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#156828 - 06/09/07 05:48 PM 2007 game recommendations - The return of the List
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4144
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Hi all,
All aboard the list train for the 8th time around.
For newbies or us forgettful oldies, the aim of this thread is to compile a list of adventure game recommendations from the collected wisdom of everyone here. It is intended to be a resource to help people decide which game to play next.
When I first joined GB, my best source of game recommendations was other boomers. I had no idea there were so many adventure games. I wanted to find out what was good and what to play. The resulting list, and lists for each subsequent year, are the thoughts of all participating boomers.
The method is simple. You list 20 games - yep this year it is 20 - you would recommend to someone looking for opinions on which games to play. They are not necessarily your own top 20 games but they might be. You might decide instead to recommend a cross-section of styles or types, from all the games you have played. You might not recommend one of your personal favourites because your passion for the game is too much a result of your own idiosyncracies at the time you played it. You also might not recommend it because it is notoriously hard to get running on anything later than an abacus. But there is no rule that says you can’t recommend such games; it is entirely up to you.
No game is excluded, if it meets the criteria of being an adventure game. We all know what that is when we see it, so don’t get too hung up on the detail.
There are some rules though:

1. You can recommend a maximum of 20 games. You can choose to recommend less.
2. You cannot recommend a series. If you want to recommend all the Tex Murphy games, that will take 5 seperate recommendations, one for each game.
3. Myst and RealMyst will be counted as one game.
4. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
5. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game.
6. Directors cuts will be counted as the same game.
7. Adventure games only please (Dark Side games get their own list later).

The thread stays open for about three weeks, and I will post intermittent updates with gratuitously pithy commentary. I count as we go so try not to edit your recommendations once you post. And as I say every year it is compulsory to get more posts than the year before.
I am going last so someone else gets to go first.
Happy listing happydance
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#156876 - 06/09/07 06:48 PM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: flotsam]
syd Offline
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Registered: 11/12/99
Posts: 12307
Loc: Body in California/Heart in Ha...
8 years!!!! You mean to tell me we've been doing this for eight years???? Man how time flies laugh

No list yet - still coming up with my 20 - so far I'm at (syd stops to check her list) 7 laugh

Edited by syd (06/09/07 06:48 PM)
Edit Reason: can't spell worth a hoot :D
Dark Side : Risen
Light Side:

I can only please one person a day. Today isn't your day. Tomorrow's not looking good either.

#156889 - 06/09/07 07:24 PM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: flotsam]
barbarosso Offline
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Registered: 10/18/05
Posts: 52
Loc: Narrandera, NSW
OK, I'll jump in. I wondered about mentioning games that are hard, if not impossible to get, but then I thought it was worth mentioning them, so that people can realise that they are good games.

In no particular order:
1. Keepsake
2. The Longest Journey
3. Gabriel Knight I, II and III, particularly II, the Beast within
4. Time Lapse
5. The Journeyman Project I, II and III, particularly III.
6. Tex Murphy series I - V, particularly III - V.
7. Myst series, particularly I and II
8. Necronomicon, mainly because I like HP Lovecraft.
9. Niburu
10. Syberia I and II. Loved Youki. Everyone should have one.
11. Dark Fall: the Journal.
12. The Barrow
13. Moment of Silence
14. Monkey Island Series. Genuinely funny.
15. Pilgrim
16. Legend of the Prophet and the Assassin
17. Black Dahlia
18. Morpheus
19. Obsidian
20. Zork Grand Inquisitor. Loved the Hell phone choice puzzle

Oh dear, I've filled them already. Every year a few new really good adventures are released, so the list gets longer.

Cheers, barbarosso

#156896 - 06/09/07 07:46 PM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: flotsam]
Marian Online   content
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 07/04/00
Posts: 34986
Loc: near Yosemite in California
1. Arthur's Knights
2. Zork Grand Inquisitor
3. Sanitarium
4. Toonstruck
5. Pandora Directive
6. The Longest Journey
7. Syberia
8. Dark Fall
9. Secret of Monkey Island
10. Day of the Tentacle
11. Three Skulls of the Toltecs
12. Bad Mojo
13. Blackstone Chronicles
14. Death Gate
15. Dust a Tale of the Wired West
16. Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
17. King's Quest 6
18. Touche Adventures of Fifth Musketeer
19. Phantasmagoria
20. Master of Dimensions

....and I'm in an agony over the next 20 that I had to leave out! help lol

#156906 - 06/09/07 08:02 PM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: Marian]
Chief Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 11414
Loc: Québec
Hi Flotsam, here's my list for this year:

3-Sentinel, Descendants in time
5-Syberia 2
6-Black Mirror
8-Longest Journey
9-Longest Journey Dreamfall
12-Myst 3 Exile
13-Myst 4 Revelation
17-Scavenger Hunter
18-Secrets of DaVinci
20-Time Stand Still

#156964 - 06/09/07 09:30 PM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: Chief]
Mad Offline
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 28578
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi flotsam smile

You are so good to keep doing this for us - and this "forgetful Oldie" does have a list ready somewhere ........ errrrrrrrrrrrr ............... think

Gotcha !! lol

But 20 still isn't enough. [Pathetically moanin'] Would even 50 be enough, one wonders ??

BAAGS is such a splendid addiction cool


Mad wave


Al Emmo and the Lost Dutchman's Mine

Black Dahlia

Blade Runner

Broken Sword [First One]

Discworld [First One]

Gabriel Knight Sins of the Fathers

Indy Fate of Atlantis

Kings Quest VI

Legend of Kyrandia

Monkey Island II


Return to Zork


Secret Files of Tunguska

Secrets of Da Vinci

Sherlock Rose Tattoo

Sherlock The Awakened

Simon the Sorcerer [First One]

Tex Murphy UAKM

Zork : Grand Inquisitor

Time : The Most Precious Commodity

#156986 - 06/09/07 10:37 PM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: Mad]
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26917
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Flotsam -- thank you, thank you. (Still playing frantically to finalize my list.)

