Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece!

Posted by: robedits

Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/08/08 07:38 AM

You have created something wonderful here! The atmosphere,environments,storyline,and the sound (oh! the sound!)are all so rich. Thanks to you,I got very little sleep last night as I couldn't stop exploring and playing LC.
What a brilliant game. Just wanted to say "thanks"....who said adventure gaming is dead?
Rob Brooklyn, NY
Posted by: Mad

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/08/08 08:14 AM

Hi smile

Great to read such glowing praise !!

Am looking forward to playing this game myself, too grin

Cheers.

Mad wave
Posted by: raylinstephens

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/08/08 09:18 AM

"what rob said"

wave
Posted by: old lady

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/08/08 10:45 AM

Rob is sooooo right. Also the use of colour is brilliant and gives an atmosphere second to none. I've been playing foe about 20 hours( not in one shift rotfl ) and am loving every minute yes
Posted by: Butcher

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/08/08 11:42 AM

Geez thanks, now i CANNOT wait to get my hands on this smile

Spyros
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/08/08 11:49 AM

My game is still winging its way to me. I'm sure I'll agree with the rest of you when I eventually start playing. This is going to be a goodun'! grin
Posted by: smulan

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/08/08 12:18 PM

Is there any news about a download version?
Posted by: Becky

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/08/08 04:04 PM

I haven't seen any news about a download version so far.
Posted by: Phoebe

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/08/08 08:15 PM

I can wait for mine arrive...great to hear this.. thumbsup

Posted by: qadventuregames

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/08/08 10:31 PM

I second what Rob said!!

I am loving this game. bravo

Thank you Jonathan!!! praise

"Q"
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/09/08 05:06 AM

That is such exciting news. I will be waiting at the store door for this one when they get it in next week! Thanks Rob for the good news!
Posted by: infernoj13usa

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/09/08 10:02 AM

Wonderful -- incredible storyline --- exciting and a joy to play.
Jonathan and his team has done it again. Well done you!

inferno
Posted by: Dumbledore

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/09/08 06:06 PM

Its great to have such positive feedback!

I played it several times from start to finish when we beta-tested it and Inferno is right,
it was exciting and a joy to play(still waiting for my boxed copy though).
I thought it was brilliant, Jonathan has such a wonderful gift for narrative.

I feel proud and privileged to have been a part of it
(the voice of Professor Oogle, AKA Philip of the Hollow Way).
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/09/08 06:17 PM

I haven't gotten there yet, but I have heard Professor Oogle mentioned. I'll be listening for his voice now. lol

It's a great game so far!
Posted by: GreyFuss

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/09/08 07:33 PM

Speaking of voices has anyone come across a way to adjust the sound parameters. I have just started the game and I am having a hard time understanding what Jonathon.....ER....Nigel is saying as the background noises are so high. Or is everyone using the subtitles.......or maybe its just me.
Posted by: Ivinia

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/09/08 07:38 PM

Used Subtitles here. I think it's the only options you actually have control over. Either way I didn't have trouble understanding the voices, but maybe I was subconsciously reading along?

Glad to see many people are loving the game. After my Next Life review seemed to be way off the mark of what the majority of people were thinking, I was worried my Lost Crown review might also be off the mark - LOL, looks like I was spot on.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/09/08 07:43 PM

I'm not having any troubles either Greyfuss. I do have issues with some of the ghostly voices, but i think I am supposed to.

Ana wave
Posted by: Becky

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/11/08 04:15 AM

I just got this in the mail and will soon be clearing the decks to play it. Glad to see others are enjoying it! monky
Posted by: birddog

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/11/08 06:45 AM

I also just finished it. What a wonderful experience! Great engrossing story. You're gonna love it. Thanks, Jonathan.
Posted by: Teddo

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/11/08 09:45 AM

Whoa!!!! What a game. I'm only about one hour into it and it's great. Teddo
Posted by: billy

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/11/08 01:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Ivinia
my Lost Crown review might also be off the mark - LOL, looks like I was spot on.


