Post by crystallogic13 on May 11, 2022 4:30:40 GMT -5
Nice Damage Cloud , I was also introduced playingwise to text adventures with Zork 1: saw it at tiny local computer shop along with Leather Goddesess of Phobos and HHQTTGalaxy (all Solid Gold versions with in-game hints) and picked all of them up for 3000 drachmas each (around 92-93), totalling 9000 drachmas which would equal around 25+ euros today, great bargain to be honest!! Zork 1 is still one of the greatest treasure seeking adventures which were a thing in the early days(from the original Crowther and Woods "Adventure" to King's Quest and many others).. And it also kinda fits this thread since you had some tiny fighting to do with the troll if I remember well, immediately down and the wandering thief I didn't enjoy though that much Zork 2 nor 3, but I enjoyed a lot Zork Zero, it even had an Hanoi Towers puzzle which looked cool back then.. Unfortunately I never got to play the rest of the series which has many great games I always have years and years on my playing list (Return to Zork, Grand Inquisitor, Nemesis etc).. I also remember a very nice one room game probably in one of the annual IfComps where you were the troll waiting for adventurers down in the cellar
I have been having an itch to play Legend of Grimrockas well recently but between work and the rest of life I have to ration my dungeon dwellings. Since the pandemic specifically to be working in healthcare.
Post by crystallogic13 on Aug 17, 2022 4:22:55 GMT -5
Hehe VelvetDragonWitch , Grimoire was for years a vaporware title noone (at RPGCodex or else) thought would be ever completed since its creator had a BIG history of trollish posts,postpones,promises and stuff, but in the end, even after manyu many years and to the surprise of everyone released a good game in the exact style he promised, a Wizardry inspired title I think anyone looking for some oldschool fun should check out.. I haven't yet (so little time ) but certainly planning to check at some point at least..
As for Grimrock, I was very excited to play it and started a playthrough but from what I remember something felt off in combat, or magic system.. Not surely remember what it was but I remember my conclusion that I enjoyed more playing Eye of the Beholder than Grimrock and it had to do with some mechanics (sorry for not remembering).. There's a Grimrock 2 with some outdoors fun which I dunno if I check before reading if any improvements in the UI etc. were made..
Good recommendations, glad to have you here and welcome!!