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#120617 - 03/18/06 12:39 PM Scratches question--contains major spoilers
eastnc Offline
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Registered: 05/26/05
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OK, I finished the game. What happened? I thought one thing happened to me, then I'm talking? I really feel stupid!
Thanks,
eastnc

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#120618 - 03/18/06 03:23 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
msblue Offline
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Registered: 09/03/01
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I too have finished the game. I felt the only obscure clue part was the one using the mirror. No reference was given for that solution..I thought it was very off course. The end of the game was perplexing and could have been done much better than it was. Not quite as satisfying as I would have thought it could have been. On the whole I would suggest the game and I did enjoy it but was disappointed in the way the end was handled. looking forward to more games though.

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#120619 - 03/18/06 04:00 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
nickie Offline
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Hi eastnc wave I edited your topic to include possible spoilers.
I think I know what you're talking about, but it happens really fast.
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You are stumbling backwards very quickly, and the door closes between you and the other.
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#120620 - 03/18/06 09:36 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
TuesdayNext Offline
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Registered: 11/16/04
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I just started Scratches and I have to say that I am quite underwhelmed. I know we do a lot of wandering around in adventure games but it's usually to pick up clues and tackle puzzle. So far I've wandered from the attic to the basement and am BORED. Hopefully, this picks up soon otherwise this will be heading to the garbage bin.

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#120621 - 03/18/06 10:20 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
The Haze Offline
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Registered: 02/12/06
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wink I'm nearly done with Scratches and am thoroughly enjoying it. I found myself completely involved and, unlike TuesdayNext, not at all bored. (No offence.. different strokes...) but I have been struck with an odd thought. As an English teacher for over thirty years, I couldn't help but wonder how many young American gamers have never seen a bicycle tire generator and have no idea what a 'dynamo' is?
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#120622 - 03/18/06 10:43 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
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I dont know what a dynamo is either, and I'm not a young american. Is a bicycle tire generator the same thing as a pump? for flat tires? duh

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#120623 - 03/18/06 11:42 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
JMK Offline
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Registered: 08/19/02
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I finished it this morning and really enjoyed it. I was creeped out by the music more than anything. It really made the atmosphere. I would have liked a more clear cut ending, but trying to guess what actually happened to all the characters involved was fun, also.

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#120624 - 03/19/06 02:48 AM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
dmtomchick Offline
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Registered: 11/27/01
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Loc: Collegeville, PA USA
I finished this the other day and really enjoyed it. I was so happy to finally have a scary game to play. happydance I do have to say that it wasn't the scariest game I've ever played as others have stated. (This is not a bad thing, I just thought I'd mention it.) The music was perfect, and really added to the suspense. thumbsup The voice acting was also great. smile

Really, the only complaint I have about the game (other than how long it took to finally be released! laugh ) was the fact that it was so very hard to see things. My screen was so dark, and for some reason I couldn't make it brighter by tinkering with the monitor controls. I'm pretty sure I missed out on some things because of this, especially at the end when I found the source of the noises. I also didn't really see what happened in the dream when I went into the room with the pilfered mask. What exactly happened when I turned around and went back out the door. I heard the sinister music, but saw nothing due to the how dark the screen was.

I look forward to any future games that Nucleosys plans to put out. Hopefully since Scratches seems to be doing so well, they will now have the means to make more games without that long delay that Scratches seemed to suffer. thumbsup

Dawn :kiss:

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#120625 - 03/19/06 08:41 AM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
MaG Offline
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Rael mentioned that: you can control the camera speed and brightness via F9 and F12 respectively.

Maybe that will help on replays. It's a great game. eek

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#120626 - 03/19/06 12:17 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
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Haze, I had an old Schwinn bike that had a dynamo light on it. I remember if you coasted too long how the light would dim. It certainly kept you peddling in the dark. lol My son knew what it was and does (he's 16) but just not the name of it.

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#120627 - 03/19/06 06:44 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
Darleen03 Offline
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Registered: 12/13/03
Posts: 14590
Loc: Northeast NJ
Hey All

I was very disappointed with the ending of this game.........Scary and then nothing it ends.It was almost like the writer of the game didn't know how to end it..What gives with that.

Who was that guy in the basement.I guess it was nutty: Mr. Black wood. The BEST part of this game was the sounds effects through out the game.That was the BEST part of the game.The Gamma was much too dark for half blind people like me I had to put my glasses on several times to see that the cables from the bike to the battery was connected..Oh Well...Maybe Keepsake will be a great game for me.


Darleen

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#120629 - 03/19/06 07:23 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
infernoj13usa Offline
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I remember that my son had to create a science project using a dynamo generator and a bicycle
the harder you peddled the bright the lamp bulb would burn which was attached to it.

--- The games brightness can be controlled by utilitizing the f9 and f12 keys as stated in the manual -- which is on the CD. --- For all of you who having finished the game but are having trouble seeing things ---> Try playing the game in the dark --> the screen will be much brighter.

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Mr. Blackwood died and is hanging out in the Crypt --- So who was that thing in the basement? --- here a hint --- New Jersey has one, and he was born 300 hundred years ago --- his mother's name was "Leeds" --- now, unlike the "Strange Child" born to Mrs. Leeds in Jersey, this one has no wings -- no head shaped like a horse --- and no wings or cloven feet... So, again a ask --- well then who is he?? And I answer, it's 20 odd years later --- I guess he got tired of waiting for the good Doctor to drop his raw meat through the grating --- probabkly never tasted as sweet as his mother's neck any way... now can you guess?

Nickie is correct, Michael quickly stumbles out past the heavy door to saftey... Leaving whatever it was to remain ... alone.

inferno
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#120633 - 03/20/06 06:53 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
The Haze Offline
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Registered: 02/12/06
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sleep No Fair, Inferno! No Fair! First I play Scratches and perceive it as a subtle , rather grown up and thought-provoking game. This means I can't sleep because I'm thinking about it. Then you bring up "Mrs. Leeds" and New Jersey as though that should make sense even though I had not neard of Mrs. Leeds and haven't been in New Jersey for 30 years. Finally, Sue seems to provide a an answer to you with "CYE", which doesn't help me at all. All in all, it took a long night of 'Googling" to sort out your references; I got little sleep; and my first hour English class had to deal with aging, weary, surliness. "Ain't gamin' a wonderful thang?"
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#120635 - 03/20/06 10:00 PM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
infernoj13usa Offline
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Ahhhhh my dear sweet The Haze --- but now after your google search ---> surely you now know the secret of what HP Lovecraftian Horror walks silently alone along the lonely halls of Blackwood Manor and that it might have very well been a distant cousin of the "Leed's Child" sans winged arm, hoofed feet and equine head. ---- You know, this reminds me of something that actually happened to my dearest cousins and I one snowy night when we were lost in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. (Where some say that after 200 years of urban legend, The Leed's Child still rides the night sky....) If anything --- just think of the papers you could assign to your English class....and the comparisons you could make between The Leed's Child --- his real name --- and the Scratches Abhoration.

inferno
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#120638 - 03/21/06 04:58 AM Re: Scratches question--contains major spoilers
The Haze Offline
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Registered: 02/12/06
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Good Morning; I Thought I'd add more 'stuff' to this thread. First, I have a question. Can someone tell me: what are the orange circular things which appear in the lower right center of the screen during the credits. They're seen through a rain-smeared window. Next, am I the only one who thought it was really clever that H. P. Lovecraft got his name in the credits. Finally, for Inferno and others who follow her train of thought; Hornung, Doyle and Dickens (All considered Victorian writers!) often used "Old Scratch" as a euphemism for ........" Is that pertinent? wink
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