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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #100 on: July 20, 2010, 08:07:29 PM »
Of course Hagatha locked Rosella in the tower out of Jealousy over beauty... that's a bit angsty in a small way.
In KQ2+, yes, but is that also the story in the original game?
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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #101 on: July 20, 2010, 08:12:33 PM »
There was a Rosella in KQ2?  :-\
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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #102 on: July 20, 2010, 08:17:59 PM »
Ha...I didn't even notice that.
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: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #103 on: July 20, 2010, 09:23:25 PM »
Well, being an old time adventure gamer (and really really olde' too. Still have a copy of LSL 1) I wasn't very impressed. Not to say it wasn't ok. Just that is should have been introduced as... "volume 1 - An introduction to TSL". That way, no upset gamers. It's just basic marketing 101.

It was inevitable that all the hype for a 10 minute game would lead to a lot of disappointment. Problem is with episodic games, they don't have the pull of a full blown game either. And this was "essentially" promoted as the "release of TSL". The mention of episodes was pretty much in the "fine print".

As much I got a kick out of sam & max... haven't touched the episode games. Real turn off to me. Just hate to stop in the middle of a game and wait. No idea if any of them were ever completed. Just no interest in following them.

Will I continue to play TSL? Sure. But will likely wait for all releases before I go for it. Provided I notice that they've all been released.

On the other hand... what's with the like 6 point font? Us olde' guys really really have to squint to read it! Contrary to popular belief, old eyes really can't read the phone book!!! ;)

And a FWIW, I was kind of disappointed in the graphics. Being an "old timer" I think I would have enjoyed a more old fashioned "cartoony" look. Not very fond of the new "'puppet" type graphics. But... that's just me.


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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #104 on: July 20, 2010, 09:27:20 PM »
Excellent point on the episode length, believe me when I say that horse has been absolutely beat to death and Episode 2 is going to be much more of what you're looking for.

Not sure what to say about you not being aware that the games were being released in episodic format - this project has always been broken into pieces in one way or another, we've never said it was one big game.

I'd recommend going after Episode 2 when it comes online, I think you'll really enjoy it quite a bit and it should take at least 2-3 hours to play through.
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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #105 on: July 20, 2010, 09:33:13 PM »
Heh, yeah, they horse died way back. Read thru 3 pages and the "olde eyes" just about failed. :)

Yeah I did read about the episodes but it seemed get pushed under the rug a bit and I believe the release just said... released. (But olde eyes means an olde mind too!) ;)

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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #106 on: July 20, 2010, 09:39:32 PM »
As much I got a kick out of sam & max... haven't touched the episode games. Real turn off to me. Just hate to stop in the middle of a game and wait. No idea if any of them were ever completed. Just no interest in following them.
There are currently two completed Seasons of Sam and Max. While there are things in the second Season that reference the first, the second (so far anyway; I'm on Episode 3) stands completely on its own.
Anyway, waiting between episodes isn't mandatory. Just wait to buy/play the game until all episodes are released. This goes for Sam and Max as well as TSL.
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: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #107 on: July 20, 2010, 09:46:56 PM »
Yeah but I'm old and wierd, Enchant. :) Just lost interest entirely after a few months of waiting for a complete version and just gave up and never went back.

Call it stubborn, spiteful or whatever. Just got annoyed with the whole concept.

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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #108 on: July 20, 2010, 09:48:46 PM »
Eh. Whatever floats your boat. The concept just isn't for everyone, I guess. :)
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: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #109 on: July 20, 2010, 09:58:23 PM »
BTW, don't get me wrong. The TSL gang did do a great job. Game ran flawlessly. They all deserve a handshake and a great pat on the back for a job well done. It is greatly appreciated. At least by me.

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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #110 on: July 20, 2010, 10:40:31 PM »
Of course Hagatha locked Valanice in the tower out of Jealousy over beauty... that's a bit angsty in a small way.
In KQ2+, yes, but is that also the story in the original game?
Yes. In KQ2+ there's a bit more to it than that. In KQ2, there's not. That's it. The whole thing. :P

PS Fixed the captive princess! :P
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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #111 on: July 20, 2010, 11:25:58 PM »
Of course Hagatha locked Valanice in the tower out of Jealousy over beauty... that's a bit angsty in a small way.
In KQ2+, yes, but is that also the story in the original game?
Yes. In KQ2+ there's a bit more to it than that. In KQ2, there's not. That's it. The whole thing. :P

PS Fixed the captive princess! :P
Huh. Didn't know that was also part of the original game. Must have missed that somewhere along the line.
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: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #112 on: July 20, 2010, 11:32:21 PM »
Probably because it's mentioned almost never in the actual game itself? Like, you really have to go out of your way to find the plotline. :P
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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #113 on: July 20, 2010, 11:58:43 PM »
Oh. Well then, I don't feel quite so bad. ;)
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: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #114 on: July 21, 2010, 03:11:01 AM »
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In KQ2+, yes, but is that also the story in the original game?
Yes, course you really only know about it, if you bother to read the manual.

There might be a few offhand remarks in the game itself but it involves looking/talking, using the right parser commands to discover the story details in the game. It doesn't force feed you the plot in the game.
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Re: Over Hyping TSL
« Reply #115 on: July 21, 2010, 06:21:43 AM »
Ah, so it does. I just read it in the Collection's PDF file. As I did I started recognizing the sentences; I think I read it once a really long time ago and just forgot until now.
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!