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#1116071 - 07/01/17 07:58 PM 2017 The List
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4215
Loc: Long Beach NSW Australia
Hi all
And we are off again. rah
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 should I play?".
I started it years ago for the self-serving purpose of knowing the answer to that very question. It has been a valuable resource, and not just for me, as well as a bit of annual fun.
Since we began, we have increased the number of recommendations you can make, given the proliferation of indie and downloadable games, and we introduced the Hall of Fame, to identify those games that always went well so they didn't need mentioning. It also made room for newbies.
Before I get to rules, let me confirm that I promised I wouldn't mention Isabelle, so I wont. joy
So what are the rules?

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible, for the reason identified above (ie we know they are worth playing else why would they be in the Hall of Fame). Votes for those games won't be counted. Those games are:

Black Mirror
Broken Sword 1 (Circle of Blood, Shadow of the Templars)
Dark Fall: The Journal
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Lost Crown
Lost Horizon
Still Life
Syberia 2
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 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. Ditto any other spruced up releases (eg RHEM 4)
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)

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, and I will (endeavour to) post updates and insights as we go. Please avoid editing your lists after posting because Chief and I count as we go, and may miss a change.
have fun thumbsup
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#1116074 - 07/01/17 08:10 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
BrownEyedTigre Offline
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Registered: 01/04/04
Posts: 76555
Loc: In the Naughty Corner
Thank you so much flotsam! Looking forward to seeing some new entries this year!
Don't feed the Trolls

#1116077 - 07/01/17 08:26 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
Chief Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 11447
Loc: Québec
Here is mine:

Barrow Hill, The Dark path

Carol Reed, Profound Red

Dreamfall Chapters



Quern, Undying Thoughts

Sherlock Holmes, The Testament of SH.

Tex Murphy, The Tesla Effect


Yoomurjak's Ring


Edited by Chief (07/01/17 08:31 PM)

#1116083 - 07/01/17 09:21 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
GreyFuss Offline
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Registered: 06/01/06
Posts: 3405
Thanks Flotsam

I will make mine simple...since we have been talking and talking of the same old games for years and since most newcomers now have modern machines I limited mine to only the last 5 years. Here are the results

Barrow Hill: The Dark Path
Haven Moon
Quern: Undying Thoughts
Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure
"Don't Hate Me Because I Am Beautiful...There Are Many Other Reasons!"

#1116105 - 07/01/17 11:03 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
Mikael Offline
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Registered: 06/10/02
Posts: 634
Loc: Sweden
Amber: Journeys Beyond
Bad Mojo
Blade Runner
The Blackstone Chronicles
The Dame Was Loaded
The Dark Eye
Kings Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella
Leisure Suit Larry I: In the Land of the Lounge Lizards
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti
Monkey Island 1: The Secret of Monkey Island (remastered version)
Monkey Island 3: The Curse of Monkey Island
Police Quest IV: Open Season
Quest for Glory V
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: The Overseer
Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon
Tex Murphy: The Tesla Effect

And two equally brilliant first person games from last year:

Gone Home

#1116107 - 07/01/17 11:52 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 39290
Loc: southeast USA
Atlantis 2 (Beyond Atlantis)
Carol Reed: Shades of Black
Day of the Tentacle
Dark Eye: Memoria
Dracula Origin
Faust: 7 Games of the Soul
Moment of Silence
Myst III: Exile
Outcry (aka Sublustrum)
Puzzle Agent
Return to Mysterious Island
Secret of Monkey Island
Schizm: Mysterious Journey

#1116110 - 07/02/17 12:11 AM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
venus Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 8278
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Somehow, this gets harder every year, even with the Hall of Fame games. lol Thanks again, flotsam and Chief! wave

Blackwell Epiphany, The
Book of Unwritten Tales, The
Cat Lady, The
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall Chapters hearts
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Gray Matter
Last Crown: Midnight Horror, The
Life is Strange
King's Quest (episodic)
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Moment of Silence, The
Night of the Rabbit, The
Thimbleweed Park
Walking Dead, The

I let Thorsgoats know about the list, and he will post his tomorrow or Monday. thumbsup
Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?

