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#171441 - 07/06/07 08:03 PM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Mary]
grannieannie Offline
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Registered: 10/11/04
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I found Shivers on Amazon. They have both new and used at varying prices. Based on what I read here, I bought myself a copy.

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#171445 - 07/06/07 08:12 PM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Marian]
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Sly One and grannieannie, I hope you both enjoy the game! smile wave

Marion, maybe you don't need to run Shivers in compatibility mode on your system. If you need more help, post over in glitches and they can help you. Nice to have a Windows 98 computer, too, though! wave

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#171467 - 07/06/07 09:01 PM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Marian]
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How would you compare it to, say Scratches, in terms of the terror/horror factor?

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#171509 - 07/06/07 10:31 PM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Marian]
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That's a tough question, Becky. The two games are so dissimilar in look and atmosphere. Shivers is VERY colorful, artistically, which is actually one of the things I liked about it, and yet it maintains a consistently spooky feel to it. Lots of puzzling involved, and a very nonlinear game. That's another thing about the game that I found appealing, as, if you are stuck on something, you can just move on to something else.

And I realize I haven't answered your question. For me, the words "terror" and "horror" don't apply to Shivers. It's just....quietly unsettling throughout. I've never played anything quite like it. smile wave

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#171510 - 07/06/07 10:39 PM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Marian]
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The music is what really sets the tone in Shivers I think. It's so eerie and spooky.
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#171514 - 07/06/07 10:48 PM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Marian]
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I agree!! I still remembered the music after ten years. There aren't many games you can say that about. smile

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#171531 - 07/07/07 12:12 AM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Marian]
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I'm a big fan of Shivers 1 & 2. The atmosphere in both games was amazing. Though I have to say my favorite elements were the music (especially in the 2nd game) and the design. The beauty of the museum in the first game and the unique but very believable interiors of the second are what keep drawing me back to play these games over and over.

There's just something about Aunt Pearl's Apartment in the second game that makes it my favorite area.

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#171623 - 07/07/07 08:37 AM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Smougman]
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I really liked Shivers when I first played it. However I reloaded it yesterday and could not get into it this time. Never played Shivers II.
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#171669 - 07/07/07 10:05 AM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: JohnBoy]
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The first time I played Shivers I, I remember being startled and jumped in one place. Don't remember where. I gotta play Shivers II again.

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#171695 - 07/07/07 10:43 AM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: flutist]
Mary Offline
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Bets,
If you were anything like me, it was near the very beginning of the game (if I remember correctly).
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#171831 - 07/07/07 03:33 PM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Mary]
Jenny100 Offline
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The Ixupi in the lake.

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#171869 - 07/07/07 04:41 PM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Jenny100]
Maritje Offline
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Registered: 06/19/00
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The Ixupi in the fireplace got me.

I love this game and I haven't played it in years but I still remember the music. One terrific game.

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#171878 - 07/07/07 04:58 PM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Maritje]
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I like the graphics too. The colors are kind of surreal.

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#172014 - 07/08/07 01:06 AM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: Jenny100]
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I loved Shivers also, but not the second one so much, it was just ok. I played this on Windows ME and couldn't get it to play full screen. I did load and test it on XP, then sold it to a friend. Recently I purchased another Shivers as I thought I might want to give it a replay. When I installed it on my XP puter, I did not use compatibility mode and since it wouldn't go full screen, I just changed my background to solid black. The distraction of ones wallpaper and icons is not a good background for this game.
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#172241 - 07/08/07 01:41 PM Re: Shivers!!!! [Re: hawkavonpuka]
Carrie Offline
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Loc: California
Originally Posted By: hawkavonpuka
..... I just changed my background to solid black.....
That's a good idea. Have you tried what Marian suggested?
Originally Posted By: Marian
I've got the game running in 256 colors and 640 x 480?, I believe, full screen, and the graphics look very good. Not to worry about it looking pixellated or grainy--it looks very nice.
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