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#114146 - 08/02/03 07:25 PM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
looney Offline
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Oh no! How can I pick, between TLJ, Syberia, Curse of Monkey Island, Sanitarium, Jazz and Faust and Blackstone Chronicles? Okay..pick ONE huh? I pick...TLJ! Final answer!
Why? The story was very interesting, the character (April) was written so well, that I actually started to think of her as a person! The puzzles were very logical and fit well with the story...All in all...a game that I was deeply involved with...loving April made me want to help her succeed! And I cried several times in this game...which means it was emotional...how can you NOT love a game that is emotional?
Now...Senor Calavera, it's only fair that you tell yours! AND why!! laugh
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#114147 - 08/02/03 07:34 PM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
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I agree with Burpee and Titan, One game!! I had a chore just narrowing it down to top 15!

That would be like saying one book, one song or one movie. Isn't going to happen. laugh

Depends on my intertests and mood that week I suppose.

Laura
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#114148 - 08/02/03 08:14 PM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
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Registered: 08/01/03
Posts: 169
Loc: Arkansas
I totally agree. To name just one is to slight all the others you love.

Now if you wanted me to name just one of every type, that task would be some easier. Although for funny games, it would still be tough, because how can you pick between the MI series or Grim Fandango or Sam & Max?

This just makes my head spin to even attempt it. I must go lay down to avert a headache.

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#114149 - 08/03/03 01:14 AM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
which2 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
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Loc: Chelmsford, MA USA
Zork Nemesis............although Riven is a tight second!

Nemesis was my first adventure game, and although it had a very dark storyline, I found it absolutely fascinating. I loved all the interaction, all the puzzles. I had never realized these types of games existed! (Of course, I never touched a computer, period, prior to about 3 years ago! laugh ) Nemesis hooked me on adventure gaming AND it is the reason I found Gameboomers!

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#114150 - 08/03/03 07:18 AM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
kwbridge Offline
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Registered: 03/16/01
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Divine Divinty - was my first RPG and has made the one's I've played since pale in comparison. It is also a great game for RPG newbies.

Kim
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#114151 - 08/03/03 08:01 AM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
Se Offline
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Registered: 07/04/03
Posts: 358
Loc: sing-a-pore
Quote:
Originally posted by looney:

Now...Senor Calavera, it's only fair that you tell yours! AND why!!
First of all, i know it's thumbsup . In your quest for the Holy Grail im sure sum of you will <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/cry.gif" /> , others mite even be mad ! But let me assure you, it was never <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="tongue.gif" /> of me to see you <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" /> . Heeeeeeee..... maybe just a lil.

My choice: ~Grim Fandango~
i have to admit that im just starting out. i haven't played many MANY of the games i have read about here. Let me put it this way: i wouldn't be here chatting about gaming without Manny. On a side note, i would like to talk about my pre-conceived notions about PC Games before GF; i thought it was "uncool", "a plain waste of time" and reeking of geekdom. And then, getting introduced to Manny changed all that. im fascinated with the badly-3D-rendered character that laid before my eyes. Manny possesses an unassuming charm; knowing his place in the world, both sarcastically-witty and world-weary at the same time like a melancholic shrugging his shoulders in the cold air with a dangling cigarette for a companion(James Dean comes up, yes?), aware of all the temptations and trappings of the world that he could have easily succumbed like many before him but tired as he may be, chooses to do good in search of a hope; a hope that things will change(like Benecio del toro's character in the film Traffic) and then realises that he can't change the world but he can change the immediate world around him and that lies in that thing called Love, with Meche.... And as i watch the Mariachi band of calaveras walk off before the credits come up, i knew i was very VERY wrong about gaming(even extended to sum other things in life); that maybe it was i who was losing out by not giving myself a chance at new experiences. After playing GF, i thought to myself what a great "INTERACTIVE FILM" this game was. And im hooked. GF would have made a GREAT animated film that will make both the commercial studios AND the critics happy.....

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#114152 - 08/03/03 09:27 AM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
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I'd have to say Deus Ex is my favorite game of all time and I can't wait for the sequel, which is coming out later this year. But if I can squeeze in this: Infocom's Zork trilogy is the standard by which I measure greatness, Planescape Torment was painfully emotional because of its great story and writing, and American McGee's Alice was so much fun and so disturbing at the same time, that I thought about that game for days after.
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#114153 - 08/03/03 09:58 AM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
Space Quest Fan Offline
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Registered: 02/17/01
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Loc: Upper Arlington, Ohio
Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within. Great plot, character development, and the enjoyment of playing the game as both Grace and Gabriel.
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#114154 - 08/03/03 10:22 AM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
burpee Offline
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Senor Calavera, that was very interesting insight to your feelings about gaming in general. I believe that those are some of the same feelings that I have with a game when I am loving it. There have been so many that made me feel that way while playing and why I can't name just one.

Outcast had the best ending in a game that I have seen to date. I actually cried! A nice long ending too.

Faust brought weirdness to the forefront in this game. Cool music with disturbing feelings while playing it.

