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by notbobsmith
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1212
Views: 236072

Re: What are you playing now?

Having just completed my Sierra back-catalog marathon, I'm going with something Sierra-ish. Hero-U. I've had this for a while but haven't gotten around to it.
by notbobsmith
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Why SIERRA GAMES Failed (And How They Could Have Succeeded)
Replies: 18
Views: 4112

Re: Why SIERRA GAMES Failed (And How They Could Have Succeeded)

2. On his point 3 about King's Quest - it's called "testing the waters." Had King's Quest taken off, I would assume (and I could be wrong, of course - as I often am), they would have looked at their second most popular game from "back in the day" and relaunched that. See if that's successful. If so...
by notbobsmith
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: Choose my next adventure
Replies: 180
Views: 54470

Re: Choose my next adventure

So here is my ranking of the games I played: 1. Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail 2. Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood I really liked both of these games. They both had very good stories. Good work on designing the settings. Puzzles that were challenging without being ...
by notbobsmith
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: Choose my next adventure
Replies: 180
Views: 54470

Re: Choose my next adventure

So here is my ranking of the games I played: 1. Conquests of Camelot: The Search for the Grail 2. Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood I really liked both of these games. They both had very good stories. Good work on designing the settings. Puzzles that were challenging without being f...
by notbobsmith
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: The Gold Rush Games
Topic: My Gold Rush playthrough
Replies: 81
Views: 20207

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

So I actually did it. I made it through the mine without the lantern. Basically I saved. Used the lantern to chart my course for the next few steps. Restored. Made the moves. Rinse. Repeat. Pretty tedious. Was it worth it? Probably not. I got the bonus, but I can't actually see what it is. It doesn...
by notbobsmith
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: The Gold Rush Games
Topic: My Gold Rush playthrough
Replies: 81
Views: 20207

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

So I actually did it. I made it through the mine without the lantern. Basically I saved. Used the lantern to chart my course for the next few steps. Restored. Made the moves. Rinse. Repeat. Pretty tedious. Was it worth it? Probably not. I got the bonus, but I can't actually see what it is. It doesn'...
by notbobsmith
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Hooray!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3097

Re: Hooray!!!

Congratulations!
by notbobsmith
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Garbage Pail Kids
Replies: 12
Views: 2397

Re: Garbage Pail Kids

I remember them from when I was a kid. They used to be everywhere. I never liked them. I wasn't a fan of gross-out stuff.
by notbobsmith
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: Choose my next adventure
Replies: 180
Views: 54470

Re: Choose my next adventure

Shivers 2 - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shivers-Two-II-Harvest-Of-Souls-Horror-Mystery-PC-Game-2-CDs/332987700280?epid=56206854&hash=item4d879d1438:g:xc4AAOSwn6RblaR9:rk:1:pf:0 Ecoquest - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Ecoquest-The-Search-For-Cetus-PC-1991/264106341137?hash=item3d7df6f311:g:KckAAOSw-iZcJYxa...
by notbobsmith
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: The Gold Rush Games
Topic: My Gold Rush playthrough
Replies: 81
Views: 20207

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Well done on finishing it with full points! I tried but failed in the mines. Finding all of the places to mine for gold was pretty tedious. I wonder if the gold nuggets are in fixed positions or if there's a random chance that you will strike gold when you use the pick. At some point I may try to g...
by notbobsmith
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Sierra Games
Topic: Choose my next adventure
Replies: 180
Views: 54470

Re: Choose my next adventure

And with the completion of Gold Rush, thus ends my little exercise. Thank you all for participating. It was a great way to motivate me to clear through my backlog of Sierra titles. I still have a few more that I am missing. The Ecoquest games. Shivers 2. There might be a few others that I am missing...
by notbobsmith
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Gold Rush Games
Topic: My Gold Rush playthrough
Replies: 81
Views: 20207

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Just finished with a score of 255 of 255. gr_001.png Again, it's a very enjoyable game. It was challenging enough without being too difficult. The different routes give some replayablity. It's educational. A good example of an AGI era Sierra game. Other observations: Each of my previous playthroughs...
by notbobsmith
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: The Gold Rush Games
Topic: My Gold Rush playthrough
Replies: 81
Views: 20207

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Just made my way through Panama on my third playthrough. Funny how the game will add 5 points to the maximum score when you go this route. I got all 60 points from the New York section. The game still gives hints as to what points are missing. I had forgotten to do something and was missing 2 point...
by notbobsmith
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Gold Rush Games
Topic: My Gold Rush playthrough
Replies: 81
Views: 20207

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Done with my third playthrough. Score 184 of 255. Next will be a playthrough with a walkthrough. I know a good portion of my points are because I need to pan/dig for gold more. We'll see what else I missed. I will only do the Panama route since I know I missed points there. I haven't mentioned this ...
by notbobsmith
Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: The Gold Rush Games
Topic: My Gold Rush playthrough
Replies: 81
Views: 20207

Re: My Gold Rush playthrough

Just made my way through Panama on my third playthrough. Funny how the game will add 5 points to the maximum score when you go this route. I got all 60 points from the New York section. The game still gives hints as to what points are missing. I had forgotten to do something and was missing 2 points...