TSL - Cease and Desist
Started by Yonkey, August 15, 2006, 09:01:29 AM
Quote from: Yonkey on August 15, 2006, 09:01:29 AMAhh ok $79 was still a bit overpriced in those days. I think the going rate was $49-59 CDN (and that was before GST was invented).
QuoteOh, and Cedric's annoyance and the dead-ends were still present in the disk-based version. "Watch out Graham! It's POISIONOUS game design!"
Quote from: ThunderChild on August 15, 2006, 09:08:34 AMOne of the benefits of the floppy version (applies also on the CD version), just *click* and it's all over ...
Quote from: Yonkey on August 15, 2006, 09:11:25 AMYou mean Restore/Restart? I still find that poor game design.
QuoteKitty crossing your path? Throw a boot at it, of course!
QuoteTrapped in a cave with thousands of coins? Better pick up the right one, or you're screwed.
QuoteDid the tree just give me a string instrument? Graham, you never told me you were a harp connoisseur!
QuoteHow dare you venture into a forest without an amulet & brass bottle? Who do you think you are? Frodo?!
QuoteTravelling to the Alps? Don't leave home without your sled/pie/meat/hammer! Hmm, maybe that should be AMEX's new slogan.
QuoteAww, hungry Graham? WHAT? Did I say you could eat my pie?!"
QuoteFeed a baby bird? I know Graham rocks, but that's just ridiculous.
QuoteWhat a pwetty crystal! Smash it? What, I'm Lex Luther now too?
QuoteWho needs a Dink, I can finish this game without that beast! Damnit Graham, of all the days to forget to bobbypin your hair!"
QuoteSpellbooks? Oh, sorry, I didn't realize Graham also moonlights as Harry Potter.
Quote from: Baggins on August 15, 2006, 08:24:38 PMAll dead-ends in previous games lead to deaths, or bad endings.
QuoteOh I don't know.... I'd call going into The Catacombs in KQ6 without the Hole-in-the-Wall to be a definite dead-end. You don't get any special death scenes... you don't get any interesting puns... all you get is the joy of wandering around the Catacombs wondering what the heck your supposed to be doing and not given any clue as to what you were supposed to do.
QuoteBeing swallowed up by the Whale in KQ4 without having the peacock feather. Good luck getting out of that situation without the peacock feather. **lol**
QuoteIn KQ3... good luck finishing the game if you didn't prepare the Brew a Storm spell...
QuoteIn KQ2, not having the sword or the meat by the time you got to the Quartz Tower was definitely a bad thing. Kinda hard to save Valanice without some way to deal with the guard.
QuoteSo ya... definitely some dead-ends.
QuoteI wondered around for a while, and then went into a room and minotaur showed up and skewered me. That was the death scene I remember. I don't remember it occuring if you had all the other items you needed for the dungeon.
QuoteAfter about 30 minutes she dies from the fumes of the whales digestive juices.
QuoteThe dragon will instantly kill you the moment your invisiblity wears out. Yep leads to another death scene.
QuoteWhich leads to the lion kiling you if you try to get past. So yet another death scene.
QuoteYep dead ends and certain death scenes are synonmous with each other.
QuoteIn anycase my point is, and Sierra coined the bad pun term, "dead-end" in their definition was intended to lead you to a death. As you couldn't progress past a certain point. They didn't want you to go back.
QuoteThen they were artificially inflating the gameplay time and they acknowledged it. It's as simple as that.