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Title: Strange Adventure
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 26, 2004, 01:50:41 PM
This thread is to discuss, the strangest Adventure game/s we've ever played. ;D

I'll start.

The two strangest Adventure game's I've played, are Shadow of Destiny, and Project Eden(which arguably isn't an Adventure game).

In Shadow of Destiny, you're murdered. You're supposed to go back in time, and stop it from happening. The strange part about it, is that you spend more time watching movies, than playing the game, and it's still fun. It also, makes it where you can erase yourself from existence, if you make a bad decision. Your also forced to die, not once, but multiple times in the game, to finish it.

That's just the more normal stuff about the game, it would be pointless trying to explain it's storyline. In fact, if you completely understand the plot, PLEASE tell me. XD

As for Project Eden, Action-Adventure is the best category to put it in(2/3 puzzle and adventure, 1/3 action). It requires you to control four different characters. You control one at a time, the AI takes control of the other three, until you decide to switch characters(think 3D Gobliiins, with AI). The puzzles, require only simple logic. To go thru fire, choose the robot. To fix the broken camera, use the mechanic. It  also had one of the strangest levels I've ever seen, it was basicly a house of mirrors(and glass). You can also play multiplay, and only control one of them, while the rest are controlled by other people. It also has a racing, Capture the Flag, and Deathmatch mode for multiplay, but the traps, means they don't live up to their names(push the wrong button, fall thru a trap door, etc).

Well, I didn't plan on making such a long post. :P

*waits for next poster*
Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: Jafar on September 26, 2004, 10:30:20 PM
I remember this "Phantom of the Opera" game... It had a Lucasarts GUI and a timer error made the game crash after act 1...Don't remember much else. I could never find any trace of that game later...its like it was wiped off the face of the earth. Creepy.
Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: Storm on September 27, 2004, 09:44:16 AM
The strangest adventure I ever played was "Of Light And Darkness". You can read my "review" of it Here (http://www.postudios.com/blog/forum/index.php?board=12;action=display;threadid=1018;start=msg34211#msg34211). Actually, the strangest thing about it is that it was name 'adventure' to begin with - I guess they just couldn't find a genre to fit that piece of crap :P

Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: racx_00 on September 28, 2004, 08:25:40 AM
Project Eden is great :D, i bought that not long ago :), but i lost the savefiles for it :(
Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: Louisiana Night on September 28, 2004, 10:18:54 AM
You ever finish it?

I tell you, whoever made that mirror/glass level, had a twisted sense of humor. :P
Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: racx_00 on September 29, 2004, 05:56:01 AM
Yes the mirror level was really weird :-\, they were really mean to come up with an idea like that :(
Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: Shadowfax on October 02, 2004, 04:30:05 PM
Just read storms passionate dismissal of a certain "non-adventure game," I do love reviews that are full of passionate hate, they bring the best deadpan descriptions that money can't buy!
Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: Storm on October 05, 2004, 10:47:27 PM
Thanks!
Bad reviews are so much easier to write than good ones :P

BTW what do you mean by 'deadpan'? ???
Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: KatieHal on October 07, 2004, 11:17:20 AM
http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/deadpan

It's a description for humor--mostly meaning saying something with little or no change in expression a 'deadpan' tone. A comedian who tells jokes without actually cracking a smile would have a deadpan kind of humor (which sometimes adds to the humor itself).
Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: racx_00 on October 07, 2004, 11:51:02 AM
deadpan and dry humour, they two different types, or the same ???
Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: Storm on October 07, 2004, 12:39:30 PM
http://www.hyperdictionary.com/dictionary/deadpan

It's a description for humor--mostly meaning saying something with little or no change in expression a 'deadpan' tone. A comedian who tells jokes without actually cracking a smile would have a deadpan kind of humor (which sometimes adds to the humor itself).

Thanks!
I am familiar with the expression itself, just not with particular meaning for it :-\
Title: Re:Strange Adventure
Post by: Oldbushie on November 09, 2004, 07:01:53 PM
I bought Shadow of Destiny... very interesting game! :)