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Posted at 11:17 on February 9th, 2020 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 08:08 on April 6th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 08:08 on April 6th, 2018 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 01:00 on April 28th, 2016 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Originally posted by Mr Creosote at 00:12 on April 28th, 2016:
Well, I played it from floppy… and even the price of floppy disks was frightening enough to think twice before sacrificing one just to store save games ;)


I can imagine. Luckily for me, at the time of playing all these games the 5.25" floppies had become so worthless people would actually throw handfuls of those away, still in pretty good condition, no bad sectors and capable of countless rewrites. That's exactly how i got all of mine, i didn't buy a single one, and even if i really wanted to i still couldn't have, cause i hadn't even seen any of those for sale except for 3.5", of course. So, in the end by just getting it from different people my entire supply of 5.25" disks would amount to 100 i think, and i would often carry them and 3.5" ones around just to transfer something from CDs at other people's, friends', etc, cause CD-ROM was another challenge i wasn't quite ready for ;)
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Posted at 00:12 on April 28th, 2016 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Well, I played it from floppy… and even the price of floppy disks was frightening enough to think twice before sacrificing one just to store save games ;)
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Posted at 23:20 on April 27th, 2016 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Second, "just restore" may be easy these days, but keep in mind that back when the game was new, saving and restoring implied formatting a dedicated floppy disk and swapping back and forth for the data to be written/read. Quite annoying.


Heh, i can't say i played the game exactly at the time of its release, so i have to give up here. I had a 20mb hdd (ST-225 to be precise), and could make as many savegames as needed. I can only envy those lucky few who played and KNEW what computer games are like back in those days :)
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Posted at 23:06 on April 27th, 2016 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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It's been too long since I've played Police Quest, so I can't point out any specific cases. However, I encounter such issues all the time in adventure games.

Second, "just restore" may be easy these days, but keep in mind that back when the game was new, saving and restoring implied formatting a dedicated floppy disk and swapping back and forth for the data to be written/read. Quite annoying.
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Posted at 22:56 on April 27th, 2016 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Somehow i can't relate to your experience, and Police Quest is pretty easy as it is in my opinion. I may have got stuck in it 1 or 2 times, one of which was the safety procedure (walk around the car etc) and another i can no longer recall, but i would always figure it out somehow. By the way, how else do you lose objects unless giving them away which typically brings up the sierra's all-time sarcastic dialogue box "Hey thanks! But you'll never get it back!"? I never had an issue like that, to be honest, and most adventure games including Sierra's are so made that you can't really do anything terminally wrong and somehow get away with it, unless it's plain obvious you have lost. I don't recall that at all.
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Posted at 20:48 on April 27th, 2016 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Originally posted by Moebius at 20:40 on April 27th, 2016:
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Speaking of flaws, Sierra games are known to be non-forgiving with the whole dying/restoring/restarting mechanics. Sonny can die and some deaths are just frustrating.


...honestly, i still don't get why people are so fixated on it. Save & Restore, and you're good to go.

Just that it isn't always that easy, is it? If you forgot to do something way back, didn't pick something up or lost an important object, you've been in a dead end for hours or days without knowing it – and even if you were willing to retread all those steps from there (assuming you even know where you took that "wrong" step), you may not even have a save game from that long ago!
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Posted at 20:40 on April 27th, 2016 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Ah, my very first adventure, played it on XT-compatible in CGA-composite mode. Looked ugly as hell, but it was repayed amply with interest. Like you i was making some baby steps in english with this game, but i was a bit older than you, around 14-15 i think. But this:

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Speaking of flaws, Sierra games are known to be non-forgiving with the whole dying/restoring/restarting mechanics. Sonny can die and some deaths are just frustrating.


...honestly, i still don't get why people are so fixated on it. Save & Restore, and you're good to go. Besides, isn't it fun to find out exactly how things may turn out unless you follow the correct path? :)
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Posted at 18:36 on April 27th, 2016 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Police Quest, oh my, where to begin with this gem. If my love life would be with games, than Police Quest 1 would be my first and only true love.


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Posted at 14:27 on August 24th, 2012 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Posted at 14:54 on September 20th, 2006 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Seinerzeit war das Spiel ein Klassiker, heutzutage fuer jemanden der es nie spielte, schon gewoehnungsbeduerftig. Persoenlich, fand ich es besser als Space Quest 1, aber auch schlechter als larry1. fuer jeden sierra adventure fan, ist die note 2,5 wohl untertrieben ;)
Posted at 00:00 on November 15th, 2002 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The shortest running of the common Sierra Adventures. Does that say anything about its quality? Come on, we're talking about Sierra! As if these sillyheads had ever cared about consumer wishes or producing quality products!


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