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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject: isometric games Reply with quote

Are there any action isometric games like landstaker for the PCE?
are there any at all?
can the PCE do these type of games?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotzendiener is isometric... can't think of any others off the top of my head though Sad

It's a fun game, but, admittedly, I have not gotten too far in it (it encourages exploration and offers challenging puzzles/obstalces -- i.e. "what do I do next?" -- which is a good thing).

I think most folks would consider Gotzendiener closer in spirit to Solstice (NES) than it is to Landstalker (Genesis), however...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of course the PCE can do these types of games. Even the NES was rocking Isometric titles with the likes of that 3D Pacman game. Heck, even the 2600 with Q-Bert Smile

Anyway, Populous is another game that pops into my mind.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solstice is much better that Götzendiener, Steve :)

Anyway, this Gainax game is not a complete bomb, it has a few neat moments and a couple smart ideas... Give it a good try, you can finish it in about two hours.

Somewhere in the back of my mind, I still have that crazy project for a website entirely dedicated to isometric action/adventure games... Ah, Head Over Heels or Monster Max in glorious 512 colours on the PC Engine would be fantastic! None of those half-decent remakes for Windows with atrocious palette choices and silly techno music...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember one of my teamates explaining to me, why it's harder to do isometric stuff on the Turbo, in comparison to the SNES. I think it had something to do with transparent tiles.

Anyways, eventually, there should be another isometric game coming from us, but, it's going to be a huuuuuuuge project. I suppose I can say, think Shadowrun for the SNES to give you an idea of what we(especially me, since the game is mostly my idea) are planning. It's got a nice mature story(as in intelligent & realistic, not hentai or whatever).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marchen Maze is kinda isometric.... okay it isn't, but I think it'll address an isometric craving..

Now that I think about it, there aren't too many US released isometric games... In fact, I can't think of a single one off the top of my head. Huh.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaminari wrote:
Solstice is much better that Götzendiener, Steve Smile
Oh yeah, I wasn't evaluating the games, I was simply comparing the game mechanics Smile

Didn't you link to a isometric game for the Amstrad / Spectrum in the past? It was a homebrew game that may (or may not) have been completed by now?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed, it must have been Ragnar. I'm not sure the project is going to be completed -- actually, I'm not even sure the author is still alive (seriously). But for anyone interested in isometric coding, his devlog provides some useful information.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cutest monochrome sprite ever.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kaminari wrote:
Indeed, it must have been Ragnar. I'm not sure the project is going to be completed -- actually, I'm not even sure the author is still alive (seriously). But for anyone interested in isometric coding, his devlog provides some useful information.
Yes, that was it! Wow, I had a blast re-reading everything. Smile

Thanks for the link.

If the author is anything like me, his release dates get pushed back as often as Microsoft's.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you like and what do you hate about isometric games?
Also what type of games do you think are best for this view?
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