I can replay indefinitely, the Tomb Raider series and they are the only games that I have ever replayed...yet.

Curse of Monkey Island is very funny but you must think "outside the box" to solve the puzzles.

Myst Exile has that peaceful, unhurried feeling and beautiful graphics with involving puzzles.

The Crystal Skull is a full motion video game. Corny but made me laugh.

The Longest Journey made me really care what happened to April.

Now, I ask you, how can a person pick just one? (Asked while guarding my teetering tower of games with a shotgun)

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#114155 - 08/03/03 11:22 AM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
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Registered: 03/05/00
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Loc: Arlington, WA, US
My all-time favorite and most replayed game is JOURNEYMAN III (LEGACY OF TIME).

I never tire of the beautiful graphics and the fascinating characters...the beloved side-kick Arthur and the wonderful Ferryman--even the "evil" Genghis Khan. They have all become like old friends to me and each time I replay the game I look forward to meeting them once again. happydance
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#114156 - 08/03/03 12:42 PM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
oldman Offline
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Registered: 04/15/00
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All these modern high falootin' games listed and I have to say King's Quest 2. It was the first adventure game I ever played and it got me hopelessly hooked on graphic adventures.

I had a computer for word processing mainly and I heard about something new called King's Quest that everyone was talking about. The only one I could find was King's Quest 2 and I'm glad because it was much better than KQ1 and I got so absorded in the game that I worked around the clock on it. I missed getting the correct thing from a horse and spent days trying to squeeze through poison vines in the vampires castle until I finally got a hint from Sierra and found that had I handled the horse correctly I could get a potion or something (don't remember now) that made me immune to the poison.

There have since been much better games with great graphics, puzzles and all but it's because Roberta Williams paved the way with here King's Quest games.

That's why I have to say that my all time favorite is my first, King's Quest 2.

If we're talking current games that have given me the most enjoyment and consumed my time the most it would have to be Morrowind because it is long, involved and very replayable.
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#114157 - 08/03/03 12:50 PM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
gatorlaw Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
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Quote:
Outcast had the best ending in a game that I have seen to date. I actually cried!
Matt and I played this game together and we both wept at the ending. Actually I am glad that didn't come out with the proposed sequel. I thought the game ended with such clarity and greater resolution than most games.

Amazing game .. amazing. smile

Laura
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#114158 - 08/03/03 01:05 PM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
Zanthia Offline
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Registered: 11/01/99
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for adventure game, that would be easy: The Longest Journey. but there are so many other great ones too.

but if you include all games ever played. I couldn't pick one. There are just so many wonderfull RPG's i have played over the years there is no way to say which one is my favorite.
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#114159 - 08/03/03 03:00 PM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
Hanksdog Offline
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Registered: 07/21/02
Posts: 1318
Loc: Mandeville, LA
Senor>>>>
Would you be really ticked off if I could NOT say ONE....many GB's have given some good games and I can think of several that are so close together that to name one I would have a cow in naming just one (plus I would feel like I betrayed the other games).
Ok...Ok Senor Calavera which is a good game but <drum roll, please> the one I would have to say is THE BEST is ZORK NEMESIS !! There..I just Pi--ed off aboubt 20 other games.
The reason would be that it had some very good puzles in it (the best part was that some of the puzzles were connected to a person you were to help). and All the 4 person's puzzles gave you clues to the WHOLE story/game. You first had to solve a puzzle to help a person then go their "land", then solve more puzzles to "awaken them". The game also had a great twist at the end that forced you to make a crucial decision.....BASED on trust. Truly a great game, not too hard but not too easy either and the fact that it had many layers in it added to the suspense and fun of the game itself. I have played this game several times and still get a twinge when trying to awaken someone to get to their land, I also get a twinge in the monestary (one part being the rope puzzle), the auditorium (orchestra puzzle to turn up lights ) or the sanitariam/hospital puzzles !!!!!!
I think that all of the Zork series should be counted as one as they play on one another and the same land..But I'll be fair and say Just "Zork Nemesis" ARRRRGGGGHHH!!!
Senor...if I cant get my other games to play for me now becasue I ticked them of...I'll be sure to mention your name and e-amil ..so they can tell you themselves how mad they are !! LOL
VERY GOOD QUESTION !!!! I commend you !!
Take Care...I wish you had put a vote in for hardest puzzle as I would have liked to know your answer... if you get this and can give me an answer before I make my final tally I'll take it but I'm going to to that right now>>>>so HURRY !!
hanksdog
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#114160 - 08/03/03 03:44 PM Re: Not 2, Not 3, Not 10... Just ONE!!!
Pandora Offline

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Registered: 08/06/00
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Loc: Upstate NY
This one's easy for me - Rama. laugh

[...waits for boos to die down]

I know, I know, I can choose almost any area (graphics, acting, plot,...) and easily name several different games that surpass it. But I loved that game and can remember how thrilling it was to figure out another piece or to suddenly discover another section. Those were my kinds of puzzles. laugh
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