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Virtuaverse (and more)
« on: 16:41, 13 May 20 »
Been waiting for Virtuaverse (GOG, $15) for a while, because of MBR (MBR is great, MBR is *good*). If you like synth/chip/heavy metal then MBR is your guy. Anyhow, he did the story and music for it and it looked bloody great:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7QRFWD8BEQ


So I've been playing it a little and it's great indeed. If you like your point'n'click adventures, do give it a go!


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Also, I was thinking it would be nice, perhaps, if we started sharing such retro-styles games here. For instance I've also been playing 80's Overdrive on my Switch. 80's Overdrive is like a synthwave version of Outrun, very retro-feel. Lovely stuff. So if you have any suggestions, add them here - or perhaps open a new thread :)

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Re: Virtuaverse (and more)
« Reply #1 on: 00:13, 20 May 20 »
Bought this recently, was looking forward to playing it but my laptop's kinda done for and keeps shutting itself down when playing. Planning on upgrading to a proper PC soon though, and this will be one thing I'm looking forward to playing on it when I do!


Love Master Boot Record's music as well, pretty much my main reason for buying this game. Floppy Disk Overdrive album was amazing tbh, even by MBR's usual standards, also really into those game music covers he's done. Highly recommend people check out his music if you haven't already, especially anybody who grew up with heavy music and / or video game soundtracks. He's on Bandcamp via the link here if anyone wants it, the albums are great value for money too.


https://masterbootrecord.bandcamp.com/

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Re: Virtuaverse (and more)
« Reply #2 on: 09:58, 20 May 20 »
Can't count the times that 486DX has gotten me through an intense workout, his music really gets your blood going. It's really interesting that MBR has gotten quite a following - his music is not exactly mainstream!

He's also on Spotify, though not all his albums are there, I think.

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Re: Virtuaverse (and more)
« Reply #3 on: 23:05, 23 May 20 »
So I've been playing it a little and it's great indeed. If you like your point'n'click adventures, do give it a go!

Also, I was thinking it would be nice, perhaps, if we started sharing such retro-styles games here. So if you have any suggestions, add them here.

Gemini Rue is a point-and-click adventure from 2010 with blocky, retro-style graphics and a strong Blade Runner influence:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foZp9ToBewA

It's perhaps a bit easy to complete but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Re: Virtuaverse (and more)
« Reply #4 on: 11:34, 25 May 20 »
Oh yes, Gemini Rue was very atmospheric and true to the retro feel!