Adventure Game Achievements!

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Re: "Achievement Unlocked!" - Making Sierra Games Modern.

Post by Rath Darkblade » Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:45 am

Well, it's a fun idea. I couldn't say much about achievements in KQ games, but I think that achievements in Sierra games would be a great idea - ESPECIALLY if we use them in an RPG like the QfG series. There would be an extra incentive to replay the games (aside from the fact that they are incredibly fun). Heroine's Quest showed how this could be done. :)

As for what kind of achievement names... hmm.

QfG3
- Bridging the Gap - as fighter (or paladin), beat Uhura in the bridge battle
- Contact Bridge - as fighter (or paladin), beat Yesufu in the bridge battle (a pun on the game "Contract Bridge")
- Staffing Solutions - as a mage, create your own staff
- Drumming Up Support - as a thief, steal the Drum of Magic from the Laibon's hut
- Shake Spear[/i] - as a thief, steal the Spear of Death from the Leopardman Leader's hut
- Sneaky Diplomat - as a thief, steal both the Drum of Magic and the Spear of Death, then return them to their rightful owners
- Monkey Friend - as a thief, release Manu from the cage in the Leopardman Leader's hut
- Why Are You So Annoying, Friend of Rakeesh? - stay in the Laibon's hut to hear him say "Why did you come here, friend of Rakeesh?" ten times, even though you don't have to (because of faster computers) - just for old times' sake
- The Heart of the Wild - as any class, use the dispel potion on Johari to reveal her true form
- You Light Up My Life - as a mage, learn the Lightning Bolt spell

QfG4
- BONSAIIIIII!!! - as any class, rescue the Bonsai Bush from the goo and replant it in Erana's Garden (a pun on "BANZAIIII!!!", of course)
- Family Togetherness - unite Boris and Olga
- Family Togetherness, Redux - unite Nikolai and Anna's ghosts (and gain a nifty hat)
- How to Get A Head - give the hat to Bonehead (thus getting "ahead"/"a head"... groaaaaaan) ;)
- Hello, Dolly - get the doll for Tanya (the little girl who becomes a vampire)
- Grave Embarrassment - saving Igor from the grave (thus the title becomes "little graveyard humour, there") ;)
- Purity of Heart - as paladin, reclaim the Paladin Pyotr's sword from the wraith's mound - a difficult and lengthy quest, but very worth it, as this is the best sword in the game
- The Key to your Dilemma - solve the puzzles in Dr Cranium's antechamber and unlock his door

...and so on... what do you think? :)

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Re: "Achievement Unlocked!" - Making Sierra Games Modern.

Post by Tawmis » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:52 am

Rath Darkblade wrote: ...and so on... what do you think? :)
I dig it. See that's what I was looking for this thread to be about! I think it'd be pretty fun to come up with a funny list of possible "Achievements" for these older games!

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Re: "Achievement Unlocked!" - Making Sierra Games Modern.

Post by stuntology » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:00 pm

Hmm...

I think that the best way to implement achievements into these kinds of adventure games would be to give them out for things that aren't mandatory to complete the game, so that not everyone would have the same achievements. Things like easter eggs, unique item combinations that don't solve anything, and nonessential exploration.

I'll think of a few examples later and add them.

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Re: "Achievement Unlocked!" - Making Sierra Games Modern.

Post by Collector » Fri Jan 09, 2015 4:09 pm

The point that Tawm was making was not for a discussion of if it would be a good idea or how to implement it, but as a forum game to come up with achievement titles for existing quests or side quests within the old games.

A couple off of the top of my head, admittedly not very good, but as an example:

For failing to jump off of the conveyor belt in time in the beginning of SQ3 - "Achievement Unlocked - 'What am I, chopped liver?'"

When Rosella finishes cleaning the cottage in KQ4 - "Achievement Unlocked - Sweating to the Moldies"
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Re: "Achievement Unlocked!" - Making Sierra Games Modern.

Post by Tawmis » Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:46 pm

stuntology wrote:Hmm...
I think that the best way to implement achievements into these kinds of adventure games would be to give them out for things that aren't mandatory to complete the game, so that not everyone would have the same achievements. Things like easter eggs, unique item combinations that don't solve anything, and nonessential exploration.
I'll think of a few examples later and add them.
Collector wrote:The point that Tawm was making was not for a discussion of if it would be a good idea or how to implement it, but as a forum game to come up with achievement titles for existing quests or side quests within the old games.
Yes! I am just looking for "Achievement" titles for even normal actions in the game. (I am very aware of how achievements are actually typically rewarded! Just looking for fun comments/achievement titles if they WERE rewarded for doing the correct actions in the game)

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Re: "Achievement Unlocked!" - Making Sierra Games Modern.

