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#1158489 - 07/31/18 05:23 PM Re: Please help us find a really great Myst-Clone :-) [Re: mike_bn]
Jenny100 Offline
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Originally Posted By: mike_bn
we prefer to play the same game simultaneously, even though each of us plays at his own NB, so we don't play a game on one NB as a team)

What does NB stand for?
Obviously it's not "nota bene" which is the usual definition.

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#1158493 - 07/31/18 06:33 PM Re: Please help us find a really great Myst-Clone :-) [Re: mike_bn]
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Jenny - I'm thinking notebook? He mentioned having several.

mike-bn - Thanks for letting us know how it went. I played the Myst series but haven't yet played Schizm or Rhem to make any comparisons with Sentinel. I can't even compare it to Myst in the way you are, saying it is a level below. It's been a long time since I played Myst. I'm sure Myst was harder and more involved, if that's what you mean by a level below.

Will you be going back to Xing at some point? I get motion sickness too. Even in Sentinel, it took a while to get used to moving and then I still had to move more slowly when going back and forth too much.

A shorter game that was listed in your original post is Lunar Deep. (In case you want to note that for future reference.)

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#1158637 - 08/02/18 01:06 AM Re: Please help us find a really great Myst-Clone :-) [Re: mike_bn]
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@Jenny: Yes, oldbroad is right, i meant 'notebook'. Here in germany we shorten it by NB,
i was not aware that this is not a common way to do in english

@oldbroad:
1)We will definitley go back to Xing. Actually, its probably the next game
we will play. Most of the time, I can avoid motion sickness by playing with an external
keyboard and putting the NB-screen more far away than usual, so i think i will have no problems.
When Jochen was here, there was no place for that (we sat at the same desk), so i switched as described to MI 3.
After playing Sentinel two days in a row for over 20 hours, i wasn't able to concentrate
100% anymore anyway, so i think it was even better to not play another Myst-Clone.

Xing looks nice, we played till the end of level 1 and if the puzzles get harder,
it could be a really good game.

2) About Sentinel beeing a level below the myst series and rhem:
In my opinion, Sentinel has 3 major weaknesses.

a) A lot of puzzles were too easy. Especially the puzzles in two worlds
were neither difficult, nor creative.

b) the puzzles were not embeeded in the environment at all, they had no purpose

c) the game was too linear (excpet for the order of the worlds), which reduces complexity and diminishes the
feeling of really exploring the world. Its just more or less
a sequence of puzzles.


But again, we still liked it, we would rate it around 'B'


Aside from Xing, we will definitely take a look at the other games you guys recommended
at some point. I googled some of them and a lot of them seemed very interesting to me.



Edited by mike_bn (08/02/18 01:18 AM)

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#1158663 - 08/02/18 10:03 AM Re: Please help us find a really great Myst-Clone :-) [Re: mike_bn]
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Oh, the puzzles definitely get harder in Xing! Sounds like you are having fun...
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#1158711 - 08/02/18 04:50 PM Re: Please help us find a really great Myst-Clone :-) [Re: mike_bn]
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Thanks for explaining about Sentinel vs Myst & Rhem.

I think those were some of the things I liked about Sentinel lol

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#1158742 - 08/03/18 04:09 AM Re: Please help us find a really great Myst-Clone :-) [Re: mike_bn]
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Right now, as Jochen has also completed The Witness, we are pondering
whether we should try to 100% the game.

Small spoiler warning about The Witness - stop reading here smile

We are not sure if it is too tedious to find all +135 environment puzzles.
I completed the game with only +10 or so and the task of finding
all +135 sounds more like work than having fun.

Maybe we will only try to turn on all lasers.
Is it correct that one can play The Challenge when all 11 lasers are turned on?
Or is it required to have all +135?


In any way, after The Witness, Xing will most likely be the next game we will play.


As i have given up hope on The Last Crown ever to be released, the only game
who could change this order is Rhem V - but as Knut is working on the SE-versions,
that will take a while, i guess.





Edited by mike_bn (08/03/18 04:20 AM)

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#1158791 - 08/03/18 01:47 PM Re: Please help us find a really great Myst-Clone :-) [Re: mike_bn]
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In case you haven't looked at "Ghost of a Tale" there is a preview here. I usually don't play a game like this but I was intrigued by the graphics and story line so I gave it a try. You should know, it is a game where the character can die (I don't know if that matters to you or not.) It is quite long - in my opinion.

The other game I mentioned to you previously was "Gorogoa" which is an unusual puzzle game. If you haven't already, you may want to take a look at the preview here.

Both of these games are on GOG.

Robert
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#1159216 - 08/06/18 05:16 PM Re: Please help us find a really great Myst-Clone :-) [Re: mike_bn]
mike_bn Offline
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Thanks, rmelone.

The game you recommend looks nice, but it seems to be more of a RPG than an
adventure to me. When i was a student i used to play RPG as well
(i LOVED Ultima and played all of them except for the last one) but now
as an adult with a job, i dont have time to play both genres and only play adventures.

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#1159317 - 08/07/18 03:33 PM Re: Please help us find a really great Myst-Clone :-) [Re: mike_bn]
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You're right, Ghost of a Tale is kind of a mix between an adventure and RPG.

I don't know if you like puzzle type games but Gorogoa is one of the best I've ever seen.

Good luck with your games.

Robert
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#1159550 - 08/09/18 02:24 PM Re: Please help us find a really great Myst-Clone :-) [Re: mike_bn]
mike_bn Offline
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I put Gorogoa on my steam wishlist - thanks, rmelone :-)

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