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#326416 - 05/13/08 12:07 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Bernard]
Taurnil Offline
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Registered: 03/15/08
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Well all of my friends thought that playing a game was shooting a zombie or having a ride with a fast car! When I explain then what kind of games I play they stare at me with absolute surprise trying to realize what 'adventure' game is meaning! They get curious asking questions so I begin by giving details and telling stories that have intrigued me such as Syberia (of course), The Longest Journey, Still Life (what a game!) etc. As for playing an adventure game I think until now is a really lonely procedure. Sitting alone in my room, no lights on, just the music and the story-faces on my screen. I have to tell you that it is great. These worlds we come up with is something that needs a lot of talking to end up at a conclusion. I feel lucky playing these games....

monky
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#326417 - 05/13/08 12:07 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Bernard]
chrissie Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
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rotfl I never knew a Text Adventure was just text slapforehead I thought it was just a game (with pictures) that you typed in all the commands i.e. text! lol

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#326431 - 05/13/08 12:21 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie]
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I started gaming on text adventures. It hones your logic but it is based on the logic of the developers. To flow through the game, you have to learn or understand what the developers way of doing things.
The scenery is left to your imagination and thus sharpen the creative side of the brain.
One reason that I prefer the later games is because the developers have more imagination than I can create and makes it more enjoyable seeing one that is maybe more beautiful or more frightening or more colorful than I can create myself.

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#326458 - 05/13/08 12:58 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: MaG]
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I can totally see the appeal of Text Adventures in their day but I very much prefer something more visual. I agree MaG that it is more enjoyable to see the developers' vision rather than trying to imagine it yourself, which I think can be very much limited to your own experiences. smile

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#326517 - 05/13/08 02:34 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie]
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Registered: 04/03/06
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Hi chrissie,
Thank you, I found the game and started playing it, and it took me back to my very early adventure gaming. Unfortunately, it has also reminded me that I wasn't very good at playing these games by myself, but back then my husband and several (mind you, more than one, believe it or not) of his fellow workers were also into these games.
I've opened the fridge (10 whole points, yippee!) and found a tub with butter. And already I'm stuck! The cat is there looking mean, probably starving poor thing, waiting for me to do what?

Hi BrownEyedTigre,
Thanks for your answer, that is a very interesting keyboard, but more complicated than what I need. I wouldn't mind having a keyboard where the "s" key is lit.
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#326542 - 05/13/08 03:16 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: sierramindy]
chrissie Offline
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Hi sierramindy, glad you were able to start the game - you seem to have got a bit further on than I have! thumbsup But it's the 1st time I've ever come across this sort of game so I haven't had any practise! lol

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#327419 - 05/14/08 08:12 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie]
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Hi chrissie,
Are you still playing this game?
I'm trying, but not getting very far, only 20 out of the 380 points so far. There is a way to save this game but I haven't bothered so far. Have to make a folder and I'm not sure I know how, but no point if I am the only one playing this game as I certainly could use some help or at least input for ideas. I'm stuck after going to the kitchen, the garden, alleyway, and the back yard. I could help you get that far if you haven't made it already as I wrote down my commands/moves. Maybe it isn't worth trying any longer but I would like to know what you think. Had some interesting fun so far anyway.
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#327802 - 05/15/08 01:46 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: sierramindy]
chrissie Offline
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Hi sierramindy, I've got some other commitments at the moment so haven't had time to play any games at all! I am intending on carrying on with this game when I get some time - possibly at the weekend - it depends on how long it's going to take me to catch up with my paperwork! When I do get a chance to carry on playing I will probably appreciate some help! Thank you for offering! Don't give up yet - I'll be back! but when I am will start a thread in hints. smile

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#327977 - 05/15/08 05:55 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: chrissie]
sierramindy Offline
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Sounds good, so I will check out Hints over the weekend and maybe together we can finish the game.
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#328320 - 05/16/08 10:34 AM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: sierramindy]
Frances Offline
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Registered: 05/15/08
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Loc: Basingstoke, UK
Hi everyone
I have only just joined GB even though I have used the WTs occaisionally over the years when hitting a very tricky problem. I am so pleased to find that I am not the only retired female (67) who still plays. I started with the original Colossal Caves in 1979 when I was introduced to it at an Open University summer school, playing via teletype and only after 10pm as earlier it would slow down the OU's computer too much lol I was able to get a copy to put on my first home PC 3 years later (ICL was kind enough to sell to employees at 50% discount, 12 mths to pay). Suprisingly I didn't find the other text games of this era such as Zork. Next step was the first IBM compatible PC and discovering Sierra games. First one was Conquest of Camelot, then onto King's Quest, Quest for Glory (my all time favourite series) etc, etc.
Special hello to all you other UK dwelling peeps. I wish I had found this thread last week so I could have been at your meeting last Sat, but I will join you in August, and intend going to Coventry in Oct.
Like many of you I don't know anyone else who plays adventure games, or understands what they are headscratch At least, husband understands, we played Colossal Caves together, but he doesn't get turned on to modern games. Chrissie, what is the game you have at the moment? If I get that I might get him playing with me again yes
Sorry rather long ramble, must go back to beating my brains out on Atlantis Evolution - I should have read the review first... evil
Frances
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#328326 - 05/16/08 10:39 AM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Frances]
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Hi Frances, and welcome to GameBoomers from a fellow Brit. smile All age groups post here, you're not the oldest by any stretch! Have fun playing Atlantis Evolution/beating your brains out! lol
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#328329 - 05/16/08 10:44 AM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Rushes]
Becky Offline
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Registered: 02/16/00
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Hi Frances -- welcome to GameBoomers! welcome

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#328436 - 05/16/08 03:20 PM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Becky]
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welcome to Gameboomers Frances. wave
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#328733 - 05/17/08 07:55 AM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: connie]
Frances Offline
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Registered: 05/15/08
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Loc: Basingstoke, UK
Thanks for the welcomes folks wave

Frances
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#328838 - 05/17/08 11:16 AM Re: Adventure Gaming - Lonely? [Re: Frances]
chrissie Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
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Loc: london uk
Originally Posted By: Frances
.........
Special hello to all you other UK dwelling peeps. I wish I had found this thread last week so I could have been at your meeting last Sat, but I will join you in August......

.....Chrissie, what is the game you have at the moment?.......

Frances


Hi Frances welcome to GameBoomers. It would be lovely to see you at the next meet in August & I don't think you'll be the oldest one there! grin

The game I downloaded is called 'Feeding Time' by Doreen Bardon. It's a purely text adventure & you can find it along with a few others by following BrownEyedTigre's link 'Here' on page 5 of this thread (sorry, I haven't worked out how to post links yet!)
smile

Hi sierramindy wave I've been bogged down in paperwork all day & have a little more to do tomorrow so may not have time this weekend to play much of anything cry so might have to delay until during the next week! smile

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