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Old 06-09-2004, 08:10 AM   #1
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Feel free to comment and discuss this game here. Also, if you have any useful tips or tricks don't hesitate to share them with the others! Thanks!

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Old 06-09-2004, 04:16 PM   #2
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THIS is OLD :blink:

I have played some text based games before, and they can actually be fun. You'll need a little patiance though, so you can get into the plot.


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Old 06-09-2004, 06:51 PM   #3
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I have never played an all text adventure but I can imagine it can be difficult to play through. All the things you need to remember.
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Old 06-09-2004, 08:09 PM   #4
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They aren't too hard once you learn the basic commands. The biggest difference is having to picture each location in your mind instead of having it animated for you on the screen. This is actually one of the things I like about this type of game; it's similar to the difference between reading a book and watching the movie version. With the book you are free to use your imagination and see things how you think they should look, and it's also more realistic because you can picture it as a real life location rather than a cartoon style drawing.

Other than that it's pretty much like any other adventure game. You can view your inventory at any time or type the look command to get a description of where you are. Some people prefer to make a map as they go along so they don't get lost so easily, but I always found that too distracting. Aside from being on the Enterprise in the beginning this game takes place in a single location so it's not too difficult to learn it. Some text adventure games will drive you crazy though, especially when they have mazes in them. I don't even like mazes in graphical adventures.

In the review I mentioned that there were two games in this series, but I just found out that there were actually three. A year after The Kobayashi Alternative came the third and final in the series, First Contact. I've never played it but the reviews all seem to agree that it's the best of the trio. So if you liked this game you may want to check it out as well.
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Old 07-09-2004, 03:44 PM   #5
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It's like playing a MUD.
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Old 07-09-2004, 04:11 PM   #6
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I proposed an interesting text game some time ago, but people said they wanted graphics in games <_<
Hope this opens a new way.
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:17 PM   #7
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I started a poll on the matter here:

http://www.abandonia.com/forum/index...t=ST&f=3&t=906
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Old 27-04-2005, 01:45 PM   #8
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has anyone got the manual? I really need to know the commands. I cannot figure tham out at ALL!
                       
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Old 28-04-2005, 05:33 AM   #9
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commands in text games aren't too tough. There are the basics:

LOOK
EXAMINE
GET
TAKE
WEAR


To move around is easy too.

NORTH
SOUTH
WEST
EAST
UP
DOWN
IN
OUT
ENTER
EXIT


I played this game when I was a kid - if I remember it's a unique game as far as interacting with people.

For example, most text games have you say "tell Scotty beam me up"

If I remember this one had you say "Scotty, beam me up."

So in the beginning (I'm really stretchin' the memory here) you'll be on the bridge.

WAIT a few turns, you'll get attacked.

When Spock gets on the bridge, tell him to ANALYZE the sensor readings.

They'll figure out there's a ghost image of a klingon ship. FIRE AT (whatever they call the ghost image)

and so forth.

                       
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Old 29-04-2005, 02:03 PM   #10
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Thanx, but spock never appears!
                       
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