Cruise for a Corpse Review - Adventure Forums
You are viewing an archived version of the site which is no longer maintained.
Go to the current live site or the Adventure Gamers forums
Adventure Gamers

Home Adventure Forums Misc. Feedback Cruise for a Corpse Review


 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-13-2005, 09:15 PM   #1
Curiouser and curiouser
 
EasilyConfused's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Cambridge, MA
Posts: 803
Default Cruise for a Corpse Review

The ink (?) isn't even dry on this one yet but I had to jump in and praise Evan's review . . . Funniest line in an AG review this year (though the year is less than two weeks old):

"Oh, excuse me, Inspector. I was under the impression that you may want to examine things that don't belong to you when you're TRYING TO SOLVE A MURDER. "

Excellent. Good stuff, Evan!

Last edited by EasilyConfused; 01-13-2005 at 09:37 PM.
EasilyConfused is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 07:09 AM   #2
Hopeful skeptic
 
Jackal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Toronto
Posts: 7,743
Default

I'm outraged!! This game is a CLASSIC!! One of the best adventures ever ma...

...

Actually, I've never played it. I was just saving someone else the trouble of complaining.

I must say, though, that the flaws Evan mentioned would have driven me nuts.
Jackal is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 07:12 AM   #3
AGA
AdventureGameAficionado
 
AGA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Cardiff, Wales
Posts: 1,968
Default

I never got to play CfaC for more than a few hours. There were a number of fatal bugs in it that prohibited playing it through. I downloaded an "abandonware" copy years later to see if the same bugs applied, or if I'd just bought a dud copy, but they were still there.
__________________
Berian Williams - [SIZE=1]Visit agagames.com for free adventure games!
AGA is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 09:28 AM   #4
Psychonaut
 
Lucien21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Edinburgh
Posts: 5,114
Default



2 Stars



Cruise for a Corpse rocked

Evan
Lucien21 is offline  
Old 01-14-2005, 10:11 AM   #5
Hopeful skeptic
 
Jackal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Toronto
Posts: 7,743
Default

Indiscriminate pan use!



That's not much to go on, Lucien. Care to share what you liked about it, or address the criticism in the review?
Jackal is offline  
Old 01-15-2005, 04:03 AM   #6
Fienepien
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I kind of liked it at first. At one point I was looking for something new to do, repeating conversations, wandering around the ship, getting thoroughly fed up. I finally found out (thank God for walkthroughs!) that I had to trigger an event by passing a window from the left. I had passed that window numerous times, coming from the wrong direction. Never bothered to finish the stupid game.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 11:32 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
CrimsonBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,167
Default

The game's got bugs (fatal ones too), is a little slow, and some of the obstacles that you have to go through isn't very well done.

However, for the story, decent graphics and wonderful music and atmosphere it's worth a play through. Don't agree with the interface being bad, it's efficient and easy to use. Besides, Gabriel Knight 3 have the worst interface ever, and it doesn't stop it from being one of the best adventure games ever.

I love Cruise for a Corpse. And I'm not ashamed to admit it. It's miles better than anything recent too, but then I hate Myst and it's ocean of clones.
CrimsonBlue is offline  
Old 01-15-2005, 01:37 PM   #8
Retirement is stupid
 
Stinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central Oregon, USA
Posts: 960
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CrimsonBlue
The game's got bugs (fatal ones too), is a little slow, and some of the obstacles that you have to go through isn't very well done.

However, for the story, decent graphics and wonderful music and atmosphere it's worth a play through. Don't agree with the interface being bad, it's efficient and easy to use. Besides, Gabriel Knight 3 have the worst interface ever, and it doesn't stop it from being one of the best adventure games ever.

I love Cruise for a Corpse. And I'm not ashamed to admit it. It's miles better than anything recent too, but then I hate Myst and it's ocean of clones.
Who said the interface was bad? Because it sure wasn't me.

And by the way-- for complimenting the music when you're clearly legally deaf.
__________________
*/* Evan Dickens
*/* Retired Editor-in-Chief

"An episodic sociopathic lagomorph? The mind boggles."
Stinger is offline  
Old 01-15-2005, 03:23 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
CrimsonBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,167
Default

Ah, sorry I have different tastes than you then I happen to enjoy the music. Not as much as the music in Monkey Island 2 or Indy Fate of Atlantis, but I think it fits the game quite well at least.
CrimsonBlue is offline  
Old 01-15-2005, 04:10 PM   #10
Bearly Here
 
LauraMac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,145
Default

I didn't run and burn the music on a CD - but I thought it suited the game well enough. I liked it, though it has been a while since I played the game. Certainly doesn't make you legally deaf to like it.



Evan heh
LauraMac is offline  
Old 01-16-2005, 03:15 AM   #11
Freeware Co-ordinator
 
stepurhan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: South East England.
Posts: 7,309
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stinger
Who said the interface was bad? Because it sure wasn't me.

And by the way-- for complimenting the music when you're clearly legally deaf.
Is there such a thing as being illegally deaf? Deaf without a license? Malicious deafness? (Actually, I suspect my wife of that second one. Amazing how often she's not put her hearing aid in when I'm asking her to do something. )
__________________
No Nonsense Nonsonnets #43

Cold Topic

A thread most controversial, that’s what I want to start
Full of impassioned arguments, of posting from the heart
And for this stimulation all will be thankful to me
On come on everybody it won’t work if you agree
stepurhan is offline  
Old 01-17-2005, 07:54 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 109
Default

Did anyone get annoying flashing with this game? I have the floppy disk version (there's a cd-rom Delphine compilation) but it flashes so terribly I've never been able to play it.
scout is offline  
Old 01-23-2005, 02:19 AM   #13
Knowledgeable
 
ragnar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Linköping, Sweden
Posts: 1,510
Send a message via ICQ to ragnar Send a message via MSN to ragnar
Default

While all the points of problems that Evan brings up is essentially true, I still like the game behind it for some strange reason. It is unfortunate that the execution is as bad as it is.
__________________
Rem acu tetigisti -- Jeeves

Read my adventure game reviews here
Blaskan
Dragon Go Server
Ragnar Ouchterlony
ragnar is offline  
 



Thread Tools

 


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.