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#123795 - 10/19/02 04:19 AM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
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Alix, you asked about the Journeyman Project-s.- # 3, Legacy of Time is absolutely fascinating, has dozens of people to interact with, lots & lots of conversations, one of the most amusing, sarcastic funny, (some say annoying, I say hilarious) little side kicks in Gamedom, wonderful graphics, terrific story, and one of the most excellent endings of any game. It's kind of a combo of 1st & 3rd, it has a marvelous game engine.
The first is quite old, tho still a good story. The second, Buried in Time, is when you first find your little friend (Arthur) another great Time Travel story, but is still 1st person point & click.
You just CAN'T go wrong with Legacy of Time. wave
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#123796 - 10/19/02 05:42 AM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
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Hi all wave

I don't see Might and Magic mentioned here at all.
If you want lots of conversation with people than Might & Magic 6,7,8 and 9 games are for you.
Your charaters are at the bottom of the screen but they shake their head if you aren't suppose to do something.
There are plenty of places to explore and plenty of stuff to find or quests to do.

Morrowind is another game with plenty of quests and conversation and this one...you can switch from 1st person to 3rd by pressing the tab key.
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#123797 - 10/19/02 09:13 AM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
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Oh, Alix, sorry I almost hijacked your thread!

Life is short, you should only play what you want.

Guess you won't be playing Rhem anytime soon!
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#123798 - 10/19/02 01:01 PM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
Alix Offline
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Registered: 10/17/02
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Granny,

Journeyman Project sounds like a good trilogy, but I might only be able to play the third, based on my computer setup. I have a laptop that runs Windows 98 and a Windows 2000 desktop with no dual boot set up. So, if a game can't work with Windows 98, I'm sorta out of luck, as I don't have enough control over the hardware (namely, the soundcard) to run DOS games. I think the older Journeyman Projects are Windows 3.X? Do you know if they run in 98?

Alix

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#123799 - 10/19/02 01:15 PM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
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This is an older game but think you'll like The Ward. Once you get to penal colony lots of people talking. One game was hurrying through the puzzles so could see the next cut scene.

Might like Jazz & Faust but lousy acting. Had gotten Journeyman Triology and it ran fine on my Win'98 computer. Only problem someone mis-labeled one of the disks so had one of them twice so just returned it.
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#123800 - 10/19/02 06:06 PM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
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Alix,I bought the Journeyman Trilogy and have been able to play all 3 on Win98.

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#123801 - 10/20/02 08:52 PM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
Alix Offline
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Registered: 10/17/02
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Helen - Thanks for recommending that I stick with Shivers a little longer. It was a good game, after all. smile

Colpet - Thanks for the info on the Journeyman Trilogy!

Acornia - I have The Ward in my closet (unplayed). I'll dig it out and give it a go sometime soon. I've heard mixed reviews about it, so I didn't put it at the top of my list, but I will check it out.

I appreciate everyone's input!

Alix

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Waiting for delivery: The Last Express, The Longest Journey, Riddle of Master Lu, and The Black Dahlia.

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#123802 - 10/21/02 06:36 AM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
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Alix,
You didnt finish it ALREADY did you? eek
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#123803 - 10/21/02 01:15 PM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
Alix Offline
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Helen -- Yes, I finished it, BUT...I did cheat at some parts. I cheat more on games where I am not as comfortable with the interface. You'd think that someone who has played adventure games for over 20 years (omigod, I'm old! eek ) wouldn't cheat, but there ya go.

The funny part is that I refuse to cheat in my "real life" to the point that drives friends crazy, so they just laugh about my alter ego that comes out when I play adventure games. But most of it is practicality now, based on the amount of time I can allow for a game, and my obsessive nature. smile

I should post this on a "guilty confessions" thread. Perhaps the worst part is that I feel no shame!

Alix

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#123804 - 10/21/02 07:30 PM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
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Alix,
Dosent really matter if you cheat in the games, as long as its fun for you, I was just so surprised that you would have finished so soon,
I bought this game when it first came out and there were no such things as walkthrus at the time, had to figure most of it out on my own,( I was able to get SOME hints here and there from other players on the prodigy game board )and I know it took me at least 2 months or more to finish it,and if you would have finished it that quickly without cheating It would have to be because you were either some kind of a genius, or that i must be really stupid. wave
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#123805 - 10/22/02 12:47 AM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
Alix Offline
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Registered: 10/17/02
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Ah, you just had to know where to FIND walkthroughs. Before the web, the main place was USENET. I wrote one for Darkseed in 1991 that was published in GameBytes, an electronic publication distributed by email. I am SO glad the web came to be the wonderful thing it is today...but perhaps I could use less access to hints. smile

Cheaters like me are very industrious, I guess! You are much more noble. smile

Alix

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#123806 - 10/22/02 07:01 AM Re: Recommendations for Myst-haters?
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Well, I didnt have internet until 1993, and you only had limited use,( unless of course you wanted to pay a small fortune.) I think I got 10 hours a month at the time, never heard of a walkthru,let alone know what it was, so I just used to go to the prodigy gameboard and would get lucky here and there and get some hints and tips from other people who were just as desparate as I was. laugh
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