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#1021511 - 07/03/15 08:52 PM The List 2015 Results
flotsam Offline
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Hi all

I thought this year I would just spring it on you!!

In case you have forgotten or are new, our annual list provides the answer to the question "If I want to play an adventure game, what would you recommend".

So long as you think a game you have played is worth recommending to someone else to play, put it on your list. But only if its an adventure game. Don't fret if you aren't sure that it is an adventure game - there is some latitude for those fuzzy round the edges games that are hard to define.

There are some rules:

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible, on the basis that we know they are worth playing else why would they be in there. Votes for those games won't be counted. Those games are:

Amerzone
Black Mirror
Dark Fall: The Journal
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Lost Crown
Myst
Riven
Sanitarium
Syberia
Syberia 2
Timelapse
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inquisitor

2. You can recommend a maximum of 20 games. You can choose to recommend less.
3. You cannot recommend a series. If you want to recommend all the Tex Murphy games, that will take 6 (is it still six??) separate recommendations, one for each game.
4. Episodic adventures will be counted as one game, regardless of where they are up to in the series.
5. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
6. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game.
7. Directors cuts and Special Releases will be counted as the same game.
8. Adventure games only (Dark Side games and Casual games get their own lists).
9. PC games please (although if you sneak a console game in I won't tell)
10. Voting for Isabelle won't count as one of your votes, so you effectively get 21 (I am convinced its actually everyones 21st recommended game so this will help find out) crazy

If at all possible, please list in alphabetical order - it makes counting so much easier. In doing so, ignore "the" (so The Dark Eye would be under "D" for Dark)

The thread stays open for about 3 weeks, (final results will be posted on the last day of July)and I will (endeavour to) post updates as we go. Also, avoid editing your lists after posting because Chief and I count as we go, and may miss a change.

Who wants to be first?


Edited by MaG (07/31/15 12:23 AM)
Edit Reason: changed title after compilation
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#1021515 - 07/03/15 09:18 PM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam]
MaG Offline
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yay Thanks flotsam!

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#1021516 - 07/03/15 09:39 PM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam]
Chief Offline
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Ready to count.

Chief wave

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#1021521 - 07/03/15 09:52 PM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: Chief]
Space Quest Fan Offline
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I think we need to put Monkey Island in the Hall of Fame. duh

Ankh 1
Broken Sword 1
Broken Sword 2
Dig
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Dreamfall The Longest Journey
Gilbert Goodmate
Kings Quest 7
Legend of Kyrandia 1
Maniac Mansion:Day of the Tentacle
Monkey Island 1
Monkey Island 2
Monkey Island 3
Runaway 1
Secret Files Tunguska
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Tony Tough
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders
Isabelle grin
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#1021537 - 07/03/15 11:25 PM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam]
venus Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 6039
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
The list!! I'm just in time. happydance I'm happy I get to include 2 new fantastic episodic games this year. thumbsup

Broken Sword 1: The Shadow of the Templars
Cat Lady, The
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Dreamfall Chapters (praise!!!)
Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gray Matter
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Life is Strange (thumbsup)
Lost Horizon
Memoria (The Dark Eye 2)
Moebius: Empire Rising
Moment of Silence, The
Overclocked
Runaway: A Road Adventure
So Blonde
Still Life
Walking Dead, The

Thanks, flotsam! thumbsup
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#1021540 - 07/03/15 11:41 PM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: venus]
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Venus,

I always check your list to find new games because I know we enjoy the same type of games. smile
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#1021542 - 07/03/15 11:56 PM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam]
venus Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
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thumbsup

Space Quest, since you have Dreamfall on your list, I would definitely recommend Chapters. It has gameplay similar to Dreamfall (though thankfully without the fighting and [very little] stealth) yet with the detail and character depth of the original Longest Journey. Zoë and Kian are both nicely fleshed out in Chapters, much more so than in Dreamfall. And Life is Strange reminds me very much of TLJ as well with an eighteen year old photography student (April was an art student. Coincidence? grin) who discovers she has an unusual, universe altering power. Both games are fantastic so far, and both are up to their respective third episodes.

