Reviews From Trotting Krips -- The Official Unofficial Relaunch

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The Commodore 64 version was a lot of fun to play, but the 16-bit versions (Amiga and Atari ST) and of course the browser version load more quickly and have better graphics. I wasn't able to find what feelies come inside the box, but if it's not too expensive, it would be a good game to own.
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Huh I’ll have to check this one out. Never heard of it!

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I touched on this in the review, but there's a part in the game where it's pretty obvious you need some holy water. By that point you've found water, found something to put water in, and found the church. So you go to that place with all those things and then the preacher keeps telling you you're not doing things in the right order and it becomes obvious that if you've been to church a lot you might know what to do, and I didn't. The other place I got stuck I might have eventually guessed the right verb, but in the church I don't feel like I ever would have got it. YMMV.
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So I looked into buying the physical version of the Curse of Rabenstein. It seems to only be sold online by a European game store and ships from Germany. The total cost to get it to the US would be in the neighborhood of $40-$45 depending on what version of the game you get (the C64, Amiga, and Atari ST versions are the cheapest, the PC version is two euros more, and the Amstrad CPC/ZX Spectrum version is the most expensive). The feelies according to the store page include a necklace with a wooden cross, stickers, and a poster. You also get a MicroSD card with disk images of presumably all versions of the game in addition to the physical disks appropriate for your system and an 8 page manual.

I think we could potentially get a Jolt Country promotion going where the person who buys Robb's Atari ST will also receive a complimentary copy of Rabenstein. Hopefully my email to Polyplay will go over better than Flack's attempts to score some free Palo Alto Firefighters hot sauce did.

For now, I've just downloaded the game for free so I can see if I like it first. I could always spot Stefan Vogt a few marks via itch.io at some point even if I decide not to spring for a physical copy.

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So I managed to actually post a new review in the nick of time last night. The one review a month resolution continues! I wish February had more days...

http://trottingkrips.caltrops.com/2021/01/31/alone-by-paul-michael-winters/

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bryanb wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:20 pm
So I managed to actually post a new review in the nick of time last night. The one review a month resolution continues! I wish February had more days...

http://trottingkrips.caltrops.com/2021/01/31/alone-by-paul-michael-winters/
Entertaining review! Good work!

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bryanb wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:20 pm
So I managed to actually post a new review in the nick of time last night. The one review a month resolution continues! I wish February had more days...

http://trottingkrips.caltrops.com/2021/01/31/alone-by-paul-michael-winters/
It had been a long week and I was saving this (and saving myself going to Aardvark's web comic thread) for a pick me up. What a wonderful review. You made me want to play the game and your descriptions of it and experiences with it really sold me on it.

Sorry to all that I have not been around. We get into funks and waves round here.
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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:43 am
Sorry to all that I have not been around. We get into funks and waves round here.
I definitely understand. Last week was rough for me, too (and me posting at all around here was a small attempt at changing things up). Here's to a sunnier future!

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Thanks Roody and Robb! I haven't gotten much feedback on the new site so your comments mean a lot to me.

I hear you guys on the funks and waves. Neverending Covid is a constant drag on the psyche that just adds on to whatever other problems and obstacles we're facing in life. I was thinking my resolution to write something every day would actually be easy so long as I just kept posting on JC regularly...then somehow I realized I'd let weeks go by without posting anything here. Keep up with the new posting regimen, Roody. The text adventures and Hugo bases need you, dammit. (As do as all the other bases.)

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