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MUUUUMMMM!!! I'm BORED!!

posted by Sacharissa on - last edited - Viewed by 7.5K users
Well, I am. Played everything that Telltale has to offer. Played Situation: Comedy last night (verdict: FAR too easy and FAR too short. Took me just 90 minutes - and that includes 20 minutes or so spent shooting at the rats. I'm not saying it wasn't enjoyable; it was, very much so, but it was TOO SHORT!!.

Finished Ankh some days ago (verdict: some puzzles rather obscure. And how did a man, who sounded so obviously British come to have an American-sounding son...? Incidentally, were any of the design teams Brits? I ask because the topic of discussion at the Arabian embassy was so obviously football (even called it that, not soccer) and the slave's accent was spot-on.)

Played Bone, can't finish Samorost because of a glitch (I posted about that here, but never received any replies) and I just can't get into Al Emmo (Larry Laffer meets Freddy Pharkas just isn't doing it for me, I'm afraid...).

CSI took me 5 very enjoyable evenings (and thanks to Em who sent me a replacement, most games companies would just have told me "Tough cheese!")

My gaming rig isn't up to much (Shuttle box with an Athlon 2800+ CPU, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD and a 256MB X800 card) but I'm not a Windoze person, I'm a Macite. I have a (now defunct 2G5 2.7GHz and a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz MacBook Pro). I'm trying to pluck up the courage to ask my grandfather if he will (part) fund the purchase of a 3GHz Core 2 Duo MacPro, so that I can dual boot OS X with Windoze. I could install Windoze on here, but the HDD really isn't big enough to justify it (160GB).

Of course, I look forward to the day when Telltale ports its games to the MacOS (not that I'm dropping hints or anything...:D )

So I need entertainment. There's nothing on the telly (is there ever? I don't see the point of satellite - or cable, for that matter. Sky now offers nearly 500 channels here in the UK, but most are pointless. I watch BBC3 and BBC4 occasionally, but even those less and less. And even Radio 4's gone downhill of late...)

So, what's a gal to do...?

Sarah
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  • How about old games like Grim Fandango, Last Express, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle.... etc?

    (or have you already played them all?)
  • numble;18143 said:
    How about old games like Grim Fandango, Last Express, Day of the Tentacle, Full Throttle.... etc?

    (or have you already played them all?)
    You name, it I've played it. And none of the old ones play too well - if at all - under eXtra Problems.

    There are some new(er) games I'd like to play, but this system isn't up to snuff.

    Sarah
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    Mel
    ScummVm is your friend when it comes to old Lucas Arts games (except Grim Fandango where you need to turn off hyperthreading for it to work good in XP).
  • I'd highly recommend the free demo to the forthcoming fan-made Indiana Jones adventure "IJ & the fountain of youth";

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  • get a ds lite and elite beat agents.. thats a good 40 hours+ plus right there
  • jp-30;18159 said:
    I'd highly recommend the free demo to the forthcoming fan-made Indiana Jones adventure "IJ & the fountain of youth";

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    That looks amazing. I gotta keep looking for that in the future.
  • abdallah;18207 said:
    You're not serious - are you...?! Oh, you are.

    In the Motley Cru vs G 'n' R war, I was definitely on the G 'n' R side - that was until they took the decision to rip off their fans by releasing Use Your Illusion as two half-albums. Fleecing your loyal fanbase isn't exactly the way to keep them loyal.

    These days, it's mainly Hawkwind, Jethro Tull, and punk. Don't even like much modern stuff. Travis is okay, but I do want to kill Pete Waterman by making him listen to every boy/girl 'band' he's inflicted on me over the past 15 years or so. He should be locked up for crimes agains music.

    Sarah
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    Jake Telltale Alumni
    "eXtra Problems?" More like "X...actually runs things well and isn't a ridiculous cluster of incongruous device drivers and mismatched poorly thought out UI like win 98 and 2000 were...P."

    Really though, take Mel's advice and go to www.scummvm.org and download ScummVM for windows, and all the old LucasArts adventure games will run in it better than they did when they were new.
  • Jake;18246 said:
    "eXtra Problems?" More like "X...actually runs things well and isn't a ridiculous cluster of incongruous device drivers and mismatched poorly thought out UI like win 98 and 2000 were...P."

    Go to www.scummvm.org and download ScummVM for windows, and all the old LucasArts adventure games will run in it better than they did when they were new.
    Sorry, but as a Mac user of 10 years' standing, I consider ANY OS released by MS to be a pile o' poo.

    This particular pile o' poo isn't even mine - it's my parents. I have 3 Macs (well, two, but I hope to have a Mac Pro on order soon). My 2G5 is currently suffering from death, but I do have a very lovely MacBook Pro as my main system at the moment.

    And, yes, when I do eventually get my Mac Pro, I shall be dual-booting it with Windoze. Windoze for gaming, Tiger (soon-to-be Leopard) for when I actually need to get some serious work done and need something that 'just works'.

    Sarah
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