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#963079 - 06/18/14 02:06 AM Driftmoon: for Marian
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Well, I've killed a good few hours playing Driftmoon and though I'm not finished yet, I thought I'd let Marian know it was well worth waiting for it on the GOG summer sale.
Consider yourself told, Marian. grin

I don't know how else to put it except to say this game is charming and a lot of fun.

There are four levels, Adventurer, Champion, Warlord and Guardian.
I'm playing Champion (recommended for newbies) and I probably should have picked Adventurer as many times as I've been killed but reverting to a saved game was always fairly painless and I learned fast that you save early and often. grin

If anyone is looking for some tough combat, evidently you can get it with the Guardian mode.
I had to laugh when I watched a piece of a playthrough on YouTube and the guy was really surprised that he wasn't quite as much of a badass great player as he thought.

On the other hand, someone on GOG said that his 5 year old niece and nephew (twins) love Driftmoon playing as Adventurers!
(Something to keep in mind if you have kids around who'd love to play an RPG with you.)

It really is a lovely game complete with odd and funny characters, the easiest slider puzzle ever created, and...are you ready?...a do-it-yourself maze.
I took one look at the big one (oh, yes, there are two but the small one is really small) and ran.
Maybe tomorrow. grin

Gil.
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#963118 - 06/18/14 09:49 AM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: traveler]
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Oh, that sounds great, Gil; I will have to get started on this game very soon! smile

A do-it-yourself maze??? This I must see!

I will choose Adventurer or Champion for my first play-through.

Keep us posted on your progress. I love hearing your thoughts about the game. wave

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#963129 - 06/18/14 10:29 AM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: traveler]
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Thanks, Gil, that sounds like something my g'son would like wave
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#963146 - 06/18/14 11:23 AM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: looney4labs]
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Originally Posted By: looney4labs
Thanks, Gil, that sounds like something my g'son would like wave


I think he would, L4L.
The main character is a boy (no choice there) he can name after himself.
He travels with a friend his age, a firefly named Flitt, his older brother (part of the time) and a black panther!
Oh, and a stone dwarf I haven't quite figured out how to use yet. grin
The good guys are either goofy or likeable.
The villains are properly villainous and ugly but not too scary, IMO.
Of course, they offed me a lot until I figured out how to use the ingredients for potions and equipment.
Your grandson will probably do a lot better at that!

Ah, and it's not WASD, thank goodness.
You move by holding down the left mouse button and dragging/pushing the cursor as you do in DD.
And (hint) you can move some things with your mouse.

Gil.
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#963176 - 06/18/14 02:12 PM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: traveler]
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I'm going to check this out for him. Will have to get hubby to hook up g'son's computer to the net first...I don't allow the kids to play on mine anymore.
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#963188 - 06/18/14 02:49 PM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: looney4labs]
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Depending on how old he is, he may need you there with him, l4l, to voice the game grin and help him figure out how to do what.
As if you didn't know that.

Here's Part 1 of a playthrough on YouTube played as Champion.

Gil.
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#963202 - 06/18/14 03:38 PM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: traveler]
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He's just recently discovered RPG's and can read...will be fun for us to do together.....
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#963507 - 06/20/14 01:42 PM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: traveler]
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This game has received very high ratings on GOG, so I decided to buy it for myself. It's really cheap today at the sale price.
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#963508 - 06/20/14 01:53 PM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: hagatha]
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I hope you enjoy it, hagatha. thumbsup

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#963553 - 06/20/14 05:23 PM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: Marian]
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Oy vey,
I was rocking along just fine with only one quest unsolved (and can't solve now until I leave the island of Eione where my journey has taken me) but I've hit a snag, a *@#!! timing puzzle.
I have to take myself over a path of steam vents that go off at intervals.
Me figure that out? Aack!

So, I headed for the Driftmoon forum on GOG and found a Q & A about that very thing.
One of the devs posted a link to cheats.
Assuming I understand what I'm reading, I'll try it once my burning feet recover.

Otherwise, I'm really enjoying the game and becoming a whiz at killing monsters...small ones.

grin

Gil.
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#963555 - 06/20/14 05:31 PM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: traveler]
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Timed puzzles...eek....good luck
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#963575 - 06/20/14 09:45 PM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: looney4labs]
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Good luck, Gil, and thanks for posting the link to the cheats. Not that I would need to use them or anything. grin

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#963581 - 06/20/14 10:06 PM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: Marian]
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"Not that I would need to use them or anything. grin"

Of course not!
That was for the ones who play those wimpy Darkside games like Max Payne 3 if they want to branch out. wink

Sometime later....
It worked!
The teleport cheat worked!
I managed to get myself stuck in a stone but I just jumped again. grin
Found my brother (That's Robert?) and I'm off the island!

Gil.
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#963625 - 06/21/14 10:16 AM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: traveler]
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Gil thumbsup

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#963914 - 06/22/14 04:24 PM Re: Driftmoon: for Marian [Re: traveler]
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Well, I finished it and I have to say it's a little too sweet for my taste.
But I had fun and if you want to you can make your own mod for it if you have a talent in that direction.
There are mods already available on the main menu.
Maybe I'll try one eventually but right now I'm trying to play DD on Normal.
(How does anyone play this game on Hard???)
Thank goodness I knew where to dodge the strongest orcs and find a decent sword or I'd be toast after (strangely) whizzing through Aleroth's catacombs and Thelyron.
Boy, Original Sin has some living up to to do!

Gil.
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