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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #80 on: April 01, 2011, 09:45:58 PM »
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1.  You begin on a mission to save the world.
2.  You save the world on accident and then end up trying to save yourself.
3.  Green rocks are bad.

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The Dig

I have to call shenanigans on this one.

2. You save the world by following a pre-meditated plan. The accident happens after you save the world.

3. They're crystals, not rocks.
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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #81 on: April 01, 2011, 10:06:44 PM »
DD's been guessing and chomping at the bit, I nominate him :)

Thanks for the nomination, though I've been offline for most of today (doctor's appointment, buying The Matrix on Blu-Ray, that sort of thing). And I'd suck at this anyway XD Most of the games I could possibly come up with you'd guess in a fraction of a second most likely. I don't think I can stump any of you... If I am to come up with something, I must come up with something obscure first... Yes, I'm intent on stumping every last one of you... MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #82 on: April 01, 2011, 10:28:33 PM »
That reminds I should finish watching Toegoff's LP of The Dig sometime. Although the synchronization of the sound and animation is off enough to make it slightly annoying.

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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #83 on: April 01, 2011, 10:30:28 PM »
I should actually start playing The Dig XD
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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #84 on: April 01, 2011, 10:32:37 PM »
The Dig is sweet. I played it for the first time a while back (I snatched it up when LucasArts released it on Steam) and was so sad that I hadn't played it before then.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #85 on: April 01, 2011, 10:37:08 PM »
The Dig is sweet. I played it for the first time a while back (I snatched it up when LucasArts released it on Steam) and was so sad that I hadn't played it before then.

I assume I should play it then. How well does the steam version work? I know Activisions KQ collections on steam kinda suck, but how has LucasArts' offerings fared in terms of compatibility with modern computers?
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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #86 on: April 01, 2011, 10:50:58 PM »
It worked perfectly, but I can't recall if I played it on XP or Vista. I think it was XP, though. I know I haven't tried it on 7 though, and I don't have it installed at the moment.
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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #87 on: April 01, 2011, 10:52:16 PM »
I didn't actually even know Steam had it until you brought it up - lemme go see if I can get it to work on Win7x64.
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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #88 on: April 01, 2011, 10:55:19 PM »
I didn't actually even know Steam had it until you brought it up - lemme go see if I can get it to work on Win7x64.

If you can, that'd be great Weldon. I won't actually be able to download it until the end of April when my desktop will be at my house, but hopefully it will work with 7.
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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #89 on: April 01, 2011, 11:02:13 PM »
The Dig works just fine with ScummVM. Though, I hear that they are intentionally not supporting the Steam releases of SCUMM games.

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« Reply #90 on: April 01, 2011, 11:25:48 PM »
Is there a way for me to get it besides steam? I only ask because playing it on my mac through ScummVM would be kind of awesome.
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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #91 on: April 01, 2011, 11:58:04 PM »
Is there a way for me to get it besides steam?

Try the same strategy that I did:

1. Buy it in 1997 and get a free novelization by A. D. Foster.
2. Buy the OST from Amazon.com and pay twice the amount, because the only way you can pay them is with a cheque.
3. Wait for two months for it to arrive. No text messages, GPS or emails informing where it is.
4. 13 years later write a narcissistic post about it on a message board on this thing called interwebs.

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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #92 on: April 01, 2011, 11:59:45 PM »
Bought from Steam, works just fine.
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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #93 on: April 02, 2011, 12:12:02 AM »
Bought from Steam, works just fine.

Thanks!
Is there a way for me to get it besides steam?

Try the same strategy that I did:

1. Buy it in 1997 and get a free novelization by A. D. Foster.
2. Buy the OST from Amazon.com and pay twice the amount, because the only way you can pay them is with a cheque.
3. Wait for two months for it to arrive. No text messages, GPS or emails informing where it is.
4. 13 years later write a narcissistic post about it on a message board on this thing called interwebs.