Is that review available yet? (I could not find it)

Thanks
Bill
Posted by: Dumbledore

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/11/08 05:06 PM

I couldn't find it either but I did find one over at Just Adventure

http://www.justadventure.com/reviews/LostCrown/LostCrown.shtm

wave
Posted by: Becky

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/11/08 05:15 PM

Ivinia is the member name of Eric McConnell, who wrote the Just Adventure review in Dumbledore's link. thumbsup
Posted by: Dumbledore

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/11/08 06:01 PM

Thanks for the heads up Becky.
thumbsup
Posted by: Celtic Lark

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/13/08 12:26 AM

Just got back tonight from a trip to Italy to find my copy of "The Lost Crown" waiting for me! I'm exhausted but I had to stop here and see what people are saying about it. I can't wait to start it this weekend. yay
Posted by: JennyP

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/13/08 04:18 AM

Its brilliant, Celtic, you will love it.
Posted by: dragonuk44

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/13/08 05:12 AM

I put this game on the computor yesterday ....Just to check that it worked lol That was it .I have nt give it a rest and as for the cleaning ...well wave
Posted by: JennyP

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/13/08 05:54 AM

As long as your monitor screen is clean, dragonuk !
Posted by: Sassafras

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/13/08 07:37 AM

I have been playing since Friday and I LOVE IT!!!! You know it's a good game when you find ourself thinking about it when you are supposed to be working! I really love the use of color , great story and the game seems to be HUGE! I was so tempted to call in sick to work !
I don't think it's anywhere near as scary as the Dark Falls, but I think that's because it's third person. That's my one and only complaint - I normally dislike third person games. It's just not as immersive and I think characters in a game kind of ruin the high level of graphics for me. I don't think technology is quite up to believable peoples yet!! But all that doesn't at all damper my enthusiasm for the game!! It's fantastic and it was WELL worth the wait!!!
YAY Jonathan!!!!!
Posted by: old lady

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/13/08 10:24 AM

I love this game, one of the best for ages. No edit that, the best for ages. bravo
I do like the fact that he will not leave a location until he has finished so you don't spend hours wandering around looking for things that are not there. bravo
Posted by: Phoebe

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/13/08 12:32 PM

I start to play yesterday, I was 3 hours playing without stopping... is incredible work that Jonathan and your team they had made, with certainty one of the best games that i played. A masterpiece for sure!!!

Love Maria hearts
Posted by: Air Navy

The Lost Crown. - 03/13/08 03:17 PM

Just installed Jonathan Boakes "The Lost Crown". My initial concern about the game's format in black and white soon abated. The eerie music and sounds at the beginning of the game blend beautifully with the graphics and story line. Looks like a keeper. Thank you Jonathan. bravo
Posted by: Sassafras

Re: The Lost Crown. - 03/14/08 07:31 AM

I take it back about it not being scary - got to a part last night that scared the bejeebers outta me!!!!

Click to reveal..
When that bathroom door started shaking and the black shadow flitted by and then THE LIGHTS WENT OUT. eep


This just may be my favorite game ever!
Posted by: GBC

Re: The Lost Crown. - 03/14/08 07:45 AM

Playing now. This is one of the best games I have played in awhile. Creepy, scary, and altogether exciting. I can't stay away from it for long. Kudos to Jonathan Boakes (you did it again!).
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: The Lost Crown. - 03/14/08 07:48 AM

Sassafras, I got to that very same spot last night also. It was the first spooky moment for me too. eek
Posted by: Sassafras

Re: The Lost Crown. - 03/14/08 09:14 AM

My 7 year old niece happened to wander into my room (she lives with me) when I was exploring the church and the museum at night. She ended up sleeping in my bed last night!!
Posted by: Dyl'smom

Re: The Lost Crown. - 03/14/08 10:18 AM

All I can say is:

I don't want it to end!

