GAMEBOOMERS provides you with all the latest PC adventure computer games information, forum, walkthroughs, reviews and news.

GB Reviews

Latest & Upcoming Adventure Games

GB Annual Game Lists

GB Interviews

BAAGS

GB @ acebook

About Us

Walkthroughs

free games galore

Game Publishers & Developers

World of Adventure

Patches

GB @ witter

GameBoomers Store

Big Fish Games Homepage
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) #1156424
07/09/18 08:01 PM
07/09/18 08:01 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
For those of you who played and loved the Quest for Glory games from Sierra, the Coles's new game, Hero U: Rogue to Redemption, was released on GOG a few hours ago. This game has been in the works for many years, and it is great to see it released at last.

You can check it out here.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156460
07/10/18 01:03 PM
07/10/18 01:03 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Thanks, Marian grin

I got my "backer's email" - with a download link - today.

[I was asked a day or two ago as to whether I wanted Steam or GOG - although the link I was actually sent today takes me to a "backerkit" address.]

So hoping it's for the DRM Free version !! wink


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156464
07/10/18 01:12 PM
07/10/18 01:12 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,794
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
BAAG Specialist
oldbroad  Offline
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,794
Chicago
I think this game looks good and I like this sentence I saw in the description: "Most combat is optional for those who prefer a pure adventure game"

I'll have to keep an eye it and what players say about it.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: oldbroad] #1156466
07/10/18 01:42 PM
07/10/18 01:42 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Yes, I think it's possible to get through the game with very little combat - which made me wonder if this game could be included as part of Adventure Game Discussions. I wasn't sure, though, so I started a Darkside thread.

I hope your game is DRM-free, Mad. Looking forward to hearing what you think of the game!

I'm quite excited about this release. I loved the Quest for Glory games. I have also met and talked to Lori Cole before, because she and her husband live in the same area that I do, so it's fun times. happydance

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156467
07/10/18 02:13 PM
07/10/18 02:13 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
"I hope your game is DRM-free, Mad. Looking forward to hearing what you think of the game!"

I found PDF manuals and stuff, Marian, but no "GOG" game key. Apparently that hasn't been sent to me .... yet smile


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156469
07/10/18 02:26 PM
07/10/18 02:26 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Hopefully soon. wave

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156495
07/10/18 08:07 PM
07/10/18 08:07 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,372
Wisconsin
Trail_Mystic Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
Trail_Mystic  Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,372
Wisconsin
Thanks Marian! wave

Sounds like an action-adventure game with a puzzle solving story mode, fits in with the Darkside stuff. grin


Now, I just wish that game makers would understand that linear skill leveling, turn based combat and a fantasy theme does not an RPG make. *sigh* I'll jump off my soap box now...head first lol


"No matter where I go, the Universe always seems to find me."

Vorian Ateides: From the novel Sisterhood of Dune
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1156498
07/10/18 08:42 PM
07/10/18 08:42 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
I really think this game is more of an adventure game than anything else, but the small part of it that isn't compelled me to put it in the Darkside forum. Time will tell what genre most players consider it to be. wave

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156557
07/11/18 02:40 PM
07/11/18 02:40 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Originally Posted By: Marian
Hopefully soon. wave


Got my GOG code today, Marian, and have download the game plus manuals etc. bravo

However, I won't be playing it just yet as it appears a patch is expected to be released in a few weeks. So I will wait for the patch grin


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156561
07/11/18 02:56 PM
07/11/18 02:56 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Thanks for letting me know, Mad. I didn't know about the patch, but that's not surprising that there is going to be one. It seems like a lot of folks are playing it on Steam without problems, but not a bad idea to wait for the tweaks and improvements. smile

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156565
07/11/18 03:39 PM
07/11/18 03:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
According to the patch info, there is a "game stopping" bug that needs to be rectified - so maybe the folks already playing the game haven't encountered it yet whistle


