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Midwinter

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:00 pm
by station
This, along with the sequel is in my top 10 games of all time. I just liked the atmosphere, and have not played it since so as not to ruin my memories ... ah.

But anyway, I have a vague memory of being able to travel by cable car in the game? Am I imagining this?
I felt it was so atmospheric and would love to see something inspired by this (and the sequel) being made today. There wasn't much story (if any), just atmosphere and longetivity (to entertain my 12 year old mind). :)

Re: Midwinter

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:06 pm
by thevulture
Been years since i played this gem of a game and spent more time on the sequel, but yes, you could travel by Ski lift, plus ski, hang glide and use Snow mobiles, from what i recal.

Re: Midwinter

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:06 pm
by Freestyler
Ahh, the glories that were Midwinter and Midwinter 2 Flames of freedom on my trusty old Amiga. Awesome games. 8)

To be honest I haven't really dabbled in Amiga emulation since way back in the late 90s when I tried (and tried and tried and tried) in vain to get WinUAE to work. After about a month solid I gave up in disgust and never went back. :cry:

Re: Midwinter

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:50 pm
by JetSetWilly
I have got Midwinter on the ST, but I haven't had a chance to try it yet.

Re: Midwinter

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:57 pm
by thevulture
There is an easy way to complete the game in a few hours....Best not mention that.Hang Gliding was tricky at 1st, Skiing? The real life 'Transversing' tactic worked in the game.Also seem to Remember ARCADE magazine at the time hinting of a PS2 update to the midwinter series, alas, nothing ever came of it.

Re: Midwinter

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:27 pm
by thevulture
A-Ha, Found said Arcade magazine! March 2000: ' mike is just beginning to put togather a threequel to midwinter, working title Skyfall year zero:total midwinter.Based on Midwinter, but with surprises in store.as for the gameplay?-Well it`s gonna knock everybody`s socks off' Was planned for PS2 and Dolphin (game cube)

Re: Midwinter

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:57 pm
by paranoid marvin
Was a good game , but much of it was simply traversing the landscape , delivering things people wanted to be on your side

Personally I preferred Hunter , which was very similar , but played in 3rd person perspective

Re: Midwinter

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:59 pm
by Antiriad2097
I've not played Midwinter properly but spent a fair amount of time with its sequel. I tried to revisit it a few years ago via an ST emulator and the load times are appalling. Its a neat idea in theory, jumping from vehicle to foot to vehicle, but I'm not sure it really worked until GTA3. Put those two side by side and there's more in common than you might expect.

Re: Midwinter

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:19 pm
by C=Style
Ah, a game I always wanted to get into but found it really confusing back in the day. Would love to try it out again, when I get my Amiga 1200 sorted I'll be picking it up. I just hope it hasn't aged too badly, sadly these types of games do tend to.

Re: Midwinter

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:38 pm
by thevulture
All this talk of the 2 Midwinters, the superb Hunter, got me thinking, Anyone remember Twilight 2000 on PC? or wasteland on C64? The Fallout`s of thier day?.