Reply 2640 of 2928, by newtmonkey
kolderman wrote on 2021-01-11, 21:14:
Slowly getting into the rhythm of Pool Of Radiance (1986). It's been over 20 years since I played a Gold Box game, and even then I started with the Krynn series where you at least could auto-heal/memorize during rest. Having to constantly manually heal/memorize each time was turning me off, but I am starting to do it by reflex now without much thought. I just wish I had another fighter/mage so I could bother keeping Detect Magic available for sorting through loot. Playing it with TNDLPT for sound really makes a difference to overall enjoyment I think.
I'm interested to hear your thoughts on this one as you get deeper into it. I completed it for the first time last year and really enjoyed it from start to finish. Your spellcasters are of low enough level that having to re-memorize spells isn't too annoying (and as you said, you eventually commit the keys to muscle memory haha).
As for me, I've mostly been playing console games in the living room (my office is VERY cold in the winter). I have, however, been playing System Shock: Enhanced Edition this week. I am using the classic controls because I enjoy the challenge of getting used to them (the enhanced controls are definitely better, but also make the game way too easy from what I've played). It's really quite a nice port, as many of the enhancements can be toggled on and off... it even allows you to play the music on an external synth so I've been playing the music on my SC-88.