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#214243 - 10/11/07 02:54 PM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
Becky Offline
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Guybrush -- you found the game section but no adventure games there? Or you didn't find the game section in your store (in my local Big Lots, the games are near the DVD movie section).

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#214295 - 10/11/07 04:32 PM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: Becky]
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I found the game section but it only a couple of educational games for children. There weren't many DVDs either. Only one Big Lots in town and I've never found any adventure games there. My local Best Buy doesn't have reduced price adventure games I haven't already played either. Same with Target and Walmart.
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#214301 - 10/11/07 04:39 PM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
Becky Offline
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I'm sorry to hear that Guybrush! frown I wonder why there's such a difference between stores in terms of the merchandise.

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#214343 - 10/11/07 06:01 PM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: Becky]
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There are 6 Big Lots in my area. All carry a great selection of PC games except the Clearview store. They never have anything. Go figure!
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#214553 - 10/12/07 05:10 AM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: JohnBoy]
Kaki's Sister Offline
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Thanks Ana. There are two stores that are not far away. I will check them out this weekend!
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#217332 - 10/17/07 05:05 PM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: GuybrushThreepwood]
allthingsx1 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/07
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I'm semi new to all of this and found a few of these games at my local Big Lots but I was wondering what the majority thought about whether they were worth buying and playing. The ones I found were Atlantis: Evolution, Paradise, Still Life and Shadow fo Destiny ( it's only 4 bucks !).
Are any of these good ?? would love to know what you all think.
thanks smile


Edited by allthingsx1 (10/17/07 05:06 PM)

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#217340 - 10/17/07 05:20 PM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: allthingsx1]
Heidi Offline
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Hi allthingsx1,
I played all of them except Shadow of Destiny and consider them very good games, especially Paradise and Still Life.

Heidi

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#217343 - 10/17/07 05:24 PM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: allthingsx1]
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It seems most people rate Still Life as a top ten game. Paradise is one people either love or hate but both of those are well worth four bucks. As for Atlantis, I did not like it and Shadow I never played. I understand shadow has timed puzzles that turn off a lot of adventure game players. In any case, Shadow and Atlantis are likely well worth that price. Any one of those games would have cost much more than the price you found. In fact buying all four for less than the price of any one of them is well worth the risk.

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#217345 - 10/17/07 05:27 PM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: allthingsx1]
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Atlantis: Evolution - See ***my review***

Paradise - buggy, shifting hotspots, hard-to-find screen exits, depressing story, detailed graphics but murky coloration, patch is said to improve gameplay, but makes the game completely unplayable for some (as in it won't start anymore)

Still Life - excellent game, but uses StarForce, an invasive anticopy software that some people would rather avoid. I played the game on an XBox and thought it was great, so if you don't mind the StarForce....

Shadow of Destiny - Interesting concept. I played it on PS2. Your character must die over and over again for you to learn how to avoid the deaths and progress in the game. If you don't mind a game that isn't strictly what most people think of as an adventure game, it's a good choice.

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#217415 - 10/17/07 07:25 PM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: Jenny100]
allthingsx1 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/07
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Thanks for the help. I think I will buy them, like you said for the price it's worth the risk. I've paid alot more for games and not liked them so I guess this can't hurt.

I'm not exactly familiar with StarForce so that has me a tiny bit wigged. Does it do something permanent to the computer?

Also, I noticed some of you played the games on systems like XBox or PS2, are the games exactly the same as PC? and is it easier do you think to play them on one of those systems?

Thanks again!

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#217466 - 10/17/07 09:03 PM Re: Big Lots Does It Again, Only This Time On A Much Larger Scale. [Re: allthingsx1]
Becky Offline
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Hi allthingsx1 and welcome to GameBoomers! welcomeAs far as I know, most of the adventure games that were ported to the various consoles were basically the same game as the PC version. Ease of use varies for each game. If you are used to the console controls, you will probably find it somewhat easier to play the games on a console rather than using the PC keyboard controls.

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