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Re: What games are you playing currently

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 23:44
by eMTe
If picture is a thousand words..

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I was cleaning hd space and decided these games must stay. Because of the savegames.

This is how retro gamer's folder looks like.

And yes, I progress in all those games a bit, from time to time. 8)

Re: What games are you playing currently

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 19:09
by Zyx
Half-Life turns 20 years this year. Your screenshot also reminds me that I never played the Laura Bow games...

I think Igor refers to the Igor: Project Uikokahonia? I never played the full game, or... maybe I did, I can't remember.

Re: What games are you playing currently

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 23:43
by eMTe
Laura Bow 2 has fantastic setting/atmosphere whose quality (not the setting itself, as they are different) probably inspired Gabriel Knight directly. However there are problems with continuity in second chapter, or at least this is how I feel it. Game's npcs follow their own agendas, similarly to Lure of the Temptress, but it looks to me that Sierra's coders took too much on their chests and game breaks at times. But I am not sure, I tried the second chapter two times and produced two different bugs/dead ends/continuity errors, whatever they are. Never finished the game. You play it and tell me, like in 2028 or something.

Laura Bow 1 never got to me, maybe because I tried it much later. It has interesting eavesdropping system though, very original.

Re: What games are you playing currently

Posted: Wed May 30, 2018 1:06
by eMTe
On a less literary and apoCAlyptic note.

Space Quest V. Unexpectedly, I have progressed. After a decade (?). I just fired the game up out of boredom and managed to solve the android problem (the one which tries to kill you [android, not the problem] on a rocky planet). So I am now deep deep into the game. And I don't like it. SQ5 has beautiful background art, but some character animations look like taken from a game 3 years older, also there's problem with the narrative. Game is a chain of largely unconnected comedy scenes and puzzle types, but that type of narrative should flow seamlessly to work. Here it doesn't. Overall, it feels like those blockbuster Hollywood movies which had everything - the money, the idea, possibly interesting characters, but end up completely soulless.

Re: What games are you playing currently

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 0:05
by eMTe
Or when you meet Paul Cuisset and admit that it's 2018 and you still haven't progressed in Cruise for a Corpse..

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Re: What games are you playing currently

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 13:40
by Dilorenzo
Any other WoW nerds in here besides me? I'm having a blast with Battle for Azeroth right now.

Re: What games are you playing currently

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 20:35
by Nathanael
I am playing the "The Witcher 3: read this article sizegenetics Wild Hunt" awesome game please try it once

Re: What games are you playing currently

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 0:49
by eMTe
I may have not progressed in CfaC, but I have progressed in Sam'n'Max. Today afternoon.

And again in the same fashion. Replaying the game from scratch and progressing further than ever the very same day, after being stuck for years. I am beginning to believe that this is some psychological issue or maybe even a brain's characteristics that I have discovered or is already known and named, unawarely to me.

Re: What games are you playing currently

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 23:11
by eMTe
I have progressed VERY FAR in Gabriel Knight a couple of weeks ago. This is strange feeling, to progress in a game which you don't believe you will finish before your death. And of course I used the above method: starting over. Day by day (in-game days) and all of a sudden: voila! I discover the solution simply by using different icon in different place than during previous runs.

I have progressed far enough to not like the game (for reasons I'm not going to disclose) as much as I loved it previously, so now I am not even sure if I really want to keep it on the finish-before-death list.

Oh, and I have progressed in Cruise for a Corpse (yeah, starting over). I promised Paul Cuisset to try harder and I really tried harder as in "just sit down in your chair eMTe and fight this game like a true fighter".

Other than these, I am playing Jim Power for Lemon Amiga competition.