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#628953 - 06/11/10 07:04 PM The list for 2010
flotsam Offline
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And so it begins smile
For those in the know, you can skip to the rules – there is a new and very important one this year. For everyone else, here is a reminder of what this thread is about.
Imagine someone asked you "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 (see eg Isabelle, the most awesomest game ever happydance ). 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 just 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 (see eg Isabelle), and perhaps 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. Bioshock isn't one, however beautifully scripted you think it might be, but Myst is (so is Isabelle). Somewhere in between is a grey area which doesn't matter between friends, which we all are.
There are some rules though:

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible and votes for them will not be counted. Those games are:

Amerzone
Black Mirror
Dark Fall: The Journal
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Grim Fandango
Longest Journey
Myst
Riven
Sanitarium
Syberia
Syberia 2
Timelapse
Zork Nemesis
Zork Grand Inqusitor

(to explain, we recently “retired” a number of games to our Hall of Fame. This was on the basis that they always did well, and we no longer needed to list them to know they were worth playing. It was either that, or continue to expand the number of choices to allow for the ever growing pool of adventure games.
This means you can spread your choices more widely, and we will list the Hall of Fame games alongside this years results when finished).

2. You can recommend a maximum of 20 games. You can choose to recommend less.
3. 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.
4. The following episodic adventures will be counted as one game - Sam & Max Season 1, Sam & Max Season 2, Wallace & Grommit, Strong Bad, Casebook, AGON, Tales of Monkey Island, Enter the Story.
5. Uru and its add ons will be counted as one game.
6. BadMojo and the Redux version are one game.
7. Directors cuts and Special Releases (eg Tales of Monkey Island) 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 Chief and I count as we go, and may miss a change.
So, batter up!
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#628957 - 06/11/10 07:17 PM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: flotsam]
MaG Offline
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Thanks, flotsam.

Let's go - GameBoomers - let's have your list!

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#628961 - 06/11/10 07:29 PM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: MaG]
Chief Offline
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Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 10383
Loc: Québec
Here is my list in alphabetical order:


1-Broken Sword 3: Sleeping Dragon

2-Dark Fall-Lights Out

3-Dark Fall-Lost Souls

4-Dreamfall-Longest Journey

5-Journey to the Center of the Earth

6-Keepsake

7-Lost Crown

8-Machinarium

9-Myst 3 Exile

10-Nibiru

11-Rhiannon

12-Schizm-Mysterious Journey

13-Scratches

14-Sentinels Descendants in Time

15-Sherlock Holmes VS Arsene Lupin

16-Sherlock Holmes VS Jack the Ripper

17-Still Life

18-Still Life 2

19-Uru

20-Yoomurjak's Ring



Thanks flotsam.

Chief wave

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#628983 - 06/11/10 09:03 PM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: Chief]
venus Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 5226
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
It's list time! yay

Here is mine. I still had to eliminate some "finalists." lol :

1. Culpa Innata

2. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

3. Gabriel Knight 1: The Sins of the Fathers

4. Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned

5. Journey to the Center of the Earth

6. King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow

7. King's Quest VII: The Princeless Bride

8. Lost Crown, The

9. Moment of Silence, The

10. Murder in the Abbey

11. Overclocked

12. Paradise

13. Rhodan: Myth of the Illochim

14. Runaway: A Road Adventure

15. Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle

16. Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate

17. Sinking Island

18. So Blonde

19. Still Life

20. Whispered World, The


thanks flotsam!

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#628990 - 06/11/10 09:39 PM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: venus]
Mad Offline
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Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 22752
Loc: United Kingdom
Agatha Christie : Evil Under The Sun
Art of Murder II : Hunt for the Puppeteer
Black Circle [Carol Reed]
**Black Mirror II
Chronicles of Mystery : Scorpio Ritual
Drawn : The Painted Tower
Lost Crown Ghost Hunting Adventure
Post Mortem
Return to Mysterious Island
Scratches
Secret Files 2 : Puritas Cordis
Secrets of Da Vinci
Sherlock Holmes : The Awakened

Thank you for taking this on again, flotsam grin

**EDIT :
I forgot to include the Black Mirror games. So I've emailed you , flotsam, to see if you will accept them as late entries slapforehead
**EDIT 2 :
Thanks for replying, flotsam. I've added the Black Mirror game that's allowed thumbsup


Edited by Mad (06/13/10 01:08 PM)
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#629019 - 06/11/10 11:56 PM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: Mad]
misslilo Offline
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 1414
Loc: Land of Hamlet

- 3 Skulls of the Toltecs
- Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble, The (aka Woodruff and the Schnibble of Azimuth)
- Black Mirror 2
- Broken Sword 1: The Shadow of the Templars
- Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
- Feeble Files, The
- Gabriel Knight 1
- Paradise
- Rhodan: Myth of the Illochim
- Runaway: A Road Adventure
- Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened (Remastered)
- So Blonde
- Whispered World, The



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#629052 - 06/12/10 05:43 AM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: misslilo]
colpet Offline
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Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 1798
Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Alida
Amber Journey Beyond
Beyond Atlantis
Black Dahlia
Faust Seven Games of the Soul
Gabriel Knight Blood of the Sacred
Machinarium
Morpheus
Myst Exile
Neverhood
Obsidian
Outcry
Riddle of the Sphinx
Reah
Rhem
Shivers
Shivers 2 Harvest of the Souls
Schizm
Tex Murphy Pandora Directive
Uru Live


