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by Spikey
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Adventure Game Puzzles (was King's Quest III - The Pain)
Replies: 25
Views: 2878

Re: Adventure Game Puzzles (was King's Quest III - The Pain)

They expected us to have a tremendous amount of patience back in the day. It was not just screens that needed you to have an insane skill with the arrow keys, a lot of other things required heaps of patience too. I remember my strategy for Colonel's Bequest was... playing it over and over again, gri...
by Spikey
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: The Bard's Forum
Topic: Script party!
Replies: 178
Views: 64560

Re: Script party!

I'm not sure how much of that is sarcasm. I will say, however, that the bad aspects of something don't mean the good aspects don't exist, but at the same time, the good aspects don't make the bad aspects immune to criticism. I'm not passing judgment on the work as a whole. No sarcasm here, I meant ...
by Spikey
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: King's Quest III - The Pain is all coming back to me.
Replies: 39
Views: 12062

Re: King's Quest III - The Pain is all coming back to me.

Hey, I'll check out KQ2! (recalls that that's the game she got stuck at because she didn't know mailbox is one word) I got stuck because I couldn't "light" candle. At the time I thought I should be saying "lit" candle. But hey when I played this I was extremely young...like...9 years old....or some...
by Spikey
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bard's Forum
Topic: Script party!
Replies: 178
Views: 64560

Re: Script party!

There's a world of difference between having a list of designated naughty words that scold the player for using them and having sexist slurs that are just accepted as valid synonyms. Word. Adeyke, you are the most correct person I know, and I don't even know you aside from AGDIforums. ;) . And here...
by Spikey
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)
Replies: 90
Views: 42376

Re: King's Quest by the Odd Gentlemen (Trailer inside!)

I don't mind the look, because King's Quest is in dire need of adapting graphics to this age. This is certainly a radical approach, but yeah, as has been said so were KQ4, KQ5 and KQ7; if it helps the overall atmosphere of the game, it is fine by me. The trailer is somewhat hard to analyze. For the ...
by Spikey
Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: Tim Curry
Replies: 50
Views: 29041

Re: Tim Curry

Hope he has fully recovered, but that he is working at all is a good sign. Last week I was ill for a few days and binge watching old cartoons. One of them was "Legend of Prince Valiant", and noticed that Tim starred in it during the opening credits. After a while, I noticed another very familiar voi...
by Spikey
Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: The Bard's Forum
Topic: St. George's Bookstore tribute
Replies: 8
Views: 3804

Re: St. George's Bookstore tribute

Ta! It looks like my concert zither, that's one of these but it's in need of extensive restoration. (I also have a lovely perepelotchka, that's a small zither with 15 snares: I can make music on that one.) I'm a long way from playing any music on it yet... all those snares are a bit confusing. They...
by Spikey
Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: The Bard's Forum
Topic: St. George's Bookstore tribute
Replies: 8
Views: 3804

Re: St. George's Bookstore tribute

Thnx guys. Nice! Never seen an instrument like that - looks like a zither but they're played in a less stage-friendly way. :) Yeah most call it "autoharp", though I believe that is a brandname for the original diatonic version of it. This would technically be called a "chromaharp", though of course ...
by Spikey
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: The Bard's Forum
Topic: St. George's Bookstore tribute
Replies: 8
Views: 3804

St. George's Bookstore tribute

Thought I'd share an early version of my interpretation of one of the best Sierra themes ever. :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNFjBUnKwj0
by Spikey
Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: The (not so) infamous cat hair moustache puzzle.
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: The (not so) infamous cat hair moustache puzzle.

Really? Never even knew that lol.
At any rate, at the time of the cat hair puzzle it would make perfect sense, as you don't have the map yet.
by Spikey
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:05 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: The (not so) infamous cat hair moustache puzzle.
Replies: 6
Views: 3962

Re: The (not so) infamous cat hair moustache puzzle.

The "Cat Mustache Puzzle" is notorious, but I think it's mostly because online reviewers chose it as their "go-to" example whenever discussing moon logic in adventure gaming. This is probably true. In the old days, we thought it was very okay to be stuck for days or months in adventure games, it ju...
by Spikey
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: Gabriel Knight: Temptation (by Jane Jensen)
Replies: 13
Views: 7064

Re: The Temptation - New GK short story by Jane

Oh, that crazy Jane, leaves us wanting so much more.....
by Spikey
Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:54 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: Gabriel Knight: Temptation (by Jane Jensen)
Replies: 13
Views: 7064

The Temptation - New GK short story by Jane

Was this already posted? The first official Gabriel Knight story to follow up Blood of the Sacred...written by Jane, of course!

http://www.postudios.com/blog/?p=5337

....going to read it now... :D
by Spikey
Tue Oct 07, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: GK1 Remake Trailer released!
Replies: 5
Views: 3403

Re: GK1 Remake Trailer released!

The fmv in combination with the voices kind of turned me off of GK2, but I'm likely to replay all three games after the remake is released. Tim is so iconic, but also Charity James did one hell of a job as Grace in Blood of the Sacred. The endless sarcastic remarks of both characters never bore me o...
by Spikey
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:25 am
Forum: The King's Quest Series
Topic: King's Quest 30th Anniversary: As told by Queen Valanice!
Replies: 7
Views: 3747

Re: King's Quest 30th Anniversary: As told by Queen Valanice!

This video is so funny! I saw it a while back on facebook, but I just HAD to watch it again when I saw this thread. :lol: That was amusing. I haven't played KQ6 or 7, or KQ8 for that matter - and I can see that I haven't missed much by not playing MOE. :P There is no King's Quest VIII. There is howe...