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Socrates Jones: Pro Philo

rated 4.43 / 5 stars
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Sep 18, 2013 | 8:51 PM EDT

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NONSENSE! After an unfortunate incident, Socrates Jones must debate a host of philosophers in order to win back his life. More than slightly inspired by the Ace Attorney series.

Authors note: This is for real this time, by the actual creators! The person who was pretending to be us didn't even upload the most recent version. That's just lazy game theft, that is.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent though imperfect: too many logical flaws. In many cases, the presentation included something which could not be backed up (i.e., the answer given could not be backed up either). Nonetheless, as imperfect as it is, it's excellent. Though more perfect would have been much better!


Rated 2 / 5 stars

What? Now do not take offense in this I can understand you devoted a fair amount of time on this and I can see that but I have to review it as a flash game and that is what I have to do.

Gameplay: I can take it as an adventure game but the point is obscure. In the long run all you have to do is spam the 3 questions on each sentence and then try the arguments you will collect in each sentence again. Even if you lose you will eventually win and there are no medals or achievements to make you do anything but the above.

Story: Humorous and nice, the characters are easy to sympathize with and I would want to give more stars just because of them.

Personal Note: Philosophy. By making this you and everyone who plays it supposedly knows the meaning of all these arguments? Now I can't blabber on about what is right or wrong but making everything as pictured in the game so steadfast ruins the immersion feeling. Some others would see it as you presenting a wiser-than-thoy flash developer trying to "enlighten" us stupid internet babies which is not the case but is what the message that goes across is in the end.

I honestly do not know how this should be called a game maybe call it an app or something but it definitely isn't a game.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love this game ! It goes very in depth of philosophical stuff,life,happiness and society.I just hope there will be a sequel to this.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Simply Brilliant

This is quite possibly the best game i have ever had the honor of playing on newgrounds. It sets a godly high standard for how games should be made with the mechanics of the game being as simple as 123 with characters that are funny and likable from the start even with the simplicity of them. I feel like i definently learned a lot from this game about my own feelings on philosophy and about some incredible philosophers and their theories. Thank you for this game it was a great distraction from porn(lol seriously) i loved every minute of it and i wish you good fortune and riches in your future.

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

I feel like I accomplished something with this game. When I beat it, it felt like I earned it. I will elaborate further on why this has occurred, but the sheer fact that it happened is a very good sign that you have made a great game.

First off as a writer (or I call myself that, at least) I appreciate your ability to bring out character traits. This should have been harder for Socrates and Ari as people in dire situations tend to act in black in white but somehow you were able to give character to them is amazing, at least to me.

I'm not going to credit you for "creating" all these points and counter-points because I could just find this stuff on the web instead of thinking about it myself (though if you did do that, DAMN) but the ability to adapt it into the general storyline is a nice trait that should be noted.

The game also got me thinking about my choices rather than blindly choosing them. Though I regret not insulting people's faces the payoff was that I really thought about things and played into the game. I felt at times lost and frustrated but usually my instinct to use the amended piece of the argument, question everything and to use the most recent statements (unless they have already been used). At other times I actually was able to figure out flaws in arguments, and it makes me feel good and not stoopid.

There really isn't much to the game apart from writing so there isn't much else I can praise. Someone could like the humor but for me it was hit and miss and there were times I knew the counterpoint but I couldn't figure out which statement to use. I liked the use of NONSENSE! as a verbal and visual confirmation you picked the right option.

And that's it.

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