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Old 22-01-2005, 04:45 AM   #1
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One game that I remember having a few years ago was called "Outpost". I can't remember much about it now except it that it was a sci-fi space game and I enjoyed playing it. Anyone else remember it?

I just had a search for it, and it seems that it was by Sierra in 1994. Doesn't seem to be on sale anymore. I've only checked Gamespot.
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Old 22-01-2005, 04:48 AM   #2
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Protected by esa so it will not be on the site. Also this game got a Real Dog award which means that it's really horrible, anyone else got an opinion?
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Old 22-01-2005, 05:18 AM   #3
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Old 22-01-2005, 07:13 AM   #4
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It was an awful game. Not merely dull, but broken, too. The underlying statistical engine that tracked your entries and surrounding environment numbers usually started showing very weird anomalies halfway through a game. I never met a person who actually managed to complete it successfully.

Sierra hyped it big, despite its being broken. And it bombed massively.
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Old 22-01-2005, 08:35 AM   #5
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Actually I do remember a point when I got quite far and then the whole thing just seemed to implode. Some of the features just stopped working.
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Old 22-01-2005, 06:27 PM   #6
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This game got so awfull ratings in PC mags of the time, I think it was the first time I was reading about a review with such a low score... And pretty much all mags seemed to agree.

I personally own Outpost 2 and it's a very nice game a la Dune2, but with a story and with a built-in novel you could read. Everytime you finished a chapter of the game you could read a chapter of the story. A little hard with a lot of micro management but very nice. k:

Because of the same reason tough, I don't beleive I'll see Outpost 2 ABW in my lifetime. A game becomming ABW is one thing, but I don't think the concept of ABW apply to novels and such...
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Old 22-01-2005, 06:54 PM   #7
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This game had so many mixed feelings in it.

People gave it excellent ratings, and they gave it horrible ratings. If there ever was a game that said "Different tastes for different people" It would be this one, I actually like the tedious repetition.

I own Outpost 2, and for god's sake, if you can, upload it to the site, it was really underrated and it's a wonderful game.
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Old 22-01-2005, 06:57 PM   #8
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I played it once, and hated it. It was a buggy annoyance.
Heheheh... Marmite for gamers. You love it or hate it
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Old 22-01-2005, 06:58 PM   #9
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Outpost 2 is not ABW.
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Old 22-01-2005, 07:01 PM   #10
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It's protected because it's dead, in other words it's a license nobody wants.
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