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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267708
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Hi mike_bn. Haven't seen you for awhile.

I believe (but hopefully somebody else has a more accurate answer) that this is just a remake of the older game which probably doesn't run on newer systems. I played the game years ago and am not really noticing anything different about this one, so I don't know what the "enhanced" means.. I guess I would need to see them side by side.

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267713
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This and Myst were two of the original games that were just too hard for me. I was always more into the games with humor and puzzles like the Monkey Island series.


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267714
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Thanks, oldbroad. Yeah, I don't come here very often these days. Still playing and enjoying adventure games, though wink
We are currently playing Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy. We think its a solid, good game. For XP, the graphics are really
excellent and technically it is almost flawless. One has to cook too many recipes, though ;-)

Edit: I am wondering why thy changed the name then. That is what confused me

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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267717
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mike, it's detailed in the first post of the thread.

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Riddle of the Sphinx™ features:

Hours of challenging game play
Complex puzzles and subtly hidden clues to challenge your skills
Beautifully rendered 3D environments and scenes with meticulous attention to detail
Cinematic animations and cut-scenes throughout the game
Historical accuracy and real-world archaeological puzzle integration
An original, richly orchestrated Egyptian soundtrack
Over 50 million square feet of exploration

Enhanced Edition Engine features:
HD resolution: every element has been HD enhanced
Exceedingly fast navigation
Cinematic transitions & node warping
Real-time environmental FX: 2,500-year-old tomb dust, gnats, sand, bokah, bubbles, etc.
Ingenious miniUI with interactive magnifying loupe.
New set of "Flying Scarab" cursors, along with legacy "hand" cursors
A robust interactive in-game hint & solutions guide: Book of the Dead Ends™ (sold-separately)


The original was released in 2000. Becky's review is Here.
It was an excellent game.


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267759
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Thank you Ana, we will check that game out!

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267763
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Omg, I just checked our excel where we list ALL adventures we have played so far and it turns out we played riddle of the sphinx in 2014
(I can tell the year because we have a separate tab per year). We gave it a B rating, so yes it was good. I checked youtube and only then memories came back.
We played too many games (we started in 2001, so we have been playing adventures since over 20 years now :-)

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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267766
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Welcome to the CRS Club! lol

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267767
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I am also a founding member, oldbroad!!


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: Draclvr] #1267776
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I don't know what "CRS" stands for but plenty of us Gameboomers go WAY further back than 2001 with our mis-spent hours of game playing 😝😝😝


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267779
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109 tomatoes in the ground. When are the BLT's?!
Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267791
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@oldborad : CRS lol smile

Regarding the start of playing adventure games in 2001, this is only the start in terms of when Jochen and I started playing together/playing the same adventure in parallel. My gaming career started way earlier in I would say around 1985 or so. On a good old C64. Of course, at that age, I did play all sort of games, basically pretty much every genre. Also a few point and click adventure like the classics Maniac Manion, Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and so on. The older I got, the more I focused on adventures and role playing games (I LOVED the Ultima series, I still think Ultima IV and V were ground-breaking back then). Due to time constraints, as an adult, I only play adventures since 2001 and don't play role-playing games anymore. Sigh, so many games to play, so little time for it....

Also, in regards to the comment of Mad, I am aware that there are many older gamers here. Does that mean you are experts in terms of really
old DOS-Adventure games and can recommend some? Of course I am aware of classics like King's Quest, Space Quest etc but I guess there must be
some good solid older DOS-adventure games I cannot know because they were not so great to become well-known classics but are still good.
Eg. only yesterday I stumbled upon a website called dosgames.com, in particular about this game with the longest name ever:

'The Adventures of Maddog Williams in the Dungeons of Duridian' (see https://dosgames.com/game/the-adventures-of-maddog-williams-in-the-dungeons-of-duridian/ )

How on earth should I know whether this game is worth playing? It would be nice to know someone who has an overview over the adventure games of the DOS area and can recommend games of that area. So have you guys played during that time?

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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: mike_bn] #1267892
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Just a flying visit to provide THIS link.

I would need time (which I don't have right now) to try to remember which of the games games I played and which I felt were good grin


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1267961
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Mad, my link in my previous comment points to that site ;-)

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: mike_bn] #1267967
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Yes. I just realised. Sorry !!

That's what happens with flying visits 😱😱


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Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1268122
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I finally finished the game. I had to take days off from playing a couple of times because I was hopelessly stuck. Tonight I ended up looking at a walkthrough only to find I had missed one area that held one clue - the one that was holding me up! Other than that I did manage to solve The Riddle by myself. I still think the movement in the game was wonky and at times aggravating, but mostly the game was very good! Now I'm going to have to replay The Omega Stone but not right away. smile

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1268569
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Congrats on finishing the game and doing so well with it, oldbroad! bravo

Re: Riddle of the Sphinx™ — The Awakening (Enhanced Edition) Released [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1268647
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Mike, I have played a lot of the early DOS games. One of my favorites is Conquests of the Longbow.

https://www.gog.com/en/game/conquests_of_the_longbow

It can also be played in Windows thanks to GOG.

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