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Old 09-29-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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Does Anyone Know?

Hi, sorry to bother you again, but I just wanted to know if the following are good adventure games, as in my country there are few games who are sold in important stores, but there are places in the centre, where you can get imported games at TWICE their value, so as they're not cheap, I wanted to know WHICH ONE IS THE BEST:

The Last Express
Sanitarium
Broken Sword (any of the 2 I know)
Circle Of Blood
Myst (any of them)

PS: I have heard of a game in Gamespot called Starship Titanic, which received good critics, has anybody heard of it.
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Old 09-29-2004, 04:11 PM   #2
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Broken Sword 1,2 or 3 is worth every penny. It takes all the best parts of any game you could play an incorporates them into itself. It has just the right balance of humour and wit, the first 2 are in 2d so you may like that style, but the gameplay will take you over, I have had them for years now and I still havent stopped playing them. Really if you can get all three and you like Gf buy them. I own Starship Titanic but its a nice loking game very good and well done, one major fault I found was that you had to type your question yourself so it can be aqward at times, it hard to get into it really I found it a fairly good game but all in all not very thrilling. But like I said get any Bs you will have to get used to click and point for them but they are great after only a short while, I hope this helps some. Feel free to ask any questions about the games.


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Old 09-29-2004, 04:18 PM   #3
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Oh yeah as well check out:

http://www.revgames.com/

For info on brokensword games, not much on the site but plenty of links.

If you do get them and have trouble running them try using ScummVM:

http://www.scummvm.org/

If you can you should get your hands on the 4 monkey Island games .


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Old 09-29-2004, 04:48 PM   #4
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Thanks!
Tomorrow I'll see if one of them is available.
By the way, what's their theme, what are them about.
PS: Great poems those of yours.
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Old 09-29-2004, 11:25 PM   #5
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I have all three of the broken sword games, and yeah, they are really good. Teh last one looks really good in 3D, and has a great atmosphere, but it's a bit too easy...

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Old 09-30-2004, 07:12 AM   #6
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Thanks!
Tomorrow I'll see if one of them is available.
By the way, what's their theme, what are them about.
PS: Great poems those of yours.
Brokensword 1,2 and 3 always remind me of novels, ending of the world is the main theme in all them, A hero that never really expected to get into this much trouble but who never gives up, one you can see as a real person. Great fun but like it was said before 3 was very easy but still great. Starship Titanic is a hotel in the sky the best way to put it, very relaxed feel to both games, but as they progress the tension can get over whelming at times. But like I said they are all great games . Thanks means a lot about the poems.


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Old 09-30-2004, 07:24 AM   #7
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I'll get Broken Sword I within two weeks, so it's good to know that the game is, well, good.

El Virus, if you'll get it about the same time I do, which of us do you think will complete it faster?

EDIT: Oh, and did you post a story at FF.Net? Someone from Argentina did, and I have a feeling that I know who that someone is...


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Old 09-30-2004, 09:12 AM   #8
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Oh a competition, but I know there will be a part in BS 1 that will have you stumped its a major pain in the behind, its not a bug just a bit thats out of place wonder who will get past it first

* Keeps mouth shut about secret *


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Old 09-30-2004, 01:03 PM   #9
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I'll get Broken Sword I within two weeks, so it's good to know that the game is, well, good.

El Virus, if you'll get it about the same time I do, which of us do you think will complete it faster?

EDIT: Oh, and did you post a story at FF.Net? Someone from Argentina did, and I have a feeling that I know who that someone is...
Yes I did post it, I have posted a thread before knowing you posted this, keep reading on the Blue Casket forum.
By the way I'm not sure who will complete it first, consider this, I have to see if one of the games is in that store, & besides my computer is not the best, so I'll probably have to restart the game, and finally it depends, I'm sure you are an expert adventure game player, I have played few adventure games (Grim Fandango is the best!), but I like some RPG games, like Freelancer (which shares my number 1 with GF, you should try that game), but my favourite genre is Strategy (war games and all that fuss)
So in other words you have better chances.
PS: does anyone know if The Last Express or Sanitarium are good games?

