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#23505 - 10/26/06 04:06 PM What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
ron.etti Offline
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There is a lot of games that fall into this category . I just replayed Nightlong [Union City Conspiracy] and think this one does.Boomers gave it a good review ,but some other sites picked it apart. I just think that this is a true classic and a keeper for me........Just one Boomers Opinion.. thanks

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#23506 - 10/26/06 04:26 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Another site gave Shivers 1&2 bad reviews but I loved both those games. The same site gave Conspiracies a bad review but that's a keeper for me. Conversely, everyone gave Grim Fandango a good review but I couldn't get into that game at all.
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#23507 - 10/26/06 06:17 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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I also thought Nightlong was an excellent game.
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#23508 - 10/26/06 06:17 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Paradise. Everyone was so down on it when it first came out, but I really enjoyed it.

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#23509 - 10/26/06 06:23 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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I love the wackiness of Starship Titanic and was astonished to find that so many people don't like it.
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#23510 - 10/27/06 12:41 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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It's a keeper for me too, ron.etti.
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#23511 - 10/27/06 01:36 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Hi smile

Mystery of the Druids didn't get too many good reviews but I liked it laugh

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#23512 - 10/27/06 02:32 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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"Nightlong" was the first game I played through without a walkthrough - a nicely done game.

I almost didn't get and play my favourite game (Legacy of Time) because of the poor ratings on the Adventure websites. Ratings do more harm than good IMHO.
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#23513 - 10/27/06 05:05 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Rama. Mostly because of some insanely difficult puzzles which required you to calculate in Base-8 and Base-12 (I think, can't remember exactly), it got pretty bad marks in reviews. But I loved it. It was my first introduction into the world of Arthur C. Clarke and I've since read a lot of his books.
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#23514 - 10/27/06 09:18 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Ring II. I also liked Ring, which got absolutely horrible reviews from the general gaming sites and publications. But a couple of years after its release, I think the general opinion of Ring had reversed, and it was lauded as an innovative, successful game.

Haven't seen a reversl of the general opinion of Ring II yet. Someday.

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#23515 - 10/27/06 10:41 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Hmm. I liked Ring, although it was a tad 'strange' and I wonder what the makers had been drinking or smoking laugh . I haven't bought Ring II because of the negative reviews. Maybe I should. smile
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#23516 - 10/27/06 10:56 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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I liked Nightlong and Ring I, but the one that will probably set me apart is (gasp) Temujin. It had that small view window, which was bad, but apart from that it was a fine game, or so I thought. Still do.

I don't suppose I'll survive long after admitting this.
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#23517 - 10/27/06 10:58 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Pollo -- it's keyboard control, not point-and-click. Are you a point-and-click-only kind of chicken? laugh

A review, just in case you're interested.

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#23518 - 10/27/06 11:19 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Keyboard-control is fine, and a bit of action is, too. I play RPG's frequently and sometimes action-adventures. I'll keep an eye out for it. smile
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#23519 - 10/27/06 11:20 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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There are a lot, but the one that comes to mind, really, is Myst. I still can't believe that so many people can't stand it, think it's responsible for the (so-called) death of the genre, and get so vitriolic when discussing it!

Runaway and Road to INdia were another two that I saw horrible reviews for, so I didn't play them for a long time. But then I realy liked them. And Crystal Key 1. (In fact, I see so many reviews that say Dreamcatcher/TAC games are just bad in general, but I've never thought that).

Just goes to show not everyone has the same taste!

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#23520 - 10/27/06 12:28 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Originally posted by PolloDiablo:
Rama. Mostly because of some insanely difficult puzzles which required you to calculate in Base-8 and Base-12 (I think, can't remember exactly)
Base 8 and base 16 (octal and hexadecimal).
The "other bases" puzzles were actually the easy part for me. More difficult were some of the pattern matching puzzles where you have to collect tiles scattered around the landscape and then match them up to open door locks. And in the last part of the game you have a whole new level of difficulty navigating the "city," where intersections might have anywhere between 3 and 6 exits and some areas looked very similar to one another. It was a very challenging game, but I enjoyed it and I'm glad to hear someone else did too.

