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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1220 on: 04 Jul 2018, 15:43 »
Gah too easy obviously! :-D

I actually thought it was Donkey Kong at first, smashing barrels and all, but you said "almost every time"...

Good job keeping it fair there!

I'll put one up:

North, south, east, or west.
You decide which is best.
If you thought open world was new fare,
Check out this old software,
You might have to jump into a forge,
To snatch out one of your rewards.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1221 on: 04 Jul 2018, 15:53 »
Betrayal at Krondor?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1222 on: 04 Jul 2018, 16:16 »

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1223 on: 04 Jul 2018, 16:46 »
Lords of Midnight?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1224 on: 04 Jul 2018, 17:38 »
Nope

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1225 on: 04 Jul 2018, 23:00 »
Zork?
Pro is the opposite of Con                       Kids of today are so much different
This fact can clearly be seen,                  Don't you know?
If progress means to move forward         Just ask them where they are from
Then what does congress mean?             And they tell you where you can go.  --Nipsey Russell

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1226 on: 05 Jul 2018, 01:00 »
Naw

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1227 on: 05 Jul 2018, 03:04 »
RuneScape

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1228 on: 05 Jul 2018, 03:11 »
RuneScape

Hahaha! I wonder if my old character on that still exists...

No, much older than that, but the fantasy setting is correct.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1229 on: 05 Jul 2018, 08:41 »
Only game I can think of atm is Rogue, but doesn't really feel like it fits the clues.  My suspicion is that the last rhyming couplet in your clue holds the key to solving this, but it's just not ringing any bells.

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1230 on: 05 Jul 2018, 11:35 »
The Hobbit? (I'm fairly sure the answer is at least a Text Adventure, I just don't know which one.)

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1231 on: 05 Jul 2018, 11:42 »
Yeah or some MUD.

MUD1?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1232 on: 05 Jul 2018, 12:11 »
Neverwinter Nights?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1233 on: 05 Jul 2018, 12:40 »
None of those. It's not a text adventure. It has graphics although a bit crude.

The game was mind-blowing at the time because you could travel around wherever you wanted on foot, by horse, or even own a ship. You could go into towns and the NPCs there were moving around doing stuff instead of just a guy behind a counter that you bought stuff from. And there was no pressing main quest like a big bad boss villain to beat. There was a quest but it was more a personal journey of growth than anything material and you could take your time with it if you wanted or just not do it at all and simply live in the world.

Many say that this game was the moment when computer RPGs grew up.

In fact it might have been too grown-up for its time as the series soon returned to the usual formula of find-and-kill-the-all-powerful-baddie after this one. I guess players just didn't know what to make of so much freedom. I loved it to death and played many, many times: This time I'll be a hunter and live off the land. This time I'll be a pirate sailing the seas for plunder. This time I'll be a cold-blooded killer. This time I'll master all the magic systems. This time I'll be... etc. etc.

I guess it was one of the first games where the player could set and achieve their own goals instead of the game deciding them for you.
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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1234 on: 05 Jul 2018, 13:51 »
I did wonder if it was an early Ultima game, so I'm going to actually guess Ultima 1 now (or just "Ultima" I guess?!?)

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1235 on: 05 Jul 2018, 16:02 »
I did wonder if it was an early Ultima game, so I'm going to actually guess Ultima 1 now (or just "Ultima" I guess?!?)

Cutting to the chase: Ultima IV: Quest Of The Avatar.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultima_IV:_Quest_of_the_Avatar

The last two lines in the riddle refer to:
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To find the rune of Sacrifice the player must throw themself into an operating blacksmith's forge and walk through the fire, taking damage each move. The rune is in the back corner of the forge. You need a lot of hitpoints to survive. Gotta wonder why you couldn't just ask the blacksmith to turn off the forge first or what he must have been thinking when he saw you jump into it...

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1236 on: 05 Jul 2018, 20:53 »
Two brothers there were
But they didn't get on
They both had pots
But not of money
They would visit the other's grave
But only to laugh, not to grieve.

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1237 on: 07 Jul 2018, 21:30 »
Two brothers there were
But they didn't get on
They both had pots
But not of money
They would visit the other's grave
But only to laugh, not to grieve.

No-one?  Not even a wild guess? :sad:

Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1238 on: 08 Jul 2018, 01:34 »
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons?

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Re: Can you solve this riddle?
« Reply #1239 on: 08 Jul 2018, 08:39 »
Uncharted?