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Old 10-01-2004, 06:05 AM   #10
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Yes, but I can't even buy the game myself. I have to order it online and it takes 3-5 days before I get it. Also, I have to stay 5 days in a Christian camp taking care of children and can't start playing before 12th of this month.

And NO, I am not an expert adventure player. I have played only seven games and never felt like finishing one (the original Maniac Mansion).

I'd say our chances are pretty much the same.


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Old 10-01-2004, 06:40 AM   #11
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Then it's a pretty tied contest.
But why the hell on a christian camp!
By the way, you have played seven games, I have only played two.
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Old 10-01-2004, 08:21 AM   #12
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Well, you already know that I live in the middle of nowhere and working for the church is the only way for me to get some money. It's a bit boring, but if I want to get a new Pokémon game...


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Old 10-02-2004, 11:23 AM   #13
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Wow, working for the church.
In BA it's very hard to find work if you are under 18, so I do various jobs for my family, or wait for birthdays, holidays, etc.
PS: Is there such thing as GF memorabilla, posters, figures, etc.?
Another thing, do you know the poem Manny and Velasco recite together in english?
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Old 10-02-2004, 11:25 PM   #14
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I don't think there are any figures etc. unless some fans have made them themselves.

I don't remember the poem at the moment, but I think you can find it at the Grim Fandango fanlisting.


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Old 10-03-2004, 03:36 AM   #15
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It's a shame, it would be really nice to have a figure in my room
Thanks anyway, I wanted to know the poem in english because in spanish the poem is nice, but I believe it's better in enlish.
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Old 10-03-2004, 08:10 AM   #16
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What is the poem like in Spanish? And how about the poem that Olivia reads the last in Blue Casket?

Could you do me a favour and tell what Olivia's poems are like in Spanish? I would love to post them on my Nick/Olivia site. I would give you credit for submitting them, of course.

Oh, and if you want to know about the other poems in English, I have put some of them on the site, and you can listen to them there.


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Old 10-03-2004, 08:56 AM   #17
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I'll do my best, the problem is that I have saved before leaving Rubacava, but I have recited another poem, so Olivia steals your poems once she runs out of them, but as I said before I'll do my best, it's not very difficult.
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Old 10-03-2004, 12:01 PM   #18
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Here's one of them, I have sent you the rest,
"Con manos huesudas tomo a mi pareja
Nuestros desalmados pies se cruzan en el suelo
La música se detiene como si respondiera
Un golpazo vacío en la puerta
Su piel parecía tan dulce como el mango
Cuando por fin le estreche contra mi pecho
Pero ahora bailamos este macabro macabro Fandango
Y cuatro años han de pasar
Para poder descansar"
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Old 10-04-2004, 05:02 AM   #19
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Thank you! *hug* You don't have to find the rest if it's too much trouble for you.


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Old 10-04-2004, 12:25 PM   #20
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It's okay, I have sent you the rest of them on a Private Message.
By the way what type of movies do you like?

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Old 10-09-2004, 01:35 AM   #21
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Thanks again! I like 80's comedies, dramas and adventure films. Grim Fandango made me get interested in film noir as well. But I hate horror movies.

By the way, mail just brought Broken Sword in yesterday. It's very good!


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Old 10-09-2004, 02:51 AM   #22
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Originally posted by VampireNaomi By the way, mail just brought Broken Sword in yesterday. It's very good! [/B]
Really!, I can't find it anywhere here, I'm going to try on different places next month, or just ask my uncle who lives in NY.
The movies I like are sci-fi, dramas, movies from WWII, some comedies, (Thanks to GF) Film Noir & right now I am renting or watching old movies, those which are on Black and White.
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Old 10-09-2004, 10:47 PM   #23
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The Last Express is a great game. It's unique in that it runs in real-time and people go about their daily activities. How you solve the puzzles depends on when and where you are. The story is great as well and the overall style is very polished. If you can buy the Last Express buy it, you won't regret it.
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:41 AM   #24
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I know, I heard it was a really good game, but I think it is not sold any more, at least here, it's a shame, I wanted to buy it

Thanks anyway.
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