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Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117877
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rolleyes I could really get into this game, however, the conversations are incessant. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel they could have eased up on the talk? think


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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117878
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I also think there is too much talking but I like the game so I'm going to try to finish it.
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Hi, Darlene!

I become bored with excessive dialogue and, IMHO, there was waaaaaaay too much in both "The Moment of Silence" and "The Longest Journey".

Susan

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Yes, 'The Longest Journey' was another seemingly endless conversation tree. I did enjoy the story, though, and feel the same way about 'Moment of Silence', so I'm planning on finishing to see what happens...


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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117881
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I like a lot of dialogue, so I enjoyed The Moment of Silence.

Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117882
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HI-

I agree there is lots of dialog, but think it is necessary to keep the game going, at least that is how it is set up. Would prefer a little less, but all in all I really like the game.

Just my 3 cents worth.

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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117883
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I agree with you Darlene.
And the other 2 games mentioned also.


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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117884
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I love a lot of dialogue, so it follows that I really liked the games you mentioned! In fact, I wished there was MORE dialogue, as it was so interesting to me to hear the different responses you could elicit. Interesting how we all differ on our likes and dislikes in games. smile


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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117885
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I really liked the premis of the game, but, I agree there was too much conversation to sift through. I also with that there was some conclusion at the end of the game as to what happened to the various people.

Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117886
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In my opinion the more dialogue the better. Loved TLJ and MOS. Dialogue furthers the game along,gives clues and gives you a real insight into the characters and what makes them tick. Give me heavy character interaction, and story lines any time. 1st person games with endless exploring and puzzles on top of puzles on top of puzzles bore me to death (all Myst types, ROTS, Mysterious Journey,Mysterious Island, Aura, etc, think you get the pircture). Give me the TLJ's, Tex's, Gabes, Syberias, Black Dahlia, Black Mirror, and MOS anytime.

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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117887
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I'm really enjoying MOS. I love the dialog and strong story also and like Bill, much prefer the 3rd person games with lots going on.

I also like the 1st person games too, but the ones I enjoy the most have a lot of cutscenes or opportunities for dialog.

Melanie


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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117888
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Quote:
Originally posted by Darlene:
rolleyes I could really get into this game, however, the conversations are incessant. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel they could have eased up on the talk? think
Guess I'm gonna like this one - I had no problem what so ever the dialog in TLJ...

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Quote:
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rolleyes I could really get into this game, however, the conversations are incessant. Is it just me, or does anyone else feel they could have eased up on the talk? think
I don't think the number of conversations was the problem. I think it was the way they were set up. I didn't like having to repeat conversation choices and search around in order to make sure I'd exhausted all topics? It took extra time and added nothing to the story. In fact, it slowed the game down when it didn't need to be slowed. Also I think some of the conversations in the game would have worked better as cut scenes. It's not like you wouldn't be asking all the choices anyway.

Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117890
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I agree, Beanbag. It isn't fun having to repeat conversations to get to the part you didn't ask yet. Most of the time the new question shows up with the highlighting but sometimes you do have to repeat to get to the new part.

I really like the game anyway though.

Melanie


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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117891
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Totally agree. I can't finish it. There's no game to this game. I found that if you can read fast, put on the subtitles and click your way through it. c

Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117892
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Quote:
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In my opinion the more dialogue the better. Loved TLJ and MOS. Dialogue furthers the game along,gives clues and gives you a real insight into the characters and what makes them tick. Give me heavy character interaction, and story lines any time. 1st person games with endless exploring and puzzles on top of puzles on top of puzzles bore me to death (all Myst types, ROTS, Mysterious Journey,Mysterious Island, Aura, etc, think you get the pircture). Give me the TLJ's, Tex's, Gabes, Syberias, Black Dahlia, Black Mirror, and MOS anytime.

Happy Gaming all,
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completely agree with you--bring on the 3rd person games with strong dialog.

for me no such thing as too much talking/dialog in a quality game such as TLJ or TMOS.


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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117893
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I agree - this game was way over-rated in my book. BLAHBLAHBLAH! I should have known, seeing as how I could never get throught TLJ either! But you know how BAAGS is, gotta try everything for yourself!

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Hi, Darlene!

I thoroughly enjoyed both TLJ and TMOS, but I felt that the excessive dialogue got really tedious really fast. In TMOS, the dialogue menu was set up so you had to keep asking the same questions over and over again to get to the next level where there was something new to ask about.

Susan

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Well I decided to play this as soon as I finish "Where's Ren?" lol


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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117896
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You won't regret it JB one of the best of the current crop of games if not the best.

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Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117897
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It´s impossible to please everyone. MoS has a lot of dialogue - but with less people would complain about weak characterisations. wink

I read in a dev diary that Martin´s notebook was physically damaged the night before the German voice recordings started. They lost the final draft of the script and had to use an older one.
The dialogues are good. Maybe this final draft is what´s missing to make them great. A few lines cut here and there and some spit & polish can work wonders.

Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117898
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This is why I like to wait for comments from members who play the game. I know whose tastes are similar to mine, and whose are different.
I can tolerate some dialogue, but there must be puzzles other than just inventory and getting info from dialogue. I'll be saving my money for Rhem 2. I know there will be an unsold copy in Llewton's neck of the woods! laugh

Re: Moment of Silence - Is it just me? #117899
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Mine isn't going anywhere either, Colpet. lol

It's really a good game, imo. There are plenty of puzzles, a strong story with really good insight into the characters & good graphics & cutscenes.

There are a couple of things I could nitpick about like poor translation sometimes and the conversation tree, but the conversations themselves made up for it for me. smile

I think you'll like it also, JohnBoy.

Melanie


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Just to explain things a little here. I don't mind puzzles at all as long as they aren''t practically the entire game (like the other Myst types etc. I listed). If the puzzles forward a game that has a strong story line with heavy character interaction and relates to the game plot fine. Some of my favorite games had alot of puzzles and were tough but fitted the criteria just stated. Exmples of this are Black Dahlia (probably my favorite all time game), TLJ (who could forget tree communication??)and the Black Mirror.


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Sorry, Llewton. I was only teasing wink .
I didn't mean to pigeon-hole you. Black Dahlia is also one of my all time favourite games, along with GK 2 and 3. I played TLJ when it first came out and enjoyed it despite it being dialogue heavy game. I just take lots of dialogue and character interaction as a negative, but there may well be other redeeming features of the game for me ( story line and interesting puzzles ala Le Serpent Rouge ). Being a 1st person game is also a plus.

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