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Adventure Game Scene of the Day — Wednesday 10 October 2012

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Isn’t he adorable?

So after years of seeing people arourd here fawning over the Legend games and yelling at me for never having played any of them, I decided it was time I gave that company a shot. I picked Death Gate because I remembered people being passionate about it during the Top-100 and starting a riot (well, a 3-person riot) when it failed to be included in the list.

I’ve just started the second world (Pryan?) and so far I’ve been tremendously enjoying it. I’m not sure what the gameplay does so right, but it just works fantastically well for me. And the variety of the locations is a huge plus as well. The game does talk far too much for my taste, but I’ll let that slide. I’m already sad that it’s going to have to end at some point. Meh

     

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Good for you! Another Legend fan is born. Smile

     

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Zifnab approves! This is probably my favorite Legend game along with Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon, and both are in my Top 10 or 20 of all time.

     
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I also agree. Death Date is a great, very enjoyable Legend game (still, Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon is way better). Unfortunately, I think that nowadays it might be a little bit difficult for someone to find it (this applies to most Legend games).

     
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Legend… Frown

     

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Death Gate and Callahan’s belong to my favourites as well! Love the mesh of pictures/story told with text that got lost when games became more and more focused on graphics…

     
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Looks interesting… my list of games to play gets longer and longer every day.

     

The real problem with reality is the lack of background music.

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Music is what feelings sound like…

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Kurufinwe - 10 October 2012 08:17 AM

I’m already sad that it’s going to have to end at some point. Meh

Never mind - when it does end, you can play Companions of Xanth which very similar and almost as good. And after that, you can check out Callahan’s, Gateway, Timequest and all the other excellent Legend games.

In fact I’m starting to envy you having all that in front of you Foot in mouth

     
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skeeter_93 -

Looks interesting… my list of games to play gets longer and longer every day.

I know how you feel. I had Callahan on my list, but now it seems I’ll have to add Death Gate, Companions of Xanth, Timequest, Gateway, Eric the Unready and Mission Critical as well…

     

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Well, I’m done with Death Gate. That was very good game, although the ending spoiled my enjoyment of it quite a bit, since (1) the final puzzle relies on some completely random piece of information that you are somehow supposed to remember from much earlier in the game and (2) the ending scenes consist of an ugly 30-second 3D cutscene followed by 2 paragraphs of text on a black background—this really doesn’t do the game justice.

Also, the game pulling a Big Bad out of nowhere 90% into the story (Sang-Drax) felt a bit cheap and disappointing. I felt that it robbed the story of the confrontation between Haplo and Lord Xar that it had been building to, and which would have been much more interesting.

Still, it was generally a great experience and I’ll definitely be trying to work my way through the list of Legend games as time permits.

     

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Recently finished: Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse (R) (4/5) | Detective Di (3.5/5) | Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations (R) (4.5/5) | Heaven’s Vault (3/5) | Ace Attorney: Justice For All (R) (3.5/5) | Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (R) (4.5/5) | Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space (R) (4.5/5) | The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker (abandoned) (2/5) | Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (3.5/5) | The Sexy Brutale (R) (4/5)

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