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#23521 - 10/27/06 03:05 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Rama is one of my all-time favorite games, but I seem to recall that it got pretty good reviews at the time. One of the big game magazines gave it a rating of somewhere in the 90's. I was in the computer field, so the different number bases posed no problem for me. The pattern matching was fun because the game was very forgiving that way; if you got it wrong, you just got another to try right away.

I think the game tanked in the market because of the number puzzles, though, and that's still a shame because there was supposed to be a sequel to let us know what happened to the characters. Not as bad as Dreamfall, but still bad enough.

Nobody has wanted me to walk the plank so far for my remarks above about Temujin. Maybe I'm safe after all.
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#23522 - 10/27/06 05:55 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Shiver me timbers RayBres, but I liked Temujin also. OK here's one that I might need to walk the plank over, but I liked Arthur's Knights. Also Jazz and Faust (thought I could slip this in) A lot. laugh
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#23523 - 10/27/06 06:18 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Crime Stories was a great game in my opinion but I've seen reviews that weren't very optimistic.
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#23524 - 10/28/06 08:38 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Jldcat, I'm with you. I played the European release and thoroughly enjoyed it. Many of the reasons I liked it were the very reason others didn't.

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#23525 - 10/28/06 12:14 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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I LOVED Wild, Wild West. Someone gave it to me and I never loaded it. One day I did and I was hooked from the start. It has minor gun battle but it's all mouse driven. A different, really fun game!
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#23526 - 10/28/06 05:24 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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When I first started playing games I didn't have a PC (I had a PS1) & relied on magazines!

I think not just 1 game, but quite a few were panned that I went ahead & got regardless (by then I had worked out that most publications contained a hatred of AGs anyway & the more they hated it the more I would like it! (It worked!)

These included Dracula - The Last Sanctuary (which I loved) & most of anything produced by Cryo (someone commented that they liked any AG except for Cryo games!) For me they have a particular style which I liked! I have enjoyed all of the ones I have come across: Atlantis 1 & 2, Egypt 1,2 & 3, China, Aztec etc. My favourite was Versailles - the graphics were terrible but it was such a good story!!! smile

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#23527 - 10/28/06 06:36 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Hi, Mad...I'm with you I really enjoyed The Mystery of the Druids...and I don't know if I dare to admit...I Liked The Watchmaker (gasp) some of the voice acting was really bad, but I did enjoy the game. lol

Sue smile
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#23528 - 10/28/06 10:19 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Originally posted by RayBres:
...the one that will probably set me apart is (gasp) Temujin. It had that small view window, which was bad, but apart from that it was a fine game, or so I thought. Still do.

I don't suppose I'll survive long after admitting this.
You won't get any argument from me, Ray--I really liked Temujin too... bravo
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#23529 - 10/28/06 11:36 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Hi Tyke lol

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#23530 - 04/18/07 01:33 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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The first Agatha Christie game got bad reviews by some, but it has become one of my favorite games.
Starship Titanic also has a special place in my gaming library.

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#23531 - 04/18/07 04:15 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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I usually never read reviews of adventure games from major gamesites like Gamespot, IGN or other sites, since these sites normally dislike or give bad reviews to adventure/puzzle games.

I usually go by the reviews from this site wink , adventuregamers.com and justadventure.com, since I feel that these sites have a better take on what makes adventures good or even great that the major gamesites like gamespot.com has.
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#23532 - 04/18/07 04:36 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Mine is Post Mortem. It got bad reviews for the dialogues and a strange plot, but I loved it for the characters, voice acting, music and atmosphere.

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#23533 - 04/18/07 05:27 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Originally posted by Adam Beals:
The first Agatha Christie game got bad reviews by some, but it has become one of my favorite games.

