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Shaper
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I am thinking about downloading this game. But before I do, I wanted to know if it is good.

So, what did/do you all think of Geneforge 1?

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Polaris
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Shaper
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GF1 was the best of the three. It's worth downloading and trying the demo.

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Nena
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Shaper
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OK, I see this is not going to get me anywhere.

What are your favorite parts of GF1? Merely saying it is good will not suffice for me.
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Shaper
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It has a better story than the other two, and I like the classic feel. The PC advances through canisters rather than trainers, and it's not all about "the mighty Drakons".

The characters have better personalities, and it gives an introduction the "outsiders" you keep hearing about.

The lock system is better. Though you have to use Living Tools one at a time, you are able to use X amount of them fallowed by the Unlock spell.

The endings are better, and so are the sects for that matter.

There are more aspects than that I liked, but that is what comes to mind first.

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Nena
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Agent
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It's got a much simpler spell system, creation system and stuff. It's the smallest of the lot, thought it more than makes up for it with game play. Because of the fact that it as the first in the series, it had to be excellent, so to hook us all into this new series. It worked. It has a LOT more detail than GF2 definitely (not sure about 3), and is just plain old fun. It's a classic!

I remember when it first came out I couldn't play it cause my computer was such low specs. Then when we got AoM for a Christmas present, our computer was upgraded to handle AoM, and we could play Geneforge. I loved it. I'm going to get it one of these days, but money's running short.

SO in short: DOWNLOAD THE DEMO, AND ENJOY!!!

EDIT: Dolphin Beat me too it!

- Archmagi Micael

[ Monday, June 27, 2005 21:54: Message edited by: Archmagi Micael. ]

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Apprentice
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I have downloaded alot of shareware games and never registered any of them. Within an hour of playing Geneforge I was on the phone to my bank organising a credit card because I knew that I was going to be registering this game. It's very good, very addictive. What sold it for me is the story and the development of the story/character. You can choose a character and develop
him or her how you wish. The dignified Shaper who lets his creatures do his dirty-work for him. The powerful guardian who prefers to settle matters with his sword. The Agent, who prefers to work unaided, relying on her expertise in magic.
You might feel that others are your equal, and befriend this type, or that you are superior, and that others should bow before you. You might align to a sect but be two-faced, looting their village when they're not looking. Perhaps you will even murder some of them for their items, or merely for some gold.
You might gain respect through performing quests or simply through charisma.

Throughout the demo, I really felt like I was double-crossing everyone, using them for own selfish desire for ultimate power, I had no scruples. This however, is only my way of playing. You can play how you like.

My advice is: play through the whole demo, and then see if you can't register it.

[ Saturday, July 02, 2005 20:49: Message edited by: Soltedas ]
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Shaper
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Ok, it seems good.

I will download it after dinner.

One question remains (yes or no please): Is it better than Exile?

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Polaris
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Off With Their Heads
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There's no consensus about that. Download the demo and try it for yourself.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.

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Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Shaper
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*downloads* Can't play it yet, as I am on MSN...I will most likely play it first thing tomorrow morning, however. I have read the instructions, though.

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Polaris
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Infiltrator
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Some people on these forums seem to think its a lot better than Avernum and Exile, others seem to think its a lot worse.

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Apprentice
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And then there are those who think it's better than Avernum but not as good as Exile.
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Electric Sheep One
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There are two basic good things about Geneforge, as far as I am concerned.

It is significantly different (though of course not in all ways) from other games. It has a freshness.

It is well enough executed to live up to its initial promise.

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It is not enough to discover how things seem to seem. We must discover how things really seem.
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Shaper
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Yes, yes, yes! Great game. Playing it now. Its a very excellent game.

EDIT: 850

[ Wednesday, June 29, 2005 14:55: Message edited by: Spring ]

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Polaris
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Spring:

EDIT: 850
You celebrate the strangest numbers, Spring.

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Nena
Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
Shaper
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They will all get there in the end. And its not really strange, as some members have started topics over 100 posts. *refrains from mentioning names* I am, however, saving up for the thousand.

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Polaris
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Lifecrafter
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It's no where near as good as Exile, and I don't really even like exile. Well actually I suppose I do because it's just Avernum. But I like the Avernum engine and all that a lot more.
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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Spring:

They will all get there in the end. And its not really strange, as some members have started topics over 100 posts. *refrains from mentioning names* I am, however, saving up for the thousand.
:D

It'l probably be right after my celebration topic!

Oh, and GF is much much much better than Exile, even though I have Exile 3...

- Archmagi Micael

[ Thursday, June 30, 2005 10:51: Message edited by: Archmagi Micael. ]

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"You dare Trifle with Exile?" - Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Shaper
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I will play it after I have posted this.

One question: Do you find out why the Shapers barred the island in the unreg. version?

Micael — right before your 1000th.

[ Saturday, July 02, 2005 14:55: Message edited by: Spring ]

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Polaris
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Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Spring:

One question: Do you find out why the Shapers barred the island in the unreg. version?
They hint at it here and there, but no one says it directly until later on. I'm sure you can guess what it is.

[ Thursday, June 30, 2005 21:55: Message edited by: Dolphin. ]

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Nena
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Shaper
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To my understanding its because of an experiment gone wrong. Just a theory.

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Polaris
Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
Shaper
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Just finished Geneforge 1 (demo). I will download G2 later on today, maybe.

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Polaris
Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Spring:

To my understanding its because of an experiment gone wrong. Just a theory.
SPOILER: (I think)

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Think Glowing Green things which you use...

Think of how the barzites are (I noticed you got GF2)

Ofcourse, this is what I think,and after playing GF2 and GF3, it's a pretty good theory.

- Archmagus Micael

[ Tuesday, July 05, 2005 04:16: Message edited by: Archmagus Micael ]

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"You dare Trifle with Exile?" - Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Proof of Richard Black's existance:
Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Off With Their Heads
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The previous post stretches Today's Daily Topics, so I'm posting this to right the situation.

Glowing green things? You mean the canisters? No, those are small potatoes compared to the reason the island was closed.

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Arancaytar: Every time you ask people to compare TM and Kel, you endanger the poor, fluffy kittens.

Kelandon's Pink and Pretty Page!!: the authorized location for all things by me
The Archive of all released BoE scenarios ever
Posts: 7968 | Registered: Saturday, February 28 2004 08:00
Agent
Member # 4506
Profile Homepage #23
quote:
Originally written by Manhood Typing Kelandon:

The previous post stretches Today's Daily Topics, so I'm posting this to right the situation.

Glowing green things? You mean the canisters? No, those are small potatoes compared to the reason the island was closed.

Oops! I forgot to mention the Geneforge!

- Archmagus Micael

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"You dare Trifle with Exile?" - Erika the Archmage
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My Scenarios:
Undead Valley : A small Undead problem, what could possibly go wrong?
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Proof of Richard Black's existance:
Richard Black - PROOF of his existance (the Infernal one's website).
Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
Shaper
Member # 5450
Profile Homepage #24
I still have no idea why the island was abandoned, and I don't want to know. So please, don't ruin the surprise. But the Geneforge is near the end of the game, is it not? I won't be able to get there.

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I'll put a Spring in your step.

Polaris
Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00

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