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Old 10-14-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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Now that the Mac version I out, I tried that demo. Instead of being limited to the first scene, it's limited to 30 minutes, and that gives a much better impression of the game. Now I have to buy it. (Yes, I know trustworthy people have said that it's a good game, and I have intended to get it eventually, but it was still more fun than I expected.)
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The PC version's trial was changed a few weeks after release to be 30 minutes-worth too.
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Now that you say so, I recall that being the case, but as I had already played the demo I didn't pay much attention to that.

I'm now waiting for the confirmation e-mail.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:37 PM   #4
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Ooh, playing Out from Boneville for the first time. I envy you.

The game has its faults, but it has some very nice parts as well. I really enjoyed playing around with all the dialogue options, both with the possum kids and also later on at the dinner table.
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Yes, it is both fun and charming. (And taking time away from other stuff I should be doing.)
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Cow Race is funner and charminger (and longer and harder). I guess that'll be ported in due course too.
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:32 PM   #7
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Cow Race was way better then this first episode. It imroved every aspect of the game. Rarely you see such progress..
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[(and longer and harder)
teehee

i am so immature.
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Old 10-14-2006, 04:08 PM   #9
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Incidentally, I finished the Great Cowrace a few days ago. Very nice! I never finished the first game, because somehow I never managed to get through that last running sequence. It's a pity, because I loved the ending sequence in the Cowrace, and now I'm wondering what the ending of its predecessor would be like.

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Incidentally, I finished the Great Cowrace a few days ago. Very nice! I never finished the first game, because somehow I never managed to get through that last running sequence. It's a pity, because I loved the ending sequence in the Cowrace, and now I'm wondering what the ending of its predecessor would be like.

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The ending to Boneville was actually shown again near the beginning of Cow Race. I think you only missed The Hooded One's closing lines. It doesn't have nearly the closure Cow Race's ending does, but it's exactly like the first book ends (though the book also had some of the barrelhaven stuff Telltale moved to second game).

By the way, the newer version of Out from Boneville allows you to skip the chase sequences after one fail, so you may want to check that out.

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It really makes me excited for the third one!
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The ending to Boneville was actually shown again near the beginning of Cow Race. I think you only missed The Hooded One's closing lines.
There's a little bit more to it than that... stuff in the woods where

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the Dragon meets up with Gran'ma Ben for the first time.


I'd offer you a save, but unfortunately I'm not sure if it's possible to save right after the rat creature chase. It's true that the newer version of the game allows you to skip those sequences - you could install right on top of the one you already have installed, it'll still be activated on your computer, and your saves should be in tact.
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Ah, true! Might be worth the trouble to load it up again, Erwin_Br.
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Old 10-14-2006, 07:29 PM   #13
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wait, there's more to the ofb demo now?
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Yes, if by "now" you mean "a year ago." When it was first released, the demo let you play the first scene. Not long after they changed the demo so that it lets your play for 30 minutes.
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Yes! I hope they port the rest of the series, and maybe Sam and Max if Gametap doesn't release there mac version first.
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And now I've finished it. Great fun!

I was particularly impressed with the animation. It may well be the best animation I've seen in an adventure game. No wooden characters in this game.
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:10 PM   #17
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if you like out from boneville you'll love the great cow race..much more impressive in my opinion. The game design is really stepped up. Still a little too easy for my tastes, but its great fun to play the game with kids.
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Old 10-16-2006, 04:30 AM   #18
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Speaking of wooden characters: There was ONE character that did appear a bit wooden, and that's the guy with the udder hat in 'The Great Cowrace'. He just stood there outside that barn, doing nothing.

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The hat required his full attention.
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Old 10-16-2006, 07:58 AM   #20
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Ah, of course. Now I understand.

A solution to make him less stiff, would have been positioning him sitting on the fence. Is Dave reading this too?

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