HEROES OF MIGHT & MAGIC
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April 4, 2017 at 9:31 am in reply to: [DONE!] Commander Keen in Invasion of the Vorticons #221
Great suggestion! I’ve never really played these games. I remember other kids being really into them, but I never really understood the appeal. All the more reason to revisit it now!
Yeah, the game is surprisingly hard to get into (on the highest difficulty level at least) because it’s quite unforgiving. As you say, touching someone else or over-revving for a short while will mean the end if your race immediately.
But now that I’ve been playing for a while, I’m getting quite used to it. The key is concentration, I think. If you play the game casually while not paying attention, it’s very easy to make a mistake. But if you really focus, it’s actually quite doable 🙂
Also the fact you can freely save/load during a championship is a massive help. And of course you don’t have to win all races in the season to end up on top, so all in all it’s not as hard as you might think it is at first.
I think lap times per circuit would be the most interesting thing to compare.
There’s also the total amount of points in the championship, but as you can save/load as you please, getting the maximum number of points in a season is easier than you might think.
So all in all, despite it being the slowest on paper, I really like driving the Ferrari.
I’ve managed to get pretty good lap times with the Ferrari, and I think the handling also enables overtaking around corners more doable.
The McLaren is my 2nd choice, as the speed is simply unmatched.
To me, the Williams is the least interesting car available. I wouldn’t know why I would pick that one over either the Ferrari or the McLaren 😀
Oh yeah, this is a great suggestion! I played it extensively back in the day, but I don’t know if I ever finished it properly. I do remember moving to lots of cities, so maybe I did? But it was great fun nonetheless and I would love to play it again!
I would like to play it in 3Dfx / Glide mode if that’s possible. But maybe software rendering isn’t as bad as I remember it, haha.
Ooooh, I’m impressed! I’m still stuck at Episode 2, and really struggling at Ultra-Violence difficulty. One setting lower is a lot more manageable for me, so maybe I’ll finish it like that.
But you’re using the mouse! I’ll just have to hold onto that to not feel like a failure 😀
Ok, we managed a successful multiplayer session yesterday with sorceress, toasty, dollarone and myself \o/
We played the first level of the first episode and despite notable difficulties it was actually quite fun! And congrats to sorceress for winning the game, with 11 frags 😀
The problem with this though, as kdrnic pointed out on IRC, is that Doom is not intended to played over the internet at all. It synchronises the game on each frame and waits until it’s full synced before moving on to the next frame. That means the framerate is effectively equal to the highest ping between any two players. As you can imagine, with members spanning across the globe, this leads to a less than ideal experience.
Nonetheless we got it to work and despite everything, it was also pretty fun. I had a big smile on my face the whole time, so well done everyone!
Yeah, DOS shareware is awesome 😀 I remember these discs that came with magazines as well, some of them contained dozens of games. Just trying each one was a fun activity in itself.
And wow, that version of Lode Runner looks a lot better than the version I used to play!
Yeah, I’m with you there, sorceress. Episode 1 really got me hooked, but Episode 2 doesn’t do so much for me.
It’s just room after room, killing more and more monsters. And since there’s no story either, there’s really not a lot making me want to progress.
I’m a bit sad about it, because I was really into Episode 1.