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#1 Cougar

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 10:16 AM

Been waiting on this one for years. Itís been in abandonware hell. Mac/Linux compatible by virtue that it uses ScummVM. Itís a detective puzzle game where characterís allegiances vary on every play through, and there are different endings based on that and what clues you find.

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Posted 17 December 2019 - 02:27 PM

I've put it on my wish list. I hadn't heard about it until I read about it on Ars Technica, and then I wanted to play it! Given this release, they reposted the article, which has a nice youtube video to go!
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Posted 17 December 2019 - 05:12 PM

I put it on my wish list too. I almost bought it, but my games list has been growing rather alarmingly lately..

This type of GOG release makes me very happy though. I enjoy replaying old games for nostalgia, and I also like picking up popular titles that I missed out on before. But I think there's something special about GOG rereleasing an old game and finding a brand new audience for it.

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And that budgetary goal of needing to be the best-selling adventure game to date in order to make a profit? Blade Runner managed that, too.

Ok, so maybe this isn't exactly the most obscure game to rescue. :-) But I had forgotten about it, and I'm sure many others had too. It doesn't usually come up when discussing the history of adventure games, the way LucasArts, Cyan, and Sierra always do.

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Posted 18 December 2019 - 05:03 AM

Like I mentioned above, I'd never heard of it until recently, and I'm very familiar with most adventure games in general, even those outside of Mac-land.
I guess it must have hit at a time where I was more busy with... Other things. 1997? Just started high school, so I assume that's where I discovered the other high profile adventure game known as "Girls". Multiple endings. Very high learning curve. No instruction manual. No cheats. Plenty of fake walkthroughs available from friends. Internet guides weren't available back then, only screenshots on dial up modems, which, weren't really helpful, if you know what I mean.... Crazy expensive also. And you'd want the sequels too. Sigh. Tough times!
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Posted 18 December 2019 - 09:31 AM

View PostThain Esh Kelch, on 18 December 2019 - 05:03 AM, said:

Just started high school, so I assume that's where I discovered the other high profile adventure game known as "Girls". Multiple endings. Very high learning curve. No instruction manual. No cheats. Plenty of fake walkthroughs available from friends. Internet guides weren't available back then, only screenshots on dial up modems, which, weren't really helpful, if you know what I mean.... Crazy expensive also. And you'd want the sequels too.

I never got the hang of the first one, to be honest. The second one thought... that was was a keeper! I still have that one.

But if I joked about it being a classic, or starting to show its age, I'd have to start shopping around for a new one.

p.s. Never lend yours to a friend, you might never see it again! Tell them to get their own.

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 04:01 AM

Phew, I think I am on the seventh or eighth now. Even got two DLCs for it, and considering getting a third one! DLCs are awesome.. Although you spend so much time with them, that you forget to play the base game! And then when you do, you have to set the mood, with lights, drinks and snacks. Just like a good gamer!
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Posted 19 December 2019 - 10:15 AM

My favorite part is the anticipation when you finally get one home and start to unwrap it.

Digital copies just aren't as much fun.

Especially time-locked exclusives. With DRM. Sorry, I'm having trouble keeping this metaphor going.

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