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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: TJL] #1149554
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I constantly replay all the MYST games and Syberias 1 & 2, as well as Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes game. First; I constantly replay them because I really enjoy them. Secondly I can't afford a new computer and my aging one won't run many of the new games


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RebKean, you stated it exactly how I feel. "For me, the games that I keep coming back to, are the ones that feels like a second home. Or an escape maybe. It doesn't matter to me that I have to do things that I have done before. Morrowind and Oblivion are games that I play over and over. Now, it's true that they are not exactly the same each time, but I play them for the atmosphere. I love starting the game, and just walk around and listen to the music for example." That is why I play Simon the Sorcerer 1 so many times. i like to listen to the music, look at the butterflies and snakes and just enjoy the atmosphere. It is like a safe place. Of course, I know the puzzles by now, but, I just enjoy being in that world for a little while.

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After having watched the whole Star Trek original series I thought it was time to play Star Trek: 25th Anniversary from 1992, with the characters from the original series. However, I was put off by the opening action sequence (a shooting scene which I wasn't even able to complete).

I also liked Morrowind and Oblivion, but the fighting got a little too tiresome for me after 20 hours of so (which has happened to me with so many RPG's). I liked Bethesda's Dishonoured 1 & 2 better, of which I played the second before trying my (badly coordinated) hand at Star Trek.

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Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: TJL] #1149571
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Hi,

I'm glad this topic got plenty of new postings in past few days.

If I summarize your reasons for replaying games here are the main ones I found:

* oldies feel better
* finding or doing something new each time
* atmosphere
* computer limits.

I've been reluctant replaying anything so far, and I find it interesting trying to convince myself using your arguments.

I started gaming in 2006 when I was well over 40 years so I didn't start with the oldies and even today have played only couple of games older than that (thanks to GOG). The era of the game doesn't matter to me, I find 'good games' among old and new but by my opinion they must have decent graphics, blurry or pixeled images are definitely not for me.

I prefer long games and finding or doing something new each time doesn't motivate me too well. For Steam games you can often see achievements and if I see in the end that I've got 85 per cent or more that 'book' stays closed. I play mostly story driven games that leave less space for totally free exploration.

Atmosphere is something I put great value and which could motivate me best for a replay. For some games I've even considered that after some time from first playthrough has passed. But so far, after some more considering, I have rejected the idea on basis that I simply want to keep those sweet memories of the first time fearing it just wouldn't feel the same on second time and ruined the original experience. Because of time passed, either technically or how I feel about the subject.

Computer limits and games are a hard subject. I understand the goal to make technically more advanced games each year but I wouldn't like to buy a new computer every two or three years. I'm accepting the fact that I must buy a new 'top quarter' computer every five to six years if you want to play the newest game titles too. That concept has worked well for two upgrades now. But what's more annoying is that Microsoft doesn't offer better backward compatibility. That couldn't be too difficult if they cared for that but their business is to sell new and not keep anything old alive, sadly. It's kinda sad when it limits our playing our gaming either technically or economically.

Still have couple of dozen 'new games' in my virtual shelf waiting for their turn, thanks to 'constant' sales and bundles sold. So not expecting any replay soon.

Timo

Re: Current Re-Plays and Plays :-) [Re: TJL] #1149590
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"Atmosphere is something I put great value and which could motivate me best for a replay. For some games I've even considered that after some time from first playthrough has passed. But so far, after some more considering, I have rejected the idea on basis that I simply want to keep those sweet memories of the first time fearing it just wouldn't feel the same on second time and ruined the original experience. Because of time passed, either technically or how I feel about the subject."

I am having trouble getting the "Quote" thing down. Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't.

Anyway, regarding your paragraph about atmosphere, unfortunately that is one thing I find doesn't hold up well in the replay. For me, those "sweet memories" of the atmosphere aren't quite the same in some of the games I've replayed frown .

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* oldies feel better
* finding or doing something new each time
* atmosphere
* computer limits.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I don’t find many of the above apply as far as I'm concerned.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Oldies only “feel” better if they “are” better !!

And it is definitely possible to find something new during a replay.

In an Adventure game I, personally, look for a strong storyline and a friendly interface – both of which, if there, can contribute to a good atmosphere.

Graphics are not so important to me - which is one reason I can so very happily re-play ancient games yes

As for buying a new computer every five years. I simply couldn’t afford to do that. Nor have I found it necessary.


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mbday630 It is indeed a safe place, and I'm happy that you also have found it. I think we all need somewhere to escape to, and I'm grateful for knowing where my refuge is.

