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#115977 - 07/25/04 08:54 AM How do you get back into gaming?
MacDee Offline
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When you have been away from gaming for a while for whatever reason, how do you get yourself back into it? Do you play an old favorite, or play the latest new game everyone is talking about? think

I'm thinking I may play some Shivers or Riven to get back into the groove. wink I haven't played in a very long time and I think I may have lost my edge. frown

~Dee

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#115978 - 07/25/04 09:03 AM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
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Dee, give Aura a shot. I thought it was super. thumbsup
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#115979 - 07/25/04 09:13 AM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
nolalou Offline
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Good question, Dee! I always have at least one game going , but I may put it aside for weeks or longer before I get back to it,

Sometimes, I just don';t feel like playing, or in nice weather I spend more time outside, away from the computer, I almost
always get back to it eventualy. (but there are some games I have abandoned after not playing them for a long time)

Louis

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#115980 - 07/25/04 09:13 AM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
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Dee,

For ME, I've always had to "jump back in" by playing something very UNUSUAL, and often even from a different genre, to get my interest "re-peaked!"

Have you played any of the really GREAT rpgs? Divine Divinity really got ME back into gaming after a long slump.

Runaway and Black Mirror were two adventures that worked for that too.

RE-playing a game, however, never works for me, as it makes me think I'm going back to the "same old same old."
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#115981 - 07/25/04 09:21 AM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
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Deedle knowing your game tastes I'd have to agree with JB about Aura. I really think you'd enjoy it and it just might put you back in the groove.

As for me - I switched and tried a different genre to get me back into gaming. I was getting tired of the same old stuff in adventure games which weren't feeling much like an adventure to me anymore. Now that I cross genre evil I am enjoying the whole gaming process much more. Guess variety did it for me, and more importantly, it gives me a whole bunch more games I can buy rotfl
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#115982 - 07/25/04 09:35 AM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
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Syd, it appears we are hopelessly devoted to baags! lol
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#115983 - 07/25/04 10:24 AM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
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I also think Alida will get your Riven-loving game juices flowing again, Dee. The Windows version should be out soon. smile
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#115984 - 07/25/04 10:46 AM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
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I just finished Aura too, I think you will really like it Dee smile
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#115985 - 07/25/04 11:52 AM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
Jenny100 Offline
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Play Shivers. Riven would be good too.
Play Aura after the patch is ready, which should be some time in the next week. Not everyone gets the nonfunctional cursor problem, but I sure wouldn't want to run into something like that on my first game in a long time.

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#115986 - 07/25/04 12:25 PM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
MacDee Offline
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Guess Aura should be my first game out, or maybe Alida. woozy I have it for my poor old Mac but it ran way too slow. I am looking forward to Alida for Win. wink

Thanks Jenny for the heads-up on the patch. It would really frustrate me to no end to run into a problem first time out. I did try to dabble in Uru, but it had too many action bits in it for not playing in a while.

Syd.....admit it. You just switched genre's so you would have more games to buy. :kiss:

I did pop in Shivers while awaiting a reply.

~Dee

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#115987 - 07/25/04 03:35 PM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
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Dear Dee, How are you? I have thought of you often these last few months. How is your health? Mine- not so good- a lot of back pain since the car accident I told you about, but am able to work, so that's good, huh? Still praying for your good health.
I usually only get to play very much during the summer months, because of my job, teaching. I have Aura now- finding it a bit difficult as I get bored setting up machinery pretty fast. But am hoping for more exciting stuff soon. Everybody seems to like it.
For you, I was thinking maybe Aura, but the brand-new Nancy Drew "Shadow Ranch", sure sounds good, too.
I Like these because they are so relaxing, I like the character, and they usually have both humor and some tenseness/danger, but are not "scary". Sometimes I like scary and sometimes I don't- I just want fun. smile
My best to you,
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#115988 - 07/25/04 03:58 PM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
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Hi Dee smile

I certainly can't improve on all this good advice you're gettin' laugh

And hope to hear you are back in the throes very soon thumbsup

Cheers.

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#115989 - 07/25/04 04:00 PM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
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Kathyo, we've never "met", but I want to express sympathy in your not feeling up to snuff. I have arthritis; since May it has been giving me fits! But this past week at my regular appointment with the specialist, he gave me a shot that seems to be taming Arthur just a bit.

MacDee, I would suggest SHIVERS I. It shouldn't take you too long to play; sometimes the puzzles are fun just to play by themselves and you can get the old gaming muscles buffed back up slowly and surely!
Happy Gaming! laugh
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#115990 - 07/25/04 04:13 PM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
Glenna Offline
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This thread is just what I needed. I have been away from gaming for a while too. I am waiting for my new computer to be ready. Until then, I can't play any new games because my old computer can't handle them. So, I put in Crsytal Key to have something to play and to get reacquainted with this game before I play Crystal Key 2. I'm still waiting...

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#115991 - 07/25/04 04:13 PM Re: How do you get back into gaming?
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Thanks, Vertex, I got it, too, have had since I was in late 20's- due to a car accident. But am used to it.
Shivers is a good one. I don't know much about Alida, but have heard enough good things about it that my curiosity is piqued. There's about 4 games that I'd like to get right now, but I keep hearing this inner voice (how I hate that thing), saying, "It's time to start getting ready for school. No more games 'til you finish this one!" How I hate that voice of reason! smile
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