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#951799 - 04/23/14 01:18 PM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: BubbaJake]
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Originally Posted By: BubbaJake
Now, if only I could get into the closet where that game is stored...


I hear you on that. lol

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#951814 - 04/23/14 02:34 PM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: rmt]
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Originally Posted By: rmt
Jenny, what is a node of exploration? I think I kind of see your point now.

A node is like a stepping point. In games like the Atlantis games, you move around by taking long steps/jumps from node to node. At each node you can rotate around to look at things. But you can't move to a place between the nodes. The original Myst and Riven also had nodes, only you couldn't rotate around. In contrast, games like RealMyst or MystV don't restrict you to nodes. So if a lot of nodes are removed from a node-based game, that game has a much smaller environment for you to explore, and less opportunity to create an atmosphere.

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Any other series of games with that same issue? Any of the Microïds ones for example?

In the original PC version of Amerzone you were able to through a door on the second floor of the lighthouse and walk around on the balcony area outside. In the remake version the door is just unclickable background decor and you can't get outside there at all. There are also a lot more nodes on your way to the lighthouse in the original version. When I got downstairs past the area with the old computer, there were even more nodes missing -- so many that there was obviously a substantial part of the game missing. At that point I became physically ill at how they'd butchered it and couldn't stand to continue. I'd rather play the original inside an emulator. Interestingly enough, the PC version at GOG seems to be the complete, original version of Amerzone, while their Mac version is the butchered one.

I'm not sure about Syberia, since the remade iPad version is apparently only 1/3 of the PC version of Syberia and they never finished the game. GOG doesn't have the Mac version of Syberia, possibly because they don't want to offer it until they have all 3 parts of the original Syberia.

I haven't tried the Dracula games, Return to Mysterious Island, or The Messenger.

Road to India has been butchered.

Still Life for Mac may be OK. I haven't played far enough into it to be able to say for sure, but so far it seems complete. I didn't notice any excisions early on anyway. However I don't remember it all that well, having only played it once before (and that was several years ago.)

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Dear, dear, I just bought them all again all over again...

I bought the ones for iPad, not realizing they had so much of the game removed. I also downloaded Mac versions from GOG, since GOG sometimes gives access to both PC and Mac versions.

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#951845 - 04/23/14 06:43 PM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: BubbaJake]
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Could the game have been Timelapse? There was time travel, Egypt, and a tent in that one. You were in search of some smarmy professor (totally ungrateful when you find him in the end...) and you had to go through several worlds to get to him. The music was absolutely awesome and is one of the first adventure games I ever played after Myst.

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#951853 - 04/23/14 07:35 PM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: MooeyG]
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Nice to see you posting, Mooey; it's been a while. wave

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#951855 - 04/23/14 07:57 PM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: BubbaJake]
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The website has certainly grown! What an awesome job. It looks great, and has so much more information than before. Kuddos to everyone, and I will try not to stay away so long. It is great to see how the adventure game format/genre has persisted, and that is largely due to websites like this one, and dedicated individuals who understand that there will always be a market for this type of game.

And you even include the "dark side" Ha! Ha!

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#952028 - 04/24/14 04:23 PM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: BubbaJake]
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Thanks Jenny for all this information...

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#952085 - 04/25/14 01:59 AM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: BubbaJake]
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I distinctly remember being blown away by the realism (at the time) of that opening scene in A3.
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#952547 - 04/26/14 10:26 PM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: BubbaJake]
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I was too, it was quite something... it promised a new era.

Just like Moment of Silence did just before the crash in adventure games and an explosion of indie games that got us right back to the 80s.

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#953234 - 04/30/14 11:23 AM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: BubbaJake]
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MooeyG I LOVE Timelapse! I think this computer will even play that one! I KNOW that one is in the dreaded closet on a high shelf. Now, I want to play that one, too! I totally agree with you about the Adventure genre and how GB has kept people interested and informed. I don't know what I would do if there was no Gameboomers!

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#954112 - 05/04/14 06:59 PM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: BubbaJake]
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I remember the game well. Besides the first level which did involve a cave, you escaped from there into the ancient Egypt game with the mummy "psychopomp". I found that the least satisfactory level. Then you had a choice of going to a neolithic world or an Arabian nights world. Both of those were much more satisfactory. Then there was finding your way out of a very spacy place and the finale involved doing in the bad guys and escaping. Not as good as the first two Atlantis games, but I thought better than those that followed.
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#954113 - 05/04/14 07:24 PM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: BubbaJake]
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I have also tried to play this game on my windows 7, 64 bit and all it does is crash, does anyone have any ideas as to how I can, if they can, what can I do, etc. Thanks so much.

Maggie

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#954114 - 05/04/14 07:30 PM Re: I can't remember the name of a game! [Re: BubbaJake]
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Maggie please post in glitches for that info.
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