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A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:42 am
by SwordOfEden
When i was very young, my father used to play a certain game on the original Xbox. while im not quite sure if this yet qualifies as retro, i have been looking for it for over a year to no avail. We recently bought a new (to us) original Xbox and i am again trying to find it. All i remember is that You are/can be a female character, the camera angle is third person and pretty high above the characters head. Two of the common enemies are green blobs of slim that ram into you and these little jumping monkeys(?) with bows. I only remember a single frame of the game and a few various details. the game had very sharp graphics for the time, not as clunky as some of the other 3d games (if my 4 year old self's memory serves me) . Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. :D

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:56 pm
by iprice
Kameo?
Jade Empire?

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:03 pm
by SwordOfEden
wow, thanks for the quick response! However, while Jade empire was a terrific game (and Kameo ive never head of but may now check out), they are not the game. I know i dont have much to go off.... but the game definitely felt more like castlevania. its probably a lost cause. thank you all the same!

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:12 am
by RetroBob
Worth writing in to the magazine too, people have found success that way before.

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:59 am
by Antiriad2097
Baldur's Gate?

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:53 am
by Sephiroth81
I presume "Beyond Good and Evil" is too obvious a choice and not obscure enough to quite forget? Also doubtful from your description of the camera perspective. Same perhaps for "Grabbed by the Ghoulies".

Hope you find the answer soon, as its definitely annoying when you can't quite recall a fond memory/game from your childhood!

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:50 am
by jdanddiet
Sounds like maybe one of the baldur's gate dark alliance games to me. Getting attacked by a blob and goblins sounds vaguely familiar. And you could choose a female character for sure, with the camera very high

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:00 am
by thebear
Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance would be my bet too with the "monkeys" being enemies i vaguely remember on a snow level but weren't actually monkeys

(can't find a pic of that level)

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If not possibly the similar Dungeons and Dragons Heroes

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Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:52 am
by iprice
I completely forgot "Baldurs Gate" and how much I enjoyed playing that with my son on the original XBox. "Gauntlet: Dark Legacy" was a firm fave back then too. Those were the days! :D

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:52 pm
by SwordOfEden
Thanks everyone for the surprisingly quick replys! im pretty well convinced that the game is Baldur's Gate! I have ordered myself a copy and look forward to playing it!

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:57 am
by jdanddiet
iprice wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:52 am
I completely forgot "Baldurs Gate" and how much I enjoyed playing that with my son on the original XBox. "Gauntlet: Dark Legacy" was a firm fave back then too. Those were the days! :D
Yeah I loved all those games and they're great two player. Me and my son recently completed d&d heroes (mentioned above) and had a blast.

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:03 am
by Antiriad2097
Do I win a prize? ;)

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:40 pm
by iprice
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:03 am
Do I win a prize? ;)
Have a free 1UP

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Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:58 am
by Antiriad2097
:D

Re: A Game I Wish To Remember

Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:54 am
by Sephiroth81
Smuggins! :P

Your childhood mystery has been solved! Hope you have fun with Baldurs Gate on Xbox. Forgot they had these on consoles, got one of them on GOG for PC on my gaming pile of shame I must play (think they're quite different though to the console spin-offs/variants).