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January 09, 2013

College Humor targets ‘Lost’ with latest video game parody

Posted in: Games,TV

College Humor has had quite a run of spot-on videos recasting great TV series as video game RPGs from the 16-bit era, specifically the “Final Fantasy” series. They’ve done “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones” and even “The Wire” in this style.

Next up? “Lost.”

During its six season run on ABC, “Lost” inspired seemingly endless debate over its elliptical, metaphysical storylines, with fans pouring over the meaning of every nuance. Since the landmark series concluded, however, the audience hasn’t been afraid to be vocal about what worked best — and what didn’t.

Like the origins of the tattoos sported by Matthew Fox’s character Jack.

In the third level of the game, which is based on the show’s third season, Jack must dodge bad plot elements including the origin of his body art. (The tattoos were the subject of the episode “Stranger in a Strange Land,” which has been acknowledged by both fans and creator Damon Lindelof as the show’s creative low point.)

Don’t expect any explanations or insight in this video, especially if the existence of polar bears on the islands is still a head-scratcher. But at the very least it’s a welcome reminder of the joy of watching “Lost” for the first time.

– Patrick Kevin Day

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