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Dragonsphere.

Postby Tawmis » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:11 am

Has anyone else played this adventure game? If not, you should pick it up for free on GoG.com:
http://www.gog.com/game/dragonsphere/?p ... a992b2786a

I have only watched the intro and interacted with the first room - but it reminds me VERY much of King's Quest VI meets Quest for Glory IV meets Police Quest III.

If you have played it, and discuss game play - please use the SPOILER tags for anything that has to do with clues or hints, as I want to play this game (ideally) without resorting to help on the Internet - unless asked specifically in this thread! :lol:
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby The Jolly Roger » Wed Sep 09, 2015 1:25 am

I am please to say I picked this one up from GOG immediately after opening an account with them. It was awesome. You do have a copy protection area that you need the freebies that come with the game to answer the questions. Otherwise, the puzzles are enjoyable as is the story and graphics. Enjoy!

When you get to the fairies, game difficulty setting will greatly impact how hard the logic puzzle is. Don't despair, write what everyone says and piece the puzzle together.

All told I give the game a serious 4.5 stars. It is worth it (especially since it is free!). :D
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby Collector » Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:13 am

Got it, but can't say when I'll get a chance to give it a try.
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby Tawmis » Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:09 pm

I'm looking forward to playing this! (Wife is out of town tonight, so I will either be playing this or writing my story that I've been working on for what feels like a zillion years...)

It's interesting that there are so many adventure games that have the "Sierra" feel (for lack of a better word), that are not actually Sierra games (in the way it's animated, and the movements/graphics of the main character).

This game even has voice acting, which is pretty cool (especially for free!)
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby The Jolly Roger » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:10 am

I concur with the voice acting. It is pretty good. The whole deal is VERY reminiscent of the old King's Quest V, even with a king on a quest to stop an evil wizard. I hope you enjoy the game and good luck! ;)
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby Datadog » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:33 am

I used to love this one when I was younger, and it held up really well when I revisited it a few years back. Aside from a few painful puzzles (those faeries!) the game is remarkably well made with some great locations, characters and puzzles, with a story that isn't as clear-cut as it first appears. Definitely worth checking out.
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby MusicallyInspired » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:33 am

My dad bought this on CD-ROM way back. I still have the disc. Could never get past the first bit. Never went back to it. Same with Return of the Phantom (but we lost that disc :( ). My dad did beat that one, though. Those Microprose adventures were beautiful to look at and listen to. Fantastic scores and voice acting.
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby Akril » Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:41 am

I played the non-talkie version of this game a while back. Even though it does initially seem like Microprose was mimicking the KQ series with this game (much like how Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender was mimicking the SQ series), they really spent a lot of time developing a unique, yet not completely unfamiliar fantasy world.
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby Tawmis » Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:55 am

Akril wrote:I played the non-talkie version of this game a while back. Even though it does initially seem like Microprose was mimicking the KQ series with this game (much like how Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender was mimicking the SQ series), they really spent a lot of time developing a unique, yet not completely unfamiliar fantasy world.


Sierra had a lot of folks trying to mimic their success. The Les Manley series seems to be a copy of Leisure Suit Larry, though, without the getting laid part.
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby MusicallyInspired » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:38 pm

Not only LSL but the SCI interface style itself, which I think Sierra actually sued Accolade for.

Altered Destiny by the same group was a pretty unique and interesting game, though.
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby Tawmis » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:58 pm

MusicallyInspired wrote:Not only LSL but the SCI interface style itself, which I think Sierra actually sued Accolade for.
Altered Destiny by the same group was a pretty unique and interesting game, though.


Altered Destiny - wasn't that the side scroller? Where you can change to wolf form and such?

If so, I remember playing the heck out of that at the Arcade (and also when I worked at Pizza Hut, we had it there...)
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby The Jolly Roger » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:47 pm

Tawmis wrote: Altered Destiny - wasn't that the side scroller? Where you can change to wolf form and such?

If so, I remember playing the heck out of that at the Arcade (and also when I worked at Pizza Hut, we had it there...)


I think that was Altered Beast...epic game, that one. 8-)

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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby MusicallyInspired » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:56 pm

I was referring to this: http://www.mobygames.com/game/altered-destiny

It's another parser adventure game made by Accolade with the same engine as Les Manley, both of which are two of the few games that support Enhanced EGA.
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby Tawmis » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:21 pm

Hah! Quite correct, I was thinking of Altered Beast!

And Altered Destiny; you know I had that game YEARS ago, but never played it (I had picked it up among other games, but it was on a floppy drive, which I didn't have on my newer machine). I don't know what ever became of that copy... it's not with my Sierra and other games I've kept...
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Re: Dragonsphere.

Postby Tawmis » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:48 pm

This is a pretty fun game! Feeling stuck (don't want a hint yet!) - but found that secret passage in the room where your father tells you not to read a specific set of books, hidden behind the tapestry. But the door is locked. I have tried pulling and pushing candle sticks, scones, trophy antlers, etc! But I am sure the answer is in that room - I just need to find it!
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