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by Some DudeTuesday, June 19, 2007 [4:39 pm]

You keep saying "fair" when I think you mean "fare".

One small discrepancy between your play-through and mine: I didn't bother killing very many people in the school (because, as you say, it was tedious), and I did okay in Hell anyway. I don't think I died once. It was kind of fun to try to survive, in fact--though this game feels severely unpolished next to, say, a Square-Enix game, its low-level design is nonetheless unusual amongst those of other console-style RPG's in that it provides enough difficulty (and begins doing so abruptly, at that) to force a skilled player who wishes to finish it into actually trying. This feature has nothing to do with the Columbine story, but I liked it anyway.

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