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#829224 - 08/16/12 06:12 PM If you had to choose an older game....
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I have a coupon to use, and it will only be enough for an older game. I've read reviews of these three here on 'Boomers, and still can't decide. Which would you go for:

Rhiannon
Legend of Crystal Valley
Chronicles of Mystery: Tree of Life.

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#829225 - 08/16/12 06:24 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: Reenie]
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I haven't played any of them yet so I can't help but I hope you get some good recommendations soon.

What kind of adventure games interest you? That may help you decide.

Ana wave
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#829227 - 08/16/12 06:56 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: Reenie]
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Reenie,

You can see a video preview of Crystal Valley on Big Fish. It's a large file game so there's no demo.

You can download a demo of Rhiannon from Big Fish, assuming you have their downloader installed.

Of those three, I liked Tree of Life best myself.

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#829228 - 08/16/12 06:59 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: Reenie]
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THanks Gil!
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#829235 - 08/16/12 07:29 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: BrownEyedTigre]
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What kind of adventure games interest you? That may help you decide. Ana wave [/quote]

I like games that are heavy on the puzzle-solving, and I don't mind taking lots of notes (and usually do! smile ). Mazes and sliders and music puzzles don't put me off at all, but I avoid endless pixel hunting, timed sequences or HOG. However, I did play Dire Grove and a Ravenhurst game, and both had limited HOG. I don't mind a good scare but draw the line at gore/abuse (won't play the other Ravenhurst for that reason).

Traveler, I'm going to the two games at BF that do have demos, and see what they are like. Thanks!

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#829247 - 08/16/12 08:12 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: Reenie]
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Reenie,

It's been a while but as I recall, Crystal Valley is fairly heavy on solving puzzles. Tree of Life had one that was a doozy for me but might be easy for you.

Rhiannon, I didn't get into at all because of the way you travel around. I never could figure out where the heck I was or get where I wanted to go. If that doesn't bother you, have at it. grin

I don't believe Tree of Life is on Big Fish so that's really only one demo you got out of me. grin

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#829249 - 08/16/12 08:19 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: traveler]
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I am a bit confused, is your coupon only good for a Big Fish game? Otherwise there are so many older games available now as downloads that many others could be recommended to you.
I am currently replaying the old Atlantis series and am in #4 Atlantis Evolution. So enjoyed the first 3 and now this one too. Much prefer the GOG (Good Old Games) download (remakes?) and have given away many of my old "hard" (disc) copies of some games.
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#829254 - 08/16/12 08:49 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: traveler]
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Rhiannon, I didn't get into at all because of the way you travel around. I never could figure out where the heck I was or get where I wanted to go. If that doesn't bother you, have at it. grin
Gil. [/quote]

Gil, I played most of the one-hour demo on Rhiannon and I saw what you meant. It is VERY confusing to move around, being a slide show format. I kept going into and out of the same doors over and over. LOL I'm intrigued by it, but not sure I will go for it. I played half the demo of Tree of Life, and it is more conventional in terms of movement. May go for that one.

Betty Lou, yes my game coupon is only good for Big Fish. They sold me a game that had programming issues after the first segment of play, so it is a replacement sort of thing. And yes, I did play the Atlantis series and enjoyed them.

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#829259 - 08/16/12 09:39 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: Reenie]
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Reenie,

I really don't know why I have such trouble with slide show format (as in Carol Reed) because I love the LHOD games and most of them have been in that first person slide show format - at least, I think it's the same difference. Oh, well, maybe not quite the same but close. grin Maybe Billy just does a better job of keeping me unconfused about where I'm going. Or maybe he gives me more room to do it. I always feel as if my nose is about to bump into a wall in most other games where you don't move around freely. Sigh.

Have a good time with your replacement!


Gil.



Edited by traveler (08/16/12 09:42 PM)
Edit Reason: clarity? let's hope
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#829266 - 08/16/12 10:04 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: traveler]
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I thought the older game "NiBiRu" was one for good puzzles and it's available in the "Large File" section at BigFish - but I don't know if it will play in Win7 OR if you have already played it, of course think
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#829267 - 08/16/12 10:07 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: Mad]
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Originally Posted By: Mad
I thought the older game "NiBiRu" was one for good puzzles and it's available in the "Large File" section at BigFish - but I don't know if it will play in Win7 OR if you have already played it, of course think


Yes, I played Nibiru. Loved it. I have played so many games at this point that it is difficult to find a new one when I need it. grin

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#829268 - 08/16/12 10:09 PM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: traveler]
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Originally Posted By: traveler
Reenie,

I always feel as if my nose is about to bump into a wall. Sigh.

Gil.



lol That is just how it felt for me when I played the Tree of Life demo, especially in the hallway. You turn around and a door is RIGHT there. ha ha

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#829293 - 08/17/12 06:24 AM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: Reenie]
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Crystal Valley is a nice game but very much an 'adventure light' and it has no voice acting. I wouldn't recommend it over the other two.

Rhiannon is all about solitary first person exploration and it has an interesting story. There are no characters to interact with. If you like that type of game it's a good choice.
Tree of life is a 3rd person game that has everything you expect from a traditional adventure game in the way of story and puzzles and it's a big improvement over the first game (Scorpio Ritual).

I'd say that Tree of Life is the safest choice unless you prefer the solitary exploration of Rhiannon.
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#829320 - 08/17/12 09:58 AM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: Reenie]
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I'd also go for Tree of Life, and I agree with HandsFree that it was a big improvement over Scorpio Ritual. It's a shame the series won't be continuing.

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#829321 - 08/17/12 10:04 AM Re: If you had to choose an older game.... [Re: Reenie]
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Reenie,

I played Rhiannon without getting lost at all, even when I get lost in real life going out of one shop in the mall whistle , what I did it was to draw a map, the place is not that big. If you don't mind taking notes maybe you could do the same.
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