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Hunting high and low.


Rise of the Dragon is now available, DRM-free on GOG.com.
It's 2053 and William 'Blade' Hunter must work the Los Angeles shadows to find out who's behind the horrible murder of the mayor's daughter. Rumor has it, a new drug is taking over the streets of this already beaten down city and death is only a point and a click away.
Both the game's cyberpunk stylings and choice-driven gameplay were quite ahead of its time - an attitude that Hunter himself must adopt if he's to solve this labyrinthine case.
Rise of the Dragon has dated a lot, though it got the cyberpunk theme perfectly. It has branched gameplay, but loads of dead ends as well (and it features two clunky arcade sequences). Heart of China is better and has some humour, but oh my God how those racist jokes hurt right now (something shared with the superior Willy Beamish - a game where the workers unions are the evil... oh Christ).

Anyway, interesting if you are interested in adventure games and have a walkthrough nearby.
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tfishell: What versions aren't here that aren't fan remakes?
The 1990 King's Quest SCI remake isn't here, I believe.
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Sarang: So you're from the DRC...the place in Africa that should be the Tokyo of Africa...
Perfectly 'nuff said. Richest country on Earth, worst *and I heavily quote* "management" in the entire written human history.

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Sarang: U.S. here and I'm so sorry and embarrassed.
Dude you cray, you folks are awesome ;P
bought
both of these releases look great, wishlisted!
I played Rise of the Dragon on the sega CD...I enjoyed it a lot back in the day. This one is an insta buy for me. Like with the adventures of willy beamish though i'm thinking the sound track may be dumbed down like in the willy beamish one as the sega cd had enhanced audio. From what I remember I really did enjoy the whole game and played it to the end back in the day. I'l review it after I play thru it. TY GOG! it says the game has some goodies on the sale page like a hint book and comic.

Like willy beamish eventually it will go on sale likely so if you don't buy it now, its worth getting later if you like adventure games.
Post edited November 08, 2017 by jrich3500
I have this one boxed...unused, mint condition, complete with the 6x 3.5" disks that have never seen a drive. My main PC doesn't have a floppy drive though...
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CMOT70: I have this one boxed...unused, mint condition, complete with the 6x 3.5" disks that have never seen a drive. My main PC doesn't have a floppy drive though...
As with most floppy PC (MS-DOS) games, the floppies are needed only for installation, and the installed game is fully portable.

I still have the installed versions of Heart of China and Rise of the Dragon which have moved from a PC to another over the years. I still have the games in this PC too running in DOSBox, even though the installation floppies are long gone (I've thrown them to trashbin at some point, no point in keeping them when you have the game installed already).
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timppu: even though the installation floppies are long gone (I've thrown them to trashbin at some point, no point in keeping them when you have the game installed already).
Unless you have a receipt of your purchase, then the physical media has a secondary function of being your proof of a legal copy. Without the receipt or the physical media, you really don't have any way to prove that you actually have a legal copy.

Then again, it's kind of hypothetical thing, as it's highly unlikely that anyone will ever come to ask that, but still, I have never thrown any physical media away, partly for that reason and partly for collecting purposes.
Bought.
Both of them.
DosBox game and no Linux release? Not that I can't run this cyberpunk classic in DosBox myself, but something still feels missing in the release announcement. It's as if Activision have allergy on Linux, despite having no need to do anything to add it to release platforms :)
Post edited November 09, 2017 by shmerl
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shmerl: DosBox game and no Linux release? Not that I can't run this cyberpunk classic in DosBox myself, but something still feels missing in the release announcement. It's as if Activision have allergy on Linux, despite having no need to do anything to add it to release platforms :)
I was going to say, "No offense but how do you not know by now that Activision games are all Windows-only here?"
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tfishell: I was going to say, "No offense but how do you not know by now that Activision games are all Windows-only here?"
Well, I was only half serious. I know there is something off with Activision.

It also can be a common laziness. May be they made some general contract with GOG in the times before Linux support here, and it uses some language like "for Windows". To add Linux, GOG need to involve lawyers on both sides, and Activision might be too lazy to lift a finger about it.

Anyway, I'm glad this classic is here.
Post edited November 09, 2017 by shmerl
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tfishell: And the first two Call of Duty's aren't Steam-integrated, right? Those could show up.

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gibbeynator: Ok, I appreciate the Sierra love, but can we please get the Space Quest and King's Quest remakes now?
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tfishell: What versions aren't here that aren't fan remakes?
Space Quest 1 VGA and the SCI King's Quest 1 1990 remake are still missing.
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Anime-BlackWolf: Aaaaaaaand bought. Thanks GOG.

Now PLEASE "EcoQuest 1+2" AND "Manhunter: New York" and "Manhunter: Las Vegas".

"Gold Rush" seems already to be incoming sooner or later... Thanks a lot. :)
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Purduecoz: I think Man Hunter: Las Vegas would have been an excellent entry into the Man Hunter series, but all we got was New York and San Francisco. :-)

Right there with you though. These four games are about all we are missing from classic Sierra. Well, maybe the Dr. Brain series and Jones in the Fast Lane.
Would love to see Eco Quests and Jones in the Fast Lane.

I would also be happy if we got The Black Cauldron (probs too old plus licensing issues) and Gold Rush,