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#119483 - 09/30/05 10:39 AM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
Jenny100 Offline
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Originally posted by metamorphium:

But now seriously, it's really sad what one sometimes finds as a "worst adventure ever" by gamers. Maybe some one room game with graphics made in painbrush (pun intended), illogical puzzles full of bugs and missing hotspots would have been, but many games mentioned are in fact pieces of love and hard work. So maybe the thread could have been called "The worst adventure I played" or "The adventure I never get into". Although I am not friend of this kind of political corectness, sometimes I find it very unfair to put such a harsh mean label to average or even decent games. frown
I completely agree. These "worst adventure game" threads always seem to turn into "game I disliked the most" threads. It's certainly not the same thing.

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#119484 - 09/30/05 11:01 AM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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I think it's a really subjective question, depending on individual standards for what makes a successful game or not. I think you can't really even judge by something that might seem to be an objective standard, like graphic quality or logic of puzzles. I know personally that I've heard/seen gamers complain about pixilated graphics that I never noticed, or illogical puzzles that I had no problem with. So, maybe the only relevant standard of a successful game is whether or not you liked it. Like Frank Zappa said about how to tell whether music is good or bad: "If you like it, it rocks. If you don't, it stinks."

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#119485 - 09/30/05 04:08 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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I have to agree with mjartisian about distinguishing between games that you can't get on with and those that just don't overall work for whatever reason. The Myst games I think fall into the first category - I have played the original one and got some way through the third -I don't have the right sort of brain to work them out without a walkthrough so they are not really my scene - but can appreciate that they are 'well put together'. I can also agree with metamorphium that a lot of hard work and love may have gone into what we consider the worst games- but - sorry when we are paying out good money for our entertainment - I do expect something that makes sense to me! and not just in the head of the developer. The game that started this off Conspiracies -apart from flaws in the graphics etc could have been vastly improved with the inclusion of some sort of journal and slight hint system.

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#119486 - 09/30/05 07:48 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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Quote:
Originally posted by InlandAZ (Re: Jazz & Faust):
I think I'll still give it a play (after all, I did play and finish Myst *groan*)
There's no doubt in my mind that that reference to Myst was for my benefit! laugh How the 'ell are ya' Inland?

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#119487 - 09/30/05 08:46 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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Originally posted by SirDave:
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Originally posted by InlandAZ (Re: Jazz & Faust):
I think I'll still give it a play (after all, I did play and finish Myst *groan*)
There's no doubt in my mind that that reference to Myst was for my benefit! laugh How the 'ell are ya' Inland?
Doing great SirDave! Yup, I couldn't resist the reference to Myst again - Aya would have done the same smile

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#119488 - 10/01/05 02:08 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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Yes Chrissie you are so right: I was going to go on about Voyage being just not my sort of game as I find the puzzles by and large too obscure for me; but then I thought that maybe I am just not flexible for that sort of game. I can sail through a linear adventure game, but Myst type leave me in tears. Sad thing is that I still buy them and I do get about half way and then I realize that there is no enjoyment and I am having to check the walkthrough. What I would like to ask Gameboomers is: how many of you really complete the Myst type, or Voyage type games without any help.

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#119489 - 10/01/05 07:21 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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I'm gonna throw in my 2 cents...Schizm was absolutely awful! It made no sense to me whatsoever. Even using a booklet of cheats, it didn't help. Capri was pretty bad too...I don't want to look at a bunch of vacation pictures and call that a game!

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#119490 - 10/01/05 07:34 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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Someone change the title of this thread.

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#119491 - 10/01/05 07:36 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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I was lucky enough to miss The Scroll, Forever Worlds, and Missing all three. happydance

I'm a little surprised no-one has mentioned Chateau d'Or--it certainly got panned when it came out. A ridiculous price for practically no game. mad

And I'm with you, Rusty, I liked Jazz & Faust too... wave
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#119492 - 10/02/05 05:40 AM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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Have got to agree with you Jenny about Chateau D'or!- I couldn't believe how bad it was!- very short and a waste of a few good ideas and effects.

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#119493 - 10/02/05 01:35 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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I never played Chateau D'or or the Scroll but did play Forever Worlds & Missing.

I didn't think Missing was as bad as FW. It did not have glitches and had a decent story. The puzzles were definitely not the type I like, but I could see others possibly enjoying them. From my experience with FW and what I've heard about The Scroll & Chateau D'or, they are just bad games and not subjective to different opinions like some of the others mentioned.

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#119494 - 10/02/05 02:28 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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Originally posted by mjartisian:
I think it's important that we keep in mind when we say 'worst adventure game' that we differentiate between those we disliked or couldn't get into and those that are badly designed, glitchy, pointless games.

Melanie
I totally agree. There are quit a few games I didn't like, though they were OK to play at the time because I didn't have another game to play. A few of these games have already been mentioned.

For absolute worst I would vote Forever Worlds. While playing it most of the time I didn't have a clue as to what I was supposed to be doing or what was actually happening when I did something.
It was all so vague, as if there was no story line.
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#119495 - 10/02/05 07:43 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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Originally posted by Jenny100:
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Originally posted by Jen in Chgo:
[b]

What about THE SCROLL!!!!
Yes. The Scroll...
The only reason it's not on more peoples' lists is that so few have been able to get it to play at all. [/b]
Where's Syd??? Oooooooohhhhhh SSSSSyyyyyyyyyydddddddddd!!!

I always thought our Sydders was the Scroll expert --- I unfortunately had a run in with it as well --- singularly a nightmare of a game.

But my all time --- throw this game away and not use it enen for a coaster was ----- Midnight Nowhere ------ this one really went nowhere for me.

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#119496 - 10/02/05 09:43 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
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I think Forever Worlds was a gem compared to A Fork in the Tale. laugh
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#119497 - 10/02/05 10:28 PM Re: Worst Adventure Game or The GAME I don't like
catlee Offline
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Grim Fandango. Never liked that one.

Well, the really bad one for me was Alice interactive museum. But i will not going into that. It was a terrible experience for me. Yahhhck!!!

And i only whent in 2 rooms. HAhhh!

(I most be from anothe planet).

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