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Luzur

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KeighnMcDeath

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Lol. The red queen says "Let's blow this fucker up! KABOOM BABY!"
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Shelly "Bombshell" Harrison???
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Well, at least some idea of amiga gameplay.
 
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BLOBERT

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Questron? What?!?



Download is here


BRO AT LEAST THE MOTHERFUCKER COULD COME UP WITH A NEW NAME

QUESTRON WAS AN OLD ULTIMA LIKE THAT I PLAYED THE SHIT OUT OF

IT WAS BASICALLY A PRETTIER ULTIMA ONE
 

KeighnMcDeath

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Well, all the assets are not his own and it looks very wolfensteinish.

Man, when I finally saw an original appleII Ultima played I was like DAMN! That is way different than his later remaster. Yeah, questron looked better. I don't think this project will ever get more work.
 

KeighnMcDeath

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Did anyone mention Star Command? Damn sure someone did. I sort of had wasteland vibes x Centauri Alliance
 

octavius

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Did anyone mention Star Command? Damn sure someone did. I sort of had wasteland vibes x Centauri Alliance


Not that obscure, being an SSI game.
I played it about ten years ago, but it bugg(er)ed out on me halfway through.
Quite good game, but not a "must play" unless you're a completionist.
 

Mikeal

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So I was browsing m'abandonware :mlady: and found some of the cRGPs below. Any opinions/warnings about them?

Heath: The Unchosen Path
Goldenland: Cold Heaven
Zlatogorye 2
Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard
The Fate
Dragonfire: The Well of Souls
Night Watch
NightStone
Another War
NeverEnd
Shadow Vault
Kivi's Underworld
 

V_K

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Goldenland: Cold Heaven
Zlatogorye 2
Same game. Arcanum wannabe with Slavic flavor. Get it if you like fetch/fedex quests because that's the only thing you'll be doing in the game.
Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard
Very fun but not really an RPG, more like real-time squad tactics with some Adventure elements.
Sorry, brainfart - mixed it up with Hexplore. Hexx is a real-time free-scrolling blobber with mid-90s visuals. Doesn't really have anything to offer.
Dragonfire: The Well of Souls
Kind like Diablo (real-time, isometric) meets PnC Adventure (static backgrounds, some minor puzzles). Worth it for getting a chance to play a murderous duck.
Heath: The Unchosen Path
Oh boy. Oh. Boy.
 
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Morpheus Kitami

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Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard
Found it fun the last time I played it, but get any unofficial fan patches you find lying around. There's a glitch in the regular version that removes all the small keys you have whenever you change floors.
Night Watch
The one based off the Russian book, right? Seemed interesting, but I didn't get very far. It required you to do modify a file or something to run it. Something about how it reads how much memory you have,
 

negator2vc

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Night Watch
The one based off the Russian book, right? Seemed interesting, but I didn't get very far. It required you to do modify a file or something to run it. Something about how it reads how much memory you have,
Yes, both Night Watch and Day Watch (it's sequel) are based on the Russian books (using the book lore with new player's characters).
The easiest way to play them is with VM in a controlled environment especially since at least Night Watch came with one of those
crappy DRM system that can easily mess newer OS.
That's what I use for most of the older windows games even though most of them could be played with wine (I am a linux user). I only use wine for newer windows games that are too slow or unplayable in VM.
 

Lord_Potato

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So I was browsing m'abandonware :mlady: and found some of the cRGPs below. Any opinions/warnings about them?

Heath: The Unchosen Path
Goldenland: Cold Heaven
Zlatogorye 2
Hexx: Heresy of the Wizard
The Fate
Dragonfire: The Well of Souls
Night Watch
NightStone
Another War
NeverEnd
Shadow Vault
Kivi's Underworld

Here's my minireview of Heath: the Unchosen Path.

And of Another War.

Zlatogorye 2 (Golden Land, sequel to Heath) was published only in Russian and Spanish, so I did not play it. Cold Heaven is an expansion pack to Zlatogorye 2.

Shadow Vault seems like poor man's Fallout: Tactics. Never went far with this one.
 

Lord_Potato

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KeighnMcDeath

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Sort of get Cobra Mission vibes in a way.
Crime Fighter
published by author in 1993, running on MS-DOS
type: strategy
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player

other: Shareware
languages: GER

Technical specs
hardware: Enhanced Graphics Adapter,
display: raster

Authors / Staff

Peter Steffen. (Author I assume)

Trivia


Remake
The game is a remake of the Commodore 64 classic Mafia made by Igelsoft in 1986.
 
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Morpheus Kitami

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Crime Fighter was neat, but its very poorly balanced. Successfully pickpocketing or stealing from the docks gets you the same amount of points as the bigger actions. And actions difficulty didn't really correspond to how difficult they were, pickpocketing was a pain and was hard even at full stats, while stealing from the docks or houses required you to play a Sokobon-clone to steal stuff. Fun though, once you get full equipment and a full team.
 
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RNGsus

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The tunnel to another island and the magic items outline nail it.
Yendorian Tales 2-3, I think is a masterpiece of "balancing". Every your item, even enchanted to the max, every your spell, is completely obsolete in the next area.

For every crafty asshole there is a screw with inverse rifling. One of the two had an isolated midgame area with some special invulnerable monsters (meaning, with fuckton hitpoints) and special weapons existing solely to kill them (meaning, with fuckton damage). The weapons were supposed to disappear upon leaving the area... but there was a way to take them outside that I have found. For the rest of the game, I found enemy resistance rather underwhelming :smug:
Which of those two should I play, or is the whole trilogy good?
 
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