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#113899 - 08/08/03 02:00 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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EEK! I havent played Time Machine yet, its still on my to-do pile. smile

I forgot to add Labyrinth one of the first cd adventure games. Giving up on it was not optional seeing as we got it in the days before walkthroughs (It didnt rate a guide). Were we the only ones here to play that turkey?

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#113900 - 08/08/03 03:39 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Is that the Labyrinth game that was a takeoff on the movie or "Labyrinth of Time?"

"Labyrinth of Time" was the first "real" DOS game I ever played - the first one that wouldn't play in Win 98. I first played it in silence on my 486 back when that computer still had the horrible PCI Esswood sound card in it that wouldn't work in DOS. It was the first "real" DOS game (not DOS/Win95) that I was able to get sound on (after buying an ISA SB16 card). So I'm sort of nostalgic about it.

As for walkthroughs, I heard about walkthroughs years before I bought my first game. The guy I used to work for played Doom during his free time and he used walkthroughs he got off the net.

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#113901 - 08/08/03 07:01 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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For me it was definitely Schizm. There have been others but that one stands out the most.
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#113902 - 08/08/03 11:21 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Nautilus, like many others, I played up to that horrible robot...dare I say...puzzle? More like death match. You lose. Game over. And over. And over. And uninstalling. And scrubbing my brain with Brillo. Ahhhhh....

The Quivering stayed on long enough to figure out how to save & then uninstalled in repulsion. Saving by killing things is just....eeewwweeee.

Bad Day on the Midway. I just don't get what all the hoopla is about. In fact, I just don't get it.

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#113903 - 08/08/03 11:42 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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For me, I'd pick Schizm. I wanted to finish it so bad, clinging to the walkthrough and I got really far, but in the end, I had to say, "Put it away!"
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#113904 - 08/09/03 12:03 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Howdy smile

Jenny, I think it was Labyrinth of Time. Its the one where you are supposedly acting on behalf of Deadelus ~ the zombie (at least thats what he looks like). Parts of it are like a western town (that bit was quite fun) & there's a hotel & a Greek temple & a diner & a antique hotel & a flying rock/spaceship complex etc etc Sound right to you?

It *was* pretty. Especially for its day. We liked it a lot at first but the gameplay consisted of going over the same ground and further.... back and forth from one edge to another...just to try another idea for yet another locked door. If you got past it you simply faced more locked doors & the bits to open them where usually very far away. It got really old after awhile. Especially that clown area with the horrible laughter. Short cuts & zip modes would have done wonders fot it smile

& This was way before we had access to anybody's walkthroughs when we were playing that one. From what I read, the internet changed drastically between the time it came out and when we got it in 2000. Hard to believe it would have warranted much support.

You see, Labyrinth came free with the cd drive we'd gotten on layaway to upgrade Ole Frankenstein (our pooter) for the original Myst. I think it may indeed have been a DOS only game.

btw Im going to have to take Return to Zork off this list because my husband baaged a DOS only copy of RTZ-cd at a thrift store this weekend. It runs! WWWHHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

(He also picked up Broken Sword:Templars. Hope it runs too!)

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#113905 - 08/09/03 02:18 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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GRRR, Omega Stone. After consulting a walkthrough endlessly, I finally gave up. The locations amazed me, but the game play didn't flow enough to make sense to me.

It's scared me from reaching out to games.

Alfred Hitchcock's The Final Cut didn't seem to like my computer too much and wouldn't let me play it the whole way through. So I think the game decided it was done with me instead of the other way around. lol
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#113906 - 08/09/03 10:05 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Bureau 13, Inca II and Alfred Hitchcock: The Final Cut all drove me temporarily bonkers when I way playing them. Buggy, dumb and worthless, in that order. smile The list is long, but those standout in my mind at the moment.
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#113907 - 08/09/03 11:49 AM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Schizm for me as well, I just lost interest in playing the game. Plus, it didn't help that the game disk, and the replacement disk, had problems on each that caused my system to lag. My system that ran four Myst, ROTS, Crystal Key(another story), unfinished Chemicus, and Rhem with no trouble. I haven't uninstalled Schizm, yet, I keep toying with the idea of finishing it, but I haven't found the proper mood, yet.
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#113908 - 08/09/03 12:19 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Oh, I almost forgot. Anyone ever play (or try to play) the mystery adventure from 1995, Angel Devoid? That makes my list of games to give up on too. smile
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#113909 - 08/09/03 01:17 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Angel Devoid? Arrrrgghh - oh sorry - just had a flashback lol
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#113910 - 08/09/03 01:35 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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What!

Angel Devoid, a game to toss out - we must be wrong... Gamespot had this to say.. laugh

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And even if you're one of the brave few who actually admitted that they hated Myst, you may still want to check this out for a few simple reasons: better graphics, actual interaction with characters and moving objects, and a more coherent storyline. The biggest shocker of all? It actually plays like a game, rather than a Novocaine-induced walk through the forest.... RATING 6.7
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#113911 - 08/09/03 02:34 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
morgenes Offline
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Amazing, isn't it? Even with that "high praise," Gamespot still only rated it 6.7 (I assume out of 10?). What does that say about Myst? But "better graphics" - we must be talking about a different Angel Devoid. LOL!
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#113912 - 08/09/03 02:38 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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Quote:
Originally posted by morgenes:
What does that say about Myst?
All it says is that the reviewer didn't like Myst.

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#113913 - 08/09/03 04:18 PM Re: What game did you just have to give up on?
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True, Jenny100 - that's what I meant with my rhetorical question. smile What I was intimating at, is that with all the good things the Gamespot reviewer said about Angel Devoid in comparing it to Myst, it makes you wonder what was wrong with it that it only got a 6.7 rating...had to be "something" wrong with it in their opinion.
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