Are Uru and Myst Online: Uru Live considered the same game?

Barbarosso -- those are excellent choices! But according to flotsam's rules, you can't list a game series and have it count as one vote. Gabriel Knight 1, 2 and 3 for instance would count as three games, not as one.

Listing a series makes it extremely difficult to count accurately. frown

#157003 - 06/10/07 12:11 AM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: Becky]
JohnBoy Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7754
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
In no particular order:
1-Stupid Invaders
3-Syberia 2
4-The Longest Journey
6-Fatal Illusion
7-Sherlock Holmes The Awakened
14-Beyond Atlantis
15-Beyond Atlantis 2 (Atlantis 3)
16-Still Life
17-Moment of Silence
19-Egyptian Prophesy

Edited by JohnBoy (06/10/07 11:07 AM)
I Baag, Therefore I Am. Update: I Don't Baag Anymore, Therefore I Ain't! Update: I'm baaging again but just a little.

#157006 - 06/10/07 01:39 AM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: JohnBoy]
Butcher Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 1310
Loc: Larnaca, Cyprus
In no particular order:

1.Agatha Christie-Murder On the Orient Express
2.Agatha Christie-And Then There Were None
3.Still Life
4.Scratches Director's Cut
7.Syberia 2
8.Moment of Silence
10.Dark Fall: Lights Out
11.Sentinel: Descendants in Time
12.Black Mirror
13.Secrets of the Ark
15.Aura 2
16.Crystal Key 2
18.The Longest Journey
19.Broken Sword:The Sleeping Dragon
20.Dark Fall:The Journal

Many more on this list, just had to put a stop though smile
"Cannot The Kingdom Of Salvation Take Me Home?"

R.I.P Cliff Burton

#157011 - 06/10/07 02:01 AM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: Butcher]
flotsam Offline
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Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4144
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Great start everyone.
Barbarosso, you need to go back and edit your list. Series require seperate votes for each game you want to mention. Its too hard to count otherwise and anything with a sequel becomes a series which makes having 20 choices a little meaningless.
I will take advice on Uru Becky - what do people think? I never played online.
I agree Mad - but my wife might choose to debate it with you razz
And I can't believe its 8 either Syd. I think I still had hair then rotfl
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#157027 - 06/10/07 03:57 AM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: flotsam]
nickie Offline
Grand wizard of high mucky muck
Adept Boomer

Registered: 01/08/02
Posts: 13453
Loc: Texas
Arthur's Knights
Black Mirror
Broken Sword 1
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Gabriel Knight 1
Gabriel Knight 2
Grim Fandango
The Longest Journey
The Moment of Silence
Still Life
The Crystal Skull
"How could drops of water know themselves to be a river? Yet the river flows on."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

#157038 - 06/10/07 05:23 AM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: nickie]
cailyn Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 01/08/06
Posts: 6145
Loc: Somewhere ? in Massachusetts?
Post Mortem**Syberia1**Syberia2**Tony Tough**Tungaska**Secrets of Atlantis**Secrets of DaVinci**Scratches**Ankh**Al Emmo**The Longest Journey**Keepsake**Paradise**Alida**Beyond Atlantis**Agon**Schizm**Beyond Time**The Messenger**Zork Grand Inquister**
I may not have gone where I intended to go,but I think I have ended up where I need to be.


#157066 - 06/10/07 07:33 AM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: cailyn]
Carolin Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/05/02
Posts: 586
Loc: Oslo, Norway
1.Agatha Christie - And then there were none
2.Agatha Christie - Murder on the Orient Express
3.The Longest Journey
4.Dark Fall
5.CSI Miami
6.Broken Sword 1
7.Broken Sword 2
8.Cameron Files 2-Curse of the Pharao
9.Case of the Rose Tatoo
10.Black Mirror
11.Discworld Noir
12.Curse of Monkey Island

I haven't lost it, I just can't find it....

#157104 - 06/10/07 08:49 AM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: flotsam]
Heidi Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 240
Loc: Cleveland Ohio
Thanks Flotsam.

Here is my list:

1. Uru
2. Deamfall
3. Myst
4. Riven
5. Myst III
6. Myst IV
7. Myst V
8. The Longest Journey
9. Sentinel
10. Still Life
11. Keepsake
12. The Moment of Silence
13. Syberia 2
14. Broken Sword: The Sleeping Dragon
15. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
16. Post Mortem
17. Sherlock Holmes: The Awakening
18. Scratches
19. Mysterious Journey II
20. Secret Files Tunguska

#157105 - 06/10/07 08:49 AM Re: The return of the List - 2008 game recommendations [Re: flotsam]
Space Quest Fan Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 15337
Loc: Upper Arlington, Ohio
OK here goes. I love this list. Listed alphabetically

1. Ankh
2. Black Mirror
3. Broken Sword 1
4. Broken Sword 2
5. Day of the Tentacle
6. Discworld 1
7. Discworld 2
8. Dreamfall
9. Gabriel Knight 2 Beast Within
10. Grim Fandango
11. Lengend of Kyrandia Book 1
12. Monkey Island 1
13. Monkey Island 2
14. Monkey Island 3
15. Runaway 1
16. Sanitarium
17. Simon the Sorcerer 1
18. Simon the Sorcerer 2
19. Syberia 1
20. The Longest Journey
It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.

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