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#113202 - 02/18/04 07:11 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
J.Wright Offline
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Registered: 05/07/03
Posts: 47
Loc: Fieldale,Va
I was going to get a gam to play and knew it would NOT be a shooter.I picked up traitor'r gate for about $10 and have liked them ever since .Have now been playing adventures for about 2 yrs now.

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#113203 - 02/18/04 07:54 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Porthos Offline
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Well, I used to always play those text based ones like Zork, and the others I don't remember the names of...then came Kings Quest. Then a friend of mine got me hooked on these games called "Martian Memorandum" and "Mean Streets". Loved those. Later, a co-worker of my Mom had a friend who worked for this company Access Software and they had just made this game called "Under A Killing Moon" but hadn't released it yet. He had a prerelease copy and let us borrow it (before cd-burner times, so no worries of pirating it) and I was hooked. I had always loved detective stories and so that was right up my alley. I played it not even realizing it was part of the MM and Mean Streets series/story. It was so drastically different from those with the interactive movie aspect.

Then years later or whatever it was I saw Riven in the store, the sequel to Myst. I hadn't even heard of Myst, but I picked it up because it looked interesting. My brother and I stayed up everynight till about 4am playing it for about 3 days straight till we finished it.

That was it...I was now an adventure fan for life.
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#113204 - 02/18/04 10:11 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
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Registered: 04/22/01
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Loc: Florida
Hi,

Shortly after I purchased my first computer, a friend gave me "Morpheus". That did it!!! I've been hooked ever since. It's still one of my favorites. When I really got stuck, he finally told me about Gameboomers which is now my second home. I can't imagine my life without games.

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#113205 - 02/19/04 02:36 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Tristy Offline
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Registered: 12/13/00
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Loc: Las Vegas, NV, USA
It was a relative for me. My brother had apparently bought and tried out Titanic: Adventure Out of Time, but soon gave up on it. He's not really an adventurer; he's more into console action games. Anyway, he just gave it to me one day shortly after I got my first computer, since he knew he'd never try playing it again. I tried it, and have been hooked ever since. Oh, memories... I replayed that game several times since too, and though it's not one of my favorites, I still think fondly of it. laugh

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#113206 - 02/19/04 06:07 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
saysix Offline
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Registered: 07/16/03
Posts: 84
Loc: Seoul, South Korea
Quote:
Originally posted by mrkwang:
And I'm trying to sell or trade completed games in Korean adventure society, but it's hard.

So... I hope SaySix will buy all of my games with 1,000,000,000$!
Oh, well... I have just same problem as you, mrkwang. I think we could help each other at this time. If you buy all of mine first, I would gladly consider your proposal. My price? Don't worry. It's cheap! Only 10,000,000,000$. :kiss:
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#113207 - 02/19/04 10:00 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
mrkwang Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 457
Loc: Seoul
Quote:
Originally posted by saysix:
I think we could help each other at this time. If you buy all of mine first, I would gladly consider your proposal. My price? Don't worry. It's cheap! Only 10,000,000,000$. :kiss:
Sorry. But SAYSIX means you'd collect SIX TIMES MORE THAN me! So plz buy my games at first, and
make your day!

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#113208 - 02/19/04 11:00 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
tigger Offline
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Registered: 04/02/01
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Loc: England
Do you two actually know each other??

Hugs

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#113209 - 02/19/04 11:04 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
wysewomon Offline
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Registered: 10/23/03
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Well, it's a bit of a sad story for me: I was recovering from a miscarriage and my husband wanted to buy me a present. He asked if I'd like some pottery, but we happened to be in Office Depot at the time and they had the Ages of MYST set, so I asked for that instead. I played a lot of arcade games (actually IN arcades) before computer gaming was really a thing, and I wanted to try something new. After MYST and RIVEN I was totaly hooked. I think my next games were the Crystal KEy and Beyond Atlantis and TLJ...don't remember!

WW
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#113210 - 02/19/04 11:39 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
saysix Offline
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Registered: 07/16/03
Posts: 84
Loc: Seoul, South Korea
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Originally posted by tigger:
Do you two actually know each other??
Yes, we do. mrkwang and I are members of Post-Adventure which is Korean WWW community for adventure games. We just made a joke each other. laugh
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#113211 - 02/19/04 01:25 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Trail_Mystic Offline
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Registered: 02/12/04
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Wow it's pretty interesting how you can really tell when someone was meant to be an adventure gamer. In most cases it only took one game to push us over the edge so to speak. Not surprising how many times Myst or Riven are mentioned. They should have a display in the Smithsonian considering how much of an impact they made on gaming! smile
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#113212 - 02/19/04 03:51 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Erwin_Br Offline
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Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 42
Loc: The Netherlands
My first adventure game must've been KQ3. I didn't especially look for adventure games back then until I played Sam and Max. Needless to say I bacame a fan of the genre. I still enjoy the comical, lighthearted adventure games (like Sam and Max and DOTT) the most, but as I grew older I started playing (and enjoying) a lot of serious adventure games (like Gabriel Knight) too.

--Erwin
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#113213 - 02/19/04 04:36 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
bigmamma1 Offline
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Registered: 04/26/02
Posts: 842
Loc: florida
happydance Almost 2 years ago tried my 1st Adv. game:Myst of course. Then discovered the discussion forums, Walkthrus,review sites, ect. and from then on thoroughly hooked. Have BAAGed about 55 older games and played about 27 of 'em.

Don't think I'll ever run out of games to play- there are so many I havn't played yet laugh

Like action games too-namely Tomb Raider and Thief, also have played 1 Indiana Jones game: Infernal Machine. Can anyone reccommend any others that are similar to these?
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#113214 - 02/19/04 05:39 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Becky Offline
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Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26894
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
I was shopping for kid's edutainment software at Price Club/Costco eight years ago when I saw a copy of Myst sitting on the other side of the table. There was only one copy left, and the picture on the box looked pretty interesting.

As I was going over to get a closer look at it, another shopper grabbed it and dashed away with it. For some reason, this made owning the game absolutely irresistable.

The next time I saw it I bought it.

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#113215 - 02/19/04 06:34 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Albert Offline
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Registered: 11/21/99
Posts: 1066
Loc: Glennville, Ga., USA
I bought my first home PC in 1990 just to learn how to use one. DOS 3.3 with 386Max anyone? Whoa, hot stuff! I don't remember how I started playing games, a lark probably, but I started off with things like F19 Stealth Fighter, M1 Tank Platoon, and Wing Commander. Pretty much all strategy/simulation type games. It didn't take long to fill up the 65 meg (yes, that's MEG, not GIG) RLL hard drive, so I started looking at options. About this time there was a new gadget called a CD-ROM drive coming out. CD software was fairly rare and expensive at the time, so a common marketing tactic was to offer CD bundles with the drives at a reduced price. Then I saw saw one with a Gamer Pack, four games including Wing Commander which I was playing at the time. So I bought a state of the art 1X CD drive as a way to keep stuff of the hard drive and free up some room. Well, one of the games in the bundle was The Secret of Monkey Island. Never heard of it, and probably would never have bought it otherwise. Then I played it. The wit, the humor, the exploration and story instantly had me. I've been an avid adventure gamer ever since and never looked back. smile

Albert

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#113216 - 02/19/04 10:08 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
rockingrjranch Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 448
Loc: Oregon
I started with Myst and the rest was history. The games that really hooked me were The Longest Journey and Syberia. I just kept looking for more. I do want to add that having this forum and meeting people from all over the world that have the same interests have made my day and the gaming life more enjoyable.
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