Thursday, December 23, 2010
First Expedition: A Quick Note
First Expedition sounded like an interesting game: a naval navigation simulator set, for some reason, on an alien world called Yorland. The detail that it provides on things like triangulation, firing cannons, and navigating stormy seas suggests that it is a cousin to Sid Meier's Pirates!, first released the same year.
But whoever wrote the MobyGames entry is on hallucinogens, because there's really no way you can justify this as a CRPG. Yes, the manual does start with the words, "You play the role of Braun at the helm of an explorer craft." But come on: in Half Life you "play the role" of Gordon Freeman, but no one would try to justify that as a CRPG.
In any event, even if I was interested in playing around with knots and fuel and trading goods, the question is a bit academic since I can't get the game to run on any of my DOS emulators. It crashes almost immediately after startup with an error about not being able to find some file or another. I've tried downloads from two sites and get the same thing.
And since it's not a CRPG anyway, on to...sacrebleu! Un autre jeu en français! Let's see if I do better at this one than Tera: La Cité des Crânes.
Posted by CRPG Addict at 8:01 PM