The 2024 what are we playing thread

I just filled out a questionnaire sent by GOG which is of some relevance in this thread.

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Yes, please! It was the PC-CD “talkie” version? Some magazines published the EGA version on a CD with the audio drama.

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I remembered correctly. Here’s the CD in question (I tried with different lighting, but somewhat hard to get a good quality image with my phone)


It contains one audio track with the audio book, in German, with a runtime of 30m7s:

And, as you correctly surmised, it’s indeed the (much better) EGA version (Yay! \o/):

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Given the name of the data partition, it’s from PC Power, issue #2, 1997.

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Perhaps you should have mentioned that there are about 20 more questions afterwards …
Anyway, I went through the ordeal to get
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Though I guess after 35+ years of gaming, it’s a bit hard to come up with a list of top 3 – across all genres, no less.

More details on AA and Highland Song when I’m done playing.

And while visiting GOG, I picked up Inspector Schmidt - A Bavarian Tale, plus the upcoming Between Horizons. More on those later, I guess.

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I’m hoping Horizon Forbidden West will come to GOG.

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That’s the one I entered for question #10 :slight_smile:. Given they received other Sony titles too, I’m carefully optimistic it’ll come to GOG. Perhaps not on day one, though.

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Finally finished after resuming (from the start of the episode as I had forgotten most of it after about a year): Sam and Max 303 - They Stole Max’s Brain!
Next up: either Police Quest I (as part of my “let’s play all the Sierra games I never played in chronological order”) or Sam & Max 304
I probably should continue with the latter, as alternating between the series usually just leads me to not playing any games at all for a long stretch of time.

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Did take a quick look at Between Horizons. Not happy at all with the controls. It’s practically looking like a 2D point & click adventure, but controls are keyboard only when it comes to moving your character and interacting with objects and NPCs. The amount of tutorial messages thrown at you seems another indication that the user interface isn’t really as streamlined as it should have been. The visuals and what little of the story I’ve seen so far are good, though.

Anyway, back to Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy, where I’ve just started the 3rd and final game.

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I’m currently doing the tutorial/introduction of Ghost Trick. I’ve kept an eye on it since someone here (possibly even @Someone) recommended it. It feels a bit like Ace Attorney from the other direction so far.

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I just started the Science;Adventure visual novel series, finished Chaos;Head Noah and Chaos;Child and really enjoyed them, I’m starting Steins;Gate tomorrow.

And for PnC games, I finally played The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow and it was an amazing adventure experience.

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Legend Of Skye is amazing guys. Puzzles, humour and animations are as good as Monkey 1 and 2. Only the backgrounds are a tad less good. (If only the designer of skye @Carles had teamed up with the bg artist of Black Hawk…)

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Thank you for your words seguso! :slightly_smiling_face:

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Played Monolith, now that it works on Linux (though no idea if it was due to a change in Wine, or an update to the game).

As suspected after seeing the final trailer, it’s a game where everything is not as it seems. Frankly, I did not like the twist. I’ll leave it at that, but oh boy do I want to rant about the plot!

In contrast to the writing, I really liked the visuals. The backgrounds looked hand-painted, detailed, and exactly how I’d expect a modern, high-res 2D P&C adventure to present itself. The character models and visual effects could have been better, but nothing to complain overly much about. Better leave that for the voice acting …

I started with the German voices, this being a German developer after all, found them a bit lacking, so switched to English. Big mistake! On the bright side, after hearing something really bad, the mediocre German voices seemed suddenly pretty decent in comparison. The credits rolled by a bit too quickly to get a good look at the voice actors, but must all be a bunch of amateurs with bad direction to boot.

Remain the puzzles. Given the game is space-themed, a lot of the puzzles revolve around repairing equipment by more or less improvised means. All fairly straight-forward and not too tricky. There are also a few mini-games ranging from incredibly simple to near incomprehensible. I’d have enjoyed some of them more if they would have been explained a bit better, or had been less tedious, but at least there’s always a skip button.

All that said, I did find the first 2/3rds of the game pretty good. Solving the puzzles, while not too taxing, felt rewarding as new locations opened up and things got more and more mysterious. I had only wanted to check if the game finally worked, then return to Ace Attorney, but it really had me hooked on the spot. The rest I only finished to get closure, but the longer it took, the worse it got.

Best stop playing before driving off in the rover … and if you don’t speak German, turn off the audio and read the subtitles instead!

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In a twist of events, I’m playing Sam&Max 304 in parallel with Ace Attorney - after reading so much about it here.

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Then don’t mix the puzzles. :smile: Back then when I played several adventures games at the same time, at some point my brain wasn’t able to assign the puzzles to the right games anymore. For example I thought that there was this shiny key, but it was in another adventure game… :see_no_evil:

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I’m still playing Ghost Trick (about once a week or less). It’s very respectful of your time, asking you if you want to quit at logical points instead of just storming onwards like your typical game.

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