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pc games that are similar!
« on: February 25, 2003, 11:15:16 am »
I don't play RPG's...like action..shooters etc best..but the story has to be great...can you SC - nutcases  ;)..suggest other PC games that are similar as SC 3? Thanks in advance!  ;D

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Re: pc games that are similar!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2003, 12:38:27 pm »
Unreal 2 is awsome, though not like SC mind you it is and great shooter with an awsome story line..

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Re: pc games that are similar!
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2003, 01:23:55 pm »
"...Dogar And Kazon Clack Their Mandibles Against One Another And Snicker With Amusement."

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2003, 05:56:55 pm »
There's an old French game called Captain Blood (not Commander Blood, now, that's different) It's by Cryos, or Cyros, or whatever the hell their name is, which is odd, as their games are usually pretty weak.
   Anyway, that'd probably be pretty hard to find - and even if you did, a certain part of the game is in 3D... playing the game on a modern computer makes it run so quickly that it's unplayable. Other than that, it's a weird, and very good, game, about talking to alien with a cyborg-dolphin that can fly, and flying through black holes.

Apart from that, adventure games are your best bet, I'd say, if you want entertaining, amusing dialogue. The Secret of Monkey Island, Monkey Island 2, and the Curse of Monkey Island are the best adventure games, and, at least at one point, can be bought in one package. Grim Fandango is also excellent (requires a patch for faster machines). Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is good, too. "Day of the Tentacle" and "Sam and Max Hit the Road" are also of high quality.
   Full Throttle is very good, but too short. The Dig is great in the middle, but the start and end are woeful. The Kyrandia games are kind of good and kind of bad at the same time. That's all I can remember.

Oh, and Monkey Island 4 is beyond crap. I can't express how disappointing and generally arse it is - a worse let down than SC3.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2003, 06:11:48 pm by Viropher »

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Re: pc games that are similar!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2003, 06:31:25 pm »
  Space Quests I-VI!  Funny, and probably impossible without a hint book.  

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Re: pc games that are similar!
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2003, 01:02:38 pm »
Space Quest, one of the single best games series there is, besides SC of course ;-)

I have SQ 1-4, 4 seems to be screwed up or something, crashes way to often. # was probably the best, also happens to be the first one I played, back on the oh what was it called.. amstrad hehe
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Re: pc games that are similar!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2003, 11:59:39 pm »
I loved those games! 3 was the first one I played, and it was just waayy great. Number one and two are as well, of course, and I have to say, I actually liked number five quite a lot oas well.
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Re: pc games that are similar!
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2003, 08:21:12 am »
The MOST Star Control 2 -like games I know are definitely Starflight and Starflight 2. Great games, if you can look past their age (or get an emulated Mac or Amiga version).

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Re: pc games that are similar!
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2003, 12:44:49 pm »
does anyone remeber the old Epic game, Solar winds, Man I loved that game, even though I only had the shareware version.  I remember I had no idea how to get the hyperdrive going and so I spent like six hours trying to get to the next star system, and then once I was there I couldn't do anything. i had to restart and the next time I finnally figured the hyper drive and was angry that I had just spent all that time on nothing.  

I wonder if i could find it again on an abondonware site? Hummm. . .  [commences searching]
I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.

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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2003, 01:58:52 am »
Yeah, I remember that game. Unfortunately the next episode included in the registered version was a huge letdown. It didn't really explain anything and had no mysteries of it's own. It was just linear mission solving and the ending was really anticlimatic.

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« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2003, 12:17:26 pm »
Ah solar winds ive got that sitting my harddrive here somewhere Loved it I want to make a sequeal someday, yeh the second part wasn't that great but oh well. I did the same thing with the hyperdrive... man that sucked.. doh!

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Re: pc games that are similar!
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2003, 05:31:04 pm »
My Chris (not Viropher chris) is the lead artist for the new space quest game. Its a fan creation but the story/game is written and directed by the guys from sierra who did the original space quests.  :o

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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2003, 05:46:05 pm »
There was a cheat to stop you running out of fuel.

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Re: pc games that are similar!
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2003, 09:02:33 pm »
new space quest game? or the newest?

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Re: pc games that are similar!
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2003, 03:02:49 am »
You might want to take a look at www.sq7.org