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by DeadPoolX
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: The Witcher 2 (was split from - Poll: Choose My Own Adventure)
Replies: 27
Views: 1849

Re: The Witcher 2 (was split from - Poll: Choose My Own Adventure)

For the record, I wasn't being snippy with my last comment. I really didn't care about the Elves or Dwarves (at least nothing like you do) and I really couldn't help you, so the best course of action is to look at the game's Wiki.
by DeadPoolX
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: The Police Quest Series
Topic: PQ3 question...
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: PQ3 question...

BTW, when you live in a country that drives on the left side of the road and the game you're playing has you drive on the right side of the road (since PQ3 takes place in the US), is it difficult to do? I'm just wondering if you have to stop and think, "Oh right, I can turn this way because..." and ...
by DeadPoolX
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Police Quest Series
Topic: PQ3 question...
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: PQ3 question...

Here's a video of someone playing PQ3 and responding to the same call. The video will start just before you get the call to go to 300 West Rose, so it'll show all the driving you need to do. That's the best I can offer as it's been years since I last played PQ3 and I don't remember anything except a...
by DeadPoolX
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: The Police Quest Series
Topic: PQ3 question...
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: PQ3 question...

(By the way, what on earth is Sonny doing picking up evidence by hand? Doesn't he know that contaminates the possible fingerprints?) ;) Well, you have to remember that Jim Walls pulled from his experience as a police officer. Walls started in 1971, and in the 70s it was practically unheard of for o...
by DeadPoolX
Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: The Witcher 2 (was split from - Poll: Choose My Own Adventure)
Replies: 27
Views: 1849

Re: The Witcher 2 (was split from - Poll: Choose My Own Adventure)

All right. Geralt simply strikes me as completely uncaring about anything except the law, doing the right thing, and earning a few coins (orens). Have I got it right? As a Witcher, Geralt is a mercenary of sorts. His feelings on people and the situation dictate which jobs he takes or who he helps. ...
by DeadPoolX
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: The Witcher 2 (was split from - Poll: Choose My Own Adventure)
Replies: 27
Views: 1849

Re: The Witcher 2 (was split from - Poll: Choose My Own Adventure)

It's a dirty medieval-like world where people hate or distrust anyone unlike themselves. In other words, it's very similar to real life (both in the past and present) in that respect. The world of The Witcher is NOT a happy, bright, and friendly one. While both Geralt and the game's atmosphere does ...
by DeadPoolX
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Medusa to stand before the courts. (Warning: Nude Female Statue Image)
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

Re: Medusa to stand before the courts. (Warning: Nude Female Statue Image)

Prolific, perhaps -- but in some cases, extremely silly. :P I've seen so-called "alt-history" that involves the Aztec Emperor Montezuma stopping the Spanish Conquistadors by giving his Aztec warriors nukes and missile launchers. I've seen "alt-history" that gives the Anglo-Saxons tanks, or gives th...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: So ... what's the deal between dwarves and elves?
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: So ... what's the deal between dwarves and elves?

I think it's a more common place to see friction between elves and dwarves (we even see this in the Lord of the Rings movies), because it's more common place now for people to see our differences rather than our similarities - and fester, whether consciously or subconsciously - our prejudices again...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Medusa to stand before the courts. (Warning: Nude Female Statue Image)
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

Re: Medusa to stand before the courts. (Warning: Nude Female Statue Image)

Plus, there's plenty of alternate history fiction out there. There is? :shock: That's news to me. I'm aware of the alternate-history fiction in MHQ (Military History Quarterly) magazine, and the alternate-ACW/alternate-WW2 novels that Harry Turtledove writes. What kind of thing do you mean, DPX? I ...
by DeadPoolX
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Medusa to stand before the courts. (Warning: Nude Female Statue Image)
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

Re: Medusa to stand before the courts. (Warning: Nude Female Statue Image)

How I see it is as a What If... so it's all the same up to this point. But what if when Perseus came for Medusa's head, she won the fight, and in turn cut his head off (So it's not that she murdered Perseus, but rather, killed him in self defense) - and stands defiant against the very gods who cons...
by DeadPoolX
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: TV Series
Replies: 127
Views: 23589

Re: TV Series

To be fair, we did notice a minor anachronism in the first season. The Don Draper-esque character I mentioned before used the term "app" to refer to programs a few times. I know that wasn't completely unheard of, but it was rare, and most of the time people said "program" or "application." Using th...
by DeadPoolX
Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Medusa to stand before the courts. (Warning: Nude Female Statue Image)
Replies: 17
Views: 1122

Re: Medusa to stand before the courts. (Warning: Nude Female Statue Image)

Well, the head SHOULD have been the head Posideon, since he was the one who raped her. But the article says: Through this work, Garbati asks “how can a triumph be possible if you are defeating a victim?” Which is how it's seen right? Perseus killed the monster. Hooray! Victory. But no one cared tha...
by DeadPoolX
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: TV Series
Replies: 127
Views: 23589

Re: TV Series

You need to remember that these over-zealous religious types also attacked the original DOOM, claiming it was "satanic." If they had taken a moment to actually play the game (or even look at it more closely) they'd have seen that you are in fact killing demons and other creatures from Hell. If anyt...
by DeadPoolX
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: LucasArts made their games easier than Sierra by making them more difficult?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: LucasArts made their games easier than Sierra by making them more difficult?

The limited number of verbs was part of their interface called SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) and it was designed to make playing the game more fun and less of a "guess what word the developer was thinking of when they designed this game" situation. SCUMM also made things easier...
by DeadPoolX
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Non-Sierra Games & Help
Topic: LucasArts made their games easier than Sierra by making them more difficult?
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: LucasArts made their games easier than Sierra by making them more difficult?

The limited number of verbs was part of their interface called SCUMM (Script Creation Utility for Maniac Mansion) and it was designed to make playing the game more fun and less of a "guess what word the developer was thinking of when they designed this game" situation. SCUMM also made things easier ...