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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: RayBres] #300372
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Did anyone else read the credits at the end? I thought Jonathan did a great job doing the vocals for Nigel and many other characters. Also it was a treat to see how much Matt Clark was involved in the game (even though I haven't played Barrow Hill yet).

Oh, forgot to mention that I thought the music and ambient sounds created for the game were spot on!

As for the lack of gore factor, I agree that you don't need gore to create a suspenseful or scary game. It's interesting because I never feel suspense when I see gore in a game or a movie. It's usually the creepiness factor (sounds, settings, etc.) that scares me. The Lost Crown was perfect for this.

Did anyone else jump in the museum at night? I sure did! Also was anyone else reminded of "The Others" when playing this? That film also used no gore and took advantage of setting and audio to keep viewers on their toes.

Anyway, I just can't say enough about this game!

Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: misa] #300458
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Originally Posted By: misa
Now I have to play Dark Fall 1 & 2 along with Barrow Hill. I have them both and almost traded them but glad that I kept them.


*gasp* Trade them without playing them?! eek lol I've regretted loading up a few games but those three are as far from that list as they can possibly be.

Uhhh... *looking around worriedly* It would seem that the off-colour residents of creepy Saxton are invading our well-ordered world here on GB. evil At least he's friendly and sent the link to that helpful map. lol

RayBres - I'm liking that theory...


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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Volkana] #300461
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Hi Celtic Lark,if you are coming to the UK and want to see the village of Sexton in real life then you have to come to Cornwall. It was actuely photoed mainly in the village of Polperro, a charming place to visit and you can't get much more celtic than round here. wave


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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Darleen03] #300465
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Hiya old lady! Cornwall is part of the vacation plan. There's a retreat in the area that a friend and I are looking into doing together. The only drawback is that if we do the retreat, we are obviously following someone else's schedule. One of the things I want to determine before commiting is if we'll have free time to do our own exploring. I got very attached to the scenery on Matt Clark's Making of Barrow Hill website and would love to see some of that area in reality. After I saw that, I knew that my next trip to England would have to include a visit to Cornwall. And now I'll have to make sure I see Polperro as well. smile



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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Celtic Lark] #300475
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Hiya Celic Lark, wave I don't know how you are travelling but if you come by train to Liskard, you can catch a very small train or a very small bus to Looe and you will come through the woods that Barrow Hill was photoed in. You can continue by bus to Polperro or in the summer take a boat to Polperro. The antique shop is here in East Looe and the man who runs it is very nice and not like Mr Gruel thank goodness. There is a museum here in Looe and it's not very spooky but it is interesting.
My Canadian sister-in-law was here last year and she was mind blown by the place. Walking her back to her B&B late at night was just like being in Saxton at night. It's not just a game it is real crazy

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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Celtic Lark] #300506
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Originally Posted By: Celtic Lark
*gasp* Trade them without playing them?! eek lol I've regretted loading up a few games but those three are as far from that list as they can possibly be.


I have no idea what I was thinking at the time! razz

Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: misa] #300589
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A huge amount to enjoy. The look and the sound is spot on. It is creepy and unsettling without huge amounts of gore. I jumped sky high at a certain bathroom moment. eek
Did anyone else watch the information videos in the museum? I had a little shiver when I noticed the bottoms of the familiar turned-up, frayed jeans.
There's also a lot to think of afterwards. All that time strangeness and the Ager brothers and their motivations and Haddon (kinda weird).
Really, really well done and plenty of scope for future games I hope.
I have to admit having a little giggle to myself when reading some of the books. I couldn't help thinking of Terry Pratchett and his groce'rs apostrophes. lol

Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Teresa D] #300916
03/27/08 09:13 AM
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WoW!!!!!

I have to share this with you all...I have played a lot of games throughout the years...But NONE has ever brought tears to my eyes...
Click to reveal..
When I got to the church with the little girl & boy looking for their father...That part completely tore me up
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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Darleen03] #300921
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You must not have played Blackstone Chronicles Darleen.

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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Darleen03] #300931
03/27/08 09:58 AM
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I'm still playing The Lost Crown, and the more I play, the better and more engrossing it becomes. There is only one thing while playing this game that troubles me, and that is the fact that it's hard not to feel that I will have difficulty finding another adventure in the future that will seem as good!

