What adventure game are you playing?

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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by LadyKestrel » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:39 pm

I just finished Tormentum: Dark Sorrow by Oh Noo games for the second time, and I recommend it. The art is dark and disturbing, and the choices you make affect the ending. There's only written dialogue with the strange characters you meet, but the puzzles are well designed and integrated into the environments. As you gather clues, they're written in your notes automatically. The ending took me by surprise, but because I had missed doing something a certain way, I did not get the best ending the first time. I was successful the second time.
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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by draclvr » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:43 pm

I forgot to mention Tormentum: Dark Sorrow as I played it a few months ago. I really liked it too and need to play it again to see what the ending is if I make different choices.

I should also mention Oxenfree. It was one I got during as a free download and I really liked it. It is about a group of teenagers who go on an adventure and the snarky and funny dialogue is great. This is also one where the choices you make affect the ending. It's a little supernatural and a little horror, but very fun.

http://nightschoolstudio.com/oxenfree/
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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by LadyKestrel » Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:20 am

I am playing Shivers for the first time in the community playthrough over at Adventure Gamers. I have a boxed copy, and it runs like a charm in ScummVM on my iMac. I'm enjoying the puzzles, and the dated graphics don't bother me at all. I also found an Easter egg in the game that the other players hadn't found before, which made my day! :D
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Post by draclvr » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:27 pm

I'm also playing the GOG download of Shivers. What an absolute treat... just the sound effects and the voice in the beginning just make me smile! The dated graphics just feel sort of like "home" in this game. Just loving being able to play it on my Windows 10 computer.
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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by Jude » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:34 pm

I haven't been playing any computer games for quite a long time (not even Diablo II: Lord of Destruction!). But occasionally, I will build a puzzle on my computer using Peter's Jigsaws or Jigsaws Galore, or sometimes online at jigidi.com or TheJigsawPuzzles.com.

Maybe I will soon, though. You all have reminded me how much fun it can be. :)
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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by draclvr » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:11 pm

Yes, Peter started offering his puzzles and program for free. There are a lot of good ones out there right now, Jude!
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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by Jude » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:17 pm

I've had Peter's Jigsaws since he asked for Mac playtesters long ago and gave me a copy in exchange. :) There are many interesting puzzles to build (and more added every month).
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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by JKEerie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:35 pm

Your post reminded me of Peter's games, which I'd never played. I downloaded Xiama revisited and am now unfortunately stuck in the cave trying to figure out the stairs. Does anyone remember this?

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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by LadyKestrel » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:34 pm

I've only played Peter's Magnetic, JK. He uses many traditional puzzles but in clever (and often mind-challenging) ways.
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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by draclvr » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:59 pm

It's just been too many years since I played Xiama!
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Post by JKEerie » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:15 pm

Well...as it turns out. Peter's revise website has a means to contact him. He and I have been emailing back and forth on a couple puzzles where I got stuck. I figured out the one, but he helped me get out of the cave. I've now fallen off a cliff and am trying to phone for help with the meaning of "Xiama."
I've been playing this game since around 1 pm! It's lovely and addicting. I just have the final puzzle to complete...but corresponding with Peter has been a delight!

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Post by draclvr » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:23 pm

Peter is indeed just a delightful human being!
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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by Val » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:29 am

He is indeed! Xiama - a game I enjoyed very much.

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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by draclvr » Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:47 am

I fired up Rumu last night. I did a quick play of it when I first got it about 6 months ago, but it's still on my desktop and I'm going to give it another play. Rumu is s little robot vacuum who wakes up in a deserted house with only the AI smart home assistant Sabrina as a companion. There is quite a mystery about what happened to Rumu's humans, David and Cecily. While he wanders around cleaning up messes, he must solve the mystery. VERY fun little game!
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Re: What adventure game are you playing?

Post by Val » Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:41 am

I loved it!!

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