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Sven_Q45 11-10-2009 05:36 PM

Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island
Well itīs not released international but in Germany. Released on Friday November 6th. And donīt ask me about the other releases. Donīt know. ;)

Yesterday I finished it.

The entry is a little bit confusing. The graphics are in 2D (I love that) and with wheater efects. But on some spots the graphics are blurred! :(
And like in Dott you can browse between three charakters! But you canīt share things and it has no impact. But you can show it to the others and they can give you a little tip! Thatīs a nice and useful feature! Or a funny comment.
The puzzles are easy. But a few are difficult.

Music reminds me on MI 3! But... not only one time! :) A big plus is the great atmosphere! I canīt explain it but it has the "LucasArts charme".:thmbup1:

And donīt think (like others and me) it has something to do with MI! ;) And the name "Ghost Pirates..." has nothing to do like you know it from MI... Itīs slightly better than AVS. :)

SyntheticGerbil 11-11-2009 10:28 AM

Good to hear. I'm looking forward to this release in English.

You should write some more when you finish the game.

neon_git 11-11-2009 01:43 PM

I have nothing in particular to add since I'm waiting on the English version, but it's good to know you liked it :)

gos 11-11-2009 02:08 PM

i am playing this game at the moment it really has the spirit of CMI

i love it

but i dont know why the characters doesn't have shadows, it makes the character look like its not a part of the screen

Sven_Q45 11-11-2009 02:25 PM

I finished it. Read again. ;) :)

Do you mean the main charakters?

gos 11-11-2009 03:14 PM

Yes. i am talking about the main characters.

Sven_Q45 11-11-2009 04:28 PM


Originally Posted by gos (Post 2687306)
Yes. i am talking about the main characters.

Only at the beginnin?
I think Iīve lost it. :D

SyntheticGerbil 11-11-2009 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by Sven_Q45 (Post 2687288)
I finished it. Read again. ;) :)

Haha, major failure to read that line on my part.

Er... maybe describe even more stuff? Was it a solid experience? how much gameplay time do you think you should expect? Was the characterizations of the three characters each pretty well rounded? And was the cutscene animation as bad as Bill Tiller is making it out to be?

Sven_Q45 11-11-2009 05:42 PM

Mh, yes it was a highlight this year, I´d say. But 2008 and 2009 are generally good! imho.
Oh one week later, this Friday I´m really looking forward to Runaway 3! Uhm sorry. Back2topic. :D

With my one crash and one time accidentally deleted my savegames it took ca. 15 or 16 hours, I guess.
The two repetitions need together ca. 30-45 mins.
Many say it was short. But that was LA, too. Short but good is better than long but bad. :D

The graphics were a little bit fuzzy. :( And the cutscenes. Well I think there are worse things. ;) And it´s an adventure game. The technology is not so important.

Here´s my review (In German):

gos 11-11-2009 06:01 PM


Originally Posted by Sven_Q45 (Post 2687320)
Only at the beginnin?
I think I´ve lost it. :D

no, where ever you go there is no shadow of the character.

weird thing..a game in 2009 doesn't care about character shadows?

Sven_Q45 11-11-2009 06:13 PM

Mh, maybe theyīre (you know spoiler) and later theyīre only half of that. ;) Si? And those things have no shadows. Theyīre self shadows. :D
Hey are there no spoiler tags?

Or if not. They wanted to make the game for slower PCs.

gos 11-11-2009 07:24 PM

and there is some bugs too. the characters Penetrates the stuff.
not all of its body, like the character's hand - the feet etc...,but sometimes all of the character's body.

i am talking when you're in the town. the character Penetrates the stuff which shows that the screen is divided in layers.

so it makes the character look like its not a part of the screen.

Sven_Q45 11-12-2009 04:33 PM

The release date of Ghost Pirates and Runaway 3 were adwanced. :) That´s rare! Ghost Pirates is there.
But Amazon says the release-date of Runaway 3 is on November 18th. But the release-date is tomorrow. :( Don´t know when Amazon send it to me now. That´s ****.
And not shop nearby that has it. :(

Fennyariel 11-13-2009 03:16 PM


Originally Posted by gos (Post 2687283)
i am playing this game at the moment it really has the spirit of CMI

i love it

but i dont know why the characters doesn't have shadows, it makes the character look like its not a part of the screen

This is just a thought but did you forget that the cast are GHOSTS?! Since ghosts have no physical substance they thefore cast no shadow. In order for something to cast a shadow it has to have substance to block the light. Not be transparent and allow light to pass right through it.

gos 03-04-2010 07:05 PM

i said when the chars are in town...there is no shades!

Jeff 03-04-2010 07:14 PM

When does this come out in the US? I love the backgrounds and character models, probably more than ToMI ;o

Udvarnoky 03-04-2010 08:01 PM

Although a North American release is I'm sure inevitable, it hasn't been announced yet, so unless you're prepared to wait awhile you might be better off importing it from from the cheapest seller who ships to the states. That was the route I took (seeing as our press copy never arrived...stay tuned for the review!) and the total came to a reasonable $30, which is the median for new computer games anyway.

SyntheticGerbil 03-05-2010 12:54 PM won't sell me video games. It's non-importable to the US for some reason.

Udvarnoky 03-05-2010 09:57 PM

Not from directly, but you can choose a seller from this list that will ship to the US - many do.

Jeff 03-06-2010 02:52 AM

Shame that there is no NA release date, I'd love a digital download even (actually I prefer this). Thanks for the help though Jason, that is probably what I will end up doing.

gos 03-06-2010 02:08 PM

there is a ghost pirates of vooju island giveaway.

try your luck , in the adventure gamers website

i finished the english ver. but the game was too short

Udvarnoky 05-08-2010 12:21 AM

I've posted this on the front page, but I'll go ahead and bump this too: English version of Ghost Pirates is now available digitally. North American retail release remains unknown, but at least at this point it's available to anyone who wants it.

Udvarnoky 09-11-2010 12:14 AM

I happened upon this thread again, so I'll bump it after four months to say, the game is now available at North American retail.

SyntheticGerbil 09-13-2010 03:18 AM

Hah, too bad I already ordered it from Ebay UK a while back.

You notice they covered the pirate lady's cleavage on the US cover?

Udvarnoky 09-13-2010 10:06 PM

Haha, they sure did! Good catch! The depiction they used of her is different than the one on the European cover; it's used on the back there. You can compare the original versus the Bosom-Averse version.

And we thought the Mata Hari cover was scandalous!

Sven_Q45 04-11-2012 04:39 PM

A new adventure game from the co-writer of Ghost Pirates of Vooju Island. Publishing through Daedalic:

Udvarnoky 04-11-2012 07:56 PM

Heard about this. Apparently it was a project Mocsy decided to pursue when Bill wasn't able to secure more work for Autumn Moon. I believe Bill contributed art here and there and there's Pedro's involvement so this may be an indie effort worth keeping tabs on.

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