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

Print Thread
Ghost of a Tale #1233203
11/10/20 05:26 PM
11/10/20 05:26 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
oldbroad Offline OP
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline OP
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
I know this isn't the type of game most of you play but has anyone? I bought it on sale some time ago because it looks cute. I decided to try it today. I got killed pretty fast but had already picked up a lot of stuff that I will have to collect again as I could not figure out how to save. It autosaved right at the beginning. It says I have to be in a hiding spot in order to save. I thought I was in two different places but I wasn't. There are slots that say "quicksave" but I don't know if that is different or not. If it is, I don't know how to do it either. Then when I got attacked, I really didn't know what I was supposed to be doing.

I think I could like the game though if I can get the hang of it.

I'm going to go hunt around in Google or GOG or Steam to see if I can find anything out but if anybody can tell me anything, I'd appreciate it. yes

EDIT: Well, I must not have been hiding right the first time. I have now hidden and found out how to Quick Save and regular Save. It pops up once you are hidden. I got a little further and got myself killed again. And then again. I can't quite get the hang of running away and getting to a hiding place without being seen. Can only play so much at a time for now. laugh It's fun though so far.

Last edited by oldbroad; 11/10/20 09:31 PM.
Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1233309
11/12/20 04:34 PM
11/12/20 04:34 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,797
Hogwarts
Trail_Mystic Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
Trail_Mystic  Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,797
Hogwarts
Sorry not to have replied sooner oldbroad, but glad to see that you figured it out. grin

It does look like a cute game, and a way to get into milder RPG's to get the hang of them. Running away and hiding are perfectly acceptable forms of defense in many Darkside games. We like to refer to it as guile or stealth. Makes it sound better than running away and hiding lol

Quick saves are a nice tool to have if you're immersed in the game and just want to do a save before performing an action that you're not too sure about. Many games will only hold one quick save slot, in other words every time you Quick Save, it overwrites the previous one. I usually keep a rotating set of 3 regular saves going, and use Quick Save just before I'm about to walk through a door, or engage an enemy, or something that might cause my untimely demise.

Have fun! thumbsup

Just found this full-on video walkthrough on YouTube in case you get stuck : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtB8BFsgqOM


Last edited by Trail_Mystic; 11/12/20 04:37 PM.

“Sorrow has a human heart...”

Nightwish
Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1233310
11/12/20 04:58 PM
11/12/20 04:58 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,832
In Missouri near St. Louis
Draclvr Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Draclvr  Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,832
In Missouri near St. Louis
This looks like one I need to get! As soon as I get my poor desktop with the dead motherboard rebuilt, I've already reserved it to download!


114 tomato plants pulled up and gardens put to sleep for the winter.
Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1233314
11/12/20 05:47 PM
11/12/20 05:47 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
oldbroad Offline OP
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline OP
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
Thanks for the info Trail_Mystic. Unfortunately, I believe you can only Quick Save and Regular Save while you are hidden. It would be nice to be able to Quick Save at any time (like before I throw a bottle at a jail guards head, miss, and get killed lol). I don't believe there is any actual combat in the game other than doing that. You can knock the guards out for a minute to get closer to them to take something, and you can run and hide somewhere. I haven't actually gotten back to the game yet but I think I will right now.

Draclvr, I'm sure it will be too tame for you but I still think you'll like it as an adventure.

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1233323
11/12/20 08:38 PM
11/12/20 08:38 PM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,832
In Missouri near St. Louis
Draclvr Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Draclvr  Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,832
In Missouri near St. Louis
Oh, I love little games like this as a breather from my usual fare! Heck, before my desktop went down, I was playing Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare2!


114 tomato plants pulled up and gardens put to sleep for the winter.
Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1233324
11/12/20 08:55 PM
11/12/20 08:55 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,797
Hogwarts
Trail_Mystic Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
Trail_Mystic  Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,797
Hogwarts
Ah, it seems to be a "stealth" game, where you can only save in "safe" spots.

Hmmm, seems like this is one game that would benefit from a checkpoint save system.

Hope the walkthrough helps.


“Sorrow has a human heart...”

Nightwish
Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1233325
11/12/20 08:59 PM
11/12/20 08:59 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
oldbroad Offline OP
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline OP
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
I've bookmarked the walkthrough but hope I won't need it. I am really having fun with it so far. Made it a little further today.

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1233760
11/17/20 11:02 PM
11/17/20 11:02 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
oldbroad Offline OP
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline OP
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
I'm so excited! After 4-1/2 hours I finally made it out of the jail and into the courtyard lol . Although, I think there is other stuff I need to go back and look at in the jail eek.

When I am looking around and the camera view changes, I am getting a little dizzy but it is worth it. I really like this game!!! yes

In fact, thinking about it, I KNOW I have to go back in there as I just got one of the keys that opens a bunch of doors hardwall. I was thinking only of one area I know I didn't look at. Oh well. grin

Last edited by oldbroad; 11/17/20 11:14 PM.
Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1233799
11/18/20 02:28 PM
11/18/20 02:28 PM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,797
Hogwarts
Trail_Mystic Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
Trail_Mystic  Offline
Dragon Breath - Darkside Moderator
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 6,797
Hogwarts
Glad to see you are having fun with it oldbroad grin

Your not alone on the camera dizziness issue. If I've been away from gaming for certain period of time, and I go into a first person view, it takes me a couple hours for my eyes to get used to the landscape and objects passing by.


“Sorrow has a human heart...”

