Have you ever completed a text adventure?

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Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Post by Morkin » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:46 pm

I reckon so - it's icon driven so you don't have to go snaffling for synonyms (good name for a prog band).

I remember dying in the game but it wasn't common, and if you use snapshots you should be OK.
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Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:41 pm

As I said before, I've never complete a text adventure, assuming 'text adventure' is about typing for actions. But if we include adventures with icons I could say I've complete only one, Dinamic's Cobra's Arc. Nice controls and graphics but very easy to complete, though.

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Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Post by R-Tape » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:52 pm

You didn't complete a Dinamic game Juan, you dreamt it :-p

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Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Post by Morkin » Thu Dec 21, 2017 2:56 pm

Yeah, I'm amazed that anyone has managed to get a screen grab of a Dinamic game without seeing the words "juego terminado" on it somewhere... ;)
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Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:10 pm

Have I told here that I once finished Abu Simbel Profanation?

... yeah, using infinite lives. Even with that, my mental health suffered a lot! :D
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Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Post by Ralf » Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:42 pm

Speaking of menu driven games I recall there is also Spanish game called Aventura Espacial which seems to have some nice menu system:

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Due to my non existing Spanish language skill I am not able to play it but it seems quite friendly. It's a shame that more Spectrum games didn't use similar interface.
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Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Post by Wall_Axe » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:16 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:56 am
Wall_Axe wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:44 pm
tried one about a computer convention, couldnt get very far even though i really tried!
Which text adventure was that?
This one:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6788
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Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Post by R-Tape » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:23 pm

Wall_Axe wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:16 pm
This one:
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6788
Cheers, funnily enough Gareth Pitchford's book is on my xmas reading list.
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Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Post by Uto » Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:47 pm

Ralf wrote:
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:42 pm
Speaking of menu driven games I recall there is also Spanish game called Aventura Espacial which seems to have some nice menu system:

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Due to my non existing Spanish language skill I am not able to play it but it seems quite friendly. It's a shame that more Spectrum games didn't use similar interface.
In fact it was a complete failure as those menu options are words but it also included some kind of acronyms nobody could remember. Recently it got a classic parser style remake and original author said something in a retro fair in Spain like “thank you for fixing my game”.

Anyway it was a good idea (make it easier for player) but awfuly Implemented.
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Re: Have you ever completed a text adventure?

Post by Wall_Axe » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:35 am

ohh i'll probably read that sometime, even though i missed these adventures cos i was playing megadrive

the menu driven games look really awesome in the screenshots
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