Wondering about "Not for resale" version of Lucienne's Quest

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Wondering about "Not for resale" version of Lucienne's Quest

Post by UndeadArgos » Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:52 pm

I'm new here so I guess I'll introduce myself. I got into 3DO a couple of years ago but my 3DO collection is only about a dozen games and an FZ-1. I've been into 'retro' games since the 80s when games weren't 'retro'. I started collecting several years ago but probably haven't been collecting as long as many of you. My collecting started with NES and branched out from there. Now I own more games than I could play in a lifetime on more consoles than I ever knew existed. Such is the curse of the video game collector. That's me in a nutshell.

About a year ago i picked up a copy of Lucienne's Quest. I didnt have to pay an arm and a leg for it and I was excited to have it. Like most games it went on a shelf to gather dust. I finally got around to playing it about a week ago. I've played it all the way through now. It's not a perfect game, but I enjoyed it.

The reason I'm here is to ask about my copy of the game. The case looks like every other picture I've seen, but the disc has a "not for resale" message on it (pictured: http://i.imgur.com/qVrlTw1.jpg). I havent been able to find anything about this online. Does anybody know where the the NFR version of the game came from? It's really puzzling me.

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Re: Wondering about "Not for resale" version of Lucienne's Q

Post by a31chris » Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:41 am

That usually means it came as a package deal or pack in game with the 3do or a peripheral.
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Re: Wondering about "Not for resale" version of Lucienne's Q

Post by UndeadArgos » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:39 am

As far as I know Lucienne's Quest was only released in a tall cardboard box at retail. I wish these things were better documented :( finding info on 3DO releases is difficult.

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Re: Wondering about "Not for resale" version of Lucienne's Q

Post by Martin III » Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:31 am

Might review copies of the game have been labeled "Not for resale"?

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Re: Wondering about "Not for resale" version of Lucienne's Q

Post by T2KFreeker » Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:20 pm

Martin III wrote:Might review copies of the game have been labeled "Not for resale"?
It's possible. Also, back in the day at my Local Best Buy, I could swear we had a demo unit set up with Lucienne's Quest as well for playing. Is it possible that there were a few copies sent out to stores to demo a more traditional RPG game for the system as people had been clamoring for one over the lifespan of the system?
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Re: Wondering about "Not for resale" version of Lucienne's Q

Post by UndeadArgos » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:19 am

Thanks for your input guys. Review copy or in-store demo both seem like likely explanations. I wish I could find something definitive, but I guess It'll just have to remain a mystery. Thanks :)

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Re: Wondering about "Not for resale" version of Lucienne's Q

Post by CasetheCorvetteman » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:15 am

My Maps O Death disc also has that on it.
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