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    genkicoll

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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:24 pm

    Today is the last day for Shadows: Price For Our Sins, and tomorrow I'll put up our final Halloween banner.

    I'm looking for a new game to play -- any suggestions or requests for the next featured game?


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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:09 pm

    How about Chimeras or Headless Horseman? They're 2 of my favourite 'obscure' games. Big smile

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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:19 pm

    Chimeras is one of my personal favorites, I LOVED that game! Heart

    I'll play Headless Horseman (since it's on my unplayed list) and look for good images for banners.  Thanks, Justie!


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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by genkicoll on Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:15 pm

    Our new featured game is
    Cursed Fates: The Headless Horseman.



    My general feeling about the game is that this is for the more experienced players, both content and gamplay-wise.

    The thing that impressed me the most is the way that time passes in the game.  It's understated, with locations seeming a little different each time you visit.  "I don't remember it being that dark," or "Were those lights on when saw this scene before," or "Was it storming last time I was here??"  The graphics change to indicate the passage of time, and it's brilliantly done.

    I was afraid I wouldn't be able to get any good screen captures to make banners out of, due to large amounts of eddying fog, but I managed to get some that will look nice Elk grin



    You can see my full review HERE.


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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by genkicoll on Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:10 pm

    Any requests for the next feature?  I'm between games at the moment, so I'm open to suggestions~!


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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:16 pm

    How about NiBiRu - I want to know if I should buy it! da blame

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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by genkicoll on Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:18 pm

    EEKS~!  A true adventure!  Well, I'm game, assuming I can find my install disk Snicker


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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by JustTheFacts on Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:21 pm

    Excellent! Happy bounce Happy bounce Thank you, I look forward to your analysis of the game.

    Good review of Shiver 2, by the way. I liked that game, better than the first but think Shiver 3 was the best of them.

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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by genkicoll on Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:20 pm

    For the first time, I'm featuring a series, rather than a single game.

    The Christmas Wonderland games are a series of straight HOG's for the hidden object lovers.


    These games feature piles and piles of objects to find, with intermittent mini-games for your enjoyment.


    These games are great for those who enjoy competing against themselves or family members, as they all keep track of your score.  You can play timed or untimed, depending on your preference.  Finding candy canes on the scenes increases your score, as does finding items quickly in succession.

    So, no actual review from me, as I've never actually played the games! OH!  Laugh  I HAVE, however, watched my sis play them over and over again -- she LOVES them, as she loves all straight HOG's.  The holiday-themed games from Casual Arts (like these) come second only to the Big City Adventure games for her.

    All of the banners are taken from HOS in the games, so as you'll see, they're not entirely junk piles Snicker

    If you enjoy straight HOG's and being scored, definitely check these games out!

    Series links:  Christmas Wonderland 1 & 2, Christmas Wonderland 3, Christmas Wonderland 4


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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by genkicoll on Wed Feb 12, 2014 2:12 pm

    I haven't done a feature for a while, so I figure it's about time!  This time instead of focusing on a single game, I'm going to feature a developer:  Amanita Design.

    Amanita makes wonderfully quirky point-and-click puzzle adventures, and some of them are FREE to play on their site!  Games such as Samorost 1, Rocketman, Questionaut, The Quest for the Rest, and Osada can all be played online!  They have flash-demos of their other games, too.

    Games like:
    Samorost 2 (Today's screen)


    Machinarium, their first full-length game


    and their most recent game, Botanicula


    I highly recommend games by Amanita -- they're delightfully fun!  At the very least, head to their website to give the games a try online (no downloads or DRM) HERE.


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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:45 pm

    You might have noticed that I've started a new featured game -- this is a dark but very interesting adventure by the name of The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav.



    As far as Daedalic games go, The Whispered World is the one that seemed to get the most attention, BUT, I feel that this title is leagues ahead of TWW, both in story and gameplay.

    To read about why I loved this game, check out my review HERE.


    I just got #2 in the series, Memoria, and I can't wait to get started on it~! Happy bounce

    This is a game I definitely recommend checking out... assuming that you enjoy a game with great graphics, an involving story, and adventure games in general Elk grin


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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by luvtoread on Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:42 pm

    I know I mentioned this before,  but seeing as you are playing #1,  let me know your thoughts

    spoiler:
    what exactly Satinav had to do with this game

    There are things I do remember,  but
    spoiler:
    the Ravens never made much
    sense to me

    When I  played Memoria,  I just got a totally different perspective about him than in #1.

    I just don't want to give too much away,  so once you are moved and settled and
    back to playing,  then maybe we could discuss it more.

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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:48 pm

    I am tempted to take advantage of the sale on Satinav... the graphics are so good!!! But I've been a very bad girl this month... I need an excuse lol Mouse with Cheese So, excuses please?

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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by genkicoll on Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:52 pm

    Hold that thought, Justie -- lots of people have this one on their trade list in the GOG Classifieds thread.  If you don't have any game codes, or not the ones they want, you can possibly buy a cheaper game and trade it for Satinav!  Look at this one, for instance.  He might trade Age of Wonders (a $3.99 game) -- and there are many other traders who have the Satinav!


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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:08 pm

    Am now totally overwhelmed!  Huh? Much easier for me to buy than trying to figure out how to trade something I don't yet have! Am a little fuzzy this morning.

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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by Frodo on Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:45 pm

    Haven't played either of them, but really want to get them sometime.   Smile

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    Re: GGG - Featured Game

    Post by JustTheFacts on Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:49 pm

    the graphics look spectacular!!

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