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Old 11-22-2005, 04:31 PM   #21
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I definately can't wait.

But then again, I am too a former Sierra junkie. Maybe it's just us having withdrawals, and noone else are noticing?
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:31 AM   #22
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To be fair, this is a game that's quite content to fly under the radar, so there hasn't been all that much to see yet. (Which explains its H-o-M absence, much to Emily's dismay. )

Even then, if old-school Sierra nostalgia isn't your idea of excitement, Al Emmo isn't likely to wind you up. But at the very least, with the team behind it, I think we can expect a super-solid game.
We can expect a super-solid game? Then it has every reason to go in the H-o-M, seeing as most of its challengers can't claim as much
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Old 11-23-2005, 06:58 AM   #23
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Ah, but it's about hype, I'm afraid. Super-solid is like the safe investment - you can count on it, but it just doesn't get the heart racing. Only the risky bets do that.

Example: Al Emmo

#1: Hey, this game is pretty good!
#2: Yeah, not bad. But we knew it would be.
#1. I know. I'm just sayin'.

(Flat, predictable, but positive)

Example: Runaway 2

#1: Oh man, this game stinks as bad as the first game!
#2: You mean rules as much as the first game!
#1: I can't believe I was excited about this turd!
#2: It was everything I hoped for, and more!
#1 and 2: We're going to argue about this game for the next three years, too, aren't we?

See? Hype!
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Ah, but it's about hype, I'm afraid. Super-solid is like the safe investment - you can count on it, but it just doesn't get the heart racing. Only the risky bets do that.

Example: Al Emmo

#1: Hey, this game is pretty good!
#2: Yeah, not bad. But we knew it would be.
#1. I know. I'm just sayin'.

(Flat, predictable, but positive)

Example: Runaway 2

#1: Oh man, this game stinks as bad as the first game!
#2: You mean rules as much as the first game!
#1: I can't believe I was excited about this turd!
#2: It was everything I hoped for, and more!
#1 and 2: We're going to argue about this game for the next three years, too, aren't we?

See? Hype!
So when is the brand new Solid-o-Meter coming out?
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Old 11-23-2005, 07:08 AM   #25
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Whenever I get motivated. But it's just not exciting me.

EDIT: In case it got lost in the shuffle, I'm sure Al Emmo hype will increase once it starts getting the word out more (trailers, website, demo, etc.)
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Old 11-28-2005, 10:54 PM   #26
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As far as hype goes, I think most people have a preconceived notion of what the game is going to be like because it's often compared to Leisure Suit Larry and Freddy Pharkus. However, it doesn't really resemble either game other than on a very superficial level (i.e. You get to flirt with some women, and it's set in the West). But that's like comparing Sex and the City to CSI: NY simply because they're both set in New York.

The game really is unique and the focus is placed more on the central character Al (and his quest at hand), rather than his environment. This will allow him to "transcend" the western setting and go on adventures in completely different places in sequels. Think of it in a similar way to an "Indianna Jones and the (insert setting here)." type of thing.

Granted, we haven't done a whole lot of PR for the game just yet because it's been hectic getting it finished up, but you'll start to hear more in-depth info about the game in coming months.

Anyhow, here's a few screenshots which I posted on the AGS forums yesterday:








This is a screengrab from one of the cutscenes:




And here's an example of a dialogue picture. (Note that the in-game lipsynched versions are much smaller):




Also, we'll be commencing beta testing very soon, so anybody who's interested should check our website at www.HimalayaStudios.com when we start taking for applications.
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Old 11-28-2005, 10:58 PM   #27
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Thanks for the new screens! (I love Al's comb-over...)
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Wow, those screenshots look really nice.
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