Sam, an ordinary Texas rancher, is on holiday in England when he falls into a blue portal and lands in Strange, Texas.
He soon discovers that this town has more than enough problems of it's own. The residents of Strange all seem to be pulled in and trapped from other times and places, just like Sam-- yet things here are oddly familiar.
The Real Texas is a unique blend of action-RPG with strategic real-time combat and many-layered puzzles. Quests and story situations all play into the central mysteries of Strange, a town with a vast, interconnected dungeon underneath. The keyword system is a definite and enjoyable throwback to many great PC RPGs, and means some NPCs have clues to give only if you type them in (most dialogue options are clickable, though.) Uncover the mysteries of "real world" Castle Rockingham, where Sam's vacation was originally supposed to take place, but is now an abandoned castle filled only with ghosts. Uncover secret items and equipment, read books, unlock treasure chests, solve riddles, gather clues, and avoid the estate tax (if you can.)
Add to all of this a challenging quickdraw gun-combat system with six types of classic cowboy and fantasy weapons, a full clothing and equipment system (underwear optional) with various effects, and The Real Texas has a lot to offer any fan of old-school Zelda-like RPGs or action-adventure games.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor(Intel Core 2 Duo or better), 1 GB RAM, DirectX 9.0c-compatible video card with OpenGL 1.2 , 200 MB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+, Memory: 1GB of RAM, Graphics: 64MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2012-11-23 10:44:06 byOrpheusftw:
I have nothing much to say that hasn't already been said, but I'll give this my 5 stars as well. I wouldn't call it a perfect game by any means, but definitely more enjoyment than one should get for 8.99.
This game is very surreal and immersive. I didn't see what all the hype was about at first, but it didn't take long to suck me in and maintain my interest. It made me care aboutread more the characters, despite them being rectangles with zero articulation.
The weirdest part about The Real Texas is how light hearted and kid-friendly it will seem for a few hours before a character randomly drops an F-bomb, or exposes themselves. It makes me wonder if it has a target audience at all, but nonetheless it is an experience I'm grateful to have taken. I doubt I'll ever forget my stay in Strange Texas.
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Posted on 2012-12-17 01:50:48 bywizardtypething:
First thing to be said about The Real Texas?
It's certainly unique and refreshing, with a slew of memorable characters, a surprisingly engaging soundtrack; but it certainly won't be to everyone's tastes.
It's essentially a more free-form adventure game, much of the gameplay involves simply exploring and finding things that flesh out the well-realised world; however, that's aboutread more it. There are obstacles in the form of enemies, but combat doesn't really amount to more than drawin' yer sidearm and clicking, and the health system (if you can call it that) is a bit weird and cumbersome In addition, the aesthetic appealed to me, but some might find it a little too lo-fi for their tastes; perhaps understandable considering it's pretty much a solo project from Kitty Lambda games.
However, I feel like with those criticisms I'd be approaching it in the wrong way; it's still fun, engaging and once again totally unique; but certainly benefits from being approached from a certain mindset.
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Posted on 2012-11-20 13:29:51 byAerothorn:
The Real Texas is a real charmer. It's gameplay is best described as "Ultima 6 meets Zelda" but its narrative and setting are considerable more imaginative than either of these inspirations. It has a great sense of humor, but there's also a weight to the happenings that slowly reveals itself. The game also has the best walking animation I've ever seen. You can't go wrong.
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