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156566
07/11/18 03:42 PM
07/11/18 03:42 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Well, I do know that the game has many paths to the end - and some people have played through the whole game without coming across that - so apparently it is something that not everyone will encounter due to having taken a different path - but nevertheless I am very glad to know about it and I hope they can get it patched ASAP. Thanks for keeping us posted. wave

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156567
07/11/18 03:59 PM
07/11/18 03:59 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Oh, well. Good news then. That every player won't get stopped in their tracks !! hamster


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156568
07/11/18 04:04 PM
07/11/18 04:04 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
I just found this on their Kickstarter update:

Quote:
There are some errors in the game books, a few dialogues and game events that could use tweaking, and at least one known "game-locking" bug.

(If you see a plaque labeled "Pyoter," it's best not to click on it. There was a bad line of code that freezes the game.) We will also keep a close eye on player reports and feedback over the next few months.


I think what they mean by "game-locking" is that the game freezes up. If so, that's not fun, but it's nowhere near as bad as "game-stopping." wave

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156572
07/11/18 05:12 PM
07/11/18 05:12 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,794
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
BAAG Specialist
oldbroad  Offline
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,794
Chicago
Glad to hear you received your GOG code Mad! Hopefully, you'll be able to play the game in the not too distant future.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: oldbroad] #1156573
07/11/18 06:13 PM
07/11/18 06:13 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
I just read that there is a possible achievement in the game to get through the whole thing without killing anyone, so it seems that the combat doesn't really have to be a component of the game unless you choose to make it such.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156597
07/11/18 10:39 PM
07/11/18 10:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Oh .... I translated "game locking" as "stopping play".
Is that not the case, then ?? headscratch

But being able to complete the game "without using combat" might attract more buyers yes


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156634
07/12/18 02:02 PM
07/12/18 02:02 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Game locking means that the screen locks up/freezes, but I can see why you interpreted it the way that you did. Most designers don't bother to mention such problems, at least not that I recall.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156726
07/13/18 01:15 PM
07/13/18 01:15 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Originally Posted By: Marian
Game locking means that the screen locks up/freezes, but I can see why you interpreted it the way that you did. Most designers don't bother to mention such problems, at least not that I recall.


Oh, I'm grateful to them that the problem was mentioned, Marian, but I won't be playing the game until the patch is available laugh


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1156758
07/13/18 04:40 PM
07/13/18 04:40 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
That sounds good to me, Mad. smile

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156819
07/14/18 12:35 PM
07/14/18 12:35 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,141
Campbell River, B.C. Canada
hagatha Offline
BAAG Specialist
hagatha  Offline
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,141
Campbell River, B.C. Canada
I remember my outrage when I came across actual combat in one of the old Quest For Glory games! What??? Fighting??? But ultimately it was those very minor encounters that allowed me to feel safe buying my first RPG, which was Baldur's Gate.

It's nice to see these old game styles being recreated.


No fancy-pantsy Elven dagger-twirlers. Just tough guys.
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: hagatha] #1156820
07/14/18 01:17 PM
07/14/18 01:17 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Same here, hagatha !! laugh


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1156862
07/14/18 10:09 PM
07/14/18 10:09 PM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 688
Kiev, Ukraine
Iurii Offline
Settled Boomer
Iurii  Offline
Settled Boomer

Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 688
Kiev, Ukraine
Great game indeed - already finished my first playthrough.
But why 'The Darkside'? It is not an action-adventure game: you can even complete it without any combat.
And the battles are turn-based anyway, like in 'Quest for Glory', so I would rather call it a pure adventure game smile

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Iurii] #1156866
07/14/18 10:31 PM
07/14/18 10:31 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Iurii, in the past we always put the previous Quest for Glory games in the Darkside forum, and that's why when this game was released I put it here. It does indeed sound like Adventure Game Discussions would also be an appropriate forum for the game.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Iurii] #1156879
07/15/18 12:01 AM
07/15/18 12:01 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,372
Wisconsin
Trail_Mystic Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
Trail_Mystic  Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,372
Wisconsin
Generally, a game that contains combat in any form, even if it is optional, is usually directed here to the Darkside forum - That includes games with turn-based battle. Many classic RPG's are defined by that style of play. There are also "Darkside" style games that contain a Story Mode, allowing an individual to take part in the game, but avoid combat.

