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by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Torin's Passage
Topic: TORIN: The Best/Worse Part Of This Game Was...
Replies: 2
Views: 7160

Re: TORIN: The Best/Worse Part Of This Game Was...

Best - Very clever concept and idea. I loved the layered worlds and how each one was unique. The art style was well done and beautiful to look at, and the animations were far more consistent. Having KQ7 under their belts for SVGA design, you can tell the production was smoother sailing this time aro...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Rating LAURA BOW
Replies: 3
Views: 4786

Re: Rating LAURA BOW

I hold both LB games in equally high esteem. They're incredibly well-designed, evocative and suitably creepy. I never tire of either of them. That being said, I was introduced to Dagger first, so it will always be a bit more special to me for that reason. The art style is very unique and beautiful t...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: Rating KING'S QUEST
Replies: 7
Views: 7363

Re: Rating KING'S QUEST

As adekye said, it's hard to create a definitive listing as each game has different strengths and weaknesses, and not every entry set out to achieve the same goals. Nonetheless, here's my personal take on the ones I've completed: King's Quest VII - Yes, my nostalgia glasses are definitely on for thi...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1264
Views: 300094

Re: What are you playing now?

I have a love/hate relationship with licensed movie games. A lot of them are in development before a movie is even finished, and they don't always work closely with the studio, so I think it's interesting to see how a company tries to interpret whatever material they have to work with (for better o...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Steam and GOG sales
Replies: 412
Views: 280683

Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

I, thankfully, frequently check GOG - and download each version as it comes available - so I have all the old DOSBox installers that initially came out. I, like you, much prefer DOSBox than SCUMMVM. I think ScummVM should be for the games that can't run on DOSBox. That was smart thinking. I did tha...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Steam and GOG sales
Replies: 412
Views: 280683

Re: SIERRA Games on GoG.com -

As much as I like GOG for making these games available again, I do get frustrated at the way they present them sometimes. They recently updated most of their Sierra titles to run on ScummVM 2.0 as opposed to DOSBox, doing away with the DOSBox installers entirely. I realize they're targeting a broad ...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Designing Laura Bow III.
Replies: 36
Views: 22006

Re: Designing Laura Bow III.

I'm actually not sure about the the moving background outside the window. I do agree that it could be visually interesting. However, it might draw the player's attention away from what's actually happening in the scene. There's a whole art to directing the player's attention via colors, lighting, a...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Designing Laura Bow III.
Replies: 36
Views: 22006

Re: Designing Laura Bow III.

Of all the proposed sequels this I find this one the most intriguing, especially if it were in SCI, like the first two. The scrolling background outside of the windows would add a lot of visual interest. Perhaps the background could be a view resource with enough cels and loops that you would not n...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: KQ: The Best/Worse Part Of This Game Was...
Replies: 52
Views: 22878

Re: KQ: The Best/Worse Part Of This Game Was...

MusicallyInspired wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:17 pm
I recently played through two versions of KQ4 and only ran into the shark once.

*shrug*
You're lucky. I always seem to have to reload 10 times or so to avoid it. All luck of the draw, I suppose. :)
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Designing Laura Bow III.
Replies: 36
Views: 22006

Re: Designing Laura Bow III.

Dagger was in NYC, so only half is in Dixie. I think I see where the disconnect is. We are talking the 20s and 30s. TCB was in the roaring 20s and Dagger was in the Art Deco era of the 30s. The height of the "Modern" Era. Dagger actually takes place in 1926, one year after TCB, but it has more of a...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: KQ: The Best/Worse Part Of This Game Was...
Replies: 52
Views: 22878

Re: KQ: The Best/Worse Part Of This Game Was...

D'oh! I'm going to change my KQ4 worst to the shark randomly appearing! How could I forget that? Trying to swim to Genesta's Island is such a pain sometimes!
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: KQ: The Best/Worse Part Of This Game Was...
Replies: 52
Views: 22878

Re: KQ: The Best/Worse Part Of This Game Was...

KQ1: Quest for the Crown Best: I suppose...the novelty of it all. First game of its kind. Just getting to explore colorful scenes and trying to figure it all out. Getting to compare it to the EGA remake is fun as well. Worst: Trying to get that bird to catch you! KQ2: Romancing the Throne Best: Vis...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Designing Laura Bow III.
Replies: 36
Views: 22006

Re: Designing Laura Bow III.

Love it! Kudos on incorporating Spreckels into it.

Roberta Williams' Laura Bow in The Shovel of Jerrod Wilson. Nah, kidding. Maybe Murder on the Central Pacific.
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1264
Views: 300094

Re: What are you playing now?

I know games based on movies have an overall poor reputation, but there are some I enjoy, even if few others do. I recently replayed The Golden Compass for the first time since the film came out in 2007. Clunky execution in many spots, but the developers clearly took the project seriously - a lot of...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: Real Myst being removed from GOG
Replies: 11
Views: 6145

Re: Real Myst being removed from GOG

This is very disappointing. Cyan Worlds are, of course, entitled to their opinion of the game, but this is a title that has been available for 18 years. It's well and truly out there and doing this won't make people forget it ever existed. Also, what of the consumers who do enjoy it? Does the opinio...