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#124402 - 12/10/02 06:14 PM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
Witchen Offline
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Anachronox is one I missed along the way, Ray. I'll have to check into it...sounds like marvelous mind munchies for those of us with those scifi leanings..... smile

love, Witchen =O)

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#124403 - 12/10/02 06:27 PM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
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Quote:
Originally posted by ray:
mszv, I've got a game for you, if you haven't played it: Anachronox. Talk about fantantic new planets, lots of varied topology and flora and fauna. Not to mention fantastic space scenes.

But maybe you've played it; I can't remember.
Thanks Ray. It is a gorgeous looking game. I haven't played it, but then I haven't played any RPGs. Oh, I'm still trying to get Morrowind to run on my desktop, don't think that exactly counts.

I was hoping that an adventure game would have those characteristics, but I'll give anachronox a try.
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#124404 - 12/10/02 06:39 PM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
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Originally posted by nolalou:
You play a black woman in "Lost in Time" from Cocktel Vision. ( I did a google search on this, and found a "Lost in Time 2", was there a sequel to this that I missed!!)
I asked about this once.
Apparently Lost in Time was originally published in 2 parts in Europe. But in the USA it was published as one game.

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#124405 - 12/10/02 06:44 PM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
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Originally posted by acornia:
Wonder if fairy tales would translate well like The Firebird or some of the greek myths.
Wasn't there a game being developed that was Based on a Russian fairy tale? I remember downloading a little trailer for it a few months ago.

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#124406 - 12/10/02 07:11 PM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
Witchen Offline
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Hi there, Jenny1....Here is a demo/download of the game Fairy Tale .

It has been out there since last January and I haven't heard anymore about the game since. I'll see what I can find out.

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#124407 - 12/10/02 08:46 PM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
Zanthia Offline
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Originally posted by mszv:
It is a gorgeous looking game. I haven't played it, but then I haven't played any RPGs. Oh, I'm still trying to get Morrowind to run on my desktop, don't think that exactly counts.

I was hoping that an adventure game would have those characteristics, but I'll give anachronox a try.
Mszv,

If you haven't played any RPG's Morrowind is the not best one to start wtih. But Annachronox is a good one. It really is more of a hybrid adventure/RPG. Play it on easy and combat is quite simple plus there isn't a whole of combat in the game to begin with. There are parts of the game where you can easily play for a couple of hours without having a fight and those parts will feel more like an adventure game. The game is in the bargain bin now so you really should check it out.
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#124408 - 12/10/02 08:54 PM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
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Originally posted by Witchen:
Hi there, Jenny1....Here is a demo/download of the game [b]Fairy Tale .
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Now how do you suppose they came up with a name like that? lol

I followed a link from that site and found out that the Czech version is already out. I couldn't see anything about the English version though - or whether it will be published in the USA or not.

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#124409 - 12/10/02 09:55 PM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
Witchen Offline
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Yeah, isn't that a clever title though! I did ask them about an English full game version. We'll see if they respond. smile

Stacey and Ray: I just bought Anachronox.......we shall see about this little bit of combat business.....
bwhahahahaha.

Love, Witchen =O)

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#124410 - 12/11/02 01:11 AM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
Reenie Offline
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Witchen, you are in for a real treat. Anachronox held my attention like nothing I had played in years. The combat, such as it is, ramps up gradually and you have ample time to increase your skills and get better weapons. But the game is about so much more than that. Amazing range and complexity. There are fan sites totally devoted to the game, such as Planet Anachronox, where you can get lots of useful info. I can't wait to hear what you think!
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#124411 - 12/11/02 02:46 AM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
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I thought BYZANTINE was an interesting "Crime Drama". It had a slight "science fiction" element, but it was entirely appropriate to the story. Would that there were more like it.
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#124412 - 12/11/02 09:09 AM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
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I don't care what color, size, race, species, or gender my character is. I'm going to become that person/alien/species when I play. Variety is the spice of life. When else would I get to be anything but what I am? (ok besides Halloween)

As for locations, I'm a huge fan of the spooky amusement park setting & I know it's been done, but I think there's a few more games in there before it's Egypt. (and the fact that I can't get Panic in the Park to run).

I'd also like to see a setting like in the Stephen King mini-series "Rose Red" where the building is continually changing & growing. Toss your maps out the window!

There are several movies that would make great games. Unfortunatly the gaming companies realize this & produce ACTION games accordingly. I'd like to play "Resident Evil" only with no zombie or guard dog combat. lol lol lol But puzzles where you can die against that computer would suffice I'd think.

Even more so than movies, which are generally made into action or shooters, books are good sources. I think that Stephen King's novel, "The Stand" would make an excellent game. Yes I like Stephen King but there's many many others that would make good adventure stories with less used settings.

As for careers, I'd like to see a special effects artist or something...imagine what fun you could have! laugh

Here's an idea....What about being whistle Ace Ventura Pet Detective?

laugh Love, Jen laugh
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#124413 - 12/11/02 10:25 AM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
Witchen Offline
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I fully agree about BYZANTINE, Advpuzlov!!! Its one unique and engaging game, that's for sure. I'd like to see a remake of this one. The technology has advanced significantly since '97, to put it mildly. A smoother running game engine would make this one superb play! Great game. One of my standout favorites!

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Thanks for the encouragement on Anachronox, Reenie. I am really looking forward to trying it out. Will have to switch back over to my Sony 450 with Win98, but that'll be fun for a change. I'll probably play it before Pharaoah's Curse and Ghost Dogs. smile

Love, Witchen =O) smile

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#124414 - 12/11/02 11:43 AM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
taf4 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/01
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Loc: Michigan
There is an Ace Ventura adventure game! eek
Never played it or seen it, though smile

http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/gameId=4757/

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#124415 - 12/11/02 12:30 PM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
Zanthia Offline
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Quote:
Originally posted by Witchen:

Stacey and Ray: I just bought Anachronox.......we shall see about this little bit of combat business.....)
Well it may seem like a lot to you but relatively compared to other RPG's it is not a lot.
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#124416 - 12/11/02 02:08 PM Re: Things we haven't seen in adventures
mszv Offline
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OK Zanthia, Ray, Reenie, and everyone, I'll give Anacronox a try. I'll look for in at my local Fry's Electronics.

As for Morrowind, I'm not giving up yet. Yeah, I know Zanthia, it's not the RPG to start with, but it truely is the only RPG I ever wanted to play.

On, things we haven't seen in adventures - how about a massively multiplayer online adventure? Myst Online will be out in 2003 (probably late). I know most of us adventure gamers aren't interested in multiplayer online games, but I'm going to give this one a try. I'll let you know when it's out. Maybe I can meet some gameboomers in the world.

All for now.
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