Post by Datadog » Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:09 pm

I think achievements can be a lot of fun in adventure games. "Torin's Passage" already had the perfect set-up for one with "Use Bagpipes on Lucretia" when you unlocked a special message from Al Lowe. I also implemented them in my own game where you got special trophies for finding all the deaths, solving secret puzzles, and licking floors. It's just an optional scavenger hunt on top of the main game.

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Shameless and Proud: Used Zipper Icon on EVERYBODY!
Too Shy, Shy: Didn't use Zipper Icon at all!

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A Thirsty Boy: Drank at every oasis
Cruel and Unnecessary Punishment: Tried to trap a civilian in the genie bottle
Simple Logic: Tried to throw the pie at the snake, witch, or bear
Bye, Bye Birdie: Tried to bury the wounded Cedric at sea

Police Quest 1:
OCPD: Walked around your patrol car ten times in a row
I Rule These Streets: Never not have your siren on.
Arrested Development: Read everybody their Miranda rights.
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Re: "Achievement Unlocked!" - Making Sierra Games Modern.

Post by DeadPoolX » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:03 am

Hmmm... this topic seems familiar. It's almost like someone made a thread about this before. ;)
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Re: "Achievement Unlocked!" - Making Sierra Games Modern.

Post by Rath Darkblade » Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:46 am

Yikes... nearly 5 years ago??? :shock:

Deja Vu
Realise that a thread you created "a long, long time ago in a galaxy far away" has been started again by someone else.

(...or the achievement could be named "Haven't I seen this before?") ;)

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Re: "Achievement Unlocked!" - Making Sierra Games Modern.

Post by adeyke » Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:56 am

Datadog wrote:I think achievements can be a lot of fun in adventure games. "Torin's Passage" already had the perfect set-up for one with "Use Bagpipes on Lucretia" when you unlocked a special message from Al Lowe. I also implemented them in my own game where you got special trophies for finding all the deaths, solving secret puzzles, and licking floors. It's just an optional scavenger hunt on top of the main game.
Potentially, I agree. My concern is just that, even though adventure games have (thankfully!) moved away from the possibility of unwinnable states, this would potentially be return to that. Any action you take might potentially completely lock you out of an achievement for that playthrough. And there's often no way of knowing beforehand which actions those would be (without using a guide).

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Re: Adventure Game Achievements!

Post by Tawmis » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:56 am

Achievements for Leisure Suit Larry 1 EGA.

"Achievement Unlocked - I Got Friends In Low In Places" (Reference to the same song by Garth Brooks)
- Giving the whiskey to the drunk at Lefty's

"Achievement Unlocked - Every Rose Has It's Thorn" (Reference to the same song by Poison)
- Picking up the rose on the table

"Achievement Unlocked - Feeling Drained"
- Getting the ring from the sink

"Achievement Unlocked - Quality Reading"
- Reading the bathroom wall until you get the "Ken Sent Me" password

"Achievement Unlocked - Remote Controlled"
or
"Achievement Unlocked - Pimp My Ride"
- Using the remote on the TV to get the pimp to move

"Achievement Unlocked - Sweet Heart"
- Picking up the candy on the table (pun because it's a heart shaped box of sweets)

"Achievement Unlocked - To Protect And Serve"
- Using the condom in the hooker's room

"Achievement Unlocked - Hooked On A Feeling"
- Engaging in sexual relations with the hooker

"Achievement Unlocked - Let's Get Hammered!"
- Picking up the hammer from the dumpster bin

"Achievement Unlocked - Is Your Name Louie?" (Reference to Danny Divito's character on the TV show "Taxi")
- Using the taxi for the first time

"Achievement Unlocked - None Shall Pass!" (Reference to Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail)
- Picking up the pass in the Casino

"Achievement Unlocked - Whoopee Do!"
- Sitting on the whoopee cushion in the Casino

"Achievement Unlocked - Tango & Cash!" (Reference to the movie by the same name)
- Earning $250 in the Casino

"Achievement Unlocked - Mac on the Apple!" (Reference to the company and the brand)
- Getting the apple from the man in the barrel

"Achievement Unlocked - Stop Whining!"
- purchasing wine from the store

"Achievement Unlocked - Got It Covered, Thanks!"
- Answering all the condom questions and purchasing the condom at the store

"Achievement Unlocked - Phone Sex!"
- Calling the sex survey and answering the phone after exiting the shop

"Achievement Unlocked - What A Bummer!"
- Giving the wine to the bum to get the knife

"Achievement Unlocked - You should be dancing, yeah!" (A reference to the song by the BeeGee's You Should Be Dancing - which is very fitting for LSL!) :lol:
- Dancing with Fawn in the disco

