I played my housemates copy for a bit about 15 years ago, I liked it, it was dark and cool
But apparently it pulls some unfair bullshit on you later making the 'good' ending really hard to get and leaving you in unwinable states etc.
Still be awesome to get it here!
It's a very hard game, in part because the usual "adventure game logic" often won't be enough to get the best outcomes. A lot of what goes on in the game is heavily symbolic (each character has to pass through a "private hell"), and to find the best solutions, you have to think about not only what actions you can take, but what those actions represent. This can lead to some "How the hell was I supposed to know that?" moments, and I can understand why some people would call bullshit on it, but personally I'm a huge fan and would love to see the game here.
(At least the difficulty is thematically appropriate, given how soul-twistingly bleak the game is.)
I thought I heard, though, that one of the things you need to do to get the best ending was play the characters in a certain order with no real way of knowing what it should be, am I mis-remembering?
Yeah I remember some actions added karma and some reduced it and in one case early on a reduce karma action was the only one that seemed to possibly exist...
The game is very cool still though, I play it over anything by Sierra any day!
Well, someone claiming to be Harlan Ellison says that I Have No Mouth is coming to back by way of Night Dive. Working on source.
Harlan Ellison definitely said that Night Dive has IHNMAIMS*, but he never mentioned GOG as far as I know; people seem to be assuming that, since we got System Shock 2.
* As part of a temper tantrum screaming about how he'll hunt down all pirates. Online machismo is the most embarrassing machismo.
As I said before on another thread, the Night Dive's count down being suspended seemed to coincide with GOG doing a new indie rather than a classic release on Tuesday and it seemed like they might have had to do some last minute swapping around...