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by notbobsmith
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The Conquests Games
Topic: My Camelot playthrough
Replies: 17
Views: 10981

My Camelot playthrough

Just a quick update on my initial impressions of the game. I just finished Glastonbury Tor. So far it is pretty great! I only have a passing familiarity with Arthurian legend, so it was nice to learn more about it and how they chose to present it in the game. The story so far is pretty interesting a...
by notbobsmith
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Codename: Iceman
Topic: The One Thing That Stuck Out For Me About Codename: Iceman.
Replies: 53
Views: 23711

Re: The One Thing That Stuck Out For Me About Codename: Icem

The "use the right word or else" parser. This is still fresh in my mind after my playthrough last year. I don't know how many times I was stalled because it wanted the word "orders" instead of "envelope" or "papers" or some other nonsense.
by notbobsmith
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3
Replies: 24
Views: 6216

Re: Your Favorite Sierra Memory or/EDIT: Memories. <3

Going back to game memories, I still remember getting Police Quest I (AGI) for Christmas and playing through it pretty much over the entire Christmas break. I think it was kind of bittersweet when I finished because it was over. Looking back, I think it was the best game of the AGI era and my favori...
by notbobsmith
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: The Phantasmagoria Games
Topic: My Phantasmagoria playthrough
Replies: 33
Views: 16787

Re: My Phantasmagoria playthrough

You have to use the poker on the tomb. You can't enter the tomb after stabbing Don with said poker in the dressing room. I tried that. It seems that if you already have a crucifix, Don always catches you after you leave the tomb. I tried a few other variations on the order of picking things up, and...
by notbobsmith
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: The Quest for Glory Series
Topic: Cultural identities of the settings in adventure-RPGs
Replies: 16
Views: 6849

Re: Cultural identities of the settings in adventure-RPGs

The Frost Giant spoke in rhyme reminiscent of old Norse poetry or like Beowulf . Really? I've read some old Norse poetry, as well as Beowulf in the original old English; it doesn't sound anything like Brauggi. Neither Beowulf or any old Norse poetry I've read comes even close to rhyming.]. Rhyming ...
by notbobsmith
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: Choose my next adventure
Replies: 180
Views: 72909

Re: Choose my next adventure

So I have three (counting Rath) for Conquests of Camelot, one for Lighthouse and one for Phantasmagoria 2. So Conquests of Camelot it will be! Should be interesting.
by notbobsmith
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: The Quest for Glory Series
Topic: Cultural identities of the settings in adventure-RPGs
Replies: 16
Views: 6849

Re: Cultural identities of the settings in adventure-RPGs

I did appreciate that about QfG. It made the games more interesting than if they were just generic fantasy. I do think QfG1 is the weakest in this sense, though. It's not just a Germanic setting (which would include Scandinavia and England); it's a specifically German setting, as indicated by the n...
by notbobsmith
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: Choose my next adventure
Replies: 180
Views: 72909

Re: Choose my next adventure

Having just completed Phantasmagoria, I'm ready for my next challenge: The Adventures of Willy Beamish The Black Cauldron Conquests of Camelot Conquests of the Longbow Heart of China Lighthouse Phantasmagoria 2 Thanks for ordering your suggestions the last time, Tawmis, but I'll still keep this open...
by notbobsmith
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: The Phantasmagoria Games
Topic: My Phantasmagoria playthrough
Replies: 33
Views: 16787

Re: My Phantasmagoria playthrough

It's such a clear trap, the wide open darkroom door that was closed from chapters 2 to 6... The Hintkeeper would make suggestions to pick up the items before entering there too. I doubt many people walked straight in. But you don't expect it to be a point of no return. I was just going to check it ...
by notbobsmith
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The Phantasmagoria Games
Topic: My Phantasmagoria playthrough
Replies: 33
Views: 16787

Re: My Phantasmagoria playthrough

Tawm dude! Play through the chase! Best part of the game! Start chapter 7, get the hammer and poker , walk in the darkroom and grab everything with Don hot on your tail! Chase Hints For More Fun: During the chase you have a more or less linear path with a fork at the ground floor secret passage. Du...
by notbobsmith
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Phantasmagoria Games
Topic: My Phantasmagoria playthrough
Replies: 33
Views: 16787

Re: My Phantasmagoria playthrough

So I just finished Phantasmagoria. It was pretty good. Maybe better than I expected. The game itself was relatively easy. After Chapter 1, I breezed through 2 through 6 fairly quickly. The story was somewhat generic and predictable, but executed well enough to be interesting. Performances were pret...
by notbobsmith
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: The Phantasmagoria Games
Topic: My Phantasmagoria playthrough
Replies: 33
Views: 16787

Re: My Phantasmagoria playthrough

You can run out of the darkroom and return later to get the book. In all places where you can pick up an item, you'll have to use a weapon against your defense. In a few of these rooms you can or must hide in order to use them. You can only use said weapon once in that room. The game's definitely w...
by notbobsmith
Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: The Phantasmagoria Games
Topic: My Phantasmagoria playthrough
Replies: 33
Views: 16787

Re: My Phantasmagoria playthrough

So I just finished Phantasmagoria. It was pretty good. Maybe better than I expected. The game itself was relatively easy. After Chapter 1, I breezed through 2 through 6 fairly quickly. The story was somewhat generic and predictable, but executed well enough to be interesting. Performances were prett...
by notbobsmith
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: The Phantasmagoria Games
Topic: My Phantasmagoria playthrough
Replies: 33
Views: 16787

Re: My Phantasmagoria playthrough

So I made it to chapter 7 and started "the chase". At some point I quit and found that my savegame was gone! At first I was angry because it only keeps one save and I don't have a backup except for the one I posted here, but then I remembered that you could choose which chapter to start on. So I cho...
by notbobsmith
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: The Gabriel Knight Series
Topic: Gabriel Knight 2 audio issue
Replies: 3
Views: 2438

Re: Gabriel Knight 2 audio issue

I think the white noise you are hearing is a result of the audio being played back at a lower bitrate than what can be done now. It was the best that they could do with the technology at the time and manifests itself as a persistent hiss. It gets drowned out by the music (which is probably being gen...