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#23520 - 10/27/06 12:28 PM Re: What game did you like that the reviews were not to good?
Jenny100 Offline
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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

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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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