Nightwish
Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: Trail_Mystic] #1233802
11/18/20 03:31 PM
11/18/20 03:31 PM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,414
United Kingdom
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer
Mad  Offline
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 31,414
United Kingdom
Great that you are enjoying the game so much, oldbroad !! bravo


Time : The Most Precious Commodity
Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1251527
07/07/21 04:36 PM
07/07/21 04:36 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
oldbroad Offline OP
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline OP
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
You see I started this game in November and it is now July. After playing several days in November I didn't play until February and after a few days in February, I have started playing again in July. I love the game but not getting motion sick so I tend to not play. Today I finally leveled up to Level 2 whatever that even means. I have NO skills and have 5 quests going, with no quests complete. lol

I really do love the game though!! yes It is so cute!!

Draclvr, did you ever go ahead and try it?

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1251530
07/07/21 04:43 PM
07/07/21 04:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,682
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,682
near Yosemite in California
I will have to check out the game at some point. It really does look cute.

Level 2 means that you are gaining in experience and it will benefit you in some way from here on out, but not knowing anything else about the game, I can't know what it means specific to this particular game.

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1251532
07/07/21 05:17 PM
07/07/21 05:17 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
oldbroad Offline OP
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline OP
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
Thanks Marian!

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1252582
07/22/21 02:02 PM
07/22/21 02:02 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
oldbroad Offline OP
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline OP
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
I'm actually making some progress now and have some "completed" quests. Only one big one and then some that practically did themselves but still, I am so happy! happydance

One problem I have though is that I keep hitting my "Windows" key on my keyboard while trying to hit shift and yesterday something else also popped up. I think I hit something in "search" maybe? I don't know. Anyway, after that I noticed my character Tilo was not moving right so I thought I messed up the game. I closed it up and re-opened it and he still wasn't moving right. Then it dawned on me - I had put this heavy chest armor on him and it was weighing him down. lol

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1252584
07/22/21 02:19 PM
07/22/21 02:19 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,682
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,682
near Yosemite in California
It sounds like you're having fun! That's funny about the chest armor - that would explain the slowdown, for sure. grin

It's a very nice feeling to know that you are getting the hang of a game where the genre is a little out of your comfort zone, isn't it? smile

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1252606
07/22/21 09:57 PM
07/22/21 09:57 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
oldbroad Offline OP
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline OP
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
Well, my fun just took a turn. I am currently stuck under a table, literally. It is not a hiding spot and I cannot save but I cannot get out from under here. I have picked up items I need and will lose them if I just exit out of the game. Hoping maybe a little break will help. frown

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1252610
07/22/21 10:30 PM
07/22/21 10:30 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,682
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,682
near Yosemite in California
You might try posting about this in the Steam forum for the game - another player might be able to help, or possibly the developer if they still read posts there.

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1252612
07/22/21 11:33 PM
07/22/21 11:33 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
oldbroad Offline OP
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline OP
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
Thanks Marian. Some how I finally managed to get out of there. I just kept clicking different things (on my keyboard and in the game). Then I got greedy and grabbed something else and had to run under the table again and was briefly stuck again. After that I left whatever else there was and ran like the devil!

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1252638
07/23/21 10:10 AM
07/23/21 10:10 AM
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,832
In Missouri near St. Louis
Draclvr Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Draclvr  Offline
Reviews Editor - Hints/Glitches Mod - Site Support
Graduate Boomer

Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 16,832
In Missouri near St. Louis
Always a good strategy!


114 tomato plants pulled up and gardens put to sleep for the winter.
Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1252642
07/23/21 10:39 AM
07/23/21 10:39 AM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,682
near Yosemite in California
Marian Offline
Global Moderator
Marian  Offline
Global Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 42,682
near Yosemite in California
Glad you made it through!

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1252699
07/24/21 12:39 AM
07/24/21 12:39 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 6,158
B.C. Canada
hagatha Offline
BAAG Specialist
hagatha  Offline
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 6,158
B.C. Canada
oldbroad, is this the first Action-type game you've played? It sounds like a good one to start with, to get the hang of stealth, and action and levelling up. Glad you're enjoying it.

Before you know it you'll be swinging a longsword along with the rest of us!


"You can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!”

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1252702
07/24/21 02:37 AM
07/24/21 02:37 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
oldbroad Offline OP
Adept Boomer
oldbroad  Offline OP
Adept Boomer

Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 11,669
Chicago
I've played a few games with some light action - fighting, running, hiding, stealth, dying in them but not too many. I'm sure I'll never get the hang of anything too heavy duty though, and while a lot of these games look good to me and I buy some of them, they cause me motion sickness so I rarely reach for them when I'm looking for a game to play. I just can't resist buying them though. This game is just so cute though, I am determined to finish it.

Re: Ghost of a Tale [Re: oldbroad] #1252721
07/24/21 11:29 AM
07/24/21 11:29 AM
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 6,158
B.C. Canada
hagatha Offline
BAAG Specialist
hagatha  Offline
BAAG Specialist

Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 6,158
B.C. Canada
I know what you mean about the dizziness. Some games seem to be worse than others. Cyberpunk got me a few times when I was racing around on my bike, and anything aerial can provoke a bit of vertigo.


"You can't expect to wield supreme power just 'cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!”

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

Moderated by  looney4labs, Trail_Mystic 

Who's Online Now
1 registered members (dorish), 28 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Staff, Mod
Newest Members
heiress_software, pixlperson, jmeyers, Rekize, pkstracy
9263 Registered Users
Powered by UBB.threads™