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by MacTeq
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 352567

Re: What are you playing now?

It's mostly smoke & mirrors though. Characters will talk about your decisions from way back all the time but it doesn't actually influence the course of the game that much.
by MacTeq
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 352567

Re: What are you playing now?

The Walking Dead is surprisingly excellent. I didn't read the comics and stopped watching the show after a season or so but the game really hits you on a different level. I have no idea how they could ever live up to this in season 2 though.
by MacTeq
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 352567

Re: What are you playing now?

I will probably at least get STAR TRAIL, which was, by and far, my favorite of the series. I actually saw Guido's KS and promoted it like crazy - but had a feeling it would not reach it's goal. He was asking for $1 Mill. That's a LOT of money. Especially after seeing LSL, SpaceVenture, etc - cuttin...
by MacTeq
Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 352567

Re: What are you playing now?

So are you gonna pick up the remakes of the other two games once they are released? Guido Henkel, the guy behind the three original 'The Black Eye' RPGs had a Kickstarter project a few months ago which fell well short of its goal (probably because the pitch was pretty awful). He's now working on a D...
by MacTeq
Sat Aug 17, 2013 5:49 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: BioWare writer quits after death threats to family
Replies: 10
Views: 2862

Re: BioWare writer quits after death threats to family

Jennifer Helper has contacted us to make it clear that she did not leave BioWare as a direct result of the harassment she received at the hands of gamers. ‘BioWare was tremendously supportive of me during that time, and I have experienced nothing like it since, due to the excellent policing of the ...
by MacTeq
Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 352567

Re: What are you playing now?

I'm usually an honest gamer but I got a huge, comprehensive Sierra hintbook as a kid and considering my English wasn't really up to the level required back in those days, I used it frequently. I remember KQ4 as a beautiful game, first and foremost. I don't think I remember anything from KQ5 except f...
by MacTeq
Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 352567

Re: What are you playing now?

NOLF2. Which, as it turns out, is a Sierra game.
90s nostalgia is also strongly urging me to pick up Shadowrun Returns on Steam but I remain skeptical.
by MacTeq
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Hmm... question re: the Hobbit movie(s)
Replies: 10
Views: 2955

Re: Hmm... question re: the Hobbit movie(s)

Actually, most Peter Jackson films got the 'Director's Cut-treatment', even back in the 90s. I still haven't figured out why 'The Frighteners' needs a 4hr Making Of-documentary or why King Kong needs to run for 200 min though. That said, I thought with the Tolkien films at least fans were informed b...
by MacTeq
Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

I looked at some reviews of the game today, seems like it's almost unplayable in its current form. People on the developer's studio are already getting their pitchforks out.
by MacTeq
Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Adventure Games. My Thoughts Of Late.
Replies: 35
Views: 7076

Re: Adventure Games. My Thoughts Of Late.

Yeah, this is pretty good. I haven't really played any of the games he brings up (except for one stage of Super Meat Boy) but I recently played through Hotline Miami and this ticks a lot of the same boxes. Steam tells me I died about 560 times in the course of doing so but I can't say I was ever rea...
by MacTeq
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Adventure Games. My Thoughts Of Late.
Replies: 35
Views: 7076

Re: Adventure Games. My Thoughts Of Late.

Just to be clear: I'm not arguing against modern gaming comfort. I can do without a lot of it but I like a questlog, for instance. I don't want to be taking handwritten notes during the game and I don't want to have to draw my own maps of dungeons and whatnot. I even like checkpoint saves for certai...
by MacTeq
Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Adventure Games. My Thoughts Of Late.
Replies: 35
Views: 7076

Re: Adventure Games. My Thoughts Of Late.

It's straying a little bit off topic but Richard Garriott talked a bit about how much he disikes all those 'comfort' options in modern RPGs [people with an exclamation mark above their heads, certain dialogue systems, questlogs, automaps etc.]. Not that I'm necessarily willing to believe his Shrouds...
by MacTeq
Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Adventure Games. My Thoughts Of Late.
Replies: 35
Views: 7076

Re: Adventure Games. My Thoughts Of Late.

I wonder if the widespread availability of walkthroughs and FAQs has contributed to this feeling. Maybe there's just less of an incentive to invest time or even get frustrated over puzzles when you know that you could get to the answer in a heartbeat and it takes all of 30 sec to open up a browser a...
by MacTeq
Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:11 am
Forum: The Police Quest Series
Topic: Precinct - Jim Walls Kickstarter!
Replies: 40
Views: 44833

Re: Precinct (Jim Walls KS)

Love how it's 80% nostalgia talk and 20% about the game. From what I've gathered, this is gonna be released in episodes and, like most Kickstarters, runs on Unity3D. Going by the gameplay video, it's also gonna be very simple.
by MacTeq
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: Realms of Arkania: Blade of Destiny

I completely missed this as well. Please do let us know if it's any good, Tawmis.