Dyl'mom
Posted by: Rushes

Re: The Lost Crown. - 03/14/08 11:29 AM

I started playing last night, and I'm just now about to begin Day Two. What a great game this is! So much atmosphere and tension, so many places to explore. No scares yet, but no doubt they'll be along shortly. grin
Posted by: birddog

Re: The Lost Crown. - 03/14/08 12:43 PM

I started playing it for the 2nd time and I think I am enjoying it even more!
Posted by: Phoebe

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/18/08 12:27 AM

Wonderful incredible game, i not stop of playing
Thanks Jonathan , Well done you! praise

Love Maria hearts
Posted by: dragonuk44

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/18/08 01:47 AM

Just finished and I must say what a game .It as a little of every thing in it .My compliments to the maker of this game and are they planning to do another .Hav nt felt this way since Broken Sword and Tex Murphy tomato
Posted by: JennyP

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/18/08 03:30 AM

I love it, thanks for such a brilliant game.
Posted by: mousecats

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/18/08 12:45 PM

A classic, for sure. Just finished playing it, after four long sessions since last Saturday. Mr.Boakes knows what he's doing in keeping you hooked to your monitor.
Apart from the typical Boakes atmosphere and fascinating story I especially liked the coloured details against the black and white photographic backgrounds. They reminded me a lot of Jaques Tati's bl/w movie Jour de Fete from 1948, in which the festival(!) terrain is littered with colourful balloons and small banners.
I can only say: Thanks Jonathan for many hours of thrilling gameplay!

Posted by: Celtic Lark

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/18/08 03:44 PM

A crazy weekend cut into my gameplay time but I intend to make up for that this week! I just woke up to day two after a night out exploring. It's fantastic so far. Love the creepy atmosphere.

No big scares yet but I'm sure they are coming...

Loving every minute of this game!!! bravo
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/19/08 02:23 PM

I finished the game last night - magnificent, thoroughly enjoyed it.

I read that some of the photographic images/recordings included in the game were genuine and taken from Jonathan's ghost-hunting research. Does anyone know which these were? I've looked and listened, but everything seems to me to have been created specifically for the game. think
Posted by: nickie

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/19/08 05:51 PM

Here you go!
And here.
Posted by: Rushes

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/19/08 07:27 PM

Thanks nickie!
Posted by: Phoebe

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/19/08 08:33 PM

Very interesting the Making Of
Thanks Nickie bravo

Love Maria hearts
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/19/08 09:16 PM

Alas...all good things must come to an end. What an absolutely fabulous game, I feel more like I lived it than played it. What a spectacular journey that was. bravo Jonathon, you outdid yourself.

Ana wave
Posted by: gkgame

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/19/08 09:59 PM

I have to add my two cents as well. I just finished the game and it was simply fantastic. It kept me totally absorbed. I felt like I was right there in Saxton. (Was I the only one really really creeped out by Jemima?) eek

The game was so well thought out and developed. I love games where there's plenty of places to explore and lots of places to click. The characters were interesting to interact with and just creepy enough to add some spice. I loved the black and white background with the occasional hints of color.

All in all, just fantastic. Thank you, Jonathan Boakes!
bravo

I can't wait for the next game!

Gail
Posted by: Sassafras

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/20/08 07:17 AM

I completely agree!! I am so caught up in this game I am having dreams about it!!
Posted by: old lady

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/20/08 01:04 PM

Oh no cryI've come to the end of a great adventure cry I always thought of Syberia 1&2 as the game I got immersed the most but now The Lost Crown is in 1st place.
Jonathan bravo bravo if you are ever in the Bullers the pints are on me.
Posted by: Teresa D

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/20/08 02:48 PM

Absolutely agree. I haven't played anything in ages and this is just the game re-awaken my interest. It's spooky, there's loads to do, a total delight. Finished work early today and I've been playing day 2 for hours now. :easter: to all.

Incidentally, this was the first time I ordered games through Just Adventure. It took just about a week to Ireland; I was really impressed. Just waiting for Overclocked now.
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/20/08 04:33 PM

Teresa, Just Adventure store is the same as InteractCd which is located on the top of the forum highlighted in yellow.

Ana wave
Posted by: Darleen03

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/20/08 05:03 PM

What a Game !!!!

You all have said it for me...This is truly a Masterpiece..I am in the museum...I actually feel like I am in this game..I never want the game to end...

AAAAA ++++++
Posted by: Teresa D

Re: Jonathan B: Lost Crown is a masterpiece! - 03/21/08 12:25 PM

Thanks Ana, I hadn't noticed the link but I can see myself using it in the future.

I had a moment of heart failure yesterday when I struck a glitch with the museum lift on night two, I was just looking at the closed lift doors with no cursor and no Nigel to be seen.
But I've installed the patch and on we go, oh some deliciously creepy moments in the museum.

Teresa wave