GBAtemp game of the week- week #16

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    GBAtemp game of the week- week #16

    Now we kick off week #16 of the GBAtemp book game club. The series started with the aim of sharing games worth knowing about for whatever reason. I might have been their overall quality, historical implications (the return of a genre), a novel mechanic or simply that we felt it would be worth being able to say "yeah I played that once". There are no restrictions on systems the games can come from but more often than not they will be from one of the consoles we cover around here. For each thread we do a short writeup on the game and other things related to the game worth knowing about but the real discussion happens in the thread itself where anything from the art design to the music to the level design to the engine or some small aspect of those or something else can be discussed. Games the take positions on top games lists can and will appear but a big focus of this is games that when those few top flight ones are gone are worth knowing about. To this end games that "most people that own this console have probably owned a copy at some point", able to be classified as a hidden gem (oh so often games get buried in release schedules and obscure launch areas only be to discovered when they are hard to source), all the systems covered have top notch homebrew, rom hacking has made for some interesting creations many of which are worth knowing about. On top of this we might occasionally mix things up with a compare and contrast of some other restriction- budget titles, titles from the first year and so forth.[/p]

    Lone Wolf Series

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    The DS caused something of a resurgence in point and click adventure type games and the genres that feed from it and homebrew was no exception with several entries into the genre. Lone Wolf DS is a port of a series of fantasy themed game books of the same that that started being released in the mid 1980's and is often counted among the top games on the DS (homebrew or otherwise). The books/games allow you to transfer your characters between books as well. Prior to the graphical port there was a port of the first book for the hyena audiobook player which featured some novel play/control mechanisms. The series itself follows the survivor of an attack on a warrior school as they attempt to piece together what happens and set things right.[/p]

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    No filetrip link at request of the author/license holders.

    A desecration of a classic game book or something for commercial developers to lose sleep over? Share your thoughts in the discussion below if you wish.[/p]
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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?app=core&module=search&do=search&search_tags=gbagotw&search_app= should get you other links in this series
     
  2. wrettcaughn

    wrettcaughn Misunderstood Moral Elitist

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    +1 on this recommendation. I played through the first 3 books before I got rid of my DS. Good stuff.
     
  3. Another World

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    this is a great pick. i was pretty involved in this homebrew and caught many little bugs during testing. i've really enjoyed the books he put out and have recommended them countless times. i actually grew up playing this "game" using the real books. i own the first 10 or so as paperbacks. at one point i asked the developer if he was going to continue with the series. the game mechanics change so much around the 6th book that he felt he would need to rewrite major parts of the project. he mentioned that if there was enough demand from the community that he might consider doing it. everyone who comments about this project be sure to ask for more books! =)

    -another world
     
  4. Keshire

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    This is a fantastic series of 'games'. The amount of polish and presentation should really make this a commercial game.
     
  5. celeron53

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    i played every "book" that was released to the DS. I love the replay vaules that this homebrew has to offer.
     
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    this isn't really a game it's a book [​IMG]
    and the fighting fantasy books are better
     
  7. harroxelas

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    I remember playing one "game-book" of the lone wolf series. I did play A LOT of those Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson's "game-books". Will surely get this lonewolf "port" for the DS!
     
  8. ~Stenny

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    this is one of the best homebrew games ever made for the DS.

    still waiting for the Magnakai series. recommended to everyone!
     
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    I just played Book One, "Flight from the Dark". I was impressed by the quality and presentation. A gripping story and interesting skill mechanics. Thanks for a great recommendation!
     
  10. ultimate.fake.ac

    ultimate.fake.ac GBAtemp Regular

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    This is one of my favourite homebrew. I would absolutely love to see more books for it come out. Highly recommended.
     
  11. shakirmoledina

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    i was encouraged to this by AW
    its a very peaceful game but that its short. it ends before it begins but otherwise if u keep going with all the books, it will be lovely