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Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1306348
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Took some time but I finished The Mystery of the Mummy last night and I must say that I really enjoyed replaying this game, even with the dying and timed parts. The only technical issue I had was that the game froze up on me a few times after "failing". I solved the nonogram (?) puzzle on an excel spreadsheet before wasting too much time on it in the game.

Not sure yet what's next as I have so many in my mind to play right now, but I think I will play Whimsy and maybe Landlord of the Woods while I decide since they are apparently pretty short and fun.

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1306349
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I have always avoided Mystery of the Mummy because of the timed and dying parts. Maybe I will consider taking it off my exclusion list, ob. smile

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1306353
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Mostly the timed parts are long, not something you have to be too worried and quick about (though I did die a few times). You pick up right where you left off and MOST of the time you can save during the timed sequences. There was one time I saved, that I think the game didn't like it, and when I tried to load that save the game froze on me. One section I did not like though that I died a few times in, had a long winded conversation to listen to each time and the timing isn't what killed me; it was something else. I looked at a walkthrough in that section just to get past that part. The scenes are very dark which makes it hard to find items so you do have to move your cursor around kind of slowly so you don't miss something. Also, the nonogram puzzle is in a timed sequence towards the end of the game. It is a very long sequence giving you a lot of time to do everything EXCEPT that puzzle which is why it's best if you can do it outside of the game first. And remember, I played it in Windows 7. I don't know if or how well it works in Windows 10. Play it! smile

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1306354
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Thanks so much for all that info about the game, ob! thumbsup

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1306796
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So, I played Whimsy and Landlord of the Woods and may go ahead with Birth too, but I did start the game Experience 112 (as it's called on Steam) a/k/a The Experiment. I played for over 3 hours and during that time I looked at the review and also the walkthrough because I needed some help on how the game works. Still not sure I got it but we'll see. Not sure yet if I'm going to like it but it had stuck in my mind for years since I had bought the CD and played a very short portion of it, which is something I used to do with every CD I bought to make sure they worked. The review mentioned two dead ends and there are only 7 save slots, and it mentions not being able to save at some points but it seemed to be much later in the game. Unfortunately, when I tried to save and exit, it wouldn't let me save and I had to continue on until I reached a different section. Not going to like that! The review also mentioned the dreaded "timed puzzle" words. eek smile

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1310990
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So, I finished Experience 112 at least a month ago. It ended up being a pretty good game although I didn't really understand the story. It was tedious and aggravating at times and I needed to use a walkthrough (both written and video) in several areas but I did enjoy it.

I've been busy playing casual games but today I finally started another adventure, Richard and Alice. The story seems interesting but there is a lot of reading, no voice overs. Hard for me to play too long. I'll see how it goes. I hope to get back to more adventures next year and not so many casuals.

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311248
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Finished Richard and Alice and am now playing a short game called Last Christmas. It started out pretty easy but I am nearing the end and am stuck, stuck, stuck. Hopefully this break I'm taking from it will help me when I go back to it.

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311269
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I am playing an old 90s game called Veil of Darkness, which I am really enjoying. It is about 90% adventure and 10% RPG, so it is more of an adventure game than anything else.

I have a lot of older adventure games that are yet to be played and I am hoping to get to many of them in 2024.

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311326
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Hi All --

I am playing Escape from Mystwood Mansion. It is a very nice puzzle adventure but it does have one major flaw - which is a killer for me -- You cannot save a game unless you finish ALL the puzzles in the room you are in. If you end the game and try to Resume play,, you have to start all over in that room.

I will try to continue playing it but I am getting more and more frustrated about the saves.

I just finished Nostradamus - The Last Prophecy ( a Re-play ). Great game - they don't make 'em like this anymore !


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Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311349
12/15/23 06:59 AM
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I had Mystwood Mansion wishlisted sureshot. After watching some gameplay awhile back and now you mentioning how saves play out I have removed this one from my list.

Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy like you say was a great game. I liked it


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Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311355
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Just acquired Nostradamus: The Last Prophesy based on this conversation. It has been a while since I have played a full adventure (used to play them all)

Played for a little while, and think I will stick with it. Graphics aren't the best; playing on a 40-inch screen, but liveable. Wish me luck!

