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Have you....Bandersnatched?
« on: January 23, 2019, 08:20:54 pm »
The idea of this show reminded me of Choose Your Own Adventure books in grade school.......but less interesting, at least now. I went through the first bit, not pressing a button to see what it would choose, or whether it would. It always picked 'yes'. That ended up taking me back to the beginning. I stopped shortly into the next iteration, as the writing wasn't interesting - though obviously something was afoot, because characters alternately had pre-knowledge of the first bit, and so forth.

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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 11:07:57 pm »
I didnt like it.

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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 10:19:28 am »
We liked it.  I remember reading in the 90s that movie theaters were going to do something similar with audience polling.  Clearly that went nowhere.

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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 12:23:12 pm »
We liked it.  I remember reading in the 90s that movie theaters were going to do something similar with audience polling.  Clearly that went nowhere.

Yeah like scratch and sniforama.
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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 12:47:05 pm »
I thought it was... ok... an interesting experiment but the story didn't really hold up (in relation to his other Dark Mirror episodes) and some of the choices you were given seemed a bit out of nowhere. I did get 5 different endings though so I guess it must have gripped me a little.

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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 01:40:15 pm »
Interesting premise and I enjoyed it early on. The latter half where it starts to get "meta" was disappointing. Looking forward to future regular episodes.

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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2019, 10:42:11 am »
I spent far too much time trying to "win".  Then I remembered it was Black Mirror.

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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2019, 09:03:00 pm »
I didn't play this one, but i did start the Minecraft story mode.  Same thing, and was the actual game embedded into Netflix. I got bored quick, as i remembered i'm not interested in Minecraft that much anymore, haha.

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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2019, 03:38:00 pm »
I remember reading in the 90s that movie theaters were going to do something similar with audience polling.  Clearly that went nowhere.




I don't see how it couldn't have.




Yeah like scratch and sniforama.

Years ago a guy told me he once was looking at an adult magazine, then scratched his butt and rubbed the page and said to his pals, 'hey, it's scratch and sniff!'  They came and smelled, and wildly agreed.   Boys......
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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2019, 09:47:56 pm »
I found it very clunky. I switched off after three choices, I mostly use Netflix as background sound for doing something else - so having to be that involved in watching the tv wasn't really for me.

I still love CYOA books, some of the ones from the 80s are ridiculously twisted - and the more modern gamebooks are fun. Butler to the Dark Lord and the Shakespeare inspired Chooseables are great reads.

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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2019, 02:39:46 pm »
Life is a choose-your-own-adventure - if one takes the opportunity.

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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2019, 03:17:33 pm »
Thought it was ok. We actually watched through a couple times and found several endings that we hadn't seen before.

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Re: Have you....Bandersnatched?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 05:18:47 am »
I thought the choice structure was very binary, yet even with a set of binary choices you could have delayed branching (like in Until dawn, for example). And they don't, which is really frustrating.
Though, I enjoyed it.