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#1159506 - 08/09/18 01:55 AM Late but not forgotten - the list 2018
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Hi there
Real life can get in the way sometimes, including with gaming, but having now moved jurisdictions, changed jobs, semi-retired, (finally) unpacked and most importantly restored the interweb, the list for this year can commence.
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 originally for the self-serving purpose of knowing the answer to that very question. It still helps, and is fun. In the 18 (really scared) or so years it has been going we have increased the recommendations and introduced the Hall of Fame.
There are rules:

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible, as 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:

Amerzone
Black Mirror
Broken Sword 1 (Circle of Blood, Shadow of the Templars)
Dark Fall: The Journal
Dreamfall
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Lost Crown
Lost Horizon
Myst
Riven
Sanitarium
Still Life
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 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.
Batter up (and go Red Sox!) praise zombie (aka Green Monster!!)
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#1159525 - 08/09/18 09:19 AM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
Chief Offline
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flotsam, ready to count. joy

and my list:


Barrow Hill The Dark Path

Carol Reed Profound Red

Dreamfall Chapters

Obduction

Prominence

Quern: Undying Thoughts

Sherlock Holmes: The Testament of SH

Syberia 3

Text Murphy, Tesla Effect

Xing: The Land Beyond

Yoomurjak's Ring



Chief wave

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#1159545 - 08/09/18 01:41 PM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
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Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Great, glad to see the list is back! woot I'm also happy to have 3 new games to add, The Council, Unavowed and The Pillars of the Earth. praise All 3 are fantastic. Here is my list this year:

Cat Lady, The
Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller
Council, The
Culpa Innata
Dig, The
Dreamfall Chapters (!)
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
Memoria
Moebius: Empire Rising
Moment of Silence, The
Oxenfree
Pillars of the Earth, The
Technobabylon
Unavowed
Walking Dead, The


Edited by venus (08/09/18 01:44 PM)
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#1159555 - 08/09/18 05:03 PM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: venus]
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
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Loc: United Kingdom
Here We Go !! [With lots of oldies on mine, as per usual.]
And a big Thank You to you both, flotsam and Chief praise

Agatha Christie : Evil Under the Sun
Ark of Time
Art of Murder II : Hunt for the Puppeteer
Black Dahlia
Blackstone Chronicles
Black Mirror III [The]
Blade Runner
Carol Reed .. Birdwatcher [The]
Dig [The]
Dragonsphere
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Journeyman Project III : Legacy of Time
King’s Quest V1
Lighthouse : Dark Being [The]
Mystery of the Druids [The]
Noctropolis
Post Mortem
Return to Krondor
Return to Zork
Riddle of Masterlu [The]
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#1159578 - 08/09/18 11:22 PM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
flotsam Offline
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Thank you Chief bravo
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#1159584 - 08/09/18 11:52 PM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
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Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 39050
Loc: southeast USA

Atlantis 2 (Beyond Atlantis)
Atlantis 3 (Beyond Atlantis 2)
Barrow Hill
Carol Reed: Bosch's Damnation
Carol Reed: Shades of Black
Contradiction: Spot the Liar
Curse of Monkey Island
Dark Eye: Memoria
Dark Fall: Lights Out
The Dig
Egypt III
Moment of Silence
Oknytt
Primordia
Reah
Schizm
Secret of Monkey Island
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Sherlock Testament
Shivers
Tormentum

I think all of the above have versions that are playable on modern computers (or have installers that automatically use ScummVM or DOSBox).

One that might be a challenge is Faust: 7 Games of the Soul

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#1159613 - 08/10/18 09:26 AM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
Lion_1251 Online   content
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Registered: 11/27/17
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Loc: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Here is my list:

Amerzone
ASA
Catyph
Ether-One
Homesick
Lake Ridden
Lumino City
Reah
Rhem 1 SE
Rhem 2
Rhem 3
Rhem 4 SE
Riven
RoonSehv
The House of Da Vinci
The Painscreek Killings
The Room 1
The Room 2
URU
Xing

There are more but only 20 are allowed.

Lion_1251 bravo thumbsup

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#1159631 - 08/10/18 10:58 AM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
FlyingDutchman42 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/04
Posts: 611
Loc: The Netherlands, Groningen
My list for 2018 is as follows:

Agon
Barrow Hill
Black Mirror 3
Blackstone Chronicles (my number 0ne) praise
Broken Sword 2
Broken Sword 3
Dark Fall 2
Darkness Within
I have no Mouth etc etc
Inherent Evil
Jack the Ripper
Nibiru
Post mortem cool
Runaway 1
Runaway 2
Sherlock Holmes (Testament of) thumbsup
Sherlock Holmes (The Awakened)
Scratches
Secret Files Tunguska




Edited by FlyingDutchman42 (08/10/18 11:00 AM)

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#1159686 - 08/10/18 07:02 PM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
flotsam Offline
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Loc: Canberra, Australia
Nice start - have already found some more to play!
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#1159690 - 08/10/18 07:20 PM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
Chief Offline
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Lion_1251, please replace the games Amerzone and Riven, if you want to, as they are Hall of Fame games, as per the presentation text.

Just add a post for two more games so that flotsam and I can see your addition.

Thanks.

Chief wave

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#1159699 - 08/10/18 09:40 PM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
Thorsgoats Offline
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Registered: 06/14/10
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Loc: Thrudvanger
The Book of Unwritten Tales
The Cat Lady
The Council
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall Chapters
Firewatch
Gabriel Knight 3
Gray Matter
The Last Crown Midnight Horror
Life is Strange
Primordia
Resonance
Runaway A Road Adventure
Secret Files Tunguska
Secret Files 2 Puritas Cordis
Soma
Syberia 3
Unavowed (I haven't finished it yet, but it's really good so far.)
The Walking Dead
The Wolf Among Us
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#1159739 - 08/11/18 06:29 AM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
Lion_1251 Online   content
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Registered: 11/27/17
Posts: 149
Loc: Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Hi Chief,

Here are the two games you ask for: Haven Moon and The Eyes of Ara

Lion_1251

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#1159754 - 08/11/18 09:24 AM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: Lion_1251]
Marian Offline
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Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 34552
Loc: near Yosemite in California
Arthur's Knights: Tales of Chivalry
Arthur's Knights II: Secrets of Merlin
Blackstone Chronicles
Blade Runner
Contradiction: Spot the Liar
Curse of Monkey Island
Dead Reefs
Dust: A Tale of the Wired West
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Nancy Drew: Last Train to Blue Moon Canyon
Nancy Drew: Secret of Shadow Ranch
Phantasmagoria
Secret of Monkey Island
Shivers
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Tex Murphy: Tesla Effect
Unavowed

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#1159794 - 08/11/18 03:21 PM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
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Registered: 04/22/12
Posts: 180
Loc: Barrackstadt, Arcadia
OMG here we go again!! insane blackkitty

Discworld Noir
Grey Matter
Indigo Prophesy/Fahrenheit
Life Is Strange
Morpheus
Atlantis 2 Beyond Atlantis
Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnork
Blade Runner
Dark Fall, Lost Souls
Gabriel Knight 3
Keepsake
The Last Express
Moment of Silence
Monkey Island Curse
Paradise
Sherlock Holmes Rose Tatoo
Shivers
Testement of Sherlock Holmes
Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Yoomurjak's Ring

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#1160321 - 08/16/18 01:01 AM Re: Late but not forgotten - the list 2018 [Re: flotsam]
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Thanks for the replacements Lion (I do like Eyes of Aara) and to you Chief for picking it up praise
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