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Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122828
05/24/03 11:00 PM
05/24/03 11:00 PM
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Batavia, Illinois
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I bought this game a while back but my computer wasn't powerful enough to run it. I got a new computer around Christmas and just found this game again and decided to try it. It worked fine with XP.

Maybe it's just me... but I found this to be the most disorientated game I think I've ever played.
I had a really hard time understanding who & what the character I was play was. Just as I felt I was getting somewhere in a "chapter" it would suddenly end.
Some of the clues & hotspots made no sense to me, and although I understand that I am not a superhuman adventure game solver like some here, I do wonder how anyone could be expected to figure them out without additional clues or a walkthru.

Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122829
05/25/03 07:14 AM
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Not just you!
That game was just plain weird.
I too found it disorientated and well, just strange. The ending still has me wondering what the heck happened. I remember I thought it would all come together, but for me it did not.
Liked the music, the graphics were nice, but a storyline that made sense would have been better.
There was a lot of discussion about this game I think here on Boomers..after I played I went back and read them, boy, I missed something.
So don't feel bad, you have at least that feels exactly as you do.
I think let down is the best I can describe for that one.
Ingie


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Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122830
05/25/03 07:45 AM
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I started it a few times over the last 2 years and could never get into it. However I do want to play and complete it someday before I die.


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Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122831
05/25/03 08:42 AM
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Well, good luck I hope you get to finish it, I'll be interested to see if think the ending made any sense!
Ingie


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Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122832
05/25/03 08:56 AM
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It was the weirdness of this game (and the music) that I found so captivating. We had a couple of HUGE posts on this one with all kinds of psycho-analyzing when it first came out. I think the developers even put in some feedback on the themes and what was meant by some of the chapters. I enjoyed reading the posts on this one as much as the game. Actually think the posts helped the game. I wonder if they are archived somewhere.

Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122833
05/25/03 09:12 AM
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The discussions are archived in the Hall of Fame, under "Faust". I still have this one waiting on my to be played shelf. wave



Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122834
05/25/03 10:57 AM
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I too was left confused by the game's plot.. If you could say it had one.. heh. And I just don't see how anyone could have finished this game without a walkthrough.. So I didn't really like the game..

HOWEVER, thinking back, this game definitely had the best soundtrack of any game I have played.. It was excellent smile

Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122835
05/25/03 12:39 PM
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I thought Faust was a fascinating game. One reason the plot seemed disjointed is that you're learning about things that happened in the past, and you don't learn them all in chronological order.

Here\'s the thread where many of the themes of the game were discussed and someone from Arxel answered some questions.

Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122836
05/25/03 05:35 PM
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Thanks for listing the link Jenny smile

Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122837
05/25/03 10:02 PM
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It is the most interestig game based on the seven deadly sins; avarice, gluttony. sloth, jeousy, wrath, lust, greed. If you rethink the game in the frame of the deadly sins you will make sense of it.

There is no chronological order, there is only the consequence of the offence.


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Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122838
05/26/03 01:21 AM
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Being one who likes challenging games requiring logical actions & thoughful pursuance of strangeness, I nonetheless found this game to be both overrated and pretentious. Chapter 2 was especially a pain to get through. Pixel hunting, not my favorite adventure game activity, was the predominant theme of many chapters. The music was great and the best thing about the game.

Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122839
05/26/03 01:40 AM
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I'm surprised to read that so many of you didn't like this game. It's one of my favorites and each time I replay it I gain a few new insights that I hadn't caught before.

To me it's more than a game...a kind of study of human nature. And combined with the wonderful soundtrack, playing it is a unique experience. smile
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Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122840
05/26/03 05:31 AM
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Not a fan of this game either, but alot of it has to do with all the problems I had with it, constatnly crashing, freezing, etc, for me it was the buggiest games I have ever encountered.


Helen
Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122841
05/26/03 11:06 AM
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Between Portsmouth and Southam...
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Was this game ever on sale in the UK?


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Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122842
05/26/03 11:49 AM
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The UK version was called Faust. I bought the DVD version back when Software First was still in business. Unfortunately the DVD version has that problem that screws up the end sequence.

Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122843
05/26/03 04:58 PM
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ahhh... faust... definitely in my top 10...
but then, throw anything weird and off the wall at me and i'm more than likely gonna love it laugh

i'm just now starting bad mojo... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Cool]" src="cool.gif" />

Re: Just Finished "7 Games of the Soul" #122844
05/26/03 05:39 PM
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Must admit that I had no problems running this game. Bugginess is a pet pevee of mine and can ruin a good gaming experience. My sympathies to anyone that had problems running this one.

I still think anyone that hasn't, should check out the link to the posts about this game. Very interesting read.

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