Mikael There are some fighting in Morrowind/Oblivion, but I have found a way to get around this. I mean exept lowering the difficulty slider. I found that the "Chameleont" magic thing, is fantastic when you use a lot of it. You can actuallty make yourself invisible! So when I just want to walk around in the wilderness, without getting a heartattack from a giant minotaur, I just put on my invisible clothes and have a stroll. smile

TJL Why not think about it as an experiment? Try an re-play a game or two, and see how it feels. We are all different though, and my reasons for playing games over and over, are totally based on my emotions. I just get drawn back because my feelings tell me to go back. I'm sure this will not work for everyone.
I'm like that with most things in life. I prefer the things I know I will like, so I don't like to try new foods or things like that. I also re-watch TV-shows that I love. Some more often than others. My hubby is not like that for example. So I'm forced to try new things once in a while. lol
So perhaps you won't like old games that you've already played, but you will never know until you try either. Best of luck!

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I'm doing well with KQ6 and enjoying it very much happydance

Might go for Dragonsphere or maybe Riddle of Masterlu as my next replay ....

So many great oldies to choose from - and so many of them now available "ready tweaked for modern machines" at GOG.

YEAH !! bravo


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Originally Posted By: oldbroad
I am having trouble getting the "Quote" thing down. Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't.

You need to remember to close the quote.
Without the spaces between letters, you put [q u o t e] or [q u o t e=who-you're-quoting] before the quoted text.
Then you put [/q u o t e] after the quote. Don't forget the / in the [/q u o t e].
Then you can use "Preview Reply" to see if it looks right.

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The following is a repost since the original was lost in thread merging.

Originally Posted By: TJL
But there are 'millions' of other games just waiting to be played so why bother?

Because sorting through "millions" of new games to find a single one I'd enjoy rarely turns up anything. With a game I've played before, I know what I'm getting. I may forget almost everything about a game, but I'll remember whether I liked it or not.

Originally Posted By: TJL
If I summarize your reasons for replaying games here are the main ones I found:

* oldies feel better
* finding or doing something new each time
* atmosphere
* computer limits.

I've been reluctant replaying anything so far, and I find it interesting trying to convince myself using your arguments.

The reasons I replay are more about so few of the types of games I enjoy being made any more.
If you like a wide variety of games, can handle dexterity requirements, don't mind gimmicks like "achievements" popping up in your face, and other 4th-wall-breaking features, and don't get motion sickness, you have more to choose from than I do. If you only found one or two new games a year that you were interested in playing, you'd be replaying your older ones too.

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The era of the game doesn't matter to me, I find 'good games' among old and new but by my opinion they must have decent graphics, blurry or pixeled images are definitely not for me.

Then the era of the game DOES matter to you, because it affects the type of graphics that were possible in games from that time. I tend to "get used to" older graphics from the 1990's. As long as the game is drawing me in in other ways, I stop noticing any shortcoming in the graphics.

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Jenny - thanks for trying to explain about the quote thing but I don't really get it. I use the "Quote" or "Quick Quote" at the bottom of the post box. I don't see a difference between the two. If I want to quote the whole post it works but not for just a part of the post. Then if I try to remove the part I didn't want to quote, it gets messed up.

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Have you finished Scratches : Director's Cut yet, oldbroad ??

And if so, what's the next game on your agenda ??

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Originally Posted By: oldbroad
If I want to quote the whole post it works but not for just a part of the post. Then if I try to remove the part I didn't want to quote, it gets messed up.


[q u o t e] before quoted text.
[/q u o t e] after quoted text.

So in your previous message where you said

Originally Posted By: oldbroad
"Atmosphere is something I put great value and which could motivate me best for a replay. For some games I've even considered that after some time from first playthrough has passed. But so far, after some more considering, I have rejected the idea on basis that I simply want to keep those sweet memories of the first time fearing it just wouldn't feel the same on second time and ruined the original experience. Because of time passed, either technically or how I feel about the subject."

I am having trouble getting the "Quote" thing down. Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't.

Anyway, regarding your paragraph about atmosphere, unfortunately that is one thing I find doesn't hold up well in the replay. For me, those "sweet memories" of the atmosphere aren't quite the same in some of the games I've replayed frown .


you'd want this:

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[q u o t e=TJL]Atmosphere is something I put great value and which could motivate me best for a replay. For some games I've even considered that after some time from first playthrough has passed. But so far, after some more considering, I have rejected the idea on basis that I simply want to keep those sweet memories of the first time fearing it just wouldn't feel the same on second time and ruined the original experience. Because of time passed, either technically or how I feel about the subject.[/q u o t e]

I am having trouble getting the "Quote" thing down. Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't.

