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11 years ago#1
From: Original Magus Perde | Posted: 3/5/2005 2:31:27 PM
I'm not joking; this is my favorite video game of all time. Of all the great games to be overlooked and forgotten, with no sequels, remakes, or anything...

The game had action, adventure, puzzle-solving, humour, innovative style, and character galore. The only thing is it was hard, and there was no save or password. So you had to beat it in one marathon session and you could be doing well then suddenly get killed several times and that's it. I wish it would be re-released with a save or password option. But even without that, it's a great game, and well-worthy of replaying over and over, as I have done for years.

Any other fans of this out there? Everyone I've met in real life seems to think I made this up.....
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From: CainDragoon | Posted: 3/5/2005 3:33:08 PM
I love it. As a kid I rented it constantly, until I finally scraped enough together to buy it.

Had it ever since. Have always loved it.

So you aren't alone.

From: Pako Pako | Posted: 3/6/2005 10:01:05 PM
Ha ha. Those fanboys play too much of that inferior Shinobi clone.

Ah, the glorious days of point-n-clicks... damn I miss Lampshade.

From: Original Magus Perde | Posted: 3/8/2005 5:19:33 PM
YES!

Thanks for responding; I'm glad to hear from fellow Nightshade fans.

Yes, I miss the point-and-click adventures. They were fun. This was the best.

From: Pako Pako | Posted: 3/10/2005 9:23:30 PM
If it's any consolation, many of the LucasArts game-boards here are still kicking.

-=PakoPako=-

From: Original Magus Perde | Posted: 3/15/2005 3:13:32 PM
WHOO-HOO! I'm gonna check them out!

AARGH! I keep getting fooled by that stupid PS2 Nightshade game. I see the title and get all excited and then remember that it's unrelated. D'OH!

From: Dalton Of Zeal | Posted: 4/11/2005 5:23:00 AM
That angers me too.. I was kind of hoping they'd make a Part 2 or something, seeing as that this is Part 1.

I love the Egyptian themed city, the humour, and the unique gameplay of Nightshade. It's one of my all-time favourites.
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From: Original Magus Perde | Posted: 4/24/2005 7:42:27 PM
YES! That's what I like to hear! I couldn't agree more.

Yeah, this is one of several games that promised a sequel that never happened. I'm afraid it just didn't do well enough. But for the longest time I waited anxiously for the sequel to this game and the SNES Shadowrun. *sigh* oh well, I can still play the originals.

I love the quote from this game--I can't remember it exactly, but it's something like "In the battle between good and evil, evil always gets the cooler costumes." I know that's not quite right, but that's the gist of it. There are many great quotes in the game.

"Duh, no entry, sir or madam!"


Gah.. the old topic fell off. And more people (like Catula and dude383 and even scyth75 came by.

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11 years ago#2
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Catula
11 years ago#3
Great quivering enigmas with a light tartare sauce! The topic has returned! (as have I...)

I really need to play this again. I miss the timeless joys of such antics as fighting the Rat King, cursing at the female ninjas from hell, and rapidly hitting the Save State button on my emulator - like a sissy - for fear of being mauled by that Gent in the next screen.

You know what....I think I've just spur-of-the-moment decided to make my next attempt at a sprite comic based somewhat on Nightshade....or at least have him make a killer appearance somewhere. Yeah, I think I will....
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Pako Pako
11 years ago#4
I'd gladly like to make some dialogue for that.

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Catula
11 years ago#5
Long as it still sounds like Nightshade-type dialogue, and not the typical dialogue you see in the run-of-the-mill sprite comic, I'll toast to that. I don't have the free time I used to have any more, so it'll probably be eons between updates, but it's a project I'd at least try to keep going.
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Pako Pako
11 years ago#6
Ditto here. I've actually done the math over what I plan to do in the next to weeks and what I have done in the last two weeks so I can get an average amount of free time I have to work with this month (and apply that to next month).

Somehow I calculated I had -6 hours this month (-1 for the last two weeks and -2 for the next 2).

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Pako Pako
11 years ago#7
For some strange reason, I can picture Nightshade accidentally stepping through the 4th wall and appear in 32-bit format using "Q" from Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike and looking quizzically at what felt different. Then he would go back to the comic strip.

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Catula
11 years ago#8
Heh, I wasn't actually going to do a strip comic, but more like each "episode" being an animated GIF. I've experimented with this a bit and found it to work pretty well, if A) I have the time to put it together, and B) I make sure the characters' movements look fluid enough. I know these are things I can do, I just have to pay special attention to them.

Here's a sample of the animted GIF comic format, from my failed last attempt at a Sprite comic, if you're interested:

http://fc02.deviantart.com/fs13/f/2007/002/1/c/Headlights_Episode_3_by_Catula.gif

There are of course a couple of things I'd like to change about it (the position of the text, the size of the frame, and the aforementioned jerky movements (good luck fixing that though, right? :P ). I think I can manage it though, once characters and storyline get rigged up.

...and that's an amusing idea about the whole Street Fighter thing. :) Maybe as a bonus part of an episode or something?
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Pako Pako
11 years ago#9
Here's a sample of the animted GIF comic format, from my failed last attempt at a Sprite comic, if you're interested:
It looks pretty smooth. Is it easier to manipulate several GIFs or to use a registered Adobe/Shockwave product? (I'm thinking more like "Mana Theater" -- if that comic is still around)
The reason I suggested a strip format is that it is simpler (not so much easier -- see 8 Bit Theater and its subsequent imitators) to work with.

...and that's an amusing idea about the whole Street Fighter thing. :) Maybe as a bonus part of an episode or something?
That's what I was thinking too.
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Catula
11 years ago#10
I'm actually using GIF Movie Gear (a neat little lightweight program) to put each frame into animation, and each frame is lovingly constructed in MSPaint, the old-fashioned way. I know it takes a ludicrous amount of time and effort that way, but I've been told I have ludricrous amounts of patience, so I guess I don't have a problem with it.

I think I've got a fairly good backstory in mind, or at least one that should force me to use my brain cells rather than rely on a bunch of cheap punchlines. All I need now is some characters and a few vague events that I can use to get the story moving. Then the REAL work can begin...
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