February 10, 2005 at 2:11 pm #27386
[*] Has anyone given up on buying new games?
Here are the latest games I’ve purchased:
Moon Tycoon (2001) [It had a Sierra label on the website…]
Other than that, I’ve just purchased old console games, for Nintendo 64, and the “Atari Flashback Console.” Atari was actually slightly ahead of me (I started gaming as it was phasing out).
I’ve dabbled in Second Life (I paid the $9.95 one-time fee and cashed out $20 so I’m ahead $10 just for playing the game). But I still have trouble creating in 3D environments.
[*] Also, does anyone know if 3D creation is a talent or just pretty much something everyone can do? I’ve tried several times and I have a lot of trouble creating in the extra plane.
February 11, 2005 at 7:11 pm #27387
I haven’t bought any new PC games for… a while. I’ve been enjoying GameBoy Advance games currently (on an SP), including the new Zelda one (The Minish Cap). I have a feeling I’d play more PC games though if my system was up for it. My system is about 5 years old – time for a new one.
I don’t think 3D creation is just a talent – though talent is still involved. Anyone can learn to model – architecture, for example. But, modelling characters with personality, animating and texturing things, I believe this takes more artistic talent than just knowledge. You mention having trouble creating in the extra plane. I think while it’s true you can learn something (this would apply to anything), naturally there will be people who are more adept at doing it and will learn quicker and have more of an intuitive understanding of it.
February 11, 2005 at 9:38 pm #27388
Brandon, a five year old system would be able to handle Syberia and Syberia II. If you haven’t played them yet, they are true adventure games. I felt that each one was only a half game, but, still enjoyable when played one after the other. I liked The Longest Journey better, but we need to support any good adventure games if we want any more to be developed.
February 12, 2005 at 1:50 am #27389
Good call Collector. I’ve played a demo of Syberia and the full game The Longest Journey all the way through, though I don’t consider either of those especially “recent”. Syberia II is of course more recent. The demo of Syberia, while the graphics and mood were awesome, didn’t really grab me. Still, you can’t always tell how good a game is going to be from a demo, and especially in this adventure-less age, you have to take what you can get. I know all the positive response Syberia has received. Well, one of these days 🙂
February 13, 2005 at 3:28 pm #27390
You have to start ignoring mainstream developers and publishers. Pay more attention to the European market. Keep an especially close eye on what’s happening in Eastern Europe, in countries like the Czech Republic, Poland, the Ukraine, etc. Many excellent games are still being produced, but they totally go under most people’s radar.
February 20, 2005 at 1:06 pm #27391
May 23, 2006 at 12:20 pm #27392
New Adventure Games recently sighted by CNN.
Review: Adventure games still testing wits
By Marc Saltzman
Gannett News Service
Friday, May 19, 2006; Posted: 1:55 p.m. EDT (17:55 GMT)
‘While 3-D shooters and fantasy role-playing epics seem to be popular genres today, not all gamers prefer these violent, action-oriented titles.
Adventure games, on the other hand, require brains instead of brawn. These slower-paced stories are often filled with memorable locations, interesting characters and plenty of head-scratching puzzles.’