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Re: Buying Sierra.
« Reply #80 on: August 11, 2010, 09:09:47 AM »
It's after the credits, so it could be easy to miss if you didn't watch them. Or if your original copy like mine didn't play the credits because of some error trying to play Girl in the Tower (I was so ticked, I'd been looking forward to hearing that for the whole game!).

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Re: Buying Sierra.
« Reply #81 on: August 11, 2010, 11:17:28 AM »
It's after the credits, so it could be easy to miss if you didn't watch them. Or if your original copy like mine didn't play the credits because of some error trying to play Girl in the Tower (I was so ticked, I'd been looking forward to hearing that for the whole game!).

As I recall, the credits would still roll, you just wouldn't hear any music.  Apparently they forgot to include the file for the song and other end credits music in the CD version.  Very disappointing, actually, given the extremely high quality of the rest of the game's music.  I personally have never been a huge fan of the actual recorded song version of Girl in the Tower--it hasn't aged well at all, steeped as it is in heavily reverbed drums and cheesy soft rock singing.  Still sounds right out of the late 80s/early 90s.  But it's certainly a matter of personal taste.  :)

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Re: Buying Sierra.
« Reply #82 on: August 11, 2010, 11:31:39 AM »
It's possible at that point I clicked and quit out of frustration alone, heh.

Agreed--I never got to hear it until YEARS later, and it had definitely aged a lot by then. Still it's got nostalgia. I probably also would've freakin' loved it if I'd heard it at the time, too. :)

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Re: Buying Sierra.
« Reply #83 on: August 11, 2010, 03:30:08 PM »
It's just after the ending, but before the credits, I just checked.

Then it gives you a clue what to do to get into the other path.

"Congratulations on your excellent performance! If you want to go "beyond" the ultimate score, we recommend that you try the other, "easier" entrance to the castle. You can do so easily by restoring back to a point just before the Druid's rain storm. DON'T GO BACK TO SEE THE DRUIDS--instead, head to the castle. New puzzle challenges await you!"
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Re: Buying Sierra.
« Reply #84 on: August 12, 2010, 07:05:34 PM »
It's just after the ending, but before the credits, I just checked.

Then it gives you a clue what to do to get into the other path.

"Congratulations on your excellent performance! If you want to go "beyond" the ultimate score, we recommend that you try the other, "easier" entrance to the castle. You can do so easily by restoring back to a point just before the Druid's rain storm. DON'T GO BACK TO SEE THE DRUIDS--instead, head to the castle. New puzzle challenges await you!"
I'm pretty sure, though, that it only gives you that message if you receive a perfect score in the game. The last time I played was the only time I got a perfect score and I don't remember ever seeing that specific message before, even though I always play the long path. I remember instead getting a message about them hoping I'll play again to try to get the full score.
I personally have never been a huge fan of the actual recorded song version of Girl in the Tower--it hasn't aged well at all, steeped as it is in heavily reverbed drums and cheesy soft rock singing.  Still sounds right out of the late 80s/early 90s.  But it's certainly a matter of personal taste.  :)
You're right, it hasn't aged very well, but I still love it. I'm betting it was all done with MIDI synthesizers, too. I'd love to hear someone cover it with real instrumentals and today's professional recording; I'm betting it would sound much better.
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Re: Buying Sierra.
« Reply #85 on: August 12, 2010, 07:45:51 PM »

You're right, it hasn't aged very well, but I still love it. I'm betting it was all done with MIDI synthesizers, too. I'd love to hear someone cover it with real instrumentals and today's professional recording; I'm betting it would sound much better.

I liked it when I heard it as a kid, too.  I was just making an observation--it'd be interesting to hear a modern cover of it though, now that you mention it.  :)
 

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