Edited by colpet (06/12/10 05:49 AM)
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#629066 - 06/12/10 07:06 AM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: colpet]
Rushes Offline
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True Blue Boomer

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 23421
Loc: UK
80 Days
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
Black Circle: A Carol Reed Mystery
Black Mirror II
Culpa Innata
Dracula: Origin
Dracula: Resurrection
Dreamfall
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Moment of Silence
Return to Mysterious Island
Safecracker 2006
Scratches
Secret Files: Tunguska
Secrets of Da Vinci
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Silver Earring
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin (aka Nemesis)
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Still Life

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#629089 - 06/12/10 09:15 AM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: Rushes]
JohnBoy Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 7742
Loc: Kentwood, Left my heart in New...
Atlantis: The Lost tales
Broken Sword 1: The Shadow of the Templars
Broken Sword 2: The Smoking Mirror
Broken Sword 3: The Sleeping Dragon
Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death
Crystal Key 2, The
Egyptian Prophesy, The
Gilbert Goodmate and the Mushroom of Fungoria
Jack Keane
Keepsake
Moment of Silence, The
Nightlong
Overclocked
Paradise
Phastasmagoria
Runaway: A Road Adventure
Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened
Still Life
The Ugly Prince Duckling



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#629112 - 06/12/10 10:42 AM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: JohnBoy]
Space Quest Fan Offline
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Registered: 02/17/01
Posts: 9066
Loc: Columbus,Ohio USA
Ankh 1 Reverse the Curse
Broken Sword 1 Circle of Blood
Broken Sword 2 Smoking Mirror
Discworld 1
Discworld 2 Mortality Bytes
Dreamfall The Longest Journey
Fable
Gilbert Goodmate
Legend of Kyrandia 1 Fables and Fiends
Maniac Mansion Day of the Tentacle
Monkey Island 1 The Secret of Monkey Island
Monkey Island 2 LeChuck's Revenge
Monkey Island 3 The Curse of Monkey Island
Runaway 1 A Road Adventure
Secret Files 1 Tunguska
Simon the Sorcerer 1
Simon the Sorcerer 2 The lion, the wizard, and the wardrobe.
The Dig
Tony Tough 1 Night of the Roasted Moths
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders.
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#629116 - 06/12/10 10:51 AM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: Space Quest Fan]
Slip Space Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 02/19/09
Posts: 32
Loc: The Shave
Alida
Aura: Fate of Ages
Blackstone Chronicles (John Saul's)
Byzantine The Betrayal
Myst III Exile
Mysterious Journey II
A Quiet Weekend in Capri
Rhem
Schizm: Mysterious Journey
Sentinel: Descendants in Time

Obviously, I need to play more games.
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#629122 - 06/12/10 11:21 AM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: Slip Space]
Jenny100 Offline
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 10/24/00
Posts: 34842
Loc: southeast USA
Aura: Fate of Ages
Day of the Tentacle
Dracula Origin
Faust: Seven Games of the Soul
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Loom
The Lost Crown
Moment of Silence
Morpheus
Myst III: Exile
Obsidian
Return to Mysterious Island
Riddle of the Sphinx
Schizm 2 (Mysterious Journey 2)
Secret of Monkey Island
Sentinel: Descendants in Time (aka Realms of Illusion)
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Shivers
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Uru

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#629152 - 06/12/10 01:36 PM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: Jenny100]
GreyFuss Offline
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Registered: 06/01/06
Posts: 2904
Thanks for doing this Flotsam

My list hasn't changed much from last year

Black Dahlia
Blackstone Chronicles
Dark Side of the Moon
Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within
Lighthouse: The Dark Being
Lost Crown, The
Myst IV: Revelation
Myst III: Exile
Myst V: End of Ages
Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh
Phantasmagoria: Prey its only a Nightmare
Rhem
Rhem 2
Rhem 3
Riddle of the Sphinx
Riven
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin
Shivers
Syberia 1 + 2
Zork: Nemesis
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#629163 - 06/12/10 02:03 PM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: flotsam]
Susie07 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/03
Posts: 3606
Loc: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Hi, flotsam!

Here's my list:

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father
Gabriel Knight: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Jack the Ripper
Moment of Silence
Nancy Drew: Danger on Deception Island
Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake
Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch
Nancy Drew: Warnings at Waverly Academy
Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek
NiBiRu
Phantasmagoria
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper
Shivers
Shivers: Harvest of Souls
Still Life
Tex Murphy: UAKM
Tex Murphy: The Pandora Directive
Tex Murphy: Overseer
Tunguska

Susan


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#629172 - 06/12/10 02:35 PM Re: The list for 2010 [Re: Susie07]
presto Offline
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Registered: 01/15/01
Posts: 951
Loc: NJ USA
3 Skulls of the Toltecs
Bad Mojo
The Dark Eye
The Dig
Discworld Noir
Duckman
Lighthouse:The Dark Being
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Myst: Exile
Neverhood
Nikopol
Obsidian
Overclocked
Salammbo
Simon The Sorcerer
Touche: Adventures of the Fifth Musketeer

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