What SEGA Saturn game are you currently playing? Feb 8, 2020 22:54:23 GMT
Post by slicer1000 on Feb 8, 2020 22:54:23 GMT
Right to help get some chatter going, I'd like to hear about what you are all playing on Saturn right now be it an old game, new, borrowed or homebrewed.
Currently playing through Jewels of the Oracle, which got released in NTSC/J and PAL regions. It's a PC port done by Sunsoft, who were clearly cashing in on the success of Myst at the time, having ported that also to Saturn.
It's one of those games that I've had for a long time, but just haven't got round to playing. I'm actually finding it a very enjoyable puzzle game. It reminds me a lot of the Crystal Maze game show. Wouldn't be surprised if the game was even based on it, as you have to solve the puzzle in one of twenty four different rooms and collect the gem from each puzzle. Each room has a name that hints at the puzzle found inside.
Most puzzles can be finished on entering the room, but one or two like the Harmony of the Hassuna and the hall of Hidden Links require you to explore the various rooms to find items or fragments to solve the puzzles in their.
I've done about 9 puzzle so far, most have been fairly straight forward, one problem is the advise the Oracle gives you isn't always clear as to how the game work. The Sowing Seeds game took me ages to figure out how the game worked, before I could then solve the puzzle itself, which was about another 30 minutes of planning out moves. There is a undo option to change your last move if you make a mistake, the puzzle also reset if you walk away from them.
The Horses of Asvah puzzle drove me up the wall as it wasn't clear that you don't just turn the tiles to match them you can also hold the A button and move them. It does have it's flaws, but if you are a fan of Myst and want a game that will challenge your brain it's worth a look.