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Re: OMG I had no idea this existed
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2006, 07:00:42 pm »

That's how I got most of my games. See a good game, almost get a heart attack from the price, wait a few months/years and forget all about it, then find it in a bargain bin, buy it cheap. There is only a few games on my shelf that I paid full price for, and the rest I found in bargain bins. Same goes with DVDs btw...
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Re: OMG I had no idea this existed
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2006, 11:22:51 pm »

Dang it. Is it possible for someone who didn't play this game back in the day to enjoy it now? Or are we all just a bunch of old gamers reliving the past.

I played SC1 (Amiga) at a friend's place back in the day, but didn't 'get it'. I had forgot all about it until I came across some thread on a forum saying StarControl 2 was the best game ever. The name didn't ring a bell at all, I googled around and found PoNaF, then UQM.
I'm not that interested in the game itself though, I just wanted something to redesign so read all guides and material I could find, then I just ran through the game. Breaking the time limit would've made me very frustrated, I much prefer games without much sequences (that you can't write meaningful walkthroughs for).
What I enjoy about SC2 is the universe description, so I don't think I ruined it for myself by 'cheating'. In a similar way I find the starwars universe interesting and don't care much about Luke's journey. Luke to me is just a guide of sorts... a method to present the universe.
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Re: OMG I had no idea this existed
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2014, 07:14:45 pm »

I got all hopefull until I read...
It's bringing back so many memories playing this when I was about 10 years old...

Dang it. Is it possible for someone who didn't play this game back in the day to enjoy it now? Or are we all just a bunch of old gamers reliving the past.
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It's possible. UQM is one of my favorite games and i discovered it only 3 years ago  Grin
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Re: OMG I had no idea this existed
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2014, 11:46:12 pm »

Direct sale is all games have, and unlike movies that continue to sell long after their release, most games slip into comparative obscurity once the technology surpasses them.

I'm willing to bet that many more people are still purchasing copies of the Princess Bride than people who bought the Star Control 2 repacks...
I agree with you, movies have a much better way to finance themselves. Very few games had a chance at merchandises ...

But it's weird how even average games cost more than cinema tickets... Sad
And I feel cinema tickets are overpriced.

Also: I just unpacked some old boxes and found at least three repacks of SC2 (one of them as part of the "oh so loved" SC3)
And I never bought a copy of "Princess Bride". By the name I'd guess it's a chick flick, but I've not heard of it before.
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Re: OMG I had no idea this existed
« Reply #19 on: August 14, 2014, 01:40:42 pm »

And I never bought a copy of "Princess Bride". By the name I'd guess it's a chick flick, but I've not heard of it before.

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Re: OMG I had no idea this existed
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2014, 10:02:40 pm »

Okay, looked it up and read the IMDB entries (English and my mother tongue).
Nope, I do not know the film, and I've never heard of it before...
But then I've only been 9 when it went to the cinema, and likely 11 when it aired on TV. At that time fantasy was not my interest (and still is only marginally)....

So, unlucky example... Smiley
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Re: OMG I had no idea this existed
« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2014, 12:34:44 am »

I got all hopefull until I read...
It's bringing back so many memories playing this when I was about 10 years old...

Dang it. Is it possible for someone who didn't play this game back in the day to enjoy it now? Or are we all just a bunch of old gamers reliving the past.
From 8 years in the future:
I played Star Control 2 super-melee at my cousin's and blasted through the Star Control 3 single player campaign.  But I never tried the SC2 single player campaign before now.  Does that count?   Grin
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Re: OMG I had no idea this existed
« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2014, 06:19:56 am »

Great Scot! That was heavy!
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Re: OMG I had no idea this existed
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2014, 03:15:19 am »

I got all hopefull until I read...
It's bringing back so many memories playing this when I was about 10 years old...

Dang it. Is it possible for someone who didn't play this game back in the day to enjoy it now? Or are we all just a bunch of old gamers reliving the past.
I hadn't heart about it at all until I found it looking for games in the Ubuntu repository around 2007. It seemed appealing right away because of the large world and open game play..
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