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  1. #901
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    Registered: May 2005
    Location: YouTube playin' them FMs
    I'm a male, and I love the romantic subplots in Lady Rowena's FMs

    The first time I played Seven Sisters I didn't know Ophelia was supposed to run back on her own, so I KO'd her and brought her back, and when the objective didn't complete I started to get a terrible feeling that I had killed her somehow... I felt so gut-wrenchingly terrible that I reloaded an earlier hard-save from quite a ways back just so I could get her back safe

    and I'm a man. Go 'head and laugh but I <3 Rowena forever for giving me the opportunity to be the romantic sap I am in her missions

  2. #902
    Don't feel ashamed! Emotion is what makes us human.

  3. #903
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    Registered: Feb 2009
    Location: Situation's changed, Tom.
    Quote Originally Posted by pvone View Post
    Go 'head and laugh but I <3 Rowena forever for giving me the opportunity to be the romantic sap I am in her missions
    There's nothing weird about that. I'm also a man, but I love the romantic subplots at the Seven Sisters and Rowena's curse. I wish FM authors would make such bonus objectives more often...

  4. #904
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    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Normally I'm in the batcave.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Taffer View Post
    Don't feel ashamed! Emotion is what makes us human.
    If you replace the word "human" with the word "sissies" I completely agree.

    I'm of course just kidding, please don't hit me. I'm surprisingly frail...

  5. #905
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    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Drinking baby lemonade!
    Quote Originally Posted by pvone View Post
    and I'm a man. Go 'head and laugh but I <3 Rowena forever for giving me the opportunity to be the romantic sap I am in her missions
    Quote Originally Posted by PotatoGuy View Post
    I'm also a man, but I love the romantic subplots at the Seven Sisters and Rowena's curse. I wish FM authors would make such bonus objectives more often...
    Then you guys are gonna like DCE, its central plot is full of romantic sap, never mind the subplots.

    The Mike is not allowed to play it, either.
    Death's Cold Embrace - Info and screenshots

  6. #906
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    Registered: May 2008
    Death's Cold Embrace: A Thief 2 campaign due in 2010
    2010? Damn dromed for being such a time consuming process!

    It looks fantastic though - reminds me of Christine's missions, and to me that is a GREAT thing. Very much looking forward to it.

  7. #907
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    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Drinking baby lemonade!
    Realistically, yes. Moghedian and I had hoped to release it late this year, but that plan required the Act 1 missions to be in beta test... in April.

  8. #908
    Member
    Registered: May 2005
    Location: YouTube playin' them FMs
    Yandros, I loved what you did with DP2 so I'm sure DCE will be amazing Can't wait to play!

  9. #909
    Me too! It seems like there's so many awesome FMs coming out. . .but months and months away from now!
    *suffering withdrawl*

  10. #910
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    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Normally I'm in the batcave.
    Continuing in what I'm sure will be a string of ridiculously un-timely reviews, I present unto you my review of Dr. K's "A Night in Rocksbourg 3: Ink and Dust". Bask in its glory.

    A Night in Rocksbourg 3: Ink and Dust

    Again I find myself reviewing an FM that pretty much everyone has already unanimously agreed is fantastic and almost everyone has probably already downloaded. That's okay though, with the fact that it's really good out of the way it gives me room to talk about other stuff in my review...like..uh...did anyone see Star Trek yet? What was up with Spock and Uhura?! There's some sorta thing goin' on there. You know when Kirk gets the Vulcan death grip- that's exactly what should happen to anyone who doesn't download this FM (GOD that was an awesome segue).

    "A Night in Rocksbourg 3" is of course the sequel to "A Night in Rocksbourg 2" which was itself a sequel to "A Night in Rocksbourg 1" (I know, my head is spinning too). The campaign starts out with Garrett taking a much needed vacation to Rocksbourg only to have his plans ruined by a zombie invasion because like all videogame characters he is the single most unlucky bastard in the universe and God hates him with every fiber of His being. By this point in the series, Garrett is in the sewers running from zombies and haunts and really big icky rats when he's taken in by a dude who comes out of a giant white doorway and talks like Darth Vader's big scary uncle. It turns out he's from a mysterious faction simply called "The Order".

    Let me stop right now and say this is one of the things I really loved about this FM, this new faction is stupidly awesome (that's a good thing). Now I love the factions in the Thief series as much as anyone (if they sold keeper or hammerite plushie dolls I would be on that like some sort of analogy about something being on another thing. Bobble heads? I would say I'd be on that even faster but frankly I think my head would explode from all the awesome) but frankly, it's time for some new faces. Dr. K brings us a brand new faction here that's equal parts creepy and intriguing. An easy way of describing them is that they're basically keepers if they all became groupies for a death metal band and you dipped them in a giant vat of dirt- but EVEN THAT isn't doing them justice! But you want to know what does do them justice?...

    ...The voice acting (man, TWO amazing segues- there aren't enough high fives in the world for how great I am). The voice overs in this FM are without a doubt the best I've ever heard in a fan project. Much credit has to go to Quincy Jones Wannabe (dude, we all want to be Quincy Jones, but chasing this dream will only bring disappointment and a restraining order, trust me) who turns in such a fantastic performance that it's a shame more people won't hear it- this is just a fan mission with a limited audience. This guy needs to get into professional voice acting. In fact I'm going to be his agent. THIS KID IS GOING STRAIGHT TO THE TOP I TELLS YA. Also I get 30% of everything...

