But not everyone. Especially us older folks have the cat like reflexes to play these type of games.
So, you agree then right ;-) I don't know, besides Doom 3, I haven't played too many FPSs recently that are involve simply mowing down enemies, except a couple that got worse ratings than adventure games on Gamespot. The ones I've played present different situations, cinematic events, and replayability. Halo is pretty boring though; I have no idea why that became so popular. It's one bright spot is that it's a playable FPS with a controller.
Anyway, have you played half-life 2? If you haven't, and this is a general recommendation, go buy The Orange Box
. If you put the difficulty on easy the fighting is pretty minor in Half-life. What you'll see are some really interesting physics based puzzles; unlike any I've seen in a standard adventure game. And the you are usually in a "safe area" for those puzzles; you aren't rushed. You get all the Half-life 2 episodes so far, and, OF COURSE, you get Portal
! Any adventure gamer should enjoy the puzzles in Portal, and the hilarious GlaDos. Portal and Half-life 2 contain elements that should be in adventure games now, and that could really bring the genre into the 21st century. I really do love adventure games, but the genre is completely stagnant. I'm working on a longer article about this. I know you all just can't wait ;-)
Oh, and I was not offended ;-)
Oh, and to the person who didn't enjoy the fighting sequences in some adventure games: that's because those sequences are terrible
!! They almost ruin the games. Just about as bad as the "action" sequences in Indigo Prophecy