#1116122 - 07/02/17 03:53 AM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
Egidius Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 7
Loc: Germany
7th Guest
Carol Reed: Time stand still
Cassandra Galleries
Force Majeure II: The Zone
Forgotten: It begins
Fort Boyard: La Legende
Gadget: Invention,Travel,Adventure
Golden Gate
Hamlet: A Murder Mystery
Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage
Journey to Wild Divine: The Wisdom Quest
Last Half of Darkness: Beyond the Spirit's Eye
Legend of Lotus Spring
Night Café
Void (1998)

Edited by Egidius (07/02/17 03:57 AM)

#1116158 - 07/02/17 10:45 AM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
Thorsgoats Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
Posts: 125
Loc: Thrudvanger
The Book of Unwritten Tales
The Cat Lady
Culpa Innata
Downfall Redux
Dreamfall Chapters
Gabriel Knight 3
Gray Matter
The Last Crown: Midnight Horror
Life is Strange
Perry Rhodan
Runaway 1: A Road Adenture
Runaway 2: Dream of the Turtle
Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate
Secret Files: Tunguska
Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead 2
"Is there anybody there? Am I alone . . . in this place? Can you see me? Can you hear me? SHOW me you are here!"

#1116180 - 07/02/17 01:57 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
LadyKestrel Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 10/08/03
Posts: 9933
Loc: The Garden State
Amber: Journeys Beyond
Beyond Atlantis (Atlantis 2)
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
The Dig
The Feeble Files
Journeyman Project 3: Legacy of Time
Kathy Rain
Lighthouse: The Dark Being
Myst 3: Exile
Myst 4: Revelation
Rhem 4: The Golden Fragments
Riddle of the Sphinx
The Space Bar
Starship Titanic
Titanic: Adventure Out of Time
Sometimes I think I really have my life together, and then I realize my underwear is inside out.

#1116183 - 07/02/17 02:58 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: LadyKestrel]
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 28779
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi flotsam smile

Despite being heartbroken that you are not going to mention Isabelle lol I've come up with a list ....

It's comprised of (mainly) oldies that I replay A LOT and therefore feel good about recommending - especially as most are now available ready tweaked for modern machines smile

Ark of Time
Black Dahlia
Black Sails Ghost Ship
Blackstone Chronicles
Blade Runner
Dig (The)
Discworld Noir
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Indy Fate of Atlantis
JP III Legacy of Time
Kathy Rain
Lost in Time
Monkey Island Special Edition
Murder in the Abbey
Return to Zork
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender
Riddle of Masterlu
Sherlock The Awakened [Re-Mastered]
Torin’s Passage
Time : The Most Precious Commodity

#1116187 - 07/02/17 03:26 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: Mad]
Marian Online   content
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 35422
Loc: near Yosemite in California
Arthur's Knights: Secrets of Merlin
Arthur's Knights: Tales of Chivalry
Blackstone Chronicles
Carol Reed: Shades of Black
Dead Reefs
Death Gate
Discworld Noir
Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
Kathy Rain
King's Quest VI
Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
Secret of Monkey Island
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Tex Murphy: Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon

#1116194 - 07/02/17 05:20 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: Marian]
chrissie Offline
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Registered: 01/15/05
Posts: 4461
Loc: london uk
I'm pleased to have caught the voting this time as I just missed the boat the last couple of years! cry
It's so difficult to condense all the games you love into just a list of 20 (even with a lot of your favourites already taken out) but oh well here's my sort of current list:

Art of Murder 3: Cards of Destiny
Blackwell Deception
Broken Sword 5
Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon
Cat Lady (The)
Echoes of the Past (AGS Freeware - not the Casual Game)
Filmmaker (The)
Kathy Rain
Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Profound Red (A Carol Reed Mystery)
Thimbleweed Park
Shady Brook
Wolf Among Us (The)
Yoomurjak’s Ring

#1116199 - 07/02/17 06:22 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4215
Loc: Long Beach NSW Australia
Nice start!
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#1116230 - 07/02/17 11:47 PM Re: 2017 The List [Re: flotsam]
wisnoskij Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 06/19/13
Posts: 41
The Talos Principle
The Witness
not count as adventure games? No one has listed them. And it seems like someone would have if they counted. Definitely two of the best recent games.

Gone Home
Myst III: Exile
Quern: Undying Thoughts
Return to Mysterious Island
Runaway 1: A Road Adenture
Schizm: Mysterious Journey
Yoomurjak's Ring

Edited by wisnoskij (07/02/17 11:47 PM)

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