Manhunter playthrough

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Manhunter playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:55 pm

So tomorrow I will start another playthrough of the Manhunter games. It's been exactly 10 years since the last time I played. Why 10 years? The last time I played, I wanted it to coincide with the timeline of the game, playing each day on the actual date in the game. Day 1 of Manhunter: New York was September 1, 2004. So this will be my "10th anniversary" playthrough. It's amazing how time flies.

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Post by Tawmis » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:09 pm

You should record it with DOSBox and upload it to Youtube! :)

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Post by notbobsmith » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:48 pm

I might do that. It'll be pretty dull, though. I don't have a mic so I can't record a commentary. I should have recorded a video 10 years ago, but then I'm not sure if DOSBox could do that back then.
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Post by Rudy » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:58 am

notbobsmith wrote:I might do that. It'll be pretty dull, though. I don't have a mic so I can't record a commentary.
All my adventure game playthroughs are without commentary - many viewers prefer it that way in order to better enjoy the game itself rather than having to listen to someone talking through it. No problem with that.
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Re: Manhunter playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:37 pm

For what it's worth:

http://youtu.be/EgQyreledms

Never posted to Youtube before. And I'm pretty sure no one wants to hear me talk.

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Post by Tawmis » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:07 pm

That youtube makes me want to play again! I don't recall if I ever did the thing with switching the targets when you're alerted...! :shock:

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Re: Manhunter playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:49 pm

And Day 3 is up: http://youtu.be/Rtw0lxCN840

Day 1 in case you missed it: http://youtu.be/KHTk2ADARSs
Tawmis wrote:That youtube makes me want to play again! I don't recall if I ever did the thing with switching the targets when you're alerted...! :shock:
That's good to hear. And you have to track all of the targets so you can travel to all of the locations.

I wish GOG would make these games available.

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Post by Collector » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:46 pm

I wonder if Activision or the Murrys have the IP.

Just checked the Evryware site. There is somthing there now after all these years. They have a free download of a new version of their Ancient Art of War series. Looks like it was made with Unity.

http://www.evryware.com/
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Post by Tawmis » Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:55 pm

I shot them an email asking about Manhunter. :)

See what you've done, notbobsmith! :lol:

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Post by Collector » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:01 am

Be nice to hear one way or another. Interesting development given what is going on with Sierra.
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Re: Manhunter playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:07 pm

And Manhunter: New York concludes with Day 4:

http://youtu.be/IdQOqhsOGSE
Tawmis wrote:I shot them an email asking about Manhunter. :)

See what you've done, notbobsmith! :lol:
:) Thanks for asking. There must be some interest from fans of the adventure genre. The core "Quest" titles have all been re-released on compilation CDs over the years before GOG began offering them. Manhunter would represent something "new".

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Re: Manhunter playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:27 pm

And Day 1 of Manhunter 2.

http://youtu.be/DH5aRQbvv5M

Personally, I always liked how the game was structured in New York better.

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Post by Tawmis » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:48 pm

notbobsmith wrote:And Day 1 of Manhunter 2.

http://youtu.be/DH5aRQbvv5M

Personally, I always liked how the game was structured in New York better.
I need to replay both of them (at some point - add that to my list o' many things to do) - because they both kind of blur to me. What's the difference that you see?

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Re: Manhunter playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:59 am

Tawmis wrote:
notbobsmith wrote:And Day 1 of Manhunter 2.

http://youtu.be/DH5aRQbvv5M

Personally, I always liked how the game was structured in New York better.
I need to replay both of them (at some point - add that to my list o' many things to do) - because they both kind of blur to me. What's the difference that you see?
In New York, each day is made up of several smaller puzzles that help you complete a final puzzle. For example, you need to get the data card at Coney Island to complete Day 1. Everything else leads up to that. In San Francisco, you just go around and solve the puzzles and the day just… ends. So Day 1 in New York always ends at Coney Island, Day 2 always ends at the museum, etc. In San Francisco, the days can end anywhere depending on what order you visit places. It's not a huge deal, but it just leaves me with the feeling that New York was designed better.

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Re: Manhunter playthrough

Post by notbobsmith » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:03 pm

And Day 2 of Manhunter:SF is up:

http://youtu.be/zTA-ituTfKc

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