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J-snukk
26-06-2011, 04:50 PM
Good Evening glorious astro-men of the Shotgun forums, today I would like to discuss digitised game, or choose your own adventure, books with your fine selves.

First of all it's worth noting that the penis engorgingly brilliant program Seventh Sense (http://www.projectaon.org/staff/david/index.php) has just released the 8th book of the Lone Wolf (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Wolf_%28gamebooks%29) of the Kai series. The program masterfully automates all the fiddily bits involved with books such as these and makes it impossible for you to break the game, it also provides various fixes for broken elements that persisted in the books, concise difficulty tweaking and even an achievment system. You may remember it appearing on RPS a year or so ago, and indeed it was (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/08/27/hungry-like-the-wolf-seventh-sense/).

So, yes, play that, enjoy. But the real reason that I lurched forth from my cave to type this up is a desire to find more programs like this, with a different range of books. So, to that effect, has anyone seen any decent ones? Or perhaps do wise sages brings news of ones in the works? Perhaps an official Fighting Fantasy one? That'd be nice.

So yes, answer my questions and discuss Seventh Sense and (digitised) game books below.

EDIT: I see they fixed the post counter thing, yay for posts!

Malawi Frontier Guard
26-06-2011, 07:57 PM
Has anyone managed to get through all books on Project Aon? I always get to one of the middle books in the Magnakai series, decide to give it a rest for a while and forget everything when I come back to it, prompting me to start over.

Joseph
26-06-2011, 10:00 PM
Oddly enough I was just eyeing up my adventure books on my shelf today... but why read a book when I can now read a book on my computer! No need for those silly pages of yesterday!

Spacewalk
27-06-2011, 12:49 AM
I really don't need this right now. Well, I do because this is right up my alley but I just got ten Fighting Fantasy books in the mail and am only up to The Citadel of Chaos so I'll probably never get around to giving this a proper look. But if there was an FF one out there I'd jump on it sharply mainly because it would speed things up on my end. No need to turn the computer off and find another quiet place where I can get in the mood.

Joseph
27-06-2011, 10:45 AM
I think you've got the same pack of books I have sitting on my shelf Spacewalk, many hours of fun :D

amandachen
27-06-2011, 11:46 AM
Yeah, the fighting fantasy books were amazingly fun. I just wish that Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone had gone into computer gaming. Think how brilliant that would have been! Oh wait, yeah... you're right... they did... and we got endless sequels of boring games, and Molyneux's hyped-up "promise" games.

J-snukk
30-06-2011, 01:46 PM
http://www.howtoplayblog.co.uk/2011/seventh-sense/ here's a (badly proofread) review I did.

Drake Sigar
30-06-2011, 01:59 PM
Call me a traditionalist, but I’d rather feel the paper in my hands.

I’m one of those people who popped a boner when Wing Commander 2 let you carry your stats across from its predecessor (which is quite remarkable considering I was only six at the time), so I prefer Lonewolf to Fighting Fantasy for the same reason. There was one great thing about the early 90s – every franchise had a gamebook. ReBoot, Sonic, Knightmare, etc.

amandachen
30-06-2011, 04:21 PM
I can't remember what on earth that Robin Hood gamebook was that I played once. Pretty fun.

icupnimpn2
01-07-2011, 12:46 AM
I can't remember what on earth that Robin Hood gamebook was that I played once. Pretty fun.

Robin of Sherwood: The King's Demon by Graham Staplehurst or The Sword of the Templar by Paul Mason?

J-snukk
03-07-2011, 02:51 AM
Book 9 has jsut been released and boy is it a hard one.