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Postby Plant » Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:35 pm

Boggy wrote:And death quickly follows.

Overall, much better than the recent Alone in the Dark.


Push the cupboard in front of the window, obviously. That or run away.

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Postby Boggy B » Wed Aug 13, 2008 7:03 am

I don't want to have to think about things, dammit.

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Postby Quietman » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:02 am

If the game requires you to have knowledge of an event before it happens to succeed then it fails ¬_¬
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Postby Boggy B » Thu May 21, 2009 8:57 pm

I come back to do some Shogo and half the threads missing images. Disheartening. :(

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Postby Boggy B » Fri May 22, 2009 11:29 pm

Shogo:Something to Do with Mechs

Okie dokie. Never played this before and Boomy recommended it so I can't go far wrong. Straight into it we meet the main character. He's called....

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...the hell? Forget the name, burn it!

Fortunately the camera zooms into first person quickly enough and I'm spared further weirding out.

I need to go grab some intel and meet the commander so off I trot, getting to meet some of the locals on the way.

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"Evening, ladies. Did you do something with your...freakishly oversized eyes?"

Quite why I'm forced to point guns at everyone I talk to is beyond me but hey. Guns are cool, right?

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Theres something oddly dream like about these characters. A fleeting half creation of the mind as it drifts into unconciousness conjuring up images that vaguely represent something you've seen before without being quite there with the detail.

They're bloody weird. Those female characters up there. I know it's meant to be manga style but man.

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Ah, you're ok.

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Finally I cower and cry my way to the commander himself. I don't think the main character and him are supposed to like each other. They exchange a couple of sarcastic remarks and thats it. Deep.

At this point I'm rather wanting to shoot stuff up so I'm happy to walk through a door and spot this chap.

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Mech(a)!

Just as I'm about the whup some stuff my speakers let out a horrifyingly high pitched wail and my pc crashes. I'm too scared to go back for now so I'll have to put that bit on hold.

10/10 for abstract character art.

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Postby Judge Rabbi » Sat May 23, 2009 11:57 am

Shogo is awesome.

I fondly remember the cat rescue side mission. And all the outcomes.

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Postby KingCrab » Sat May 23, 2009 3:36 pm

It was a brilliant game and one that I think I'll be playing again soon.
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Postby JohnyHumf » Sat May 23, 2009 9:09 pm

God, games from back then really are hideous aren't they? Stuff from ten years ago compared to stuff from now is like watching Star Trek then watching Jason and the Argonauts.

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Postby Boggy B » Sat May 23, 2009 9:16 pm

I quite like how they look. Odd looking games that are limited by the technology of the time have a weird charm to them.

I posted some screenshots of Ecstatica (which have now been lost) on page 2. Utterly mental looking but awesome at the same time.

[edit] OH! The earlier screenshots are back! ^_^

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Postby BoggyB » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:40 pm

Little Big Adventure

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So there I am, just minding my own business. In prison.
Listen to me. Traitor.

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Postby Sly Boots » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:08 pm

One of the first PC games I ever played.

I only ever got about five screens in, though :oops:

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Postby Jim » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:24 pm

Sly Boots wrote:One of the first PC games I ever played.

I only ever got about five screens in, though :oops:


Same, was a really tough game :D

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Postby Lee » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:48 pm

Old games had away of making you see past the graphics from story and interaction and you yourself filling in the blanks, NJowadays it is all eye candy not not much else :(

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Postby BoggyB » Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:53 pm

LBA


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Mr fancy pants nurse up there decides to descend from his magic floaty platform and hassle our young prisoner. He's rewarded with a punch to the neck and a kick to the balls so hard he dissolves into gold.

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Taking advantage of the situation the sacred platform is rode on outta there.

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Unexpectedly this place has more than one employee so trouble is run into once more. The technician calls the alarm but the smack happy guard decides to take on Twinsen by himself.

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And is erased from time by a magic headbutt.

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The technician poses no threat but Twinsen lusts for keys. And this poor fellow has one. Beaten upside the head then savagely kicked out of existence he gives up his bounty. Key Get!

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Further into the complex Twinsen finds his stash of stuff. He dances a little jig on picking up his ID card.

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Since he's in a fruity sort of mood he also steals a nurses uniform from the corner of the room. Looking very nice.

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Aside from the breezy comfort the uniform has the added bonus of completely fooling the two morons in the next room. They take a quick look then get back to what they were doing.

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The guard and his button are taken out of the equation.

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The technician uses his massive scientifically trained noggin to work out that this isn't normal and realises Twinsen is no nurse. In a valiant display of heroism he points. And points some more.

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And is karate chopped in the neck.

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Through the next door we're almost free. Out of that nightmare and into a world of talking rabbits and elephants. Onwards!
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Postby Snowy » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:37 am

OK showing my age somewhat, but Wasteland from 1988 just ate my time.

It was Fallout before Fallout was imagined (or maybe even inspired by Wasteland), with text descriptions that made up for the graphical gibs.

Sadly I dont have the game any more, and if I did have I wouldnt have the floppy drive to play it on (the old 5.25" disc type).

There is a rather nice little wiki about it though, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasteland_(video_game)

Happy days

EDIT: That link is wierd - would let me use the [url=blah tag, or pop the url between tags and now it wont include the full link. To follow it, highlight the whole thing including bracketed text and paste it. Stoopid forum.
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