GOG.com releases The Legend of Kyrandia Book I

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GOG.com releases The Legend of Kyrandia Book I

Post by raina » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:35 am

And knowing GOG, the sequels probably aren't far behind.

Here's a link for regular customers: http://www.gog.com/game/legend_of_kyrandia

And here for newbies, ScummVM's affiliate link: http://www.gog.com/en/frontpage/?pp=22d ... 477c95c23d
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Post by CaptainJei » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:45 am

Thanks! They also recently started selling I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream.

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Post by Freddo » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:23 pm

Very nice, I never played the second game.

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Post by Raziel » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:10 pm

Freddo wrote:Very nice, I never played the second game.
The second is nice, comes in the same style as Book 1...too bad they jumped the "3D" boat with part 3.

Though some say that the third part is the best...i don't ;-)

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:16 pm

The third one is not native 3D. I don't see what's so bad about prerendered graphics.

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Post by Freddo » Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:06 pm

I feel that pre-rendered backgrounds from the 90s aged quite a bit worse than painted&scanned backgrounds from the games of the same era. Still ok-ish though.

Never been a fan of pre-rendered graphics for sprites though (which Kyrandia 3 fortunately do not use IIRC). For example, I never fell for the graphics in Donkey Kong Country on the SNES because of it, while my friends were in awe.

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Post by Raziel » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:25 pm

Yeah, it's not the prerendered graphics per se...one just feels completely out of place when playing the trilogy in a row.

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:48 am

I still think Prisoner of Ice looks good. I also like DKC, though. It must be the very fluid animation.

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Post by Wesker » Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:57 am

Raziel wrote:Yeah, it's not the prerendered graphics per se...one just feels completely out of place when playing the trilogy in a row.
You could say the same about the music then. The digital music of Malcolm's Revenge stands out a lot when compared to the midi music of The Legend of Kyrandia and The Hand of Fate.

(And it was for the better IMO, Frank Klepacki really started to put his mark with this game)

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Post by samlii » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:49 pm

The are now also selling the rest of the trilogy. Just an FYI for anyone reading this thread.

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Post by WildmanCAL » Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:51 pm

I'm glad GOG released the games but playing LoK 1 with the defaults isn't where it should be. They have it set to AdLib for music and it completely ruins Frank Klepacki's score. The music for LoK 1 was LEGEN -wait for it- DARY!

Anyone figure out how to tweak it so it plays MT-32?

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Post by eriktorbjorn » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:24 am

WildmanCAL wrote:They have it set to AdLib for music and it completely ruins Frank Klepacki's score.
AdLib seems like a sensible default to me, since that's what would be available to most users. Changing it should just be a matter of changing the Audio and/or MIDI settings in ScummVM, shouldn't it?

(For what it's worth, I think the AdLib music sounds surprisingly good in the first Kyrandia game, and it even plays music in a few places where there is no MT-32 music, e.g. in Brandon's home. I don't know off-hand if that music is actually unique to the AdLib score, or if it's just reused there though.)

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