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Blade Re-Runner

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Garside 8th November 2010, 13:30 Quote
i loved this game, it was fantastic. Great retro review!
Zurechial 8th November 2010, 13:33 Quote
An interesting review of a great game. I'd like to see more of these on bit. :)
SlyAces 8th November 2010, 13:34 Quote
I too loved this game. I dug it out last year and just couldn't play it due to the graphics. I know graphics don't equal a good game, but this was too old.

I'd love a remake/mod to upgrade the graphics.
mrbens 8th November 2010, 13:35 Quote
Another game it'd be nice to get a HD remake of. :)
Cafuddled 8th November 2010, 13:54 Quote
God I loved this game, one of the first PC games I played believe it or not.
Snips 8th November 2010, 14:00 Quote
Exellent game, I'll be re-installing it tonight!
Optimaximal 8th November 2010, 14:20 Quote
The only bit that didn't gel with me at all were the occasionally cheap deaths, particularly the building explosion (you'll probably die unless you are right at the very bottom of the screen) and that bloody rat/plank bit underground very near the end.

I could never beat Crystal in the shooting range, only match her score :(
[USRF]Obiwan 8th November 2010, 14:27 Quote
Ah sweet memories, Seen the add of Atari in the movie. And it all plays in 2010. This should be a 2010 anniversary edition remake in HD quality graphics...

I can dream of a remake if android are dreaming of sheep's ;)
[USRF]Obiwan 8th November 2010, 14:32 Quote
oeps 2019 i mean...
phenoptix 8th November 2010, 15:54 Quote
Loved this game when it came out. I remember my amazement on a second play-through VKing a suspect who'd previously been a rep and finding them human. I'd never found a game that changed so much in the second play-through. Even now it seems more that your actions change a game rather than a game change around you. Might have to hunt this one down for a replay. I'm sure it will be in the loft at my parents house.
C-Sniper 8th November 2010, 15:57 Quote
Played this game with all 6 or 7 discs and loved it. The opportunity for multiple endings was phenomenal back when I played it and before it became standard in Single player games.
phenoptix 8th November 2010, 16:03 Quote
Just looking at some of the other classics that Westwood put into our lives http://homeoftheunderdogs.net/company.php?name=Westwood%20Studios

If anyone's not been to underdogs before, say goodbye to your significant other - welcome to the world of free retro gaming.
Kiytan 8th November 2010, 16:15 Quote
Just watched blade runner again on iplayer last night, seeing as it was there. the tears in the rain speech is still one of the best quotes from any movie ever.

Never actually played the game, vaguely remembered hearing about it, and just presumed it would be a rubbish tie in shoot em up, glad to see I was wrong.
mpr 8th November 2010, 16:21 Quote
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Originally Posted by phenoptix
Just looking at some of the other classics that Westwood put into our lives http://homeoftheunderdogs.net/company.php?name=Westwood%20Studios

If anyone's not been to underdogs before, say goodbye to your significant other - welcome to the world of free retro gaming.

Abandonia is another great site, and Abandonia Reloaded even has modded classics. Of course titles that get commercially re-released will get locked on Abandonia and then HOPEFULLY end up for sale on GoG.com... which is extremely well priced IMO considering I haven't had a single game fail on W7 64bit unlike a few titles I've struggled with on DosBox alone.
johnnyboy700 8th November 2010, 16:29 Quote
God, I haven't played this game since it came out, the only reason I haven't installed on my current rig it was because I assumed it wouldn't run on XP. Given that the Underdogs website says that it requires XP does that mean that I can run it??

I'm gonna try it tonight, if I can find the box...
cjmUK 8th November 2010, 16:46 Quote
I installed this on my Mrs netbook a few months ago - think I will install it on my PC too. It looks so old, but the gameplay will hopefully compensate.
Cafuddled 8th November 2010, 16:57 Quote
"Harrison Ford isn't the Blade Runner; I am." You have just summed up how I feel about gaming in general. I don't watch TV any more and Movies just don't have the same effect these days. I feel spoiled by the computer games I enjoy to play so much. I will have to try and find my jewel case tonight and have another play through. I really did enjoy this game and believe it or not I only seen one ending :O
Digi 8th November 2010, 17:55 Quote
Beneath a Steel Sky.. do it, do the retro review! This and Blade Runner are definitely fond memories.
Fizzban 8th November 2010, 19:03 Quote
Wonderful game, been a while since I played it. I may dig it out again sometime.
pbryanw 8th November 2010, 20:53 Quote
Was a big (and I mean big) fan of the film, so loved this game when it came out. Unfortunately, I could never work out how to get the alternative endings, and always seemed to get the same one. But, if I hadn't got rid of this game in a clear out, I'd be playing it now :)
Chicken76 8th November 2010, 21:17 Quote
Am still a big fan of the movie. Vangelis did a wonderful job with the soundtrack. Too bad Westwood didn't manage to obtain permission to use in the game.

But why doesn't gog.com have it in their catalogue? Are Westwood being bullheaded about this? (as a matter of fact, have you seen any of their titles on gog.com?)
Yemerich 8th November 2010, 21:40 Quote
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Originally Posted by phenoptix
Just looking at some of the other classics that Westwood put into our lives http://homeoftheunderdogs.net/company.php?name=Westwood%20Studios

If anyone's not been to underdogs before, say goodbye to your significant other - welcome to the world of free retro gaming.

Wow! eye of the beholder, lands of lore and kyrandia in the first page!

But back to the article, thats a GREAT "retroview", when publishers where interested in making games and not cutting edge graphics with amazing effects. Although the visual for such games where top notch by the time, it was obvious that it was just a complement to the game, not the main attraction.

Everytime a GOG comes up, we can see lots os good feedback from the users, and I think the matter deserves a constant column here at BT. Possibly one for each 15 days or so?

I can feel a PS: Torment coming up...
EdwardTeach 8th November 2010, 23:39 Quote
Great article, would love to see more of this on Bit-Tech.

How about syndicate next?
Aragon Speed 9th November 2010, 10:29 Quote
Played this about a month ago after rediscovering it in a box upstairs. An excellent game. Even works on Win 7 64 - albeit with one glitch, no targets show up in the shooting range, but what the heck, that's only a side game anyway, the rest works perfectly.
cjmUK 9th November 2010, 12:35 Quote
I've just got it running again on Windows 7 x64. It involved creating a new installer, but it works fine.

When you start the game, the graphics usually look garbled, but ALT-TABbing out and then back in again solves that.

So far, apart from the shooting range, I haven't noticed any other problems.
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