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Postby Robin » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:18 am

Did you guys know that the project is making their own engine in java and it will support point n' click and parser. So thats something worth looking forward to. :D
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Postby Robin » Tue Jan 18, 2005 8:14 am

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Postby King Graham » Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:03 am

I now prefer "Point & Click" over "Parser", but only by a slim margin. Bribes sent to my mailing address could change that. ;)
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Postby Robin » Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:04 am

Ah! But theres also another point. Parser is amazing as long as it is very smart. Unlike the AGI games lik SQ1, KQ1...
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Postby Johnny Westland » Fri Feb 11, 2005 10:20 am

I'm jumping in on this a little later, but TEXT PARSER is better by far in my opinion. There is nothing like exploring and trying to come up with something by typing what you want the character to do. Point & Click takes away from the adventuring because you are just clicking away at options, not thinking through what you want to command the character to do. I was disappointed when I played the QFG I remake for the first time, because when I would talk to people, I basically had the options of what I wanted to talk about by clicking on the topics. In the original, you had to come up with those topics, they weren't just given to you.
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Postby Robin » Fri Feb 11, 2005 1:22 pm

Most new adventure gamers proberly liked the point and click more because its simpler. But I agree, parse rules! Only when done correctly.
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Postby Eco » Thu Feb 17, 2005 6:53 am

Parser please!

I won't say any p-n-c game would be better with a text parser, but some times it is better. It imparts a character, makes you think, and lets you describe things the graphics will not account for. Point and click just restricts your options and makes you do a pixel hunt.

On the other hand, the p-n-c allows you to apply odd tasks to a wide range of objects, plus the game will always know what you are doing.
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Postby Johnny Westland » Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:13 am

Hey Eco - Welcome! I agree with you. You description of a "pixel hunt" is right on!
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Postby King Graham » Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:47 am

Of course there is the dreaded word hunt, but it's usually more of a problem in the older games which had less memory available for their word bank. If one does either style of interface well, I think they both end up pretty good.
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