Evening Reading

Enjoy the extended weekend, Shackers. I will be playing many a game. After completing The Last Express--highly recommended, by the way--I'm moving on to Blade Runner. I'm on a point-and-click bender. I even bought Myst for my iPhone.

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    May 22, 2009 5:04 PM

    Blade Runner is a great click fest one of the only games like this that held my interest and I actually completed.Now how come I cannot find this cd on my shelf O old games:(

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      May 22, 2009 5:05 PM

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        May 22, 2009 7:18 PM

        I never played. I imagine it went something like... dun dun DUNNN you ARE a replicant!

        And I'd be like, no, no I am not.

        And then the game would tell me DUDE YOU DREAMT OF A UNICORN.

        And I'd say that is just a little bit gay but it doesn't make me a fucking robot.

        Then the game would start in on something about my eyes being shiny and then I'd delete it and never play again.

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          May 22, 2009 7:29 PM

          It's actually quite good, you missed out!

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      May 22, 2009 5:33 PM

      Is that the adventure game about the animals/pets?

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        May 22, 2009 5:46 PM

        Ya. And it's really fucking hard for an adventure game.

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          May 22, 2009 5:48 PM

          It's in my top 5 for adventure games - beautiful graphics, excruciatingly difficult, and great atmosphere. plus guns

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            May 22, 2009 5:49 PM

            Difficult? I didn't knowit had a reputation for that, thought it was meant to be pretty accessible in fact.

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              May 22, 2009 5:52 PM

              I remember it being in the vein of the old Sierra games -- if you missed something at a crime scene early on it'd screw you for the rest of the game and you had to reload/restart -- but being even more unforgiving because you had to click EVERYWHERE.

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                May 22, 2009 6:12 PM

                I don't recall that at all, but then I did check a lot. It seemed pretty easy going, as I remember--you could probably reach the end without finding much at all. You won't see much, but you'll reach the end.

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          May 22, 2009 5:56 PM

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            May 22, 2009 5:58 PM

            Early Sierra games were pretty harsh. I also don't remember Blade Runner being very hard.

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          May 22, 2009 6:11 PM

          I don't remember it being difficult. I remember one magazine review saying you could just click your way though everything.

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          May 23, 2009 1:33 AM

          Huh? I completed it in one night the first time I got it. That has never happened with any other adventure game.

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      May 22, 2009 5:53 PM

      Does Blade Runner play on XP?

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        May 22, 2009 6:08 PM

        It supports WinNT so I imagine it probably will. It won't support widescreen displays though.

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        May 22, 2009 7:19 PM

        I got it to work on XP. It can be done.

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      May 22, 2009 6:32 PM

      what there is a game??!?!??!?! I shall get it.

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        May 22, 2009 6:34 PM

        yeah the game is like 25 years old...

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          May 22, 2009 6:39 PM

          12 years old, actually.

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            May 22, 2009 6:46 PM

            My friend worked on this, actually. He's in the credits. A very ambitious game that could do better, today.

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        May 22, 2009 6:59 PM

        There are several copies on eBay right now for a decent price.

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      May 22, 2009 6:44 PM

      Because it's 4CD's

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        May 22, 2009 6:54 PM

        hahaha

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        May 22, 2009 9:22 PM

        hey, wasn't it 3? a full install was 1GB, so it couldn't have been 4

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          May 22, 2009 9:42 PM

          Nope, I have it right on my drive in front of me, 4 CD's.

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      May 22, 2009 7:39 PM

      Best movie game ever for sure. Not a complete retelling of the movie and not a completely new unrelated story. Right in the middle...perfect.

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      May 22, 2009 8:29 PM

      I loved that game - bought it and replayed it around 2006 and it still held up. They fleshed out the film world really beautifully.

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        May 22, 2009 8:50 PM

        The behind the scenes films on the CDs are cool...they show you how they did it. (If my 10+ years ago memory is holding up)

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      May 22, 2009 8:53 PM

      I remember being pretty blown away by the cinematics.

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      May 22, 2009 11:00 PM

      I have the original CD's in the original packaging sitting in my room, and I've never played it.

      I probably should.

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      May 22, 2009 11:47 PM

      I really enjoyed it, too. They did a great job at capturing the feel of the movie, which really is hard to believe, but made it so much more then just a pseudo-interactive re-telling.

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      May 23, 2009 1:29 AM

      My main memory and highlights of the game were great locations and feel of the movie and the use of the photo analyzer thingamajig was fun.Wonder if it actually made money?It looked expensive to make at the time...

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