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    in reply to: Alley Cat: first thoughts #2123

    😀 😀

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    in reply to: Lode Runner #2107

    I played a lot of this game as a kid, though a different version: I had Lode Runner: The Legend Returns, IIRC, which apparently had very similar gameplay (leading to a 2/5 star review!), but much better graphics and music. So I’m looking forward to checking out its origins in this (rather basic-looking) version.

    I remember being captivated by the graphics and SFX (cue sounds of bomb fuses burning, and monks gobbling flesh!), but also loving the game style. I think Tijn makes a good point about the puzzle game masquerading as an action game; the blend of genres makes it a lot of fun 🙂

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    in reply to: First Impressions #1955

    First impressions:

    Wow, this is a strange camera/control setup; I’m intrigued! Hmm, she walks very slowly. The 2D art is very pretty. I quite like the odd juxtaposition of pixellated 3D models on this background. Oh no! A… thing! I must use the action menu and fight it. That… doesn’t seem to achieve anything. Oh dear, I’m feeling weak. And now I’m dead. Goodbye, cruel world.

    I think I’ll need a walkthrough 😀

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    in reply to: Podcast #1918

    I’m interested, though would also be playing the part of neophyte 😮

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    in reply to: RPGs #1878

    Keith the Thief looks perfect: attractive and rather silly. I vote that!

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    in reply to: Ugh! #1873

    I’d love to give this a play. The graphics are very cute and remind me of a specific era of computer games. Also the premise makes me chuckle 😀

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    in reply to: Carmageddon [1997] #1845

    I have to say, the graphics are a lot more impressive than I’ve come to expect. Controversial games are always fun to talk about too. I had no idea this was banned in the UK!

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    in reply to: Covert Action #1840

    Ahh! I must have skimmed past this when writing about Covert Action here. Sorry!

    I’m definitely keen to play this game, it looks great 😀

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    in reply to: Lords of the Realm I #1839

    Welcome void! 🙂

    LotR looks quite fascinating. I particularly like the look of this screen – reminds me a little of Colonization. I like how older games allowed tweaking of all sorts of things and this looks similar.

    Would it support multiplayer over a network? 😮

    The reviews on GOG are very good too. I’m definitely keen to play this 😀

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    in reply to: Albion #1780

    This art work is very beautiful, and quite reminiscent of the time. It seems to have an interesting mix of sci-fi and fantasy too—here’s the story intro:

    “In the year 2227, the gigantic, interstellar factory ship “Toronto” reaches a distant solar system. The ship’s owners, the enormous DDT company, believe that there are rich deposits of raw materials on this third planet of the system; but the data which describes the planet as a desert, turns out to be forged. Albion is in fact a world full of life, secrets, surprises and magic. When Tom Driscoll, the pilot of the reconnaissance team discovers this, he swears to save Albion from “Toronto’s” tentacles.”

    Count me in! 😀

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    in reply to: Rules of Engagement #1759

    Gosh, that must be the busiest interface I’ve ever seen. Sign me up! (Also count me in for TIE Fighter!)

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    in reply to: Alley Cat #1752

    This game looks really charming, and also slightly bizarre (that shot of a 12 foot cheese block in particular!). I’d love to give it a play 😀

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    in reply to: Cheesy Software #1517

    Shareware month! Shareware month!

    I’d love to do that. There are loads of small, classic shareware games out there to choose from 😀

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    in reply to: Populous, and other Bullfrog classics #1512

    Ooh ooh ooh I love this idea. I actually just created a Theme Park thread here not realising it was already mentioned.

    I’ve never played Theme Hospital (despite wanting to several times) or even heard of Populous, but would love to give them a go.

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    in reply to: First impressions #1492

    I’d never played this game before, but after seeing @rnlf‘s stream and then joining the multiplayer stream I had to give it a go.

    First impressions were really positive. I think the music and graphics are great, and this game has a lot in common with GTA stylistically, which I also love. The racing starts off quite hard but after purchasing new tyres I settled in quite easily.

    I ended up doing exactly what @pix did and smashing through most of it in a marathon session that ended in the wee hours of the morning. I think this actually says quite a lot about the game, though: the rewards are perfectly spaced apart, and there’s always something to aim for. Also the idea of reaching the top of the rankings is quite obvious from the very start. This simplicity and the raw competitiveness makes it pretty addictive. (I ended up having an intense rivalry with Clint West after he rammed me into the side of a track and blew up my car. Oh boy was I angry…)

    The only major detractor for me is the physics: in particular how hitting rough terrain completely kills your speed, and how sometimes your car ends up flipping direction. Other than that, though, the game is brilliant!

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