GBAtemp game of the week- week #3

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May 25, 2011
  1. FAST6191
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    GBAtemp game of the week- week #3
    Secret Files: Tunguska
    This is week #3 of the GBAtemp book game club and if you have been here before we welcome you back and we also extend a welcome to those joining us for the first time. In these threads we suggest a game to play and a week later we get together to discuss it.
    Generally the game will be from one of the main systems we cover but it could be any piece of code the system can claim to run- it might be a good piece of homebrew, a game from the early days, a game dwarfed by other releases but good none the less, should a hack arise that catches our eye then that too will be here. Our only aim is that it be a game you do not regret playing through.[/p]

    Secret Files: Tunguska

    Although in the early days some might have heralded the DS as the would be saviour of point and click/adventure games history tells a different story- this is not to say things did not get done with the GBA series of Turnabout trial (known outside Japan by the games featuring Phoenix Wright whose name adorned the first few English translations and other games set in the universe) and Hotel Dusk being some stunning examples of the genre on any platform. This game hit in 2008 (although it was only this time last year it appeared in North America as a budget game) at the time being a port of a two year old PC game which might have caused some people to overlook it. It has since seen a sequel but this game we hold is not to be overlooked- it might not be the game that turns you onto adventure games but even if you have a passing interest in the genre not counting this among the games would be an oversight.[/p]

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    OK, i'm gonna make an effort to actually play this one. Hopefully I will this time as I have very little HW right now.
     
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    lol i'm actually playing this verry game at the moment.

    PS. the trailer is from Secret Files: Tunguska 2
     
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    I remember playing this... can't remember why i stopped though. [​IMG]

    might give it another whirl though [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks CoolKill3r- I got a bit hasty when selecting that.
     
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    Is the video on autoplay? Also, nice I love points and click games.
     
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    not auto-playing here....
     
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    Is this to discuss the DS version specifically, or the game itself?
     
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    Played both this and the sequel, very good adventure games. IIRC, story's a bit weak on one or the other, the other having a much better plot unfolding.
     
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    I admit I never played this version as I had previously played through the PC original. I enjoyed it but that may have been because it was the first new point and click adventure I'd played in years.
     
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    i also got this game and those playing games at home when the ds was there enjoyed it though at times combining items was a hassle but otherwise easy and fun to play.
    I am unsure if this game was overlooked but i can definitely say ppl do not refer to it as much.
     
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    Animation looks really smooth.....I might give these a look. Even though I'm not much for Point and click games, I do occasionally get into them. Just yanked this and the sequel out of my archives and will add them to my SD shortly.

    Really liking these GOTW threads, points out good games I may have passed over without ever having checked out. Keep 'em coming!

    Interesting note.....the sequel has the name of the street I live on in its sub-title; Puritas. Not that it means anything, I just noticed it.
     
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    This is a good game. But the PC version is so much better: It's great. [​IMG]
    Only on PC you see the nice background in it's full glory. On a big monitor the screens are not so squished, it's easier to see things, easier to click at things with a mouse cursor, voice overs are sounding better.. I don't know how the English voices are, but the German ones are very well done.

    So while this game is cool and has an engaging story, I really recommend playing the PC version.

    I also started Part 2: Puritas Cordis on PC but haven't finished it yet..
     
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    I'll give it a shot while I'm at work :3
    Now downloading the rom...
     
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    Thought to download. Hope it doesn't reduce my expectations.
     
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    Its ok can't say I was ever compelled to finish it.
     

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