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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MrLipid] #322883
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I agree with who talk that is have much walking and not have involving in game. Is a good game but sometimes i bored with walking walking. wink

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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Phoebe] #322931
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I neither liked it thumbsup nor disliked it smashpc Just slotted it between okay smile and ho hum. tired


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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: bkrytr] #322978
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mag made the only walkthruogh which is teriffic
is it ok to ask you if you thought if the game was good or very bad?
and inferno also.sorry if i nag but i really would like to know what the experience players think on it.

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: infernoj13usa] #323047
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Originally Posted By: infernoj13usa

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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Ah, shucks. How can I play the role of the big indie game hating meany with comments like this floating around?

The level of emotion in some of the other forums regarding this particular title makes it clear that people are passionate about playing games. With passion comes heat.

I know that I approach each game wanting to fall in love. I want to be delighted. I want to be enchanted.

And when it doesn't happen, I want to see if I can figure out why. What didn't connect? Could something have been done differently to produce a more positive response?

My sense, based on comments from the game's developer in another foruma about not wanting to sacrifice the story, is that the story was too long and too complex to be effectively realized with the available budget. This meant scrimping on both voice and audio recording. It also meant overusing a relatively inexpensive resource -- digital photos. Rather than ask whether a shorter story could be presented with more polish, the production offered the whole story as best it could.

As my review indicates, I didn't find that decision and what flowed from it particularly engaging. Other reviewers disagreed.

We'll know the genre is dead when we lose interest in having discussions like this.

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MrLipid] #323064
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LindaMarion,

I purposely try not to comment about games since my taste is different from others.
My feelings and study of the game is also affected whether I am writing a walkthrough, beta testing, for fun only or on a time pressure. I was given time to do the first 3 of them.

I have been to Capri but not the AnaCapri side. I am familiar with the waters around the island since we took boat rides and tours. It was very nice to see the island again.

I had to do a lot of backtracking to learn the intricacies of the puzzles, learn the continuity of the game and some hair pulling.
Silvio was a great help and I appreciate his patience and humor. He was gracious about my comments on the walking, puzzles, voice overs and other comments. At that stage of the game production, he can only do so much as well as budgetary concerns.

The game was made to highlight an interesting place with a tour of specific spots, a great story and original puzzles. In my opinion, with the limitations they have - they succeeded.

To answer your question: there are no good or bad in adventure gaming - it depends on the adventurer's taste.
This adventurer liked the game, enjoyed the puzzles and the experience of seeing a wonder spot of Mother Earth.

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: LindaMarion] #323065
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Originally Posted By: LindaMarion
mag made the only walkthruogh which is teriffic
is it ok to ask you if you thought if the game was good or very bad?
and inferno also.sorry if i nag but i really would like to know what the experience players think on it.

Whether you like the game or not depends on what you buy the game for. What things do you expect out of a game? What do you want from this particular game?

If you look at the ***box of the US version***, you see Anacapri in big letters. The pictures on the game box are of scenic vistas that you will see in the game. There isn't a single person in any of the pictures. There is a picture of a postcard to Nico inside the foldout cover and a bit of text mentioning the mystery of the obsidian disk, but the impression you get from the game box is mostly that it is about exploring the beautiful scenery, and that impression is accurate. If you can enjoy that aspect, you'll enjoy the game. Not that the story is bad or anything, but where the game really shines is in the excellent photography of one of the most beautiful places in the world. The game is named "Anacapri: The Dream" and not "The Mystery of the Obsidian Disk" or "The Adventures of Nico N."

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MaG] #323202
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Originally Posted By: MaG
I purposely try not to comment about games since my taste is different from others.


MaG, you've intrigued me. Now I really want to know what your Top 10 favourite games are. grin


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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Rushes] #323234
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Let's put it this way - I am not a Myst fan. lol
Let's not divert from the subject matter. <sneaking away>

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MaG] #323237
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lol Well, I'm with you on that one.

Back to the subject matter. I'm wondering if chrissie installed AnaCapri (all 7GB of it) and if she is enjoying it so far.


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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Rushes] #323249
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Inquiring minds and all that... smile

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Rushes] #323252
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Hi Rushes, I installed the game this morning when I had 20 minutes to spare before setting off to work! No kidding 'this will take several minutes'! I ended up getting a later bus! lol I haven't started playing yet - perhaps later or tomorrow evening.

Thanks MaG for the link to the trailer, I missed your post earlier! I tried it but since the trailer was a dowmload I thought I might as well just install the game. I had to tiptoe into work this morning hoping no-one noticed I was late. lol


Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: chrissie] #323257
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Ah, yes. The 'long install' effect. All of us who've played it know what you're talking about. smile

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MrLipid] #323268
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To be fair MrLipid, it does say in the manual 'the game may take 15 minutes or more to install.....' Just wish I'd read that beforehand! smile

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: chrissie] #323289
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I would love to see the machine which only takes 15 minutes. smile

While I don't remember how long my install took -- not the hours that some have reported -- that may be an effect of copying the entire disk to my hard drive first and then installing from the hard drive. Worked like a charm.

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MrLipid] #323293
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For me it took about 25 mins. smile

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: chrissie] #323295
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Now that it's on your system, we await impressions....

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MrLipid] #323318
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Hi MrLipid, to give me time to give the game a fair shot & in view of other arrangements, I don't think I'll be able to do that before Sunday. Watch this space! smile

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: chrissie] #323320
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What!? Life intervenes?! This a game we're talking about here! smile


Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MrLipid] #323333
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It's a bit of a nuisance I know, but life keeps doing that - interrupting my games! lol

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: chrissie] #323341
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Well, this is an excellent thread! From what you write I will definetely play it. From one hand we have the boring long, long walking and on the other hand the beautiful sightseeing and the interesting story. I will totally agree that each one of us according to his general experience (not only in games but in the real life, too!) will like/dislike any game that it's installed in the pc. The truth remains that in general some aspects of the game will be beloved when some others will be discussed for further conclusions throughout the good and experienced members of GameBoomers. Thanks for sharing your thoughts here.

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Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Taurnil] #323356
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Taurnil,

By all means, pick up a copy, load it up, and perhaps you and chrissie can share your impressions with those of us who've already played it. smile

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: MrLipid] #325097
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I think this game has the most bang for the buck of any game out there.

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: Geo] #325133
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im thinking that mrlipid is thinking more of cents than bucks for this game cos he does not like anacapri at all i guess

Re: anacapri the dream - is it good? [Re: LindaMarion] #325161
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From reading all the reviews and comments, does it sound like your kind of game, Linda? If so, then go for it. You'll only find out by actually playing the game. smile


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rushes. jenny100 review here on game boomer gave it A- , and quandary gave it 4 stars of 5 maxim
but len green wrote that 4 well known sites gave it very horrible marks and descriptions and the makers were terrible hurt and upset.so who knows?

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