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Old 06-02-2007, 09:16 AM   #1
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has anyone played Bone: The Great Cow Race just want to know if it is anygood? It got a good AG review.
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:43 AM   #2
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Yes, it is. I don't know if you've played the first one, but this one is a tremendous improvement.
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:16 AM   #3
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Yes, it is. I don't know if you've played the first one, but this one is a tremendous improvement.
No I havent played the first one, but after reading the review I think I might hunt it down.It looks interesting.
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Old 06-02-2007, 10:25 AM   #4
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You don't have to hunt very hard, you can download them at Telltale's store.

There will be physical copies of both games (the updated versions) but they aren't out yet. See this thread.
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Old 06-03-2007, 05:22 AM   #5
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I didn't like the second part at all. While the first one had a sense of urgency, "The Race" lacks this momentum. More so, while I'm all eager to help any Bone get out of his predicament, i just couldn't relate to the love problems of these creatures to the extent of poetry-writing and 'marching up and down the square' in order to just get the girl's attention. (Hope, I gave no spoilers in here!)
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The Great Cow Race was much, much better. The first game wasnt really a adventure game, was it? It consisted mostly of annoying minigames, like when you play hide and seek with the possum kids, and such.
Thankfully we didnt have to suffer thru any such things in the second game.
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It's too bad Telltale dumped it with no sign of them resuming so far.

Sam and Max is taking precedent.

We need a BRING BACK BONE campaign.
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I think I'm the only person in the universe who actually liked Out from Boneville's minigames.
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I don't think they dumped it (mind you this is just my impression). There was an interview with Dan Connors in which he mentioned Bone:

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We haven’t seen a new Bone chapter since this season of Sam & Max began. Is there anything that you can reveal about Bone episode three? When do you expect to release it?

Dan Connors: We’ve been really focused on Sam & Max and nailing the episodic model. This has helped the company better understand digital distribution, and we’re in a great position to take advantage of the Bone license, but our teams are very busy right now. As the company grows we will revisit Bone.
Edit: I liked the mini games too (except I could never get past the Locust chase so I bypassed it)!
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Old 06-03-2007, 11:37 AM   #10
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I think I'm the only person in the universe who actually liked Out from Boneville's minigames.
You were not. Lots of reviewers picked on them because apparently the inclusion of minigames or action sequences makes Bone not an adventure game. (I'm not singling you out, Hamham Chan, several reviewers suggested it.)
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Oh really? I can understand people complaining about the locust chase, which was really the only action sequence there was (though I'd find this a tad hypocritical, as no one complained similarly about the driving sequences in Sam & Max), but things like the possum hide-and-seek game and the logic puzzle involved in taking Ted the Bug to the other side of the river? How does that make the game "not an adventure game", exactly? Are people using so narrow a definition that any gameplay that doesn't involve "use foo on bar" inventory puzzles must be excluded?
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We've just begun the Great Cow Race- last night in fact.

I agree with Squinky here about the game play elements. I'm a bit tired of hearing that an adventure game can only be a point and click-inventory-3rd person game. I think it's silly to limit an entire genre to one specific style/game play type/perspective.

As for the first Bone...I didn't think the mini games were unreasonable, out of place, or inappropriate- but then again, I'm something of a liberal when it comes to game design.
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Old 06-04-2007, 09:19 AM   #13
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And it's not like you need to be. If Bone isn't a traditional graphic adventure game, I don't know what is.
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:13 PM   #14
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i liked the possum hide and seek i thought it was fun and cute.. cow race is a pretty good game.. more for kids though.. i played the game with my 7 yr old nephew and 5 yr old niece and they loved it
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The first one was nice (I just reviewed both games for Dutch gaming magazine GMR), but a bit short and very linear. I didn't really feel like I was playing a sophisticated game by any means, though it had much charm. The Great Cow Race, however, was an astonishing improvement. Using the non-linear character-switching structure of Day of the Tentacle, it had so much more depth and character growth. I thought the love storyline and the greed storyline (if I may be so bold to term them) were very nicely intertwined, and it all felt very charming, deceptively innocent and adventurey. And less shallow than the first game; gameplaywise.
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How long are these two games? I have been wary of downloading them due to lack of content. Hopefully somebody can change my mind.
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I think I'm the only person in the universe who actually liked Out from Boneville's minigames.
I loved them. For me it was funny, unexpected and for the younger generation and well interegrated into the story.

I did find the final chase at the end of the first game hard though, mainly because there was a bug of some sorts and the controls were unresponsive (whether this was the game or my mouse I cannot remember).
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How long are these two games? I have been wary of downloading them due to lack of content. Hopefully somebody can change my mind.
If memory serves me correctly Out From Boneville is probably about as long as the average Telltale Sam & Max episode (but with way more locations, some cute minigames and slightly easier-than-Sam&Max puzzles).

Cow race maybe 1.5 to 2x longer than a Sam & Max episode. More interactivity, more populated scenes, harder puzzles, many more locations. The race itself is one of my favourite adventure puzzle sequences ever (due to fun, not difficulty).

Well, for me and my playthrough style, anyway.
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great cow race must be atleast 5 hours.. it took me a few months playing bits and pieces when I had the time
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