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Apr 12, 2009

Stained Glass Cinema Sunday (#34)

Nick's on a roll, and in an effort to get some more people involved again, I've made sure that the next dozen or so of these are easier, both in terms of more popular films, and less "puzzled" images. Good luck.

J.D., Fletch - 6
Wendymoon - 5
Jason/Daniel - 3
Evan Derrick, Jason Soto, Nick - 2
Steel11Kane, TonyD, Luke Harrington, Rachel, Adam Ross, Justin, Anders - 1

Here are the altered/actual posters from last time:

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Fletch said...


See...it's hard finding that middle ground between too easy and impossible.

dreamrot said...

It's the only one I've ever actually figured out.

David Bishop said...

Wait, there are easy versions of this?

Nick said...

I agree with David. Easy and hard is subjective. I still thought this one was hard. But then again, I think this entire game is hard because I don't know posters, much less posters that are stain-glass-ified.

Fletch said...

Sure it's subjective to a point, but there are definitely ways that I can tweak the game to make it generally easier or harder, for the average film buff.

Let's look at two recent quizzes: The one for There's Something About Mary and the one for The Messenger.

Not only is TSAM a much, much more popular film, but the poster is not only easier to comprehend, but much more distinctive. Mostly white with a few splashes of color vs. a muddle mess with no disctinct shapes - you're gonna tell me those are of equal difficulty?

Additionally, the "stained glass" itself can be adjusted in terms of bigger puzzle pieces or smaller pieces. Take this one for Red Rock West. The pieces are so small that you can make out Cage pretty well. Of course, the film is more obscure and thus has a less recognizable poster, but you get the drift.

Looking back through all of them just now, I can see that I've made the game more difficult as it's gone on. If this has alienated potential players, I'm sorry, and I ought to scale it back just a bit, which I tried - successfully, I'd say - this week. I just hate it when the first guess gets it week in and week out.

Long story short - hang in there.

David Bishop said...

It's much easier for me to complain about how hard it is than to admit I might just suck at something.

Fletch said...

Completely understandable, David. I'm guessing the really easy ones are still relatively hard.