Personally, I would simply term games that fall out of the usual classifications as hybrids. In recent years there have been departures from what would be considered "pure" game genres and the foundational game definitions (yes, they did exist) are becoming less adhered to.

Adventure gamers are more than welcome to discuss those hybrid games here, we don't bite. Well, maybe just a little. evil


"No matter where I go, the Universe always seems to find me."

Vorian Ateides: From the novel Sisterhood of Dune
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1156883
07/15/18 01:09 AM
07/15/18 01:09 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Thanks, Trail. That is pretty much what I was thinking when I put the game here on the Darkside.

I just hope that those who only play adventure games will learn of this game, too. smile

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1158972
08/05/18 04:32 AM
08/05/18 04:32 AM
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,282
Long Beach NSW Australia
flotsam Offline
Staff Reviewer
flotsam  Offline
Staff Reviewer
Addicted Boomer

Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 4,282
Long Beach NSW Australia
Looks interesting - thanks for the heads up


Quantity has a quality all of its own
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: flotsam] #1158989
08/05/18 09:15 AM
08/05/18 09:15 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Originally Posted By: flotsam
Looks interesting - thanks for the heads up


You are welcome - and the patch has now been released too. smile

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1159057
08/05/18 04:44 PM
08/05/18 04:44 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
I've been waiting for the patch, Marian, but it looks like it's only available via Steam at the moment ??


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1159059
08/05/18 05:06 PM
08/05/18 05:06 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
GOG has the patch now, too - it looks like it was added there on August 1st.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1159065
08/05/18 07:04 PM
08/05/18 07:04 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
I went to GOG today, Marian, but never saw it shocked

Better go back again !!


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1159067
08/05/18 07:34 PM
08/05/18 07:34 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
I got the game from GOG. When I look at it in my GOG library, choose "more" and then go to "changelog," the patch is listed and the fixes are listed.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1159068
08/05/18 07:48 PM
08/05/18 07:48 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Hi Marian smile

I followed the path you have given, thank you, and DID get to a notice about the patch and what it fixes - but can't find anything to click on that will let me download it woozy

I don't use Galaxy and am wondering if that could be the reason ??


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1159073
08/05/18 08:15 PM
08/05/18 08:15 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
I use Galaxy exclusively and there's a box that you check that automatically updates the game with any patches needed.

Having said that, I would think that if you are not using Galaxy that the game download would include the patch, being as you don't see it as a separate download.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1159079
08/05/18 08:39 PM
08/05/18 08:39 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
There is no indication as to whether the version being displayed by GOG for download - NOT via Galaxy - includes the patch or not and I obviously need to know that lol

If I use Galaxy, am I able to download both game and patch files without them auto installing ??

[The reason I normally just download the files by browser is so that they go direct to my "Downloads Folder" and stay there until I want to install them.]

If you think this needs to go to the Bugs & Patches Board, please move it and I will follow laugh

Thanks.

Mad smile


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1159084
08/05/18 09:16 PM
08/05/18 09:16 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
There might be a new version number after having downloaded the game from GOG, but of course I don't know that for sure. And you would need to know the original version number, of course.

If you download the game through Galaxy, it will install the game with the patch automatically. Maybe there is a way to keep it from auto-installing, but since I have never done that I am not sure.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1159117
08/06/18 04:18 AM
08/06/18 04:18 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Thanks, Marian smile Guess I need to investigate further slapforehead


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1159324
08/07/18 04:46 PM
08/07/18 04:46 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Well, I eventually got the info I needed by asking on the forums at GOG ....
That the version I want to download via my browser IS already patched bravo bravo bravo


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1159330
08/07/18 06:18 PM
08/07/18 06:18 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Good; that's what I thought! thumbsup

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1159334
08/07/18 07:24 PM
08/07/18 07:24 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Yes. And after all the messing about, I just HAD to take a peek. So I installed the game.

