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    in reply to: Podcast – who wants to join? #1490

    If you need someone who knows French, you know where to find me!

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    in reply to: Multiplayer #1459

    @rnlf: Well, if everyone decides to lag behind at the start, I’d probably try to have a turbo start instead!

    Also count me in.

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    in reply to: Race Strategy? #1395

    Mgoddard: After playing some more, I feel like the early game is the hardest part. Once you have some upgrades it gets much easier, until then it’s a matter of being extra careful to avoid collisions (they slow you a lot) & waiting for the others to make mistakes.

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    in reply to: First impressions #1387

    This game stood the test of time surprisingly well!

    The graphics are still very respectable, and the game loop is indeed quite unusual and addictive. I’m also surprised by the game difficulty and complexity.

    The game reminds me of the (much more recent) Little Racers STREET game, which was fun in similar ways and probably found some inspiration in Death Rally (except it removed the weapons :P).

    So far I’m sitting at rank #18, and I’m actually having a hard time amassing money, so still plenty to learn.

    Those damn mines though!

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    in reply to: Standard Galactic Alphabet #706

    I did read about this before playing the game, and what surprised me is how small most of those signs are! Like how can they find anything relevant to say in what seems to be just 3 or 4 letters?

    The answer was found on Gamefaqs (ยง5.2.1), explaining how most signs were just some orientation clues, like “GO UP”, “EXIT” or “DIE”.

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    in reply to: First impressions #705

    Congrats Tijn ๐Ÿ™‚

    The screen shows another issue I’ve had with the game, being the cheap advertisment lines like Commender Keen endorsing his own game meh

    I lack culture on shareware games (in particular it’s the first episodic DOS game I play) but I was surprised by how in-your-face the advertising is.

    @davidn: The level design brings a lot of die-and-retry to the game indeed, and that kind of stuff didn’t age very well. On episode 1 the issue was reasonable enough not to kill my entusiasm completely ๐Ÿ˜‰ I still have to try to next games to compare!

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    in reply to: First impressions #691

    Just finished episode 1!

    While I got used to the controls, I still can’t forgive the average and sometimes unclear graphics, nor the punishing level design. I can understand smooth scrolling was new on PCs at the time, but this is still a game made 5 years after the original Super Mario, so I’m surprised with how amateur some aspects of the game felt.

    The pogo is what gives the game some kind of charm though, and helped me stay interested to the end. The ending (final level + cutscene) is the highlight of the game to me, and made me want to try the later episodes.

    I’ve given a try to episode 2, which already looks a bit better. Now that I’m used to the controls and the way levels are designed, maybe my expectations are more suited to enjoy them.

    Now Derphilip suggested we try the “Goodbye, Galaxy” game, which is apparently the best in the series. The art already seems way better despite the game being released only a year after, so I might quickly switch to that one.

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    in reply to: Racing games! #661

    Never heard of either games, the first one looks like a fun N64-era racer! What’s its name?

    This makes me realize Grand Theft Auto is technically a DOS game as well.

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    in reply to: Wendell Hicken #660

    Interesting interview, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favorite part (the last sentence in particular):

    > Once I had a reasonably workable version, some friends installed it at the school dorms. Each house had a small room full of computers (6 to 10), and many hours which should have been studying were annihilated by Scorch parties. I left pen and paper for people to write down ideas, and many of the weapons came out of that.

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    in reply to: [DONE!] Horror Game in October #658

    Welcome to the community Amayirot!

    The Phantasmagoria games and also WaxWorks look super gorey and disturbing, in a way that modern horror games don’t. It might be an interesting topic to discuss

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    in reply to: Hi & Sorry #647

    How dare you break those records?! I just found about them now ๐Ÿ™‚

    I guess I’ll have to try and fight my way back… Though gaining 1.5s on Brazil sounds almost impossible :O

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    in reply to: [DONE!] Horror Game in October #645

    First to suggest Alone in the Dark ๐Ÿ˜€

    I actually never played it but I’m curious to discover this ancestor of the Resident Evil series and the likes.

    Bonus challenge: have a part of the podcast dedicated to comparing it to the 2005 Uwe Boll movie ๐Ÿ™‚

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    in reply to: Games for moms #639

    Playing a small game would be a nice way to help us catch up with the schedule!

    That Tetris background is terrible so I would be more interested in trying a Boulder Dash-like game like this Supaplex.

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    in reply to: Videos #528

    Those cutscenes really helped with the immersion! I think those really gave life to the story, while providing a sense of progression through the game.

    Even as a kid I found them quite cheap, but they still had some kind of charm and an instantly recognizable style, with those huge logos clearly classifying you as good/evil and the white noise at the end.

    As I finished the GDI campaign and inserted CD2 in the player I really felt like I was giving up to the Dark Side of the Force or something ๐Ÿ˜›

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    in reply to: Succession Game! #480

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