Adventure Gaming Catch-All

ClockworkHouse wrote:

Personally, I'd put it in Must Play, but that's just me and my tastes.

I second that!

Probably has been asked before, but what is the best way to avail myself of a copy of Grim Fandango? The Launcher linked in the OP only allows you to transfer a CD copy of the game to your harddrive and of course Steam / GOG don't have it. Should I be looking on Ebay/Amazon or something?

Jolly Bill wrote:

Probably has been asked before, but what is the best way to avail myself of a copy of Grim Fandango? The Launcher linked in the OP only allows you to transfer a CD copy of the game to your harddrive and of course Steam / GOG don't have it. Should I be looking on Ebay/Amazon or something?

Right now that's your only recourse.

[size=6]Or, you know, that other option. I might allow it just this once; it's that good.[/size]

Jolly Bill wrote:

Probably has been asked before, but what is the best way to avail myself of a copy of Grim Fandango? The Launcher linked in the OP only allows you to transfer a CD copy of the game to your harddrive and of course Steam / GOG don't have it. Should I be looking on Ebay/Amazon or something?

I might be able to loan you my copy, but I'll need it back eventually, along with some form of collateral.

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Jolly Bill wrote:

Probably has been asked before, but what is the best way to avail myself of a copy of Grim Fandango? The Launcher linked in the OP only allows you to transfer a CD copy of the game to your harddrive and of course Steam / GOG don't have it. Should I be looking on Ebay/Amazon or something?

I might be able to loan you my copy, but I'll need it back eventually, along with some form of collateral.

My heart isn't in mint condition anymore and my soul is already on loan to the machines. Would you perhaps accept a spleen?

Jolly Bill wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:
Jolly Bill wrote:

Probably has been asked before, but what is the best way to avail myself of a copy of Grim Fandango? The Launcher linked in the OP only allows you to transfer a CD copy of the game to your harddrive and of course Steam / GOG don't have it. Should I be looking on Ebay/Amazon or something?

I might be able to loan you my copy, but I'll need it back eventually, along with some form of collateral.

My heart isn't in mint condition anymore and my soul is already on loan to the machines. Would you perhaps accept a spleen?

Perhaps. Send me a PM, and we can work out the details.

This might be of interest:

The AGS Bakesale
A "pay what you want" bundle of games made in AGS with proceeds going to Childs Play:

The AGS Bake Sale Bundle is a collection of AGS-made games by members of the AGS community who all teamed up to bring this idea to fruition. Available 20 January 2012.

The AGS Bake Sale Bundle consists of 14 unique and individual games showcasing the different styles of each author as well as the diversity of the AGS engine as these aren't all just "adventure" games! It consists of a wide variety of games across a few different genres.

All games made specifically for the pack I believe.

And site is overloaded.

Tobisas wrote:

Not sure if anyone mentioned this game yet, but The Next Big Thing was a wonderful surprise for me:.
The genuinely quirky and amusing characters, charming world and excellent production values made this the nicest adventure gaming experience that I've had in a long time.

I've been playing this in my spare time and I'm stuck on this one part involving flowers:

Spoiler:

The orchestra flowers with the creating the music or whatnot. I know needs to be done, with the 4 that are real music but I just can't get the timing down and this is driving me batsh*t. I really hate adventure games that pull this crap with music and then changing the flowers when you fail... Not all of us are musically inclined or always play with the sound on. I actually rarely play games with sound and when I first got to this part I was really stumped until I looked it up. Grrrr. Anyone got advice? I really want to finish the story without just reading it online. I've tried clicking right when the notes are about to disappear and I can get two going but can't figure out the timing on the third.

I'm just getting back into adventure gaming after a long absence so this is all good stuff to read. I'm putting a few things on my shopping list now.

The Blackwell Bundle is on steam. I'm only into the first one, but it's pretty solid.

juv3nal wrote:

The Blackwell Bundle is on steam. I'm only into the first one, but it's pretty solid.

I bought the whole collection back in November because I liked The Shivah and decided to get in on a deal. I'm currently playing the 4th one. They get better as you go forward, especially the puzzle design. I wish I waited because I heard he re-mastered the first one, including the VO. (The original version of the first game had a different voice actress for Rebecca than the rest of the series did.)

