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#263909 - 01/17/08 09:30 AM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: Becky]
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Gilbert Goodmate and Tony Tough are good ones too!

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#264059 - 01/17/08 03:26 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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I'm going bonkers, I absentmindedly clicked Submit before I wrote my post. Sheesh!
Hi chrissie,
Yes, I've played Monkey Island and liked the first 3 games very much but couldn't finish the fourth one! Never tried Discworld and I think it is too late now. I have played 3 Free Games Galore and they were great: 5 Magical Amulets, The Flight of the Amazon Queen, and Other Worlds (I may have the only copy of a printed walkthrough in the world, got it before Alkis knew there was one!)
Hi Becky,
I've seen the screenshots for Ankh and just can't get interested in it. The character just doesn't appeal to me for some reason or other. As for Super Jazz Man, that's a possibility that I'm thinking about. I went to the website and enjoyed checking it out, even the forum where someone was upset because there wasn't a spoiler -- now get this: in the walkthrough! Duh!
Hi BrownEyedTigre,
Not particularly interested in Tony Tough. I seem to recall the name Gilbert Goodmate from forum postings and thinking it might be a game I would like, but never found it anywhere.
At present I'm looking forward to So Blonde, The Vampyre Story, and The Blackwell Convergence, also maybe Jack Keane.
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#264876 - 01/19/08 08:15 AM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: sierramindy]
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sierramindy - Your comments about 3D are interesting. Last week I spent the day over at my mothers house and loaded up Safe Cracker (the newer one) for her. It was an interesting experience to say the least! While not really 3D, it did have 360 degree movement which she REALLY struggled with. The simple act of rotating around to see the room was painful as she would be moving the mouse like crazy and end up staring at the floor or shooting it up to the ceiling. Forget going from one node to the other!

To make a long story short, I had to take over the mouse and get her to where she wanted to go then she could work on the puzzles. She enjoyed the game a lot but, as she mentioned to me, had I not been there she would have been completely lost and given up on it within minutes. So yes, I can easily see how there are people like yourself who prefer being shown a single screen at a time to explore without it moving around on you.

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#265118 - 01/19/08 02:06 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: sierramindy]
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Originally Posted By: sierramindy
I've seen the screenshots for Ankh and just can't get interested in it. The character just doesn't appeal to me for some reason or other.

You might give Ankh a chance anyway. I wasn't particularly enthusiastic after seeing the screenshots either, but the game turned out to be fun -- a lot better than Tony Tough (IMO).

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#265344 - 01/19/08 11:10 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: Jenny100]
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Hi Ivinia,
Seems your mother and I have something in common as I spend a lot of time looking at ceilings and floors and I have absolutely no idea where the nodes are, or even what they are, for that matter. I don't like it but I can put up with it if the game is holding my interest. Actually, I put up with almost anything in a game as long as I feel I am making some progress in getting to the end, even if it takes me a long time. It is when I stop making progress even using a walkthrough (and in action parts I might even start getting worse) I throw in the towel and quit.
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#266602 - 01/22/08 12:34 AM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: sierramindy]
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Hi,
I don't know if this will work for those finding the controls awkward, but I found by sliding over and using the little finger on the shift I seemed have better control. Not thinking wasd but right left up and down. The arrow keys the same. I think I started doing this in BS3. Any way it works for me. The key problem you have to use the hand twice to get it. If possible listen for the sound it gives when it works. I like the game not finished yet. By the way I keep hearing a phone ringing, it's happened 3 times so far. Has anyone else heard this? On the boat was once.
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#268146 - 01/24/08 05:44 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: ssgamer]
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I'm having a really tough time with the controls. I have a funny for you. I began game, talked with first person and decided to save. I must have touched some arrows that I shouldn't have and I guess changed time, and when I reloaded my character was standing waist deep in water. Needless to say, I'm starting all over again. I had to laugh at what I created. Teddo
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#268154 - 01/24/08 06:15 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: Teddo]
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I managed to get Finvinerro into some tight spots -- but I don't remember him standing waist deep in water. I wonder if that's an Easter Egg?

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#268217 - 01/24/08 08:13 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: Becky]
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I doubt it, Becky. I think I just messed with controls I shouldn't have. I had to laugh. It was at the bottom of the "save". I'll just have to keep experimenting and learning.

I'll keep you posted. Teddo
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#312408 - 04/17/08 08:03 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: Teddo]
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Hi All. I haven't even installed this game and I am getting butterflies in my stomach. If this has any action in it, I am in big trouble. I am definitely a point and click kind of player. The controls, WASD and arrow keys sound as though they might be a tad difficult for me to handle in this game. Any more input as duh how to have better control over this game would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Terri
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#312413 - 04/17/08 08:16 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: Terri824]
Becky Offline
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I don't think there are timed sequences until right near the end. I was pretty clumsy with the controls at first, but it didn't matter so much because I could take my time. If you find that just dealing with the interface takes up a lot of mental energy, there's an excellent walkthrough by MaG for times you may get stuck on a puzzle.

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#312416 - 04/17/08 08:29 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: Becky]
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Thanks Becky. I'm concerned about making it to a puzzle in order to try to solve it. I remember poor Zoe in Dreamfall ended up all bruised and in traction by the time I got through running her into the walls and IP was a nightmare! I'll give it a whirl.

Terri rolleyes
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#312419 - 04/17/08 08:37 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: Terri824]
Becky Offline
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lol So THAT's why Zoe was in that hospital bed. It was US did that to her!

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#312447 - 04/17/08 09:44 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: Becky]
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rotfl Becky. I don't feel quite so bad knowing that it was US and not me alone. I hope Zoe makes a full recovery and soon.

Terri
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#312468 - 04/17/08 10:58 PM Re: Dead Reefs [Re: Terri824]
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I've tried to get into this game. Oh Lord how I've tried! I personally love the fact that its not point and click and more like the old Alone in the Dark games. But the camera and movement are just so awkward I find myself playing for 15 or 20 minutes then giving up in frustration. Gad, if I just try to turn, my char spins around 5 or six times before he stops. Makes me dizzy. The controls don't even work for me half the time. There will be a 3 or 4 second delay before the char moves. Could this be something I've done wrong in the setup or something?

Anyway it's really to bad because I love the idea of the game, it looks great and the story seems good as well. If you could use FPS type controls, I would be in love with it, but as it is, it's more an exorcize in frustration than anything else.

Oh and BTW; Not sure if anyone else has mentioned this or not but I got this game with the Adventure CO.'s Adventure Collection which includes this game along with 4 others for 20 bucks so for 4 bucks a game you can't beat it.


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