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#120077 - 01/22/06 08:24 AM Re: Worst adventure game?
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Becky, then we could do entire outfits--really sink deeply into the secenario--I'd be in trouble tho as not many games feature heros in Pajama pants
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#120078 - 01/22/06 09:11 AM Re: Worst adventure game?
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#120079 - 01/22/06 09:28 AM Re: Worst adventure game?
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hey ,becky - if i were sensible i wouldn't be up half the night playing Alida to begin with.... laugh

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#120080 - 01/22/06 12:05 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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I don't mind planning a game series from the get go, but you should make a distinction between the big story arc and the small story arc. So each installment brings you to a resolution--maybe a cliffhanger, but still some form of resolution-- rather than leaving you feeling like you played a game with a lot of stuff missing.

WW -- excellent point. Maybe for The Forgotten, adventure developers hadn't quite realized how to do this yet. Now they're doing it. I think the AGON series, the Bone series and the Delaware St. John series manage this feat rather well.

As for the shoes -- if I had as many shoes as I have adventure games, I'd have to add a wing onto my house just to store them.
Developers should look to writers of comic books for ways to handle story arcs. You might have an arc that lasts all year, but each installment is coherent. And then, there might be the entire arc of a character--Batman, say--that has to have continuity over many, many story arcs.

As for shoes, I don't generally wear them in the house, but I definitely have a thing about cute shoes. Don't have a pair to go with every game, as they do take up way more space. But probably shoes are the thing I most accumulate, after games and ball caps.

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#120081 - 01/22/06 12:35 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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I would have to put Law & Order: Criminal Intent on the list simply because of the bugs. It was a great game in concept and story line, but the constant crashes and bugs in the game made it absolutely infuriating to play.
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#120082 - 01/23/06 05:39 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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I agree about Missing. I think it had a great concept but I didn't see the need for stupid games. The Phoenix is supposed to be so intelligent and he spends his time creating arcade games? Please.

I also found Post Mortem disappointing. I played it after Still Life (which is an awesome game) and didn't find the story nearly as compelling.
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#120083 - 01/23/06 05:51 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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I agree about Missing. I think it had a great concept but I didn't see the need for stupid games. The Phoenix is supposed to be so intelligent and he spends his time creating arcade games?
Hi Irishgirl welcome

I agree , some of those arcade games were pretty frustrating , especially if your mouse isn't 100% .
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#120084 - 01/23/06 06:24 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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Thanks for the welcome! Those arcade games reminded me of Atari 2400, way back in the day.

Luckily there are tons of great games to compensate for the not so good ones. happydance
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#120085 - 01/23/06 07:00 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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I also found Post Mortem disappointing. I played it after Still Life (which is an awesome game) and didn't find the story nearly as compelling.
I have found that if you play a really great game and follow it by another, the second game can appear worse even though it may have scored better if you hadn't just finished that good one.

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#120086 - 01/24/06 01:46 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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Becky, then we could do entire outfits--really sink deeply into the secenario--I'd be in trouble tho as not many games feature heros in Pajama pants
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy does. ;-)

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#120087 - 01/24/06 07:17 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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I also found Post Mortem disappointing. I played it after Still Life (which is an awesome game) and didn't find the story nearly as compelling.
I have found that if you play a really great game and follow it by another, the second game can appear worse even though it may have scored better if you hadn't just finished that good one.
You're probably right Rowan. Still Life was really awesome, I was probably bound to be disappointed by the next game. If I had played Post Mortem first, I might have felt differently about it once I finished.
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#120088 - 01/24/06 07:36 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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I liked Still Life more than PM partly because Gus's grandaughter had much more personality than he did , I loved her sarcastic humor . She must have gotten it from her mother's side of the family .
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#120089 - 01/25/06 05:42 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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I would have say Forever Worlds takes first place followed very closely behind it would be Missing .
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#120090 - 01/26/06 08:55 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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Well...for me it was 'Moment of Silence'...that incessant dialogue! I literally found myself dozing off as I was going through ALL the dialogue choices. It was difficult for me to stay awake. Truly.
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#120091 - 01/27/06 01:21 PM Re: Worst adventure game?
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Interesting that Tony Tough not only made this thread but also the most obnoxious character thread. "Tony," what a guy.

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