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First time playing A&A
« on: May 14, 2019, 01:07:50 PM »
When I was 9. (in 1999.) my dad bought a shareware CD in Germany which included the A&A demo version. I loved everything about this game, especially the level design :)

When was the first time you played A&A and your impression ?


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Re: First time playing A&A
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2019, 10:38:57 AM »
I got a hold of the A&A demo right around 98 or 99. I was obsessed with doom and the quakes. I loved fantasy themes and D&D but could never get into things like Ultima Underworld. A&A was that exact middle ground. The fact that the majority of the game is not necessary and just there for your own imagination is what drew me to it. I was playing stuff like U7 and U8, so the freedom to do weird things was foremost in my mind for fantasy games.

I think my most memorable moment from the time is putting a bunch of junk on the streams and watching them flow. Just the fact that some things floated and some things did not was such a cool level of detail. Exploration doesn't have to be about reaching the end. It can be about discovering all the little things.