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Re: TKC post-mortem
« on: August 13, 2016, 03:04:45 AM »
"Go back to the 90s and it was Sierra Online vs LucasArts. In 2016, the only successful adventure games use the LucasArts style."

Not really well-versed on the difference between the styles. What is a good example of a post-1990s "LucasArts style" game - Aveyond? Al Emmo? Warthogs?


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Re: Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 06:08:30 AM »
I guess by this distinction I really mean the LA model, which is none or limited death, A-B-C storylines as opposed to more gather-the-items quests, removal of random events, multiple paths.

Modern games as examples. Anything by Wadget Eye, the early TellTale games before they became very much interactive stories. Broken Age. Life is Strange. Firewatch.
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Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 12:04:02 PM »
I am a major classic sierra fan but very strongly dislke LucasArts style. Its just my personal preference.
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Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 12:38:54 PM »
I am a major classic sierra fan but very strongly dislke LucasArts style. Its just my personal preference.

To be fair, the only LucasArts graphic adventure game I've ever played was "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis" when it came out while I was in college...

(While I was in college?!?!?  Huh, huh. I'm OLD. Huh, huh.)

...so I really don't have much of a basis to form any pro-/con-/love/hate opinion about the LucasArts style/humor/gameplay/design choices.  I recognize and acknowledge their contributions to the adventure game genre, and much like Sierra, I fully understand why they still have so many fans to this day.


However, as I watch PUR and LGR continue their Let's Play of "The Secret of Monkey Island," it reminds me of the ONE thing that keeps me from ever wanting to actually play any of the LucasArts "classics": the user interface.

It's just plain awful.
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Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2016, 04:28:57 AM »
Without releasing figures was QFI a lot more successful ( I understand it cost a lot more to produce)

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Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2016, 03:07:54 PM »
Without releasing figures was QFI a lot more successful ( I understand it cost a lot more to produce)

A "lot" is subjective :) , but it's sold multiple times more than OOTT.
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Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2016, 06:34:05 AM »
I think one thing is qfi had a wide appeal in terms of its storyline. The idea of being a bad ass has the ability to reach outside of the traditional niche classic adventure market, I am not sure a bard with a lute has the same appeal

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Re: Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2016, 08:24:28 AM »
It's funny because I agree with you about QFI's appeal, but on the other hand it's also specifically a tribute / pisstake of a specific series so in that respect it should limit it's audience. One thing I do know, I have no idea.
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Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2016, 02:24:03 PM »
Prior to playing it though I am not sure many knew that QFI was going to be a partial piss take. I had backed it and followed it right through andI was not expecting that.

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Re: Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2016, 06:32:02 PM »
The name didn't give it away?
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Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2016, 06:56:49 PM »
Prior to playing it though I am not sure many knew that QFI was going to be a partial piss take. I had backed it and followed it right through andI was not expecting that.
? piss take?

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Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2016, 10:55:12 PM »
Us kiwis can be a bit slow!! I actually thought it was going to be a serious game where you played the bad guy.

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Re: Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2016, 08:19:00 AM »
You may be slow, but you make up for it in superior Rugby skills. Or are we so bad now that it makes the All Blacks look good?
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Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2016, 11:18:32 AM »
Prior to playing it though I am not sure many knew that QFI was going to be a partial piss take. I had backed it and followed it right through andI was not expecting that.
? piss take?

It's British/Austalian/Kiwi slang. 

"It is often used to mean (or confused with) taking the piss out of, which is an expression meaning to mock, tease, ridicule, or scoff"


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taking_the_piss

Basically means parody.


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Re: TKC post-mortem
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2016, 12:09:54 PM »
ohhhhh

rgr that  learn something new every day whoot

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