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#513687 - 06/19/09 06:24 PM 2009 - The list returns
flotsam Offline
Staff Reviewer
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 4072
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Here we go again smile
Imagine someone came to you tomorrow and asked "I want to play adventure games, can you recommend 20 games to play". The purpose of this thread is to provide the answer.
It isn't meant to be a list of the 20 best games of all time. It isn't meant to be Adventure Game 101. It might end up being both those things, but first and foremost it is a list of games that you would recommend to someone else to play.
For that reason, you might not include something that is notoriously difficult to get to run, or which has clunky graphics by today's standard, or has no sound apart from a tinny midi soundtrack. You might not recommend a game that you found awesomely wonderful on the basis that no one else has your particularly strange sense of appreciation. You might not recommend every Myst clone you have ever played because even though they are your passion, a whole list of them might be, well, a little dull.
Or you might - many players have old game rigs and there are numerous programmes that help get old games to run on new machines, who said you need flashy graphics to tell a good story, and perhaps elaborate soundtracks simply cover up the flaws in a bad script. There might be someone out there just like you who doesn't know about your awesome game, and too many Myst games is actually never enough.
The point is its up to you - if you think a game you have played is worth recommending to someone else to play, you can put it on your list.
So long of course as its an adventure game. And we all know what they are. Quake isn't one, however beautifully scripted it might be, but Myst is. Somewhere in between is a grey area which doesn't matter between friends, which we all are.
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. The following episodic adventures will be counted as one game - Sam & Max Season 1, Sam & Max Season 2, Wallace & Grommit, Strong Bad, Casebook.
4. Myst and RealMyst will be counted as one game.
5. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
6. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game.
7. Directors cuts will be counted as the same game.
8. Adventure games only please (Dark Side games and Casual games get their own lists).

If at all possible, please list in alphabetical order - it makes counting so much easier. In doing so, ignore "the" (so The Lost Crown would be under "L" for Lost)

The thread stays open for about 3 weeks, and I will post updates as we go. Also, avoid editiing your lists after posting because I count as we go, and may miss a change.
So who wants to be first?
Quantity has a quality all of its own

#513695 - 06/19/09 06:31 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: flotsam]
MaG Offline

Sonic Boomer

Registered: 12/28/99
Posts: 69946
I don't have my list yet but I hope that the members give us the names of adventure games they recommend.

I thank flotsam in doing this list annually. We look forward to it. kissy

Have fun, everyone!

#513696 - 06/19/09 06:32 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: flotsam]
venus Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 7639
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Yay, I am excited about this! bravo

Flotsam, I have a question before I post my list. Does the new King's Quest Collection count as one recommendation, or will I have to recommend individual King's Quest games?
Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?

#513697 - 06/19/09 06:35 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: venus]
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26916
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
broccoli tomato :Brussels sprouts:

I love the list!

#513699 - 06/19/09 06:40 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: venus]
Bernard Offline
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Registered: 10/01/04
Posts: 3037
Loc: the Netherlands
Great, but I have to think it over for a couple of days before posting my list. smile

#513700 - 06/19/09 06:40 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: flotsam]
Space Quest Fan Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 15320
Loc: Upper Arlington, Ohio
Ankh 1
Black Mirror
Broken Sword Circle of Blood
Day of the Tentacle
Discworld 1
Discworld 2
Gabriel Knight 2 The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Legend of Kyrandia Book One
The Longest Journey
Monkey Island 1
Monkey Island 2
Monkey Island 3
Runaway 1
Secret Files 1 Tunguska
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2
Tony Tough Night of the Roasted Moths
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.
It's nice to be important but it is much more important to be nice.

#513705 - 06/19/09 06:58 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: Space Quest Fan]
Happy Birthday Chief Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 11334
Loc: Québec
2-Black Mirror
4-Longest Journey
5-Longest Journey Dreamfall
6-Lost Crown
8-Myst 3 Exile
9-Mysterious Journey Schizm
13-Sentinel Descendant in Time
14-Sherlock Holmes Nemesis (Arsene Lupin)
15-Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
16-Still Life
17-Still life 2
19-Syberia 2
20-Yoomurjak's Ring

#513714 - 06/19/09 07:21 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: Chief]
GreyFuss Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 06/01/06
Posts: 3376
Thanks Flotsam, I am ready for ya this year...

Black Dahlia
Blackstone Chronicles, The
Dark Side of the Moon
Lighthouse: The Dark Being
Lost Crown, The
Myst IV: Revelation
Myst V: End of Ages
Myst III: Exile
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh
Phantasmagoria: Prey its Only a Nightmare
Rhem 2
Rhem 3
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin (aka Nemesis)
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Syberia 2
Zork: Nemesis
"Don't Hate Me Because I Am Beautiful...There Are Many Other Reasons!"

