The (adventure) games on sale thread

Odysseus Kosmos and his Robot Quest: Episode 1 is currently available for free on Steam.
I never heard of it before, though.

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I decided to buy it (for the preservation of my physical copy) and I’m somewhat disappointed in that it exhibits the same video glitching issues as the old version.

That’s easily fixed with (the D3D stuff) but, um… well, I thought half the point in buying from GOG was not needing to do that.

Now the only question is if I can get a better resolution than 1600x1200 out of it.

(It runs just fine in 3840x2160 but then it’s stretched.)

I hear the PS2 version had higher poly-models here and there…

Edit: it occurs to me I should give it a go in ResidualVM.

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That’s how I recently played my original Grim Fandango. Haven’t tried EMI that way though. Last time I played that was natively on Win98. And it was glitchy as hell. So the adventure game adagio “save often” holds here too (just for other reasons).

Really? I don’t recall anything particularly odd on Windows Me. But trying to play the game on Windows 10 without dgVoodoo2 (whether original or GOG) has weird remaining ghost texture and/or flickering glitches that can hardly be exclusive to my system (although possibly somehow exclusive to modern AMD).

Edit: and of course I’m completely overlooking the other obvious alternative: older games and programs almost always run better in Wine on Linux than they do in Windows.

You might counter that an emulator is even better, but I hardly have to bother with the annoyance of running Windows 10 if I can just run it in my XP VM.

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It isn’t point’n’click. It’s more of a platformer (although not a hardcore one).
Puzzle aren’t hard. There is a timed gameplay element.
BUT it has great atmosphere and I like that, so deal with it :slight_smile::

Candleman: The Complete Journey (on GOG)
It’s on sale till 2018-10-23 and was released a couple of days ago (original release was beginning of 2018 but non-DRM-free releases don’t count anyway).


Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption from the makers of Quest for Glory is currently on sale on GOG (-35%).

And if you are into puzzle games: Zach’s games are in the weekly GOG sale until 2018-10-29.


Thimbleweed Park, Kentucky Road Zero, Lamplight City and other games in the Humble Bundle “Very Positive Sale”:

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I definitely recommend that one. One of the few games I played lately that made me feel good and heroic. It’s not without flaws, but ruining your mood is not amongst them :slight_smile:.

Just bought that on GOG (at full price) together with Thronebreaker.

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Have you played Lamplight City already?

No. I’ll likely do so during my vacation in December.

I keep buying games I never have time to play :no_mouth:


We all are doing this. We all …


I don´t. When I spend my money I want damn well devour it, no matter what it is. I don´t have the spare money for stuff to just “lie around”.

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Like Thimbleweed Park. I’ve bought it thrice, and have played it barely twice…


Me neither. But I
a) buy the games and then I haven’t the/enough time to play them. For example I’ve bought TWP for Android to play it during a long train ride. But that train ride wasn’t necessary.
b) often get games in bundles that I won’t play (or it’s unlikely that I will play them).
c) would like to support the developers.
d) buy the games during a sale and play them later (especially in the upcoming holiday season).

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Well at least you got a plan laid out that you will eventually get to it seems.

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Milkmaid of the Milky Way is 50% off in all stores.
Not that this would change anything, we all bought it already a long time ago, right?

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The Lion’s Song, another great adventure game -40% (but not the GOG version):


It looks interesting, did you play it already?