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#115090 - 07/09/04 11:55 AM Finished Rhem and loved it!!
EdA Offline
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Registered: 01/22/00
Posts: 85
Loc: Pennsylvania
I just finished Rhem. I loved it. this is the best game that I have played in a long, long time. It took me back to the reasons that I first started playing adventure games.

As background I'll say that I started, as I guess many of us did, with Myst. I generally like first person, mouse-driven, puzzle-oriented games including Myst, Riven, Exile, Qin, the Zork games, Timelapse, etc. There are a few third person games like the Broken Sword games that I've liked a lot. I am not big on character interaction games where you talk to everybody about everything and have to help the conversation along by clicking on the next item. Then, usually, you have to talk to everyone again whenever something else occurs.

But back to Rhem...A huge game world to explore and puzzles that were pretty difficult. I solved what I considered some real toughies but had to go to a walkthrough for some. This is not rare - I probably save enough not buying hint books to pay for my internet access. Most of the puzzles were logical and there were clues although some were obscure. I couldn't believe how many new and huge new areas kept opening up as I solved some of the challenges. This is the first game in a while that I have stayed up late to play because I just had to test a new hypothesis on the solution to a puzzle. I thought the graphics were quite good - maybe not as high-tech with water effects and the like as some new games, but the system reqs. weren't that high either.

I can't wait for Rhem II!!

Ed A

#115091 - 07/09/04 11:58 AM Re: Finished Rhem and loved it!!
looney4labs Offline
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Registered: 04/05/04
Posts: 46535
Loc: Alabama
Ed, I have not played Rhem, but my sister has and keeps telling me to put it on my to be played list--congratulations on finishing it laugh
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#115092 - 07/09/04 12:02 PM Re: Finished Rhem and loved it!!
wysewomon Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
Posts: 3506
Loc: hunched over my computer
I loved this game, too! And I can't wait for the sequel. But my husband wasn't thrilled and my best friend hated it. It seems to be one of those games that inspired real loyalty or utter revulsion. Or boredom and frustration!

"So then he says it's enough to take aim! What's that supposed to mean?!?"

#115093 - 07/09/04 12:24 PM Re: Finished Rhem and loved it!!
Arwen Offline
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Registered: 02/27/01
Posts: 1693
Loc: Des Plaines, Illinois
I had played the demo and I didn't think that I'd like the game. Rather than buy it, I traded another game for it. I absolutely loved it. I'm anxiously awaiting Rhem 2 also.


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#115094 - 07/09/04 01:38 PM Re: Finished Rhem and loved it!!
LadyKestrel Offline
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Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 9689
Loc: The Garden State
Rhem is one of my favorites, too. Most of the puzzles really scoured the old gray matter, and I'm looking forward to Knut's sequel very much.
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#115095 - 07/09/04 04:55 PM Re: Finished Rhem and loved it!!
colpet Offline
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Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 1948
Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Rhem was the closest I had come to a 'Riven' experience in a long time (Riven being the epitomy of what I love in a game smile ) Can't wait for the sequel either.

#115096 - 07/09/04 05:32 PM Re: Finished Rhem and loved it!!
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Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 72576
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Rhem was the only game I never finished because I hated it that much. Can someone enlighten me in whether or not you actually ever move from the first location and see different scenery? I was stuck even using the walkthrough. I felt totally claustophobic playing. I still own it but I borrowed it to someone and can get it back if I see reason to.
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#115097 - 07/09/04 10:13 PM Re: Finished Rhem and loved it!!
housewife Offline
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Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 3971
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
Love it and hated it...I love the puzzles, but hated getting lost all the time...but with that I thought it was a great game...

Playing now: Still Life 2..Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir:

#115098 - 07/10/04 09:34 AM Re: Finished Rhem and loved it!!
Annie Offline
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Registered: 12/31/01
Posts: 785
Loc: Tacoma, Washington
Okay, you all have convinced me that I need to go give Rhem a second try. I got at little ways in and kind of enjoyed it. It is very Myst like but Myst mechanical puzzles are not my strong point. rolleyes
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