Anyway, regarding your paragraph about atmosphere, unfortunately that is one thing I find doesn't hold up well in the replay. For me, those "sweet memories" of the atmosphere aren't quite the same in some of the games I've replayed frown .

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(without the spaces between the letters in [q u o t e] and [/q u o t e].
Which would come out looking like this:

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Originally Posted By: TJL
Atmosphere is something I put great value and which could motivate me best for a replay. For some games I've even considered that after some time from first playthrough has passed. But so far, after some more considering, I have rejected the idea on basis that I simply want to keep those sweet memories of the first time fearing it just wouldn't feel the same on second time and ruined the original experience. Because of time passed, either technically or how I feel about the subject.

I am having trouble getting the "Quote" thing down. Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't.

Anyway, regarding your paragraph about atmosphere, unfortunately that is one thing I find doesn't hold up well in the replay. For me, those "sweet memories" of the atmosphere aren't quite the same in some of the games I've replayed frown .

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Mad - I took the day off from Scratches yesterday hoping to avoid frustration lol. I'm going to try to finish it up today.

As for what is next? I'm not sure. I planned on The Vulture but prior to that I planned on some other games that I never got to. After a time, my mind changes so I'm not sure yet but I will let you know as soon as I know wink.


Jenny - I'll work on it!

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Is The Vulture an older "top down view" game ??

[ That's the only one I've ever heard of laugh ]


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It is this game: https://www.amazon.com/Napoleons-Paris-V...&dpSrc=srch

On my CD, the title just says The Vulture.



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Oh, right !! smile

When I googled "The Vulture" I only found that old "top down view" game.

The one you have seems to be definitely superior to that laugh


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I am replaying Tales of a Hero now and I forgot most of it. Thank goodness for the walkthroughs! I forgot how hard it was and how much pixel hunting there is in the game. The bad thing about the game is that it is not alt minimize friendly. I have to exit the game to look at a walkthrough. which is good and bad in a way - I try harder to find things on my own before I have to exit the game - but, when I do finally look at the walkthrough, I find that I read ahead in case I will have trouble later on.

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I no longer own that particular game but I do remember thinking it was pretty difficult when I did play it !!

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I started Return to Mysterious Island tonight, first time playing. Lots of trying everything on everything/everywhere. We'll see.

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A good game, oldbroad, with a decent story and a mixture of puzzle difficulty yes

Hope you enjoy it thumbsup


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I had already peeked at the walkthrough when I ran into the monkeys throwing stones at me and could not scare them away (and don't think I ever would have gotten them). I thought maybe there might be some strategic hint but I saw I didn't really have to scare them at that point. I especially don't like using the walkthrough with non linear games because I see things I'm not ready to see, but they are also too hard for somebody to give you hints and help. Too hard to know what a person has done or not done.

I fired up my XP this morning and am going to load The Arrangement to see about a replay of that also.

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I must have liked the Mysterious Island game well enough because I still have it and I don't hang on to games I doubt I'll re-play smile
[But can't have liked the sequel. I didn't keep that !!]

Don't seem to remember ever playing "The Arrangement" though.
I'll have to go look and see what it's about grin

EDIT :
Finished KQ6 and have now loaded Blade Runner yay Just have to hope I make it through the bomb scene eek

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Ah, going Darkside on us for awhile huh Mad?

I am enjoying Return to Mysterious Island quite a bit but really thought I hit a dead end (even though one of the reviews says you can't). I was trapped in Granite House for the longest time. I had tried to kill a robot with my bow and arrow but couldn't do it and did not have what I needed to load my rifle or the cannon. I went through item after item in inventory and at the fireplace trying to get something to work. Finally I tried the exit with the bow and arrow again and got the robot fairly quick that time. Found a way to load my rifle, killed another robot with that and then my game froze on me. Had to hit my power button to get out of it but was able to stop my system from shutting down or restarting. (Must have hit the power button just right to get to the desktop and then it gave me the option to cancel the shutdown.) Anyway, I hope the game is okay when I go back in. Fortunately, I had just saved before
that. I think I had the game open too long and it overheated or something.

Never got around to loading The Arrangement!

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Glad you are enjoying the game, oldbroad.
It's one I haven't re-played as yet but I have no doubt I will at some time smile

Blade Runner is a 1997 Adventure game which, however, I HAVE re-played. And a couple of times.
It's a splendid one !! laugh


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Hm. Sounds like an action game. Google says it is point and click adventure.

Have fun with it Mad!

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