I haven't started yet matching the 40 walkthroughs on this blog to the anniversary version, perhaps I will once the debugging stage is over. For the next months playing Ariane B online will be a somewhat psychedelic experience as her face and clothes will change from page to page, from picture to picture.
Ariane B 7.2 - old look Ariane B anniversary edition - new look Vintage Lovers As long as the transition has not been fully completed, and the script has not been fully debugged, the download link at the official Ariane B page still points to version 7.2.
It was so much fun being able to create our own world where we could be whoever we wanted to be and do whatever we wanted to do.
Today, there are a ton of other simulator games besides The Sims, especially in terms of dating.
Little by little the original (and rather cute) Ariane #1 graphics are being replaced by their modern equivalent, starring the new Ariane who can be seen in SITA.
This will obviously enhance Ariane's corporate image, but it does look like a frankenmix operation to me, a kind of smothering like the KGB used to do on old USSR pictures containing people who fell from grace for one reason or another.
One thing is that the images (well, almost all of them) have been blown op from to 800 x 500 pixels to 1000 x 600 pixels.I caught the term frankenmix on a music forum where it was used to describe a remastered, updated and modernised release of a sixties music track by using digital technology and effects.Despite the record company's press release that it is still the same track, but cleaned up and enhanced in the way the musicians originally wanted it to sound, but were unable to do in the sixties, it actually is a frankenstein-like amalgam, like a field of corn that is slowly contaminated by its genetically modified equivalent.Matilda Mother, from Syd Barrett's Pink Floyd, comes to mind that was released in a 2010 alternative mix, rumoured to be a patchwork of different takes and third millennium digital wizardry.Careful with that axe, Abe Plutarch already raised the question around the year 75 in his Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans.I can only say to those vintage Ariane B lovers to grab a copy of 7.2 while you still can.Because the tenth anniversary edition of Ariane B may be announced as still the same, but she will not be the same any more... More information (at arianeb dot com): Why a Renpy Recreation of Date Ariane Is Not Happening Full Circle With Date Ariane Date Ariane 10th Anniversary Edition (Part 1) The controversy between the old and the new Ariane has never been explained better: Ariane Barnes: Aspiring Video Game Star.He writes that the ship of Theseus was preserved as a museum piece by the Athenians, who gradually replaced the old planks by new ones.The Theseus' paradox became a popular subject among philosophers: is the ship in the Athenian harbour still the original or it is a new one? Forward he cried Those who have played the online version of Ariane Dating Game recently, and I mean the first Ariane Barnes incarnation that made this walkthrough blog a relative hit, may have noticed that some features have changed. But in those 10 years, several things have changed, and it isn't finished yet.