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Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115099
02/22/03 04:54 PM
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Could someone plese give me your opinion of these games please. I am looking for a new game to play and GoGamer has Outcast for under $10 and ROTH for under $2. Is ROTH a combat game? I am not a combat fan. The puzzle games are my favorite.Thanks. wave


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Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115100
02/22/03 05:26 PM
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Hiya !

Only play 'Outcast' if you don't mind easy combat. It is very much a proper adventure though. It's in my top 5 games ever without a doubt, and I don't like combat games. It's a sprawling adventure with a good story and fantastic symphonic music throughout . . not like 'Ring' . . lighter. I absolutely love it. The puzzles are in the form of tasks and there's plenty of them combined with lots of very interesting characters to talk to. You can wander anywhere you like via portals and on your 'ride'.

At $10 that's about the going rate for the UK too and. like ROTH, there are plenty about on eBay and GameTZ. Hope you try it !

Byee !

Gelert. happydance

Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115101
02/22/03 07:27 PM
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You can get ROTH for $1.90 on GoGamer.com and it's
a super game.

Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115102
02/22/03 11:52 PM
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Hi.

Yes, these are two excellent games and well worth the prices you are quoting <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

In my opinion though Outcast has quite a lot of combat (for a puzzle or adventure game player anyway) even if the combat isn't too difficult.

And I would describe Realms of the Haunting as Action/Adventure. It's certainly not a puzzle game in the sense that 7th guest, for example, was a puzzle game rolleyes

[Just thought I'd offer my opinion laugh ]

Cheers.

Mad wave


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Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115103
02/23/03 09:48 AM
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With Outcast, ss far as I could tell, from the start of the game (I've only been through one gate), it seems to be similar to Dragonriders of Pern. (Or, for those who know Outcast, and not Dragonriders, Dragonriders is quite remeniscent of Outcast! smile , especially in the 'easy combat' and task-oriented puzzles area)

Outcast is interesting from a technical perspective because of the reasonably organic ground textures... not your normal polygon map!

I'd certainly agree that it is worth about $10 - possibly a bit more. However, I have yet to complete it, as I have a number of other games to play at the moment... smile

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Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115104
02/23/03 01:39 PM
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I have played both games. I am just in the beginning of ROTH and a little stuck. The game has a dark moody look to it and seems good so far. It has a number of fans here at GB.

Outcast is the game that showed me that a hybrid game could be a wonder. You can edit your game files (and if I can do it - any one can) to give your character very high health and extremely powerful ammo. What I did was to get rid of all the soldiers first and then rambled about to my hearts content in each world. Outcast is a huge game environmentally. You can go everywhere. The residents of each place are charming to say the least. Amazing musical score also. The game has been labeled everything from a FPS (it is much more than that - much more) to a hybrid or whatever. Despite the trouble pigeon holing this game, I think Outcast is one of the best games I have ever played. I cared so much about all the all the characters in this game. Also has some of the funniest dialogue out there. One scene in particular that deals with the mating rituals of the inhabitants had me rolling. lol

Laura





Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115105
02/23/03 03:16 PM
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Thanks to everybody for sharing their opinions. I really appreciate the help.


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Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115106
02/23/03 03:21 PM
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Outcast has a god mode, which makes combat very easy. You can just run up to your enemies and beat them senseless with your fists, which saves on ammo.

Realms of the Haunting does not have a god mode.

You might try both, since ROTH is so cheap. If you had to choose either/or, I'd say go with Outcast.

Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115107
02/23/03 04:03 PM
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Hi again.

Phew !!
I wish I'd known about those cheats when I was playing Outcast myself frown

My previous comments in this thread are definitely redundant in the light of THAT information lol

Cheers.

Mad wave


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Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115108
02/23/03 04:34 PM
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Awww Sorry Mad,

If I had known you were playing Outcast - I would have shipped over the cheat edit steps. frown

Anyway - whatever you have to say would never be redundant - not if it's your opinion. smile

Laura





Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115109
02/24/03 12:53 AM
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Hi.

"Anyway - whatever you have to say would never be redundant - not if it's your opinion. "

That's nice to know wave


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Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115110
02/24/03 04:11 PM
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I would grab both games, Im still playing Outcast.
great game, but I think ROTH is even better. laugh


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Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115111
02/24/03 05:03 PM
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I tried Outcast, and got frustrated right away in the 'training' mission at the begining. I did like the look and feel of the game, and the few characers I had met up to that point. I quit shortly after starting the training part, and never went back to it.

Maybe I need to give it another try. If I do, I'll be sure to find out how to edit those files or turn on 'god' mode. I stink so bad at action/skill/reflexes type games that it isn't funny! (which then leads to total frustration!)

Louis

Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115112
02/24/03 05:32 PM
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The bizarre thing about Outcast is that, by design, the combat at the beginning of the game is more difficult than later on. The enemies are tougher and more numerous until you start weakening them through plot-driven means. Extremely curious choice. So by all means, anyone struggling with it might want to use some cheats, at least at first.

ROTH I'd call equal parts adventure and first person shooter (yes, FPS). There are no codes, true, but there are difficulty settings for both the combat and puzzle aspects.

Jack

Re: Realms of the Haunting/Outcast #115113
10/13/03 05:15 PM
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Only played outcast a little, but Realms of the Haunting is the in my opinion best game ever. Action/Adventure/Puzzle in a nice mix.


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