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#1155727 - 07/02/18 04:10 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: oldbroad]
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I get that, oldbroad. I make the same sorts of comments when I offer a mini-review. wink

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#1155880 - 07/03/18 10:10 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: Mad]
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Well, I'm at the part where I'm looking for the 13th Skull. No luck so far. smirk

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#1155949 - 07/04/18 06:28 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: oldbroad]
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I finished my Haunted Hotel game in record time (for me, anyway) because it was so enjoyable - and now I've started on The Legacy : Forgotten Gate happydance

And as it, too, is also shaping up to be a real goodie, I will probably take myself off to Big Fish later to buy the sequel laugh
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#1155951 - 07/04/18 06:35 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: Mad]
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Good luck, oldbroad!

Nice to hear how much you enjoyed the Haunted Hotel game, Mad. Today is a buy-one-get-one-free day on Big Fish, so a good day for new purchases. yes

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#1155956 - 07/04/18 07:47 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: Marian]
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Thanks very much for that info, Marian happydance I will away and get to it forthwith lol
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#1155959 - 07/04/18 08:04 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: Mad]
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Yes, proceed there with dispatch! grin hug

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#1155961 - 07/04/18 08:30 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: Marian]
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Been an' gone an' done it !! joy
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#1155973 - 07/04/18 10:01 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: Mad]
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#1155982 - 07/04/18 11:32 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: Mad]
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Have fun Mad!

Thanks Marian. I'm about ready to consult the walkthrough (unless you have any hints for that puzzle above the casket with the 4 coins on chains). I can't figure it out.

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#1155985 - 07/04/18 11:38 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: oldbroad]
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Thanks, oldbroad, and good luck. !! wavegirl
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#1156002 - 07/05/18 08:35 AM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: Mad]
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If 13th Skull had fewer ugly HOs, it would be an all time favorite of mine.

Look carefully at the newspaper articles. They also show care in detail. In New Orleans the Bee was a broadsheet then paper of record, not started until 1827 but who cares. That was the actual masthead. Also read the hilarious articles in the paper next to Cooter's mailbox. That paper probably existed, too. I didn't check. I knew about the Bee so I looked up publication dates.

Across the board the delivery of standard issue casual adventure lines on the order of "if you find my X, I will help you with Y" is remarkably polished. Cooter and his wife work as over the top caricatures with a hair--a greasy hair--of pathos. Even the little girl, Magnolia, sounds natural once past the opening cutscene. The woman who owns the bar and the nebbishy librarian sparkle with individuality. Mary Lee is believable and oddly familiar. Major and minor characters without exception are all skilled enough to create immersion, that illusive willing suspension of disbelief.

I wish BFG would spring for more games with human actors. Seems to me an Arriflex or whatever people use nowadays, sound equipment, some talented drama students, and a few bored retired actors would fit the bill. They wouldn't need to speak unaccented English. Even before the break-up of the Eastern Bloc, promising films came out of Eastern Europe. There must be plenty of young people looking for experience who will work cheap. The actors speak directly to the camera, meaning directly to the audience/player, so setting up shots isn't complicated.

I liked the acting in Mystery Case Files: Shadow Lake, too.

Nevosoft, which I gather is based in Russia, had fabulous voice acting in Vampireville. Maybe they can do a game with live actors.

Pipe dreams, I guess, like putting on a show in the barn.




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#1156044 - 07/05/18 03:16 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: Mad]
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Well, this puzzle has kind of ruined this game for me. I used the 3 available hints which did not tell me to do anything different than what I was already trying to do, so I moved on to the walkthrough, which did explain what I was trying to accomplish, however, I found it impossible to pull the chains down far enough for them to reveal what needed to be revealed. I was only able to get one of them and had to "skip" the puzzle. I feel this was poor puzzle design, but I suppose that is just my opinion that maybe I am stating out of disappointment and 5 hours or so (on just this puzzle) of frustration. duh

I accomplished everything else up to this point with no help at all.

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#1156045 - 07/05/18 03:24 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: oldbroad]
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Well, I think you did very well. I don't remember the puzzle you are describing as it's been too long since I played the game, though.

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#1156048 - 07/05/18 04:11 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: Mad]
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Thanks Marian! You're always so supportive and always make me feel better! flowers

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#1156051 - 07/05/18 04:39 PM Re: Out with the Old, In with the New [Re: oldbroad]
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Just speaking the truth, oldbroad. hug

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