History YMMV / LivingBooks

19th Mar '16 4:19:37 PM kablammin45
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* NauseaFuel: The ice cream shop in ''Arthur's Reading Race'' has some...[[CordonBleughChef interesting ice cream flavors]] to say the least. Anybody up for some Frog Chip (which may or may not include a frog inside) or ''[[{{Squick}} Toenail Crunch]]''? (And yes, the latter flavor is indeed depicted as having toe nails in it.)
24th Jan '16 8:07:07 PM thevisualboy37
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** The Living Books concept itself had been done before, albeit less successfully, with an obscure Apple II game called ''Explore-a-Story'' by Learningways, Inc..
18th Nov '15 11:47:54 PM YasminPerry
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* OlderThenTheyThink: The series could be considered a prototype version of the KineticNovel genre, despite coming out way before this term (or its related term, ''sound novel'') was even ''invented''.

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* OlderThenTheyThink: OlderThanTheyThink: The series could be considered a prototype version of the KineticNovel genre, despite coming out way before this the term (or its related term, ''sound novel'') was even ''invented''.
18th Nov '15 11:47:28 PM YasminPerry
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* OlderThenTheyThink: The series could be considered a prototype version of the KineticNovel genre, despite coming out way before this term (or its related term, ''sound novel'') was even ''invented''.
24th Jul '15 8:42:53 PM Sammettik
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** The UK SameLanguageDub of ''Harry and the Haunted house" is very sloppy compared to the one for ''The Tortoise and the Hare''. Not only do most of the characters sound way too similar, they frequently revert to their American voices, usually when two characters are speaking in unison.

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** The UK SameLanguageDub of ''Harry and the Haunted house" house'' is very sloppy compared to the one for ''The Tortoise and the Hare''. Not only do most of the characters sound way too similar, they frequently revert to their American voices, usually when two characters are speaking in unison.
24th Jul '15 8:40:27 PM Sammettik
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* TheyJustDidntCare: The Hebrew dub of ''The Tortoise and the Hare'' seems like it was put together in less than a day. It's glitch-ridden (the first bug shows up on the ''main menu!''), the voice acting is poorly done and often conveys the wrong emotion, and they cut corners several times. One particularly glaring example is how when individual words from the story are clicked, instea of playing a separate re-recorded line specifically for that word, it plays a tiny snippet from the actual reading of the story.

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* TheyJustDidntCare: The Hebrew dub of ''The Tortoise and the Hare'' seems like it was put together in less than a day. It's glitch-ridden (the first bug shows up on the ''main menu!''), the voice acting is poorly done and often conveys the wrong emotion, and they cut corners several times. One particularly glaring example is how when individual words from the story are clicked, instea instead of playing a separate re-recorded line specifically for that word, it plays a tiny snippet from the actual reading of the story.story.
** The UK SameLanguageDub of ''Harry and the Haunted house" is very sloppy compared to the one for ''The Tortoise and the Hare''. Not only do most of the characters sound way too similar, they frequently revert to their American voices, usually when two characters are speaking in unison.
17th Apr '15 6:23:16 PM kablammin45
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** The first two games have hotspot scenes that are a lot more disturbing than later games. A glaring example is the flour sack in Arthur's Mom's kitchen: Its label is a circle, and if you click it, an arrow lands a bullseye and the flour sack stars coughing and moaning in pain, then its contents pour out ever so slowly as if it was [[BloodFromTheMouth bleeding internally]] and it falls to the ground in a puff of flour. How did this not get past the censors?



* UncannyValley: The first two games have hotspot scenes that are a lot more disturbing than later games. A glaring example is the flour sack in Arthur's Mom's kitchen: Its label is a circle, and if you click it, an arrow lands a bullseye and the flour sack stars coughing and moaning in pain, then its contents pour out ever so slowly as if it was [[BloodFromTheMouth bleeding internally]] and it falls to the ground in a puff of flour. How did this not get past the censors?
11th Mar '15 2:23:28 PM kablammin45
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* NightmareFuel: The eponymous location of Deep Dark Sea, a bonus game included with ''Arthur's Computer Adventure''. Upon entering this area (only in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans), the already darkened screen becomes even darker, looking like a dimly lit room. That in of itself is pretty unnerving, [[https://youtu.be/xcUz4KkXhfw?t=16m49s but then you meet the]] [[https://youtu.be/xcUz4KkXhfw?t=21m5s creatures that inhabit the area]]...
--> '''Buster''': [[LampshadeHanging I-I don't think those are f-friendly fish...]]!
5th Jan '15 1:23:09 PM JustHereToComment
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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Any time a camera-moving effect is done. Back in the day, this looked stunning.

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* VisualEffectsOfAwesome: Any time a camera-moving effect is done. Back in the day, this looked stunning.stunning.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: Some of the click-points lead to some...trippy animations. And the characters rarely react to them. Possibly justified in the Dr. Seuss adaptations.
22nd Dec '14 7:55:42 AM Sark0TAG
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* UncannyValley: The first two games have hotspot scenes that are a lot more disturbing than later games. A glaring example is the flour sack in Arthur's Mom's kitchen: Its label is a circle, and if you click it, an arrow lands a bullseye and the flour sack stars coughing and moaning in pain, then its contents pour out ever so slowly as if it was [[BloodFromTheMouth bleeding internally]] and it falls to the ground in a puff of flour. How did this not get past the censors?
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