Regarding your list, I love The Dig! I wanted to include it as well, but there just aren't enough slots, even with twenty spaces. I was torn between it and Overclocked for the last slot but finally went with Overclocked since Martin Ganteföhr has a new game coming out soon. I'm grateful for the Hall of Fame because there are seven games on that list that would take up more spaces, which would mean more games I would have to eliminate. lol


Edited by venus (07/04/15 12:12 AM)
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#1021560 - 07/04/15 06:20 AM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: venus]
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OK. I started with a long, long list of favourites but have very painfully eek whittled it down to the 20 allowed lol

[And I offer no excuses for the oldies I've included because they are all fantastic
Adventures yes]

Plus, of course, many thanks to you both - flotsam and Chief - for giving your time to this project !!

Cheers.

Mad grin

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Black Dahlia
Blade Runner
Black Sails The Ghost Ship
Broken Sword The Shadow of the Templars
Carol Reed The Colour of Murder
Dig [The]
Dracula 3 The Path of the Dragon
Dragonsphere
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Gabriel Knight Sins of the Father
Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis
Journeyman Project 3 Legacy of Time
Kings Quest VI
Legend of Kyrandia [The]
Lost Horizon
Murder in the Abbey
Phantasmagoria
Post Mortem
Return to Zork
Riddle of Masterlu



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#1021571 - 07/04/15 07:34 AM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam]
Jarkeld Offline
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Blackwell Convergence
Blackwell Deception
Blackwell Epiphany
Blackwell Legacy, The
Blackwell Unbound
Dig, The
Indiana Jones and The Fate of Atlantis
Journey Down I, The
Journey Down II, The
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Loom
Maniac Mansion I
Maniac Mansion II
Monkey Island I
Overclocked
Police Quest I
Police Quest II
Police Quest III
Scratches
Technobabylon


Edited by Jarkeld (07/04/15 07:36 AM)
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#1021585 - 07/04/15 09:10 AM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: venus]
Space Quest Fan Offline
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Venus,

Just from your description Chapters is now a must for me. Mobieus sounds interesting too. I love Jane Jensen and I think I have confused it with Morpheus in the past (which I really liked). I even loved the music in The Dig. smile



Mad,

Black Dahlia was a good one that I forgot. yes
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#1021599 - 07/04/15 10:11 AM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: Space Quest Fan]
Mad Offline
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Oh, the music of "The Dig" was absolutely spectacular for an Adventure game at that time - and it still holds up splendidly today yes
The Dig is one my many "oldie replay" games bravo

BUT regardless of all that, we're going to get told off if we're not careful for veering off topic !!!! evil
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#1021624 - 07/04/15 11:14 AM Re: the 2015 "surpise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam]
Elentgirl Offline
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Registered: 12/19/14
Posts: 21
Loc: North Wales, UK
Hello All

I've limited myself to ten adventure games that I'd put on any 'happy holiday list' (and I haven't included my own!).

Barrow Hill
The Journeyman Project – Legacy of Time
Kairo
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Lighthouse
Morpheus
Myst III: Exile
Rhem
Riddle of the Sphinx
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

I have really enjoyed playing these, as well as most of those on the existing main list.
Elen


Edited by Elentgirl (07/04/15 04:36 PM)
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#1021657 - 07/04/15 03:09 PM Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam]
Chief Offline
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About the Dreamfall games, please say if it is The Longest Journey or The Chapters.

Space Quest Fan: I assume yours is the Longest Journey?

Thanks for telling us.

Chief wave

EDIT: Oups, just read your other post. Longest Journey it is.


Edited by Chief (07/04/15 03:10 PM)

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#1021659 - 07/04/15 03:32 PM Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: Chief]
Space Quest Fan Offline
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Sorry about that Chief. It is Dreamfall: The Longest Journey and I edited my post.
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#1021660 - 07/04/15 03:52 PM Re: the 2015 "surprise" happy holiday list [Re: flotsam]
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