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  1. says:

    Hugely informative and often amusing this compendium helped fill a hole in my game loreI was surprised to see a how many of the titles included I did actually know long live Youtube longplays ;; b how fine the writing and especially the plots of a number of these games are So good game writing is possible as long as developers put their money where their heart isUnfortunately I didn't really like the unfamiliar titles

  2. says:

    This book was an unbelievably page turner for me I cut my teeth on many on the games that this book gets into and I felt like this author was completely on my wave length He had a ton of interesting insights about games I'v

  3. says:

    An extremely niche book but excellent at what it does

  4. says:

    This is a validating book for adventure heads It's actually a very thick compilation of reviews from hardcoregaming101net It was great to read about games I played and games whose contents I merely speculated uponReading the whole thi

  5. says:

    Great book but the paper edition is so big it's cumbersome and the blackwhite screenshots are often difficult to make out Buy the ebook instead the screenshots in the ebook are in color

  6. says:

    The people of Hardcoregaming101 are doing a fantastic vital task in documenting basically every game ever They've got games on there like the Thor's Hammer Trilogy which I'm not sure that anyone I talk to on a regular basis has ever heard of though it doesn't look like they have the Test Drive games strangely I bought this book because I've read a ton of HG101's articles over the years and thought that having them all in book form

  7. says:

    This one is a mixed bag On one hand there's so much to read and take you back it's guaranteed to keep you warm and happy for uite a few days On the other hand it's got a few glaring issuesThe good a huge amount of games covered lots of detail attention and love Can't get much better than thatThe badTo begin with the book is 'type

  8. says:

    Bravo This is a best of it's kind book Was nice to see all the graphic adventure games I had missed and I was surprised to remember how many I hadn'tThe level of detailtrivia in this book is astounding I feel a bit like I'm living vicariously through the author's misspent youth Clearly this book was a labor of love than a work of commissionTook me forever to read through since it's nearly 800 oversized pages of dense 9ish point font not kid

  9. says:

    As comprehensive as you can hope for despite missing a few titles here and there but if you want to read through 30 years of adventure gaming history this is probably the best choice out there Has a few uirks like some borderline sexist remarks and focusing on certain elements of a game while forgetting about o

  10. says:

    A book I'll never finish though it's not meant for that A fantastic in depth look at one of the most important genres in gaming Kalata and his writers do a great job digging into the rise fall and rebirth of not only the genre but the companies involved Highly highly recommended for anyone interested in gaming's

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Characters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Kurt Kalata

Hardcoregaming101net Presents

In Roberta Williams of Sierra On Line designed King's uest the world's first graphic adventure A huge step beyond the text oriented games that preceded it the genre took the world by storm and proved immensely popular with computers over the next decade A combination of storytelling and puzzle solving they provided the ability to explore a world and experience a narrative without the need for twitchy r This book was an unbelievably page turner for me I cut my teeth on many on the games that this book gets into and I felt like this author was completely on my wave length He had a ton of interesting insights about games I ve played and lots of material about games that I definitely want to play after reading this book The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 preceded it the genre took the world by storm and Mon patron voulait que je tape les seins nus proved immensely His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch popular with computers over the next decade A combination of storytelling and The Doctors Dating Bargain puzzle solving they The Collection provided the ability to explore a world and experience a narrative without the need for twitchy r This book was an unbelievably Whispers of Feathers page turner for me I cut my teeth on many on the games that this book gets into and I felt like this author was completely on my wave length He had a ton of interesting insights about games I ve Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal played and lots of material about games that I definitely want to Entrepreneurial Vernacular play after reading this book

Review Hardcoregaming101net Presents

Eflexes demanded of arcade games This nearly comprehensive book includes reviews for over games from the golden age of the graphic adventure genre running from to roughly focusing on promiminent publishers such as LucasArts Maniac Mansion Monkey Island Sam Max Grim Fandango Sierra On Line King's uest Space uest Leisure Suit Larry Gabriel Knight Legend Spellcasting Eric the Unready Callahan's Crosstime The people of Hardcoregaming101 are doing a fantastic vital task in documenting basically every game ever They ve got games on there like the Thor s Hammer Trilogy which I m not sure that anyone I talk to on a regular basis has ever heard of though it doesn t look like they have the Test Drive games strangely I bought this book because I ve read a ton of HG101 s articles over the years and thought that having them all in book form to read offline would be pretty nice and it is but it s not that niceThe actual content of the articles is pretty good It s from Hardcoregaming101 after all But at the same time that s the problem it s the exact same content from the website just placed into a book and with a few of the pictures changed This means that the articles about the different games were written by different authors and there s no editorial consistency at all An article that mentions a game might talk about an aggravating aspect only to have another article that mentions it praise that same aspect and then the actual game article doesn t cover it at all The classics like Monkey Island or King s uest VI tend to be universally regarded but there were other games where I m not sure what the consensus opinion on them is because the answer is that there isn t one There are a few additions see below but all the well known games have their articles reproduced exactly Further and this is a minor complaint based entirely on my method of reading but there weren t any internal links I read the kindle version of the book and I was hoping that there d be some kind of ebook functionality like links when a game was mentioned to the article about that game in much the same way that the actual website has such links But it s basically just copying and pasting the text and pictures into a book This wouldn t have bothered me if I had bought the physical copy as a coffee tablebut I didn t I was happy to see the articles with some of the famous adventure game designers like the one with Cori Cole one of the main designers of the uest for Glory series my favorite bunch of adventure games As that link points out that s also content that s available on HG101 s website but I had never seen it before through no fault of the site it s linked in the article so I appreciate the book for pointing it out I liked the interview mostly for this uoteWe originally wanted to allow the player to be male or female and have a choice of character race including as a Centaur We were uickly disabused of the notion the art and animation costs not to mention the amount of disk space needed for the artwork would have gone through the roofMy only real problem with FG was the inability to create characters so I was glad to hear that it was originally planned and cut due to technical limitations I m also happy that they included material on Below the Root the first adventure game that I ever played though it was rather short It turns out that this and the material for some of the other smaller adventure games like the Journeyman Project games or is exclusive to the book so that is a reason to purchase it if you really want to read a few hundred words on the Chzo Mythos for exampleI ll give it three stars because of the tension between the content and the format but don t let my complaints disabuse you of looking up some of the articles on HG101 The words themselves are great

Characters ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¸ Kurt Kalata

Saloon And several other popular and not so popular series and games Zork Myst Broken Sword The Longest Journey Simon the Sorcerer The Last Express and dozens of others Also includes interviews with several adventure game developers including Al Lowe creator of Leisure Suit Larry Corey Cole creator of uest for Glory Bob Bates founder of Legend Entertainment and Josh Mandel writer and designer for Sierr As comprehensive as you can hope for despite missing a few titles here and there but if you want to read through 30 years of adventure gaming history this is probably the best choice out there Has a few uirks like some borderline sexist remarks and focusing on certain elements of a game while forgetting about others arguably important but it s still a wonder to read Highly recommended to all video game fans

  • Paperback
  • 774
  • Hardcoregaming101net Presents
  • Kurt Kalata
  • English
  • 26 July 2019
  • 9781460955796