Brother None counts down his favourite games

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Brother None, Oct 22, 2009.

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  1. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    This is one thing the Infinity engine games got sooo right. I can't believe cRPGs abandoned the idea so quickly.

    BN's just slightly too young to fully appreciate the earth-shattering greatness of Infocom, I think. :D

    I'd probably go for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, although LGoP is pretty cool.

    BTW, some of the new interactive fiction being written these days is really killer. Photopia by Adam Cadre comes to mind...
     
  2. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric Backdoor oTO Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    The painted back-grounds had no depth whatsoever "I mean actual depth, not the "Artistic Depth, or Intellectual Depth", So I found myself disoriented looking at the screen and Couldn't find my way around.
     
  3. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    Have you seen a doctor for that? Sounds like an ophthalmic problem.
     
  4. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Planescape: Torment. Another game like many old classics I never bought and can't now that they don't sell them save really expensive on Ebay as a collectors item.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  5. jero cvmi

    jero cvmi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 8, 2008
    I loved the way Torment took some silly RPG cliches and presented them in a way that actually made sense. The way it treated the concept of death and resurrection was what got me hooked to it right from the start. Thumbs up for this one, and for the RPGWatch interview as well, BN. nice read.

    Also, now interplay sells Torment via amazon

    WTF, BN?
     
  6. NFSreloaded

    NFSreloaded Still Mildly Glowing

    May 5, 2009
  7. PlanHex

    PlanHex Useless layabout oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 4, 2007
    I think the release date for that release has been pushed back each time they reached it.
    So sayeth some guys at the codex anyway, haven't pre-ordered it myself.
     
  8. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Yip. 's a lot of titles getting rereleases from this list, no?

    Too bad it's not digital and cheaper, but there's probably too many ownership issues for that.

    Yes. Never played it. I kind of liked Zork but again, the concept is not my thing.
     
  9. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    If there's one Infocom game you would like it would be Leather Goddesses of Phobos, I think. It came with a Leather Goddesses of Phobos comic book. Personally, I'll never forget the T-Remover puzzle. :wink:

    It's interesting that Interactive Fiction has remained a thriving art form long after it was no longer profitable.

    I've wondered about that...I want to try Torment (and VtM:B, for that matter), but I notice it seems to be far more expensive than most older games. It's become collectable, I'm afraid.
     
  10. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jan 16, 2009
    This list is really depressing....

    So many games that seem so great....and I know that I probably won't ever get to have them since they are no longer available anywhere....

    Damn it...after reading this guy's review, I wanna play some Torment!!!

    Meh, hopefully it gets released in the US through Amazon soon...
     
  11. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    It's available on Amazon, it's just that $30 is a pretty outrageous price for a 10 year old game.

    If you've got a lot of local game stores (and don't mind a bit of legwork), you can probably find a used copy for a few bucks.
     
  12. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 12, 2009
    Well, it's not coming from Amazon, it coming from a different seller. Note the "Ships from and sold by CdromUSA." I was just looking at that exact link earlier, and it says in the product description "*** This is Original & Full U.S. BIG BOX 4-CD Version! ** NOT the Dual Jewel Case 2-CDs**" I wonder if there's any truth to that...
     
  13. Pablosdog

    Pablosdog Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Oct 30, 2007
    My favorite infocom game has to be A mind forever voyaging.

    The title itself is badass. I mean, you play as a computer simulating life as a family man. The society you behave in is following under a set of protocols that is supposed to improve over what society is really like(when you are detached from your life and are thrust back as the computer PRISM)



    First life is fine as conventional and conservative protocols are put forth. Your life is getting better, your family is happy, you feel safe and secure... your father(the scientist who created you) thinks the plan could work, hell, even liberals and cons alike think it could work. But you are sent back, to simulate, to observe....things go wrong..

    I don't want to really post any spoilers but, that game has to be one of my favorite adventure titles of all time. I also love the Zork series, sorry to be a little off topic...when somebody mentions Infocom I go :D then :D in teh pants
     
  14. UniversalWolf

    UniversalWolf eaten by a grue.

    Aug 28, 2005
    A Mind Forever Voyaging: one of the most ingenious concepts for a game ever brought to fruition.

    For what it's worth:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Meretzky

    Yeah, that's the thing - I have a hard time justifying that much money for a game that old. Ten dollars seems more like it. I also like to collect the boxes and manuals, though.

    I might make an exception for Torment and break down and buy a used copy.
     
  15. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric Backdoor oTO Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    I'm am totally sucking your e-peen right now BN.

    Now post the next game fucker.
     
  16. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I'll give A Mind and Leather Godesses both a try.

    That's probably just someone selling rare copies of the old big box (I still have the CDs of the cardboard box, but lost the box itself ages ago), this is the rerelease. Also too expensive. Though I could live with 52 GBP for Planescape + BG I/II + Expansions + IWD I/II + Expansion.

    Bloodlines' been up for Digital Download forever. 20 bucks on Steam or D2D.

    Still weeks out. I haven't even started my replay to be able to do a writeup. I need to collect myself first (and get some work done).
     
  17. The Dopamine Cleric

    The Dopamine Cleric Backdoor oTO Orderite

    Nov 3, 2007
    It's those women your living with.

    No shame in procrastination when your body is devoid of protein.
     
  18. jero cvmi

    jero cvmi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 8, 2008
    I'd prefer a digital download for 5 euros, but still ~20 euros is not a terrible price for a classic that's still enjoyable today.

    also, i wonder if someone who's not already familiar with DnD would be able to appreciate it. Planescape:Torment with its messing around with DnD cliches always struck me as a game that's mainly targeted at DnD players, maybe that's one of the reasons it didn't sell so well.
     
  19. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    ^ Well, it IS based on a DnD expansion set...
     
  20. Arr0nax

    Arr0nax A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 30, 2009
    Yet it's not very hardcore in this sense. You are forced to mess with some TbT combat, and spellbooks, but the emphasis being on story and dialogues, I think it's fairly appreciable without being a DnD fan.
     
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