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by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: This Old Game
Topic: New Acquisitions Thread (image heavy)
Replies: 1296
Views: 515319

Re: New Acquisitions Thread (image heavy)

Just got this today. Still factory sealed. :)
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by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3
Replies: 24
Views: 6552

Re: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3

A few memories pertaining to specific moments: 1. Finding Ziggy's severed head in the Life Mask exhibit scared the daylights out of me. Probably the only game moment ever to make me scream out loud, so that's a memorable one for me. 2. Finally arriving at a screen pictured on the back of the box was...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3
Replies: 24
Views: 6552

Re: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3

Great question! Playing KQ7 for the first time (my first ever computer game) will always be a special memory because of the doors it opened. I was 6 years old and really didn't have a clue what I was doing. Our computer, at the time, was set up in one of our guest bedrooms. Initially, I was too afra...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: This Old Game
Topic: Hi-Res Adventures #3 and #4
Replies: 2
Views: 5522

Re: Hi-Res Adventures #3 and #4

Collector wrote:I have never come across any reference to such releases. They were released for a few other platforms, but not images on more modern media.
That's what I suspected. Thanks for confirming.
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: This Old Game
Topic: Hi-Res Adventures #3 and #4
Replies: 2
Views: 5522

Hi-Res Adventures #3 and #4

Someone asked a very good question over on the ScummVM forums which has, so far, gone unanswered. This user wanted to know if Cranston Manor and Ulysses and the Golden Fleece were ever re-released on modern media like the Roberta Williams titles were, or if you can only obtain them from the original...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: The Laura Bow Games
Topic: Dagger of Amon Ra playthrough
Replies: 18
Views: 12814

Re: Dagger of Amon Ra playthrough

So I started my playthrough earlier this week. First, a problem. When I try to restore a game during Act 2, I get an Oops error and the game quits. This first time I thought it was an unlucky glitch, but it just happened again. Is there a way to fix my saved game, or are there places which are safe...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 351854

Re: What are you playing now?

Interesting. I mean, obviously you know more than me. I haven't played through Kyrandia yet but the beginning came off a bit tongue-in-cheek to me. The opening cutscene was serious and somber and then Brandon's reactions to everything and the chippy music was like a huge contrast (maybe that was ju...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 351854

Re: What are you playing now?

The first one's probably my personal favorite in terms of atmosphere, but there are obvious signs it was Westwood's first foray into adventure gaming. I'd say Hand of Fate is easily the strongest game in the series - they clearly had a better feel for things by then as it's much more polished. Malco...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 351854

Re: What are you playing now?

I'd even put forth than King's Quest was the opposite. It kind of started out a bit silly and got increasingly more serious. Fair point. I haven't played the early games as much but you're right, they are much more lighthearted than later entries. Whereas the first Kyrandia didn't take itself overl...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 351854

Re: What are you playing now?

It's funny that you call it a Kyrandia knock off - when the first Kyrandia was called a King's Quest knock off (so much so that they ended up putting disclaimer stickers on the boxes)! I am now, officially curious to play said Heaven's Dawn sometime... It's very much a Kyrandia knockoff visually. T...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 351854

Re: What are you playing now?

I've recently been dabbling with Heaven's Dawn , a seemingly rare point-and-click from 1995. Developed by a Taiwanese company, then released in English in Australia. It features most standard P&C conventions, though not done nearly as well as Sierra's work. Visually, the game is an obvious Kyrandia ...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 351854

Re: What are you playing now?

I'm currently replaying Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos. I'm not much for RPGs overall, but this one I quite like. I'm finally getting better at it, too; this is the first time I've made a lot of progress without resorting to a trainer or hex editor to max out all my stats.
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What games have you replayed the most?
Replies: 18
Views: 2624

Re: What games have you replayed the most?

Actually, I started playing it again in the summer sort of with my kids while we were visiting my brother and his family in Texas. But then it just sort of stopped. I do want to finish Laura Bow. I'm kind of stuck at the moment. I'll play that one for sure though. But the stuff like the KQ's, SQ's,...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1270
Views: 351854

Re: What are you playing now?

I just finished two different playthroughs of the Desperate Housewives PC game from 2006. I'd only played it once before, right after it came out. Though displaying a number of the pitfalls of tie-in software, it's a reasonably clever interactive soap opera. Alternate paths to take in various "episo...
by Semi-Happy Partygoer
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What games have you replayed the most?
Replies: 18
Views: 2624

Re: What games have you replayed the most?

King's Quest 4-6 are others I forgot to mention. Those are often ones I revisit at least once every year or so. Now that I'm starting to get a feel for AGI titles (finally completed the original KQ1 for the first time ever a few months back), I might start revisiting those soon. One thing I love is ...