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#93244 - 04/18/01 04:24 AM FAUST, chat with Arxel
Arxel_Stephen Offline
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Registered: 04/17/01
Posts: 25
Loc: Paris France
Hello everyone,

It has become difficult for me to follow all the threads and answer all of you. that is why I have created this new topic.

You have to understand that I am not exaggerating when I say that your reactions are a gold mine of information for us.

So, please ask, comment, complain... I'll do my best to answer you all.

Friendly yours,

Stephen

PS : and have mercy on my english ;-)

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#93245 - 04/18/01 05:41 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
ladyyve Offline
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Registered: 12/09/00
Posts: 1719
Loc: La Puente, CA, USA
Please, please make another game, Stephen!

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#93246 - 04/18/01 06:29 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
Kriskips Offline
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Registered: 11/26/00
Posts: 125
Loc: Waterford, PA
I was disappointed to hear that there won't be a sequel. Faust was so well done. There are many things I remember fondly about it. And, then there are the "circus sideshow" and "dark" feelings. What an incredible, original game. As I said before, I was totally immersed.

Stephen - just to appease - you are working on other game projects, though, right?

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#93247 - 04/18/01 06:49 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
Arxel_Stephen Offline
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Registered: 04/17/01
Posts: 25
Loc: Paris France
OK, here's the good news.

I have the .wav files (yes, all of them).
Since I am not going to send CDs around (no, no, I am not ;-), I suggest GAMEBOOMERS provides a solution. I can upload them somewhere for you to download. Bob & Karen? Any idea ? I hope I am not being a nuisance in asking you this...

Hear you all later,

Stephen

PS : I guess you are fully aware of the risk included. I mean... if you are going to play the voice of Mephisto over and over on your computer, I wouldn't want to be blamed if you actually end up attracting his attention.

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#93248 - 04/18/01 07:02 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
Gamer Offline
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Registered: 03/31/01
Posts: 2338
Loc: Ohio,USA
I just started the game and just wanted to say so far I LOVE IT! I can barely tear myself away from it.

Gamer
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#93249 - 04/18/01 07:59 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10308
Stephen -

First of all I wanted to be sure and thank you so much for visiting our little nook here and making yourself totally available on Faust.That is outstanding.

Second - Faust is one of the most innovative and "adult" games I have ever seen. It stunned me at many times. You and your cohorts at Arxel did a lot of the work on the game and it shows.

The graphics are wonderful and the jazz soundtrack was so good - I ordered the Music CD.

The stories are definitely adult and a bit dark. However this is a classic morality tale and has an intriguing spin on what constitutes good/evil. It also seemed so probing of what is love, beauty and all those timeless moral issues.

Of all the brilliant features of this game it is the characters as developed seamlessly in the plot that were the best feature to me.

The character of Mephisto was so captivating. I know many love the voice over talent on this character, but it was the fallen angel perspective of "the devil" that had me mesmerized. Because Lucifer and his allies were told to have been angels who battled over the right to control the heavens and being vanquished established their own turf. I was intrigued by the twist that you applied - with the eastern take on good and evil. Or that good requires evil as a balance. Evil is not bad it just is and has it's own role in shaping the world and ourselves. This game provoked so much thought in me as I played and afterwards.

Ok, ok I know I rave on - but I do dearly admire this game. I rank Faust as one of the best games ever put out. I got Pilgrim based upon the strength of Faust and again was impressed by the philosophy present in the game. To you - I would quote a line that actually arises in Pilgrim - but one that myself and my 'warrior spirited son" really love. I think it is the most descriptive of your dedication to creating interactive fiction that is more than a beautifully rendered inventory hunt

"You must fight the good fight... and what is the good fight? It is the one that in your heart you know is right"

Laura



[This message has been edited by gatorlaw (edited 04-18-2001).]
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#93250 - 04/18/01 08:08 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
SolMan Offline
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Registered: 07/25/00
Posts: 688
Loc: Scottsdale, AZ, USA
First of all, I have to say Faust is my all time favorite game. I have played it 3 times and fine new nuances with each play.

Secondly, to Gatorlaw, I have been trying to locate the music cd. Where did you order it from?

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#93251 - 04/18/01 09:26 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10308
I can't remember where I got it (was back in 1999) But I found a place here. The soundtrack is called "The Faust Experience" BTW

Faust Music

I'll see if I can find another source more local

Laura
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#93252 - 04/18/01 09:48 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
MacDee Offline
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Registered: 06/06/99
Posts: 14887
Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
I only played Faust once. It was my first game of that nature and It disturbed me. I usually keep my games, but Faust was one of the few I sold. Now that I'm a more experienced gamer, I think I would like to find another copy and play it again.

As for Mephisto, the wonderful voice aside, I really liked him. He had everything from charisma to taunting evil.

I'd love to see a sequel, but I have a feeling that it wouldn't be the same without Geoffery Bateman....

~Dee

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#93253 - 04/18/01 10:36 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
MacDee Offline
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Registered: 06/06/99
Posts: 14887
Loc: Battle Creek, Michigan
Stephen was kind enough to send me the "Come here pussycat" wav. If you would like the wav, email me and I will be happy to send it to you. Bob won't be home until this evening to upload it to the GB server.

rmath106@aol.com

~Dee

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#93254 - 04/18/01 11:16 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
emma Offline
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Registered: 04/17/00
Posts: 696
Loc: Stockholm, Sweden
I got it too! Finally I get to hear Mephisto in english! I played the Swedish version, and although Mephisto was fabulous in swedish too, I have to say that this was reaaaaally special...

Thanks Stephen!
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#93255 - 04/18/01 11:25 AM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
Mary Offline
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Registered: 11/02/99
Posts: 3653
Loc: New York
He sent me the file, also. Wasn't that great of Stephen!
I don't want people to think that I just liked the voice acting; I loved the whole game and intend to play it again one day. This is how a great game is made, folks. The dark mood really didn't bother me, and I really got to care about the characters.
Mary
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#93256 - 04/18/01 12:02 PM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10308
Very nicely done Ms. Dee

I think it was extra nice of Stephen to send this out to so many. I really hope he heads up another creative effort at some time..though I glad he is at Arxel in any position.

Laura
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#93257 - 04/18/01 12:02 PM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
kbh3ce Offline
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Registered: 01/31/01
Posts: 92
Loc: Acworth, Ga, USA
Faust is a great game...certainly one of my "Top ten"

The graphics were excellent, the story was excellent, and the voice acting..wow..just like everyone has said....luvvvv that voice!

Also, the puzzels were challanging but logical; the game can be completed without a walkthrough.

The darkness of the game really added to it...it is very interesting to explore the darker side of human nature...

Please, please, say that you will make more like it!!!!

Kelly
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#93258 - 04/18/01 12:13 PM Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel
nolalou Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 02/10/00
Posts: 5037
Loc: New Orleans, LA. USA
Stephen, can you share with us what you and Arxel are working on next? Anything for us to look forward to?

Thanks
nolalou

P.S. Maybe your team should take a vist to New Orleans, where I live. It makes a great setting for a game!

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