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Was Blake Stone popular?

#11KillerTrufflePosted 3/25/2014 10:44:21 AM
I don't think it was a "popular" game because others at the time were better, but it most certainly wasn't unknown.
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#12Venom3DPosted 3/25/2014 12:04:25 PM
Ikari Gendo posted...
There was more than just Blake Stone? Or was it like the episodic nature that most fps had at the time?


There were two games. The first was Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold, the second was Planet Strike.
#13eviljetPosted 3/25/2014 12:11:46 PM
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold has a release date of Dec 3, 1993. Check out the original Doom's release date....

December 10, 1993. It was a decent game but it just had no chance. I like it but it was the first game to give me motion sickness, which other games of the era didn't do... I have no idea why though my best guess is something to do with the color palette.
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#14Hi CPosted 3/25/2014 12:32:25 PM
ID bought the casual market into PC gaming at the time with their simpler engine and shooting mechanics. It kind of obscured everything else for a while.


Sound familiar?
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#15-5xad0w-Posted 3/25/2014 12:35:18 PM
Slayn posted...
Who is Blake Stone?


This.

I asked everyone I know if they had heard of him and they both said no.
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#16Ikari Gendo(Topic Creator)Posted 3/26/2014 12:14:30 PM
eviljet posted...
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold has a release date of Dec 3, 1993. Check out the original Doom's release date....

December 10, 1993. It was a decent game but it just had no chance. I like it but it was the first game to give me motion sickness, which other games of the era didn't do... I have no idea why though my best guess is something to do with the color palette.


Ah excellent. It's all making sense now.
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#17InTheEyesOfFirePosted 3/26/2014 12:25:19 PM
Ahhhh. Fond memories.
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#18Jprime666Posted 3/26/2014 12:29:13 PM
I had the shareware version way back when.
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#19JKatarnPosted 3/26/2014 1:18:54 PM
Hi C posted...
ID bought the casual market into PC gaming at the time with their simpler engine and shooting mechanics. It kind of obscured everything else for a while.


Sound familiar?


Compared to what was available at the time, it certainly wasn't simple (especially if you were trying to beat a level under par and/or at higher difficulty levels), with each weapon having advantages/disadvantages, and it was certainly not simpler than the gunplay in Blake Stone, quite the opposite.
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