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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:50 am

Yeah, started at KQ6 for Jane Jensen, then KQ5 because all the yeti pies and Toegoff's unsuccessful Let's Play got me curious, then figured I might as well do the rest in reverse order. Once I tried to start at KQ1 and work my way up, but besides mapping every area I didn't get very far.
Let's see, after that I also have Mother Goose installed (which will be hard since I didn't grow up with those stories), still have Sam & Max Hit The Road, Full Throttle, two Monkey Islands, Necronomicon, Sanitarium and The Longest Journey lying around... Oh wait! I never even got far in Shivers II, should try that...
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Fender_178 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:13 pm

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Tawmis wrote: But back to Sierra and their parser... was it really lazy programming or was it a limit on the parser?
You know if it was lazy programming - a shame these games aren't freeware... Because we could use the AGI/SCI Editors to go in there - and add some additional options (like "Open Mail Box" rather than it just being "Open Mailbox") and make those versions available... :|
Also you could edit and add more options to that dreaded puzzle at the End of Leisure Suit Larry 2 where you have to type in the steps in a specific way in order to make the hair stuff into a Molotov cocktail.

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by MacTeq » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:53 am

Finished Dungeon Siege 3. I think these days Obsidian, Irrational, Telltale and maybe Valve are the only studios that could get me to try a game that I have little interest in. This is better than the (admittedly lame) original games in pretty much every regard, really enjoyed it.

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Post by Tawmis » Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:52 pm

MacTeq wrote:Finished Dungeon Siege 3. I think these days Obsidian, Irrational, Telltale and maybe Valve are the only studios that could get me to try a game that I have little interest in. This is better than the (admittedly lame) original games in pretty much every regard, really enjoyed it.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by MacTeq » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:41 pm

Of course! I actually liked it much better than the original, despite all the bugs.

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Post by Tawmis » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:01 pm

MacTeq wrote:Of course! I actually liked it much better than the original, despite all the bugs.
Interesting. I liked it, but I felt like you could tell it got rushed in the end and didn't get completed.

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by MacTeq » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:31 pm

Oh, absolutely. The problem with Obsidian has always been that they have to feed off other people's crumbs when it comes to their projects. They only got do do Kotor2 because BioWare though Lucasarts' 14 month schedule was insane and I'm assuming the stories behind Neverwinter 2, Fallout New Vegas and Dungeon Siege 3 are similar. I guess it has to be expected that that kind of constant pressure results in a certain lack of polish that has almost become their trademark by now. They've only ever had one original IP, Alpha Protocol, and that didn't work out (still like it though).
Eurogamer ran a nice piece on Kotor 2 a few months back, even recorded a podcast with some of the key people involved. Worth checking out if you like the game and/or have an interest in modding.

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Post by Tawmis » Mon Sep 09, 2013 2:53 pm

MacTeq wrote:Oh, absolutely. The problem with Obsidian has always been that they have to feed off other people's crumbs when it comes to their projects. They only got do do Kotor2 because BioWare though Lucasarts' 14 month schedule was insane and I'm assuming the stories behind Neverwinter 2, Fallout New Vegas and Dungeon Siege 3 are similar. I guess it has to be expected that that kind of constant pressure results in a certain lack of polish that has almost become their trademark by now. They've only ever had one original IP, Alpha Protocol, and that didn't work out (still like it though).
Eurogamer ran a nice piece on Kotor 2 a few months back, even recorded a podcast with some of the key people involved. Worth checking out if you like the game and/or have an interest in modding.
Oh, I liked the game - just felt like you could tell certain elements were dropped. I had the good fortune of driving to the Obsidian Office and meeting them there, and then when they got us in at E3 under the Atari badge (where we met with Atari and Obdisian VIP folks) to work on a Neverwinter Nights 2 machinima piece for promotion. (The page talks about all of our history, but near the middle-bottom it gets into us meeting with Obsidian/Atari).

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Post by Maiandra » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:22 pm

No surprise that I'm still playing Guild Wars 2. I just love exploring that world!

Although DPX and I are still playing some co-op games (GW2 and Sanctum 2), we are also taking more time to enjoy our own individual gaming interests now.

I have been on a Portal nostalgia kick lately and I'm thinking of replaying it. Understand that I rarely replay games, so it's kind of a big deal for me to actually do it.

I was part way into the original Broken Sword, but I just haven't been motivated enough to finish it. It's enjoyable enough, but I think I've become fairly picky with my adventure games. I'm holding out for Mobeius.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Fri Sep 13, 2013 4:30 pm

Having lots of fun with Mental Floss (Zappa related title too!). Reminds me of the good ol' days of UselessKnowledge.com.
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:45 am

Not playing anything, but my father managed to get our old Toshiba 5200 laptop running again, and he's got a (hacked) Goldrush playing now, am listening to that. The smell of the Toshiba at work combined with the orange monochrome screen and the PC speaker sound, the feel of our ragged keyboard keys with mashed Shift keys (due to Pinball Dreams 2), that brings up memories like a madeleine in tea. And hearing my father get frustrated over the typing parser is hilarious. :lol:
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:47 pm

Attempted to run NiBiRu but unfortunately the copyright protection of it prohibits me from looking into it. :Furious:
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by MacTeq » Sun Oct 13, 2013 6:57 pm

The Wolf Among Us. Pretty cool.

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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by BBP » Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:00 am

Stuck between a couple of deadlines and a poor dial-up connection that's just gotten a lot worse...
BBP wrote:Sherlock Holmes - The Awakened. At least, I spent half an hour installing it, ten minutes reading the manual, five game minutes of dazing on how to work the interface, ten minutes to fire up the manual and see what I missed, discovered I missed nothing, tried again and discovered all the icons that should show up are incredibly tiny, got the matches and a newspaper, and then quit the game and spent half an hour fanning myself, trying to cure motion sickness. Baaaaaah.
Same story except this time the game is called Jack The Ripper. Dude! Why do you need a full-fledged 3D room if there are only two or three objects in it! :|
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Re: What are you playing now?

Post by Collector » Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:04 am

I feel your pain. Some 3-D engines really get to me, while others are not too bad. I think it has something to do with the perceived focal length of the "camera". If that length is shorter, it is more like fish eye lens. It adds a distortion and a spin that can be quite nauseating.
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