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#41 Space Voyager

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 07:03 AM

I've played Hero's Quest 1,2&3, all but the last of the Space Quests etc.. Roger Wilco is still my idol. He is kind of a space voyager as well, although more of a... trashy one.  :P

I loved adventures when you still had to type commands. Believe it or not, those were the times when I RAPIDLY learned new English words. I'll bet anybody that such games actually made a lot of English speaking people literate. "Oh, so that's what OAK is spelled like..."  :eh:

From those games came today's RPG. Oblivion for example is A LOT like Hero's Quest. The difference being 1. person and 3D, naturally, but the most important thing is completely the same; if you wanted to climb that tree in HQ, you better know the CTRL+C & CTRL+V shortcuts. Otherwise you're going to be typing "climb tree" A LOT of times. And in Oblivion it's the same - you also learn by doing. So in my view RPG games are modern adventure games. I don't like all of them, but I've had my (LARGE) share of playing.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 02:47 PM

Broken Sword 4 interview.


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Posted 22 June 2006 - 07:50 PM

I still have BS 1 & 2 on my old PC.  Brilliant games.  BS3 was a bit of a letdown for me, but it was a decent game.  I hope this is an improvement, and I hope to God they stop trying to top the events of each preceding game.

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Posted 08 September 2006 - 08:33 AM

I didn't know Simon the Sorcerer 4 was on it's way!!! I love the first two, and intend to play them again using scummVM (GOTTA LOVE IT!). I'm somewhat skeptical to Silver Style as a developer, but sure hope they pull it off well!


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 04:50 PM

And Sam & Max are getting close to hitting the road! :)


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Posted 08 September 2006 - 09:31 PM

Simon the Sorcerer? That was a very nice game, will keep an eye on this. Can't wait for Sam&Max. :)

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 02:49 PM

The demo of Sam&Max Episode 1: Culture Shock can now be downloaded from www.telltalegames.com. I've had trouble downloading from there, so I went to another gaming site. It's very short, so I can't say anything conclusive, I mostly liked what I saw, meaning that the crazy style is still there, however there seems to be no item combining. Still, I don't consider it a big minus. :D

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 03:07 PM

Sam'n'Max isn't my kind of an adventure game. I always felt like too... sober for playing it. IMO it would be best after smoking something, kinda like "The big Lebowski" movie (phenomenal, BTW). Not trying to promote anything illegal, just saying that S'n'M is a bit too funky for me.

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Posted 01 March 2007 - 10:14 PM

More Longest Journey / Dreamfall


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Posted 02 March 2007 - 05:28 AM

I just picked up a couple of Lucas Art's Classic re-releases of Sam and Max Hit the Road, Grim Fandago and Full Throttle. Never played the first two, so this is a bit of a treat for me.

Looks like they've added some funky voodoo executable to the sets to make them run as good as new on today's blazing fast monsters. I approve of this, as I remember smashing my head on my table trying to get Full Throttle to install on my XP machine. And the sound setup! Oh the horror! Now it just goes in the cd/dvd-rom and can be played right away. Whee! I'm crossing my fingers that they re-release Day of the Tentacle this way as well.

I'm a little stumped by Sam and Max Hit the Road. Plenty of fun but I can't for the life of me figure what to do most of the time. Oh well, that's alway been a big part of the fun in these sort of games.

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Posted 02 March 2007 - 09:46 AM

The old Lucas Art adventure games were excellent. Full Throttle was very fun! And well, who doesn't remember the unforgetable Monkey Island 1, I found that one to be the greatest.
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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:05 PM

@NKF: I bought Sam & Max and DOTT in a double package from the Lucas Arts classics series. As for running old adventure games, it's no problem when you have the lovely ScummVM. Make sure you download it and the free games they offer (Beneath a Steel Sky and Flight of the Amazon Queen are both neat games!).

@Azrael: Good memories :bleh:. Not to mention Simon the Sorcerer...


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Posted 03 March 2007 - 01:32 PM

Sam & Max - Episode 3: The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball includes very funny mafia story and dialogs. Demo is free. There's 6 parts and you can buy first the first one (cost $9), and then one by one the rest (overall $35). Quite good system.

Link may take time to upload: http://www.telltaleg...andmax/meatball

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 07:42 PM

DS adventure bonanza extravaganza!

A new Broken Sword game?

http://www.ebgames.c.....uct_id=180480

Not played the first Runaway, was it any good?

http://www.runaway-thegame.com/en/

Jake Hunter: Detective Chronicles sounds quite promising.

http://www.siliconer...tive-chronicles

Come on LucasArts, where is that back catalogue...

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:53 PM

Anyone played Post Mortem or Still Life?  If so, are they any good, and do you have to play them in order?

Just had a quick go on Still Life, and it seems quite entertaining, crime scenes and point and clickery make a decent combination.

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 02:59 PM

I know nothing about either one of those, aside from having heard of them.

Looking at this topic, I noticed that I managed to not mention Chewy: Escape from F5. It's an old game from Blue Byte, very much like the Lucasarts games in style. Get it. Now. If you can find it. :D

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Posted 10 February 2008 - 09:54 PM

Strategy First sent me a heads up on Jack Keane. Looks promising.... :D


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Posted 13 February 2008 - 02:50 PM

Revolution gauging interest in Broken Sword DS?

Velly intelesting.  I hear a film is in the works as well...

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Posted 13 February 2008 - 09:14 PM

Jack Keane demo out.


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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:00 PM

Quite obviously, I have not played enough adventure games recently.  Cracking on with Still Life, and the puzzles are stopping me dead most of the time, it's quite annoying.  My brain has gone all flabby from lack of use...

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