Tunguska

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Just got a copy of Tunguska in the post today,seems like a very intriguing game,based on a true story! Just wondering if anyone has got a copy yet?

Don't worry,I realize it's a pre-rendered adventure,point and click type game but some of my best gaming experiences have come from this genre so I'm expecting great things from Tunguska with it's supposed longest journey etc beating qualities.
 
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I played the demo and thought it was great and ordered the game. I cancelled my order because the release was pushed back by 3 weeks, and I ordered some other games instead. I recon they messed up because at the time of the original release date there were no new games available and now some very strong games have been released. I only buy new games on release date (which is a lot) and used after a couple of months as it works out a lot cheaper.

I used to think that 3d adventure games, such as Broken Sword 3&4 were the way forward. I am now in the opinion that highly detailed 2d backgrounds and animations combined with 3d character models and high quality cut scenes is better. 2d Games just seem to have more detail in the backgrounds and are better suited to puzzles. The problem with 3d puzzle adventure games is that developers are not prepared to spend the money to make them work as well as they could.
 
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saguy said:
I played the demo and thought it was great and ordered the game. I cancelled my order because the release was pushed back by 3 weeks, and I ordered some other games instead. I recon they messed up because at the time of the original release date there were no new games available and now some very strong games have been released. I only buy new games on release date (which is a lot) and used after a couple of months as it works out a lot cheaper.
Unfortunately there wasn't much they could do -- the DVDs had a mastering error which meant some of the cutscenes towards the end wouldn't play.

saguy said:
I used to think that 3d adventure games, such as Broken Sword 3&4 were the way forward. I am now in the opinion that highly detailed 2d backgrounds and animations combined with 3d character models and high quality cut scenes is better. 2d Games just seem to have more detail in the backgrounds and are better suited to puzzles. The problem with 3d puzzle adventure games is that developers are not prepared to spend the money to make them work as well as they could.
Well, developers just aren't given the money... it's generally cheaper to do 2d, but publishers won't fund 2d games any more. And they're very jittery about the whole adventure game genre (which they don't think will sell well) so don't put up enough funds to do 3d properly.

Tunguska is a *very* good looking game -- the attention to detail is extremely good, and the cutscenes are among the best I've seen in an adventure. It's sorely let down by the voice acting though. It was published in German first I think, and it seems the budget for the English voices was almost non-existent. Don't let that put you off though -- the plot is very good, and it's an enjoyable game.
 
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xyphic said:
Unfortunately there wasn't much they could do -- the DVDs had a mastering error which meant some of the cutscenes towards the end wouldn't play.


Well, developers just aren't given the money... it's generally cheaper to do 2d, but publishers won't fund 2d games any more. And they're very jittery about the whole adventure game genre (which they don't think will sell well) so don't put up enough funds to do 3d properly.

Tunguska is a *very* good looking game -- the attention to detail is extremely good, and the cutscenes are among the best I've seen in an adventure. It's sorely let down by the voice acting though. It was published in German first I think, and it seems the budget for the English voices was almost non-existent. Don't let that put you off though -- the plot is very good, and it's an enjoyable game.

I liked the demo a lot so I may even just buy a new copy as adventure games sure as hell need all the money they can get. I don't know when I will order it as I have to many games on the go at the moment, and Gothic 3 is coming out in just over a week.

I was rather dissapointed with the latest broken sword as it just feels a bit lifeless and the controls are just wierd.
 
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The Tunguska is way too powerful, on maps like Ghost Town it can lock onto the helos that are nearly the whole way accross the map. Tunguska's are good for destroying infantry though, way better than the Linebacker.

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