Bought those recently as well - I've played the first one so far, which was gread but ridiculously short - as in "demo length" short. If I had paid the price he was asking when he first released it (I think it was actually £10) I'd be mildy miffed and no mistake. As a bundle they are definitely worth a look though.

Oh incidentally if you fire up the Blackwell bundle and get sound but a blank screen, this should sort it out.

Wow, The Dream Machine looks awesome. I'm not much for point and click adventures, so I didn't pay any attention to this, but the stop motion stuff is such a great idea. Love the look of this.

It continues to break my heart that the Quest for Glory series isn't available on Steam or GOG. Shame.

ibdoomed wrote:
Tobisas wrote:

Not sure if anyone mentioned this game yet, but The Next Big Thing was a wonderful surprise for me:.
The genuinely quirky and amusing characters, charming world and excellent production values made this the nicest adventure gaming experience that I've had in a long time.

I've been playing this in my spare time and I'm stuck on this one part involving flowers:

Spoiler:

The orchestra flowers with the creating the music or whatnot. I know needs to be done, with the 4 that are real music but I just can't get the timing down and this is driving me batsh*t. I really hate adventure games that pull this crap with music and then changing the flowers when you fail... Not all of us are musically inclined or always play with the sound on. I actually rarely play games with sound and when I first got to this part I was really stumped until I looked it up. Grrrr. Anyone got advice? I really want to finish the story without just reading it online. I've tried clicking right when the notes are about to disappear and I can get two going but can't figure out the timing on the third.

I'm absolutely furious at this now. I've wasted far too much of my life on this. I'm never giving pendulo or focus any money ever again. Stupid stupid stupid.

I'm going to look at Blackwell and Dream Machine.

So I'm playing Gabriel Knight 2 right now, and man... Does Grace come across as kind of insane or is it just me?

Warriorpoet897 wrote:

So I'm playing Gabriel Knight 2 right now, and man... Does Grace come across as kind of insane or is it just me?

Have you played GK1? If not, then yeah, I could see how she could be construed that way. It was a bit of a shift in writing for her character. Makes more sense if you have some more backstory through GK1. She does eventually mellow out, though.

Warriorpoet897 wrote:

So I'm playing Gabriel Knight 2 right now, and man... Does Grace come across as kind of insane or is it just me?

She (and Gabriel, and the story) are much better served by the first game.

UCRC wrote:

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I'm ashamed to say I've got that game sitting in my GoG folder and still haven't gotten around to it.

One day.

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I got back to it couple of days ago and still can't decide whether it beats Planescape for the title of (UC's) best game of 90s.

I've fallen into a habit of playing it in 5 minute chunks when I'm bored and just about to go to sleep, just wandering around the cars not doing anything plot-related. I'm pretty sure Mechner would be pretty happy with that approach. Volume of things happening as a backdrop to actual game (especially dialogues) and attention to detail is staggering even today and makes me want to cry that more games didn't follow into its footsteps.

I have to stop now before I get into describing particular scenes which you should definitely discover by yourself.

Now you've ruined it!

Ah, [redacted]. Very nice.

I have no idea what you're talking about.

I'm still waiting on both The Last Crown and Brakken Tor. I thought both of them were supposed to be out last year (I thought October) but haven't seen anything lately except "coming soon".

Last Crown - http://www.thelastcrown.com/
Brakken Tor - http://www.brackentor.com/

Evo wrote:

It continues to break my heart that the Quest for Glory series isn't available on Steam or GOG. Shame.

If you already own them, they play quite nice through DOSBox. ADG also did a brilliant remake of QG2.

If you don't own them though I can sympathize. They are quite pricey on Amazon!

PaladinTom wrote:
Evo wrote:

It continues to break my heart that the Quest for Glory series isn't available on Steam or GOG. Shame.

If you already own them, they play quite nice through DOSBox. ADG also did a brilliant remake of QG2.

If you don't own them though I can sympathize. They are quite pricey on Amazon!

Yes, I have the remake and I also realize they're available on Abondonia. Does anyone know why those titles in particular haven't made it to GOG or Steam or anywhere else, considering SQ and KQ did?

Boy howdy, Tim Schafer sure has been making the news lately. If you're even remotely connected to adventure games, you've probably also seen this. And you've probably also donated for this.

If you haven't...why are you even reading this thread?