I hope we don't have to wait too terribly long for Dark Fall 3. smile

Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Marian] #300939
03/27/08 10:11 AM
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Never say never Marian... We all hope to see a lot of such nice games in the future... smile


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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Volkana] #300944
03/27/08 10:21 AM
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Hi ,Ana

Thanks I forgot the spoiler oops

I have the game Blackstone...But tried in vain to get it to run on my computer..No luck ...So yes you are right I have never played it.. <sigh>


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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Darleen03] #300984
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Darleen, I had the same reaction cry and the only other time I had that was
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when Oscar was used to repair Hans
cry in Syberia 2. It takes an artist to get a reaction that that.


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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: old lady] #301214
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Just started the game tonight - like the feeling of the black and white.
Not scared yet - but hay, I have 2 cats to console me if that happens. catrub and a dog to take me for a walk puppy
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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Retired at last] #301225
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Hey Boomers i still playing but so far i love the graphics black and white , atmosphere and story...

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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: ] #301292
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Originally Posted By: Dark Fall Game
Dear Saxton Village Council,

Long have you known that there is something wrong with our village. It is constantly shrouded in fog. The locals move in a strange way (robotic doesn't even come close!), and the food is eccentric at best (spring rolls and chicken pie? to feed to a pig??!!! How is one expected to eat around here!!!). Plus, you insist on painting our community in only black and white terms!

There is a puzzle at the heart of our community, that I wish to bring to peoples attention. I am a Saxton resident, and have been for many years. I love this town. But...I must admit...it's rather odd.

A flustered Saxton Resident (drinking tea)

P.s. Just you wait till voting day!!!

P.p.s. http://www.thelostcrown.co.uk/realsaxton

I don't suppose the Ager house is based on a real place -- maybe one that burned down and was reconstructed from old photos.

Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Jenny100] #301742
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Just finished the game. I felt this same way when The Longest Journey was over...a real sense of loss.

Thank you Jonathan for one of the best games I've ever played. I was so "creeped out" at one point that I had to stop playing until the sun came up the next day. You really are a master at creating a mood.

Intuitive puzzle solving...perfection!
Jeanne

Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Darleen03] #302232
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Oooh.. Jeanne, sounds fantastic! evil

I managed to escape housesitting today and went home to play the game for about three hours. I'm finally getting to parts where I feel some aprehension. I just...

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...got into the museum for the first time and am busy exploring. That ghost that keeps popping up set my heart to pounding twice. scared


It's driving me batty that it's taking me so long to finish this game due to not being at home this week. But tomorrow I go home for good and I'm turning off my phone, fortifying myself with snackies, and holing myself up in front of my computer. happydance

Hmmm... no more notes from that tea-drinking guy...


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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Celtic Lark] #302297
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Well, I scare easily, but I felt a frisson at the opening screen. lol It's that song, and the weird symbols, and the crows. And very early on, at the caves on the beach with the strange groans issuing forth -- none of you that that was scary?

I think the tea-drinking guy is behind more of what's going on in the Saxton than would immediately meet the eye. I suspect that he's a catalyst of sorts, or perhaps some sort of focus point. I hope the Village Council is monitoring the situation.

Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Becky] #302304
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Each time i run this game i am decided to move on and not to be scared again but from the first second i'm in the menu screen i'm back at the beginning... You are right Becky this song is really something lol


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The worst moment for me was wandering around the crypt passages and being greeted by something not entirely, uh, friendly. I just about leapt out of my chair into a heap on the carpet. pacify Mr Boakes, I'm sending you my dry cleaning bill!


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Re: The Best Of Lost Crown [Re: Darleen03] #302629
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Okay, okay, I retract a bit of what I said. I've felt a bit nervous during certain parts like exploring the cottage and the caverns but until now, I haven't felt like I need to take a break from the game because it's creeping me out too much. I was like that while playing "The Journal". I turned that game off for six months because it was making me so jumpy. That basement was terrifying. But eventually I went back and finished it. So that's kind of my yardstick for determining how scary a game is.

Of course, I was a fairly new gamer when I picked up "The Journal" and maybe a little more susceptible than I am now. Now I'm a hard-nosed adventurer! grin

And also, most of the exploring I've done so far in TLC has been in daylight. From several comments that Nigel has made recently, I'm predicting that a midnight trip to the museum and church are in my future... eek


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