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311372
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I played (and enjoyed) Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy in 2018. Good luck Tally Ho, and enjoy.

I still have Mystwood Mansion on my wishlist. There is a "discussion" about the saves accessed through the game page. I added my vote for manual saves. Don't know if it will ever happen but...

Marian, Veil of Darkness looks interesting. Some day I hope to get back to my attempt to play some of those old games. I still never restarted Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.

I tried for 3 days to get unstuck in Last Christmas but ended up having to look at a "spoiler" on the discussion page. Kicked myself. Had been focusing on the right thing but never hit on the solution. It is not a *happy* Christmas tale but I enjoyed the game.

I think I will play Azazel's Christmas Fable next.

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311376
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Hi folks



Tally Ho - stay with it - The story was good, the game play was good, the puzzles were also very good. Ok - the graphics not super great - but a lot better than all the Pixelated, Retro, Cartoony games out today that don't even come close to the graphics on the old games on old computers.

Oldbroad - I had to shelve Mystwood Mansion.. for now - Sometimes I just don't have the time to complete a room and then have to replay the whole thing -- even the "Continue" option is not an option really.

BTW - I beta tested Dead Drop -- the next Carol Reed game - you guys are going to LOVE it !! yay Say no more !


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Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: oldbroad] #1311380
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Originally Posted by oldbroad
Marian, Veil of Darkness looks interesting. Some day I hope to get back to my attempt to play some of those old games. I still never restarted Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.


Oldbroad, you have some real gems to look forward to in the unplayed-older-games department! happydance12

And I thought you did really well with Zak McKracken. That is one of the hardest older adventure games out there. I don't think you will probably come across an older adventure game more difficult than that one.

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311428
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I'm replaying The Lost City. It's nice to wander around. I was wandering around in Myst again too, but got stuck. Again. HAH!


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Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311511
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Whew. I finished Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy. Not without a bit of help; I confess to referring to a walkthrough several times.

It was fun to play a "real" adventure, after so many hundreds of casuals. wave

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311524
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Great !! Glad you liked it wave


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Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: sureshot] #1311606
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Just installed the oldie (favourite) “Murder in the Abbey” on my XP machine so looking forward to starting it later - and hoping it still works alright 🤞


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Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311608
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Mad, the Director's Cut of the game can also be bought and downloaded from this site here. It says it supports Windows 7, 10 and 11. I have purchased from this site and it is legit and reliable, with no DRM.

The Director's Cut costs less on Steam, but it's also good to have an alternative.

Other older adventure games on offer include The Space Bar, Arthur's Knights 1 and 2, and Obsidian.

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311614
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Marian, is that a site where you download and save the games to a disc for keeping? I'm kind of hoping to replay that game next year sometime. We'll see.

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Being as it is a DRM-free site, I see no reason why you would not be able to do that. I plan on doing that with a game I purchased there.

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Originally Posted by Marian
Mad, the Director's Cut of the game can also be bought and downloaded from this site here. It says it supports Windows 7, 10 and 11. I have purchased from this site and it is legit and reliable, with no DRM.

Other older adventure games on offer include The Space Bar, Arthur's Knights 1 and 2, and Obsidian.


Thanks for that info, Marian bravo12 I'll definitely go visit - especially as I no longer have either of the Arthur's Knights games !!
[ My 3 Disk "original" version of Murder in the Abbey installed with no problems this afternoon and plays perfectly happydance12 ]


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Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311618
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Sounds good, Mad! santadance

The Zoom Platform also has the uncut Culpa Innata.

Re: What Adventure are You Playing? [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1311619
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What I mean I guess is, is that the only way to play these games or is it like a GOG or Steam where you have a library and can install a game, play it, uninstall it, and then a month later download it again?

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Marian ....

I bought the two Arthur's Knights games and have downloaded the files for both.
And I also downloaded the manual for the first game but when I click to download the manual for the second, nothing downloads.
Do you know if the one manual can be used for both ??

oldbroad ....

The site appears to work like GOG. Your purchased games go into your Library and can be downloaded as and when you wish.
And as they are DRM free I can't see why you wouldn't be able to burn them to disk.


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