Microprose was mostly known for their sim games (and Civilization) but they also briefly tinkered with adventure games. Here's one of them, which is essentially Space Quest mixed with Leisure Suit Larry.
Vagrant Story does (and my own Shadow of Destiny article). I figured in an article about a single game that has only been released on a single platform, there wouldn't be much need to tell below every image that it indeed shows "Rex Nebular (PC)".
(Almost) every paragraph cuts of mid-sentence, that's my shtick for the article (makes somewhat sense after the first five or so paragraphs).
The first sentence in the last paragraph is indeed messed up, though. Here's a corrected version:
As soon as the game's weaknesses, most prominently the unconventional interface and the ridiculously low difficulty level in the beginning are overcome, Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender becomes quite strong in the latter half.
EDIT: I also noticed I managed to mistype "Colonel" as "Coleonel"
Post by blackdrazon on Dec 11, 2009 23:41:30 GMT -5
"22-pages strong booklet of flavour text shipped with the game, written by no one less than Steve Meretzky"
Oh man, could Meretzky ever write bonus material. Planetfall came with a training manual for Stellar Patrol recruits and it was hilarious from front to back. The absolute highlight was the multiple choice aptitude test that asks questions about the fictional universe you couldn't possibly answer, if it weren't for the fact that every question inadvertently answers another.
EDIt: At least, I assume he wrote it. It was his game but you never know.
Post by lanceboyle94 on Mar 20, 2014 0:14:12 GMT -5
I'm surprised it hit GOG in the first place, even moreso when looking at who published it. And then I found out that Tommo apparently bought all of Humongous Entertainment as well as some assorted Atari/Infogrames/MicroProse/Accolade/GT titles, including Bubsy of all things.
Cool article, I knew about the game but hadn't played through it yet so I looked it up on youtube. I love the old point and click adventure games and started making one once upon a time. The driving cutscene reminded me of a part in my game where you take a delorean for a spin. I'm definitely going to have to play it now.
Post by drpepperfan on Oct 21, 2014 17:08:35 GMT -5
Night Dive Studios are at it again: They just rereleased Rex Nebular on Steam as part of a Classic Adventure pack, along with BloodNet, Darklands, Dragonsphere and Sword of the Samurai. Which is cool. store.steampowered.com/sub/53022/