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Posted on Sep 19th 2007 at 02:23:25 AM by (OatBob)
Posted under Site News, Features, Weekly Features, Interplay, Amiga CD32, TheBoss, Loom, Out of this World

This weeks features look back at the days of the DOS game. 

No mouse, and only armed with your keyboard, you had more control over your environments.  Text adventures gave little to no instruction to navigate, leaving it up to you to figure out where to go.  With small and expensive hard drives, reliance on floppy disks was important.  Interplay's 10 Year Anthology is a compilation of a number of these types of games, and is a good sample of what to expect of games from this era.  The high difficulty of some of these games can be frustrating at times, but looking back at them allows you to appreciate the advances that have been made in Western RPGs and adventure storytelling.

The Amiga CD32 is the featured hardware for the week.  It is known as the first 32-bit CD-Rom based console released in western countries.  With the ability to add a mouse, keyboard, and floppy drive, the Amiga CD32 feels more similar to a personal computer than console.  Unfortunately, it didn't last long as Commodore filed for bankruptcy nearly a year after release.

The featured collection for the week belongs to TheBoss.   He has several sharp pictures of his PC and Amiga CD collections; which are certainly not the easiest to collect for.

The featured image for the week is from the fantasy adventure game, Loom.  Back in the day Lucasfilm's game studio (later to become LucasArts) actually made some memorable adventure games.  Loom is noteable as the world's first fully voiced adventure game, and a decent copies have been known to fetch a pretty penny in online auctions.

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