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  • unmanneddrone 6:16 am on September 15, 2012 Permalink
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    @cgrajko The FTL review copy went to a better home! But yes, talk about enticing…the tales, the triumphs and the tears. Interstellar make-or-break missions. Once the valiant reviewer throws down their words, I’m thinking we all indulge. It’s just one of those things, those damndest things.

    I’ve got something a little more…well…I love it, but the next Tactical Tuesday will be for the hardware geeks.

    Anyone else jump into the CYPHER text-adventure business? I’ve been dipping in little by little over the past week and it continues to be just so fresh. What’s old is new again. If you’re on the fence, I’d say get off before you hurt yourself…but in terms of picking up this effort, I’ll let you know when the parser patch is released, because THEN, my friends, it will be peerless.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  • unmanneddrone 2:01 pm on September 10, 2012 Permalink
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    @beige I’d seen CYPHER bob about as a quiet project on the net for a while, but it’d dropped off the radar until I saw it was ready to go! I’ve only played a tiny amount thus far – like, an insignificant amount – and outside of the parser being a little finicky (though that could just be my soft, gelatinous modern-gamer self…last pure text adventure game I played was a loving waddle through Gateway) and a few spelling and grammar issues (which hurts on a symbolic level, given the genre CYPHER is otherwise doing nicely in resurrecting), it’s damn fine cyberpunk.

    Printed out all the awesome artwork and extra files the devs had created – medical records, immigration interview transcripts, maps, text/number dumps from some mysterious encrypted files (which will, undoubtedly, surface in the game at some point)…and hell, they even supplied some papercraft of the neural jack machine, so you can have one on your desk.

    I really shouldn’t be giving the thumbs up so prematurely, but it’s pretty cool.

    EDIT: Operating a Bladerunner Esper photo analysis machine…or, in this case, a QRS-CODE synapse data retriever, in CYPHER is cool. Without spoiling anything, you find yourself using Deckard-like commands to sift through data in cyberspace. Delicate stuff. I’m glad this exists.

  • unmanneddrone 5:00 am on September 9, 2012 Permalink
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    @asatiir I think Human Revolution especially needs a little in the way of humour, here and there. I’m all for stern, grizzled experiences, but hell, even STALKER has light-heartedness amidst the drizzle and desperation.

    Incidentally, and on the topic of totally Squad-squad business…are folks in the know about CYPHER: Cyberpunk Text Adventure? Inspirations on sleeve, but goodness gracious me. Who can say no to a Mac & PC milkshake of Bladerunner/Snatcher/Noir cyberpunk in true old school Infocom text-prompt format with updated interface and visual accoutrements? Not I, says I.

    If that doesn’t scream the names of many squaddies for different reasons, I will remove prior-mentioned pantaloons, splash with Worcestershire sauce and consume. Prices start at 14.99 for the standard, collector’s edition at 19.99 and the deluxe at 24.99. Lots of old school printables, each version comes with the soundtrack.

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