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#1015537 - Yesterday at 04:18 PM starting to play adventure games
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What game would you recommend to someone who wants to begin playing adventure games. She has never played any computer games before.
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#1015538 - Yesterday at 04:43 PM Re: starting to play adventure games [Re: ErnestineZ]
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Hopefully some forum members will have some good recommendations for you.

I'm wondering if a good casual adventure game wouldn't be a good way to start off, being as they all provide plenty of help. But let's wait to hear some suggestions for full-on adventure games. wave

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#1015544 - Yesterday at 05:17 PM Re: starting to play adventure games [Re: ErnestineZ]
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How about a Nancy Drew Mystery? there's lots to chose from and are interesting to play. wave

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#1015545 - Yesterday at 05:28 PM Re: starting to play adventure games [Re: Marian]
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For a "traditional adventure" King's Quest VI would be very nice. And can be bought from GOG these days so no problems running it on a modern machine.

Or, for a different style, The Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time is a great game and is also available from GOG.

And no doubt there will be plenty of other suggestions to choose from once this thread gets going grin
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#1015548 - Yesterday at 05:50 PM Re: starting to play adventure games [Re: ErnestineZ]
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Beautiful, absorbing games, both. They also each have sequels, if she enjoys the first.

Or if she enjoys detective mysteries, I'd recommend Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes series. They are all quite different in style and story, and are not too difficult. Well, SH vs Arsene Lupin (aka Nemesis) is the exception -- that's crazy difficult (but wonderful). grin
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#1015551 - Yesterday at 06:07 PM Re: starting to play adventure games [Re: ErnestineZ]
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I'd go with what Marian suggested -- a good casual adventure might be best to start off with.
Another reason to go with a casual adventure is that they don't usually have high system requirements and work on most modern computers -- even those without a great video card.

I don't know what types of stories she'd like, but most people enjoy the Drawn series.

If she wants to start with a full on adventure, it would be helpful to know her computer's capabilities. If she has a low end video card or onboard graphics, I wouldn't suggest the latest Sherlock Holmes or the Remastered Grim Fandango.

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#1015559 - Yesterday at 08:35 PM Re: starting to play adventure games [Re: ErnestineZ]
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ErnestineZ,

What age is she? Are you looking for a game for an adult or a younger person?
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#1015562 - Yesterday at 09:31 PM Re: starting to play adventure games [Re: ErnestineZ]
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I think a Carol Reed game could be a nice starting game.

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#1015590 - Today at 03:14 AM Re: starting to play adventure games [Re: ErnestineZ]
Geo Offline
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I say dive right in and play "Myst" the start of it all.

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