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#956256 - 05/15/14 06:51 AM Ether One....what a game
robedits Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
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Boomers: If you haven't yet played this (DRM-free at GOG),get it. Plenty of reviews around touting its' greatness. One of the most original games to be produced in a LONG time.
We want these folks to make MORE games,trust me. Get the word out if you know other gamers (old and young).
Nothing like challenging your mind and enjoying a beautiful game at the same time!
Rob NYC

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#956263 - 05/15/14 07:25 AM Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: robedits]
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Looks like a great game but it won't play on my pc. It requires 4 GB of ram and I only have 3 GB of Ram. To bad.
Richard


Edited by kjos (05/15/14 07:41 AM)
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#956269 - 05/15/14 07:43 AM Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: robedits]
robedits Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 318
Loc: nyc
It DOES need a somewhat newer rig to play it properly, but the recommendation specs are listed. Sorry you can't enjoy it properly.

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#956420 - 05/15/14 07:21 PM Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: robedits]
Jessa Offline
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Registered: 05/12/14
Posts: 16
robedits,

This is from a GOG review:

Quote:
As a 'Restorer,' you are actually exploring the mind of a patient suffering from dementia. What information you do collect is rarely obtuse, and tells you just enough without stooping to exposition, fitting with the theme of the game.


Does that mean the game is creepy or scary?
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#956432 - 05/15/14 09:17 PM Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: robedits]
Reenie Offline
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Registered: 03/01/00
Posts: 2787
Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Rob, I looked at a trailer on GOG and it is very appealing. Thanks for posting this. My questions before I spring for it:

1. Is there anything to be gained by going for the "Deluxe" edition if you only want to play the game and don't give a hoot for all their screensavers and comics and stuff?

2. Is there any timed or arcade stuff in the game?

3. Have you finished it yet? What is the approximate playing time?

Thanks again!

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#956487 - 05/16/14 07:25 AM Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: robedits]
robedits Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
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I don't care for any peripherals,so "deluxe" doesn't mean anything for me.
I just want to play the game. No timed or arcade stuff that I can recall. The game is a tad creepy,but the storyline is very "edgy",somewhat sad at times, and at times very moving.
Environments,partially cell-shaded and extremely beautiful, are well-done. THe fact that there are TWO ways to approach "finishing" the game is a first for me,and should be applauded. One can "rush" (though it's not really a rush at all) through the game to meet the minimum goals (not giving anything away that can't be found out online)...still takes a while and you need to let the story sink in.
The alternate "goals" are to complete the various puzzles (Myst-like but not as obtuse)to "unlock" projectors (see online for explanations), which allow you (the doctor examining the patient's life) to delve deeper into the game's subject matter. Very clever in-game manipulation (objects, machinery,enviroment) towards the latter goal. I STILL haven't completed all the "projectors" (by way of solving things to gain access to said projectors), so although I did finish the main game,I"m still going back and re-visiting environments and still trying my best to solve some of the "puzzles".
In short,this gorgeous,mind-challenging and thought-provoking game can be easy to complete...or difficult. It can be somewhat short to complete,or,in my case...very long (in a good way). I'm doing my best not to look at online videos to help solve things.
Yes,I do have a top of the line computer (a gift given to me for long-time service to my television network,or else I'd still be using my 6-yr old PC which served me just fine)...so on my PC,the game runs without any glitches. I cant answer for playing this game on a lesser rig.
I DO know a friend of mine (I've convinced four or five other gamer friends and my brother to buy this game;it's THAT good) who does NOT have a top of the line computer (a Dell like my older one that's still very serviceable),and with some minor adjustments she got the game to run just fine on high settings.
Nowadays,you kind of need a newer rig to run the newer games anyway.
I cant really compare this game to any others. THe graphics have a unique look, the story is unique, the goals are,shall I say..."different". And the fact that two approaches can be taken to complete the game is unique as well.
THe most enjoyable game I've purchased in a while, and I hope this team makes more games.

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#956545 - 05/16/14 12:35 PM Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: robedits]
Reenie Offline
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Registered: 03/01/00
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Loc: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Thanks for the thorough feedback. It sounds like my cuppa. I love a long and pesky game with puzzles that are real brain teasers and not just find-all-the-pieces. If someone is not shooting at me at the same time, more's the better! happydance

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#956635 - 05/16/14 09:25 PM Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: robedits]
Jessa Offline
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Registered: 05/12/14
Posts: 16
Thanks for the help, robedits. A thorough rundown of the game.
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#975896 - Today at 03:39 PM Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: robedits]
Avalivo Offline
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Registered: 02/22/12
Posts: 4
Loc: France
Hello everybody
I'm playing Ether One on Xp and with only 3 Go RAM without any problem and i don't understand why the specifications are so high, it seems to be a mistake
I believe there is a demo somewhere to try the game
This game is a jewel. If you like the huge mazes, beautiful graphics and difficult puzzles, you will appreciate Ether One
It is the most pleasant and exciting game i played (except Yoomurjak's Ring) since Rhem. The first chapter (in the medical center, one hour) is only a tutorial, but when you begin the real game, it's wonderful.
No game over, no scary moments, no challenges of time, pure joy
I'm french and very sad that I can't play Ether One in my own language. Many things remain incomprehensible.
I guess It's very long because I have played already 18 hours (and I'm far from the end), without counting the hours out of the game,when I'm thinking about it :-)

PS : I didn't find a review about this game . Did somebody make one ?

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#975899 - Today at 03:49 PM Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: Avalivo]
Marian Offline
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Registered: 07/04/00
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Loc: near Yosemite in California
Thanks so much for your impressions of the game, Avalivo; I'm sure your thoughts will be of interest to other players.

You can find some reviews of the game here. wave

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#975912 - Today at 05:16 PM Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: robedits]
Avalivo Offline
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Registered: 02/22/12
Posts: 4
Loc: France
Thanks :-)

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#975913 - 59 minutes 43 seconds ago Re: Ether One....what a game [Re: Avalivo]
Marian Offline
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Avec plaisir. wave

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