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#113187 - 02/17/04 05:48 PM How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Trail_Mystic Offline
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Registered: 02/12/04
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Loc: Wisconsin
Were you introduced to it by a friend or relative? Captured by aliens and forced to play Myst? And what was the first PC Adventure game you ever played?

For me it was just curiosity. The first PC game I ever played was Myst (I'm not counting the really old ones I used to play on my Commodore 64 rolleyes ) I saw the Ages of Myst 5 year anniversary box that had Myst and Riven in it and thought that it sounded "cool" so the rest is history. I've never owned anything else up until recently, I didn't even play the games that come with Windows!
"L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux."

What is essential is invisible to the eyes.

The Foxes Secret from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

#113188 - 02/17/04 07:51 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
LadyKestrel Offline
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Registered: 10/08/03
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Loc: The Garden State
About a year after we bought our first Mac, my husband read me a description of an adventure game created by Douglas Adams that had a spaceship, a bunch of wacky robots, and a noisy parrot. Since I love sci-fi, Adams' books, and parrots, I knew that Starship Titanic was designed with me in mind. I had never played any computer game except solitaire until then, and it's still is my all-time favorite.

Lady K.
If you can't stir with the bad girls, step away from the cauldron.

#113189 - 02/17/04 08:08 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
JohnBoy Offline
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Registered: 05/04/02
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Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
I picked up The Longest Journey and was hooked. Most games have been a diappointment since. But I play em anyway. <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
I Baag, Therefore I Am. Update: I Don't Baag Anymore, Therefore I Ain't! Update: I'm baaging again but just a little.

#113190 - 02/17/04 08:46 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Melanie1 Offline
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Registered: 01/11/04
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Loc: Bay Area, CA
I've played computer solitaire games & jigsaw puzzles for years but every other game I had experienced was of the shoot em up or mario/zelda type, that required fast reflexes & little thinking, which really didn't interest me, though I loved the graphics. I had just assumed that all games were like that.

The Journeyman Turbo Project was the first adventure game that I played, then I discovered the jigsaw/adventure Wrebbit series and was hooked.

I discovered a whole new world of games that required thought, were beautiful and immersive when I started reading online reviews, looking at screenshots, etc.

I went searching for freeware adventure games and after that, it was 'all she wrote' & I had to start buying some new ones. I've been playing catch-up on all these great games that were around for years & just coming out, ever since. smile

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

#113191 - 02/17/04 11:13 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
saysix Offline
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Registered: 07/16/03
Posts: 84
Loc: Seoul, South Korea
'Gobliiins' kidnapped me and pushed into this bottonless pit of adventure games. Now I'm desperately suffering with BAAGS due to polluted air in pit. Oh, help me~! <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />

#113192 - 02/17/04 11:34 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 10/01/03
Posts: 1306
Loc: Gillespie, Il. USA
I bought the girls those little arcade toys with Donkey Kong and Mario Bros.; then played a little Pong on somebody's Texas Instrument. HOOKED!

Now, I can't enough; I've been BAAGed! lol
"So Many Games;So Little Time."

Now Playing: Sims 1 Always!!
Next adventure Please!

#113193 - 02/18/04 12:44 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Fairygdmther Offline
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Registered: 08/03/03
Posts: 1169
Loc: Sarasota, FL
When I got my first PC, back in '86 I got Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy, another Doug Adams game, but never got very far with it. Didn't much like other PC games after that till I stumbled upon Beyond Atlantis. This was a gorgeous game, but way beyond my abilities, but my roommate came to my rescue. We played it for several hours one night, one of my fondest memories of him (he died about 16 months ago), but as he was very astute, and recognized that what I enjoyed was adventure games, he bought me The Longest Journey. The rest is history - now forty games+ and many enjoyable hours later, I'm as hooked as I can be. whistle

Come visit us at Mystery Manor

My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends -
it gives a lovely light.

