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#276221 - 02/09/08 02:35 PM I had almost given up on adventures
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Like the post title says, I'd almost given up on adventures after a run of bad luck with some.

Egypt I was nothing but frustration for me and even with a walk-through I was having trouble in the maze-like village just after the first tomb. Stuttering audio that was barely legible and cut scenes that jumped and stuttered did nothing to make my game play any easier.

Egypt II was almost as bad. The game was easier to get through but I still had the same problems with the sudio stuttering and usually only the first few words were heard: thank goodness for the subtitling, at least I could read what was going on. It was the drum puzzle that finally broke the camel's back with that one!

Then came Nautilus which refused to progress beyond the first sentence spoken when you clicked on "new game". This was followed by an attempt to install Odyssey: Search for Ulysses which had a fatal error when trying to install on my Win XP

In a last ditch effort to get an adventure to enjoy on this dreary rainy day I decided to install Realms of Illusion (with fingers and toes crossed)

What a lovely looking game!! It took a little bit to figure out the interface since I purchased this game 2nd hand and have only the disk, no manual. I think I have figured out the strange pointer that appears from time to time (pointing the way to objects that you can interact with). I took a brief look around Eska, Macu and just a pop in and out at Tregett. I think I'm going to really like this game and hope that the rest of my unplayed adventures are at least as good thumbsup

Skye
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#276229 - 02/09/08 02:58 PM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Skye]
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Sky, I'm glad you were able to find one that plays and that you enjoy luck
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#276237 - 02/09/08 03:10 PM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: looney4labs]
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Reals of Illusion is one of my favorite game. You will love it.

Good luck Skye.

Chief

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#276254 - 02/09/08 03:54 PM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Chief]
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Registered: 06/02/04
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This is a grand game Skye!

Sue
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#276280 - 02/09/08 05:05 PM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: texaslady]
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Registered: 01/04/04
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Ah....The Sentinel. I knew the game sounded familiar, I had to look it up. I enjoyed the game as well. Have fun!

Ana wave
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#276485 - 02/10/08 04:05 AM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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Registered: 11/21/04
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Loc: Marlborough USA
Hi Shye. There are lots of wonderful Adventure games out there that have no technical problems. Let us know when you are ready for another classic game. wave
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#276772 - 02/10/08 01:22 PM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Kaki's Sister]
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Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 1895
Loc: Lexington, Texas
Oh Sentinal good, good, good game. Is that the one with Sansalard?
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#276779 - 02/10/08 01:31 PM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Yankee Clipper]
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That's the one Yankee. And if I remember, you posted many helps for that game. thumbsup

Chief wave

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#284284 - 02/24/08 10:51 AM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Chief]
Oranger Offline
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Registered: 03/05/05
Posts: 68
Loc: Russian Federation
I got the same problem with AURA. The plenty of machines which wouldn't work in reality, spindels and cogwheels, meant to puzzle the gamer's head off...
But the BLack Mirror was a blessing after that!

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#284291 - 02/24/08 11:06 AM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Oranger]
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
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Aura was loads of fun for people who enjoy puzzles.
And it was pretty to look at too. I get tired of dark and/or dilapidated gameworlds, and they are in the majority. So Aura was a nice change.

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#284500 - 02/24/08 06:00 PM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Jenny100]
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yes....Aura was a feast for the eyes....really enjoyed it...but i felt the sequel wasn't nearly as good..

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#284739 - 02/25/08 08:00 AM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Jenny100]
Oranger Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Aura was loads of fun for people who enjoy puzzles.
And it was pretty to look at too. I get tired of dark and/or dilapidated gameworlds, and they are in the majority. So Aura was a nice change.

Well, landscapes in Aura are fantastic! Screenshots can be framed and posted on the wall, but the gameplay was a bit tiresome to me.

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#284928 - 02/25/08 01:02 PM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Oranger]
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Registered: 08/15/02
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Ooh, The Sentinel - fantastic game! I hope you are still enjoying it Skye wave

Would it help to tell you I had problems with the games you had problems with? Fortunately I found games like Myst, Aura and Syberia before I tried the same games that turned you off.

Linda



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#284987 - 02/25/08 03:14 PM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Oranger]
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Originally Posted By: Oranger
Originally Posted By: Jenny100
Aura was loads of fun for people who enjoy puzzles.
And it was pretty to look at too. I get tired of dark and/or dilapidated gameworlds, and they are in the majority. So Aura was a nice change.

Well, landscapes in Aura are fantastic! Screenshots can be framed and posted on the wall, but the gameplay was a bit tiresome to me.

I loved the gameplay.
So did my brother.
We had loads of fun with it.

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#285054 - 02/25/08 05:03 PM Re: I had almost given up on adventures [Re: Jenny100]
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Registered: 03/27/01
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Loc: Cambridge, England
Thanks for that recommendation Jenny100 - I haven't played as many recent games as I could, and I'll add "Aura" to the list I ought to check out.

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