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#122897 - 08/24/02 03:47 PM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
flutist Offline
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Registered: 07/17/01
Posts: 11412
Loc: Kirkwood, MO USA
Hey, hey, hey, my hubby and I play adventure games together almost every evening. I'm better then he is though. I think women have more patience then men. Whatcha think? One of our favorites is Riddle of the Sphinx. Shivers was great and so was Timelapse. We are now working on Longest Journey. We are looking for more adventure games with lots of puzzles like Timelapse.
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#122898 - 08/24/02 04:43 PM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
Bristol Offline
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Registered: 03/10/00
Posts: 1796
Loc: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
I've noticed when I go into a games store, I'm always the only woman of a "certain age" in the place. Get some very funny looks and clerks asking if I'm looking for something for a grandchild.

Try asking for the latest adventure games and they don't know what you're talking about, but will look it up in their catalogue and regretfully announce that it won't be coming in. Any wonder we shop on the Internet?

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#122899 - 08/24/02 08:24 PM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
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My local Eb store manager knows me by name.As soon as I walk in he says nothing for you this week.I kinda feel guilty ordering on line when he is so nice to me.He told me he likes my generation and older coming in, because all the younger people just look and rarely buy..He makes me feel welcome every time I go in.

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#122900 - 08/24/02 08:26 PM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
Witchen Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
Flutist...Have you tried RAMA? Its loaded with puzzle and has LOTS of math. Not that hard, but challenging to be sure. One of my favorite games! You have played Shivers and Shivers II? How about Dust: A Tale of the Wired West?

Love,Witchen =O) smile

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#122901 - 08/24/02 11:47 PM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
JMK Offline
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 2582
Loc: California
Well, I'm a woman and play games, too! I know what Bristol means about game stores. When I go in they tend to ignore me too, until I speak up. They're more into the Gameboy stuff, and teenagers. rolleyes Hopefully things will change.

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#122902 - 08/25/02 05:24 PM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
housewife Offline
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Registered: 03/23/01
Posts: 3971
Loc: Brooklyn, New York
If it wasn't for adventure games, I would of never met you wonderful gameboomers. No more to add, everyone here has said it..

Liz. laugh

Oh wait. My husband doesn't like computer games, but the other night, he was behind me when I was playing,"Nile an ancient egyptian quest" and didn't move for a while and pulled out a chair and watched. Do you think he getting hooked too?

I guess we have to visit the game stores more often, so they get the idea that us woman do also enjoy games.
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#122903 - 08/26/02 12:51 AM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
Advpuzlov Offline
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Registered: 06/05/99
Posts: 2027
Loc: USA
Quote:
Originally posted by flutist:
I think women have more patience then men. Whatcha think?
I think that's the key, FLUTIST! There's also the old right brain bit.

However, there is no clear cut boundary. There are men with the patience of Job, imaginative as well as logical abilities, and some of them are even into Adventure/Puzzle games. Right, men? And I am sure that you know women with little patience. However, overall, there are certain tendencies. laugh laugh laugh
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#122904 - 08/26/02 08:39 AM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
DocPaul Offline
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Registered: 07/24/00
Posts: 1967
Loc: Georgia USA
I would say two things.
1) I am male and I much prefer Adventure games to arcade, shoot-em-up, games, because I play to relax not churn up alot of adrenalin and corticoids. I like the relaxed, meandering sort of ambience of the Adventure game. I like the puzzles and I like the development of story. I have also seen many posts by other men who feel the same way.
2) I think the developers ARE realizing that women love Adventure games. Think of the number of games that have come out lately with female heroes: The Longest Journey, Schizm, Syberia, Egypt II, The Watchmaker, to name a few. Not that women necessarily demand to have female roles to play, but I think that it is an effort by the developers to reach women and appeal to them.
On the flip side, notice that Her Interactive is no longer marketing the Nancy Drew series exclusively to "Adventurous Girls." They recognize that many of us fellas love them also and are marketing the games with more inclusive language.
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#122905 - 08/26/02 02:03 PM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
audrey522 Offline
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Registered: 03/31/01
Posts: 602
Loc: Gillette, Wyoming
My husband and I both play adventure games (we're forty-somethings) but since I have been working on computers since they had punch cards (do not fold, spindle or mutilate) I am definitely the initiator. I live in a remote area of NE Wyoming and the AG choices are limited at best. My husband and I played ROTS together, then the Forgotten, Myst, Riven, Loch Ness, etc. We are now playing Nautilus (two separate games but we help each other out through the "I am stuck" parts.) My 24 year-old son is definitely into the shooters and RPGs (although I enjoy an occasional RPG or strategy game myself), but everytime he goes to Denver (6 hrs), Rapid City (2 hrs) or Billings, MT (3 1/2 hrs) he hits the computer stores and tries to BAAG for me.

The intellectual interaction between me and my man sure beats sitting in front of the televsion.

Do women have more patience? Maybe so, but I've known more men than women who do crossword puzzles which take a lot of patience. I've rambled on enough. <img border="0" alt="woozy" title="" src="graemlins/woozy.gif" />
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#122906 - 08/26/02 03:34 PM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
gremlin Offline

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Registered: 11/06/01
Posts: 1625
Loc: Isle of Man
Quote:
Originally posted by DocPaul:
[QB]Think of the number of games that have come out lately with female heroes: The Longest Journey, Schizm, Syberia, Egypt II, The Watchmaker, to name a few. Not that women necessarily demand to have female roles to play/QB]
Nor do men demand male leading characters... my favourite games of the last five years are The Longest Journey, Syberia and Egypt II.... take from that what you will. smile

Ta-ra,
The Gremlin.

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#122907 - 08/26/02 03:36 PM Re: Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of female adventuers on this site?
lakerz Offline
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Registered: 08/22/01
Posts: 659
Loc: Los Angeles, CA. USA
Haha, there should be a separate boomer board for single adventure gamers looking to adventure with a new friend.

SWM looking for the right person to explore the pyramids of ROTS with? Anyone in Los Angeles feel free to respond. <errr...or something like that> smile
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