And after just a small peek, I already feel an addiction looming !!!! lol


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1159336
08/07/18 07:25 PM
08/07/18 07:25 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
That all sounds very good! lol

Keep us posted.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1159427
08/08/18 01:18 PM
08/08/18 01:18 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Might be a while before I get properly stuck in, but I will, Marian smile


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1159559
08/09/18 05:17 PM
08/09/18 05:17 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Unable to resist - I have gone and played a small chunk lol

The game is extremely reminiscent of the Quest for Glory games and, considering what I've played so far, very well done !!

So I can see another small chunk getting played fairly soon evil


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1159562
08/09/18 06:03 PM
08/09/18 06:03 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Oh, that's great news, Mad. thumbsup

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1159563
08/09/18 06:35 PM
08/09/18 06:35 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,794
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
BAAG Specialist
oldbroad  Offline
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,794
Chicago
That IS good news Mad that you are playing! And, of course, that you are enjoying the game. grin

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: oldbroad] #1159730
08/11/18 01:11 AM
08/11/18 01:11 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Yes. Hoping to get to play the next small chunk some time TODAY happydance


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1159747
08/11/18 08:22 AM
08/11/18 08:22 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Sounds good. yes

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1159944
08/12/18 10:20 PM
08/12/18 10:20 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Well, didn't make it to a computer - to carry on - yet rolleyes

Hopefully I will now !!

EDIT :
Well I did and made some very good progress !! happydance Loving this game so far grin

Last edited by Mad; 08/13/18 01:35 AM. Reason: Fab !!

Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1160210
08/15/18 04:29 AM
08/15/18 04:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Giving credit where it is due !! praise

Hero U: Rogue to Redemption is definitely "true to the concept" of the Quest for Glory games.
[And addiction has now taken a severe hold lol]


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1160243
08/15/18 08:55 AM
08/15/18 08:55 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
That is fantastic news, Mad! I am *really* looking forward to playing this game now. joy2

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1160689
08/20/18 02:26 AM
08/20/18 02:26 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Despite having made good inroads, I decided today to re-start this great game - because now I know MUCH more about "managing" my character, I feel I could progress better.

So, after my visit here today I'll be re-making myself !!!! lol

EDIT : Did re-make myself and have made thunderous progress since yay

Last edited by Mad; 08/20/18 09:44 AM. Reason: Bit of new info ....

Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1161298
08/26/18 11:47 AM
08/26/18 11:47 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
I am finding this a very merit worthy offering and am hoping perhaps the team responsible will go on to give us more in the future yes

Is anyone else here playing it ??


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1161302
08/26/18 12:22 PM
08/26/18 12:22 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Corey and Lori Cole would like to make several sequels to this game. Doing that will all depend on how well this game does financially. I read that in the next game they would like to have a female mage as the main character.

I have the game and was able to play for about four hours and then haven't gotten back to it, as I've been too busy. What I did play, I enjoyed. At this point, though, I will probably start over from the beginning when I have the time to play it, now that I have more of a feel for it. smile

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1161306
08/26/18 02:32 PM
08/26/18 02:32 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Oh, that's good news, that more games could be on the horizon thumbsup
[I will keep my fingers crossed then that Hero U does well for them.]

I've already re-started the game !!
But I quite often re-start RPG's after getting to know better how to "do" things from a preliminary play....

