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#122908 - 05/29/03 09:34 PM Temujin comments please?!
looney Offline
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Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 3004
Loc: USA
I just got this game, and yes! I have read all the bad things people say about it, but I didn't find a review here and we all know Boomers know best! Tell me what I'm in for okay? I know there is a small screen but that's about it...!??! I'm gonna start tomorrow, please forwarn me! laugh
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#122909 - 05/29/03 09:39 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!
Darlene Offline
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Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 10366
Loc: Southern California
bravo I liked it!! I played it several summers ago and when I think back on it, it brings nice memories. You don't need to be Einstein to get through it and if you like a nice little mystery and don't mind less than Academy-award-winning acting performances, this one's for you. thumbsup
Woohoo and booyah! smile Have an easy peasy day!

#122911 - 05/29/03 09:45 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!

I really enjoyed this game. It was the second game I bought and still a favorite game.I have played it a few times.

#122912 - 05/29/03 10:33 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!
Jenny100 Offline
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 38809
Loc: southeast USA
The story is good.
The acting is decent.
There's a Rube Goldberg type puzzle that some people don't like at all, though I liked it.

There seems to be a bug with the puzzles in the museum shop. People have reported that if they solve the jigsaw puzzles in the wrong order, a game trigger doesn't work and they get a dead end.

I thought some of the puzzles were pretty difficult and had to consult a walkthrough. If I hadn't, I don't think I'd ever have gotten them.

The viewing window is small.
The navigation system is terrible. There were two ways you could move forward. Skipping the transition video also skipped some of the exits. But the transition video had such terrible sideways jerking that I got the worst motion sickness I ever got in an adventure game.

The end has timed sequences.
There was a nasty puzzle that involved aiming some sort of crossbow thing. I had way more trouble with it than I did with the Timelapse arrow puzzle.

It's worth playing, since you have it.

#122913 - 05/29/03 10:35 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!
Adventure Lover Offline
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Registered: 01/27/00
Posts: 177
My friend, RON DORTCH, is one of the actors in TEMUJIN, and I bought it for that reason but I ended up actually enjoying the game in spite of its technical limitations.
Favorite games:
Zork series, Gabriel Knight I, Deus Ex, Planescape Torment, Broken Sword I, and Psychonauts
Currently playing:
Loom via SCUMM

#122914 - 05/29/03 11:34 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
Posts: 15679
Loc: England
I really enjoyed it.. did have probs with the catapult, but after getting some help here got through it.

Sometimes you need to enter rooms via a certain door to trigger the next sequence.

All in all, a great playing experience smile

Tig wave
A bounce a day keeps the doctor away!!
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#122915 - 05/29/03 11:54 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10323
I really enjoyed this game also. Not iin my top 20 - but definitely in the top tier of games that I have played. Granted I love FMV - but I loved the story and the puzzles. Great mix of the practical and the whimsical. Yep there is a rube Goldberg type contraption - I thought it was fun. There are hints about it - but if it starts interfering with your gaming pleasure - that's what hints and WT's are for laugh

Nice ending too. The game has it's share of twists and turns plotwise. Also one of the few games that isn't about Atlantis or Egypt. I liked the novelty of the game story - quite a bit. smile


#122916 - 05/30/03 03:29 AM Re: Temujin comments please?!
Kickaha Offline
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Registered: 03/27/01
Posts: 2451
Loc: Cambridge, England
The story is one of my favourite stories in a game and the different chapters in the game have good variety of feels.

The game interface is awkward and some of the puzzles (the catapult particularly) is difficult even when you know what to do.
Used to answer to "Peter Smith", now answers to "Peter Rootham-Smith"

#122917 - 05/30/03 06:28 AM Re: Temujin comments please?!
looney Offline
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Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 3004
Loc: USA
Well well! It sounds like I'm in for a treat! I gotta say,Jenny100's comments just cracked me up! Kinda like the worst game that you ever liked? haha! Thanks for all the comments, now I know what to look for! laugh wave
Banana phone!

#122918 - 05/30/03 09:48 AM Re: Temujin comments please?!
taf4 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/01
Posts: 352
Loc: Michigan
Wow.. so many positive responses. I thought this game was just terrible.. Yuck. Worst navigation system I have played. Bad puzzles. (I hope you like making tea!) Pixel Hunting. Bad story.
And worst of all, you never leave that museum through the whole game! Aargh!

I do have to admit that I loved the security system puzzle that came late in the game smile

#122919 - 05/30/03 01:08 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!
AngieB Offline
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Registered: 10/29/01
Posts: 1064
Loc: Northern California
Originally posted by taf4:
I thought this game was just terrible.. Yuck.
I do have to admit that I loved the security system puzzle that came late in the game smile
Cute, it sounds like it had at least one redeeming puzzle in it for you!

I really enjoyed the game despite its flaws (face it, every game can't be a Gabriel Knight or Tex Murphy game)!

#122920 - 05/30/03 01:14 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!
looney Offline
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Registered: 03/05/02
Posts: 3004
Loc: USA
I just got started today, this is really a strange little adventure isn't it? wink Funny that it doesn't need to be installed..that really threw me! Yet you can save..hmmm....more mystery! lol
It seems to be kind of easy, probably misleading tho...
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#122921 - 05/30/03 07:33 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!
Gamer Offline
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Registered: 03/31/01
Posts: 2339
Loc: Ohio,USA
I kinda liked the game too, but I remember I did have alot of problems running it. smile Have fun!

#122922 - 05/30/03 07:51 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!
nickie Offline
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Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 13453
Loc: Texas
You don't leave the museum, but the puzzles make you feel like you do. Count me in as another that has this as a keeper. I thought it really unusual and fun.
"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

#122923 - 05/30/03 08:31 PM Re: Temujin comments please?!
Betty Lou Offline
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Registered: 07/29/00
Posts: 11366
Loc: Sacramento, CA USA
This game is definitely a keeper for me. It seems/seemed to 'call' to me from the shelf after I had played it - and even with the difficulties I suffered with it something about it keeps 'calling' to me - it definitely is not the MOST frustrating game I have played - I loved it even with all its 'warts'....
Love, Betty Lou laugh
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