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September 23rd, 2011, 13:40
I also own Gorasul, and yes, I also hated it.

Over here stories practically tried to give away Gods Lands of Infinity, and I nearly bought it. But the reviews were so unfavourable that I decided against it.

I still have it on my shelf to remind me not to waste money on obviously broken products.
A bit like Limbo of the lost for me. But you could at least laugh at Limbo of the lost.
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September 23rd, 2011, 13:55
They kind of overhauled Gods Lands Of Infinity some time ago.
http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Lands-Inf…6778891&sr=8-1
Still haven't got it. Because this version just isn't sold in Germany.

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September 24th, 2011, 05:25
Originally Posted by Alrik Fassbauer View Post
They kind of overhauled Gods Lands Of Infinity some time ago.
http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Lands-Inf…6778891&sr=8-1
Still haven't got it. Because this version just isn't sold in Germany.
You gotta love a game that's main selling point is starring a supermodel as the heroine.
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September 24th, 2011, 05:45
I thought she was a porn star

Porn star aside, they did have a bunch of improvements to that version other than a face lift for the main character. Offhand I can't remember what they were, but there were a few.

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September 24th, 2011, 12:17
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I thought she was a porn star
Does this mean the gaming industry has brought/introduced porn star fans into gaming now ?

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September 24th, 2011, 12:36
Gamespot claims that she is a Penthouse pet star. I'm not sure if that is the exact same thing as a porn star, but I guess it was an easy way to generate some sales. I wonder if sites like Amazon would be willing to put the game up for sale if they stated on the back of the box that she was a porn star.
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September 24th, 2011, 13:09
Here's an old action-adventure game that I still have. Azrael's Tear



It was actually quite good from what I can recall, but I never finished it for some reason. I tried getting it to run in WinXP a few years back with no success.
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September 24th, 2011, 14:59
If my memory serves, Azrael's tear is a dos game, and it should run well in dosbox
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September 24th, 2011, 15:24
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Still have the floppies, though no longer a floppy drive. Always loved this game.

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Still have the original folder thing it came in as well.
Wow great to see that Legacy of the Ancients box, that is the first RPG I ever played and it started the addiction.
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September 24th, 2011, 17:29
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Here's an old action-adventure game that I still have. Azrael's Tear
Why didn't get all countries the same cover ? Just look how dull it looks like for the other country-specific versions ! : http://www.mobygames.com/game/azraels-tear/cover-art

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September 24th, 2011, 19:21
Games rarely get the same covers in different countries.
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September 24th, 2011, 19:25
While we are on the subject, ever seen the Italian Drakensang cover?
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September 24th, 2011, 23:53
Uh, no. It looks like … The international cover going a step further …

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September 25th, 2011, 03:06
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While we are on the subject, ever seen the Italian Drakensang cover?
That's actually the Spanish cover according to Moby Games. I like it though.. more than the US one at least. US games always seem to get the most generic looking artwork on their covers.
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September 25th, 2011, 04:09
i think i'd go with Fnord over Moby Games as the writing on the top of the back cover sure as shit doesn't look like spanish

also french italian and spanish game versions are also a common release format that gets bundled together with sometimes all or one language on the covers and usually all 3 being seperately localized when it comes to text and voice work.

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September 25th, 2011, 04:18
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"A Force More Powerful" sounds interesting to me. Is thre any way to get it nowadays ?
I don't think the original is available anymore but i have an extra boxed version if you are truly interested. i'll i'd ask is to cover shipping. also you might try the "new version" that is more or less the same premise though as far as the game itself i have no idea how similar they are.

this is the new version in case you weren't aware
http://www.peoplepowergame.com/

it's only $10 though that is for a download version, i don't think a boxed version exists

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September 25th, 2011, 11:19
Originally Posted by JDR13 View Post
That's actually the Spanish cover according to Moby Games. I like it though.. more than the US one at least. US games always seem to get the most generic looking artwork on their covers.
I think every English release got the same cover. The German release seem to have got a slightly better cover, but it is still not great (it looks just as generic).
The cover that I posted says that it is in Italian (left side, near the bottom), but mobygames has a Spanish cover that looks roughly the same, with only the text being different
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September 26th, 2011, 10:05
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I have a boxed version of an adventure game that was really bad. And as soon as I remember the name again, I challenge anyone to find ANY information about it, because frankly I don't think it exists.

I win the internets!
Huh, seems I was wrong. The game is called Detritus by MyndGaemz (haha) and is on YouTube, but looking at it, it still sucks a lot. It's kinda hard to believe they found a publisher for it. It's amateurish.

But check out the video for a laugh, hahaha.

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Ghost: "I'm like stuck here."
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Ghost: "I need a charm to release my spirit."
You: "I'll try to help you."

Stellar writing there, lol.
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November 2nd, 2011, 17:54
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Still have the floppies, though no longer a floppy drive. Always loved this game.
Ooooh, I still have that I think, for the Amiga.

My favorite Sierra adventure. I didn't like Sierra's games much but this one was an exception. Some of the action sequences were stupid, but some of them were actually decent. The writing and story was much better than the drivel Sierra usually delivered.

Another obscure game that I own is Universal Military Simulator II. At first it looked like a wargamer's paradise with numbers, graphs, sliders everywhere. Unfortunately all the gadgets never really fit together into anything useful. The AI was mostly non-existant and the ruleset useless. Turns were so slow it would literally take weeks to play a scenario to completion. In practice I doubt it would have even been possible because the victory conditions seemed bugged.



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