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What the hell did I play back then?
October 2, 2010 10:41 AM   Subscribe

I'm trying to figure out which older PC adventure game I played back in the 90s, and want to play again.

I don't know exactly when this came out, my memories are a bit vague. Firstly, the graphical style is ODD. It doesn't use traditional 3d, the figures are made up of a series of spheres, and move in a somewhat cartoonish fashion. The perspective is third-person, following camera.

It's a fantasy/medieval setting, and it starts off with the player walking up a hill into a town, and exploring a bit.

I don't remember much other than finding it very difficult at the time.

Any ideas at all?
posted by sunimplodes to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
 
Do you remember anything about the opening graphics?
posted by parmanparman at 11:01 AM on October 2, 2010


It's not Rayman, is it? Are the graphics 3d (with depth) or 2d (side-scroller)? Would you describe the gameplay as action-oriented, or puzzle-oriented, or more like an RPG?
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 11:04 AM on October 2, 2010


Relentless: Twinsen's Adventure, maybe?
posted by jimw at 11:10 AM on October 2, 2010


@parmanparman
No, actually I feel like there weren't any, which doesn't seem right, but I feel as though the game just *started*.

@The Winsome Parker Lewis
Nope. The graphics were 3d but didn't seem polygonal, the characters were made up of small spheres, and seemed i guess.. bouncy, for lack of a better word. The gameplay had a bit of action, but i think there were only one or two fight scenes I can recall.. More exploration. and i could be wrong about this, I THINK the fights were with werewolves?

@jimw
Nope. Similar graphical style, but the camera's behind the character, not isometric like in that one.\

Thanks anyway though. ALSO I feel like there was an "x" in the name somewhere.
posted by sunimplodes at 11:19 AM on October 2, 2010


Normally I wouldn't use this to answer a question, but Chrontendo did a small history of adventure games. I'm guessing it would be in Episode 32's time frame, but here's Episode 31 in case that helps too.
posted by theichibun at 11:28 AM on October 2, 2010


@theichibun
I appreciate the links, but this was a pc game, not NES.
posted by sunimplodes at 11:34 AM on October 2, 2010


Ecstatica?
posted by naju at 11:35 AM on October 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


YES. It was Ecstatica. Thank you so much. Cheers.
posted by sunimplodes at 11:38 AM on October 2, 2010


No problem. That game was so bizarre!
posted by naju at 11:45 AM on October 2, 2010


Yeah, I caught that part of your description. These episodes have a special he did on adventure games that reaches across systems. Most of what he looks at in the adventure game part is PC games rather than console.
posted by theichibun at 12:04 PM on October 2, 2010


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