#513749 - 06/19/09 08:45 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: GreyFuss]
Jenny100 Online   content
GB Reviewer Glitches Moderator
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 38799
Loc: southeast USA
Day of the Tentacle
Faust (Seven Games of the Soul)
Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Myst III: Exile
Return to Mysterious Island
Schizm II (Mysterious Journey II)
Sentinel (Realms of Illusion)
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Secret of Monkey Island
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inquisitor

#513756 - 06/19/09 09:18 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: flotsam]
Susie07 Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 10/25/03
Posts: 3957
Loc: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hi, flotsam!

Here's my list:

Black Mirror
Gabriel Knight 1: Sins of the Father
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island
Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
Nancy Drew: The Haunting of Castle Malloy
Nancy Drew: Secret at Shadow Ranch
Nancy Drew: White Wolf of Icicle Creek
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper
Shivers 2: Harvest of Souls
Still Life
Syberia 1
Syberia 2
Tex Murphy: Under a Killing Moon
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Zork: Grand Inquisitor


Edited by Susie07 (06/21/09 10:24 AM)

#513757 - 06/19/09 09:21 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: Jenny100]
venus Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 7639
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Okay, I couldn't wait. wink Here is my list:

Culpa Innata
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Gabriel Knight 1: The Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight 2: The Beast Within
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Grim Fandango
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Longest Journey, The
Moment of Silence, The
Paradise (with patch grin)
Rhodan: Myth of the Illochim
Runaway: A Road Adventure
Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle
So Blonde
Still Life
Syberia 2

Edited by venus (06/19/09 09:26 PM)
Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?

#513758 - 06/19/09 09:23 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: GreyFuss]
Darleen03 Offline
Graduate Boomer

Registered: 12/13/03
Posts: 15022
Loc: Northeast NJ
Thanks, "Flotsam" for doing this every year... Much Appreciated yay

(1) Last half Of Darkness.."Spirits EyE"
(2) Lost Crown
(3) Sanitarium
(4) Limbo Of The Lost
(5) Vampyre
(6) Sherlock "The Awakened"
(7) Siberia 2
(8) Mystery Of The Druids
(9) Simon the Sorcerer 2
(10) Monkey Island 2
(11) Return to Mysterious Island
(12) -Nibiru
(13) Black Mirror
(14) Runaway 2
(15) Still Life
(16) Niopol; Secrets Of The Imortals
(17) Everlight
(18) Culpa Innata
(19) Art Of Murder "Hunt For The Puppeteer"
(20) Dead Reefs

Luv Dar

"Games Are More Enticing Because Of Our "MaG"nificent Efficient Radiant Site"

#513782 - 06/19/09 10:25 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: Darleen03]
ShyTy Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 11/04/06
Posts: 1949
Loc: Rupert, Idaho
Ok here it goes!

Art of Murder 1
Art of Murder 2
Belief and Betrayal
Beyond Atlantas
Chronicles of Mystery/The Scorpio Ritual
Culpa Innata
Darkness Within
Last Half of Darkness/Beyond the Spirits Eye
Limbo of the Lost
Lost Crown
Mysterious Island
Riddle of the Sphinx
So Blonde
Wanted a Wild Western

Lori wave

Edited by ShyTy (06/19/09 10:28 PM)

#513783 - 06/19/09 10:25 PM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: Darleen03]
Mad Online   happy
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 28045
Loc: United Kingdom
Thank you flotsam - you are special !! thumbsup

Black Dahlia
Blade Runner
Broken Sword
Day of the Tentacle
Flight of the Amazon Queen
Gabriel Knight : Sins of the Fathers
Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
Kings Quest VI
Legend of Kyrandia (The)
Lost Crown : A Ghost-hunting Adventure (The)
Lost files of Sherlock Holmes : Case of the Rose tattoo (The)
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Return to Zork
Secret of Monkey Island (The)
Sherlock Holmes : The Awakened
Simon the Sorcerer
Tex Murphy : Under a Killing Moon

Time : The Most Precious Commodity

#513842 - 06/20/09 04:40 AM Re: 2009 - The list returns [Re: ShyTy]
Paola Croft Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 04/26/09
Posts: 47
Loc: Italy
Thank you flotsam. Here it is my personal list happydance

1) Broken Sword
2) Broken Sword II
3) Gabriel Knight III
4) The Longest Journey
5) Black Mirror
6) Runaway
7) Runaway 2
8) The Mystery of the Druids
9) Syberia
10) Syberia II
11) Secret Files - Tunguska
12) Culpa Innata
13) The Abbey
14) The Moment of Silence
15) Martin Mystere
16) The Watchmaker
17) Blade Runner
18) Still Life
19) Art of Murder 1
20) Overclocked

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