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Developer website: JeTSpice

Fight demons, spread the Gospel, eat ice cream. . . Exegesis is a spiritual warfare simulator. The word "exegesis" means "from out the Word" and the game's inspiration comes literally from the pages of the Bible. There's the terrifying shadows of Job, and the practical advice of James. Are you low on love? You'll have a tough time talking to people. Do you have enough faith to walk on water? Better mind your pride or you'll end up "all wet." Travel the cityscapes of the mundane, fighting the locust plagues of Joel with the Sword of the Spirit, casting out demons at the local coffee shop, and saving the world, one soul at a time. Then, more...

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mullin Member IconReview-17
mullin
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This is a great bible the main reason for the spiritual violence, For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. [Ephesians 6;12] yes the spiritual villains, that lures us to sin, the real message, of this game is to bring people to Jesus, and to battle spiritual villains, that lures us to sin,

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mastodon
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The vast majority of commentators/reviewers here seem to either (a) have an arrogant anti-Christian bias or (b) a half-baked understanding of Christianity or (c) both. Now it may or may not be that the game is bad, but either way that isn't because of its Christian content. Please, if you hate Christianity, why would you download a game that explicitly says that it has Christian content? And what could possibly make you think that you had a right to be angry about the Christian content of the game if you ignored the developer's clear statement that it had Christian content? The only hypocrites I see here are the negative reviewers.

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JeTSpice
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Cudos for keeping a level head and sticking up for spirit of this website. Exegesis 1.1 will be out soon. It addresses speed issues of the game. Version 1.2 will come out on a cross-platform commercial game engine, with professional-grade graphics.

MacPete
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Why would I download a game with Christian content? Because I'm not anti-Christian. I'm a big fan; I follow the guy, but not to a fault. I have a right to look at a game that might or might not be fun for someone with spiritual interests and judge it on its merits. I was heavily disappointed by the level of Christian content - the whole tone of the thing is fiercely, violently evangelical and presents Christianity in bad light to those of us who are familiar with lead-by-example Christians who can mind their own business about what books another moral person reads. Your world is too black and white - anti-Christian or Christian, no one in between. I'm someone in between; I've seen and met Christians who were worth talking to, and I've seen and met violent, tight hangers-on who can't allow that they might have been born in a specific place to specific parents in a specific churh in God's universe, and fight their fear of the larger world by "smiting heathens." Which, frankly, when that kind of Christian leaves, we all just go back to what we were doing, it was just a rerun "from the 50's." Not to be unpleasant or mean-spirited, but I hate to see a spiritual person heading in the wrong direction and up on a manic high horse leading other people off into a familiar pit. And yeah, it's from experience.

Jeff-H.
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Aaaaamen Broooother

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JeTSpice
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The pixellation is being fixed in an updated version. The flicker is sporadic from computer to computer--there seems to be no pattern to it. There will be a fix for this when it's ported to a commercial game engine. The same with the display settings. The saint creator allows for skin and hair tones of any color, including blue and green, for both men and women. The only clothing option is the black suit.

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MacPete
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The game specifically condones "spiritual violence" on the spiritual plane, while denying it on a physical plane. The whole concept shows a very weak understanding of Christian history and the nonviolence tradition, which calls all violence into question for its broad ramifications across the planes of reality. Graphics are "heavily pixellated" (not unlike conservative Christianity itself) and flicker in and out as you go around corners. There are no adjustable display settings, the "saint" creator (hubris, pride, arrogance in the extreme) is apparently broken (won't allow for multiple changes in skin tone), and the character who actually weilds the "double-edged sword" (a relic from a more primitive age, when metaphors dealt with violence, the marketplace, and homelife - think instead in terms of a scale, for instance) is a blonde, white male in a business suit... I could go on and on. Please don't expose yourself or your children to this violent-apocalypse brainwashing - the true gospel and the true kerpotheosis is a message of peace with inner demons and recognition of the inner messiah and anti-messiah.

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JeTSpice Member IconDev+0
JeTSpice
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The load time of the game is being shortened and the game speed will change in later versions. In the spirit of keeping the forum a reliable source for video game reviews, issues of religious or political correctness are respectfully not addressed here. Any such questions or comments are addressed directly by email. My email address is given near the bottom of the Instructions menu of the game. Thank you.

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MacPete
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That IS my review. The whole essence of what's not cool or worth downloading about your game is the backward Christianity it's based on and the concept of using violence against heathens. What would be the point of my e-mailing you personally? Up to do some converting, I assume?

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MacPete
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Eeef. where to start. 1) Scale back everything about the characters by a lot - too much detail, terrible performance. 2) How racist can ya get. A blonde white guy in a suit trying to convert a bunch of brown people to your one good book. Could you include an option to explain Buddhism to Christians instead? Or how Hinduism had a "human hand of god" concept (that's more sophisticated) for a few thousand years BC? Probably not. Christians are couch-potato religious. 3) Nothing like encouraging violence and victory in the pursuit of love. If the means and the ends aren't loving, your Christianity is still "on the archipelago" - aka "we already know about it, your laws "win" for 50 years, you supporter of narrow, short-sighted prohibitionists" *cough cough* Anyway, could be cool if it wasn't so "monochrome" religious - why not read huston smith's history of world religions or "the perennial philosophy" by aldous huxley and get an idea about the world's mysticism before you write your next game? in general, unplayably slow and choppy, slow to load, and too "violence oriented" for the content - aka D- or F

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mullin
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the main reason for "slow and choppy" is that the game requires a decent G4, but recommend a G5, the main reason for the long download, is that it requires a DSL or Cable Modem for a decent speed, of downloading.

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Dest180
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I'm impressed with the concept and my four year old daughter loved playing it and fighting the demons! Been looking for a Mac game with this theme for a long time. Thanks! I trust a quicker loading game will be developed in time and look forward to buying a more evolved version of the game.

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bradbower Member IconReview+0
bradbower
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I played this yesterday and I was completely offended by the nature of this game pushing/selling the religion of Christianity... and it wasn't even very fun or particularly pretty. Waste of a download unless you're some sort of religious zealot or masochist.

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JeTSpice Member IconDev+0
JeTSpice
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It's made using a freeware programming language (MetaL BASIC), but to my knowledge there's nothing that would keep it from being deleted, unless it's still in use. Yes--fighting demons can be very creepy.

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Aname Member IconReview+11
Aname
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Too nightmarish and creepy for my liking. I get the feeling also, that this game tries to impose a lot of christian beliefs in its audience, which definitely rings a warning alarm, at least for me. When I tried to uninstall it by dropping it in the trashcan, it was impossible to delete it. Even after restarting the computer. I had to force empty the trash to get rid of it.

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Downloads 1,518
Version Downloads 1,518
Type Games / Action
License Free
Date 15 Feb 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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