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anacapri the dream - is it good? #321967
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i browse around a lot but only post here, least so far thumbsup
i read a thread for anacapri the dream on the 4 fat chick forum and a very long one on just adventures.

they say you really need a excellent walkthuogh to play unless you have very much time.
the only walkthuogh i find on the net is the one on gameboomer by mag so they must mean that one so it must be marvellous bravo

what do you others think?

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: LindaMarion] #321973
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LindaMarion,
I was so fortunate to be the winner of the give away of this game. I really enjoyed the wonderful and beautiful actual photos of the city and the countryside. I enjoyed the story, which was a little hokey but it was fun talking to "real people". I got stuck a few times, but the walkthrough was great from MaG. Just make sure you check that you did ALL the steps and not skip anything if you are stuck. I started all over halfway through thinking the game was corrupted, but it was just one little step I didn't see the first time around. I loved it and the first one cause I really loved the real photos. I am working through the Carol Reed series and it has real photos and people too from their city. I enjoy these kind of games.

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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Koalanut] #321978
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I agree the photography was wonderful ( as are the Carol Reed games) but I just could not get into this one. Just too much walking around thinking what to do next think
Thank heavens we are not all alike as life would be very boring. lol


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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: old lady] #321991
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I like the surrounding areas and the mystery that is hidden throughout the area. I wait to be released in Greece.... cool

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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Taurnil] #322063
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I absolutely loved this game. The photography was stunning, it was a pleasure in itself just to walk around and explore. (There is an added feature of a guided tour, which is quite separate from the game itself.)

I thought the storyline was interesting, and the puzzles fun to solve, too. Some of the challenges were difficult, but the game has a bypass feature for a few of the harder puzzles. It's good to take notes while playing! grin

I would definitely recommend this game.


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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Rushes] #322532
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I bought the game because I enjoyed playing A Quiet Weekend. Don't know what happened between Weekend and Anicapri, but....
While the scenery is beautiful, there's waaay too much walking. Some of the conversations are okay, but most are inane to the point where I muted. And excessively long. Not to mention the Greek? statue with the Brooklyn accent? I found the game boring and only finished it because of the money I'd spent on it. Unlike most of my other games, I won't replay it.


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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: bkrytr] #322582
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bkrytr,

You are not alone.

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MrLipid] #322689
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I think it is magnificient! Yes, I agree about some of the voice actors but that does not lessen the interesting storyline or engrossing puzzles. As for the walking, I guess it depends on how much you enjoy looking at the beautiful surroundings as you mosey along. I wasn't in any rush to get through this game and thorougly enjoyed it.


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bkrytr, and MrLipid I totally agree way too much walking and not as involving as the other one smile

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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Leeana] #322713
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i think you mrlipid wrote the review 4 fat chick forum and you did not like the game much

so it seems it is 1 of those games you love or hate
Some 1 way and others the other way

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It's the gaming equivalent of Marmite.


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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Rushes] #322720
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gameboomer review gave it A- which is very good not negetive

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: LindaMarion] #322723
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Originally Posted By: LindaMarion
i think you mrlipid wrote the review 4 fat chick forum and you did not like the game much


That's me! smile And you are right. I felt it was ambitious but not very successful. The core story (the love triangle) was too thin to support a 50 hour game. The other stories (the history and the quest for the obsidian disk) felt like filler. Or perhaps I should say Adventure Game Helper. wink

And all the clicking down all the dusty paths, streets, caves and stairways got very old.

That said, I couldn't be happier for all those who enjoyed it.

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MrLipid] #322724
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The Capri games aren't really my type of game but I did enjoy them. smile wave


<3 I am in love with Norman Reedus/Daryl Dixon <3
Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Rushes] #322725
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Originally Posted By: Rushes
It's the gaming equivalent of Marmite.


Hear, hear!

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MrLipid] #322728
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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: LindaMarion] #322731
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Somehow, not being alone on this particular game is not surprising. sleep


I really enjoy mornings. I just wish they came later in the day.
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I've got both games yet to be played & have been following this thread with interest. It seems to be 'love or hate'! I can't glean from either the positive or negative comments whether I'm going to like this game or not! smile

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chrissie,

What, other than loading up all 7GB of Anacapri and clicking about, would be helpful for you to know?

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Chrissie,

You can watch the trailer here. I have not seen a demo yet.

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I'm inbetween games at the moment, & was not sure about what I wanted to play next. Seems a good opportunity MrLipid, to load up the '7GB of Anacapri' & just see for myself. smile

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No better way than that! smile

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It's the perfect game to relax with, chrissie, it's so laid back it's horizontal.

One unintentionally(?) funny moment while playing this game -

Click to reveal..
The part where you visit the limoncello shop to buy a bottle of the drink. "Sorry, we're completely out of stock", says the girl behind the counter. And all around you are bottles of limoncello... on the counter, on the shelves, in the window... the employees in the back area of the shop are practically waving bottles of limoncello at you... but nope, "sorry, we're out of stock". It made me laff, I tell you. grin


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This is exactly what keeps this genre so exciting and alive for me. Different opinions --- one hates it -- one loves it; yet all valid when you truly consider thier point of view. I guess it depends on one's frame of mind, one's predispositions and expectations.

Reading reviews from both ends of the spectrum is a good thing. It makes the gamer consider and ponder, aiding the decision whether or not to play. I've always considered Mr Lipid a great colleague and good "BOOMER BUDDY" --- even when we disagree --

kissy Mr. Lipid

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yes wow what differences

jenny100 gameboomers A-
mr.lipid 4 fat chick forum 2 of a scale of 5 --- not very good
lots of post critics on just adventures thread

inferno your very very experience in games
did you like anacapri or were u 1 of those who didnt?

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