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#294570 - 03/15/08 02:48 PM Lost Crown, the downers
Doffy90 Offline
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First of all I'd like to say that this is a very good game. There are numerous threads here, if I remember correctly, which praises the game. I feel that we should also have a different perspective on the game other then just saying its perfect, cause nothing is perfect. So here I go:

Main question of the thread: What could have been done different? (Keep in mind not to spoil any of the plot!)

One of the first things I noticed is that they use images of real things. Not everything is graphics, like the door where our hero is staying. It's a picture of a real door until you close up on it then its a 3d door. Same goes for other stuff.

Another thing is that after you have picked a line to speak it should disappear so that we don't have to worry about clicking the same line twice.

Third is the repetitiveness. Our main character & the other character says the same things over and over again, even if we watch out not to click on an already spoken line.

Just my 2cents on how the game could have been improved. Again I am not dissing the game cause I really like it!

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#294582 - 03/15/08 03:15 PM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: Doffy90]
BrownEyedTigre Offline
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Just a question Doffy....why is it necessary to nit pick something just for the sake of nit picking? I don't get it. duh

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#294622 - 03/15/08 04:14 PM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
Rushes Offline
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Actually, the photo-reality is one of the things I like best about The Lost Crown. Many scenes are stunning to look at, and the daubs of brilliant colour here and there are a great effect.

I do agree with you regarding dialogue, Doffy. Once you've clicked on a line that's already been spoken there seems to be no way of cancelling it out, you have to listen to the whole spiel again.

I am completely enjoying this game, mind you. Everything else, from the story to the puzzles, to the majority of the voice acting, is superb.
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#294632 - 03/15/08 04:29 PM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: Doffy90]
misa Offline
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Originally Posted By: Doffy90
One of the first things I noticed is that they use images of real things. Not everything is graphics, like the door where our hero is staying. It's a picture of a real door until you close up on it then its a 3d door. Same goes for other stuff.


I'd have to disagree with you that the style of artwork was a downside. I think it's absolutely lovely that they combined photos with computer generated graphics.

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#294688 - 03/15/08 06:20 PM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: misa]
sierramindy Offline
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I enjoy reading other people's opinions (even if they say it is only worth 2 cents!) and I don't see it as nit-picking at all. I do get worried when everybody says the same thing (good or bad) because then it is usually the "cascade effect" where groups will follow the leader rather than say their real thoughts. It is *safer* that way! So an honest opinion is worth ten of the copycats, says I.
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#294704 - 03/15/08 06:47 PM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: Rushes]
Jenny100 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rushes
I do agree with you regarding dialogue, Doffy. Once you've clicked on a line that's already been spoken there seems to be no way of cancelling it out, you have to listen to the whole spiel again.

I don't think that's what Doffy was suggesting. Being able to click past already heard conversations is not the same as those conversations disappearing entirely. I like to have the chance to re-hear things, in case I missed what was said because of some noise outside or the phone ringing or some other distraction.

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#294710 - 03/15/08 07:02 PM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: Jenny100]
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You do not need to redo those dialogues that have been heard - just those new ones that you haven't clicked on.
There's always a sort of ending the conversation dialogue at the bottom when you're done.

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#294744 - 03/15/08 08:16 PM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: Jenny100]
Rushes Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jenny100
I don't think that's what Doffy was suggesting. Being able to click past already heard conversations is not the same as those conversations disappearing entirely. I like to have the chance to re-hear things, in case I missed what was said because of some noise outside or the phone ringing or some other distraction.


Well, hey now, you're nitpicking my nitpicking! razz

I should have tagged "and additionally" onto the end of that sentence in my previous post. In my own head I make fabulous sense. yay
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#294932 - 03/16/08 09:18 AM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: Rushes]
old lady Offline
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Registered: 05/17/06
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I just love this game and think the graphics are very good and innovative. My only grip is that there are not sub-titles for the ghoastly voices.
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[/spoiler]I had to use the w/t on the upstairs landing[spoiler]
as I could not understand what was being said. That is my only grip as otherwise it has everthing I could want from a game. Love it. thumbsup
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#294937 - 03/16/08 09:23 AM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: old lady]
birddog Offline
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Registered: 11/12/06
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I love the graphics and the way it was laid out. My only minor beef is I wish Nigel could have walked a little faster!

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#294942 - 03/16/08 09:42 AM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: Doffy90]
robedits Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
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Interesting points. I find that the combo of real photos integrated into the environments worked beautifully,and is one of the strong points of the game,along with the subtle of splashes of color.
I am thoroughly engrossed in this marvelous game...yet...I TOO have a slight nitpick (okay ,2,.but they're minor):
A game this large should have more than 8 save slots...and...
One should be able to skip out of a dialogue tree if one clicks on a branch by mistake.
But that's it. Other than that,IMHO,this is the best adventure game I've played this year....in several years,actually.
Darkness Within comes close,along with Timelapse played many moons ago,and a couple of the later Myst games...but this is the best one in a LONG time for me...and the most engrossing...


Edited by robedits (03/16/08 09:44 AM)

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#294993 - 03/16/08 10:45 AM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: robedits]
joanieS Offline
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robedits: exactly my thoughts
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#295070 - 03/16/08 12:42 PM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: joanieS]
3dobermans Offline
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Registered: 10/01/05
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Just a question and not a nit-pic since I haven't played the game; after looking at the screen shots, is most everything in black and white or gray shades with a little color here and there. If it is then guess I'd have to nit-pic that.
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#295080 - 03/16/08 12:54 PM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: 3dobermans]
bermag45 Offline
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Registered: 10/31/03
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Loc: Deepest darkest Norfolk, Engla...
Never nit-pic a 'nit-pic' and never poo-poo a 'poo-poo' lol thumbsup

Bernie monky

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#295089 - 03/16/08 01:05 PM Re: Lost Crown, the downers [Re: bermag45]
dragonuk44 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/05
Posts: 3635
Loc: stoke on trent England
the story is the important thing and I like it when they keep the old speechs up as if I forget some thing or get interrupted then I can go over the conversation .I think he is a little to calm under some of the cercumstances cause if that was me I would nt need a train Id be gone .The only thing that got me was the walkie talkie .
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I had to save befor I used it as it kept throwing me back to the hut .
All in all I think they did a good job and I gues there will always be some one who won t like a game .Its a preferance .I like the ghost hunting .Searching for things and he mostly tells you what to do so I can go for a couple of things I don t like .Even the best game I guess you would find some thing not to like


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (03/16/08 01:08 PM)
Edit Reason: added spoiler tag

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