I need a time machine first... got one lying around anywhere?
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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #94 on: April 02, 2011, 12:21:18 AM »
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I need a time machine first... got one lying around anywhere?

Only in my head. Personally I believe that my house is one, because I have trouble throwing things away. I got a cupboard full of VHS-tapes (oldest recorded in 1980), another filled with tiny toys from Kinder eggs, a shelf full of books with some old as 1901 and in one corner I still have the old made in Hong Kong TV-Pong machine, that my family bought when I was 2 or 3. Oh, and Compy of course.

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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #95 on: April 02, 2011, 02:43:05 AM »
1) The hero of this game (and its sequel) is a world-famous public domain literary character.
2) The gameplay occurs entirely within one large city; you unlock locations over the course of the game, and travel around using a street map.
2) It had a console port, which replaced the PC version's hand-animated, mostly unvoiced character dialogue portraits with FMV clips of actors in costume, including full voice acting.

The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel seems to fit. 3DO port had voice acting and FMV portraits while the DOS version kept it old school. You also mention a sequel - singular - most likely referring to The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Rose Tattoo. I didn't even have a CD drive when that came out, but I remember the screenshots looking insanely good.

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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #96 on: April 02, 2011, 05:51:49 AM »
Scalpel is one of the best adventure games out there. Rose Tatooo is boring. Or maybe, because it came out in 97, it suffered from the same post-phantasmagoria games. Lack of cinematics. I think I finished it, but it bored me to tears.

Now Scalpel, I remember enjoying every little bit of this game. Such a great story.

And The Dig is among LucasArt's best game. I think it's very underrated. It's one of their only serious tone games, and it was just incredible. I replayed it recently before I went to work on Telltale (well, that's like 3 years ago now lol)


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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #97 on: April 02, 2011, 09:05:10 AM »
The Dig is excellent.  It is by far Lucasarts' most underrated game.  I never understood why people didn't like it.  The soundtrack alone is absolutely incredible, and the game is so imaginative with that alien world.  Not to mention the fact that the whole scenario had a great element of plausibility to it, which sometimes doesn't exist in science fiction.  It is amazing.  I wouldn't call it TOTALLY serious though--it's pretty close in tone to Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, which is to say, serious with humorous moments sprinkled throughout.

Oh, and Katie, don't ruin it for yourself by watching an LP!  :)  Get your hands on a copy and play one of Lucasart's best late games.

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Re: Guess that Adventure Game
« Reply #98 on: April 02, 2011, 09:17:46 AM »
1) The hero of this game (and its sequel) is a world-famous public domain literary character.
2) The gameplay occurs entirely within one large city; you unlock locations over the course of the game, and travel around using a street map.
2) It had a console port, which replaced the PC version's hand-animated, mostly unvoiced character dialogue portraits with FMV clips of actors in costume, including full voice acting.

The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Serrated Scalpel seems to fit. 3DO port had voice acting and FMV portraits while the DOS version kept it old school. You also mention a sequel - singular - most likely referring to The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Rose Tattoo. I didn't even have a CD drive when that came out, but I remember the screenshots looking insanely good.
Correct!

Rose Tattoo is actually interesting because it's an FMV game which basically plays the same as a non-FMV adventure. Imagine something like KQ7, only instead of hand-animated sprites, you have character sprites that are taken from actors filmed in costume. And they're fully animated too, unlike those in GK2. Plus, the voices are done by separate actors from those who played the sprites, which means that there wasn't a drop in talent quality.
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« Reply #99 on: April 02, 2011, 09:59:40 AM »
Rose Tattoo is actually interesting because it's an FMV game which basically plays the same as a non-FMV adventure.

I believe that was also the idea for the follow-up to Fate of Atlantis. Well, at least one of the ideas, since if I recall correctly, the team was divided on whether to use animation or FMV.

Anyway, here's the next riddle:

1. One of the quests involve uniting the Beauty with the Beast.
2. It was written by one of the top Sierra designers.
3. It's not King's Quest VI ;)