ADRIFT Forum


The place to discuss the ADRIFT Interactive Fiction toolkit

Did you play Sierra on line games?

The place to chat about ideas, writing, this forum, or anything related to Interactive Fiction that isn't specific to ADRIFT.

Please also visit the Interactive Fiction Community Forum for further discussions.

Did you play Sierra on line games?

Postby P/o Prune » Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:26 am

Maybe not exactly text adventures, but I assume that it can go in the category of IF just the same. (I guess you could call it animated IF)

Did any of you hardcore text adventure drifters ever played any of the Sierra On Line adventure games?
And if you did, which did you like the best?
D-Day in progress 86Kb (Slowly drifting)
Just a Fairy Tale: 97kb
User avatar
P/o Prune
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4562
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2002 8:18 am
Location: Denmark
Points: 93

Re: Did you play Sierra on line games?

Postby David Whyld » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:46 am

Honestly, I never played any of them. Were they more an American thing because I played a lot of games back but don't ever recall seeing them around?
David Whyld
 
Posts: 6970
Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:15 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Points: 35

Re: Did you play Sierra on line games?

Postby Denk » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:06 pm

As a kid, I only had a Commodore, not pc, so I couldn't play them even though I wanted to. When I grew up, I bought Gold Rush! which is pretty good. I have also played a fan-game of the Space Quest series called "Space Quest Incinerations" which is free and very very good. It can be found here: https://www.adventuregamestudio.co.uk/site/games/game/1522-space-quest-incinerations/
----------------------------------------------------------------------
The Bash Saga:
1. The Dragon Diamond 2. The Way Home 3. Stone of Wisdom
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Denk
 
Posts: 401
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:21 pm
Location: Hjørring, Denmark
Points: 226

Re: Did you play Sierra on line games?

Postby P/o Prune » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:25 pm

David:
I started off with "the Hobbit" and some other games on the Spectrum.
But when the Spectrum died as the PC took over I found Sierra. I especially liked the first games, no matter how crude the graphic was. It reminded me very much of the text IF the exception being that you had a little guy farting around the screen. IT was still typing >look under rock etc.


Denk:
I have all the Space Quest. Most of them are free, so if you want to have them let me know.
Speaking of SpaceQuest, the "Two Guys from Andromeda" is working on a new "SpaceQuest" kind of game.
I liked Larry, and Police Quest too.
D-Day in progress 86Kb (Slowly drifting)
Just a Fairy Tale: 97kb
User avatar
P/o Prune
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4562
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2002 8:18 am
Location: Denmark
Points: 93

Re: Did you play Sierra on line games?

Postby David Whyld » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:39 pm

Ah, if they were PC-only, that'd explain it. I had a Spectrum then a Commodore back in the 80's and I didn't get a PC until 2001.
David Whyld
 
Posts: 6970
Joined: Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:15 pm
Location: United Kingdom
Points: 35

Re: Did you play Sierra on line games?

Postby Denk » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:42 pm

P/o Prune wrote:I have all the Space Quest. Most of them are free, so if you want to have them let me know.
I did not know they were available for free. I have no idea when I will take the time to try them. Still, it would be good to have them :D
----------------------------------------------------------------------
The Bash Saga:
1. The Dragon Diamond 2. The Way Home 3. Stone of Wisdom
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Denk
 
Posts: 401
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:21 pm
Location: Hjørring, Denmark
Points: 226

Re: Did you play Sierra on line games?

Postby R2T1 » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:44 am

I played all the Space Quest series, Most of King's Quest, Police Quest 1 & 2 and a few of Leisure Suit Larry. There may have been others that my memory has forgotten. I do have most of them on a CD somewhere...
I enjoyed playing them at the time but the excitement has faded with the passing years. I recently reinstalled SQ1 in DOS Shell but find it boring and slow.
User avatar
R2T1
 
Posts: 130
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:41 am
Location: Sydney, Australia
Points: 13

Re: Did you play Sierra on line games?

Postby P/o Prune » Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:51 am

R2T1 wrote:I played all the Space Quest series, Most of King's Quest, Police Quest 1 & 2 and a few of Leisure Suit Larry. There may have been others that my memory has forgotten. I do have most of them on a CD somewhere...
I enjoyed playing them at the time but the excitement has faded with the passing years. I recently reinstalled SQ1 in DOS Shell but find it boring and slow.

I believe we are used to the fact that things have become so much better. I remember when I first saw A Space Odyssey 2001. It was an amazing movie. I watched it again many years later (after having seen Star Trek and Star Wars) and was disappointed too.
But I still love the old Space Quest etc. and I don't mind that the graphic is what it is. The game play is really funny and still carries, in my opinion.
D-Day in progress 86Kb (Slowly drifting)
Just a Fairy Tale: 97kb
User avatar
P/o Prune
Site Admin
 
Posts: 4562
Joined: Mon Jun 24, 2002 8:18 am
Location: Denmark
Points: 93


Return to General IF

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest