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#138649 - 02/16/05 07:39 AM Timed sequences
Mugsy Offline
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This game looks awesome. Thank you for taking the time to join us!!
Are there any timed sequences in TMOS? wave
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#138650 - 02/16/05 08:04 AM Re: Timed sequences
MartinGantefohr Offline
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Hi Mugsy,

well, there is one sequence in MOS (very close to the end of the game) that you could call "timed".

We decided to include it because time is actually of relevance there. Giving the user all the time in the world would have spoiled the feeling of threat and pressure, and both is an essential part of the narrative at this point.

But be assured, we know that many adventure gamers hate timed sequences. That's why the game will automatically give you the opportunity to try again in case you haven't made it.

In short: No need to worry. smile

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#138651 - 02/16/05 11:51 AM Re: Timed sequences
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How generous is the timed portion? Some games give you literally seconds beyond the time it physically takes to complete the necessary (actions) others are much more generous, allowing some minutes to figure out what you need to do.

Can you give us a general idea?

Susan wave

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#138652 - 02/16/05 12:10 PM Re: Timed sequences
MartinGantefohr Offline
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I think the timer is set to 15 seconds, and there is only one very simple thing to do.

15 seconds is an awfully long time. If you don't believe it, go to a party, wait for one of those uncomfortable nobody-talks-anymore moments, and then count the seconds. smile

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#138653 - 02/16/05 01:11 PM Re: Timed sequences
Salar of Myst Offline
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thanks smile

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#138654 - 02/16/05 01:14 PM Re: Timed sequences
fov Offline
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If I'm thinking of the right spot - there's also a pretty dramatic cutscene if you don't do the thing you have to do in time. Almost like a reward for getting it wrong. laugh

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#138655 - 02/16/05 01:36 PM Re: Timed sequences
MartinGantefohr Offline
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Almost like a reward for getting it wrong.
Reward is a funny term for what happens... laugh

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#138656 - 02/16/05 01:56 PM Re: Timed sequences
Mad Offline
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Hi smile

A whole 15 seconds, huh ??

Hehehe !!

Actually that IS quite generous so I'm hoping to manage it wink

Cheers.

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#138657 - 02/16/05 05:06 PM Re: Timed sequences
MartinGantefohr Offline
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Actually that IS quite generous so I'm hoping to manage it
I hope you won't(!), because in that case you will miss out on a cinematic that cost more than... more than I'm willing to publicly reveal!

wink

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#138658 - 02/16/05 05:08 PM Re: Timed sequences
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
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hmm, it sounds like we want to fail at least once, in that case. lol

Melanie
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#138659 - 02/16/05 07:06 PM Re: Timed sequences
Becky Offline
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I'm prepared to fail multiple times, especially if Emily liked it.

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#138660 - 02/16/05 07:25 PM Re: Timed sequences
Mugsy Offline
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Put me down for at least one failure too, now you've have me curious!! rotfl
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#138661 - 02/16/05 08:05 PM Re: Timed sequences
fov Offline
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I'm not sure you'll want to fail more than once. But it's definitely worth seeing.

-emily

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#138662 - 02/16/05 08:14 PM Re: Timed sequences
Becky Offline
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Do we get to accidentally wreck something in a particularly spectacular fashion? I can think of something that would be fun to watch as it crashed to earth.
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#138663 - 02/16/05 08:15 PM Re: Timed sequences
fov Offline
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Something like that. wink

I just played the two scenarios again, and I actually think it's better to get the "wrong" one first - it heightens the tension. I did it this way by accident, of course. laugh

-emily

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