Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Blade Runner

Discussion in 'Adventure Gaming' started by MetalCraze, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Barbader Novice

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  2. MetalCraze Arcane

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    sucked balls in the end.




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    OK I've completed BR for the second time. This time the gameplay was a little different - some people survived - some don't, I also killed some cops. and I've found some clues I didn't find previously. and even in the very end sequence of the game it was different. but I still got the same ending :(

    OK on the 3rd walkthrough when it will finally take place - I will play as a heartless bastard who will kill and vk everyone.

    on the 4th walkthrough I will try to arrange it according to brmovie's one. because - shit, until I accidently noticed that sentence in it that directs me to look at Lucy's ankle on the photo... I hate this game.

    so BR is kinda adventure/rpg right? because it lets you to develop your character in many ways and there are lots of choices that affect everything in the game.
     
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  3. Briosafreak Augur

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  4. MetalCraze Arcane

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    yes I've read at brmovie that pictures may show different people and things depending on your playthrough. I kinda love this game. It's on a par with the best rpgs out there.

    btw is it really possible to avoid the soup?
     
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  5. pug987 Scholar

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    I wouldn't say it's an rpg (not even partly) just because it has multiple routes and choices and consequences. Other adventures let you play out your character to an extend and your choices define how they progress, see Pandora Directive for example, with 7 different endings and many more dialogue choices than BR. In fact if you play at hardcore mode, some of the dialogue choices could get you killed.

    Now to avoid the soup, during the conversation have the cursor pointing at the side door. Just when you know he's gonna overturn the cauldron click on the door a few times and your character will jump aside and dodge the soup. Avoiding the soup gives you a very important option that you don't have otherwise. I'll let you find out what.
     
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  6. bozia2012 Arcane Patron

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    IIRC you have to right-click (take your cock out) in the right time (when he makes a move to pour the soup on you) and then clickety-click on the door. Is it possible not to kill Zuben?

    I've noticed that sometimes you can't esper all details from the picture (you know they're there but it doesn't work) - logical.
     
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    Oh shit, this actually looks really good. I really like adventure games where puzzles revolve around investigating a mystery. It makes much more sense when they aren't just there as an obstacle to continue the story.

    I just checked the trailer. Love the puchline: "Danger's like jello... There's always room for more."
     
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  8. pug987 Scholar

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    I didn't want to give it away but since you ask, yes. When you pursue him you corner him in a dark building and you have the option of either shooting him or putting away your gun and having a nice little conversation with him. If you don't avoid the soup then he appears when you get back to your appartment at the end of act 1 if I remember correctly and you have to kill him.

    I wouldn't want to start a rant about Pandora Directive in a Blade Runner topic so I'll just say that if I had to recomend 10 games that any gamer should play at least once, Pandora Directive would probably be at the top 3. A warning though to those who still haven't watched the trailer. It doesn't do the game justice and has a lot of spoilers.
     
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  9. MetalCraze Arcane

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    I didn't say it's a rpg. I said it's adventure/rpg. or adventure with rpg elements. I know that BR has no stats and perks - but it exactly lets you to somewhat roleplay your character. it's not about C&C - but about that you can actually act with your character differently - like in a good rpg. so I think it has one of the most important rpg elements.

    thank you. I wonder how devs actually wanted the player to come up with such solution on his own.
    but that will happen on my 3rd playthrough... but not now.
    now I maybe will try that old Dune (not rts Dune, but adventure/strategy Dune). Already installed it and started playing a little.
     
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  10. Briosafreak Augur

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  11. boynextdoor Educated

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    If there were stats it would be a RPG then? I think this genre thing doesn't make sense at all.
     
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    Back in the day I was really impressed with the graphical style, the different outcomes and atmosphere of this game. There was however one thing that I rather disliked. The game indeed changed according to your actions, which was rather neat. However it really wasn't that clear what direction you went in with a certain course of action and a number of these game changes didn't work that well together. With these adding up you sometimes reached an ending that made absolutely no sense. Perhaps rather realistic, but I was a bit underwhelmed.
     
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    I was dissapointed in the lack of puzzles. In fact besides the Esper....you never really *did* anything. You just sort of experience the world and it's story.

    As an interactive movie it's awesome, a very good version of the movie that actually goes into more detail than the film (obviouslly, since it's longer and interactive).

    However as an adventure it sort of misses it's mark without puzzles or any clear choices. Many choices aren't apparent or change the story entirely based on small decisions. As in "touch this and you're replicant, don't and you're human" which made no sense.
     
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    Is it possible to run this in windowed mode? Looks kinda horribly ugly on my 1440x900 monitor.
     
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    https://adventuregamers.com/articles/view/33034

     
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    Such a cool and unique game. A shame that there won't be a re-release for it, that would've been great. It really blew me away when I first played it back in the day.
     
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  17. taxalot I request a spice shipment immediately. Patron

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    The thing I liked the best with the replicant or not random generator was that...

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    It also applies to the main character
     
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  18. Doma Savant

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    Fuck yeah Blade Runner. Loved it when it came out. Maybe its time to replay it.
     
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    And you could never be sure who was a replicant or not (except Clovis and that other dude).

    VK was the only way to check it and you had to interpret the result yourself.
     
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  20. taxalot I request a spice shipment immediately. Patron

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    Couldn't you cheat the test too by manually adjusting some values ?

    Also, I liked how you could kill some random people or get a VK wrong and the game would go on but remember.
     
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  21. Starwars Arcane

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    I think you could get the VK modified somehow also? Was it the weapons merchant who could do it? Man, can't remember... been too long.

    Is it a huge pain in the ass to run this game nowadays or is it fairly easy?
     
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    I remember I stayed off from VK because I didn't understand it back then. But wasn't it like your decision if someone was a replicant was final and not questioned by anyone? You could just kill random people and it was all in your conscience.
     
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    I remember (if I remember correctly) that I killed some guy suspecting he was a replicant but he was actually human and I got arrested and the game ended.
     
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