Re: Rampancy Shake It!
Posted By: AntarcticoDate: 7/21/13 2:14 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Rampancy Shake It! (Narcogen)

: Well, that's not exactly true. I've actually played through it more than
: once, although that was nearly 20 years ago. I've played Marathon 2
: quite a bit more than that, and both of those titles more than Infinity.

Well, a 20-year gap certainly buys you a lot of slack :)

I probably played the original Marathon most of the three -- my original Mac could barely play it, and so could not handle M2 or MI. It was not until the boxed trilogy set came out that I had a Mac with the stones to play M2 and MI, so I spent the time before upgrading playing Marathon and Marathon mods and maps. I also revisited Marathon a couple of years ago with M1A1, so my memory is pretty sharp for the game.

: Back when Marathon came out I was the only one in the family with
: a Mac, so Blackstar had to wait for me to let me have a turn.

Aw, bless. :)

: Well, there was comp.sys.mac.games and I think alt.games.marathon if memory
: serves. I don't think I knew about the HyperArchive until much later.

Yea, I prowled all of those at one time or another back in the day, still, scarcely the Internet as we know it today. :)

: It's not exactly that, but it is much closer to that than a definitive
: walkthrough. I do look at the spoiler guide (or try to) before playing a
: level, but on a lot of these we are going in pretty cold, intending to
: re-create as much as possible the feel of a first-time experience of the
: game, rather than running through everything and saying "here it all
: is, I already know"...

You have succeeded, admirably! ;)

: I am collecting a list of missed secrets and intend to go back and make
: some bonus videos that show them.

I think doing a separate Marathon secrets video would be a great ideal!

: Well, this would work for me, since playthroughs are done in the evenings my
: time, but it might be detrimental for Blackstar to start out his mornings
: with tequila. However, I think you've got the germ of a good idea there,
: since nobody is going to actually learn how to play Marathon well from
: these vids, we ought to try and build in some other kind of incentive to
: stay alive. Right now, playing each level invidivually, Blackstar actually
: feels that there's an active incentive for him to commit suicide so he can
: get another free pistol clip :)
: Maybe instead I'll make us each pop off a key top from a control key for
: each death.

I'm not sure what this entails, but is sounds painful.

: Things like that are intended to be rare finds you almost luck into.
: Knowledge of them spread over the internet, first through newsgroups and
: then websites and walkthrough videos. Somehow it's a little less special
: when those things are considered necessary things to hit because you
: already know about them, rather than something you just find on your own.

Well, for better or worse, to one degree or another, hitting all the secrets you already know about becomes an exercise in completism. :/

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Rampancy Shake It!Godot 7/19/13 4:09 a.m.
     Re: Rampancy Shake It!Narcogen 7/19/13 6:09 a.m.
     Re: Rampancy Shake It!PerseusSpartacus 7/19/13 11:35 a.m.
           Re: Rampancy Shake It!Antarctico 7/19/13 12:16 p.m.
                 Re: Rampancy Shake It!Narcogen 7/20/13 1:50 a.m.
                       Re: Rampancy Shake It!Godot 7/20/13 3:42 a.m.
                       Re: Rampancy Shake It!Antarctico 7/21/13 2:14 p.m.
           Re: Rampancy Shake It!Narcogen 7/20/13 1:57 a.m.
                 Re: Rampancy Shake It!Godot 7/20/13 2:41 a.m.
                       Re: Rampancy Shake It!Narcogen 7/20/13 6:41 a.m.
                             Re: Rampancy Shake It!Godot 7/20/13 7:18 a.m.

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