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by Celebaglar
Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is an adventure game?
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

Feel free to correct me if I’m wrong, but I would say Celebaglar is aged teen to early twentys? I'm quite happy to correct you. Early forties, and was around in the early to mid-eighties so I do remember the early days. But remembering does not mean living in the early 80's now. I remember Lords ...
by Celebaglar
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is an adventure game?
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

Yeah but you think that point and click adventures are graphic adventures, so I'm not going to belive you... ;) It looks like both me and GarryG both agree on that.. :P (Actually Infocom released some "Interactive Fiction paperbacks", with a Fighting Fantasy approach, so there's a grain of truth in...
by Celebaglar
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is an adventure game?
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

To me interactive fiction means those rubbish "Fire on top of warlock mountain/ Steve Jackson / turn to page 99 / you dead..!" books... Couldn't stand those ethier, they were for the poor kids who didn't have a computer to play real adventure games on :) You're thinking of Fighting Fantasy books. I...
by Celebaglar
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is an adventure game?
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

Can I just point out that it isn’t ‘us’ that are classing these games like this. These were well established industry terms used all the time to describe these types of games. A text adventure, with graphics, was widely called a ‘Graphical Adventure’ within the industry and in the media, ...
by Celebaglar
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is an adventure game?
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

:) Oh, I'm happy to concede the point over how and when the terms were coined, but I would still argue that calling a text adventure with graphics a graphic adventure is misleading. It suggests a different genre and that's obviously not true. History adapts and it doesn't always get things right the...
by Celebaglar
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is an adventure game?
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

Well, my argument would be that text adventures without graphics (what you have classed as text adventures) and text adventures with graphics (what you describe as graphic adventures) and in fact the same thing: text adventures. The reason for this is the example I gave earlier. Take Level 9's Colos...
by Celebaglar
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is an adventure game?
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

Uh, what are "point and click" games? You mean like Hypercard? No. The Monkey Island games, Loom, the later Sierra games, Lure of the Temptress, Flight of the Amazon Queen and a whole bunch of others. What you're tjinking of are games likke Tass Times in Tonetown or Magnetic Scrolls' Wonderland. Th...
by Celebaglar
Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is an adventure game?
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

But 'graphic adventure' is a term that was coined and came into common use for text adventures with added graphics. To include point and click into that confuses the genre. They have their own name that's clear - 'Point n Click' I don't make a distinction between text-only adventures and text adven...
by Celebaglar
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: What is an adventure game?
Replies: 66
Views: 3095

Maybe I'm bucking the trend here, but my own definitions would be different. I'd see things like the Monkey Island series (point-and-click) as adventures, since their principle is the same, only the nature of the interface is different. I'd also be more likely to class those as "graphic adventures" ...
by Celebaglar
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Fed up with Modern Gaming
Replies: 43
Views: 3212

it's a wonder there is still a market for PC games! There will always be a market for PC games as long as there are sufferers of the condition known as consolephobia, like myself. :) But I agree in the whole with the sentiment that the games market is largely suffering from staleness. Most producer...
by Celebaglar
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: The problem with Amstrad games
Replies: 188
Views: 9054

I meant the disks in general, not the CPC specifically. Being able to flip them made them better value for money if you had a cheaper drive, and wasn't a standard DOS 3.5" 720K back then? Only due to the formatting. The Mac would format them to 800K and an Amiga could cram up to 880K on the same di...
by Celebaglar
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Best remakes of old games available?
Replies: 26
Views: 2707

Oolite is superb, and it doesn't leave us poor deprived Linux users out either. and, um... where's that trumpet... oh, yes... Midnight/MU (multi-player Lords of Midnight), arguably the best of the LOM remakes at the moment, even if I say so myself. Mind you. I tend to be more interested in remakes o...
by Celebaglar
Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:07 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Robotron: greatest game of all time?
Replies: 60
Views: 3865

The question is poorly phrased if you're looking for an opinion of how good a game it was.

For me this is the sort of game that could never hold more than a few minutes worth of attention, but that's a reflection of my tastes rather than the quality of the game itself.
by Celebaglar
Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: games that changed your life..
Replies: 39
Views: 3162

Let's see... Some Cricket game on the Speccy with players represented by stick men (can't remember the actual name) - after having fun with that at a mate's house I kept pestering my parents for a computer. They bought me a C64 (sans tape deck or disk drive) and I ended up doing my own version of a ...
by Celebaglar
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Graphics Or Game-play?
Replies: 88
Views: 5830

It has better graphics, if that means better game to you then that's your prerogative, I'm not arguing the point, because that's your opinion. Well while I share the gameplay over graphics philosophy, I don't think graphics are completely irrelevant. So the same game with better graphics make for a...