Adam
I would have to agree with that one as well. In fact both Agatha Christie titles, ATTWN and MOTOE didn't receive very good reviews. However i am a fan of AC and i absolutely loved both. I don't pay attention to reviews, i will not buy/disregard a game due to reviews, i will play the demo or get opinion from friends who have tried the game and i know their opinion is reliable.
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#23534 - 04/18/07 06:07 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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I'm almost to a point where I know I'll like a game because of bad reviews from the general gaming sites. They always hate the 1st person point and click puzzlers that I tend to enjoy. smile
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#23535 - 04/18/07 06:48 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Arthur's Knights and the sequel Secrets of Merlin. There were a few people on GameBoomers apart from myself who loved these games, but in general the games got poor to mediocre reviews. I thought they were great. My only criticism of them now is that they don't take kindly to Windows XP in a lot of cases, unfortunately. I played them on my Windows ME and Windows 98 computers.

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#23536 - 04/18/07 07:03 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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I agree Marian, I really liked both of the Arthur's Knights games.I think some of the review scores for these games was 4 out of 10.I liked Odysee search for Ulysses to ,although I don't know what score that one got.I have played some games that got a good review and went Huh,when it was over. laugh Dunn.

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#23537 - 04/18/07 08:03 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Hey Ron , Does Nightlong play on XP ?.Always saw it on Dreamcatchers site, but never got around to play it. Dunn.

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#23538 - 04/20/07 08:06 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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For me it was A Quiet Weekend in Capri. When it first came out a lot of people didn't seem to like it. I got so hooked on it I played for hours every day. As more and more people played it, it seemed to gain in popularity. I can't wait for Anacapri.
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#23539 - 04/20/07 08:15 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Temujin. The reviews crucified it, and perhaps they were right to do so, but I perversely loved it.
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#23540 - 04/20/07 12:29 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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For some strange reason, every game that i like, whatever the genre, seems to get not so good reviews. However some of the so called "greats" which got good reviews and i tried, i either uninstalled them in the first 20 minutes or finished them so that i would just finish them, and not particularly liked them.
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#23541 - 04/20/07 12:55 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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I thought The Messenger was a great game!

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#23542 - 04/20/07 08:52 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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It depends on the reviewer. There are some reviewers that have the same taste as mine (Mr. Bill comes to mind). Then there are others that are polar opposites. The worse they rate them, the better I like them, for the most part (Game something comes to mind). There are exceptions, the really truly stinker games that nobody likes. In short, games Are art, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder (or maybe the pocket book in the case of Game something). I think my preferences are known here.

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#23543 - 04/20/07 09:54 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Quote:
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Hi smile

Mystery of the Druids didn't get too many good reviews but I liked it laugh

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I can only recall one really bad review of the game - it was a real stinker (loved the game myself).

What ever became of BJ (Saighman)? I haven't seen hide or hair of him in years.

For me the review was BloodRayne (very nasty review) - once again I loved the game.

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#23544 - 04/20/07 11:16 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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Hi InlandAZ smile

Sorry. I'm probably talking more player "opinions" than formal "reviews" laugh

As I recall, a fair few people definitely weren't impressed wave
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#23545 - 04/21/07 03:13 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
ron.etti Offline
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Dunn,
I don't know.I have a old 98 i keep to play the old games on.Maybe another Boomer can tell you...Ron

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#23546 - 04/22/07 06:37 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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I typically don't take much notice to the reviews. I read the storyline and if it sounds interesting I get it, however I do look at a review that tells me how well the controls work. If all reviews says the controls are horrid then I won't buy it.

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#23547 - 04/22/07 08:31 AM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
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I liked "Midnight Nowhere", but read a few negative reviews. It's a dark horror adventure game with some adult content, but it was entertaining to me and it had an interesting story - but again, I like those creepy horror games. evil
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