Kyrandia Book 1 (Complete), II (In Progress), III (Pending)

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Kyrandia Book 1 (Complete), II (In Progress), III (Pending)

Post by Tawmis » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:03 am

Getting around to playing these (I have way too many games I purchased from GoG)... And currently in book 1.

I remember really enjoying this game, when it first came out.

But mother of gawd - I knew where the sunstone was but when he said, "at the bottom" - I thought he meant at the bottom of the bubbling spring thing (located in the middle of the screen). I did not think he meant at the bottom of the screen! *shakes head* (And a trivial bit of bothersome, I also disliked how that stream was at the bottom of the screen; but if you go a screen down, that stream isn't there... so it doesn't feel like all the pieces are connected on the map).

And the freaking altar.

OMFreakingG.

I forgot how annoying this was; I probably tried about 20 times, before I just got all the stones, dropped them in front of the altar - saved - and tried each stone; if it failed, restored, moved to the next stone. That's absolutely silly and very frustrating. Some logic here would have been nice.

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by Collector » Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:11 pm

Don't forget that you have the Caverns to go through, yet. Partly, these are all reasons for why I like the 2nd game a lot more than the 1st.
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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by Tawmis » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:05 am

Collector wrote:Don't forget that you have the Caverns to go through, yet. Partly, these are all reasons for why I like the 2nd game a lot more than the 1st.
I believe that's where I left off yesterday - just beyond the frozen wall that is shattered... by a flute? Really? Man, I am not even sure how my friend Shawn and I managed to finish this game (though I know we did!) way back when we first played it... There isn't a lot of logic... there is a lot of trial and error! (And to think, when my friend Shawn and I played it, it was before the internet was what it is today! We played this when it first came out! BBS's were the thing back then...)

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by Collector » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:50 am

Tawmis wrote:
Collector wrote:Man, I am not even sure how my friend Shawn and I managed to finish this game (though I know we did!) way back when we first played it... There isn't a lot of logic...
Perhaps because kids are not that logical at that age so you had no trouble with it back then? ;)
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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by Tawmis » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:36 pm

Collector wrote:
Tawmis wrote:
Collector wrote:Man, I am not even sure how my friend Shawn and I managed to finish this game (though I know we did!) way back when we first played it... There isn't a lot of logic...
Perhaps because kids are not that logical at that age so you had no trouble with it back then? ;)
I think I just don't remember doing a lot of SAVE/RESTORE... :lol:

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by Tawmis » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:10 pm

I am thoroughly convinced, in my youth, I must have used a walk thru...

Going through the caves - spent about 20 minutes - and still didn't get it right. Going to go back to it when I have some more time...

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by Tawmis » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:11 am

Okay - now that I finished Dagger of Amon Ra - I think I am going to return to LOK1 and see about beating it (or at least getting out of those caves!)

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by dotkel50 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 2:59 am

I love Kyrandia. I think it's the first PC game I ever played. Plus it led me to King's Quest.

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by Tawmis » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:12 pm

dotkel50 wrote:I love Kyrandia. I think it's the first PC game I ever played. Plus it led me to King's Quest.
Even the caves? These caves are a nightmare!

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by dotkel50 » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:19 pm

Tawmis wrote:
dotkel50 wrote:I love Kyrandia. I think it's the first PC game I ever played. Plus it led me to King's Quest.
Even the caves? These caves are a nightmare!
Oh no, I hated the caves.... doesn't everybody?

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by adeyke » Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:02 pm

The game does have some charm. However, in addition to that dreadful cave maze, I also dislike the inventory system.

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by BBP » Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:25 am

The caves... I guess they're hate to love. After all the trial and error from the gems (and how on earth did I figure out that plant thing?) I still somehow felt the energy to do all of the maze.
Thing is, after that my mood for trial and error was gone and I did most of the rest with a walkthrough.
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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by Tawmis » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:51 pm

BBP wrote:The caves... I guess they're hate to love. After all the trial and error from the gems (and how on earth did I figure out that plant thing?) I still somehow felt the energy to do all of the maze.
Thing is, after that my mood for trial and error was gone and I did most of the rest with a walkthrough.
It had been so long since I played it - when I got to the gem part and put those things up there and the wrong ones would vanish. I remembered (isn't it just pure random?) - to save. So I'd save, put on on there, if it stayed awesome. If not, restore, try the next gem. Rinse and repeat until all of them were in place.

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by Tawmis » Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:54 pm

adeyke wrote:The game does have some charm. However, in addition to that dreadful cave maze, I also dislike the inventory system.
Yes. The inventory system is a bit ... different.

Would have been cool if all adventure games followed one format!

(I feel the same way about first person shooters, and the like - wish all the buttons did the same thing for all the games!) :lol:

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Re: Kyrandia Book 1.

Post by Maxor127 » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:06 pm

It's one of my favorite adventure games. I thought the inventory system worked good. Everything was on one screen and easy to manipulate. The audio was awesome. Some of the screens were visually stunning at the time. I hate mazes in games, but the cave part in Kyrandia doesn't bother me too much. It's not complicated enough where I couldn't memorize it after a short time. Plus you're able to drop those glowing berries to help you find your way around. Between that and the landmarks you find, it's pretty tolerable. The only thing I remember being annoyed with is some of the pixel hunting you had to do. I remember one item that was hard to see in the maze.

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