Like the post title says, I'd almost given up on adventures after a run of bad luck with some.
Egypt I was nothing but frustration for me and even with a walk-through I was having trouble in the maze-like village just after the first tomb. Stuttering audio that was barely legible and cut scenes that jumped and stuttered did nothing to make my game play any easier.
Egypt II was almost as bad. The game was easier to get through but I still had the same problems with the sudio stuttering and usually only the first few words were heard: thank goodness for the subtitling, at least I could read what was going on. It was the drum puzzle that finally broke the camel's back with that one!
Then came Nautilus which refused to progress beyond the first sentence spoken when you clicked on "new game". This was followed by an attempt to install Odyssey: Search for Ulysses which had a fatal error when trying to install on my Win XP
In a last ditch effort to get an adventure to enjoy on this dreary rainy day I decided to install Realms of Illusion (with fingers and toes crossed)
What a lovely looking game!! It took a little bit to figure out the interface since I purchased this game 2nd hand and have only the disk, no manual. I think I have figured out the strange pointer that appears from time to time (pointing the way to objects that you can interact with). I took a brief look around Eska, Macu and just a pop in and out at Tregett. I think I'm going to really like this game and hope that the rest of my unplayed adventures are at least as good