"Achievement Unlocked - I'm Back, Jack!"
- Using the Blackjack table and winning at least $100

"Achievement Unlocked - Loose Slots!"
- Using the slot machine and winning at least $100

"Achievement Unlocked - Flash Dance!"
- Talking to the flasher outside the chapel

"Achievement Unlocked - Love And Marriage!" (Reference to the very famous Frank Sinatra song "Love And Marriage")
- Getting married in the chapel

"Achievement Unlocked - Tied The Knot?"
- Getting the rope after using the knife to cut Larry free

"Achievement Unlocked - I Believe I Can Fly" (Reference to the song by R. Kelly)
- Getting the Spanish Fly from the window

"Achievement Unlocked - You Gotta Have Faith" (Reference to the song by George Michael)
- Giving the Spanish Fly to Faith

"Achievement Unlocked - Deflated Ego"
- Using the blow up doll

"Achievement Unlocked - Shallow Tide"
- Turning off the bubbles in the hot tub

"Achievement Unlocked - Garden of Eden"
- Giving the apple to Eve

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Re: Adventure Game Achievements!

Post by Expack3 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 7:34 pm

Here's a few:

Instant Replay! - Some actions are so stupid, people can't help but watch them again. (SQ1VGA, stick your hand in acid or walk through a laser gate)
Unlock Your Mind - As the key to the heart is through the stomach, the key to the mind is through the nose. (QFG1, successfully pick your nose with a lockpick.)
Pick of Death - Some things aren't meant to be picked. (QFG1, unsuccessfully pick your nose with a lockpick.)
Hardcore Boardgamer - "Never give up, never surrender!" - that's your boardgaming mantra. (SQ5 - Win Starships and Spacemines without saving.)
Play. Lose. Repeat. - What bests you only makes you stronger. (SQ5 - Win Starships and Spacemines with saving; title references the movie Edge of Tomorrow's alternate title, Live. Die. Repeat.)
Stop Making Me Fall! - Pratfalls are funny, but repeated exposure can be painful. (KQ6 - Make Prince Alexander fall off the first screen of the Cliffs of Truth three times.)
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Re: Adventure Game Achievements!

Post by Tawmis » Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:50 pm

Leisure Suit Larry 2 Achievements:

"Achievement Unlocked - I'd Buy THAT for a dollar!" (Reference to Robocop)
- Finding the $1 bill in the garage

"Achievement Unlocked - The 'Hole' Game!"
- Looking through the hole and seeing people playing Police Quest

"Achievement Unlocked - Pee All You Can Pee!" (Reference to US Army slogan, with tweaks)
- Peeing behind the dumpster

"Achievement Unlocked - Whole Lotto Love!" (Reference to the Led Zepplin song - though "lotto" rather than "lotta")
- Buying the lotto ticket

"Achievement Unlocked - Little White Lie"
- Telling the receptionist you have the winning lotto #s

"Achievement Unlocked - Date Night!"
- Completing the date night filming

"Achievement Unlocked - Wheel of Misfortune" (reference to Wheel of Fortune show)
- Winning the cruise

"Achievement Unlocked - Can't pass up this opportunity!"
- Getting the passport

"Achievement Unlocked - Headed for the big screen!"
- purchasing sunscreen

"Achievement Unlocked - You just happy to see me?"
- fitting the super super super sized drink in your pants

"Achievement Unlocked - Let's make sweet music!"
- getting the musical instrument from the woman

"Achievement Unlocked - What's the skinny?"
- getting the swim suit

Will stop here for now (that gets Larry to the boat) :D

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Re: Adventure Game Achievements!

Post by Collector » Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:10 pm

Tawmis wrote:"Achievement Unlocked - You just happy to see me?"
- fitting the super super super sized drink in your pants
Reference to the Mae West quote "Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" from She Done Him Wrong.
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Re: Adventure Game Achievements!

Post by Tawmis » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:18 pm

Collector wrote:
Tawmis wrote:"Achievement Unlocked - You just happy to see me?"
- fitting the super super super sized drink in your pants
Reference to the Mae West quote "Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" from She Done Him Wrong.
Is that where that saying comes from? Yeesh. Used it forever and never knew...

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Re: Adventure Game Achievements!

Post by dotkel50 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:54 pm

Tawmis wrote:
Collector wrote:
Tawmis wrote:"Achievement Unlocked - You just happy to see me?"
- fitting the super super super sized drink in your pants
Reference to the Mae West quote "Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?" from She Done Him Wrong.
Is that where that saying comes from? Yeesh. Used it forever and never knew...
You're not old enough. :lol:

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