Edna Saint Vincent Millay

#113194 - 02/18/04 01:58 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
mrkwang Offline
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Registered: 03/27/02
Posts: 457
Loc: Seoul
Maybe 2 or 3 years ago, I thought to myself. "Try some game." But I don't like to play Starcraft or Diablo 2 at that time, because I've played them enough already. And if I'd play some game, I wish to play somewhat unusual thing in South Korea.

I finally made conclusion. "Adventure!" Well... I tried to surf, and found GTZ & JA. Sent several e-mails on GTZ, and 1 kind people introduced me about GB.

It started all...

Of course, at the first time I tried to play Adventure games, I had almost no idea & spent too much money for games which I'd not play for a long time. (I've not played [Quivering] until now, even if I bought it 2 years ago!) At now, I'm kinda cautious to buy games, because it could be fatal if I don't like the game which I bought from abroad. 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$!

#113195 - 02/18/04 06:20 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
kwbridge Offline
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Registered: 03/16/01
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johnboy took my answer :-) That's exactly what I was going to say.
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#113196 - 02/18/04 06:49 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Glynn Offline
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Registered: 03/03/01
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Loc: Virginia
My first real computer was a "Commodore 128D" [still have it,and it still works!] and I think the first adventure I played was a game was called "Murder on the Missippi" {I am not sure if I ever solved that one} smile It was a "point & click" and type in the ans. Than came the KQ games...been hooked ever since! Glynn

#113197 - 02/18/04 07:11 AM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
connie Offline
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Registered: 07/12/02
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Loc: winter springs fl.
When we got our first computer a Tandy sx1000 a friend gave me a Leisure Suit Larry game.I have been hooked on adventure games ever since.

#113198 - 02/18/04 02:06 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Jenny100 Offline
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 39087
Loc: southeast USA
In June 1999, I decided to find out about these fancy electronic toys that I'd missed out on by being born too early. I bought Myst and Shivers 1 and 2 after asking for suggestions on an unrelated (non-game) forum. I bought Tomb Raider because I'd seen it in the Fox Trot comic strip and it was cheap. Each of the games cost $10 with the exception of Myst, which I think was $15. I wasn't about to spend much money on something I might not like. I played Myst first, and was very surprised because I'd thought all computer games were action-oriented like Tomb Raider. I thought it was so cool to be able to move around the game at my own pace, clicking on things in the game and having them react.

#113199 - 02/18/04 02:14 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Salar of Myst Offline
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Registered: 12/06/02
Posts: 4216
Loc: Virginia's wetland dimension
I was introduced to Infocom's text adventures in my high school. My mentor felt they were good for building logic skills and obtained a bulk license for in-school use. (though play was study time & after hours, of course <g>)

Susan smile

#113200 - 02/18/04 03:20 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Susie07 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/03
Posts: 3992
Loc: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
We bought our first computer in 1986 so I could bring work home and not be stuck at the office until midnight <G>! While browsing through the software section of my local department store one day, I spotted the text adventure "Wishbringer" by Infocom. The idea of using a computer to play games intrigued me, so I bought it. About 3 months, thousands of commands and 30 pages of maps later, I finally finished <G>! I pretty well stuck to Infocom games until I joined the GAMERS forum on Compuserve, and was introduced to Gabriel Knight, Tex Murphy and the Alone in the Dark series.

I think the first game I played that actually had a mapping function included was Beyond Zork. Was I ever impressed <VBG>! I could finally retire my pen and reams of plain bond paper.

I must be having fun because I've spent a small fortune buying and upgrading computers to accommodate my "hobby" :-)!


#113201 - 02/18/04 04:15 PM Re: How did everyone get into adventure gaming?
Ingrid Offline
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Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 354
Loc: Australia
About 7 years ago someone gave me Tex Murphy Overseer as a sort of "christening" gift for my 1st computer. No instructions, no manual, and I had no idea what it was all about and what I was supposed to do. I had no idea about computers to start with and great difficulties with the "rodent". Tex Murphy was the ideal practice, and once I got into it I couldn't stop. Since then I've got my friends hooked as well and we always exchange and swap games.

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