Well Pib might not be the biggest guy in the woods, but his aspiration to become a great wizard pertrudes his height issues. Pib has had some weird nightmares lately, and his master cannot tell him exactly what they mean. Perhaps a potion can help? But for every potion you need ingredients. Pib has a task!
Featuring only 5 locations (if I remember correctly), but professional-looking graphics, nice music, interesting puzzles and HEAPS of humour. It's so short that one can say it's only a demo, but since second part is a full-length game it's better to treat this one a separate one.
The game comes in two versions. The full game version has voiceacting and other features, but it is a rather large download. If you ask me I say it is worth it.
Chroelle : I am currently thinking about writing more walkthroughs for some of the games in here, and at the same time I am wondering if I should maybe write some reviews. I made a list of games I want to review.
BTW: When you are done playing the apprentice please look into the Apprentice II that we have on site!
Also be ready for Apprentice III coming out anytime soon.
IE Reviews are at the moment displayed lousy (Yep, even you did not know we had review system), there are no reward system for writing reviews, and validation pretty much sucks. But we still do have possibility to write reviews (If you browse info page for some of our game(s) and you're logged on, you should be able to see 'Review this game' button, and abowe (or was it below) it should be amount of reviews for the game). And each word should be stored in database. And at some day, if we'll get reviews, the system can be improved. IE reviews should get more visibility, validation thingee should be improved, readers should be able to rate reviews... Some day...
How ever, I doubt anyone has really tested the review writing after I added it (and styles we now have) to this 'real board' from development board. So if you suddenly get urge to write reviews, please write them on notepad & store them on your computer before submitting them. That way your writing does not vanish if something does not work right
Scythe : I wasn't even aware that we had a working review system?! Writing walkthroughs isn't too time consuming, and fun as you're typically playing the game while writing.
Chroelle : IS it easily done?
I think walkthroughs would be a good thing to look into, especially if it is not possible to find other WT's for the same game. That would draw traffic.
Maz : Writing walkthrougs huh?
Mmm... I believe we stilll have 0 reviews Besides review validation is not that simple when there's no PM/email if someone writes a review :/
Pater Alf : Thank you for the feedback. I will try to keep some of it in mind when I write my next one.
Chroelle : I personally like Walkthorughs that go like
One 3rd door on your right
Talk to guy
Use cheesegrater with human skull
use skinpeeling with sandwichbread
Watch cutscene which gives reslut of eating human flesh.
A bit morbid, but I like it so simple that I only get to know the most important part. Sometimes people do some even greater WT's like Nick Bountys developer that made a hinty WT. If you got stuck there was three hints where you could choose to see them one at a time giving you the possibility of guessing how to go on before the WT revealing everything to you.
Scythe : It looks good, but I always opt for minimum fancy stuff (no pictures, no special fonts, just plain text in either .txt or .rtf format) when it's something to be widely distributed. You should keep in mind that MS Word is not a free program.
Personally, I'd keep the descriptions of what happens in the game to a minimum, people will see that for themselves. I can't keep from making small, personal comments myself, but explaining everything that happens is a bit much.
Pater Alf : I´ve written a walkthrough for this game (including the hidden bonus puzzle). You can find and download it (as a doc. file) on the game info page of "Apprentice":
The hero lent his NES to his cousins, unfortunately for him they brought it back ruined. In a great desperation, he decide to fix it no matter what it takes, and his journey begins.
NES Quest looks a lot like old classic point and clicks, and that builds atmosphere. You have to love some of the characters in the game, and the interactions are fun and not all obvious.
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