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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #60 on: May 06, 2013, 05:18:53 PM »
oh :\

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2013, 11:57:22 AM »
That game's been supposedly releasing for almost two decades!


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Yes, but this time it's definitely releasing this month. :P ::)

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2013, 12:18:03 PM »
LIES AND SLANDER!  :P

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #63 on: May 09, 2013, 04:15:14 AM »
here's my map of the first floor :P



I have floor 2 mostly mapped too

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #64 on: May 09, 2013, 07:37:22 AM »
Is that from the Grimoire demo or something else?
Edit: Oh. Ultima Underworld.
I started that game a few months ago, but I didn't get very far, and I haven't gone back to it since. :-\
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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #65 on: May 09, 2013, 07:49:29 AM »
Adding little notes on the map. *nods and grins* Clever.

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« Reply #66 on: May 09, 2013, 08:31:14 AM »
You pretty much have to add notes or else you'll be walking around looking for food, weapons and armor

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« Reply #67 on: May 09, 2013, 10:24:54 AM »
The only time I tolerate having to map a place is if I am actively robbing it.  Otherwise what is my incentive to go back to a place marked 'leeches?'
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« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2013, 10:31:57 AM »
they're useful as crafting ingredients and you have a very limited weight carrying capacity.

The map always fills itself, so the only thing the player has to do is to place pins within the map to remember important stuff

Some players always pick up everything and basically create one giant cache of supplies, but I'm not so fussy lol

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« Reply #69 on: May 09, 2013, 10:35:14 AM »
Definitely a game from a bygone era, a game made with the assumption you don't have other games to play instead. :P
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« Reply #70 on: May 09, 2013, 10:38:04 AM »
As a general rule I'd say the Ultima games have aged somewhat poorly, though the Underworld series are definitely the ones that aged better imo

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #71 on: May 12, 2013, 07:26:06 PM »
more of my Ultima underworld exploits:

I find a beholder



Attacking it only damages my weapons



One wasted wand and two mana potions later it is dead



and my map of level 2

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« Reply #72 on: May 12, 2013, 08:38:32 PM »
You need the shield of Balduran.
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« Reply #73 on: May 13, 2013, 05:12:29 AM »
Is that a Baldur's Gate 2 reference I detect?  ;D

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #74 on: May 13, 2013, 11:22:24 AM »
I have to say, those maps and these screenshots are really making me want to hunt down a copy of this game and play it.  I never really got into the dungeon crawler RPGs when I was a kid, but I nerd out about that sort of thing now.  I love games that reward exploration and particularly games that have self-mapping features that tangibly show the percentage of the map you've uncovered so far.  I tried the early Elder Scrolls games a while back (those are free now!) and wasn't impressed, but this looks like it might be more up my alley.

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« Reply #75 on: May 13, 2013, 11:33:27 AM »
Ultima Underworld 1&2 are available for $5 on GOG.com

Personally the part I least liked about the first Elder Scrolls games was the outside exploration. The Dungeons were fun, the the actual towns, world and quests aged fairly poorly by today's standards imo

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #76 on: May 17, 2013, 04:59:52 PM »
Currently on the third sub-floor

Remember when games required you to grab a Pen&Paper and write down little notes? That's what I'm doing with this conversation

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Re: Old Retro Games
« Reply #77 on: May 17, 2013, 05:33:47 PM »
What's a paladin?

He shakes his head no, looking particularly pissed off as he does it.
He indicates for you to never say that again.
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« Reply #78 on: May 17, 2013, 05:49:58 PM »
I still use pen and paper (or rather a little blue notebook and pen/pencil) for when I play Nancy Drew games.

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« Reply #79 on: May 17, 2013, 06:04:59 PM »
when i next see the guy I'll ask him if he know what's a Paladin :P
 

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