    You know what though? WAY more than 30% of everything in this mission looks absolutely amazing (...I'll stop now...)! The level design is beyond fantastic. The first room you enter in "The Order" compound is legitimately breathtaking, and while it isn't ever quite that grand in scale again, it doesn't get any less impressive from that point. All new textures are used and for the most part, new objects are used as well. What this all means unfortunately is that you need a decent computer to run this FM properly. On my last machine, a pentium 3 with 512 megs of RAM, my computer saw the first room and I started to smell something burning. Any modern machine will handle it fine, but be warned that if you're running thief on a dinosaur system, this FM will go all hungry lion on the unassuming grazing gazelle that is your computer.

    And now we come to it, the one thing that everyone has to talk about when they mention "A Night in Rocksbourg 3: Ink and Dust" (I'm getting tired of typing that, I think I'm just going to call this mission "Bob" from now on). The Dark Zone. This small bit of the mission has to be the single most crazy scary section of any FM I've ever played. Mind you the mission up to this point is unsettling in a "I feel like I have to take a shower after playing this" kinda way, but nothing can prepare you for the full out mind ravashing you're in for once you take the elevator down into what is essentially hell near the end of the mission. There's a scare near the beginning that worked so well I didn't just jump, I jumped and made some sort of girlish held back shrieking noise. I also may or may not have actually physically yelled "GET ME THE F*** OUT OF HERE" through a fit of tears near the end of this segment when you hear a siren going off and getting louder and are trapped in a pitch black maze. I'm pretty sure that if I went to a doctor immediately after playing through this I would have been clinically diagnosed with the "heebie-jeebies".

    So is "Bob" worth downloading? Oh, you better believe it is sir. It's not quite perfect- the excessively dirty looking textures make it a little too difficult to find certain hidden switches necessary to proceed and it gets a little maze heavy in its second half, but these problems don't really matter much in the end. Like all truly great FMs this is not only a great gameplay experience, but also an excellent piece of fan fiction. You know what else is an excellent piece of fan fiction? My "The Seven Sisters" review on the previous page of this thread which you should totally read (SWOOSH, and I score again).




    I'm not sure what I'll end up reviewing next. I'm thinking Deceptive Perceptions 2, assuming Yandros still allows me to play that one.

  11. #911
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mike View Post
    (SWOOSH, and I score again).
    You know where you really scored again? In writing another sterling review! *Ha, there's a segue for ya.* If you keep this up I'm never gonna stop laughing!
    Visit shalebridgecradle.co.uk for all your testing needs.

  12. #912
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2006
    Location: Great. Now I can't get back in
    Another wonderfully entertaining review, The Mike Please keep 'em coming!

  13. #913
    L'architecte de Rocksbourg
    Registered: Nov 2005
    Location: Narbonne, France
    Dear god

    Thanks for reviewing Bob.
    Somehow I feel honored... I think...

  14. #914
    Member
    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Normally I'm in the batcave.
    Thank you everyone who read it, you guys...you just...*sniff*...YOU JUST MAKE IT ALL WORTHWHILE.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrK View Post
    Thanks for reviewing Bob.
    Np DrK, thank you for making Bob.

  15. #915
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2009
    Location: Situation's changed, Tom.
    It's a weird experience reading these posts when your name actually IS Bob.

  16. #916
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    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Drinking baby lemonade!

  17. #917
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    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: UK
    Quote Originally Posted by The Mike View Post
    I'm not sure what I'll end up reviewing next. I'm thinking Deceptive Perceptions 2, assuming Yandros still allows me to play that one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros View Post
    That's no answer!

    Another extremely interesting review - thank you very much and keep them coming.

  18. #918
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    Registered: May 2008
    Another great contribution The Mike - very entertaining!

    Thanks again, and I look forward to your next one

  19. #919
    Member
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Drinking baby lemonade!
    Nickie, I actually missed that at the end... I was laughing at PotatoGuy's comment.

    TheMike, you have my permission.

  20. #920
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    Registered: May 2003
    Location: Normally I'm in the batcave.
    Quote Originally Posted by PotatoGuy View Post
    It's a weird experience reading these posts when your name actually IS Bob.
    You should change your name to A Night in Rocksbourg 3 to help the rest of us avoid confusion.

  21. #921
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    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Drinking baby lemonade!

  22. #922
    Now what has me wondering is if Quincy Jones Wannabe has done any voicework for other FMs? . . if not, then HE SHOULD!

  23. #923
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    Registered: Feb 2009
    Location: Situation's changed, Tom.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Mike View Post
    You should change your name to A Night in Rocksbourg 3 to help the rest of us avoid confusion.
    That would make a nice thread: 'If you could change your name into a fan mission, which FM would it be?'

  24. #924
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    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: UK
    Quote Originally Posted by Yandros View Post
    Nickie, I actually missed that at the end... I was laughing at PotatoGuy's comment.

    TheMike, you have my permission.
    I know.

    But I wanted to draw your attention somehow. I was concerned that, without official permission, we may not have the delights of a 'The Mike' review of Deceptive Perceptions 2.

  25. #925
    L'architecte de Rocksbourg
    Registered: Nov 2005
    Location: Narbonne, France
    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Taffer View Post
    Now what has me wondering is if Quincy Jones Wannabe has done any voicework for other FMs? . . if not, then HE SHOULD!
    I know he did a conversation in Mission X from CoSaS project, the captain at the bar iirc, but I don't know if he worked on another fm since then.
    Anyway, I hope he's still around, I'll need him for Rocksbourg 4

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