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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:44 pm 
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I remember being able to walk all the way to Rasier. It took forever, there was little point, and the guards wouldn't let you inside.
Also, there was virtually nothing in the desert near Rasier. I always felt that area was a bit empty.

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I've actually tried this before and I think I just got bored after awhile and figured it was like the endless desert on King's Quest V.


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Actually, the desert is not endless as far as I know, I believe it loops eventually.


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Corsair wrote:
Actually, the desert is not endless as far as I know, I believe it loops eventually.


Meaning if I walk east forever from Shapier my character will eventually come out of the west?


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Yes, you walk far enough east, you come up from the west.


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No wonder the testing is taking so long.  The testers are lost in the desert!!   :lol


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Well, if we take this desert analogy too far, they game will never be released by the shaperian desert logic.


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I started this as a question to a question I started when I was 12.
That was back in 94.

As far as I know, there is no way to get there.
Even if you could, the game would cut in with the time sequence.

And even if there is a secret way, I'll probably save it for later.
I have tried the mountain trick. I've been hearing this a long time.
Again, haven't tried it since the 90's though.
Why do people keep bringing up KQ5? It was a great game,
but, the desert sequence was only part of a few puzzles.
If you hate desert screens so much, you probably shouldn't be playing
QFG2.
And if you keep bringing up KQ5, you should go play it.
If you even have a CPU that will run it anymore.
And I'm not talking about the recent releases.
The true experience for any adventure is on the old diskettes, or futuristic CD with the manuals, and the box.


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Ibanezrg82 wrote:
I started this as a question to a question I started
Why do people keep bringing up KQ5? It was a great game,
but, the desert sequence was only part of a few puzzles.
If you hate desert screens so much, you probably shouldn't be playing
QFG2.
And if you keep bringing up KQ5, you should go play it.


They were just similar in the way they were seemingly endless.  At least our Hero could survive long in the desert than Graham... I always hated the scenes when he'd just stand there as a scorpion raced to sting him.  You had to drink water every minute too!  I'm a bigger fan of QFG, but I did enjoy the KQ games, I still play them from time to time.


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Dont compare one genre to the next,
or i will have you drinking Razzle Dazzle Root Beer.

KQ5 was for rich kids back then.

Only rich people had VGA monitors and sound cards with stereos.


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i will have you drinking Razzle Dazzle Root Beer.


I would have no problem with that  :p


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Ibanezrg82 wrote:
KQ5 was for rich kids back then.

Only rich people had VGA monitors and sound cards with stereos.


Oh ya, lol, well, I did have the monitor then... but the soundcard was out of reach them.  I still remember playing quest for glory and kings quest with those beautiful sounds that came out of the pc speaker.  The volume options were--off or on.   :D


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well, my brother, you are free to speak whatever the hell you
want, because I remember the speaker too.

I didn't have the monitor, but me and my brothers and sisters finally got the soundcard at christmas. The original soundblaster.
The first one we got was defective, so we had to ship it back and got
a new one about a month later.
It took at least a month after that for me and my dad to get it to
work on an even then antiquated system, and I had a "EUREKA!"
with QFG1ega. When I heard the music at the mushroom circle at night for the first time, it was pretty cool.
A few months later, QFG3 was coming out, and all of the rich and cool kids had it. Along with their now SuperVGA monitors and Soundblaster16's, not to mention their new 486's. I still had an ibm 8086. That was just below a 286.


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I actually periodically enable the pc speaker for the first three QfG games, it's got some nostalgia for me; especially the introduction to Wages of War  ;)


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DonQuixote wrote:
Ibanezrg82 wrote:
i will have you drinking Razzle Dazzle Root Beer.


I would have no problem with that  :p


How about if I make you suck a blue frog?  Would you have a problem with that? :lol

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Hey now. I'm not so sure this guy should get points deducted for calling us old maids. I mean, in the gaming sense, that's what we are. We sit here and fondle games that came out when we were little kids (the "ideal" era) and act quite high and mighty about it. "Oh, you play some of those 3D games? Well, aren't you just special? I, however, only play CGA, EGA, and VGA games." *sticks nose in air*

Still, though, this isn't to say it's a bad thing. We like what we do and I, for one, find it deeply satisfying to express my creativity in this way. What's the sense in being an old maid if you're not enjoying it?

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I have no reservation playing games that I bought ten or fifteen years ago.  I play newer games here and there but I just enjoy my classics too and they never seem to get old.  Old maid and proud  :D


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Old maids drink dragon's breath, mofos.

Good to know you understood my lame metaphor.


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I, too, started off with an IBM 8086. I remember all the upgrades, past 486DX2. At 11, our very first PC games were LSL3, KQ5 and QFG2. Not to mention, the laughable Electric Crayon, with both At The Zoo and When I Grow Up, featuring the Mario cast. This coincided precisely with the American releases of Super Mario Bros. 3, followed by Final Fantasy, Crystalis and Star Tropics. The Super Nintendo was still an American gamer's dream. NVIDIA? Decades away.

I don't consider myself a purist, though. Since when did the games you like determine your "status" as a gamer? When did preference become a competition?

There are enough things in the world to bicker about. I'd LIKE it if more 3D snobs would try the older games, so I could share the experience with them. It doesn't break my heart, or give me a lofty feeling of betterment, though, when I see a 12 year old deride an 8-bit or a 3 1/4 floppy game.

It comes down to, who cares? They're GAMES. Have fun with them.


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until moms say they're too graphic and poisoning the youth of the world. Damn I hate that, it's just shifting responsibility.

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I agree there's nothing special about being a lover of the older games, it's nostalgia.  I love the classics but my heart isn't broken when I can't get my nephews to play any of my old Sierra games.


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My little cousins love the AGDI and IA remakes, that's good enough for me.

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This reminds me.. When I was playing the remake of KQ2 my brother, who is 7 years younger than me, burnt a copy and took the game over to his friend's house.
Later he told me that they had barely begun playing until their dad spotted them and demanded to play. Fortunate thing with adventure games is that it's almost as enjoyable to sit on the side and think of solutions.

As I understand it, that was the first time the father was seen playing a computer game(by any of the kids anyway).

It can be a generation thing.. but also that adventure games can have a very diverse audience. My sister never played any computer games at all until she tried Monkey Island 3.


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Well, certain people started all of this with no more than one thousand dollars. If all of you love this so much, prove it.


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I'd like to take this oppertunity to say something abstract, irrelavent, misinformed and unnecessarily provocative. Oh wait somebody already beat me to it (again).

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