Old & Aging Game Discussion

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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Falchion » Sun Jan 01, 2012 5:06 am

Time to remember an old, gone giant who maybe was not the best in strategy games, but at least knew how to make a point: Bullfrog.

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Populous: The Beginning

While the other Populous titles set you as a God who could do anything, The Beginning twists you as a broad with magical powers who's to mangle other broads and her followers with magic, fire, brute muscle, bridging, tornadoes and pure lightning. One of the best I've played in my early years.

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Syndicate

For the record: THIS is the REAL Syndicate, not that piece of junk EA is trying to put together to 'suck on the industry's rotten corpse', to hear Iskatu tell it. This has the feeling of a pure Cyberpunk style, with everything you can imagine. Plus, miniguns rule here! I repeat: THIS is the REAL Syndicate.

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Theme Hospital

Theme Hospital is a classic, the finest of Bullfrog's games before the Rollercoaster Tycoon mania came up and overshadowed this masterpiece. I mean, what else can you want besides treating all sorts of crazy diseases possible (Giant heads, Elvis syndrome, wide eyes and Werewolves) and even drive your staff nuts??? Definitely recommended!
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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Thalraxal » Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:19 pm

Bullfrog was fantastic. Populous: The Beginning was great, but I always liked Dungeon Keeper more, although I did miss out on the second installment of the series. However, I recently grabbed a copy of DK2, as previously covered by Lavarinth, off of GOG and I'm looking forward to finally getting to play it.


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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Lavarinth » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:26 pm

Make sure you run that sucker on an emulator if it crashes a lot. Let me know if you need help, I run it flawlessly now finally. Even installed straight from my CD!
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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Taeradun » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:25 am

GOG normally ships them with DOSbox preconfigured right?
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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Lavarinth » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:49 am

Taeradun wrote:GOG normally ships them with DOSbox preconfigured right?


I've heard it doesn't work well with DOSbox, but time will tell!
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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby HelpMe » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:32 am

Legion wrote:One obscure, weird motherfucker of a game, Sanitarium.
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Got this game two days ago. I'm completely hooked. o_o

It's funny, I also acquired Grim Fandango with it, which is reputed to be the #1 adventure game of all time. Try it for a couple of hours, then installed Sanitarium. Haven't touched GF since.

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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Theia_Loki » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:15 pm

Clock Tower: The First Fear
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For the SNES. Heard about this one, watched some gameplay videos on youtube about it, and downloaded it for an SNES emulator.
It's a nice atmospheric game, mind you.
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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Lavarinth » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:34 pm

HelpMe wrote:
Legion wrote:One obscure, weird motherfucker of a game, Sanitarium.
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Got this game two days ago. I'm completely hooked. o_o

It's funny, I also acquired Grim Fandango with it, which is reputed to be the #1 adventure game of all time. Try it for a couple of hours, then installed Sanitarium. Haven't touched GF since.


Sanitarium was highly underrated. To this day it's still one of the best adventure games I've played. Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, etc are comical and fun to continue playing just because of their humor- but Sanitarium and The Longest Journey just engulfed my life.
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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby mAc Chaos » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:15 pm

It looks like Diablo 1.
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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Laconius » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:24 pm

It looks like the two guys kneeling had a sour run-in with some chipotle.
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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Thalraxal » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:25 pm

Lavarinth wrote:
HelpMe wrote:
Legion wrote:One obscure, weird motherfucker of a game, Sanitarium.
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Got this game two days ago. I'm completely hooked. o_o

It's funny, I also acquired Grim Fandango with it, which is reputed to be the #1 adventure game of all time. Try it for a couple of hours, then installed Sanitarium. Haven't touched GF since.


Sanitarium was highly underrated. To this day it's still one of the best adventure games I've played. Monkey Island, Grim Fandango, etc are comical and fun to continue playing just because of their humor- but Sanitarium and The Longest Journey just engulfed my life.


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Actually, it's kind of interesting how the most popular Adventure games were all, ultimately, comedies of some sort. Was that just the direction the genre went, or were more serious adventure games simply less popular?

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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Hercanic » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:53 pm

There were plenty of serious adventure games, such as King's Quest, Loom, The Dig, Full Throttle, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade / Fate of Atlantis, Neuromancer, Myst, etc.
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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby HelpMe » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:28 am

While we're on the subject of adventure games, I hope you guys have played this timeless classic:

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It was really fun to unravel the mistery behind the story. The puzzles were hell, though.

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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Alevice » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:28 am

I like Clock Tower ambience, but the game plays slower than a slug making a world tour.

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Re: Old & Aging Game Discussion

Postby Lavarinth » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:22 am

Hercanic wrote:There were plenty of serious adventure games, such as King's Quest, Loom, The Dig, Full Throttle, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade / Fate of Atlantis, Neuromancer, Myst, etc.


The Dig was good, never did finish it. Should probably get back on that. I already mentioned Full Throttle, and that SO had comedic value in it.

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