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Re: Obscure Old Games

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » August 20th, 2014, 11:14 am

Well, that "Let's Play" video was pretty disappointing. The guy mostly just showed off the Easter eggs in the start menu. I did find the "Scrapped Scripts" on YouTube. Here's a few:







They're all pretty short. If you want to watch the rest, here's the playlist.

And here's a far better Star Warped tour than the one given by the "Let's Play" guy:


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Re: Obscure Old Games

Post by Mal Shot First » September 14th, 2016, 8:40 am

I'm not sure if this game belongs in the "Obscure Old Games" category, but at least it seemed to me when I was younger that not many people had played or even heard of the 1997 Blade Runner game developed by Westwood Studios.

It's one of my favorite point-and-click adventures, particularly because it's not as frustrating in its puzzle design as some Sierra and LucasArts titles of the era. It also had some fairly unique touches in its incorporation of action elements (the ability to use a weapon with different types of ammo to retire suspected replicants) as well as in the modification of the traditional pixel-hunt mechanic (the inclusion of the Esper machine that lets you analyze photographs using zoom and pivot, just like in the movie).

It's a shame that the recent adventure game renaissance hasn't led to a remastering or at least a commercial re-release of the game. I can understand it, though, since the licensing of the film property was probably a limited deal that would probably be fairly expensive to renew.

However, the game is apparently considered abandonware at this point, and you can download it free of charge from this place:
http://www.xtcabandonware.com/game/2384/blade-runner

Here's a video of the intro sequence:


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Re: Obscure Old Games

Post by Mango » September 14th, 2016, 1:57 pm

I played the hell out of that game back in the day. I loved how you could hack your datapad and keep secrets from the department, which in turn altered the outcome of the game. Good stuff.

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Re: Obscure Old Games

Post by Dalty » September 14th, 2016, 3:48 pm

Syndicate? Gauss gun anyone?

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Re: Obscure Old Games

Post by Mal Shot First » September 15th, 2016, 7:33 am

I've heard of Syndicate, but I haven't played it and I'm only vaguely familiar with the premise, so I'm not sure what you're trying to say with your post. :)

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Re: Obscure Old Games

Post by Dalty » September 15th, 2016, 10:34 am

It was the bestest gun in the game!

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