Well I hope you can manage to get back to it at some time, Marian grin


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1161972
09/02/18 04:34 PM
09/02/18 04:34 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
I'm really surprised that there haven't been more posts here at Gameboomers with regards to "Hero U".
For me, it's a wonderful "modernised graphically" but definitely authentic Quest for Glory game and much credit is certainly due to the developers praise

I think I must be getting fairly close to the end by now (I play veeery slowly lol) and I know I'll be sorely tempted to immediately play it again !!
But I must resist and get back to Blade Runner because IT has been ignored .... despite being one of my great favourites shocked]

EDIT :
Or maybe I'm not as close to the end as I thought .... I've just unlocked yet another new area !! joy


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1161984
09/02/18 05:37 PM
09/02/18 05:37 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
I think it's probably not getting much attention here because we are not categorizing it as an adventure game (which is a shame, because that's really what it is. Unfortunately if a game has any combat in it, even optional combat, it gets relegated to the Darkside).

I am so glad to hear that you are enjoying it so much. That also bodes very well for when I play it. I did like the part that I played and am so glad that the enjoyment continues.

I think the developers tried very hard to conform to the spirit of Quest for Glory as much as possible. yes

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1161985
09/02/18 06:13 PM
09/02/18 06:13 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
I don't really know how the game could be played without any combat, Marian.
It IS very simple combat but of course, even so, it won't be to everyone's taste.
I just can't see how certain quests could be completed without it so I'd be interested to be told yes


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1161989
09/02/18 06:21 PM
09/02/18 06:21 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
The no-combat is something I read about when the game was in beta testing; someone said that most enemies you can sneak past. I also thought I remembered reading that one of the beta testers got through the entire game without combat. I don't remember where I read that now, though, so would have to look for it. If I find it again, I will let you know.

Maybe this is where I got the idea; this is from their Kickstarter page:

Quote:
In fact, there’s a Steam Achievement waiting for everyone who completes the game without killing any monsters. That will be one of the most challenging of the game’s achievements.


Anyway, if I can find info that states you can positively get through the game with zero combat, I will let you know. smile

There's a thread here where the developer talks about the possibility of no combat, among other things.

And I guess this would be the "last word" on the subject for now - I found this in the game description on the Steam page:

Quote:
Most combat is optional for those who prefer a pure adventure game, but there are ample rewards for those who choose to valorously fight the creatures that threaten the school and all of Sardonia.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1162070
09/03/18 11:51 AM
09/03/18 11:51 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Thanks for all that, Marian thumbsup

From how I played the Quest for Glory games and this one too, though, I would never personally have managed to get through any of them without combat !!

[I am even worse at sneaking than I am at fighting lol]


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1162078
09/03/18 12:11 PM
09/03/18 12:11 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
I'm a lousy sneaker too, Mad. I tend to choose a sword over sneaking! laugh

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1162091
09/03/18 02:29 PM
09/03/18 02:29 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Yeah !! I reckon we should stand shoulder to shoulder and fight on !! evil evil evil


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1162093
09/03/18 02:34 PM
09/03/18 02:34 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,794
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
BAAG Specialist
oldbroad  Offline
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,794
Chicago
I'll be one of the "sneakers". I wonder if I'll be able to get past the two of you.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: oldbroad] #1162108
09/03/18 05:05 PM
09/03/18 05:05 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Originally Posted By: oldbroad
I'll be one of the "sneakers". I wonder if I'll be able to get past the two of you.


Make sure I'm not wearing my glasses and then it should be no problem at all! grin

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1162116
09/03/18 06:36 PM
09/03/18 06:36 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Hah !!!! Not a chance, oldbroad, not a chance !! Because I'll definitely be wearing MY glasses rotfl


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1162121
09/03/18 08:03 PM
09/03/18 08:03 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,372
Wisconsin
Trail_Mystic Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
Trail_Mystic  Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,372
Wisconsin
There seems to be a sudden and unexplained reduction in my bank account. It just happens to be an amount very close, identical in fact to the sum required for this game and the Quest for Glory 1-5 package. I'm not saying it's anyone's fault here for talking about how great the games are, but I'm not, not saying it either...wait, that's not quite right, or is not, not quite right? crazy

lol


"No matter where I go, the Universe always seems to find me."

