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#814240 - 06/08/12 07:31 PM The List for 2012
flotsam Offline
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Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3478
Loc: Canberra, Australia
And we're off!

For all those new boomers, and for the rest of us a year older, its that time where we answer the question for a newbie player "If I want to play an adventure game, what would you recommend".

Playability is the key. Your oldie but completely impossible to get going on a modern machine favourite game might therefore not make the list, and variety might dictate that not every Myst clone should be included.

But in the end 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. But only if its an adventure game. We know what they are (Quake no, Monkey Island yes) and there is some latitude for those fuzzy round the edges games that are hard to define.

There are some rules though, but first an announcement.
For the last few years, The Lost Crown has topped the list and its always done well since its release. We have therefore decided that it is worthy of a spot in the Hall of Fame yay bravo devilchili
This has consequence, which brings us back to the rules:

1. Games in our Hall of Fame are ineligible, on the basis that we know they are worth playing else why would they be in there. Votes for those games won't be counted. Those games are:

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

(being ineligible 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. Episodic adventures will be counted as one game, and regardless of where they are up to in the series. These include Sam & Max Season 1, Sam & Max Season 2, Sam and Max - The Devils Playground, Wallace & Grommit, Strong Bad, Casebook, AGON, Tales of Monkey Island, Enter the Story, Back to the Future, City of Secrets, Adams Venture and Dream Machine.
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 will be counted as the same game.
8. Adventure games only (Dark Side games and Casual games get their own lists).
9. PC games please (although if you sneak a console game in I won't tell)

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

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.
Batter up!
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#814242 - 06/08/12 07:58 PM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam]
MaG Offline
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Sonic Boomer

Registered: 12/28/99
Posts: 65672
Thanks, flotsam. Will get my list ready. thumbsup

Let's go, gang!

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#814245 - 06/08/12 08:24 PM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Becky Offline
The Medieval Lady
Sonic Boomer

Registered: 02/16/00
Posts: 26893
Loc: Stony Brook, New York, USA
Frantically playing some of the more recent games to see if I want to add them.

Thanks flotsam! I love The List. praise

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#814251 - 06/08/12 08:56 PM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Chief Offline
Staff
Adept Boomer

Registered: 12/12/03
Posts: 10470
Loc: Québec
1-Amber's Blood, A Carol Reed's Game

2-Black Mirror 3

3-Botanicula

4-Conspiracies 2, Lethal Networks

5-Dark Fall, Lights Out

6-Dark Fall, Lost Souls

7-J.U.L.I.A.

8-Myst 3 Exile

9-Nibiru

10-Rhiannon

11-Schizm-Mysterious Journey

12-Scratches

13-Sentinels Descendants in Time

14-Sherlock Holmes VS Arsene Lupin

15-Sherlock Holmes VS Jack The Ripper

16-Silver Lining

17-Still Life

18-Still Life 2

19- URU

20-Yoomurjak's Ring

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#814256 - 06/08/12 09:28 PM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam]
traveler Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 01/14/10
Posts: 3206
Loc: Rivellon
Black Mirror 2
Book of Unwritten Tales
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary
Dracula: Origin
Dracula: Resurrection
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers
Jack Keane
Jolly Rover
Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Lost Horizon
Next Big Thing
Post Mortem
Sherlock Holmes: Awakened, The
Sherlock Holmes: vs Arsene Lupin
Sherlock Holmes: vs Jack the Ripper
Tale of a Hero


And as usual, thank you, flotsam & Chief for doing this. smile

Gil.
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#814277 - 06/08/12 11:52 PM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: traveler]
Mad Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 11/21/00
Posts: 23186
Loc: United Kingdom
Thanks for this opportunity again, flotsam and Chief !! thumbsup

GOG has tweaked some wonderful oldies to make them available for play on modern machines so my list includes several of them as I feel they are definitely "worthy" grin

Art of Murder II : Hunt for the Puppeteer
Black Circle [Carol Reed]
Black Dahlia
Book of Unwritten Tales
Broken Sword

Dig [The]
Dragonsphere [GOG]
Gabriel Knight : Sins of the Fathers [GOG]
Goin’ Downtown
Journeyman Project 3 : Legacy of Time [GOG]

King's Quest 6 [GOG]
Lost Horizon
Monkey Island Special Edition
Phantasmagoria [GOG]
Post Mortem

Return to Zork [GOG]
Simon the Sorcerer [GOG]
Scratches
Sherlock Holmes : The Awakened
Torin’s Passage [GOG]


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#814288 - 06/09/12 12:37 AM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Mad]
Egidius Offline
Junior Boomer

Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 4
Loc: Germany
7th Guest
11th Hour
Amber's Blood
Blue Madonna
Force Majeure II: The Zone
The Forgotten: It begins
Gadget: Invention,Travel & Adventure
Golden Gate
Journey to Wild Divine: The Passage
Journey to Wild Divine: Wisdom Quest
Labyrinth of Time
Last Half of Darkness: Beyond the Spirit's Eye
Legend of Lotus Spring
Mirage
Noir
Opera fatal
Qin
Time Stand Still

[18 titles]

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#814293 - 06/09/12 01:22 AM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam]
venus Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 5329
Loc: Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
Book of Unwritten Tales, The
Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars
Culpa Innata
Dreamfall: The Longest Journey
Edna and Harvey: The Breakout
Gabriel Knight 1: The Sins of the Fathers
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of Sacred, Blood of the Damned
Goin' Downtown
Gray Matter
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow
Lost Horizon
Moment of Silence, The
Overclocked
Runaway: A Road Adventure
Runaway 2: The Dream of the Turtle
Runaway 3: A Twist of Fate
Silver Lining, The
So Blonde
Still Life
Tale of a Hero

thanks flotsam and Chief. wave

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#814299 - 06/09/12 02:08 AM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Wincey Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 06/17/11
Posts: 188
7th Guest
Anchorhead
Barrow Hill
Beneath a Steel Sky
Bureaucracy
Callahan's Crosstime Saloon
Curses
Day of the Tentacle
Death Gate
Discworld
Gabriel Knight 1
Gobliiins
Journeyman Project 3
Legend of Kyrandia 2: Hand of Fate
Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Serrated Scalpel
Riddle of Master Lu
Sam & Max Hit The Road
Secret of Monkey Island
Star Trek Judgment Rites
Yoomurjak's Ring


Edited by Wincey (06/09/12 02:13 AM)

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#814304 - 06/09/12 03:14 AM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam]
flotsam Offline
Staff Reviewer
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/24/00
Posts: 3478
Loc: Canberra, Australia
Never heard of Anchorhead wincey - looks intriguing so I am already in front!!
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#814356 - 06/09/12 09:29 AM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Rushes Offline
The Three Pipe Moderator
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 07/10/05
Posts: 23644
Loc: UK
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None
Black Mirror II
Culpa Innata
Dear Esther
Dracula: Origin
Dracula: Resurrection
Dreamfall
Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
Lost Horizon
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

Yes, I snuck Dear Esther onto my list. razz

Thanks flotsam and Chief for all of your hard work on this. thumbsup
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#814358 - 06/09/12 09:44 AM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Wincey Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 06/17/11
Posts: 188
Originally Posted By: flotsam
Never heard of Anchorhead wincey - looks intriguing so I am already in front!!


It's a really good game, great atmosphere. Though it looks like I'm alone in liking text adventures around here!

Originally Posted By: Rushes

Safecracker 2006


I forgot about this one. Pity we couldn't have 21 games, it would have made my list for sure!

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#814369 - 06/09/12 10:38 AM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: flotsam]
Vagabond01 Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 03/27/12
Posts: 18

Art of Murder - Hunt for the Puppeteer
Black Mirror 2
Black Mirror 3
Barrow Hill
Baron Wittard
Broken Sword - Shadow of the Templars
Culpa Innata
Dark Falls - Lights Out
Dark Falls - The Journal
Dark Falls - Lost Souls
Dracula Origin
Gray Matter
Last Half of Darkness: Beyond the Spirit's Eye
Scratches
secret Files- Puritas Cordis
Sherlock Holmes - The Awakened
Sherlock Holmes - Case of the Silver Earring
Sherlock Holmes vs Arsene Lupin
Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper
Whispered World (The)

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#814386 - 06/09/12 11:58 AM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: Vagabond01]
LadyCav Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 07/08/10
Posts: 354
Loc: Texas

1. Atlantis III
2. Aura II: The Sacred Rings
3. Baron Wittard
4. Barrow Hill
5. Black Mirror 2
6. Black Mirror 3
7. Dark Fall: Lights Out
8. Dark Fall: Lost Souls
9. Dear Esther
10. Dracula Origin
11. Last Half of Darkness: Society of the Serpent Moon
12. Last Half of Darkness: Tomb of Zojir
13. Lost Horizon
14. Myst IV: Revelations
15. Nibiru: Age of Secrets
16. Scratches
17. Secret Files: Puritas Cordis
18. Secret Files: Tunguska
19. Sherlock Holmes Vs. Jack the Ripper
20. Yoomurjak's Ring

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#814390 - 06/09/12 12:28 PM Re: The List for 2012 [Re: LadyCav]
colpet Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 1800
Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Unfortunately, it's the same as last year's list.
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
Rhem 3
Rhem 4
Shivers
Schizm
Tex Murphy Pandora Directive
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