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FAUST, chat with Arxel #93244
04/18/01 04:24 AM
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Hello everyone,

It has become difficult for me to follow all the threads and answer all of you. that is why I have created this new topic.

You have to understand that I am not exaggerating when I say that your reactions are a gold mine of information for us.

So, please ask, comment, complain... I'll do my best to answer you all.

Friendly yours,

Stephen

PS : and have mercy on my english ;-)

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93245
04/18/01 05:41 AM
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Please, please make another game, Stephen!

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93246
04/18/01 06:29 AM
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I was disappointed to hear that there won't be a sequel. Faust was so well done. There are many things I remember fondly about it. And, then there are the "circus sideshow" and "dark" feelings. What an incredible, original game. As I said before, I was totally immersed.

Stephen - just to appease - you are working on other game projects, though, right?

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93247
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OK, here's the good news.

I have the .wav files (yes, all of them).
Since I am not going to send CDs around (no, no, I am not ;-), I suggest GAMEBOOMERS provides a solution. I can upload them somewhere for you to download. Bob & Karen? Any idea ? I hope I am not being a nuisance in asking you this...

Hear you all later,

Stephen

PS : I guess you are fully aware of the risk included. I mean... if you are going to play the voice of Mephisto over and over on your computer, I wouldn't want to be blamed if you actually end up attracting his attention.

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93248
04/18/01 07:02 AM
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I just started the game and just wanted to say so far I LOVE IT! I can barely tear myself away from it.

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Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93249
04/18/01 07:59 AM
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Stephen -

First of all I wanted to be sure and thank you so much for visiting our little nook here and making yourself totally available on Faust.That is outstanding.

Second - Faust is one of the most innovative and "adult" games I have ever seen. It stunned me at many times. You and your cohorts at Arxel did a lot of the work on the game and it shows.

The graphics are wonderful and the jazz soundtrack was so good - I ordered the Music CD.

The stories are definitely adult and a bit dark. However this is a classic morality tale and has an intriguing spin on what constitutes good/evil. It also seemed so probing of what is love, beauty and all those timeless moral issues.

Of all the brilliant features of this game it is the characters as developed seamlessly in the plot that were the best feature to me.

The character of Mephisto was so captivating. I know many love the voice over talent on this character, but it was the fallen angel perspective of "the devil" that had me mesmerized. Because Lucifer and his allies were told to have been angels who battled over the right to control the heavens and being vanquished established their own turf. I was intrigued by the twist that you applied - with the eastern take on good and evil. Or that good requires evil as a balance. Evil is not bad it just is and has it's own role in shaping the world and ourselves. This game provoked so much thought in me as I played and afterwards.

Ok, ok I know I rave on - but I do dearly admire this game. I rank Faust as one of the best games ever put out. I got Pilgrim based upon the strength of Faust and again was impressed by the philosophy present in the game. To you - I would quote a line that actually arises in Pilgrim - but one that myself and my 'warrior spirited son" really love. I think it is the most descriptive of your dedication to creating interactive fiction that is more than a beautifully rendered inventory hunt

"You must fight the good fight... and what is the good fight? It is the one that in your heart you know is right"

Laura



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Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93250
04/18/01 08:08 AM
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First of all, I have to say Faust is my all time favorite game. I have played it 3 times and fine new nuances with each play.

Secondly, to Gatorlaw, I have been trying to locate the music cd. Where did you order it from?

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93251
04/18/01 09:26 AM
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I can't remember where I got it (was back in 1999) But I found a place here. The soundtrack is called "The Faust Experience" BTW

Faust Music

I'll see if I can find another source more local

Laura





Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93252
04/18/01 09:48 AM
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I only played Faust once. It was my first game of that nature and It disturbed me. I usually keep my games, but Faust was one of the few I sold. Now that I'm a more experienced gamer, I think I would like to find another copy and play it again.

As for Mephisto, the wonderful voice aside, I really liked him. He had everything from charisma to taunting evil.

I'd love to see a sequel, but I have a feeling that it wouldn't be the same without Geoffery Bateman....

~Dee

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93253
04/18/01 10:36 AM
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Stephen was kind enough to send me the "Come here pussycat" wav. If you would like the wav, email me and I will be happy to send it to you. Bob won't be home until this evening to upload it to the GB server.

rmath106@aol.com

~Dee

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93254
04/18/01 11:16 AM
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I got it too! Finally I get to hear Mephisto in english! I played the Swedish version, and although Mephisto was fabulous in swedish too, I have to say that this was reaaaaally special...

Thanks Stephen!