Vorian Ateides: From the novel Sisterhood of Dune
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1162128
09/03/18 09:19 PM
09/03/18 09:19 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Let it not be said that we are not a suggestible bunch! devil snicker

Great additions to your gaming collection, TM! grin

Also, in the original five-game series, you can transfer your character over from one game to the next, if that is what you wish to do.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1162129
09/03/18 09:25 PM
09/03/18 09:25 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,794
Chicago
oldbroad Offline
BAAG Specialist
oldbroad  Offline
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 5,794
Chicago
Good cop, bad cop. eek

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: oldbroad] #1162187
09/04/18 01:00 PM
09/04/18 01:00 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Good for you, Trail_Mystic !!!! What else is money FOR ???? lol


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Mad] #1162225
09/04/18 09:35 PM
09/04/18 09:35 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,372
Wisconsin
Trail_Mystic Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
Trail_Mystic  Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,372
Wisconsin
Originally Posted By: Mad
Good for you, Trail_Mystic !!!! What else is money FOR ???? lol



I don't know, maybe groceries, mortgage payments, gas...nah! lol


Honestly, this was a series I missed. It looks like a very traditionally structured RPG, which is something I always enjoy. thumbsup


"No matter where I go, the Universe always seems to find me."

Vorian Ateides: From the novel Sisterhood of Dune
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1162276
09/05/18 11:56 AM
09/05/18 11:56 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Ahhhhh .... The boring costs of living !! thumbsdown

Hope you enjoy the games, Trail_Mystic. My favourites were nos. 4 and 5 thumbsup

EDIT :

Finished Hero U last night. And nearly re-started it immediately because different paths can be followed to get through the game giving a slightly different experience.
But I controlled myself - in view of all the games I have that I've not yet even started !!
However, I have no doubts at all that I will be playing this game again at some time happydance happydance happydance

Last edited by Mad; 09/05/18 02:02 PM. Reason: Finished !!!!

Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1162526
09/08/18 01:15 AM
09/08/18 01:15 AM
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 688
Kiev, Ukraine
Iurii Offline
Settled Boomer
Iurii  Offline
Settled Boomer

Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 688
Kiev, Ukraine
Mad, congratulations on finishing the game!

That was my thought exactly after finishing it: to start playing it again immediately smile
Not only because of the different ways, but because of so many opportunities missed due to the lack of experience or knowledge in the first playthrough...
'Hero-U' is definitely supposed to be played at least twice.

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Iurii] #1162558
09/08/18 09:32 AM
09/08/18 09:32 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline OP
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline OP
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 37,305
near Yosemite in California
Congratulations on finishing the game, Mad, and I'm so glad it's a winner! yes

Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1162679
09/09/18 02:18 PM
09/09/18 02:18 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 29,422
United Kingdom
"'Hero-U' is definitely supposed to be played at least twice."

I certainly agree !! grin

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

Have you managed to find time to play any more of it, Marian ??


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Hero U: Rogue to Redemption Now on GOG (from the designers of Quest for Glory) [Re: Marian] #1185791
05/09/19 01:06 PM
05/09/19 01:06 PM
Joined: May 2014
Posts: 187
Monkey Island
F
Fireflower Offline
Settled Boomer
Fireflower  Offline
Settled Boomer
F

Joined: May 2014
Posts: 187
Monkey Island
It's now also available on FireFlower Games - https://fireflowergames.com/products/hero-u-rogue-to-redemption - 25% off


Story rich DRM-free games - https://fireflowergames.com/
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Moderated by  looney4labs, Trail_Mystic 

Who's Online Now
2 registered members (Jenny100, smitty145), 4 guests, and 7 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Staff, Mod
Newest Members
DeLorean00, RENAUD, Sjors__, JinxItGames, Yes
9094 Registered Users
Powered by UBB.threads™