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#118450 - 05/27/05 08:18 PM Adventure Boomers?
Robert Offline
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I guess maybe I'm a rare breed. I'm 44 years old ( going on 12 ), because I love adventure games , but I also love games like Halo , Splinter cell , Grand Theft Auto and Silent Hill. Most of the people who read this have probably never heard of those games unless they happened to see a TV advertisement. I can remember the first time I ever played an adventure game. I was shopping through my local Sam's Club when I saw the game Myst on sale. The title and the picture on the box drew my attention, so I picked it up and examined it more closely and bought it out of curiosity. Well, after playing it I was hooked. It wasn't long after that I found myself in a computer game store looking for more adventures. That was about 8 years ago and I was 37 at the time. But getting back to my original point. Though I love adventure game , I also love a lot of other genres too. Am I a rare breed ? Are there others of you who love a good fight occasionally ? Are all adventure gamers over the age of 35 ? smile
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#118451 - 05/27/05 08:25 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Im into point and click adventure games, mainly 3rd person ones. Im also into space games like homeworld and freespace 2. I also enjoy racing games and beat-em-ups when i get the chance. And good old sci fi games like startrek (got most) and starwars games. Im 23 so not near your age yet.

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#118452 - 05/27/05 08:32 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Hey Skeeter. Wow, 23 and a Trekkie at that . I had no idea people your age love adventure games. Maybe there's hope for us yet. smile
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#118453 - 05/27/05 08:34 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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I grew up in the 80's nuff said razz

In the 90's, star trek. Most of them were on BBC2 at 6pm through the week over here in the UK, so watched all of them by now.

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#118454 - 05/27/05 09:51 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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robert, no i don't think you are a rare breed. i love adventure games too but i also love rpgs and enjoy action adventures such as silent hill, outcast, etc and enjoy FPS games ( but not very good at them due to severe arthritis- need cheats to help me out but do try to go without as long as possible) i only do single player even though the fps games have such a big multiplayer component.

oh and i am older than you.
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#118455 - 05/27/05 10:46 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Cool!! I thought there were more like me out there. Although I do think that we are a small group judging by the number of responces to this thread so far. smile I also just do the single player campaigns w/the FPS. The online play is just a bunch of running around and capturing flags. I want a good story as well as good gameplay.
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#118456 - 05/27/05 11:09 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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I tend to play board, word, and mindless arcade games from PopCap when I'm not adventuring, Robert. I am really lousy at shooters and racing games that require fast reflexes. I'm 57 going on 10. laugh
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#118457 - 05/27/05 11:27 PM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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lol I hear ya Lady K. I think you meet the criteria of the main-stream adventure gamer. You must have picked up a controller at some point to find out that you ARE lousy at the action games. If not , I urge you to give it a try . Perhaps you have a grandchild that could give you some tutorage. You might be surprised
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#118458 - 05/28/05 12:39 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Hi Robert,

I'm 55 and like the pure adventures. A little action is okay but nothing too repetiive. If it hurts, it's not fun. smile Shooters & war games hold no interest for me. I work all day and don't want to do gymnastics at the pc by the time I finally get some time for me. smile

I may try god mode on some RPG's soon, but that's the only way I could play them without hurting. So far, I'm very content with adventure games and in between, I play pc jigsaw puzzles, mahjong, spider solitare and other puzzle games.

Melanie
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#118459 - 05/28/05 02:21 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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You do come up with some intriguing questions, Robert! I'll be 49 this year, and I do enjoy many adventure games. To be honest though, nothing grabs me like a good RPG. Perhaps that stems from some of my earliest game playing being the Quest for Glory series, when I had no clue there were different genres. laugh But to me, there are a few RPGs that are adventure games, only longer and more immersive (and ok, with lots of fighting) - a few recent ones to come to mind are Sacred Plus, Heretic, and the golden grail of them all, Divine Divinity. There are lots of folks who claim themselves to be adventure only who slyly have tried DD, and found themselves firmly hooked with RPGs. A huge congratulations to everyone who tries another genre without dismissing it out of hand! thumbsup If you cast your eyes upon our RPG/other forum, you will see that there are new people every day trying them out.
I also like a few strategy games like Ghost Master, Tropico Pirate, and the like, but don't play the genre much because it seems they last a lot longer than my attention span.
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#118460 - 05/28/05 02:44 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Hi Robert wave

I love allsorts of genres. My favourites are 3rd person point and click,but I also really enjoy all adventures,Action/Adventures, and puzzley games, and some shooters!

I absolutely love Medal of Honour (AA) and DoD online. At one time (not so much now) I used to on both of those every night! (And I have to admit I was quite good at it) smile

Basically I am a total game addict. As well as my PC I have every console around big and small and I love them all rotfl
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#118461 - 05/28/05 07:42 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Hi Robert, I am 55 and I am going on 12 like you. lol
My favorite genre is the FPS. I also like in order:
Action/Adventure, Sim/Strategy(The Sims, RCT, etc), RTS, Adventure, Arcade/Platform, and last RPG. I do not like flying or driving games, Strategy war games or text adventures.
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#118462 - 05/28/05 08:13 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Robert, I am 45 and my favorites are the first person, all alone, exploration games like Myst and Alida.

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#118463 - 05/28/05 08:30 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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Registered: 09/24/04
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Hi Robert wave

I am 52 and always considered myself a purely adventure game type...I didn't mind a little action as in Blade Runner...But my daughter plays Dark age of Camelot on-line and I have watched her, and became intrigued by it.

So now I must confess...I am one of those 'sly' people that Nickie was talking about...I obtained a copy of Divine Divinity, to see what everyone was raving about...I loaded it up...and WOW!!!
I just can't leave it alone...4.30am every morning, I have to force myself to stop playing and go to bed...I guess this is my initiation to the 'Dark Side' rotfl

Sue laugh
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#118464 - 05/28/05 08:34 AM Re: Adventure Boomers?
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I "was" an adventure only gamer until about two and a half years ago when I decided those folks on the RPG forum were having waaaaay too much fun with those games they were playing. I asked which one would be a good starter for an RPG novice - The Quest for Glory Series was mentioned (which I had had for years and years but never tried). I played them all and have been hooked on RPGs ever since. I'm right now playing Gothic II and while my reflexes are still a bit shall we say "rusty" my cursing has improved by two hundred percent rotfl I haven't tried too many FPS - not sure if Outcast counts or not but I played that and loved it (god mode since not only are my relfexes rusty but I am also a whimp) laugh

Oh and I'm 51 and female.
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