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93255
04/18/01 11:25 AM
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He sent me the file, also. Wasn't that great of Stephen!
I don't want people to think that I just liked the voice acting; I loved the whole game and intend to play it again one day. This is how a great game is made, folks. The dark mood really didn't bother me, and I really got to care about the characters.
Mary


The answer is....chocolate! Who cares what the question is.....
Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93256
04/18/01 12:02 PM
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Very nicely done Ms. Dee

I think it was extra nice of Stephen to send this out to so many. I really hope he heads up another creative effort at some time..though I glad he is at Arxel in any position.

Laura





Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93257
04/18/01 12:02 PM
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Faust is a great game...certainly one of my "Top ten"

The graphics were excellent, the story was excellent, and the voice acting..wow..just like everyone has said....luvvvv that voice!

Also, the puzzels were challanging but logical; the game can be completed without a walkthrough.

The darkness of the game really added to it...it is very interesting to explore the darker side of human nature...

Please, please, say that you will make more like it!!!!

Kelly


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Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93258
04/18/01 12:13 PM
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Stephen, can you share with us what you and Arxel are working on next? Anything for us to look forward to?

Thanks
nolalou

P.S. Maybe your team should take a vist to New Orleans, where I live. It makes a great setting for a game!

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93259
04/18/01 12:28 PM
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To everyone,

I forwarded your words of encouragement to the Team and be sure it had an impact. Making a game is a collective effort and more than thirty people were involved in this adventure. A hell of a team, believe me.

I have sent to MacDee a few more sound files to share with you. As soon I have a place to put it, I'll provide some more.

As long as the music CD is concerned, I am sorry but I don't have a clue as where to find it. I don't have a packaged copy myself. You'll understand that I can't just share the music with you like that (those Napster days are gone

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93260
04/18/01 03:48 PM
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Hi, Stephen,

Is Geoffrey Bateman computer literate? It would be wonderful if he could join our discussions, too! He has many fans! ;-)
Please let him know.

Thank you,

Yvonne

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93261
04/18/01 04:12 PM
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Nolalu: New Orleans would be an exceptional locale for an adventure game! Totally!

Stephen: Thank you for this exceptional, thought-provoking game. The perspective was unusual, to say the least. Very true that the yin-yang aspect of good-evil has a decidedly Eastern flavor. I particularly liked the technique of having the story revealed in little vignettes.

And I may just have to break down and to get that jazz CD!!!!!!

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93262
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Hi Stephen, I have the fever to try the game now. I was just wondering if you can tell me where in the United States I can buy the dvd version of Faust? I have only seen it so far on the Cryo site and I'm not really sure how long it would take to ship from overseas or exactly how much it would cost with shipping. I would be much more comfortable buying it domestically if it is available. Thank you very much!

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Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93263
04/18/01 04:20 PM
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Here is a very importand info for all people who want to play Faust: DONT TURN OFF THE SUBTITLES!!! Otherwise the hint system will not work, because all hints will only be written, not spoken. If you turn off the subtitles, the hints will also disappear....

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93264
04/18/01 04:56 PM
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I just wanted to let you know that I had a ton of requests for the wav files Stephen. They emailed me directly.....

Thank You again...

BTW(By The Way)...I think your English is wonderful.

~Dee

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Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93265
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There's hints?

ps: Thanks Stephan for the .wav files
(here kitty, kitty)

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93266
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One source of the Faust CD is German Music Express www.musicexpress.com

Do a "search by CD/soundtrack/video title" for
Faust Experience
and a listing should appear.
Click the details link to get a picture of the cover.

German Music Express has much more reasonable shipping rates (4.95 per order) to the USA than most other European CD vendors. However it may take a while to get your CD. I've had them take anywhere between a couple of weeks to 2 months. It all depends on the availability of the CD.

Tower (in the USA) lists it as a special order
http://www.towerrecords.com/product.asp?pfid=1840065
But they charge more than German Music Express. You can see the track list there though.

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93267
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I also located a source at the Amazon.com website in France.

Total was $24.64

Re: FAUST, chat with Arxel #93268
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Faust has been sitting on my shelf for 6 months now........My little P200 would not play it, but now since the BIG upgrade last week, please don't laugh, it was a free upgrade and that was all I could afford, to a P200MMX I can now load it up and see what all this Faust Fuss is all about.

I have been dieing to play this game and now with all the renewed interest here it is getting loaded up tonight! Especially since I finally finished ploughing my way through Dracula the Last Sanctuary tonight. Sorry folks didn't care much for that one, but that's a whole nuther story.

Stephen: Don't know if you ever checked out the game RING based on Wagner, but that is one of my all time favorites, so I am really looking forward to Faust.

Sassy

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