Now these umbrellas, alas, do not.