The Secret of Monkey Island
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Wow everyone is in this thread so I can’t help but jump in too! I’d eagerly welcome an RPG to the list!
I did play Betrayal at Krondor as a kid, but I was pretty young and I didn’t really “get it” at the time. I never made it very far.
I have always wanted to play Wasteland! I’m a big Fallout fan, played them all a lot.
I am VERY partial to the Ultima series. Ultima V sits just under Starflight in regards to my favorite memories of gaming with my dad. Ultima Rules!
So my vote goes for Wasteland, or Ultima… but admittedly that Keef the Thief sounds pretty funny too, and I’ve never heard of it!
Looking forward to returning to Monkey Island! This is another game I played with my dad at a young age. We had the original game w/ the spinning code wheel. Unfortunately a pipe broke in my parents house a few years ago and Monkey Island was one of the PC games that was destroyed in the flood. I did manage to harvest the original Disks out of it… which are a bit funky smelling… I’m sure they’re dead…but I still keep’m in the collection for the memories.
It’s those little needless details that I think give Blizzard games such charm. As rough as the game is to play compared to modern standards (my kingdom for a control group) I have honestly been having a lot of fun going back and playing. Fighting vs your own unit AI is… half the fun? haha
I feel like I need to try to get in some Warcraft 1 time, just so I can help put some perspective on the growths and changes. I remember Warcraft 1 only had 4 units select-able at a time, so if you felt limited with 9… ohhh boy. >:D
I hope everyone is having as much fun as I am! 🙂
I would be down for an X-Com episode! I played this game a TON when I was in 6th grade. I feel like I was almost a bit too young to get everything fully, but I eventually figured it out and did beat the game.
I remember thinking the Mind Control was just the most insane game feature of all time.
I love this game! I played it in the USA under the banner “Relentless: Twinson’s Adventure”
I got this game when I was in 7th grade after reading a review for it in PC Gamer I think. I remember thinking how unique it looked and it really pulled me in. The nature of the open world after you can start traveling between islands, the colorful world w/ crazy characters. Elephant people, rabbit/mouse people, all living in a seemingly contemporary world… but w/ magic teleporting robots.
This one holds a real special place in my heart.
I’m having a lot of fun w/ the revisit so far! I’ve used dosbox to get it working off my original CD! I still have the box, and disc, but no manuals or goodies. Just a box and disc. I was lucky about 6 months ago I found the expansion at a thrift store for a buck!
I’m currently on the last level or the orc campaign. While taking a while to get used to the lack of control groups for units, and buildings, I’ve actually learned to appreciate the rhythm of trying to keep the macro going w/ frantic clicks and hot keys alone.
I see some people pointing out flaws, which yeah it has, but I think it’s important to remember what this grew out of. I loved Warcraft 1 as a kid, and Warcraft 2 just came w/ so many quality of life improvements and beautiful graphics.
When I play it now, it’s not hard for me to remember what it was like to experience it back in the day, and appreciate it despite it falling short in certain areas all these years later.
It’s still early enough in the month that I think I’m going to try to play through the orc campaign expansion. I never had it as a kid and I would love to see some levels that I hope are more difficult.
My only “problem” w/ the game is that so far it hasn’t been too much of a challenge.
Is there anyway we can get the multiplayer going so we can VS each other?!?! It would be awesome to have a fully multiplayer perspective going into the podcast! That I have fond memories of playing modem games w/ my buddy on our 28k modems vs the computer.
I think at least everyone should play enough so they can finish the game. If you look up what you need to do, you can complete it in under an hour.
The surprise reveal at the end is worth talking about, so people should try to see it if they can.
Has everyone at least played enough to see the story develope which I will reference below
Some mysterious external space force is causing the stars in the universe to go super nova, killing all life in the solar systems. It is detected that soon the human space colony start will explode, killing all humanity.
It all seems to be tied up w/ the mysterious ancient race who have left temples around the universe, almost always w/ a few tons of fuel for your ship near by.
Wow you really plowed through it!
I was thinking of posting a “so where’s everyone at?” post on the 15th, half way through the month.
I got a late start last week, but so far I’ve pretty much maxed my ship out. I haven’t really chatted w/ many aliens, just focusing on getting a bad ass ship first.
This is one of those game that honestly, a little sharing of information could be sort of fun.
Maybe when there’s only 10 days left we could start a thread sharing some info the aliens of given us?
The game is pretty tough, it could be fun to sort of “come together” as a community and pool our resources.
Welcome John! I’m glad you’re having fun w/ the game! I think the hand written notes are half the fun of the game! I usually have one big piece of printer paper that I just write my stuff down on, and sort of draw little boxes around to separate.
You are right, starting w/o reading the manual is tough! As far as starting off and getting money for fuel, there is a planet in the space station’s home system which has fuel deposits on it. I spend my first hour or so mining the planet, and gathering fuel. This gave me enough money to max out my crews respective stats, and I had something like ~40 units of fuel before even leaving the home system.
The system right next to the home system also has a great planet to mine on. I mined it for an hour or so last night and came away w/ about 150k space bucks. Enough to go buy Engines level 4, and then I maxed out every single one of my captains stats. I’m not sure if it helps, but it feels good to me. 🙂
So then you’re starting your real space travel w/ ~40 units of fuel, and really efficient engines.