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April 5, 2010 4:01 AM   Subscribe

Hetherdale is a full scale point and click adventure, for free. Don't forget to use the map option when it arrives in order to travel faster.
posted by Sparx (20 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also - a bit of a large load initially, but once it gets there it's quite well constructed.
posted by Sparx at 4:05 AM on April 5, 2010


This is really nice. I'm not very good at point-and-click but it links to walkthrough videos to nudge me in the right direction whenever I start clicking aimlessly.
posted by Partario at 6:14 AM on April 5, 2010


OK, where the hell do I get the shell?
posted by subbes at 6:22 AM on April 5, 2010


The shell is by the deep ditch on the side with the wall you have to climb.
posted by Partario at 6:33 AM on April 5, 2010


Kind of stuck. I can't get Day 2 to happen.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:52 AM on April 5, 2010


Hmm, pretty fun. I'm not a fan of the story and ending though.
posted by DoublePlus at 7:06 AM on April 5, 2010


Is it wrong that I keep hoping the natives are gonna go all Cannibal Holocaust on the archaeologists?
posted by Partario at 7:17 AM on April 5, 2010


:( I finished it and I was not very happy with the ending. 'twas was sad.
posted by ACair at 8:20 AM on April 5, 2010


Took forever to load, then it froze.
posted by klangklangston at 9:18 AM on April 5, 2010


The walkthrough advises me to take my axe to a bush with blue flowers. However, the bush is not a selectable item for me. Arg.
posted by kenko at 1:17 PM on April 5, 2010


(A drawback of video walkthroughs: you can't search or even scan through them. Video and audio in general are much dispreferred compared to text.)
posted by kenko at 1:22 PM on April 5, 2010


Ah, I see. You have to examine the plume first.
posted by kenko at 1:23 PM on April 5, 2010


The folk at escapegames24 usually have text walkthroughs for any given web point'n'click before I've even woken up. There's one for Hetherdale here, if the video is too annoying.

(I'm not a member of that site, and consider its interface an ugly blight on the face of the web, but damned if they don't write up walkthroughs toot sweet).
posted by Sparx at 1:35 PM on April 5, 2010


Scroll past the videos for the text walkthrough.
posted by Evilspork at 1:47 PM on April 5, 2010


I haven't reached the ending yet, but the improbable WWII-era jungle archeology setting gives off a nice happy Zack McKracken/Indiana Jones vibe I'm really enjoying. Is anybody working on an FPP about how point-and-click is still with us, and there's tons of good stuff out there? Looks like I'm going to be done with this one by tomorrow, I'm gonna need more.
posted by Dr Dracator at 3:12 PM on April 5, 2010


Well, that was fun, but I don't understand what happened at the end. Why did she end up where she did? Is it because of Lord whats-his-name? I'm ok with the ending, but my son (9) is concerned.
posted by sneebler at 6:29 PM on April 5, 2010


sneebler, I sent you my take via MeMail to avoid posting spoilers in the thread.
posted by juliplease at 9:29 PM on April 5, 2010


Any way I could get a copy of that memail too? That ending kinda threw me for a loop.
posted by Carillon at 10:40 PM on April 5, 2010


Yay female protagonist! Boo skimpy clothing! Still it's a fun game (not really that bothered :) ). I found the ending sad and confusing as well.
posted by bluefly at 6:58 PM on April 6, 2010


Is anybody working on an FPP about how point-and-click is still with us, and there's tons of good stuff out there? Looks like I'm going to be done with this one by tomorrow, I'm gonna need more.

Heartily seconded.
posted by oinopaponton at 6:25 AM on April 7, 2010


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