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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121310
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Of Light and Darkness. I'm still sratching my head over that one. Very confusing.

Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121311
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Wow! Lots of interesting replies.
johnboy, yes that is the one I am referring to. I hated it!
Rusty


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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121312
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OLAD definately!! I have the scroll (paid $1.50 for it), but it is out on loan so will give my comments when it comes home..

Flotsam, do you feel up to doing a Bottom 10???

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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121313
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There are two games that I installed and never finished and finally uninstalled.

1. Light and Darkness. Boring and confusing.

2. City of Lost Children. I didn't like anything about it.

Then there was Koala Lumpur which had an arcade scene in it that was beyond me so I quit the game and forever banished it to my stack of unfinished never to play again games.


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I laugh because you're all the same

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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121314
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Ooooops! YES!!! ROFFFFFFFFFFFLLLLLLLLLLL! Gee, I already had it as a 'sequel'!???? YUCK! HAHAHAHA

THAT'S the one, johnboy!

Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121315
08/31/03 06:13 PM
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Quote:
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A Fork in the Tale - to know it, is to hate it laugh
lol lol Syd..what in the world was that one about??? Glynn

Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121316
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Yup, OLAD by far. The whole game is a timed sequence. The only game I have yet to complete.
I take the free tours to practice that level and then play like [blip] when it counts. I almost gave up on American Mcgee's ALICE,until I used the give all and God modes. No such cheats with OLAD.
Hey, The Crystal Key was like a prom date that your buds hooked you up with. It sounded good at the time and looked great. How much did I spend?


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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121317
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some good choices listed here but Phantasmorgia, not even close.

my list of games that i would NOT recommend

1. the quivering
2. the quivering
3. the quivering
4. the quivering
5. the quivering
6. the quivering
7. the quivering
8. the quivering
9. the quivering
10.the quivering

Noone should play this travesty of a game.


Zanthia
Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121318
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lol lol lol


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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121319
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I know many people will disagree with me, but Blackstone Chronicles is my choice. It was so depressing and the ending gave me no joy.


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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121320
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Good choice, fildil! It WAS depressing!!! I couldn't agree more!

Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121321
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Oh I do agree about Blackstone Chronicles was very depressing. But I was most disappointed in Nine it was a game I really looked forward to, I love the people in it especially Cher but IMHO it really stank.

Karen

Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121322
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Quote:
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lol lol Syd..what in the world was that one about??? Glynn
From the manual: "You've just stumbled onto something very big. What started out as a simple trip to the store has left you wounded, confused, and washed ashore on the mysterous island of Eseverson. But this is no ordinary island. This is a parallel universe. To find your way home, you must unravel the centuries old mystery of Eseveron. Of course it won't be easy since most of the inhabitants of this strange and seductive land want you dead. Think fast. Move faster. And remember, everything here happens for a reason."

From actual gameplay - move two steps - die and start over, get to the beach, run two steps, die and start over. Move again, get trompled by horsemen, die and start over. Find the building finally, open the wrong door, die and start over - need I say more???? laugh


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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121323
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I absolutely loved Blackstone Chronicles, but I agree that parts of it were sad and morbid. I tend to like adventure games with morbid or strange themes, though.
My pick for the game I would never recommend is the one where you are in the castle and you can't carry around all of your inventory, so you have to store it in chests scattered around in various rooms. The inventory irritated me so much that I not only never finished the game, but I've blocked the name from memory! I think it may be The Messenger, but I'm not sure.


What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121324
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For my money it is Syd's favorite game Kofun. Of course we cannot count the Scroll until she finished it. LOL


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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121325
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1. Bureau 13 (possibly the worst game ever made)
2. Arthur's Knights (too buggy)
3. The Final Cut (lousy continuity)
4. William Shatner's TekWar (horribly done)


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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121326
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Quote:
Originally posted by Bryansmom:

My pick for the game I would never recommend is the one where you are in the castle and you can't carry around all of your inventory, so you have to store it in chests scattered around in various rooms. The inventory irritated me so much that I not only never finished the game, but I've blocked the name from memory! I think it may be The Messenger, but I'm not sure.
Yes that's The Messenger, published in Europe as Louvre: The Final Curse.

Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121327
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Thanks Syd..."A Fork in the Tale" is bound to be the funniest title out there! happydance Glynn

Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121328
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I try, Glynn! laugh
Rusty


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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121329
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Well...You "Done Good"!! I am still cracking up over some of these titles.. :-) Glynn

Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121330
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It is a great thread Rusty (*)

Well let's see, so many games to pick from....

Star Trek Borg - literally a 3 hour game.

Urban Runner: sister to Fork In The Tale. Run in first person with bad camera angles. Run into locker rooms, old buildings, really ugly torn up places. Hear yourself out of breath over and over. Die - re-load - die take game and throw out of window. Catch breath - feel better.

Night Trap: brother to the above, all part of large disfunctional game family.





Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121331
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The infamous Chateau D'or. Thankfully, a short game, just not short enough.

Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121332
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I cannot think of ANY game that I hated so much that I would tell anyone else "FORGET ABOUT IT"! But if you want to know a game or two that I hated I can tell you that = The Ward, terribly frustrating trying to disconnect that lazer maze and open that door, so much so that I quit, uninstalled and sold it to 'get it outta here'!.

AND Shivers II, just could not get the hang of what to do and do it faster in that canyon, tried to manage the placement of those Bajo sticks I found in the Motel office and after about 100 false starts and tries I gave up on this one too and sold it off.....too bad cause Shivers I is one of my favorite games.

there are probably others I did not like much and may have played to the end but ended up hating, but cannot remember what they are now.
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Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121333
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Okay. I've succumbed. No games I actualy hate so far, but then I haven't played as many as some here.

If all my played games were set out and I had to pick my strongest to weakest candidates, then my two weak picks would EASILY be ;

'Road To India' - for being far too short and far too easy.

. . . . but the clear loser . .

. . 'Mystery of the Druids' . .

. . . . because it was a good game completely ruined by the nonsensically repetitive conversation trees. To find out if you DIDN'T need to speak to a person again you had to click through the whole previous conversation again and again and . . . .. For me, this was a good game that became a poor game due to this.

Gelert. frown

Re: Game Un-recomendations... #121334
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I don't know if it qualifies, but I bought Heart of Darkness even though I'd heard it called "adventure/arcade." In fact, I was never able to get far enough into it to find any adventure. It seemed like all arcade to me. Click click click click click on little black beasties before they get you. And they regenerate too. To make matters worse, the game didn't have a normal save system and you could only save at a few places. Also, your save would be overwritten if you loused up and got eaten. Heart of Darkness had a very nicely done animated introduction. Then the game started.

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